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Prince's estate highlights the value of creating a will

The taxes and financial hassle of an estate going through probate court ought to be enough to convince anyone -- even those with modest estates -- to have your affairs in order.

U.S. Treasury rejects cuts to Teamsters' pension fund

The U.S. Treasury Department has rejected the deep retirement cuts sought by the ailing Teamsters Central States Pension Fund. The decision is a relief to thousands of retirees, who stood to see pension checks slashed.

Twin Cities' consumers love organics; get more retailers, choices

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Twin Cities' consumers love organics; get more retailers, choices

New $5,000-a-night Hotel Ivy penthouse booked 'almost every weekend'

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Well-heeled guests in the two-story, 2,500-square-foot space enjoy a comped bottle of Dom Perignon champagne, a private 9th-floor balcony overlooking downtown Minneapolis and enough room to entertain 30 visitors.

5 ways to make money that should be banned

Most successful entrepreneurs say hard work and talent are necessary to make money legally. However, some individuals and companies operate where the line between legal…


Mother's Day: Yes, it's still about the flowers

Americans are expected to spend $2.4 billion on flowers for Mother's Day.


Square and Endo tumble while Herbalife and Activision jump

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market:


Baseball scraps Puerto Rico series amid Zika concerns

Baseball has scrapped a series in Puerto Rico between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins amid concerns over the Zika virus.


Minneapolis healthy food rules prompt Dollar Tree to drop food stamp benefits

The city began enforcing the Staple Foods Ordinance in April.


Hiring slowdown in April may signal caution about US economy

American employers signaled their caution about a sluggish economy by slowing their pace of hiring in April after months of robust job growth.


Augsburg College starts construction on business-science-religion complex

Augsburg College breaks ground on a $70 million-plus business-science-religion hall.


Lawyers clash on mental competency of media mogul Redstone

Lawyers on both sides agree that ailing media mogul Sumner Redstone was being manipulated in the months before he expelled a longtime companion from his life late last year.


US rig count drops 5 this week to 415, another all-time low

The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by five this week to 415, another all-time low amid depressed energy prices.


Fire in Alberta threatens oil production, helps boost price

The massive wildfire in the heart of Canada's oil country is helping send crude prices higher.Benchmark U.S. crude rose 34 cents to $44.66 a barrel…


The policy divide of the moment is Trump vs. Ryan

A presidential campaign throws policy differences into stark relief and so it is this time, on immigration, spending, trade, foreign affairs — you name it.


US consumer borrowing jumps 10 percent in March

U.S. consumers sharply increased use of their credit cards in March, pushing up total borrowing at the fastest pace in more than a decade.


US airlines enlist travelers in effort to cut security lines

U.S. airlines are asking passengers for help by sharing their frustration on social media.


A Trump proposal for national debt would send rates soaring

In the event that the U.S. economy crashed, Donald Trump has floated a recovery plan based on his own experience with corporate bankruptcy: Pay America's creditors less than full value on the U.S. Treasurys they hold.


Obama calls on Sen. Paul to drop objections to tax treaties

President Barack Obama is calling on Sen. Rand Paul to drop his objections to pending international tax treaties so they can move forward in Congress.