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Goldman Sachs downgrades General Mills to "sell"

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Analyst sees more risk at General Mills as its market share falls and the possibility of costly acquisitions rises.

Best Buy shares tumble as CFO exits, execs warn of slow summer

A drop in smartphone sales hurt Best Buy's first quarter revenue, but not as much as it had feared.

The electronics retailer also lowered its profit expectations for the summer.

UnitedHealth Group's past and future in PBMs

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The sale of a pharmaceutical benefit manager business helped fuel growth 20 years ago. And that old PBM is now owned by a rival.

MNsure system costs loom at Hennepin County

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If the state's largest county winds up expanding staff to handle cases within the MNsure system, it won't be the first time.

Alexander: Helping an iPad find a better Internet connection

Q: We have two PCs and two iPads, but only my iPad 2 is having trouble doing Internet searches and playing streaming videos. I get…


McCollum, others meet with Twin Metals over BWCA

Some in state's D.C. delegation are at odds over desire to mine.


St. Jude Medical's stroke prevention device recommended for FDA approval

FDA-convened panel said stroke-prevention product appears safe and effective.


Investigators: Homeowner shoots worker, turns gun on self

A New Hampshire man fatally shot a heating oil company employee who came to his house to do work before trying to kill himself and engaging in an hours-long standoff with police, authorities said.


Military spouses struggle to find jobs

Military spouses struggle to find jobs and are more likely to work for less pay or in positions below their education level, spurring unemployment and other costs of as much as $1 billion a year, according to a study.


City Council approves stadium deal with Texas Rangers

The Arlington City Council has approved a master agreement setting forth the public-private setup to build a retractable-roof ballpark for the Texas Rangers.


Minnesota Power agreement another step in Cliffs Natural Resource's restructuring

The 15-year deal with Minnesota Power includes $31 million in cash.


Record HMO profits from state programs

A report says public health insurance enrollees used less care than was expected in 2015.


Struggling to look away from the screen

It is easy to scoff at, but the pull of the Internet is strong, sometimes destructively so.


Valspar misses 2Q sales and profit expectations

Foreign currency exchange rates and lower paint sales were factors.


Advocates call for paid sick leave in Duluth

Nearly half who work in the city lack the benefit; cost concerns are raised.


Vikings stadium photo-bombing tussle not subsiding

The Minnesota Vikings and Wells Fargo filed another set of opposing motions in the photo-bombing lawsuit about signs on two buildings.


The Latest: Lawyer says ex-policeman ran legitimate business

The Latest on a former New York City police officer accused of running a prostitution ring (all times local):


Minnesota lawmakers OK tax breaks for college savers and debtors

If you were waiting for another reason to start saving for college, you may have one soon. For the first time, Minnesotans would be eligible…


Lawyer: 48-year fugitive hospitalized for kidney failure

A Connecticut man who spent 48 years on the lam after escaping from prison has been hospitalized.