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New Hy-Vee in Savage adds more grab-and-go options, beauty department

Nine more Twin Cities locations are in the pipeline — and it is looking at both downtowns.

Kashkari, citing jobs, signals some dovishness on interest rates

Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari speaks during an interview at Reuters in New York, U.S. on February 17, 2016.

Minneapolis Fed chief says rising workforce a 'big surprise' over the past year.

Macy's profit falls nearly 13 percent as sales drop

Macy's reported a nearly 13 percent profit decline during the busy holiday season.

Macy's, the nation's largest department store chain, says its earnings for the quarter that includes the holiday period dropped nearly 13 percent as results were dragged down by lower sales, store closures and other costs.

Ecolab misses 4Q expectations but posts strong 2017 forecast

Oil sector is improving while institutional business strong

Experts: Science behind 'abortion reversal' is flawed

Lawmakers in several states are considering requirements for doctors to inform women seeking medical abortions about an unproven procedure called "abortion reversal."

US shutting down Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camp

The Army Corps of Engineers' plan to close a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp that's been around for more than six months isn't likely to be the demise of on-the-ground opposition in North Dakota.

Kansas governor to wield veto pen on tax bill

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to make good on a pledge to veto a bill increasing personal income taxes as a budget fix.


Impact Hub MSP plans social-entrepreneur expo for March 9
Inside Track

Thirty nonprofits driven in part by innovation and earned revenue will demonstrate their prowess

Mpls. cafe owners charge ahead with pay changes
Neal St. Anthony

Two owners have decided to move ahead with front-to-back-of-the-house wage increases to at least $12.40 per hour by raising prices and discouraging tipping. And a third plans to take up the matter soon with staff.


Sticker shock for olive oil buyers after bad Italian harvest

From specialty shops in Rome to supermarkets around the world, lovers of Italian olive oil will see prices due to jump by as much as 20 percent.


Securian Financial saw earnings dip in 2016

The St. Paul-based financial firm said life insurance payouts affected its bottom line.


Uber investigates harassment claims by former employee

Uber Technologies Inc. is looking into allegations from a former engineer of sexual harassment, a new accusation that is likely to draw renewed attention to…


Efforts to attract girls to tech industry move beyond the industry itself

Governors join Girls Who Code to take fight to the state level.


Alexander: Giving yourself more access to your PC

Q: When I try to use the Firefox browser on my Windows 8.1 PC, I get the error message “Windows cannot access the specified device,…


How these billionaires got their money – and what they do with it

Being part of the global billionaire class is beyond the imagination of most people. At the threshold of $1 billion, a 5 percent return would…


Home Depot sees 4Q profit growth on strong housing market

The Home Depot Inc. on Tuesday reported a boost in sales and profit during the fourth quarter, as rising home prices and low mortgage rates continued lifting a healthy housing market. The home improvement retailer also announced that it was raising its dividend.


Impact Hub MSP plans social-entrepreneur expo for March 9

Thirty nonprofits driven in part by innovation and earned revenue will demonstrate their prowess


In drive to reduce food waste, 'use by' labels to be simplified

Trade groups join USDA in reducing phrases, making them more uniform.


Tria will sponsor Wild practice rink in downtown St. Paul

Orthopedic group will open clinic in old Macy's building in St. Paul.