Target could gain market share because of the Toys 'R' Us bankruptcy, boosting toy sales.

Target could gain $600 million in sales from Toys 'R' Us demise

Report says retailer is nicely positioned to gain market share.

General Mills delivers on product ideas, but faces new pressure getting goods delivered

General Mills sales grew over the winter months but ingredient and shipping costs weighed on its profitability.
Sales were up after struggling recently, but higher expenses squeezed earnings significantly.

Boston Sci to acquire Maple Grove-based NxThera in $300M deal

NxThera President Bob Paulson, shown operating a urological treatment device.
Potential $406M deal includes NxThera's promising and novel prostate treatment system, Rezum.
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John Gibson (left), Mike Higgins and Tim McKee of the Fish Guys, which is launching Market House Meats to expand into offering cattle, chicken and por

Fish Guys Inc. expanding into cattle, chicken and pork sales

Wholesale seafood company to supply cattle, chicken, pork from Upper Midwest family farms.
The Golden Arches have left Pelican Rapids, Minn., and residents there aren't lovin' it.

No more Big Macs in Pelican Rapids: McDonald's left town

"It leaves you with a hollow feeling in the pit of your stomach," mayor says.
Minneapolis for many years has ranked higher on the Economist survey than some other big cities, including San Francisco and Washington, D.C., that ar

Long winters, long commutes drive up Twin Cities living costs, Economist survey finds

The exclusion of housing costs, which are lower here than other big U.S. cities, makes a difference, too.
Was your company one of the Top Workplaces of 2017?
Top Workplaces Was your company one of the Top Workplaces of 2017?
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Meet the companies that continue to be voted the best places to work in Minnesota. Also, nominate your company as a 2018 Top Workplace.

Meredith plans to eliminate 1,000 jobs with Time Inc. merger

Magazine and broadcasting company Meredith laid off an additional 200 workers on Wednesday and announced it would eliminate another 1,000 jobs over the next 10 months as it integrates the operations of Time Inc., which it bought six weeks ago.
The Federal Reserve's policy committee raised its benchmark interest rate a quarter-point and signaled it would stick to a plan for two more increases

Fed raises key rate and foresees 2 more hikes this year

The Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate Wednesday in a vote of confidence in the U.S. economy's durability while signaling that it plans to continue a gradual approach to rate hikes for 2018 under its new chairman, Jerome Powell.
3M CEO Inge Thulin

CEO Pay Watch: 3M's Inge Thulin made $19.5 million last year

Thulin took home the largest pay package of his tenure in 2017.

MNsure premiums drop with reinsurance

Average premiums dropped in Minnesota while rising across much of the nation.
ST50: 2017 ranking of Minn. companies
Special feature ST50: 2017 ranking of Minn. companies
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The Star Tribune 50 is a measure of the largest publicly held companies with headquarters in Minnesota ranked by revenue.
Eat & Drink
The new taproom at Finnegans.

Finnegans debuts new brewery and taproom in downtown Minneapolis

The charitable brewing company finally has its own facility after 17 years in business.

Facebook: A community like no other. Should you leave it?

Sure. Take that quiz about which hair-metal band is your spirit animal. Share a few snaps of your toddler at the beach and watch the likes pile up. Comment on that pointed political opinion from the classmate you haven't seen since the Reagan administration.
As waves of ice piled up Wednesday on Duluth's Park Point along the shore of Lake Superior, Cass, 8, and Eva, 4, took a break from a nine-hour drive f

Commercial shipping season begins at Duluth-Superior Port

First ships carrying iron ore head to the Great Lakes
St. Paul
Universities will compete on ideas for St. Paul riverfront

Universities will compete on ideas for St. Paul riverfront

As part of NAIOP event, ideas will be discussed for development of St. Paul site.
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March 21
Proto Labs is moving 225 workers to a new building in Brooklyn Park as its computerized manufacturing operation continues to expand.

Protolabs expanding again, this time in Brooklyn Park

The manufacturer bought a 152,000-square-foot building and already has plans to expand it.
March 21
Digi-Key Corp. in Thief River Falls fills more than 3 million orders a year for electronic components from its massive warehouse. The company is now p

From a box of radio parts, Digi-Key grew into a $2.3B anchor of northwest Minn.

The Thief River Falls firm started humbly but now is a regional economic force.
Richard TsongTaatarii/ St. Paul, MN; 05/08/11;left to right ] At University of St. Thomas, the Anderson Athletic and Re
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Answers to your questions about marketing and business in the Twin Cities.
March 21
Sen. Amy Klobuchar pushed Tuesday for Facebook’s top leaders to appear before Congress to account for a massive breach of personal data.

Klobuchar wants answers from Facebook CEO Zuckerberg on breach

The Minnesota Democrat, in seeking Facebook CEO's testimony, says she wants assurances that user data is safe.
March 20
The Minneapolis City skyline including City Hall seen from U.S. District Court.

Report calling Minneapolis third-most expensive U.S. city leaves out house prices

The Economist magazine says only New York and Los Angeles are more expensive.
March 20
Google’s Rishi Chandra talked about the company’s Home Max, but the gadget did not seem to resonate with the average person.

Apple, Google take reputation dings for lackluster products in new poll

The two most valuable tech firms are not among the most talked-about brands, poll said.
March 20

Groups spend $74M to lobby policymakers and the Public Utilities Commission

Business interests and the teachers union also spent a lot to influence officials.
March 20
AGCO in Jackson is starting an apprenticeship program for electrical mechanics and welding. Pictured is one of the tractor plant's welding robots.

Agco launches apprenticeship program in Jackson, Minn.

The maker of farm vehicles will hire 20 apprentices with state help.
March 20
Hundreds of knock-off sound systems were confiscated at the International Falls port of entry.

Feds seize $1.38M in knockoff home sound systems at Minnesota border crossing

International Falls border agents have made several seizures since last summer.
March 20
Rendering shows proposed parking ramp at the Wells Fargo campus in south Minneapolis.

Wells Fargo wants to make room for 1,250 more workers at its south Mpls. campus

The company already has a sizable ramp at the site near I-35W and E. 28th Street.