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Fed's more upbeat tone suggests rate hike as early as Sept.

Specialists Dilip Patel, left, and Glenn Carell work at a post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The Federal Reserve is keeping interest rates unchanged while noting that near-term risks to the economy have diminished.

The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that near-term risks to the U.S. economy have diminished, reviving the prospect that it will resume raising interest rates as soon as September.

Vikings select architect and construction company for Eagan headquarters

The Minnesota Vikings’ proposed facility in Eagan will include a 6,000-seat stadium, outdoor and indoor practice fields, meeting rooms, a media center and administrative offices.

Lower food prices add to challenges at Supervalu

Cub Foods, like this Oakdale store, has faced more competition from the likes of Hy-Vee, cutting into Supervalu’s retail profits.

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.

Rifle maker wants documents sealed in school shooting suit

A Connecticut judge will hear arguments on whether gun maker Remington Arms' company documents should be sealed from public view as it fights a lawsuit filed by families of some of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

Facebook is pushing more people to an app they didn't choose

Facebook is once again getting pushy about how people message one another.


Varde Partner's co-founder discusseses "Equity," a movie that challenges Wall Street's boys club
Inside Track

Marcia Page, a female investment leader in the Twin Cities, talks about the need for more women in a male-dominated industry.

Compensation for outside directors pushes upward
Inside Track

A new study shows compensation for outside directors of the 250 largest public companies went up 3 percent in 2015.


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.


Candy magnate Forrest Mars Jr. is dead at 84

His company has 80,000 employees worldwide.


Varde Partner's co-founder discusseses "Equity," a movie that challenges Wall Street's boys club

Marcia Page, a female investment leader in the Twin Cities, talks about the need for more women in a male-dominated industry.


Compensation for outside directors pushes upward

A new study shows compensation for outside directors of the 250 largest public companies went up 3 percent in 2015.


Summer savings: Bargain hunters, here's what to buy in July

Many stores have started to discount summer items. Here are the best things to buy right now and what should you probably wait on.


UnitedHealthcare buying Colorado health insurer

The deal likely will contribute to the growing Medicaid business at UnitedHealthcare.