Holiday shoppers get a head start on Thanksgiving

Black Friday used to kick off the holiday shopping season, but now that day has taken a backseat to Thanksgiving Day. Still, retailers have settled into times that don't interfere with the turkey feast.

Forecast lowered for air travel on slower China growth

A weaker global economy — and a slowdown in China — will likely dampen some of the growth in air travel over the next two decades.

JW Marriott hotel opens at Mall of America just in time for Black Friday

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The new JW Marriott at the Mall of America opened Monday, just in time for holiday shopping. It is the first location in Minnesota for the luxury brand and the 25th location in the United States.

3 weekend warehouse sales: Athletic apparel, woolens and eyeglasses

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3 weekend warehouse sales: Athletic apparel, woolens and eyeglasses

Costco: FDA tests point toward E. coli in salad vegetables

Testing has pointed toward a vegetable mix from a California food wholesaler as the source of E. coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states, a Costco official said Wednesday.

Turing reneges on drug price cut, rival's version sells well

After weeks of criticism from patients, doctors and other drugmakers for hiking a life-saving medicine's price more than fifty-fold, Turing Pharmaceuticals is reneging on its pledge to cut the $750-per-pill price.

Shutdown of Monticello nuclear plant causes fish kill

The sudden drop in temperature in the discharged cooling water resulted in a fish kill in the Mississippi River.

Minnesota braces for legal fight over PolyMet mine decisions

A top state official said Wednesday he was finalizing plans for retaining an outside law firm to handle lawsuits stemming from PolyMet Mining Corp.'s proposal to build a copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, which is expected to be challenged regardless of whether state regulators approve the project's needed permits.

Tipitina's owner plans $12M lakefront festival park

The owner of one of New Orleans' best-known music bars has agreed to spend at least $12 million to turn a vacant riverboat casino dock into an outdoor music venue and high-end retail center.

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' gets a PG-13 rating

The Motion Picture Association of America says "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" may not be entirely suitable for young kids.

Donaldson Co. lowers fiscal forecast for 2016

Industrial demand for filters continues to slow.

Study: Skin care drug prices up 401 percent since 2009

The cost of prescription skin treatments has skyrocketed since 2009, as the burden of escalating drug prices increasingly weighs on family budgets.

Nevada researchers trying to turn roadside weed into biofuel

Three decades ago, a University of Nevada researcher who obtained one of the first U.S. Energy Department grants to study the potential to turn plants into biofuels became convinced that a roadside weed — curly top gumweed — was growing along the road to the future.

Denmark's Bang & Olufsen considering takeover bid

Consumer electronics company Bang & Olufsen says it's in talks over a potential takeover bid, sending its shares surging more than 30 percent.

Connecticut family-owned farm to celebrate 275 years

Through wars, financial panics and a freeze that destroyed its peach crop a century ago, eight generations of the Lyman family have sustained its farm in the hills of central Connecticut.

Projects stall after feds allow fish farming in open ocean

Some 90 percent of seafood consumed by Americans is imported — a fact that the Obama administration vowed to start turning around by expanding fish and shellfish farms into federal waters.

UK fines Barclays for lax oversight on financial crime

British authorities have fined Barclays 72 million pounds ($108 million) for failing to safeguard against the risk that the bank would be used to facilitate financial crime.

Hormel employees will share $17.8 million in profit-sharing pool

The company also announced a two-for-one stock split.

Minnesota exports fall 10 percent in third quarter

Sales to Canada fell 27 percent; dollar still strong.