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Carlson Wagonlit moves forward under new leadership

The travel management division, now Carlson Cos.' sole corporate business, is moving forward under a new chief executive.

Twin Cities' consumers love organics; get more retailers, choices

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Twin Cities' consumers love organics; get more retailers, choices

A mid season executive compensation report

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Halfway through the proxy season executive compensation data firm Equilar has published its list of the 100 highest paid CEOs, it includes three Minnesota executives.

10 things your kid should know about money by age 18

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10 things your kid should know about money by age 18

Report: Minnesota manufacturing continues to struggle

Widely watched Creighton University survey finds Midwest sector lackluster for April.


Oil pipeline beneath St. Croix River increases flow, worrying environmentalists

Enbridge is getting ready to boost pumping capacity in lines that run under headwaters of the federally protected St. Croix River.


Jefferies & Co. executive to be CEO of Minneapolis-based RBC Wealth Management-U.S.

Michael Armstrong will join wealth management firm this summer.


INSIDE WASHINGTON: Ag groups seek exemption from scrutiny

Congress is pushing the Agriculture Department to exempt the groups behind promotional campaigns like "The Incredible, Edible Egg" and "Pork, the Other White Meat" from public scrutiny of their internal operations despite recent controversy.


Once a Clinton stronghold, Appalachia now Trump country

When President Bill Clinton rolled into the small Appalachian town of Ashland, Kentucky, in 1996, cheering crowds lined the streets. Local boy turned country music star Billy Ray Cyrus performed a special version of his hit, "Achy Breaky Heart." And nearly 20,000 supporters attended a riverfront re-election rally, dozens collapsing from heat exhaustion in the August sun.


Cause of fatal 2015 DC subway fire to be determined

Federal investigators are set to determine the cause of an electrical fire that killed a passenger on a subway train in downtown Washington.


Effect of freight train derailment in DC extends to 2nd day

Some commuters will have to find a different way into work for a second day as a result of a weekend freight train derailment in Washington.


Rich newspaper owners: Industry saviors or foes?

The Salt Lake Tribune's pending sale to the wealthy Huntsman family unshackles the newspaper from cost-cutting corporate owners and resolves crippling financial uncertainty. But it also raises concerns about whether the influential family will meddle in the paper's coverage.


Family decides to hand over Milwaukee company to employees

A family has decided to hand over a 65-year-old Milwaukee company to employees through a stock ownership plan.


Gaza sewage poisons coastline, threatens Israel

Each day, millions of gallons of raw sewage pour into the Gaza Strip's Mediterranean beachfront, spewing out of a metal pipe and turning miles of once-scenic coastline into a stagnant dead zone.


St. Louis jury awards $55M in Johnson & Johnson cancer suit

A jury in St. Louis has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $55 million to a South Dakota woman who claimed the company's talcum powder caused her to develop ovarian cancer.


Bangladesh blogger seeks US help as threats escalate

When Bangladeshi blogger and social activist Ashif Entaz Rabi hosted a TV talk show about a slaying of a publisher by Islamic extremists, he faced a torrent of threatening phone calls. He says young men with earpieces started loitering outside his workplace, and a militant website urged followers to "send this Ashif to Allah."


Survey: Upcoming election makes small business owners wary

Uncertainty about the approaching presidential election is leading small business owners to take a wait-and-see approach to the economy and their companies, a survey published Tuesday shows.


DOJ: South Dakota long-term care system violates federal law

South Dakota's unnecessary reliance on nursing facilities to serve people with disabilities isolates those residents from their communities and violates federal law, according to the findings of a U.S. Department of Justice investigation released Monday.


Gannett ramps up pressure on Tribune Publishing

Shareholders are asked to withhold support for eight board nominees.