Best Buy Reports Surprise Sales Gain In 3QBest Buy says its revenue edged up in the third quarter, a positive sign for the electronics retailer as the holiday season kicks off.
Target Rebounds In 3Q On Solid Sales Target reported a 3.1 percent gain in third-quarter profits to beat Wall Street expectations as its U.S. business rebounded from a massive data breach that occurred just before Christmas last year.
Minnesota 9th Among Best Business StatesForbes magazine's latest rankings of business-friendly states list Minnesota as ninth overall. Forbes rates the states on 36 factors, including labor supply, economic climate and business costs.
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Kieran's Owner Suing For Lost Business During Block E ConstructionYou can't see the front door of Kieran's Irish Pub, because it's covered in plastic and the windows are boarded up. Owner Peter Kellin says business is down 27 percent since Block E renovations began.
Medtronic Adjusts $43B Deal Over Inversion RulesMedical device maker Medtronic is switching to $16 billion in financing to complete its purchase of Ireland-based competitor Covidien a few weeks after federal regulators issued rules designed to curb overseas acquisitions that cut tax U.S. tax bills.
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Mankato Ranks 3rd On Forbes List For Business LocationsForbes has ranked Mankato third on its list of the Best Small Places for Business in America, just behind Fargo, North Dakota, and College Station, Texas. A chamber of commerce member says Mankato had previously ranked 10th, 11th and 25th. He says the town's greatest strength is the diversity of its economy.
After 10 Years, Minn. Business Makes Emotional Name ChangeA Minnesota business that has stores throughout the country is about to get a new name. Hot Mama will change its name Monday, but WCCO got a peak at the new logo Sunday night. Not to mention an explanation of the surprising reason behind the change, and what it means to an owner so closely connected to the original name.
Truck Damaged In Roseville Building Fire A truck sustained considerable damage Friday after a fire at a Roseville industrial building. The fire broke out Friday afternoon inside a building that housed multiple businesses. Firefighters say the heat from the fire caused propane cylinders on a semi without a trailer to explode.
On Lake Minnetonka, Business Is As Slow As The Boats High water continues to keep boat traffic to a crawl on Lake Minnetonka. For the past couple of weeks, a lake-wide no wake order has stayed in effect.
Minnesotans To Meet: Katie Greeman, Of Spill The WineIf you're a wine lover, there's nothing better than sharing a glass with good friends. Spill the Wine on Lake Street is a perfect hangout to do that.
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Midwest Economic Survey Index Hits 3-Year HighA monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states hit a three-year high in April, suggesting more economic growth over the next three to six months, according to a report issued Thursday.