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Edina's Galleria adding space for as many as 12 new stores

A rendering shows how the existing Barnes & Noble space will be remodeled, with additional space to the right, at the Galleria shopping mall in Edina.

In other moves, Free People just opened, to be followed soon by Tory Burch and Vineyard Vines.

New home construction permits rose slightly in Twin Cities this month

New-home permits rose slightly in the Twin Cities this month.

Units built, permits issued in the Twin Cities were up in July, showing gains "at a slow pace."

Arctic Cat stock sheds $10.6 million in second quarter

A factory worker assembles the 2016 Wildcat X side-by-side vehicle in the Arctic Cat factory in Thief River Falls on Sept. 30.

Weaker overall sales and a shift in snowmobile shipments hurt results for the Plymouth dealer.

Contract manufacturer Bell International Labs plans Eagan facility

Grants help put a fresh face on Minneapolis businesses

Great Streets has given out $1.7 million in eight years, and interest from small businesses is growing.

Officials encourage travelers not to shun Florida for Zika

There's no official warning to stay clear of Florida, but the crowds that usually wander among the bold street murals in Miami's trendy Wynwood arts district may be thinner after reports that mosquitoes in the area have spread the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for the first time.

Gaza's Hamas hands out land hoping to avoid financial crisis

Earth movers dig into sand dunes on land where once Jewish settlements stood — prime real estate that the Gaza Strip's ruling Hamas group hopes will ease its worsening financial crisis.


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Local BMO Harris brass get promoted as franchise expands in the Twin Cities
Inside Track

Twin Cities veteran bankers promoted at BMO Harris Bank, the U.S. outpost of Canada's huge financial complex.


Ouster of Roger Ailes at Fox hints at progress on harassment

The recent firing of Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO of Fox News, following sexual harassment and gender discrimination charges by former anchor Gretchen Carlson, brings…


Hollywood starts to see a role for virtual reality

The industry is starting to make investments, deals in it after initial avoidance.


US economy expected to pick up after weak growth in spring

A surprisingly lackluster economy last quarter served as a reminder of how choppy the pace of growth has been since the Great Recession ended seven years ago. Businesses pared their stockpiling and investment through the spring. But consumers — the heart of the U.S. economy — kept spending.


Feds fund Scott County project to improve truck traffic on Hwy. 169

$17.7 million grant aims to unclog a dangerous intersection and move freight faster.


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Insurers wary of premium help for patients

Daryl Lebahn wouldn’t be alive today without dialysis treatments that clear waste and excess fluids from his blood. The health plan that pays for his…


How to stage a home for millennial buyers

Staging the look they want is possible, even if the house is older than them.


Japan central bank adds stimulus, cites global uncertainties

Japan's central bank opted Friday for a modest expansion of its lavish monetary stimulus to help perk up sluggish growth and combat deflation.


Push for $15 minimum in Minneapolis hits a snag

A push to give workers in Minneapolis one of the highest minimum wages in the country has run into a major obstacle.


Blue Cross retreat prompts re-evaluation by insurance competitors

Preliminary rates for 2017 won't be posted Monday for individual market while other insurers consider options.