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Report: Minnesota manufacturing continues to struggle

Widely watched Creighton University survey finds Midwest sector lackluster for April.

COCO co-working firm to expand to Chicago

The co-working firm is acquiring a collaborative space in a tech cluster in the city's West Loop.

A mid season executive compensation report

Inside Track

Halfway through the proxy season executive compensation data firm Equilar has published its list of the 100 highest paid CEOs, it includes three Minnesota executives.

10 things your kid should know about money by age 18

Point of Sale

10 things your kid should know about money by age 18

War for talent: Twin Cities accounting firms face mounting competition for workers

First comes tax season, then it's recruitment and retention time.


Movers & Shakers: Tim Kittila, Parallel Technologies

Tim Kittila, director of data center practice at Parallel Technologies   Tim Kittila, promoted to director of data center practice at Eden Prairie-based Parallel Technologies,…


Oil pipeline beneath St. Croix River increases flow, worrying environmentalists

Pipeline capacity increasing in sensitive headwaters of federally protected St. Croix River.


Jefferies & Co. veteran to be CEO of Minneapolis-based RBC Wealth Management

Michael Armstrong will succeed John Taft this summer.


INSIDE WASHINGTON: Ag groups seek exemption from scrutiny

Congress is pushing the Agriculture Department to exempt the groups behind promotional campaigns like "Incredible, Edible Egg" and "Pork, the Other White Meat" from public scrutiny of their internal operations despite recent controversy.


US stocks rise slightly in early trade; Japan sinks

U.S. stocks were marginally higher in early trading Monday, recovering slightly from last week's steep declines. Japan's market fell sharply.


The Might of Mickey: Orlando still top US destination

It's a crowded world after all — at least in Orlando's hotels and theme parks.


Military tests unmanned ship designed to cross oceans

The military is launching tests on the world's largest unmanned surface vessel — a self-driving, 132-foot ship designed to travel thousands of miles out at sea without a single crew member on board.


US military tests world's largest unmanned ship

The U.S. military is beginning testing on the world's largest unmanned ship — a self-driving 132-foot surface vessel designed to travel thousands of miles out at sea without a single crew member on board.


Remo Belli, musician who pioneered synthetic drumheads, dies

Remo Belli, who pioneered the synthetic drumhead just in time to help a generation of rock-and-rollers shape their sound, has died.


Gannett tells Tribune shareholders not to vote for board

Gannett is escalating its pursuit of rival newspaper company Tribune, telling shareholders of Tribune not to vote for its board member nominees up for election in June.


AP EXPLAINS: What is bitcoin? A look at the digital currency

Bitcoins allow people to buy goods and services and exchange money without involving banks, credit card issuers or other third parties. The online currency's origins have long been a mystery — though an Australian man long rumored to have ties to bitcoin has come forward claiming to be its creator.


St. Anthony: Report finds equal pay for women is $2.1 trillion opportunity

Kweilin Moore Ellingrud is the co-author of a just-released McKinsey & Co. report that found “gender parity,” or paying women equally to men, is not…


On the Iron Range, prolonged downturn is taking its toll

More than a year since the first layoff notices went out across the Range, the job losses have cut across the region like a riptide.


Costco gets creative to meet shoppers' huge appetite for organics

The retailer is partnering with farmers to help increase the supply.