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Minn. soybean growers hope the market remains open for their fall harvest.
The hearing comes as the House considers dozens of bills to limit the "forever" chemicals.
Roughly 92% of private Minnesota employers in a recent poll reported difficulty filling some or all salaried and hourly craft positions. The figure was well above the national average of 80%.
Trump's words have left Minnesota firms guessing.
Firm said released documents show incomplete, misleading history of its action on PFAS.
It's the latest in a long string of controversies facing the former one-term state legislator who catapulted to the national political spotlight.
Minnesota retailers say they are worried that tariff-driven price increases "will boomerang back" in the form of lost customers.
The U.S. House passed a bill to prop up the failing fund. Now it's in the Senate's hands.
The USDA proposal was inspired by a Minnesota man with more than $1 million in real estate and assets who gamed the system.
Trump on Monday renewed his assault on Omar during a formal presentation before dozens of business owners gathered on the South Lawn to celebrate American entrepreneurship.
U.S. product celebration is part of Trump's "America First" movement.
Once marketed as making items ranging from clothing to cookware resistant to water, grease and heat, PFAS are being recast legislatively and legally as part of a public health crisis that could rival lead in paint and asbestos.
For some families, the break could be short-lived.
Online giants have too much control over pricing and other information, argues a trade group representing Target, Best Buy and others.
Vertical integration in health care has set off alarm bells.
The previously undisclosed records were filed by device makers from 1999 to April.
Suit challenges federal collection for Minnesota School of Business and Globe University.
Company official says that added costs will be passed on immediately to the customer.
FDA ordered some pelvic repair products off the market – too late for many.
Local business owners expect to pass costs from latest tariffs to consumers.
President Donald Trump has argued that the cost of his tariffs on China will fall largely on the Chinese. The reality is more nuanced, said…
The vice president is promoting the new free trade agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Ex-congressman joins business alliance seeking NAFTA replacement.
Congress and others look to company for solutions to "lost Marie Curies."
Multimillion-dollar influence war pits corn growers, oil producers.
Compeer Financial's Rod Hebrink cites trade pressures, weather and low prices as key challenges.
U.S. companies paid tariffs totaling $1.5 billion on Chinese imports in December 2018, a trade group said. A year earlier, they spent just $168 million.
Lower U.S. demand, plunge in exports made for rough 2018.
Star Tribune Media Co. has expanded its board of directors, adding four new members. Joining the board will be Christine Fruechte, CEO of Colle McVoy;…
Minnesota will receive roughly $3.5 million from a vehicle company and parts maker accused of conspiring to cheat on pollution controls. According to lawsuits, Fiat…
EPA hasn't issued standards on chemicals dumped by 3M and others that have tainted water.
3M last year settled a state of Minnesota lawsuit related to PFAS, and faces litigation in other states. Environmental and consumer groups immediately challenged the EPA's decision not to push immediately for lower limits on the chemicals in drinking and groundwater.
Marty Davis thinks President Trump has "done more that's right for trade in America than any president since World War II."
A new report said the state will lose 16,100 jobs if the trade war continues.
And Minnesota freshmen in Congress are among those trying to end tactic.
Wisconsin's Duffy offers plan while Cargill and other firms report on toll of trade war.
Product approval requests made to regulators since the shutdown began are not moving forward.
Squelch the urge to retreat amid wild stock market swings, financial advisers say.
Project will pay growers to try methods to keep harmful carbon in the soil.
Serious neck injuries in patients who received the Infuse surgical implant weren't reported to regulators for years.
Suit that alleges First Amendment violations has failed in lower courts.
A measure that would have required some recipients to work was stripped from the bill.
WASHINGTON – As the first year of corporate tax reform winds down, the difficulty of measuring the impact of the biggest overhaul of the…
For farmers like Lance Peterson, who right now cannot break even on the sale of a bushel of soybeans because of oversupply, weather and tariffs, time is running out.
The rookies in Congress will face some enduring economic concerns.
Supporters of permanent repeal hope for bipartisan action during lame-duck session of Congress.
The loans are seen as less costly than payday options, but still carry a hefty interest rate.
Retaliatory Chinese tariffs squeezing state's farmers, with no end in sight.
Many of the state's big business leaders made personal donations.
Rule change welcomed by farmers would allow E-15 fuel blend to be sold year-round.
Congress is expected to resume efforts to craft new five-year bill after midterm elections.
Trump's revised trade deal has Minnesota farmers, workers cautiously optimistic.
About 800 U.S. firms say they can't find domestic suppliers.
Minnesota farmers, Midwest lawmakers are fighting uphill battle to find new markets.
With his latest protective tariffs on Chinese imports, President Donald Trump hit dozens of products in Minneapolis retailer's inventory.
Consumer bureau is looking at less policing of abusive lenders.
Those who rely heavily on deductions could see a bill.
Many Minnesota firms back a tougher stance with China but question Trump approach as bottom lines begin to suffer.
Some in the agricultural economy still give him the benefit of the doubt. But so far, Trump's tactics have only hurt farmers, and patience is running thin.
In Minn., everything from pigs to Red Wing Shoes could be affected.
Timetables that dictate industry actions are not as flexible as negotiating tactics, analysts say.
They were first canceled, but now are back on again.
The measure passed with bipartisan support and now heads to the Senate.
Area is finalist for a prized operation that could secure high-paying tech jobs for decades.
For many local business leaders, other issues are more pressing.
President of the Minnesota Farm Bureau feels like a bad dream has come true.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced new rules last year that aimed to make payday lenders do more to ensure that borrowers have the means to pay back their loans on time. But now the CFPB is trying to delay and possibly gut that plan, and Congress recently toyed with killing it altogether.
Trade war would complicate operations of companies with multinational presence.
Cornell spoke at a reception on Capitol Hill hosted by the Economic Club of Minnesota.
Cargill, the Minnesota-based agricultural and shipping giant that is one of the world's largest private companies, has emerged as a leading voice in support of global trade as President Donald Trump imposes protective tariffs on other countries.
If China targets soybeans and corn for retaliatory tariffs, Minnesota farmers and companies could be badly hurt.
Army officials are expected to make a final decision by the end of June.
Tariff response could pack $35 million hit on Minnesota firms.
As Canada and Mexico fire back against new U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, a wide range of Minnesota-made products could get hit in the retaliation.
Well over 1 million Minnesotans are likely already subject to mandatory arbitration of workplace grievances, if the state mirrors the rest of the nation, and…