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As Thanksgiving nears, mystery of a drug-resistant salmonella strain in turkey persists

With Thanksgiving and turkey dinners just around the corner, food-safety investigators are still trying to pinpoint the source of drug-resistant salmonella that has shown up in some raw turkey around the country over the past year. While more than 1 million Americans get sick from salmonella each year, this particular...

 

No more circling: Mall of America lights the way to open parking spots

The Mall of America is trying to alleviate holiday shoppers' top frustration: finding a place to park. The Bloomington mall officially unveiled its new parking guidance system this week in advance of the holiday shopping rush. The Park Assist system features digital signs noting the number of open spaces and colored...

 

Diversity gap persists at Twin Cities ad agencies, new report shows

Account manager Nicole Parrott-Wilson was shocked when she first started to work at a Twin Cities advertising firm and attend marketing mixers two years ago. She was often one of the only people of color at the events, a common occurrence in the advertising industry that is infamous for its diversity issues in...

 

Marijuana investors get a payday after election outcome

NEW YORK -- Shares of cannabis companies rose on Wednesday as results from the previous day's U.S. elections pointed to more favorable political conditions for the industry. Tilray Inc shares jumped 30.6 percent. Shares of New Age Beverages Corp, which has previously announced intentions to expand into cannabis...

 

Navajo to appeal dismissal of case against Wells Fargo

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is appealing the dismissal of a lawsuit it filed against Wells Fargo, accusing the company of engaging in predatory and unlawful practices. A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit last month at the request of Wells Fargo. https://www.nhonews.com/news/2018/n...

 

Millennial men leave perplexing hole in hot U.S. job market

Nathan Butcher is 25 and, like many men his age, he isn’t working. Weary of long days earning minimum wage, he quit his job in a pizzeria in June. He wants new employment but won’t take a gig he will hate. So for now, the Pittsburgh native and father to young children is living with his mother and training to...

 

With Halloween over, Target and others roll out Black Friday deals

We have hardly said goodbye to the ghosts and goblins of Halloween, but it's time to get primed for Christmas. Target Corp. attempted to jump-start the holiday promotional blitz early Thursday by rolling out its Black Friday print and television advertisements with specials that started immediately....

 

Hy-Vee Homefront Teams Up with Customers to Serve Our Nation's Veterans

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Nov. 1, 2018) — This November, Hy-Vee is encouraging customers to join its Hy-Vee Homefront initiative for the sixth consecutive year in honor of our nation’s veterans. The Hy-Vee Homefront initiative consists of several company efforts, including Hy-Vee’s “Round Up for the Homefront...

 

GM offers buyouts to 18K workers after posting strong profit

DETROIT — As General Motors reported a healthy $2.5 billion third-quarter profit, the Detroit automaker ramped up its cost-cutting efforts by offering buyouts to 18,000 white-collar workers. The company, while acknowledging it's in good shape now, said Wednesday it needs to be smaller to prepare for tougher times...

 

Gone to pot: Marijuana shortages plague Canada

TORONTO (AP) - Canada's legal recreational market is off to a bumpy start. Supply shortages have been rampant in the two weeks since Canada became the largest national pot marketplace. http://www.abcfoxmontana.com/story/39392990/gone-to-pot-marijuana-shortages-plague-canada...

 

Millbrook First Nation businesswoman charged with evading $2.2M in taxes

The Canada Revenue Agency has charged a businesswoman from a First Nation in Nova Scotia with evading $2.2 million in taxes. In a news release, the agency alleges Lisa L. Marshall, the operator of the Traditional Trading Post, failed to collect or remit GST/HST totalling $2,284,144.72 on sales of tobacco to...

 

Trump says new proposal will lower some US drug prices

WASHINGTON — Less than two weeks before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump on Thursday announced a plan to lower prices for some prescription drugs, saying it would stop unfair practices that force Americans to pay much more than people in other countries for the same medications. "We are taking aim at...

 

Supervalu off stock market for first time since 1967 as United Natural Foods completes $2.9 billion deal

United Natural Foods Inc. closed its $2.9 billion purchase of Supervalu Inc. on Monday, with Supervalu shares disappearing from the New York Stock Exchange as the first sign of the completed takeover. In coming months, United Natural aims to sell Supervalu's grocery store chains, including Cub Foods, and narrow its...

 

Jubilant customers light up as pot sales begin in Canada

MONTREAL — Jubilant customers stood in long lines for hours then lit up and celebrated on sidewalks Wednesday as Canada became the world's largest legal marijuana marketplace. In Toronto, people smoked joints as soon as they rolled out of bed in a big "wake and bake" celebration. In Alberta, a government website...

 

Insurers target seniors with shifting Medicare options

With a marketing blitz for products old and new, health insurers are pulling out all the stops in Minnesota to woo more than a quarter-million Medicare beneficiaries who must find new coverage for 2019. Open enrollment for people in Medicare starts Monday, and a Star Tribune analysis of federal data shows that...

 

Sears, the original everything store, nears a bankruptcy filing

Sears more than a century ago pioneered the strategy of selling everything to everyone. But it has long since given up that mantle as a retail innovator. It was overtaken first by big-box retailers like Walmart and Home Depot and then, by Amazon as the go-to shopping destinations for clothing, tools and appliances....

 

Stocks plunge again; Dow's two-day loss reaches 1,300 points

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks sank more than 2 percent Thursday, the second day of steep declines around the globe driven by concerns about rising interest rates and trade tensions that could slow economic growth. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 545 points after dropping 831 points Wednesday. The two-day loss of 5.3...

 

Cult fave LaCroix sparkling water faces cockroach killer lawsuit, fans rally in defense

Everyone’s favorite user of the word “pamplemousse” is having a bit of a week. (That means grapefruit, for you non-obsessive LaCroix drinkers.) LaCroix got slapped with a lawsuit Monday positing that the sparkling water’s “natural” flavorings are in fact synthetic. Moreover, the class-action lawsuit...

 

CEO Gary Holmes' Vision for the Next Phase of the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot Taking Shape

Minneapolis, Minnesota (October 11, 2018) – CSM Corporation today released construction updates and new renderings of the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot’s latest expansion. The 24,000 square foot event space expansion will transform a parking shed into a vaulted, glass-encased ballroom incorporating...

 

Las Vegas Paiutes to open second marijuana dispensary with drive-thru

A second Nevada tribal marijuana dispensary will soon be operating in the northwest valley, expected to open by early next year. The second Nuwu Cannabis Marketplace, owned by the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, will be located on tribal land near the tribe’s golf resort in Centennial Hills, said Kevin Clock of Cascade...

 

Trade war draws a line between Minnesota soybean farmers, and a wide price gap appears

The trade war with China is falling hardest on soybean farmers west and northwest of the Twin Cities, who are being offered substantially less money than farmers in southern Minnesota this fall. A wide gap has opened in soybean prices around the state just as farmers are bringing in the 2018 harvest....

 

Restaurateur Ken Johnson Celebrates 40 Years of Business in the Heart of Edina Serving Comfort Classics

Edina, MN (October 3, 2018) -- An Edina treasure, The Hilltop announced today plans for a celebration of its 40th year of serving comfort foods in a friendly atmosphere. Opened in 1978 by founder Ken Johnson, The Hilltop has changed over the years but its dedication to...

 

Feds to return $505 million to consumers duped by Scott Tucker's payday loan scheme Read more here: https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article219141220.html#storylink=cpy

Scores of consumers swindled by former race car driver Scott Tucker’s illegal payday loan businesses will receive refund checks worth a combined $505 million from federal agencies who investigated the disgraced Leawood businessman. The Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department announced Thursday that it is...

 

Warning goes out for beef sold at Target and Aldi tied to E. coli at Cargill plant

Target and Aldi shoppers are encouraged to throw out certain ground beef products purchased at these stores as they may be contaminated with E. coli traced back to a Cargill plant last week. The food safety division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Tuesday published an updated list of retailers that...

 

Winnebago Tribe doubles investment in solar energy on reservation

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is continuing its march toward self-sustainability with a $728,000 investment that will fund installation of solar panels at nine new locations on the tribe’s northeast Nebraska reservation. The new installations will include the Blackhawk Community Center, Ho-Chunk Inc.’s...

 

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