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Target CEO Brian Cornell sees turnaround as 'still in early innings'
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Target CEO Brian Cornell sees turnaround as 'still in early innings'

Growing up in Queens, N. Y., Brian Cornell saw early on a real-life example of a turnaround: the 1969 Mets. He was 9 years old, and Cornell was...

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Evers creates new office to reach carbon-free goal
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Evers creates new office to reach carbon-free goal

MADISON, Wis. - Gov. Tony Evers is creating a new office to help achieve his goal of 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050. Evers included the goal...

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ApplianceSmart has closed three of its Minnesota stores; two remain open
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ApplianceSmart has closed three of its Minnesota stores; two remain open

ApplianceSmart recently closed three of its five Minnesota stores in Apple Valley, St. Paul and Rochester. The Champlin and Maplewood stores remain...

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US retail sales up solidly in a sign of consumer optimism
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US retail sales up solidly in a sign of consumer optimism

WASHINGTON - Americans spent more at retail stores and restaurants in July, a sign that concerns over weakening economic growth and a persistent...

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JCPenney halves losses, will begin selling used clothing
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JCPenney halves losses, will begin selling used clothing

Shares of J. C. Penney surged after the ailing department store cut its quarterly losses in half and announced that it would begin selling used...

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Records: Land taxes went unpaid by Rep. Meadows' business
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Records: Land taxes went unpaid by Rep. Meadows' business

RALEIGH, N. C. - Thousands of dollars in property taxes on land owned by Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows' business went unpaid because the...

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Macy's sends ominous signal for retailers in 2Q
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Macy's sends ominous signal for retailers in 2Q

NEW YORK - Macy's is lowering its annual earnings guidance after the department store struggled with a big earnings miss during the second quarter...

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Retailers wrestle with a volatile trade policy with China
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Retailers wrestle with a volatile trade policy with China

NEW YORK - Lance Ruttenberg knows too well how fast President Donald Trump's China trade policies can change. As president and CEO of American...

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Handcrafted tile shop Mercury Mosaics anchors bustling former factory in Northeast
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Handcrafted tile shop Mercury Mosaics anchors bustling former factory in Northeast

Mercedes Austin began her entrepreneurial journey in 2002 in her studio apartment. Austin, 42, an artist fascinated by ceramic tile, quit her day...

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Gensler design firm's new Minneapolis offices are an idea showroom
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Gensler design firm's new Minneapolis offices are an idea showroom

Gensler is a $1 billion-plus global design firm that's had an office in Minneapolis since 2007. Even as the firm's local staff puts the finishing...

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New Leo A Daily managing principal has eye on deeper local ties
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New Leo A Daily managing principal has eye on deeper local ties

Cindy McCleary is working to strengthen local ties while balancing work on national and international projects as the newly promoted managing...

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NY state approves $1.3 billion arena project for Islanders
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NY state approves $1.3 billion arena project for Islanders

ELMONT, N. Y. - The New York state board responsible for economic development has approved a $1.3 billion project to build a 19,000-seat arena for...

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New UN warming report sees hungry future that can be avoided
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New UN warming report sees hungry future that can be avoided

WASHINGTON - On the ground, climate change is hitting us where it counts: the stomach - not to mention the forests, plants and animals. A new...

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Barneys New York files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection
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Barneys New York files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection

NEW YORK - Barneys New York is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the latest retailer to buckle as shoppers move online and real estate...

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Looking for a new bike? Here's how to shop for the best place to buy it
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Looking for a new bike? Here's how to shop for the best place to buy it

Maybe you are not ready for the Tour de France, but just about anyone with a sense of balance can enjoy a bike ride. Cycling provides a good...

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Patio furniture didn't work, so Twin Cities pitchman Dick Enrico has another idea
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Patio furniture didn't work, so Twin Cities pitchman Dick Enrico has another idea

Dick Enrico opened a new retail venture called 2nd Shade Patio Furniture in Minnetonka two years ago and said, "If it fails, I'll pick up my...

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A Minneapolis affordable-housing developer tried to up its energy efficiency game. Here is what it learned.
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A Minneapolis affordable-housing developer tried to up its energy efficiency game. Here is what it learned.

For Aeon, a Twin Cities nonprofit that manages thousands of income-restricted rentals, affordability has always been among the highest priorities....

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Suburbs strive to take proactive approach to battle problem properties
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Suburbs strive to take proactive approach to battle problem properties

Gerald Schmitz spent two months in jail and racked up thousands in fines defending his right to keep his stuff - an estimated 150 old cars, boats...

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Local St. Paul tea shop is steeped in tradition
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Local St. Paul tea shop is steeped in tradition

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Hidden within the small grove of quaint shops and gardens in Milton Square in St. Anthony Park, Lady Elegant's Tea Room...

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Hawaii tourism industry fears negative impact of rental law
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Hawaii tourism industry fears negative impact of rental law

HONOLULU - New short-term rental rules could impact Hawaii's tourism industry by decreasing the amount of lodging for potential visitors, officials...

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Foodsby zeros in on office lunch deliveries, carving niche amid a boom
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Foodsby zeros in on office lunch deliveries, carving niche amid a boom

Third-party food deliverers are booming, helped by mobile apps, but they sometimes leave a sour taste with restaurant owners with fees amounting to...

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Target celebrating 20 years of design collaborations by reissuing some favorites
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Target celebrating 20 years of design collaborations by reissuing some favorites

It all started in 1999 with a playful little teapot with a red whistle at the spout. Some critics wondered if the masses would appreciate it as ...

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City Center plans face-lift for 7th & Nicollet Mall corner
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City Center plans face-lift for 7th & Nicollet Mall corner

The once-most-prominent downtown Minneapolis retail corner, which pretty much went dark in recent years, is going to get a face-lift. Ryan...

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The dying gasp of a small Minnesota newspaper
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The dying gasp of a small Minnesota newspaper

WARROAD, Minn. - Whenever she thought her small staff would be facing a particularly stressful deadline day, Rebecca Colden, the publisher of the...

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Once a shrine to a retailer's brand, 'flagships' lose luster
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Once a shrine to a retailer's brand, 'flagships' lose luster

NEW YORK - It used to be considered the retailer's crown jewel - a large format store on a swank corridor that showed off the best of what a brand...

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1 of East Coast's last large video rental stores to close
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1 of East Coast's last large video rental stores to close

NORFOLK, Va. - A video rental store that is believed to be among one of the last of its size on the East Coast is set to close in Virginia. The...

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Hy-Vee brings back clothing, dropping one brand for another
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Hy-Vee brings back clothing, dropping one brand for another

Lakeville shoppers did a double take when Hy-Vee opened its new store there in 2016. Along with the usual assortment of produce, meats, bread and...

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Good American's size-inclusive brand lands at Mall of America
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Good American's size-inclusive brand lands at Mall of America

Emma Grede may be a size 2, but she possesses a savvy understanding of larger sizes for women. And she's brought it to the Mall of America. Grede...

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Trump 'rodent' tweets ring true at Kushner-owned apartments
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Trump 'rodent' tweets ring true at Kushner-owned apartments

BALTIMORE - Davon Jones doesn't have to look far to see the irony in President Donald Trump's tweets that Baltimore is a "rat and rodent infested...

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Construction headaches at 50th & France in Edina to continue through fall
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Construction headaches at 50th & France in Edina to continue through fall

The dramatic redevelopment of Edina's 50th and France shopping district will continue to challenge motorists, customers and business owners until...

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