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Restaurateur has renovation proposal for historic North Loop building

The Lowry Morrison Building, a three-story brick building on Washington Avenue N. on the corner of 2nd Avenue N., has many of its windows boarded up but still retains much of its integrity.

One of the oldest buildings in the North Loop's historic district could become a mixed-use office and possible restaurant space after years of disrepair.

High court sides with Samsung in patent dispute with Apple

Apple had won a $399 million judgment against Samsung for copying parts of the iPhone's patented design, but the case now returns to a lower court to decide what Samsung must pay.

The Supreme Court unanimously sided with smartphone maker Samsung on Tuesday in its high-profile patent dispute with Apple over design of the iPhone.

Select Comfort shares fell Tuesday on an analyst downgrade.

Citing increased advertising and price promotions Wedbush analyst cuts rating on Select Comfort

City officials: Congress shortchanging NYC on Trump security

New York City's mayor and other Democratic officials say Congress is coming up far too short in proposing to reimburse the city $7 million for protecting Trump Tower. It's a fifth of what New York requested.

Study: 2016 campaign coverage was overwhelmingly negative

A Harvard University study released Wednesday concludes that media coverage of the 2016 presidential election was topped only by the 2000 Bush-Gore campaign for its overwhelming negativity.

Don't bet big on health law changes when mulling coverage

New Infiniti QX30 SUV based on Mercedes GLA platform


Select Comfort shares fell Tuesday on an analyst downgrade.
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Citing increased advertising and price promotions Wedbush analyst cuts rating on Select Comfort

Mpls' 1st dry cleaner with an app, Mulberrys, expands to San Francisco
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Mpls' 1st app-based dry cleaner, Mulberrys, expands to San Francisco


St. Cloud couple who don't want to film gay weddings sue

They want to advertise at wedding expos and on websites, but Minnesota's current law, they say, would force them into producing videos "promoting a conception of marriage that directly contradicts their religious beliefs."


Instagram will let you like comments – or even turn them off

Instagram is going to look even more like its parent company, Facebook. The social network announced Tuesday that it's letting users like individual comments on…


Feds end student aid for Globe U, Minnesota School of Biz

Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business no longer will be allowed to participate in federal student aid programs.


Rochester opens door to Uber and the like; now, will they expand there?

The City Council approved an ordinance allowing transportation networking companies to operate due to public demand.


Panel: Patient-led movement is transforming medical research

The picture presented at a University of Minnesota event was of two scientific communities running in tandem: One is run by and for patients, focused on their immediate needs, while the other is comprised of big companies and research groups.


Aide says Trump sold stocks in June, provides no evidence

President-elect Donald Trump sold all of his stocks in June as he plunged into the costly general election campaign, his transition team abruptly announced Tuesday. His advisers provided no proof of the transactions and would not explain the apparent sell-off.


Wells Fargo seeks to kill lawsuits over sham accounts by using arbitration

While promising to set things right, bank is pushing cases to arbitration


Activist investor is still critical of Buffalo Wild Wings

Hedge fund CEO wants company to refranchise most of its restaurants.


Financial technology firms get chance to grow up as U.S. offers charters

Move to expand banking rules shows regulators see consumer financial habits are changing.


No more free overhead bins with United Airlines' new fare

Passengers who purchase the airline's cheapest fares will only be allowed one personal item that must fit under a seat.