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St. Jude, short-seller trade blame in cybersecurity case

St. Jude Medical's corporate headquarters are located in Little Canada.

Filings in cybersecurity lawsuit come just before shareholders vote on the sale to Abbott.

3M profits beat expectations, but company lowers 2016 forecast

3M's third-quarter results beat expectations but executives narrowed their outlook for the final three months of the year.

CEO Inge Thulin noted a 'challenging macro environment' and said the company was positioned to do well as economy improves.

Select Comfort moving headquarters to downtown Minneapolis

Mattress company will move from Plymouth next October.

Boston Scientific profits rise 13 percent, beating forecasts

Minn. health premiums in individual market now considered above average

It's a startling reversal from 2014, when individual market rates in much of the state were among the lowest in the nation.

Amazon's Alexa voice assistant arrives on Fire tablets

Amazon's Fire tablets are getting the Alexa voice assistant.

Xcel wants to build four more wind farms in Minn., N.D.

It's part of a larger program to increase its wind generation capacity by 60 percent in the Upper Midwest.

GovDelivery will be merged with sister company
Inside Track

Vista Equity Partners will merge St. Paul-based GovDelivery and Denver-based Granicus, with details coming next year.

Burnsville office-supply firm carves out growth in shrinking industry
Neal St. Anthony

High-tech systems and high-touch customer service are secret sauce for Innovative Office Solutions

Winona County Board moves closer to a frac sand mining ban

Commissioners voted 3-2 for language that would make it first county in the state to prohibit the industry.

Minnesota lands back in top 10 of tech business ranking

Minnesota last found itself in the top 10 in 2004. The study has been conducted every two years since 2002.

Slow industrial sector hurts Tennant's Q3 results

Golden Valley-based company expects revenue growth to return in fourth quarter.

Alexander: New ways to view or e-mail your photos

Q: Is there a program for organizing pictures that’s similar to what iTunes does with music? I’m looking for a way to scan photos once…

Pentair's profit increases 22 percent in the third quarter

Foreign currency exchanges and recent acquisitions helped Pentair PLC report a robust third quarter with sales growth of 9 percent. The pump-and-filtration giant, which is…

Nonprofit exec already under investigation now charged with tax fraud

Michael Tobak is being investigated by state and federal authorities for allegedly diverting millions from his home health-care business for his personal use.

Earnings, profits down for C.H. Robinson in the third quarter

C.H. Robinson Worldwide reported third-quarter results after the market closed on Tuesday. The Eden Prairie-based global logistics firm earned $129 million in the quarter or…

Protesters oppose Hennepin County deputies being sent to North Dakota protests

Several hundred protesters rallied at Minneapolis City Hall on Tuesday to demand that the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office withdraw deputies and equipment from North Dakota,…

Polaris' Q3 significantly affected by product recalls

Sales were down 20 percent in third quarter, despite promotions that cut into bottom line.

Capella shares jump 12 percent on strong results and improved outlook

With online enrollment growing, executives forecast a strong finish to the year.