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Minneapolis Fed: Reining in big banks could spur shadow lending

Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari said he and his staff plan to release recommendations on “too big to fail” banks by the end of the year.

Minneapolis Fed worries that shadow banking could fill in gaps of traditional lending.

Wells Fargo workers claim retaliation for playing by the rules

In this July 14, 2014, file photo, a man passes by a Wells Fargo bank office in Oakland, Calif.

FDA clears wearable device to measure concussions

Notre Dame wide receiver Torii Hunter Jr. (16) lies on the turf after he was injured during a play during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Texas, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, in Austin, Texas.

Air Choice One, MSP's smallest airline, doubles its destinations — to four

Air Choice One will offer Iowa hops to Fort Dodge, Mason City in November.

Norway finds it's not easy to run an investment fund twice the size of its economy

It's tough for a democracy to run the world's largest sovereign wealth fund.

APNewsBreak: Firm hopes to be 1st with skill-based slots

A New York firm hopes to be the first in the world to install skill-based slot machines on casino floors in which the main determining factor in how much a player can win is his or her ability to play the game.

Cranberries at 200: Market changes, drought create a crisis

All is not well in cranberry country this harvesting season, the 200th anniversary of the world's first known commercial cultivation.


Local food producers/customers rally for founding member who is ill
Inside Track

Midwest Pantry, a 200-plus member marketing organization for small local-food producers, and several local farmers markets are joining forces to help one of their own who is battling cancer.

Prime Digital Academy is moving to Grain Exchange building
Neal St. Anthony

Prime Digital Academy, the employer-driven software-training certificate program, will move from Bloomington to expanded quarters in the Minneapolis Grain Exchange in January.


Last Minnesota leg of $2.1 billion electricity mega-project done

Growth in renewable energy, especially wind, driving multistate project, Xcel says.


Local food producers/customers rally for founding member who is ill

Midwest Pantry, a 200-plus member marketing organization for small local-food producers, and several local farmers markets are joining forces to help one of their own who is battling cancer.


Lawsuit seeks rent refunds, receivership to manage Stephen Frenz's apartments

It's the second round of legal trouble for one of the landlords.


Twin Cities businesses ask why professionals of color leave

Sixty percent of those who took part in recent focus groups said they plan to leave the state in the next three to five years.


Prime Digital Academy is moving to Grain Exchange building

Prime Digital Academy, the employer-driven software-training certificate program, will move from Bloomington to expanded quarters in the Minneapolis Grain Exchange in January.


Best Buy will highlight products by start-ups in section of store, website

New program offers manufacturing and marketing support.


Home-building trails job growth, skewing market, realtors say

The Twin Cities is the 16th-most undersupplied housing market in the nation, according to new report.


Why self-driving Uber cars look so geeky

The sensors that guide the cars stand out now, but they are expected to shrink.


Making sure a growth opportunity won't trip up the core business

Q: Some investments look attractive, but they also take the company's capital and focus away from its main line of business. How can entrepreneurs stay…


IPO market remains a shadow of its former self

Investment banks have not seen initial offering revenue this low since mid-1990s.