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Target Slices Free-Shipping Minimum In Half To $25

Target has sliced its minimum online purchase to qualify for free shipping in half to $25 as the Internet becomes a bigger and bigger sales hub for retailers.

02/23/2015

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Good Question: Why Do Companies Give Raises?

On Thursday, Walmart announced it’s giving raises to 500,000 of its lowest-paid workers. Starting in April, employees will make $9 per hour, which is $1.75 more per hour than the federal minimum wage.

02/19/2015

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Shoplifter Pulls Gun On Worker At Fargo Wal-Mart Store

Fargo police are looking for a shoplifter who pulled a gun on a store employee.

12/15/2014

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Stores Prepare To Fight Amazon For Christmas Business

In the past, brick and mortar stores like Target and Wal-Mart have chased Amazon.com’s low pricing. But according to Wells Fargo study, that changed in the last six months. University of St. Thomas Marketing Instructor Jon Seltzer says all three are stepping up, but in different ways.

10/07/2014

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Weak Electronics Sales Pressure Best Buy

Is America’s love affair with gadgets fading? Best Buy and Sears on Thursday both blamed their weak quarterly results on the fact that shoppers aren’t shelling out for consumer electronics.

05/22/2014

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Target Faces Identity Crisis

Target is having an identity crisis. The nation’s third largest retailer was once high-flying, but now it’s struggling to find its place in the minds of American shoppers. Once known for its cheap chic fashions, Target faces competition from trendy chains like H&M.

05/20/2014

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Gov’t Charges Wal-Mart With Labor Violations

Federal officials filed a formal complaint Wednesday charging that Wal-Mart violated the rights of workers who took part in protests and strikes against the company.

01/15/2014

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Fridley Man Sentenced For Groping Girl, 11, At Wal-Mart

The 29-year-old Fridley man who pled guilty to groping an 11-year-old at a Wal-Mart, was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years of supervised probation.

03/27/2013

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IBM Moving Jobs Out Of MN; Wal-Mart Moves Jobs In, & Target Expands

IBM is moving hundreds of its manufacturing jobs out of its Rochester plant and into Mexico, and New York.

03/06/2013

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Wal-Mart: Plans For Mankato Distribution Center Includes 300 Jobs

Wal-Mart plans to construct a distribution center in Mankato, employing about 300, and helping serve those in the Upper Midwest, the company said on Tuesday.

03/05/2013

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Fridley Man Enters Guilty Plea For Groping Girl, 11, At Wal-Mart

A 29-year-old man Fridley man charged with criminal sexual conduct for allegedly groping an 11-year-old girl at Fridley Wal-Mart has entered a petition for a guilty plea on Tuesday.

01/23/2013

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Wal-Mart Says Its Hiring 100,000 Returning Veterans In Next 5 Years

Starting on Veteran’s Day, an American retailer says it will hire more than 100,000 returning veterans in the next five years.

01/15/2013

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Target Unveils Year-Round Online Price Match

Target Corp. said Tuesday that its pledge to match prices of select online rivals this past holiday season is now a year-round promise.

01/08/2013

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Target Ad Campaign Puts Food In The Spotlight

Is Target’s grocery aisle ready for its close up?

01/04/2013

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Opinion: Walmart Bribery And Mexico

According to news reports, the allure of building a Wal-Mart near ancient pyramids in Mexico, and thus gaining access to global tourists nearby, was so strong that Wal-Mart circumvented democratic institutions and bribed the right people to get their way.

12/19/2012

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Wal-Mart Workers & Unions Protest On Black Friday

Hundreds gathered outside the Wal-Mart store on Friday along University Avenue in St. Paul. They were some workers who had walked off the job, and others were members of labor unions lending their support.

11/23/2012

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Pick-A-Side: Best Store For Black Friday

Where’s your favorite store for Black Friday?

11/23/2012

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Wal-Mart And Target: A Tale Of 2 Discounters

This holiday season, the biggest discount chains in the U.S. will tell the tale of two very different shoppers: those that have and those that have not.

11/15/2012

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Employee Petitions Target To Return Thanksgiving

Thousands of people are signing an online petition created by a California Target employee to give back Thanksgiving.

11/12/2012

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Early Look At Black Friday Doorbuster Deals

Weeks before the halls are decked, the deals are already coming out — and Black Friday isn’t for another two weeks.

11/09/2012

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Police: Speed A Factor In Forest Lake Crash That Killed 2

Two people were killed in a crash in Forest Lake that authorities say was partially due to high speeds.

11/07/2012

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Police Investigate After Violent Threat Made At Wal-Mart

A Fergus Falls Wal-Mart was evacuated Saturday after someone made a threat to hurt employees and customers of the store.

11/04/2012

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Woman Is Sentenced In Minn. Wal-Mart Kidnapping

A Worthington woman accused of making a bomb threat, taking a Wal-Mart cashier hostage and forcing her into the parking lot has been sentenced to about six months in jail.

10/18/2012

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Good Question: How Can Online Retailers Ship Same Day?

The one thing you can’t get when you shop online is instant gratification. Now the gratification is getting closer to instant.

10/09/2012

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Are Dollar Stores Really A Better Deal?

Dollar stores aren’t just for bargain hunters anymore. The down economy is a big reason the discount chains are the fastest-growing retailers in the country right now.

10/04/2012

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