Rep. Tom Emmer in the middle of fight over financial oversight group

Rep. Tom Emmer is pushing for changes in government control of big institutions.

UnitedHealth takes a direct approach with the Affordable Care Act

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UnitedHealth Group shook the ground under the Affordable Care Act market for individual health insurance when it said it was considering withdrawing altogether after a bad experience this year.

The surprisingly popular Black Friday hit: Target's teddy bear

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A three-foot-tall teddy bear for $10 sold out in minutes from Target's stores last night.

JW Marriott hotel opens at Mall of America just in time for Black Friday

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The new JW Marriott at the Mall of America opened Monday, just in time for holiday shopping. It is the first location in Minnesota for the luxury brand and the 25th location in the United States.

For small retailers like Patina, the make-or-break holidays take a year of preparation

  There were no “doorbuster deals” and no one busting down the door at the Patina lifestyle store in south Minneapolis on the morning of…

Mayo lobbies U.S. panel to accept noninvasive colon cancer test

Doctor says noninvasive cancer kit “could save tens of thousands of lives.”

General Mills CMO Ann Simonds sizes up digital world, competition

Ann Simonds is the chief marketing officer of Golden Valley-based General Mills, maker of everything from soup to yogurt.

Samsung curved screen monitor will be envy of neighbors

SAMSUNG Curved Screen LED Monitor $599.99 This will make you the envy of neighbors It’s always nice to get surprised by a new gadget. The…

For a better 2016, tie up loose ends now

I finally bought a new coat for my predawn and evening dog walks. I had put off buying one for months. I finally decided to…

Worker lawsuit against Capital Building Services gains traction

A federal judge has granted class action status to a lawsuit brought this year by eight custodial workers who charged Capital Building Services Group with underpaying, failing to provide proper records and other violations of Minnesota and federal employment law.

Beware of these 3 retail schemes used to target holiday shoppers

Many people look forward to the holidays all year, including retailers. The holiday shopping season is saturated with tactics and tricks to get you to…

Smartphones overtake desktops for holiday shopping

If the beginning of the holiday season is any indication, it could be a merry mobile Christmas for shoppers.

On boom-or-bust Iron Range, this downturn feels different + Photo Gallery

With 2,000 miners facing layoffs as rest of state rebounds, the Range is slumping again.

Plans to upgrade MOA transit station fall short financially

One Met Council member asked last month whether the Mall of America’s owner could pitch in financially. MOA officials disagreed.

Rep. Nolan pushs on two fronts to try to protect American steel

– Democratic U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan is forging two paths on behalf of the American steel industry. The first — and arguably the…

Analyst: Some positive news in Evine's stumble

Multichannel retailer Evine Live reported lackluster third-quarter earnings on Wednesday but also said it has started to dial in a more profitable mix of products to showcase on its home shopping and online channels.

Twin Cities software developer starts StickyApps to enable photographers to become website developers

Local techie aids photographers in supplementing their income by becoming website builders

Mall of America store will turn you into a '3-D selfie'

The mall retail concept grew out of a computer-aided design company that makes models for builders

iPads, big-screen TVs, gaming consoles top sellers on turkey day

Website slowdowns and out-of-stock items were a concern as customers swarmed to electronics.