Business
July 29
Bezos dodges questions at first hearing in front of Congress

Bezos dodges questions at first hearing in front of Congress

The Amazon founder joined other executives of big technology platforms like Apple, Facebook and Google, in a grilling.
Business
July 29
Trump touts Texas energy permits, attacks Dems

Trump touts Texas energy permits, attacks Dems

President Donald Trump visited a fracking hub on the West Texas plains on Wednesday to sign four critical permits granting approval to vital pipeline and railway infrastructure.
Business
July 29

Ameriprise swings to a loss in Q2

Volatility in the stock market helped to shape results for the financial-services giant.
National
July 29

Text of the Fed's statement after its meeting Wednesday

Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its policy meeting ended:
Business
July 29
The U.S. coin shortage has led to renewed discussions about the fate of the penny.

Will the penny survive coronavirus?

Consumers have stayed home and avoided emptying their piggy banks of coins. Shoppers have also opted to rely on credit and debit cards
Coronavirus
July 28
Demand for Polaris' off-road vehicles has been unprecedented in May, June and July, CEO Scott Wine said.

Polaris recovering from shutdown with 'unprecedented' demand for off-road vehicles

Dealership closures led to big losses, but company said it has good inventory for rest of year.
Business
July 28
Photography company Eastman Kodak is set to receive a $765 million government loan to create a new division that will help make ingredients for use in

Kodak expansion fueled by $765M federal loan could mean 60 jobs in St. Paul

A federal loan will enable the company to make ingredients for generic pharmaceuticals.
Coronavirus
July 28
Ecolab corporate headquarters building in St. Paul.

Ecolab's most profitable business is suffering the most from the pandemic

Profits fell for the cleaning-products company, though executives see big rebound.
Coronavirus
July 28
Best Buy will be closed on Thanksgiving this year.

Best Buy joins Target, Walmart in closing on Thanksgiving Day

The company joins Target, Walmart and others in revising holiday plans.
Coronavirus
July 28
3M headquarters in Maplewood.

Despite booming sales of PPE, 3M posts double-digit declines for Q2

But the Maplewood-based company still ended up posting double-digit declines.
Business
July 28
Deb Hilmerson, a veteran construction site safety consultant, with a barrier fence system she developed that is being used in Minneapolis. The system

Minnesota safety innovator invents better way to protect construction sites

Companies increasingly bought into the economical notion that investing in safety and preventing accidents avoids injuries, deaths and huge costs.
Business
July 28
Stakeholders rallied after Henry Bromelkamp, center, was felled by a traumatic brain injury in 2019. They made sure his business and philanthropic wor

How a Twin Cities software company recovered after its founder's accident

The outlook has gone from calamitous to hopeful for Henry Bromelkamp and his company.
Business
July 28

Minnesota mergers and acquisitions

7/16,  Healthcare Safety Holdings LLC-CNL Strategic Capital LLC: CNL Strategic Capital has acquired a majority stake in Healthcare Safety Holdings LLC, a producer of daily…
Coronavirus
July 28
With a fanless home opener for the Twins on Tuesday, downtown restaurants and bars are worried about business. Pictured is Kirby Puckett's statue outs

Downtown Mpls. restaurants, bars expect 'huge loss' with no Twins foot traffic

Tim Mahoney will still be able to hear the crack of the bat from his sports bar steps away from Target Field during the Twins’…
Business
July 27
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, right, and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, speak to reporters following a meeting with Senate Majority Lea

As GOP embraces cut in jobless aid, divisions weaken their leverage

WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans and the White House on Monday threw their support behind a substantial cut in jobless aid for tens of millions of…
Business
July 27
President Donald Trump had a civil moment with China’s President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, western J

U.S.-China tensions could reverberate around the globe

Trade, technology and military ties on the line.
Business
July 27
A Public Utilities Commission meeting on the proposed Enbridge pipeline in 2018 that had a full room of both advocates and opponents of the project.

Minnesota's state watchdog agency dings utilities commission on dealings with public

The state review focuses on Enbridge pipeline plan.
Business
July 27
3M headquarters in Maplewood.

Judge rules against key 3M defense in earplug lawsuit

Judge says the Maplewood-based firm can't use the "government contractor defense."
Coronavirus
July 27
Shoppers at Target on Black Friday in 2018.

Target, like Walmart, will be closed Thanksgiving Day

The Minneapolis-based retailer plans to spread out holiday deals to help prevent crowds
Business
July 26
Nathan Young of Periscope is president and co-founder of 600 & Rising, which is leading an industry push to improve hiring and training for people of

Ad agencies post racial employment data. Promise more diverse hires

Fallon, Carmichael Lynch, Colle McVoy, Padilla, Periscope, Solve and others joined the #CommitToChange effort led by 600 & Rising, a newly formed nonprofit.