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NuVasive settles spinal surgery patent fight with Medtronic

The settlement ends an eight-year federal court fight between the two companies.

General Mills expands flour recall linked to E. coli outbreak

General Mills expanded its recall of Gold Medal flour by a week.

The company now says flour sold in early November 2015, a week earlier than before, may be affected.

Developer plans giant apartment complex in St. Anthony Park

The former site of a lumberyard will be redeveloped in phases over five years.

Sunscreen doesn't work as well as it says: What to do?

Something to consider as you head to the beach or pool over the July Fourth weekend: That sunscreen in your bag may not protect your skin as much as you think.

US auto sales hit record in first 6 months

U.S. auto sales may be slowing, but they still set a record in the first six months of this year.

Top selling cars and trucks in the US in June

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Bridgewater adds more expansion capital

Fast-growing Bridgewater Bancshares of Bloomington reloads

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Schafer: Pro-Brexit forces didn't seem interested in self-interest

In the chaos since the vote last week in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, maybe the biggest unanswered question is how much more damage angry voters in big democracies are willing to do to themselves.


Manufacturing slows in June for both Minnesota and Midwest

The widely watched economic report shows that employment, new orders and exports slid in June.


Bridgewater adds more expansion capital

Fast-growing Bridgewater Bancshares of Bloomington reloads


Google serves a 'Nougat' to fans of its Android software

Google is serving a new morsel for fans of its Android software: The next version has been dubbed "Nougat," extending Google's tradition of nicknaming each overhaul of Android after a sweet food.


Hershey rejects nearly $23 billion takeover bid

Mondelez International's offer would have resulted in the world's largest candy maker.


YMCA to move headquarters, health club to Gaviidae

The board of the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities has approved a plan to acquire several floors in the Gaviidae Common building for a new downtown headquarters, flagship health club and community service activities.


Sam's Club takes advantage of Costco's Citi Visa fumble

There's a new salvo in the competition at the biggest big-box stores — and it may pay off for consumers this weekend. Sam's Club will allow people who have just a Costco membership card to shop its stores through Monday.


American Refugee Committee snags John Griffith, former Target exec and civic leader, for key post

John Griffith, who left Target in 2014 as its executive vice president of property development, will lead global humanitarian operations for Minneapolis-based ARC. He will direct more than 1,600 people in 11 countries, notably Syria, Congo, Pakistan and Somalia.


Animal defense fund challenges Hormel on the use of 'natural' on product labels

Company calls suit meritless as an animal rights group says the use of the word is misleading.


Schafer: Pro-Brexit forces didn't seem interested in self-interest

In the chaos since the vote last week in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, maybe the biggest unanswered question is how much more damage angry voters in big democracies are willing to do to themselves.


Hertz deal will supply vehicles to Uber, Lyft

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. reached agreements with Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc., the two largest U.S. ride-hailing start-ups, to supply drivers with vehicles the rental-car company rotates out of its fleet.