The Medtronic CareLink 2090 Programmer is a portable computer system used to program and manage cardiac devices in clinic and during implant. The devi

750,000 Medtronic defibrillators are vulnerable to hacking

A Homeland Security alert cites two types of computer-hacking vulnerabilities in 16 different models of Medtronic implantable defibrillators.

Winter wiped out 9,000 Minn. jobs, may signal a bigger turn

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Last month's cold and snow brought out a halt to some construction work around the state, contributing to a decline of about 8,800 jobs in the Minneso
Minnesota lost 8,800 jobs in February. U.S. job growth also slowed and Minnesota lost jobs over a 12-month period for the first time since 2010.

First artificial intelligence Google Doodle features Bach

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Google is celebrating composer Johann Sebastian Bach with its first artificial intelligence-powered Doodle.
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UnitedHealthcare rebates jump to $146.2 million

Like other carriers, the nation's largest insurer in 2017 paid out more in rebates required by federal law.
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Dr. Kyle Kingsley in 2015.

Minnesota cannabis firm adds value on Canadian stock exchange

Vireo, the multi-state cannabis company that operates in Minnesota as Minnesota Medical Solutions, is valued at about $450 million in inaugural trading this week on the Canadian Securities Exchange.
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The Cadillac XT6 will roll out to dealerships later this year. The company has said Cadillac will lead the way in electric vehicles.

How Cadillac is remaking itself

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The general concept for the as-yet unnamed park, to be built on land donated by developer Trammell Crow and High Street Residential, has received the

Minnetonka is planning a park in the Ridgedale parking lot

A corner of the Ridgedale parking lot in Minnetonka may become gardens, play areas and plaza with a stage.
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Samsung Galaxy S10

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Sometimes the tech gods send a sign. This week the sign was very clear — it’s time to review the Samsung Galaxy S10. The bottom…
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Recent job listing for Epicurious went viral — and not in a good way

At the beginning, the tweet seemed so promising: "I have an amazing job for a food writer who is at the beginning of her/his career.…
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A naturalization ceremony in Lowell, Mass. Employers are hungry for workers.

Why Texas businesses are gearing up to fight for immigrants

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In this 2018 file photo, a trader works at the New York Stock Exchange. Corporations' appetite for buying back their own stock hit a record high in 20

Schafer: Companies should be smarter about stock buybacks

When looking to confirm news of a stock buyback plan, a first scroll through recent news releases of Medtronic PLC turned up nothing. There was…
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This Dec. 22, 2018, file photo shows a pump jack over an oil well along Interstate 25 near Dacono, Colo. A federal judge’s ruling could have sweepin

Judge: Trump drilling plans can't ignore climate change

The judge temporarily blocked drilling on about 300,000 acres of land in Wyoming in a decision that could have sweeping implications for the president's plan to boost fossil fuel production.
East Metro
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The former site of the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant in Arden Hills, shown in 2011.

Arden Hills refuses to end TCAAP power-sharing

Arden Hills officials accuse Ramsey County of "bullying" them to come to the table.
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A worker stands on a platform near a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for TUI Group at Boeing Co.'s Renton Assembly Plant Wednesday, March 13, 20

FBI joins criminal investigation into Boeing certification

Criminal investigation comes in response to crashes of Max 8 aircraft.
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The Red Wing Shoe Company opened its first store in New York City in late February 2019. Located at 11 Penn Plaza in Midtown Manhattan, the new, urban

Red Wing boots march into midtown Manhattan with new store

As interest in heritage brands grows among urban fashionistas, the 110-year-old Minnesota brand makes its first inroads into the big city.
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Retired Deluxe CEO Lee Schram

CEO Pay Watch: Deluxe's Lee Schram, who retired in November, made $11.7 million last year

Most of Schram's pay came from exercising stock options.
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General Mills lifted revenue and profits in the latest quarter, helped by higher pricing.

Healthy talk is one thing, but General Mills finds people still want the sweet stuff

General Mills' third-quarter results were boosted by new products such as Fruity Lucky Charms.
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Tech firms like Amazon and Microsoft see energy industry as new source of income

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March 20

Five tips on what to do with unwanted stuff

World-renowned tidying expert Marie Kondo is sparking joy among shoppers feeling the urge to clean out their homes. But once you master the organizing expert's…
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March 20

Business bookshelf: Author writes action-packed yarn of Minneapolis DEA probe into Paul Le Roux

'Hunting LeRoux'Elaine Shannon, William Morrow, 351 pages, $27.99. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration initiated an investigation in 2007 against Paul Le Roux, when investigators in…
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March 20

High stakes for Surmodics as safety concerns swirl over certain drug-coated stents

Eden Prairie company has clinical trials for similar products underway, and key payments at risk.
Business
March 19

Boeing faces growing obstacles to restore Max jet fleet

A fracturing regulatory environment overseas makes the timeline for resuming flights problematic.
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Former Minnesota Attorney Generals Lori Swanson and Mike Hatch.

Former AGs Lori Swanson, Mike Hatch to open Mpls. law firm

The firm brings together the last two state attorneys general, both of them litigators with a long history of working together in Minnesota's legal community.