Target's IT chief set a new direction, starting with smaller budget

Target's IT chief set a new direction, starting with smaller budget

Mike McNamara, who arrived last June from British-based grocer Tesco as one of the key outside appointments to the Target executive team, isn't done making changes yet.

After stumbling big, Boston Scientific has regained its stride

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After stumbling big, Boston Scientific has regained its stride
Four years since hitting its nadir, Boston Scientific looks like a company on the move.

Growing corn like it's 2065 to study climate change effects

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Growing corn like it's 2065 to study climate change effects
A state-of-the-art greenhouse allows researchers to study potential crop yield reductions.
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As big remake proceeds, Rochester rediscovers it's a river town

Projects coming out of the Destination Medical Center effort are embracing the riverfront and raising hopes of river fans.
Business
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Water quality a top issue at FarmFest 2016

Gov. Mark Dayton’s signature water-quality law is expected to be a major topic of debate and discussion at this year’s FarmFest forum, one of the…
Business
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Business bookshelf: The story of Brownie Wise, the woman behind Tupperware

Life of the PartyBob Kealing, Crown Archetype, 320 pages, $26. Long before Martha Stewart and Mary Kay and other celebrated mavens of domesticity, there was…
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Insurers wary of premium help for patients

The practice of charitable organizations covering premium costs for low-income patients is now being scrutinized as health plans allege that the payments are skewing insurance markets.
Business
11:41am

Schafer: Changing health care landscape favors UnitedHealth Group

With uncertainty over Aetna's proposed purchase of Humana, the company with the dominant market share is going to remain Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group.
Business
11:36am

Ex-MNsure board member Tom Forsythe on past mistakes and future of exchange

During MNsure's troubled rollout, Tom Forsythe was one of the first board members to voice regrets that he hadn't raised concerns earlier.
Business
11:29am

Appelquist and Uldrich apply lessons of Lewis and Clark to help managers navigate future

Jeff Appelquist and Jack Uldrich are accomplished business guys with diverse experience whose careers partly focus on learning from history to navigate the future and…
ST100: 2016 ranking of Minn. companies
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The Star Tribune 100 is a measure of the largest publicly held companies with headquarters in Minnesota ranked by revenue.
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InsideTrack briefs: "Equity" event focuses on gender diversity

Diversity ‘Equity’ event focuses on gender diversity at investment firms Marcia Page, executive chairwoman and a founder in 1993 of Minneapolis-based Värde Partners, sponsored a…
Business
11:25am

Hollywood starts to see a role for virtual reality

The industry is starting to make investments, deals in it after initial avoidance.
Business
11:24am

Hoarding can damage your pursuit of happiness

I recently attended a memorial service for a renowned University of Minnesota research professor — a true legend in his field. Person after person who…
Business
11:23am

The high cost of not having a bank

Nate Green recalls a time 20 years ago when things were “working well” for him financially. His job as a human relations specialist for a…
Business
11:21am

China might be leader in advancement of 'internet of things'

The “internet of things” is much hyped. For a decade, a world in which household appliances, packaged goods, clothes, medical devices and much more would…
Business
11:11am

You know about the 401(k) — but what about the Roth 401(k)?

There’s a big employee benefit you’re probably missing out on: the Roth 401(k), sister to the standard 401(k). Over half of employers offer both options…
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11:11am

Baby boomers could take millennials' lead on investing

Older investors are reluctant to turn to robo-advisers, but many could stand to benefit from the low-fee investment alternative.
Business
11:10am

5 signs you might be headed for money trouble

It’s common to worry about money. More than 60 percent of people polled for the Marketplace-Edison Economic Anxiety Index reported being anxious about finances either…
Business
11:09am

The future of vegetables is ugly

Wal-Mart is reducing food waste with ugly produce.
Business
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What to buy ­­— and skip — in August

The start of a new month is signaled by more than simply turning a page on the calendar. In the retail world, it marks the…
Business
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Google parent Alphabet gets boost from strong ad sales gains

A-B-C: Alphabet, the parent company of Google, jumped 3 percent, to $768.79 Friday after the company reported earnings well above analysts’ expectations as advertising revenue…
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New home construction permits rose slightly in Twin Cities this month

Units built, permits issued in the Twin Cities were up in July, showing gains "at a slow pace."
Business
July 29

Obama signs bill requiring labeling of GMO foods

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has two years to write the rules, pre-empting a GMO Vermont law that kicked in earlier this month.
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