Target Settles With Mass. Medicaid Program For $3MFederal and Massachusetts authorities allege Minneapolis-based Target violated federal and state False Claims Acts by automatically refilling Medicaid recipients' prescriptions.
What Minnesota Investors Can Do To Weather The Stock Market’s VolatilityIf you have a 401K or an investment in the stock market, Thursday was a roller coaster ride. Stocks were down more than 500 points, but rallied later in the afternoon The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down nearly 80 points. This comes after the Dow plunged more than 700 points on Tuesday. Analysts say this week’s losses could have been even worse, but were mitigated by markets being closed Wednesday in honor of President George H.W. Bush's funeral.
Reality Check: Where Minnesota’s Emergency Farm Bailout Money WentOnly a fraction of a $12 billion federal bailout program to help farmers hurt by trade tariffs has made it to Minnesota. The United States Department of Agriculture reports it has disbursed $1.4 billion in emergency farm aid so far through November 26--- out of the total $12 billion it promised.
St. Paul Considers Banning Pet Stores From Selling Animals From Breeding FacilitiesSt. Paul City Council members are considering a new ordinance that would ban pet stores from selling animals from so-called puppy and kitten mills. Just last month, about 200 dogs were rescued from an overcrowded breeding facility near the Minnesota-Iowa border. An investigation revealed the animals were living in dilapidated kennels with no access to clean water.
Target To Pay $7.4M To Settle California Waste SuitThe Target store chain has agreed to pay $7.4 million to settle California allegations that it improperly dumped hazardous waste into landfills, ranging from batteries to drugs and syringes. Minnesota-based Target didn't acknowledge any wrongdoing in the lawsuit settlement filed Wednesday in Alameda County Superior Court.
'It's Like My Legacy': Prince’s Estate Threatens Designer Of Iconic ‘Cloud Guitar’The local creator of one of Prince's most iconic guitars is fighting to keep his design. Dave Rusan has been repairing guitars for nearly four decades. But in the 80s, he got a unique request when an artist named Prince stopped in his shop in Minneapolis.
Facebook Let Some Companies Exploit Users Data, UK Email Dump AllegesFacebook gave some companies preferential access to user data -- including invites to friends in users' networks -- without clearly getting permission, according to excerpts from emails released by the U.K. Parliament Wednesday. The social media giant and its founder Mark Zuckerberg also mulled ways to charge outside companies for user data, the email excerpts show.
How To Protect Yourself From Cyber Criminals While Shopping OnlineAs consumers continue to spend a record-breaking amount of money online this holiday season, cyber criminals are waiting for retailers and shoppers’ mistakes. Staying vigilant of the details when shopping online often makes a big difference in protecting information.