October 15, 2020

Minnesota's jobless rate falls to 6%, mainly from people leaving workforce

More than 56,000 frustrated Minnesotans dropped out of the state’s work force last month, leading to a substantial drop in the unemployment rate. Minnesota’s unemployment […]
October 15, 2020

Xcel gets $10.5M federal grant for pilot project on hydrogen power

Xcel Energy will build a pilot hydrogen plant at one its two Minnesota nuclear facilities, an effort to bolster the long-term of viability of atomic […]
October 15, 2020

All-around good harvest for southeast Minn. farmers

The 60-year-old Brooks operates farmland across the Byron area, growing about 50% corn and 50% soybeans. “It’s been going good,” Brooks said of this year’s […]
October 15, 2020

Democratic National Convention could finish in the red

MILWAUKEE — The 2020 Democratic National Convention, which became a mostly virtual event because of the coronavirus, is expected to finish in the red, but […]
October 15, 2020

An iPad replaces cow art in parody book 'Good Morning Zoom'

NEW YORK — The cow art is gone, as is the red balloon, but the calming style of the children’s classic “Goodnight Moon” shines through […]
October 15, 2020

Profits keep sinking, but CEOs to show if worst has passed

NEW YORK — Investors believe the pandemic’s worst effects on corporate profits have passed. Now it’s up to CEOs to deliver the confirmation. Companies are […]
October 15, 2020

Time's Up study: Many who report harassment face retaliation

Three years into the #MeToo movement, there may be more awareness around workplace sexual harassment. But a new report finds that almost three-quarters of people […]
October 15, 2020

US layoffs remain elevated as 898,000 seek jobless aid

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to 898,000, a historically high number and evidence that layoffs remain a hindrance […]
October 15, 2020

Morgan Stanley 3Q profit rises 25%, helped by trading

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Morgan Stanley said Thursday that profit rose 25% in the third quarter from last year, as the investment bank benefitted from […]
October 15, 2020

Drugstore chain Walgreens rebounds with $373M 4Q profit

COVID-19 took another bite out of Walgreens Boots Alliance quarterly numbers but this time left behind better-than-expected earnings. The drugstore chain said Thursday that it […]