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UnitedHealth’s 1Q Profit Tumbles 8 Percent

UnitedHealth Group’s first-quarter net income slid 8 percent as funding cuts to a key product and costs imposed by the health care overhaul dented the health insurer’s performance. The Minnetonka company said the overhaul and government budget cuts added about 35 cents per share in costs during the quarter.

04/17/2014

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Minnesota Gains 2,600 Jobs In March

For the first time in state history, Minnesota’s labor force surpassed three million, thanks to a good month of March.

04/17/2014

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Target Expands Subscription Service Tenfold

Target is vastly expanding the goods that are available to order by subscription as it fends off its biggest non-traditional retail rival, Amazon.com. The nation’s second-largest discounter first dabbled with subscriptions last September, trying to win over haggard parents with 150 baby care products.

04/17/2014

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Young MN Millionaires: On Demand’s Heather Manley

On Demand Group is a global family-owned IT consulting firm that has been in business since 1995. While IT might sound boring, Heather Manley is anything but.

04/17/2014

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Controversy Follows Owner Of Dilapidated Worthington Mall

A Minnesota mall has fallen into disrepair, but we found its owner has a history of ignoring properties all across the country. The mall in Worthington has a leaky roof, buckets lined up on the floor and caution tape blocking off some areas.

04/16/2014

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Minneapolis Seeks To Ban Styrofoam Containers

A new proposal to ban Styrofoam containers in restaurants has some owners worried about the extra cost that will have to be passed along to the customer.

04/16/2014

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Bait Shops Worried About A Repeat Of Last Spring

Another winter storm would be the last thing the state’s fishing industry needs. Many bait shops and resort owners say business was down this winter because it was simply too cold to be on the ice.

04/15/2014

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Young MN Millionaires: Nerdery CEO Mike Derheim

What makes a nerd? Mike Derheim, 35, and two partners started The Nerdery with a couple hundred bucks. Its annual revenue in 2013 was more than $52 million.

04/15/2014

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HCMC Planning To Expand With New, 322,000-Square-Foot Clinic

The Hennepin County Medical Center is growing to meet the demand for more outpatient care. The Hennepin County Board approved $10 million to buy property across for the emergency room.

04/14/2014

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Nice Ride Bikes To Make Spring Debut

Nice Ride bikes will make their spring debut on city streets Saturday, and riders can now keep them for twice as long. According to Nice Ride Minnesota officials, riders with 1-Year and Pay-As-You-Go memberships will enjoy 60 minutes of free time on every trip if they sign up online. The previous time limit was 30 minutes.

04/11/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Library

In many communities, the library is more than a place to check out books. It’s a place to do homework, visit with friends, or discover a love of reading.

04/10/2014

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Good Question: How Can You Get The Best Financial Aid Package?

Seven in 10 college seniors have some sort of student debt. With the cost of a four-year college averaging between $22,000 and $30,000 a year, loans are the only way for most families to afford it.

04/09/2014

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Lime Shortage Takes Zest Away From Bars, Planes

A bad harvest year in Mexico has caused the price of limes to go way up. They’ve become so expensive that some airlines have quit serving them on planes. Lucas Price is a bartender at Barrio in downtown Minneapolis, a place known for its tacos and tequila. But lately, it’s a little green fruit that’s been putting the squeeze on Price.

04/09/2014

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Minn. House Passes Bill To Close Gender Pay Gap

Minnesota lawmakers are considering a bill that aims to close the pay gap between men and women. Data from the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota show that the median full-time annual earnings of a woman in the state is about $10,000 less than a man’s.

04/09/2014

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Good Question: Why Are More Moms Staying Home?

After decades of women entering the workforce, more and more mothers are now staying home with their children. According to a new Pew Research Center report, 29 percent of moms stayed at home in 2012, up from a low of 23 percent in 1999.

04/08/2014

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MOA Expansion Renderings

Crews are breaking ground on the Mall of America expansion on March 18, 2014. Here are some renderings of what you can expect to see there soon.

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Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection

Following months of anticipation, Target and Neiman Marcus unveiled their unprecedented holiday collection. The collection, which features 24 of America’s preeminent designers — all members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America — will be available Dec. 1 at all Target and Neiman Marcus stores, as well as online at Target.com and NeimanMarcus.com.

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Price Comparison: Same Makeup, 5 Different Stores

WCCO’s Esme Murphy went shopping at five popular stores for the same five makeup products and found price differences as great as 50 percent. See the price changes for yourself!

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Sever’s Corn Maze Through The Years

Sever’s is one of the biggest corn mazes in Minnesota. Check out their from the past 15 years!

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Farmers Market In Minneapolis

The Minneapolis Farmers Market runs down Nicollet Mall from 5th Street to 10th Street. It starts at 6 a.m. and goes till 6 p.m. every Thursday. The market has a plethora of shopping options: locally […]

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From Rags To Riches

Check out which companies started in garages and as tiny start-ups, and which heavyhitters owe their riches to a lucky break.

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Celebrity Endorsements

There’s no doubt about it. Celebrity sells. That’s why companies that make everything from drinks to makeup to credit cards pay millions for stars to endorse their products. Here is a look at some recent […]

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