3M global headquarters in Maplewood, Minnesota (GLEN STUBBE/Star Tribune file photo)

3M goal: Increase earnings per share by 8 to 11 percent

CEO Mike Roman, who took over in July, lays out his five-year plan for the international company.

Twin Cities remains a strong draw for apartment developers

November 14
240 Park is a 17-story apartment tower with 205 units that’s being developed by the Wilf family in downtown Minneapolis. Construction is expected to
The number of units hitting the market continues a bullish pace, though demand appears to be softening in some areas.

Schwan's sold to S. Korean firm in $1.8B deal

Schwan's CEO Dimitrios Smyrnios, shown in 2017, will continue to lead Schwan's day-to-day operations.
The Schwan family, descendants of founder Marvin Schwan who started the company in Marshall, Minn., in 1952, will still have 20 percent, and own and run home delivery service.
Specialist Matthew Grenier works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in this October 2018 photo. Even the most balanced investors have gotten

Stocks have struggled in 2018. Bonds too. Oh, and gold.

Even the most balanced investors have gotten knocked on their heels this year.

Minnesota adds 3,400 jobs in October, unemployment holds at 2.8 percent

The state jobs agency revised its September hiring data upward.

Not just for tots

eBay has produced its first holiday toy book, loaded with five- and six-figure price tags on collectibles.
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Study says Minnesota can economically reach renewable energy goals by 2050

Improving economics should make renewable energy less costly, it says.

Minnesotans engage the Medicare v. Medicare Advantage debate

More than 300,000 people losing Medicare Cost plans across 66 counties face a choice between the original Medicare program and newer Advantage plans from private insurers
November 14
An outbreak of a virulent drug-resistant Salmonella in the U.S turkey supply began a year ago and has sickened about 160 people. But it has moved slow

Salmonella outbreak in raw turkey expands nationwide

Minnesota has reported 17 cases, the most of any state. With Thanksgiving a week away, federal officials aren't telling consumers to stop eating turkey, but they are stressing the importance of proper handling and cooking techniques.
November 14
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, testifies on Capitol Hill in September. Facebook has gone on the attack as one scandal after an

Faced with crisis, Facebook's leaders fought and stumbled

As the company's stock price plummeted and a consumer backlash was sparked, the social media giant's leadership went on the attack.
ST50: 2018 ranking of Minnesota companies
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November 14
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has committed to open a 280-room hotel in the Gateway project that United Properties is developing on the north end of

Luxury hotelier Four Seasons signs up as partner of Gateway project

Developers had long hoped to line up Four Seasons to occupy the hotel space in the new tower planned for the north end of Nicollet Mall.
November 14
Martin Larsen showed the cover crop of rye grass that remains after he harvested the corn from the land he farms near Byron.

Farms and forests could be key to curbing greenhouse gas emissions

Managing landscapes can hold more carbon in soil, grass and trees, cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
South Metro
November 14

Alorica to add 300 call center jobs in Mendota Heights, hike base hourly pay by $2

Company also plans to add 300 jobs at its Mendota Heights facility.
St. Paul
November 14
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter smiled after signing the $15 minimum wage ordinance.

St. Paul City Council passes $15 minimum wage, and mayor signs it

St. Paul joined a growing number of local governments across the country that have decided to exceed state and federal minimums.
November 14

How Facebook wrestled with scandal: 6 key takeaways

For more than a year, Facebook has endured cascading crises — over Russian misinformation, data privacy and abusive content — that transformed the Silicon Valley…
November 14
Plan beneficiaries can earn up to $4 per day for meeting its goals. Those dollars can be used toward buying the Apple Watch, above.

UnitedHealthcare to feature Apple Watch in wellness plans

The company added the device in hopes of expanding participation.
Richard TsongTaatarii/rtsong-taatarii@startribune.com St. Paul, MN; 05/08/11;left to right ] At University of St. Thomas, the Anderson Athletic and Re
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November 14
With health insurance open-enrollment season underway, automated phone calls offering Affordable Care Act or other health plans are spiking.

Robocalls hit 'epidemic levels' during open enrollments

With health insurance open-enrollment season underway, automated phone calls offering Affordable Care Act or other health plans are spiking.
November 14
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Neel Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, spoke at a regional economic conference focused on

Sen. Ron Johnson says illegal immigration needs to be fixed before other reform

Key GOP senator says 'political reality' demands solution to illegal immigration problem before addressing the nation's worker shortage.
November 14
The world's largest shipping company, A.P. Moller-Maersk, warned Wednesday that global trade could fall as much as 2 percent next year due to the ongo

Danish shipper: US-China trade war hits container trade

Danish shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk is warning that trade tensions between the United States and China could weigh on business.
November 14
Chick-fil-A is partnering with DoorDash to offer home delivery from more than 1,100 of its restaurants nationwide. File photo of a Chick-fil-A locatio

Chick-fil-A partners with DoorDash for home delivery

Chick-fil-A customers no longer have to go get their chicken because the chicken will come to them.
East Metro
November 13
Alatus released this rendering of the Rice Creek Commons business area as it began to redevelop the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant site in A

Ramsey County, Arden Hills at odds over ammo plant project

County negotiators called for a pause in hopes of returning to negotiations later.
November 13
The Zup’s grocery in Cook, Minn., fell victim to a fire that began soon after closing time Monday.

Fire destroys Zup's, the only grocery store in Cook, Minn.

Loss of a much-loved Iron Range food store brings an outpouring of sympathy.
North Metro
November 13
North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.

North Memorial had right to rescind job offer to nurse who wanted Sabbath off, court rules

The medical center presented evidence that such an accommodation was "not feasible," the ruling said.