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General Mills sets aggressive profit target, publicly segments products by their potential

General Mills earned more than expected in the March-to-May period, but U.S. sales remained under pressure.

Company reports hefty profit increase, says it can do better and sets targets

More than 100 Nobel laureates take on Greenpeace over GMO opposition

Whole Foods says consumers have the right to know how their food is produced and whether it contains Genetically Modified Organisms or GMOs.

More than 100 Nobel laureates have signed a letter urging Greenpeace to end its opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Toyota is recalling 3.37M vehicles around the world

Toyota Motor on Wednesday announced it would recall 3.37 million vehicles worldwide over air-bag and emissions defects.

Nobel laureates urge Greenpeace to end opposition to GMOs

Letter urges group to stop opposing a GMO rice that it says can cut kid blindness.

Ecolab to buy Laboratoires Anios, a French maker of disinfectant products

Laboratoires Anios specializes in products for the health care industry.

German jobless rate edges below 6 percent in June

Germany's unemployment rate edged below 6 percent in June, reflecting the robust state of Europe's biggest economy.

Party foul? $90K worth of stolen beer set to be thrown away

Authorities have found most of the nearly 80,000 bottles of beer that were stolen from an Atlanta brewery last week, but the company says every last drop will have to be thrown away.


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Raw cookie dough linked to General Mills flour recall and E.coli outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned the public Tuesday of the dangers of eating raw cookie dough following a General Mills flour recall.

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CBRE moves into new office at LaSalle Plaza

The real estate firm's new space promotes flexible working.


Valspar shareholders overwhelmingly approve sale to Sherwin-Williams

Shareholders of Valspar Corp. approved the sale of the paint-making firm to Sherwin-Williams on Wednesday during a special shareholders meeting held in downtown Minneapolis.


Summer apps to assist any kind of vacation

We have collected some apps that can help keep your summertime adventures rolling no matter what your style. Feel free to mix and match. Just keep that smartphone out of the sun.


Raw cookie dough linked to General Mills flour recall and E.coli outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned the public Tuesday of the dangers of eating raw cookie dough following a General Mills flour recall.


Mark Zuckerberg's wall at Hawaii property perturbs some neighbors

Nearby residents contend it blocks the view, breeze.


Facebook's latest news feed tweak: This time, it's personal

Facebook has once again tweaked the formula it uses to decide what people will see in their news feed — and this time, it's personal.


CBRE moves into new office at LaSalle Plaza

The real estate firm's new space promotes flexible working.


New ATEK technology allows manufacturers to connect components to the Internet of Things

New ATEK technology measures fuel-tank levels, moisture and more while saving users time, money and equipment.


Beloved Minneapolis comic book store Big Brain is closing

After years in the local comic book scene, Michael Drivas is calling it quits his acclaimed Big Brain.


Indian Motorcycle hosts 2nd veterans ride to Sturgis

Indian Motorcycle's parent hosts second annual U.S. veterans ride to massive bike rally in Sturgis, N.D.


Kellogg opening cereal cafe in NYC amid soggy sales

Kellogg is opening a cafe in New York as it pushes to reinvent cereal's soggy image.