October 21, 2020

If Google's a monopoly, who is harmed by its market power?

Google has long defended itself against charges of monopoly by stressing that its products are free and that no one has to use them. And […]
October 21, 2020

Otto Bremer Trust announces recipients of small business emergency funds

ST. PAUL — The Otto Bremer Trust has announced the initial recipients of program-related investments and grants for the second phase of its Community Benefit […]
October 21, 2020

After explosive growth at Square, Chase launches own version

NEW YORK — After watching the explosive growth at electronic payment start-ups like Jack Dorsey’s Square, JPMorgan Chase has launched its own version to lure […]
October 21, 2020

US hits Chinese media with new restrictions, upping tensions

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is hitting Chinese media outlets in the U.S. with new restrictions, a move that will further foment tensions in already […]
October 21, 2020

Minneapolis health insurance startup raises $105 million

Minneapolis-based Bind Benefits says it has raised $105 million to support the startup company’s continued growth in the market where employers buy health insurance. Last […]
October 21, 2020

Next up in hunt for COVID-19 vaccine: Testing shots in kids

The global hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine for kids is only just beginning — a lagging start that has some U.S. pediatricians worried they may […]
October 21, 2020

Biden's lessons learned: spending time, money in Midwest

Joe Biden has visited Wisconsin just twice as the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee. That’s still two more times than Hillary Clinton did in 2016. Even […]
October 21, 2020

Can't crush this: Beetle armor gives clues to tougher planes

NEW YORK — It’s a beetle that can withstand bird pecks, animal stomps and even being rolled over by a Toyota Camry. Now scientists are […]
October 21, 2020

US officials: OxyContin maker to plead to 3 criminal charges

WASHINGTON — Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plead guilty […]
October 21, 2020

In Ely, Minn., Trump presidency has fueled innovation for one manufacturer

The effort had the effect of reverberating beyond Northeastern Minnesota and capturing some national attention. But Novak wasn’t thrilled with the packaging — a letter […]