WASHINGTON – Bob Zelenka, executive director of the Minnesota Grain and Feed Association, sums up the current rail shipping conditions for Minnesota grain farmers in a single sentence:
"What a difference a year makes." ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Walgreens, one of the oldest and most famous names in Chicago business, is undergoing a European makeover. Some would call it a takeover.
Scotland native Alex Gourlay, 55, is in charge of the drugstore chain's ...Read more
Although the nation's unemployment rate has been around a seven-year low of about 5.4 percent, job growth among the states has been uneven, with several showing only meager gains more than five years removed from the ...Read more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Rarely since the days of Monica Lewinsky and President Bill Clinton have scandalmongers been so fixated on the prizes and pitfalls of a college internship.
The reason is obvious: the revelation by The ...Read more
MILWAUKEE -- When Katie Maloney Perhach became managing partner for the Milwaukee office of the national law firm Quarles & Brady at the beginning of this year, she added to the increasing presence of women in leadership ...Read more
LOS ANGELES--The Los Angeles Dodgers TV shutout is about to end for thousands of L.A. baseball fans.
Hoping to build goodwill for its cable TV operations, Charter Communications said it will begin televising Dodgers games...Read more
The San Diego Union-Tribune said Tuesday that it was laying off 178 employees, about 30 percent of its staff, in a cost-cutting effort that mainly affected its printing and delivery operations.
The job cuts came five days...Read more
SEATTLE -- A social-networking site and floral-delivery company have agreed to pay $11 million to resolve allegations of deceptive billing and advertising in a multistate settlement, attorneys general from Washington and ...Read more
Fast-growing digital media company Vox Media has acquired tech blog Re/code.
Vox, which also owns news sites the Verge, Polygon and Eater, made the announcement Tuesday. It said Re/code, founded by Kara Swisher and Walt ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- Hormel Foods has agreed to buy Applegate Farms, a leading organic and natural meat maker, for $775 million, its largest acquisition and a big play in the hot organic food market.
The buyout of Bridgefield, ...Read more
DETROIT -- Ford is expanding its presence in North Africa with new sales and purchasing offices, plans to double parts exports, and the introduction of seven new vehicles.
Casablanca, Morocco, will be home to a new ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The last time Time Warner Cable was part of a proposed major corporate merger, objections by federal regulators helped scuttle the proposed acquisition of the company by Comcast Corp.
Now, Charter ...Read more
SEATTLE -- Nordstrom sold its credit card operation to Toronto-based TD Bank Group, handing off to the Canadian bank some $2.2 billion in receivables while inking a deal that will allow the Seattle retailer to manage ...Read more
DETROIT -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles stock was down Tuesday after weekend buzz following reports that General Motors is among the automakers that has rebuffed the automaker's invitation for merger talks.
Add GM to the ...Read more
SEATTLE -- Microsoft's Cortana virtual assistant will be released later this year for users of Google and Apple smartphones.
The Seattle-area company announced the move on Tuesday, saying that Cortana is coming to other ...Read more
DETROIT -- General Motors will spend $1.2 billion to upgrade its Ft. Wayne, Ind., assembly plant that produces its highly profitable Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size pickup trucks.
The money will be used to ...Read more
Goodbye, black pepper flavor; hello, actual black pepper.
Yum Brands chains Pizza Hut and Taco Bell said they plan to remove artificial flavors and colors from their food, following the lead of companies including Panera ...Read more
Charter Communications has reeled in its big prize, agreeing to purchase Time Warner Cable in a blockbuster deal that would make it the third-largest pay-TV provider in the nation.
The long-sought-after acquisition, ...Read more
Q: I was on a project last year that was eventually shelved because it was losing money, wasn't properly staffed, and was generally not meeting its objectives. Now this year, the project has been restarted and I'm back on ...Read more
Q: I recently discovered that my supervisor is behaving inappropriately. "Gina" often has to attend meetings outside the office, so she is frequently gone for long periods of time. Sometimes, when she is supposed to be at ...Read more
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