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Boston Scientific posts 27 percent net income jump in second quarter

Boston Scientific beat second-quarter results expectations and executives declared the "team is outperforming."

Shares rise in early trading after executives say 'team is outperforming.'

UnitedHealthcare will cover retired NBA players

The nation's biggest insurance company created a coverage program for NBA retirees.

UnitedHealthcare is the vendor for a new program from the NBA Players Association providing health insurance to retired professional basketball players.

Tactile Medical starts trading

Tactile Medical completes its initial public offering and opens trading at $10 per share

Proto Labs stock falls more than 10 percent on second quarter profit miss

Slow U.S. industrial growth and higher expenses hurt quarter.

Pentair PLC beats 2Q expectations but narrows guidance for year

Energy business becoming more predictable, but ag sector is still a problem.

Long-term US mortgage rates edge higher this week

Facebook agrees to refunds on in-app purchases by minors

Court documents show Facebook has agreed to allow users to request refunds of in-app purchases made by minors as part of a settlement of a class-action lawsuit.


Tactile Medical starts trading
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Tactile Medical completes its initial public offering and opens trading at $10 per share

UnitedHealthcare will cover retired NBA players
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UnitedHealthcare is the vendor for a new program from the NBA Players Association providing health insurance to retired professional basketball players.


Target to end long-running IndyCar sponsorship as it changes sports marketing approach

For 27 years, Target's bull's-eye has been a triumphant fixture on the IndyCar scene, connected to more than 101 victories including four Indianapolis 500 wins.


Lower food prices add to challenges at Supervalu

Conditions that have hurt sales and cut into profits aren't expected to go away this year.


Rep. Erik Paulsen optimistic TPP can get approval after election

The congressman says the trade deal is about more than economics.


Tactile Systems lowers IPO offering price

The move would mean it makes $46 million, instead of $78.2 million, if it goes public.


Vikings select architect and construction company for Eagan headquarters

The Minnesota Vikings selected Crawford Architects and Kraus-Anderson Construction Co. to design and build their new headquarters and practice facility in Eagan. Work began earlier…


Cities turn to local action to block oil trains

As crude oil trains began rolling through its downtown a few years ago, Spokane was among the first cities to pass a resolution calling for stronger federal safety regulations.


Tesla is betting big on its Nevada gigafactory

The massive battery plant will be one of the world's largest buildings.


Real estate notebook: construction activity levels off in Twin Cities

Construction activity in the Twin Cities has begun to taper off and stabilize following half a decade of steady growth.A quarterly Construction Cost Index report…


Starbucks loosens its dress code, following trend across U.S. businesses

It's the latest business to allow more casual attire.


Calif. restaurant tries a pricing model that adapts to a neighborhood's affluence

Everytable tries a pricing model that adapts to a neighborhood's affluence.