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Minn. kids who add health coverage outpace U.S. gains

The number of Minnesota children lacking coverage fell from about 86,000 in 2013 to fewer than 48,000 in 2014, according to the report being released Thursday from researchers at the University of Minnesota.

Target to team with Gwen Stefani for live music video commercial during Grammys

The retailer puts its focus on one commercial that will double as Gwen Stefani's music video.

For apartment rentals, lap of luxury shifts to Twin Cities suburbs

Just Listed

The record-breaking luxury apartment construction boom that has transformed downtown Minneapolis and neighboring areas now will be spreading out to the suburbs, especially to the west.

Local advertising executives review Super Bowl ads

The Mill

As part of the Minnesota chapter of the American Marketing Association's annual Super Bowl review, several marketing professionals shared their thoughts on this week's spots.

US markets follow global shares lower

Major U.S. stock indexes veered sharply lower in midday trading Thursday as concerns about global economic weakness intensified, even as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen…


Capella profit dips, forms venture with CareerBuilder

Online education firm plans to divest its British unit, called Arden University.


Hancock Fabrics closing three Twin Cities stores

Bloomington, Woodbury and Roseville outlets will close as the fabric chain reorganizes.


Cruz app data collection helps campaign read minds of voters

Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz's Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning personal data from supporters.


Veteran newsman Joe Danborn named AP's Rockies news editor

Joe Danborn, a veteran editor for the Associated Press, has been named Rockies news editor for the cooperative.


Trump settles lawsuit against Univision

Donald Trump and Univision say they have resolved the lawsuit that the Republican presidential contender filed after the company decided last summer not to broadcast the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants.


Boeing stock plunges on report of SEC accounting probe

Shares of the Boeing Co. plummeted Thursday morning after a report said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the aircraft manufacturer's accounting.


IMF nominates managing director Lagarde for second term

The International Monetary Fund has nominated managing director Christine Lagarde for a second five-year term.


Open-source textbooks gain in push for college affordability

The standard textbook for Fundamentals of General Chemistry I at the University of Connecticut has a list price of $303. For students who use the version professor Edward Neth is preparing for the fall semester, the cost will be zero.


Report estimates 44 percent drop in uninsured Minnesota kids

State officials are celebrating a marked drop in the number of uninsured Minnesota children after the federal health overhaul.


Celebrity chef Voltaggio settles lawsuit over overtime pay

A lawyer representing three former employees of celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio says they're settling their federal lawsuit alleging wage violations.


Jury: Smokers didn't prove Marlboros have defective design

A federal jury has rejected claims by a group of Massachusetts smokers who sued Philip Morris USA to try to force the cigarette maker to pay for lung cancer screenings.


Zika virus has phones ringing at pest control, travel firms

Some small U.S. companies are getting an influx in calls — and in some cases, unexpected business— due to fears about the Zika virus.


Magazine publisher Time Inc. buys what's left of MySpace

MySpace still exists?


What a recession does to your money

If we are indeed in the midst of a recession — and we won't know we're in one until well after it's begun — stocks likely still have a long way to go down.