April 1, 2021

Asian stocks follow Wall St. up on strong Japan, Korea data

BEIJING — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Thursday after Japan and South Korea reported unexpectedly strong economic data and President Joe Biden announced […]
March 31, 2021

Delta to sell middle seats in May, but says 'normal' is still a ways off in air travel

Delta Air Lines is unblocking its middle seats in May, marking the end of social distancing on all U.S. carriers and signaling a turning point […]
March 31, 2021

S&P 500 climbs, closing out its 4th straight quarterly gain

Stocks closed mostly higher on Wall Street, clinching the 4th straight quarterly gain for the S&P 500. The benchmark index rose 0.4% Wednesday, bringing its […]
March 31, 2021

Blue Cross of Minnesota's CEO announces retirement

Dr. Craig Samitt , who has been CEO of Eagan-based Blue Cross and Blue Shied of Minnesota for almost three years, is retiring, the company […]
March 31, 2021

Report: Pandemic dealing setbacks to gender parity in jobs

GENEVA — The think tank behind the annual gathering of world leaders in Davos, Switzerland, says the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting gender parity in the […]
March 31, 2021

Nestle closes sale of bottled water brands in North America

NEW YORK — Global food giant Nestle said Wednesday that it has completed the $4.3 billion sale of its bottled-water brands in North America to […]
March 31, 2021

Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down governor's mask mandate

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ statewide mask mandate on Wednesday, stripping the governor of one of his […]
March 31, 2021

Automakers BMW, Volvo back moratorium on deep seabed mining

BERLIN — Automakers BMW and Volvo announced Wednesday that they support a moratorium on deep seabed mining for minerals used in electric vehicle batteries and […]
March 31, 2021

GM recalling 10,000 Chevy and GMC vans due to fire risk

WASHINGTON — General Motors is recalling more than 10,000 vans due to a fire risk and recommending that owners park them outdoors away from buildings […]
March 31, 2021

Benefits company will leave downtown Minneapolis, relocate to Edina

Portico Benefit Services will relocate its several hundred workers from downtown Minneapolis to Edina. The nonprofit that operates the health and retirement benefits for the […]