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Blue Cross, Children's Minnesota make pitches to public as deadline nears

Differences between Children's Hospitals of Minnesota and Blue Cross Blue Shield are threatening patient care and availability of services at the group of hospitals and clinics.

Costs would spike for 66,000 if Children's and Blue Cross can't agree.

Known for Sleep Number beds, Select Comfort will soon call itself that

Select Comfort will adopt the name of its main product, Sleep Number beds.

The change will unify the company's identity.

Airline vet to lead Amtrak in a summer of repairs, reckoning

Richard Anderson, former CEO of Delta Airlines, shown in a 2015 file photo, will now take the lead of Amtrak.

A decade after setting Delta Air Lines on a post-bankruptcy resurgence, the airline's former chairman and chief executive officer is taking on another transportation challenge: Amtrak.

Supervalu's No. 2 executive stepping down

Medtronic says computer system has been restored

Medtronic computers had been out for a full week, disrupting operations.

Comment period ends soon on plan to anchor underwater pipes

Time is running out for the public to comment on a proposal to install more screw anchor supports on twin oil pipelines beneath the Straits of Mackinac in the Great Lakes.

Trump says US on brink of become net exporter of energy

With U.S. exports of oil and natural gas surging, President Donald Trump says the U.S. is on the brink of becoming a net exporter of oil, gas and other resources.


Thor Companies, Tom Swain to be honored by Humphrey School
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The University of Minnesota's Humphrey School will honor business and other leaders on Wednesday night.

Business heats up for Burnsville-based building control firm 75F
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75F, in its third year of commercial operations, is not what its founder envisioned when he won the Minnesota Cup and National Clean Tech Open in 2014.


Order in Greg LeMond lawsuit temporarily stymies alleged 'cybersquatters'

Cycling legend sued an Orono marketing veteran and his son over squatting on web addresses.


Former Northwest Airlines executive Brent Baskfield was leader in media, customer relations

Brent Baskfield, an executive who served Northwest Airlines under three chief executives, died on June 18 at the age of 74.A son, Tyler Baskfield, said…


Thor Companies, Tom Swain to be honored by Humphrey School

The University of Minnesota's Humphrey School will honor business and other leaders on Wednesday night.


Global news briefs from the Economist

Business review from the EconomistInvestors boot Uber CEO KalanickTravis Kalanick resigned as Uber's chief executive. The ride-hailing firm has come under fire for its abrasive…


As Saudi Aramco listing gets closer, debate rises over its valuation and risks

The kingdom's new leader may try to micromanage the 2018 listing.


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Franken tells Burnsville forum: GOP bill isn't about health care

At the forum, citizens spoke emotionally about what Medicaid has meant for their health care.


Effective Writing: If you want to connect with people, write with heart

I was moved by Jon Tevlin's June 15 column about Joe Minjares, owner of Pepitos Restaurant in south Minneapolis. Minjares is struggling with the effects of pulmonary fibrosis.


US durable goods orders fell in May by the most in 18 months

Demand for long-lasting U.S. factory goods fell by the most in 18 months, and a key category that tracks business investment also slipped, evidence that manufacturing output is barely growing.


Business heats up for Burnsville-based building control firm 75F

75F, in its third year of commercial operations, is not what its founder envisioned when he won the Minnesota Cup and National Clean Tech Open in 2014.