Yellen: Persistent economic weakness could slow rate hikes

Yellen: Persistent economic weakness could slow rate hikes

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Wednesday that global weakness and falling financial markets could depress the U.S. economy's growth and slow the pace of Fed interest rate hikes.

Fabric retailer Hancock closing three Twin Cities stores

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Fabric retailer Hancock closing three Twin Cities stores
Stores will be shuttered in Bloomington, Woodbury and St. Paul.

Twitter tweaks its timeline in pursuit of more users

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Twitter tweaks its timeline in pursuit of more users
Twitter is tweaking the way that tweets appear in its users' timelines in its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its messaging service.
Business
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As prices continue to decline, oil companies slide into debt

Still-dropping crude prices are making it difficult for firms to stay above water.
Business
39 minutes ago

Burger King's next conquest: Hot dog king

Burger King is looking for a new crown: Hot Dog King.
Minneapolis
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Backers of $15 minimum wage plan to launch Minneapolis ballot campaign

Members of 15 Now believe they can get the approximately 7,000 signatures they need.
Business
3:41pm

NRF forecasts retail sales growth of 3.1 percent in 2016

The National Retail Federation is forecasting retail spending growth of 3.1 percent in 2016, a slowdown from the group's annual estimate a year ago.
Business
3:29pm

Securian reports earnings decline, revenue grows

Securian Financial Group earnings in 2015 declined slightly to $273 million on revenue that grew 9 percent to $4.2 billion. The St. Paul-based insurer said…
Local
3:08pm

Riled Teamsters at Mpls. meeting voice opposition to pension cuts

U.S. Treasury has a May 7 deadline to accept, reject or tweak the proposal for cuts.
Blogs
12:39pm
The Walkway, a 92-unit luxury apartment building in Uptown, was a record-setter last year with a per-unit price of $437,000.

For apartment rentals, lap of luxury shifts to Twin Cities suburbs

The record-breaking luxury apartment construction boom that has transformed downtown Minneapolis and neighboring areas now will be spreading out to the suburbs, especially to the west.
Business
9:31am
Minnesota United owner Bill McGuire and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman made it official at a 1 p.m. news conference in St. Paul. The team hopes to begin league play in 2017.

Schafer: Is St. Paul soccer parking headed for an off-ramp?

There’s a study underway to estimate just how many people will use transit to get to the new soccer stadium once it gets built in…
2015 Minnesota Top Workplaces
Special Project 2015 Minnesota Top Workplaces
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Meet the companies that continue to be voted the best places to work in Minnesota.
Business
February 9

Somehow, some way, the cable box needs to be fixed

An FCC proposal to loosen providers' control could affect more than cost
Business
February 9

Interim CEO of Evine Live vows to review merchandise mix

Profits take priority for the shopping channel, Rosenblatt says.
Business
February 9

Medicare gives boost to Boston Scientific's device to help prevent strokes

Stroke-prevention device was developed in the Twin Cities.
Business
February 9

Sit Investment Associates, Thrivent ranked in top three of Barron's/Lipper Fund Family list

Sit Investment Associates, Thrivent finish first, third in the fund rankings.
Business
February 9

U.S., Japan postpone talks on Tokyo airport access

Delta, Minnesota leaders have said the plan could threaten MSP-Tokyo route.
Business
February 9

CEO-to-be Ed Bastian sees opportunity and challenges at Delta

Ed Bastian and his newly promoted lieutenants face a host of potential problems ranging from pilot labor pains to Japan air treaty talks. Not to mention a wobbly global economy.
Business
February 9

Hormel recalls some cans of Dinty Moore beef stew

Hormel Foods Tuesday voluntarily recalled 450 pounds of Dinty Moore canned beef stew because of possible contamination with pieces of a broken flashlight. The 40…
Business
February 9

Alexander: Turning off a tablet frequently is just fine

Q: I was recently told that it will harm my tablet computer if I power it down after every use. Is that true, and, if…
Eat & Drink
February 9

Restaurant going into old Walker Library

The developer behind the remake of the Minneapolis Armory is looking to breathe new life into the now-empty Uptown landmark.
Blogs
February 9

Local advertising executives review Super Bowl ads

As part of the Minnesota chapter of the American Marketing Association's annual Super Bowl review, several marketing professionals shared their thoughts on this week's spots.
Business
February 8

Movers & Shakers: Mary Christensen and Damian Martin, Experienced Resources

A look at the people behind the numbers in area business.
Business
February 8

Leaders who can't talk tough must be taught

Think of it this way: If you don't give people the feedback they need to address possible blind spots, you're holding them back.
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