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Best Buy December Sales Fall

Best Buy Co. says that weaker than expected traffic until the week before Christmas and low demand in Canada and Europe put a crimp in its December sales.

01/06/2012

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Best Bets For Holiday Clearances

Since Black Friday many retail stores have been offering clearance pricing on select items, while the bulk of the good sales started on Dec. 26.

01/03/2012

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Retailers Hope For Less Snow Than Last Year

Local businesses are hoping for calm weather this shopping season after a rough 2010.

12/01/2011

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Good Question: Why Can’t Drugs Go Generic Right Away?

Lipitor’s patent protection just expired, and the Food and Drug Administration is allowing two companies to produce generics for the next six months. But why does it take so long for a generic to be allowed on the market?

12/01/2011

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The Good Life For Less: Black Friday Smackdown

If you are heading to the mall early Friday morning or late Thursday night, you don’t want to go in unprepared.

11/23/2011

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Worker Creates Petition To Stop Early Black Friday Sales

Each year, stores seem to open up earlier and earlier to offer “Black Friday” deals.

11/15/2011

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Medtronic: FDA Panel Rejects Heart Catheter

Medtronic Inc. says a panel advising the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has concluded that an experimental catheter from the medical device maker poses a potential health risk that outweighs its benefit to patients.

10/27/2011

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IPhone 4s Sales Are Brisk On First Day

People were lining up across the country for a chance to buy the new IPhone 4s.

10/14/2011

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Target September Revenue Figure Jumps

Target Corp. said Thursday that sales of groceries, beauty products and clothing helped fuel a 5.3 percent September rise in revenue at stores open at least a year.

10/06/2011

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Alcohol Sales Could Start Sooner Under Wis. Bills

Just days after one of the biggest Wisconsin sports weekends in years, the state Legislature is looking to make it easier for sports fans to buy booze for their tailgate parties.

10/04/2011

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Cassette Tape Sales On The Rise

It appears vinyl is not the only old school media making a comeback. The sale of cassette tapes is on the rise.

10/03/2011

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The Good Life For Less: Clothing Deals II

Earlier this week we talked about clothes swapping and friends and family discounts to save money on back to school clothes. Here are a few more ideas to help your kids’ closets and your wallet.

09/01/2011

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Target’s Key Revenue Figure Up 4.1 Percent In Aug.

Target Corp.’s revenue at stores open at least a year climbed 4.1 percent in August, driven by back-to-school shopping. The results announced Thursday topped Wall Street’s forecast.

09/01/2011

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Target Key Revenue Figure Rises In July

Target says a key sales figure rose 4.1 percent in July as shoppers picked up more groceries and health and beauty products.

08/04/2011

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Shop Early And Save On School Supplies

You may not be thinking about back to school shopping yet, but retailers are: they expect to ring up more than $68 billion in sales this year. Though it seems early, getting a jump start on your supply shopping could mean bigger savings in the long run.

07/27/2011

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Lottery Sales Resume Without A Drastic Increase

Lottery ticket sales are now back to normal after the government shutdown, but so far sales haven’t picked up dramatically.

07/21/2011

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Retailers Post Strong June Sales

Colossal sales enticed consumers to shop like it was 1999 last month. But higher prices ahead could cause the party to end.

07/07/2011

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Target June Revenue Figure Beats Expectations

Target says revenue at stores open at least one year rose 4.5 percent in June as shoppers picked up groceries and seasonal merchandise.

07/07/2011

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Target Revenue Metric Misses Forecasts For May

Target Corp. said Thursday that its May revenue at stores open at least a year climbed 2.8 percent, but shoppers remained cautious and the figure fell short of Wall Street’s forecast.

06/02/2011

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Dayton Signs Bill To Allow Beer Sales At Breweries

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill making changes to state liquor laws that will allow Minnesota breweries to sell pints of beer on-site.

05/24/2011

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Expert: Twin Cities Home Sales OK Despite Zillow Report

Home and real estate website Zillow.com is reporting that 46 percent of all homeowners in the Twin Cities are underwater. That’s an increase of about 10 percent from last year. However, that news isn’t deterring everyone.

05/10/2011

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Target Sales Metric Rises But Misses Predictions

Target Corp.’s April revenue increased 13.1 percent at stores open at least a year, as customers flocked there for basics like groceries and clothing.

05/05/2011

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3M Raises 2011 Forecast After 1Q Profit Rises

3M Co. is raising its earnings expectations for the year, saying higher sales around the globe will offset the disruption to its business in Japan from the earthquake there.

04/26/2011

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Despite $4 A Gallon Gas, Boat Sellers See Rising Sales

The ice is barely off the lakes, fresh snow is on its way, yet spring fever is in the air.

04/19/2011

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Digging Up Deals To Spruce Up Your Yard

As the grass greens up, anyone with a green thumb is itching to get outside — and inside Minnesota’s greenhouses. For those looking to also save a little green this year, there’s good news.

04/14/2011

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