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Medtronic gets FDA approval for automated insulin delivery device

The latest version of the firm's MiniMed unit can learn, react to a patient's personal needs.

Measured in Big Macs, U.S. workers are doing great

An undated photo provided by Oak Brook, Ill.-based McDonald's Corp., shows a Big Mac sandwich.

In China, workers earn about half a Big Mac for the same work that earns an American almost two-and-a-half.

Company news: Faegre Baker Daniels law firm names new managing partner

State regulators investigate if 'steering' has boosted premiums

The focus is on the individual market, where 5 percent of residents are buying coverage.

Allina hospital nurses' strike approaches record as 2nd day of talks ends

A second day in a row of talks adjourned about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday with no agreement. They'll resume Thursday morning.

Neighbors anxious after Florida sinkhole contaminates water

Neighbors of a huge sinkhole sending cascades of contaminated water and fertilizer plant waste into Florida's main drinking-water aquifer are fearful and fuming that it took weeks for them to be notified about the disaster.


Four Minnesota firms among big funders of National Museum of African American History & Culture
Inside Track

3M, Target, UnitedHealth and Medtronic contributed more than $17 million for the new National Museum of African American History & Culture.

Conservative-leaning think tank ranks Minnesota 46th in business tax competitiveness
Hot Dish Politics

The Washington, D.C.-based think tank published a ranking of states' business tax competitiveness.


Senators want to know if EpiPen maker violated law

In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, they question how Mylan classified device in order to lower rebates.


U.S. to bar arbitration clauses in nursing home contracts

It bans the facilities from inserting arbitration clauses in their contracts.


Supervalu slapped with FDA warning over violations at seafood facility

Grocery retailer must fix the problems at a Pennsylvania center or it could be shuttered.


Charges: Contractor left homeowners with $1.2M bill for unfinished work

Subcontractors also out money after never getting paid for their work.


FDA wants public's help in redefining what is 'healthy'

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is looking to update what it means for a food item to be considered "healthy" after nutrition experts and…


BlackBerry won't make BlackBerrys anymore

The move is a major step in the strategy to turn the money-losing company into a software and wireless device security business.


Edina financial adviser admits stealing $220K from ailing client, 88

"Sadly, Mr. Heath wanted to live a lifestyle his income could not support, so he preyed on a man who trusted him and who Heath knew was in poor mental and physical health," the county attorney said.


China turns to tourism to help fuel its economy

Beijing is hoping swelling middle class will spend as nation's economy slows.


Four Minnesota firms among big funders of National Museum of African American History & Culture

3M, Target, UnitedHealth and Medtronic contributed more than $17 million for the new National Museum of African American History & Culture.


Conservative-leaning think tank ranks Minnesota 46th in business tax competitiveness

The Washington, D.C.-based think tank published a ranking of states' business tax competitiveness.


IPO market remains a shadow of its former self

Investment banks have not seen initial offering revenue this low since mid-1990s.