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New book reminds readers that in Silicon Valley, tension helps drives innovation

Leslie Berlin's 'Troublemakers' portrays the rise of PCs, video games, venture capital and biotech in the 1970s and 1980s.


Minn. unemployment hits 17-year low, but job growth is slowing

Minnesota's unemployment rate is 3.3 percent, but figures show job growth has slowed.


Outsiders call Twin Cities a 'long shot' to attract Amazon's HQ2

The latest to handicap and dismiss the Twin Cities is the Wall Street Journal.


Buffalo Wild Wings gets takeover offer from Roark, report says

Offer comes five months after activist investor won strategic control.


For family-owned Lerner Publishing, accolades and internal change mark a watershed year

Founder Harry Lerner created an education book juggernaut. Son Adam is turning it into something more.


Tesla buys Brooklyn Park firm, plans expanded metro recruiting

Perbix has been working with Tesla for three years to design the automaker's factory lines. The company says it plans to keep the facility in Brooklyn Park.


For Minn. costume-selling giant, November is the time to catch up on sleep

Mankato-based HalloweenCostumes.com grapples with an extreme form of retail seasonality.


Capella, online education specialist, merging with business school operator

The two for-profit educators will keep operations separate


Tackling income gaps means confronting U.S.-sanctioned segregation, author tells Minneapolis Fed audience

The role of old government policies on today's economic disparities is overlooked, writer Richard Rothstein says.


Buffalo Wild Wings surprises investors with better-than-expected profit

Guidance raised as decline not as bad as expected; stock rises after hours.