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Boot camp prepares Delta Air Lines for the icy reception of winter

Delta Air Lines is doing its annual de-icing training at Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport where it brings in hub managers from around the U.S. to train them in the latest and greatest practices for ice removal. They practice on an old DC-9 in a remote corner of the airport. ] GLEN STUBBE * gstubbe@startribune.com Thursday, August 25, 2016 Delta Air Lines is doing its annual de-icing training at Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport where it brings in hub managers from around the U.S. to train them in the latest and greatest practices for ice removal.

When winter returns, the airline wants no troubles cleaning planes.

More people buying more expensive smartphones, but more financing them

Small Business: To grow or not? Some successful owners say no

Jake Wilson, owner of Top Class Lawn Care, in Kansas City, Mo., is on the fence about expanding his 5-year-old company. He fears service might suffer.

Fewer business owners plan to expand in the next five years, citing the economy and other reasons.

Is it time to upend the business model to jump start profits?

Understanding the Brazil beyond the Olympics

Harvey MacKay: Conquering fear: Turn a negative into a positive

Coach's Corner: Making teams accountable


St. Anthony: Charting a better course for retirement
Neal St. Anthony

Planning extends beyond saving to a rethinking of the entire concept.

Schafer: Insider Fred Martin aims to reshape the investment industry
Lee Schafer

Some people look forward to traveling or maybe taking up gardening in retirement, but Fred Martin wants to fix a broken U.S. investment management industry.…


Recent bankruptcy filings in Minneapolis and St. Paul

MINNEAPOLISSyglo LLC, 7900 International Dr., Bloomington; filed Aug. 24, 16-42494; Chap. 7; no schedules filed. Jerry Marsh, sole member.St. PaulHealthsource of Burnsville P.A., formerly known…


Business calendar

BusinessWEDNESDAYNETWORKING SESSION: Speed Networking. mnwin.org. 8-10 a.m. $10-$25. Microsoft Store Mall of America, 162 South Av., Bloomington. THURSDAYENTREPRENEUR SESSION: "Kathy Ireland: Uprise —…


Mergers and acquisitions involving Minnesota companies

Target AcquirerDate Location Location Description8/16 Carlson Real Estate Co. Meritex Enterprises Inc. Meritex Enterprises has purchased the CLT Logistics Center– CLT Logistics Center…


Business people

At the topECMC Group, Oakdale, named Jan Hines president and chief executive of Educational Credit Management Corp. Hines joined the company in 1994 and serves…


Jobs calendar

JobsMONDAYJOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE: Individual help from Goodwill-Easter Seals representatives with your job search, filling out applications or writing ­résumés or cover letters. 2-4 p.m.…


Midwest insider trading

Ani PharmaceuticalsArthur Przybyl CEOExercised options: 53,178 Price: –$33Shares sold: 37,455 Price: $66.97Date: Aug. 22 Directly holds: 191,806Bio-Techne Corp.

Small business calendar

Small businessTHURSDAYBASIC BUSINESS STEPS SESSION: A representative from the U.S. Small Business Administration will speak. Advance registration required. Noon-1 p.m. Free. Minneapolis Central Library,…


E. coli outbreak in General Mills flour stirs up new food worries

The Golden Valley-based company is at the center of a fast-moving discussion among scientists and regulators about how serious the development is and what should be done about it.


World of gadgets: security cameras amd learning to use PDFs

RING STICK UP CAM $200 Easy-to-install home security camera works Portable surveillance cameras are becoming more popular as a security measure for our homes. The…


Market recap: Dollar General shares drop after earnings miss

Sales slump: Dollar General dropped 14 percent, to $78.84 Thursday after its earnings and revenue fell short of analysts’ forecasts. The retailer cited aggressive competition,…