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Best Buy again offering free shipping through holiday season

Best Buy store

Move simplifies message, helps electronics retailer compete with Amazon.

General Mills to make Girl Scout cookie cereals in 2017

General Mills and Girl Scouts partnered to release two cereals based on the popular cookies.

Food giant taps into the popular cookies to boost lagging sales of cereal.

From MSP, Delta says goodbye to Rome and aloha to Honolulu

People lounge on Waikiki's beaches in Honolulu on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014.

Buick becomes first U.S. brand to crack top three in Consumer Reports' reliability rankings

Consumer Reports ranked the 117-year-old brand in its top 3 for reliability, a first for U.S.

Public can report medical device problems at new FDA webpage

Patient safety advocates welcome move, but say enforcement is the key.

Novartis profit slips as key drug goes generic

Swiss drug company Novartis saw net profit slip in the third quarter as the loss of a key drug to generic use in the United States outweighed strong sales of its psoriasis drug Cosentyx and MS treatment Gilenya.

Washington's version of Silicon Valley startup founders

The Obama administration's "18F" program to create its own version of a high-tech startup for government digital projects has foundered since its launch in 2014, losing nearly $32 million as its staff spent most of its time on unbillable work, according to a new inspector general report.

Burnsville office-supply firm carves out growth in shrinking industry
Neal St. Anthony

High-tech systems and high-touch customer service are secret sauce for Innovative Office Solutions

Proposal to sell off Buffalo Wild Wings outlets is no slam dunk
Lee Schafer

Buffalo Wild Wings reports its quarterly results this week, when it should have more to say about whether it wants to dump most of the restaurants it owns to franchisees.

The Middle East's kingdom of tranquillity, Jordan, is under strain

Kingdom is gaining some attributes of neighboring authoritarian regimes.

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AT&T's $85.4B deal for Time Warner: A new bet on synergy

AT&T's $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner represents a new bet on synergy between companies that distribute information and entertainment to consumers and those that produce it.

Mpls. admakers help BMW revive ground-breaking film series with Clive Owen

Creative team that made carmaker's first viral sensation has a new brainchild

Choke hazard prompts recall of Halloween decor sold by Target

The items pose a choking hazard to children.

Target's nightly light show a 'digital mood ring' for Minneapolis

Retailer's in-house creative team designs no-branding displays that grace the sky

Burnsville office-supply firm carves out growth in shrinking industry

High-tech systems and high-touch customer service are secret sauce for Innovative Office Solutions

How to decide whether your company should stay general or go niche

Q: In looking at our clients over the last six years, about 40 percent are in the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industries. While…

Coach's Corner: Confronting workplace bullying requires a plan

Q: I like my job, but there are a couple of people there who get away with bullying others. While I haven't been directly targeted…

Movers & Shakers: Eric Pasi, vice president, business development at Innovative Power Systems

Eric Pasi, Innovative Power Systems, vice president, business developmentEric Pasi is leading a busy year of growth in commercial solar and community solar garden projects…