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North Side Minneapolis businesses promote 'Black Friday on Broadway'

North Minneapolis etailers, eateries and service providers from on and around W. Broadway are banding together on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday to pitch their wares to shoppers who may otherwise head to the suburbs.

North Minneapolis event is a sign of area's resurgence.

Kwik Trip plans $300 million capital investment

Kwik Trip is investing in a bakery and other facilities to support its convenience stores.

Kwik Trip is planning to make a $300 million capital investment to support its convenience store chain.

Target limits 15 percent off Cyber Monday sale to that day, online this year

Target corporate headquarters in Minneapolis

Last year, Target offered also offered the sale in stores and extended it over two days -- Sunday and Monday

Schafer: Saving for retirement isn't easy at any level of income and is hardest for the poor

What happens once 'net neutrality' rules bite the dust?

The Federal Communications Commission formally released a draft of its plan to kill net-neutrality rules , which equalized access to the internet and prevented broadband providers from favoring their own apps and services.

TransCanada: Over 24K gallons of oil recovered from spill

TransCanada Corp. says it has recovered more than 24,000 gallons of oil from the site of a pipeline leak discovered last week in South Dakota.

Ohio inmate taken for hospital treatment escapes

Sheriff's deputies in Ohio are searching for a corrections center inmate who escaped custody after being transported for hospital treatment.


Schafer: Saving for retirement isn't easy at any level of income and is hardest for the poor
Lee Schafer

Financial literacy training, through books or in school, seems to be an enduringly popular solution to the chronic problem of people living paycheck to paycheck.…

Target limits 15 percent off Cyber Monday sale to that day, online this year
Point of Sale

Last year, Target offered also offered the sale in stores and extended it over two days -- Sunday and Monday


Great cranberry crisis of 1959 gave FDA the public profile it has today

Herbicide scare just before Thanksgiving stirred up the White House, drew consumers' attention to food safety for generations to come


Proto Labs to buy sheet metal firm Rapid Manufacturing for $120 million

Deal to close by year end and add 300 workers.


Retailers' holiday recipe: big sales, fewer seasonal workers

As stores focus more on online sales, seasonal employment is in flux.


Experience and ease are driving consumers' shopping habits

More bad news for America's shopping malls: Consumers are shopping closer to home. And increasingly, home is not where the malls are.Spending growth at mom-and-pop…


Did you 'like' Russian propaganda? Facebook will clue you in

Facebook says it will show users if they followed or 'liked' Russia propaganda accounts on its service or on Instagram.


Mayo Clinic reports $300,000 theft by worker

Mayo Clinic says it discovered last year the theft of more than $300,000 by an employee who was responsible for handling cash at the Rochester-based…


Hormel's profit fell 11 percent on cost squeeze, still beat expectations

Analysts were upbeat about the company's long-term prospects with greater diversification.


Best Buy's distribution centers work around the clock for holiday sprint

It's show time for retailers, whose logistics will soon be tested by a crush of shoppers. Here's an inside look at Best Buy's preparations.


Essentia fires about 50 workers over refusal to get flu shots

The Duluth-based health system says many employees ultimately got vaccinations, and that patients will be safer.


FCC unveils plan to scrap its net neutrality rules

A rollback of net neutrality regulations would mark a significant victory for broadband and telecom companies like AT&T and Comcast.