National
May 14

Democratic contenders face economic challenge in Wisconsin

Business was good at the merchandise table as Republicans meeting at a suburban Milwaukee bowling alley picked out their Trump 2020 "Keep America Great" hats, now available in pink, blue and camouflage in addition to the trademark red. Bruce Kudick, a proud Donald Trump supporter with a little extra money in his pocket these days, bought two.
Business
May 13
Zillow, the online real estate marketplace, on Monday rolled out its Zillow Offers service in the Twin Cities. The company is buying and selling homes

Zillow expands into buying and selling homes in the Twin Cities

The listings service is the latest to launch "instant-buyer" offers in the metro.
Business
May 13
Anheuser-Busch InBev have been buying up its rivals around the world, including the U.S. owner of Budweiser in 2008.

World's largest beer maker moves past its big deals, reaches for new strategy

Buying spree done, the giant lifts prices to grow.
Business
May 13
Famous Dave's is seeing a payoff from restaurant renovations, modeled on this one in Coon Rapids, but its first-quarter profit came under pressure and

Famous Dave's takes hit in first quarter but says it's seeing payoff in new strategy

New look with smaller footprint may make its way to the Twin Cities.
Business
May 13

CVRx data show its device can benefit heart-failure patients

In a first, Minnesota medical device maker CVRx presented data at an influential medical meeting over the weekend showing that its implantable Barostim Neo electric-stimulation…
Business
May 13

Ardent Mills to shutter four flour mills, including one in Minnesota

Joint-venture firm also closing three others in U.S.
Business
May 13
Facebook said it has “become clear that $15 per hour doesn’t meet the cost of living in some of the places where we operate.”

Facebook lifts pay for thousands of workers

Raises come in response to rising costs of living for contractors, moderators.
Business
May 13
An Emirati coast guard vessel passed an oil tanker off the coast of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, near the Strait of Hormuz.

Saudi oil tankers attacked on way to Persian Gulf

Details were sketchy but tension spiked oil prices.
TV & Media
May 13
This image released by HBO shows Peter Dinklage in a scene from "Game of Thrones," that aired on Sunday. Daenerys has reduced King's Landing to ashes

Game of Thrones: King's Landing will rise again

Scorched by a dragon, overrun by enemy soldiers and its buildings reduced to rubble, King's Landing, the capital city in "Game of Thrones," seems destroyed for good. But history suggests that the city could rise again.
Variety
May 13

Uber shares continue sliding in first full day of trading

Uber shares sunk even further after its disappointing stock market debut as doubts lingered over the company's ability to turn a profit and trade tensions dragged down the overall market.
Business
May 13

Business briefs from the Economist

Business review from the EconomistU.S., China meet but fail to strike trade dealU.S. and Chinese negotiators wrestled over a trade deal. President Donald Trump's threat,…
Minneapolis
May 13

Minneapolis seeks input as more employers come under sick time policy

A recent court ruling upheld the city's ordinance designed to protect workers.
Business
May 13
Personal-care attendant Nora Clark playfully arm-wrestled Scott Semo after helping him eat, exercise and finish other tasks.

Home health care providers say raise for PCAs could force many to retrench

As the Minnesota Legislature enters its final week of high-stakes budget talks, a much lower-profile negotiation is underway affecting 40,000 low-income elderly and disabled people…
Business
May 13
White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow

Trade adviser Kudlow says 'both sides will pay' in trade war

President Donald Trump's chief economic adviser said Sunday that U.S. consumers will bear a burden from the escalating trade war with China, contradicting Trump's claim that his tariffs are a one-way payment by China to the U.S. Treasury.
Business
May 12
Candace Nelson started a “free address” office plan at the Intereum showroom.

Showroom at Plymouth office furniture dealership doubles as office

Candace Nelson's success in boosting sales has led to her promotion to chief sales officer and an ownership stake in Intereum.
Business
May 12
Founder Kelly Doran, right, has stepped down as CEO of Doran Cos. and sold 51% of his ownership to new CEO Anne Behrendt, center, and 24.5% to Chief F

Founder of Doran Cos. sells majority ownership to younger executives

COO Anne Behrendt has acquired a 51% stake and has succeeded Kelly Dornan as CEO. CFO Ryan Johnson has acquired a 24.5% stake.
Business
May 12
NVent Electric CEO Beth Wozniak.

Pentair spinoff nVent Electric is a Wall Street darling — so far

Spin-off has seen sales and profits grow, all while building its identity apart from Pentair.
Minneapolis
May 11
The ADM Atkinson Mill on Hiawatha Avenue, is the last flour mill left in the Mill City. Here, trains unloaded wheat at the ADM Mill and also transport

Last flour mill carries forward Minneapolis' industrial legacy

Looming across from the 38th Street light-rail station in south Minneapolis, the century-old Atkinson Mill survives in a city that once boasted dozens.
Business
May 11
Gov. Tim Walz announced earlier in May that he supports the independent review results recommending MNLARS be replaced with a packaged software soluti

Schafer: Buying a new system is right solution for MNLARS debacle

What's changed to make buying a system the right choice now? One thing is the growing capability of companies like Colorado-based Fast Enterprises.
Business
May 11
President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping met with business leaders at the Great Hall of the People during Trump’s visit in November

China trade deal is 'just a skirmish in ongoing battle'

Negotiators returned to Beijing without an agreement, with more economic barriers.