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Foursquare foregone? It's a real business now, co-founder says

Dennis Crowley, above on a Boston street, is co-founder of Foursquare, an early hyperlocal app: “Location services are going to power everything in the future.”

The Pokémon Go craze might have re-energized interest in the early location-based service.

U.K. will open new trade offices in Minneapolis, two other cities

Britain’s trade secretary, Liam Fox, said in Chicago he sees opportunities to strengthen trade with Minnesota.

The United Kingdom is the ninth-biggest buyer of Minnesota exports.

Hilton Minneapolis sells for $143 million

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The city's largest hotel sells to private equity firm.

As iPhone sale sag, Apple touts apps and services instead

You can expect to hear a lot more from Apple about the virtues of mobile apps and online services in coming months. And for good reason: They're just about the only part of Apple's business that's growing right now.

Ameriprise earnings drop in second quarter

Lower average equity markets and low interest rates hurt the results, CEO said.

Comcast beats Street 2Q forecasts

Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $2.03 billion.

VW global sales up as Europe, China growth offsets US drop

Volkswagen says its global sales rose 5.1 percent in June compared with a year earlier, fueled by gains in China and Europe and bolstering its performance over the year's first half. Deliveries in the U.S. were down significantly.


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Schafer: Minneapolis start-up Stratifund guides new crowdfunding

Before the rules finally allowed just about anyone in the crowd to invest over the internet in a start-up company, the founders of a research…

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More TCF Bank building redevelopment details released

The renovation of the four-story structure should cost between $15 and $20 million.


Capella shares leap after 2Q results beat forecasts

Executives forecast stronger growth in the second half of the year.


Tennant posts positive second-quarter results, buoyed by record sales in Americas region

Stock was up more than 10 percent in morning trading.


$15 billion Volkswagen emissions deal clears 1st hurdle

A nearly $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, with a federal judge giving preliminary approval to the deal that includes an option for owners to have the carmaker buy back their vehicles.


3M beats profit expectations for 2Q but misses on revenue

Earnings per share hit record, while sales sag in electronics/energy and industrial.


Schafer: Minneapolis start-up Stratifund guides new crowdfunding

Before the rules finally allowed just about anyone in the crowd to invest over the internet in a start-up company, the founders of a research…


Brexit is having a big impact on huge deals

Anheuser-Busch InBev offer is the latest case.


Alexander: Helping a 'smart' TV connect to Netflix

Q: I own a Samsung Smart TV that can’t connect to Netflix, even though it connects to every other streaming service available through the TV.…


More TCF Bank building redevelopment details released

The renovation of the four-story structure should cost between $15 and $20 million.


Opus starts construction on Shakopee industrial building

Opus has begun the final phase of its development of the Valley Park Business Center in Shakopee.


Target dabbles in unisex clothes for kids

Target's new kids line, Cat & Jack, includes a small online selection of unisex tees and hoodies