October 15, 2020

Postal Service agrees to reverse service changes

HELENA, Mont. — The U.S. Postal Service agreed Wednesday to reverse changes that slowed mail service nationwide, settling a lawsuit filed by Montana Gov. Steve […]
October 15, 2020

US long-term mortgage rates fall to low; 30-year at 2.81%

WASHINGTON — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week as the key 30-year loan reached a new all-time low for the tenth time this year. […]
October 15, 2020

Furniture retailer Room & Board has best August, September in history

Room & Board started 40 years ago offering budget-friendly flat-pack, ready-to-assemble furniture after its founder, John Gabbert, traveled to Sweden and visited Ikea. That was […]
October 15, 2020

Barnes & Noble says shopper info may have been taken in hack

NEW YORK — Barnes & Noble said the personal information of its shoppers may have been stolen after its computer systems were hacked. The bookseller […]
October 15, 2020

As election uncertainty sweeps markets, the pros hold steady

NEW YORK — This presidential election is clearly unlike any other, but investors might be wise to treat it just like most of the previous […]
October 15, 2020

Pilgrim's Pride will expand Cold Spring plant

Pilgrim’s Pride is expanding its Cold Spring, Minn. plant in a move expected to increase jobs and give central Minnesota farmers a larger market for […]
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 […]