Business
January 8

Alexander: How to make e-mail better for you

The method you want to use is important.
Business
January 8
Xcel wants to expand a program that allows customers to connect their usage to wind and solar sources. (Megan Farmer/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

Xcel wants to expand green energy 'Renewable Connect' program

The program allows customers' energy consumption to be earmarked as renewable energy.
Business
January 8
Boston Scientific, which has sizable operations in the Twin Cities, said its revenue grew strongly in 2018 to just shy of $10 billion.

Boston Scientific revenue growth met expectations in 2018

Gains in fast-growing niches led the way.
Business
January 8
Sun Country CEO Jude Bricker, announced the airline's addition of eight new routes from MSP and 11 new routes at other U.S. airports.

Sun Country rolls out most new routes ever; 8 of them from MSP

The new routes from MSP include an initial one-way fare of $49 to Chicago. The Eagan-based carrier is also adding new routes from other cities where it believes travelers face high fares.
Local
January 8
Allison O’Toole, formerly the leader of MNsure, has been named CEO of Second Harvest Heartland.

Former MNsure leader Allison O'Toole named Second Harvest Heartland CEO

The food bank, among the nation's largest, is in the midst of major expansion.
January 8

US job openings fell in November to still-strong 6.9 million

U.S. job openings fell in November from the previous month, but the number of available positions remained healthy.
January 8
Samsung warned that its fourth-quarter results will be lower than expected. File photo of Samsung telecom products CEO D.J. Koh speaking at the Samsun

Samsung, like Apple, feels sting of slowing global growth

Samsung expects its quarterly operating profit to fall 29 percent compared with last year, adding to the tech sector's unease about the effect of slowing global economic growth on the industry.
Minneapolis
January 8
This is a rendering of the proposed Gateway Tower from June 2018.

United Properties says city conditions could put Gateway tower in jeopardy

United Properties says tower needs rooftop sign for anchor tenant and a drive-up entrance.
Business
January 8
The Pentair U.S. operational headquarters in Golden Valley. (GLEN STUBBE/glen.stubbe@startribune.com)

Pentair to spend $280 million in deals for two residential water firms

The company, run from Golden Valley, will buy Pelican Water and Aquion.
Business
January 8
The EyeBox, a medical device invented by a Minneapolis doctor, has been cleared as a quick, noninvasive test to detect concussions by having the patie

Concussion-detection device developed by Minnesota doctor gets FDA OK

The EyeBox can detect dysfunction in the brain by tracking eye movements.
Business
January 7
King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who spends most of his time abroad, tweaked the constitution to make it easier to reign from a distance.

Thailand's new king flexes his muscle

He has accumulated financial, religious and military might.
Business
January 7
Snap Fitness founder Peter Taunton steps aside as CEO and chair of the board of Lift Brands. (Provided photo)

Chanhassen-based Snap Fitness founder resigns as CEO, takes advisory role

Peter Taunton will be strategic adviser as he shifts more time to a scholarship charity.
January 7
A monorail train plastered with a Google advertisement passed a giant sign from Apple on a building in Las Vegas on Sunday before the start of CES 201

Apple trolls Google with Las Vegas billboard

The company touts its commitment to privacy at technology gathering.
Business
January 7
Hy-Vee recalled cheesecakes that come in a variety of flavors over fears they may be contaminated with salmonella.

Hy-Vee recalls cheesecakes on salmonella fear

Hy-Vee Inc. voluntarily recalled cheesecakes because of the potential of salmonella contamination.No illnesses had been reported as of Friday when the supplier notified Hy-Vee of…
January 7
No words: Mastercard to drop its name from logo

No words: Mastercard to drop its name from logo

The company is removing the word Mastercard from the pair of interlocking red and yellow circles where it has resided for more than 50 years.
Business
January 7

Mn engineering firms raise record amount for food charities

Ten Minnesota engineering firms have nearly tripled the amount they raise for food charities since the 2012 holiday season.
West Metro
January 7
The entrance to Mall of America's new wing.

Tax break for poor areas boosts Mall of America district

Zones meant to help the poorest neighborhoods.
Business
January 7
SHARK TANK - The Sharks -- tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons -- will once again give budding entrepreneurs the chance to mak

Twin Cities pranksters took on the sharks of Shark Tank in December

St. Paul's Ryan Walther, a founder of the Onion, fooled the Shark Tank investors before he exhibited the real company.
January 7
Members of the Korean K-Pop group BTS attend a meeting at the United Nations in September 2018. Mattel is now making toy dolls of the band.

One more sign K-Pop is here to stay, a contract with Mattel

The trappings of success continue to arrive for K-pop sensation BTS, the latest a contract with the toy company Mattel which secured rights to produce dolls of the boy band.
Business
January 7
Banner Engineering CEO Ty Fayfield at the company’s new $15 million engineering center in Plymouth. The firm is a leader in sensor technology in the

Minn. company is 'well-kept secret' in $150B sensor technology industry

With a new generation at the helm, Banner Engineering is rapidly growing as a U.S. leader in sensor technology.