Business
September 10
Judge rules for UnitedHealthcare in Medicare overpayment case

Judge rules for UnitedHealthcare in Medicare overpayment case

Federal judge vacated rule on reimbursements for overpayments to insurers.
Business
September 10
Target workers in Long Island vote against forming union

Target workers in Long Island vote against forming union

Lopsided vote came from second Long Island store to reject representation.
Business
September 10
The Jacobson Building has been sold.Photo by Jim Buchta

Another North Loop building changes hands

St. Louis Park-based Paster Properties has purchased another retail and office building in the North Loop. Paster Properties has bought the Jacobson building at 606…
Business
September 10

CEO Pay Watch: Regis' Hugh Sawyer made $3.1 million last fiscal year

Hugh Sawyer Regis Corp.President, CEOTotal compensation: $3,078,332 for the year ended June 30, 2018Salary: $950,000Nonequity incentive pay: $1,966,500Other compensation: $161,832Total fiscal 2018 shareholder return:…
Business
September 10
Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo was sentenced in Myanmar to seven years in prison for breaching a colonial-era secrecy law.

In Myanmar, Suu Kyi keeps quiet as reporters are jailed on trumped-up charges

Suu Kyi's silence has enabled nation's generals to rule with impunity.
Business
September 10
The headquarters of UCare in Minneapolis.

Another health plan targets the grocery cart

Minneapolis-based UCare is joining the trend of health insurers that provide coupons for healthy choices at the supermarket.
Business
September 10
U.S. Bank is unveiling Simple Loan on Monday, putting the nation’s fifth-largest bank in more direct competition with payday lenders and other finan

U.S. Bank rolls out Simple Loan, offering small-dollar loans to compete with payday lenders

Small-dollar lending puts it in closer competition with payday lenders.
Business
September 9
Apple iTunes gift cards manufactured at Travel Tags in Inver Grove Heights. For years, Travel Tags has wanted to disclose the relationship to buff its

Gift-card maker Travel Tags has had a secret for 12 years it can finally share — it works with Apple

Travel Tags credits Apple, which rarely identifies its suppliers, for innovations in specialty printing.
Business
September 9

Mackay: Stay resilient and good things can, will happen

Successful people use confidence and courage to face defeat, slumps, failures, change and adversities of every nature -- and find a way to overcome.
Business
September 9
Some good travel advice: Work through the logistics and be yourself.

How to prepare for a long work trip

Go in calm and confident, anchored in authenticity, and don't overpack!
Business
September 9

How to change a troubled company culture

Any leader can develop ways to integrate new aspects of a culture, but this process of change will need lots of attention for a while.
Business
September 9
Minnetronix Medical’s manufacturing facility in St. Paul services more than 25 dedicated medical-device product lines for its various med-tech clien

Contract med-tech manufacturer Minnetronix to launch own device

The St. Paul firm is developing a product that removes contaminants in the cerebral spinal fluid after a hemorrhagic stroke.
Minneapolis
September 9
Whole new avenue: The view from 2nd Street and Park Avenue S. showcases two major projects underway: the mixed-use 205 Park Av. and the high-rise Iron

Remake of Washington Avenue in Minneapolis enters final phase

Millions of dollars are being poured into the redevelopment of the last surface parking lots on the east end of downtown Minneapolis.
Local
September 9
Target is among the megastores arguing that their stores are overvalued by cities and counties and taxed far more than they should be. Courts so far h

Big-box stores in Minnesota fight for lower tax bills

They say assessments are too high. Cities, facing lost revenue, are pushing back.
Business
September 9
“Hog producers in general just want the whole tariff issue solved,” said Greg Boerboom, who locked in prices on these piglets but worries about th

Trade war's pain has Minnesota farmers weighing U.S. help

The escalating trade war is imposing new burdens on Minnesota's vast and economically important agricultural sector.
Business
September 9
An endorsement deal with Colin Kaepernick affected Nike’s share price through the week.

Market recap: Nike stock feels effects of backlash over ad

Winners on the week include Vera Bradley and AeroVironment.
Business
September 8

Gadgets: Benq TK800 4K projector might make you rethink your next TV

The Benq TK800 4K projector might make you rethink your next TV purchase. The price is economical for the product, the image is bright and…
Business
September 8

Business bookshelf: Car industry must be disrupted to build autonomous cars

The story in "Autonomy" is one of increasing disenchantment with the status quo in Detroit.
Minneapolis
September 8
AECOM wants to build a condo building on the Guthrie Liner Parcel.Courtesy Dwyer/Oglesbay

New Washington Av. projects: More condos, apartments, office space

Parking lots and vacant lots in Minneapolis are targeted for redevelopment along Washington Avenue.
Business
September 8
CEO Rich Poirier of Church Mutual Insurance Co. said growing religious diversity has helped the company prosper.

Church Mutual Insurance overcomes decline of mainstream churches

With 1,350 U.S. employees, including 750 in Merrill and a growing contingent in Minnesota, Church Mutual has proved adaptable to changing times.