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Supervalu Inc. shareholders have approved a reorganization of the food distribution firm that is designed to make it easier to sell its retail operations.The decision…
May-to-July period was one of best for hiring that Minn. has seen since 1990.
At investment conference, executives discuss growth plans as fund managers contend with fee pressure
The CFA Society's annual gathering captured economic optimism and industry worry.
Executives are exploring deals after Supreme Court opened door for betting in more states.
Most of Minnesota's biggest companies have doubled, and in some cases more than tripled, their profit growth this year.
Other for-profit educators sold because they were withering, but these firms were thriving.
Capella's new enrollment climbed at its fastest pace in eight years.
The move helps to ease uncertainty at Supervalu, allowing sale to proceed.
Recent legal settlement dented bottom line.
The company racked up billions in debt, and a downturn soon followed
The company beat analysts' expectations as investment flows remained strong.
The bank broke no rules but acknowledged it may have confused customers.
The state's unemployment rate held steady at 3.1 percent.
Executives upbeat though also wary of anything that might signal a recession.
Minneapolis Fed president wades deeper into debate over the bond yield curve.
With vote looming, firm shares details of activist investor's demands.
Minneapolis attorney Teague Orgeman recognized an opportunity in the global soccer community.
Company says falling demand for home mortgages is to blame.
The U.S. economy needs more workers for healthy growth, the Fed chief says.
Minnesota's biggest financial-services firms continue to outperform most of their peers around the country.
The state is only a few thousand jobs away from its record low rate of unemployment.
Workers, manufacturing plant of Brooklyn Center company to stay in place.
State raises its export and investment promotion to five countries and two regions from three previously.
It creates more risks for corporate investors but also greater rewards.
The deal marks the first foray into the boating industry by Plymouth-based Polaris, which makes all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and motorcycles.
A battle for the direction of Supervalu will go to investors for a vote.
Demographics and technology are changing a business that's long been dominated by small entrepreneurs.
WeWork is announcing an initiative with Beta.MN, a nonprofit organization that promotes and supports local tech firms.
Securian Financial and Polaris rise on the magazine's annual ranking of U.S. companies by revenue.
Hiring in state slowed sharply this year amid tight supply of workers.
The deal puts the Eden Prairie-based Logic PD in a group of other service providers to big manufacturers.
Beyond the numbers from big public companies, accountants and lawyers say the new law will have even more profound effects on smaller firms.
Researcher says efforts to eliminate employer biases may be backfiring.
Higher interest rates and lower taxes, shift away from auto lending all give a lift to TCF.
With unemployment at 3.2 percent, the state's employers are constrained for workers.
Quarter profits saw a 13 percent increase, but stock prices fell a bit over spending anxiety.
Inspire Brands Inc. will cut 132 jobs at Buffalo Wild Wings' corporate office in Golden Valley starting in May, the company told state economic officials Wednesday.
The twice-yearly report showed slightly fewer openings for part-time work.
The exclusion of housing costs, which are lower here than other big U.S. cities, makes a difference, too.
Sales were up after struggling recently, but higher expenses squeezed earnings significantly.
The Economist magazine says only New York and Los Angeles are more expensive.
People with savings and investments are feeling less financial stress.
The St. Paul company joins a growing list of businesses to cut ties since the Feb. 14 Parkland, Fla., mass shooting.
After Pillsbury, it's the second-biggest deal General Mills has ever made.
Former Cargill executive becomes first woman to lead Thrivent's board.
Inspire CEO Paul Brown says Buffalo Wild Wings will remain distinct from Arby's.
Our reporter tells all on being Minnesota Nice in the skyways.
Its stadium name is the base for U.S. Bank's marketing push
The $2.9B deal will close on Monday or Tuesday.
Estimates of the economic impact — money that is added to the region that wouldn't be here otherwise — range from $220 million to $340 million.
It looks like business jargon, but marketers say 'activation' has meaning.
But the Minneapolis investment management firm expects ongoing savings from a lower tax rate.
Minneapolis-St. Paul was one of 238 that tried to become the second home for the retail giant. Amazon said it expects to make a final selection later this year.
The company ended 2017 with record profit, as the tax break offset a legal settlement in the fourth quarter.
Minnesota employers that depend on low-wage hires are near a breaking point. Economists are watching Minnesota for signs of whether inflation has to kick in for businesses to raise wages that will attract more workers.
A key recommendation is that biggest banks must improve their capital positions.
Giants in our midst: UnitedHealth, 3M played enormous role in rise of benchmark stock index this year
In a great year for stocks, Minnesota's two most valuable companies played outsized roles in driving the nation's best-known market barometer higher.UnitedHealth Group and 3M…
The St. Paul brewer laid off about a dozen people just after Christmas, or about 10 percent of its staff.
For months, it appeared Sally Smith was leaving Buffalo Wild Wings under duress. Not so.
Intense research and debate shape Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari's dovish take on rate hikes
Eager for more transparency, the Fed leader describes what is behind his rate decisions.
After 16 years as a captain on Northwest Airlines 747s, Steve Bowen retired in 2005 and has since flown to many places around the world…
Helped by peanut butter and some other product surprises, General Mills sees first sales gain since 2015
New product launches helped the company produce its first quarterly increase since 2015.
In resisting rate increases throughout the year, Kashkari expressed worry that the U.S. job market is not as strong as the unemployment rate suggests.
The Pittsburgh-based bank will focus chiefly on corporate customers.
Golden Valley-based chain is sold to the owner of Arby's.
Bank of America, PNC are taking a gradual approach to growth in the Twin Cities.
Leslie Berlin's 'Troublemakers' portrays the rise of PCs, video games, venture capital and biotech in the 1970s and 1980s.
Minnesota's unemployment rate is 3.3 percent, but figures show job growth has slowed.
The latest to handicap and dismiss the Twin Cities is the Wall Street Journal.
Offer comes five months after activist investor won strategic control.
Founder Harry Lerner created an education book juggernaut. Son Adam is turning it into something more.
Perbix has been working with Tesla for three years to design the automaker's factory lines. The company says it plans to keep the facility in Brooklyn Park.
Mankato-based HalloweenCostumes.com grapples with an extreme form of retail seasonality.
The two for-profit educators will keep operations separate
Tackling income gaps means confronting U.S.-sanctioned segregation, author tells Minneapolis Fed audience
The role of old government policies on today's economic disparities is overlooked, writer Richard Rothstein says.
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