Fed keeps rates steady but sees less risk to US economy

Fed keeps rates steady but sees less risk to US economy

The Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged Wednesday but sounded a positive note: Near-term risks to the economy, the Fed said, have diminished.

Target makes 'difficult decision' to leave IndyCar racing after 27 seasons

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Target makes 'difficult decision' to leave IndyCar racing after 27 seasons
Target will leave IndyCar at the end of this season after 27 years with Chip Ganassi Racing that included 11 championships and four Indianapolis 500 victories.

Supervalu stock falls sharply after profits, sales drop in spring quarter

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Supervalu stock falls sharply after profits, sales drop in spring quarter
Revenue pressure continued across all of the grocery company's business units.
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Summer savings: Bargain hunters, here's what to buy in July

Many stores have started to discount summer items. Here are the best things to buy right now and what should you probably wait on.
Blogs
12:24pm

UnitedHealthcare buying Colorado health insurer

The deal likely will contribute to the growing Medicaid business at UnitedHealthcare.
Business
11:40am

Paulsen optimistic TPP can get approval after election

Eden Prairie congressman says Pacific trade deal is about more than economics.
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10:51am

Schafer: Minneapolis start-up Stratifund guides new crowdfunding

Is there a Google waiting to be found in the Twin Cities?
Blogs
8:46am

Tactile Systems lowers the offering price of its proposed IPO

Tactile Systems lowers the offering price of its proposed IPO to $10 per share and could raise $46 million instead of $73.6 million.
Business
7:11am

Ameriprise earnings drop in second quarter

Lower average equity markets and low interest rates hurt the results, CEO said.
Business
July 26

Capella shares leap after 2Q results beat forecasts

Executives forecast stronger growth in the second half of the year.
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July 26

U.K. will open new trade offices in Minneapolis, two other cities

The United Kingdom is the ninth-biggest buyer of Minnesota exports.
Business
July 26

Foursquare foregone? It's a real business now, co-founder says

The Pokémon Go craze might have re-energized interest in the early location-based service.
Business
July 26

Buffalo Wild Wings announces higher profits, but per-store sales remain under pressure

Restaurant chain ended a streak of missing the profit mark analysts had set.
Business
July 26

Tennant posts positive second-quarter results, buoyed by record sales in Americas region

Stock was up more than 10 percent in morning trading.
National
July 26

$15 billion Volkswagen emissions deal clears 1st hurdle

A nearly $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, with a federal judge giving preliminary approval to the deal that includes an option for owners to have the carmaker buy back their vehicles.
Business
July 26
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3M beats profit expectations for 2Q but misses on revenue

Earnings per share hit record, while sales sag in electronics/energy and industrial.
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July 26

Brexit is having a big impact on huge deals

Anheuser-Busch InBev offer is the latest case.
Business
July 26

Alexander: Helping a 'smart' TV connect to Netflix

Q: I own a Samsung Smart TV that can’t connect to Netflix, even though it connects to every other streaming service available through the TV.…
Blogs
July 26

More TCF Bank building redevelopment details released

The renovation of the four-story structure should cost between $15 and $20 million.
Blogs
July 26

Opus starts construction on Shakopee industrial building

Opus has begun the final phase of its development of the Valley Park Business Center in Shakopee.
Blogs
July 26
The Hilton Hotel in downtown Minneapolis has been sold for about $143...

Hilton Minneapolis sells for $143 million

The city's largest hotel sells to private equity firm.
Blogs
July 26

Target dabbles in unisex clothes for kids

Target's new kids line, Cat & Jack, includes a small online selection of unisex tees and hoodies
Blogs
July 26

Case-Shiller: Twin Cities home values posted a strong 5 percent gain

House values in the Twin Cities metro are rising at the same pace as the national average.
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