Business
December 6, 2017
Piper Jaffray Companies CEO Andrew Duff is retiring at the end of the year.

Piper Jaffray CEO Andrew Duff retiring

Chad Abraham will assume the CEO position on Jan. 1
Business
December 5, 2017
PNC will open a handful of branches in the Twin Cities as part of a plan to launch a national digital retail bank.

PNC will open some bank branches in Twin Cities

The Pittsburgh-based bank will focus chiefly on corporate customers.
West Metro
December 5, 2017

Edina fertility clinic hacked in ransomware attack

"There is no evidence that patient information was accessed, viewed or used," said an executive with Denver-based CCRM.
Business
December 5, 2017
Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group is in the sights of CVS and Aetna as they try to merge.

Schafer: CVS-Aetna deal is about catching up to UnitedHealth

Of the two competitors, the one to bet on is the one that doesn't need to operate a big network of brick-and-mortar stores.
Business
December 5, 2017

Alexander: Fixing PC startups and phone e-mail displays

Q: My Windows 7 PC, now five years old, has recently begun to wipe out my personal settings every time it starts up. The programs…
North Metro
December 5, 2017

North Central Stamping employee gets 33 months in jail for embezzlement

Former controller pleaded guilty to stealing $1.1 million to fund car restoration hobby.
Business
December 5, 2017

Toro Co. expands its board of directors

directors Toro Co. expands its board of directors The Toro Co., Bloomington, elected to expand its board of directors from 10 to 11 members and…
Business
December 5, 2017
3M has pledged another $8 million to University of Minnesota. (Photo by Ken Wolter)

3M gives $8 million more to University of Minnesota campaign

The new gift will support STEM and business education and brings 3M's total gift to $26 million.
Business
December 5, 2017

Best Buy fights shopping lull with 20 days of deals

Best Buy is releasing a "doorbuster" deal everyday for 20 days in December at what it guarantees will be lowest price of season
Business
December 5, 2017
Patterson rings Opening Bell at Nasdaq

Patterson rings Opening Bell at Nasdaq

Patterson Cos. brought 15 employees to help ring Nadaq's Opening Bell Tuesday to commemorate their 25 years as a public company.
Business
December 5, 2017

Clinical trial puts Apple Watch's heart monitoring prowess to the test

Along with tracking a wearer's workout, company hopes to show its watch can effectively detect atrial fibrillation.
Local
December 5, 2017
The view from a third-floor balcony facing a city park at Oxford Village, a new 51-unit affordable housing complex along Blake Road N. in Hopkins.

Tax bill has developers of affordable housing scrambling

Developers rush to finish projects amid worry that the GOP bill will stifle renovation and construction of apartments and houses for low- to moderate-income families.
Variety
December 5, 2017
"News" reports such as this one and others with outrageous contentions have been steadily appearing on the Facebook page for Explore Minnesota Tourism

What the hack? Minnesota tourism agency removes fake posts from Facebook page

The Facebook account for the state of Minnesota’s primary tourism agency was hacked at the start of the business day Monday, with a slew of…
Local
December 5, 2017
Maxwell Kelsey’s reverence for tradition and attention to detail have turned him into one of the region’s go-to makers of old-style, wooden lacros

Bemidji man helps fuel lacrosse revival with traditional sticks

"It's beautiful, isn't it?" says the woodworker, holding up a freshly carved stick. "I'm peeling back history with every draw of that knife."
Business
December 4, 2017
Workers processed packages at UPS in Hodgkins, Ill.

You're a mean one, package thief; you really are a heel

Just days after Cyber Monday shoppers broke records for online orders, Grinch-like package thieves began hitting neighborhoods, scoping out trucks as delivery workers plopped packages on doorsteps.
Business
December 4, 2017
CVS Health has agreed to buy Aetna in a $69 billion deal.

Allina doesn't see CVS deal upending its venture with Aetna

Company sees no concern for its own Aetna venture.
Business
December 4, 2017
Target is adding a mobile pay feature to its app. (Provided by Target)

Target rolls out mobile wallet to app for Redcard holders

Retailer rolls option into smartphone app instead of joining Apple Pay.
Business
December 4, 2017

3M sues Kerr Corp. alleging dental-patent infringement

Lawsuit is focusing on two dental-composite products.
Business
December 4, 2017
This rendering displays Airbus’ e-FanX hybrid test plane, which Airbus abandoned development of in favor of a bigger project.

With the car industry going electric, aviation firms are making sure they are not left on the ground

Craft carrying 100 people could be airborne by 2030.
Business
December 4, 2017
Michael Engel, with Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning, tuned up a furnace Thursday. Marsh recommends a second opinion if a furnace is red-tagged.

Don't be fooled by the furnace company offering a red-tag special

Get a second or third opinion when costly furnace repairs or replacements are suggested.