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Ikea to stop selling dresser linked to death of Minn. child

Theodore “Teddy” McGee died when an Ikea dresser fell on him in his family’s Apple Valley home in February.

Ikea has agreed to stop selling and recall a dresser that had a tipping problem that had injured or killed several people, including a 22-month-old boy from Apple Valley, who died in February.

Google offers new way for users to manage ads, personal data

Google announced a new privacy tool to make it easier for individuals to manage the vast pool of information that it collects about online activities across phones, computers and other devices.

Google is trying to make it easier for you to manage the vast pool of information that it collects about your online activities across phones, computers and other devices.

US stocks rebound as anxiety over British vote eases

Clear Channel reaches 10-year advertising agreement for MSP airport

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Clear Channel Airports will streamline ad buying for the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Stonebridge Bank to be acquired by Western Bank

The deal should close in September.

Defamation lawsuit over debunked Rolling Stone story tossed

A New York judge has thrown out a defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine over the magazine's debunked article about a University of Virginia gang rape.

Xcel scores well in energy report card by nonprofit Ceres

Utility gets 21 percent of retail electricity sales from renewable sources.


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Clear Channel reaches 10-year advertising agreement for MSP airport

Clear Channel Airports will streamline ad buying for the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

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Toms Shoes opening store at Mall of America

Toms is opening its first Minnesota shoe store at the Mall of America.


US economy grew at slightly faster 1.1 percent in Q1

The U.S. economy grew slightly faster at the start of the year than previously estimated, even though consumer spending posted the smallest gain in two years.


Minnesota levies $1M fine in case involving force-placed insurance

The case involved a form of home insurance called lender- or force-placed.


Toms Shoes will open store at Mall of America

Toms Shoes has gotten its foot in the door in Minnesota, with its first local store slated to open in the Mall of America in…


Volkswagen will pay $14.7 billion to settle emissions scandal

It's the largest automaker payout in U.S. history.


How Clinton's and Trump's economic prescriptions clash

Republican Donald Trump will deliver a speech outlining his trade policies on Tuesday — a talk that is sure to underscore the stark differences between his approach and that of likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton when it comes to handling the economy.


Medtronic buys heart failure specialist HeartWare for $1.1 billion

Deal marks an endgame for Boston-area company, which had been acquiring other firms until recently.


Imagine Print Solutions to acquire a California advertising and marketing company

The Midnight Oil Agency of California has a roster of big gaming and entertainment clients.


Imaging Sensing Systems interim CEO resigns

PersonnelInterim CEO resignsImage Sensing Systems Inc., St. Paul, announced that Dale Parker, its interim chief executive, chief financial officer and chief operating officer has resigned.…


Most crops on Minnesota farms ahead of the game

Federal officials report many Minnesota staples are in good-to-excellent condition, despite weather damage in places


Amazon jumps into education technology market

It will offer an online marketplace including lesson plans, materials.