March 18, 2021

Google says its economic impact on Minnesota businesses grew 12% last year

Google’s economic effect on businesses and other institutions in Minnesota grew 11.8% last year, the company said Thursday in an annual report of its vast […]
March 18, 2021

Amazon gets Thursday night games, NFL nearly doubles TV deal

Much like they did with cable in the 1980s and satellite television in the 1990s, the NFL on Thursday made another significant transition in the […]
March 18, 2021

Chip shortage forces Ford to build trucks without computers

DETROIT — A global semiconductor shortage and a February winter storm have combined to force Ford to build F-150 pickup trucks without some computers. The […]
March 18, 2021

Wall Street closes lower, pulled down by IT and energy

Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street Thursday, as rising bond yields once again pulled down shares of technology companies and the energy sector sold off […]
March 18, 2021

Prepare the popcorn: AMC opening more movie theaters

It’s showtime! AMC Theatres says it will have 98% of its U.S. movie theaters open on Friday as a bunch of theaters reopen in California. […]
March 18, 2021

Duluth Port Authority moves back to the waterfront and new headquarters

DULUTH – After more than two years landlocked in the city’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, the Duluth Seaway Port Authority returned to the waterfront to a […]
March 18, 2021

Duluth Port Authority moves back to the waterfront with new HQ

DULUTH – After more than two years landlocked in the city’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, the Duluth Seaway Port Authority returned to the waterfront to a […]
March 18, 2021

US long-term mortgage rates edge higher; 30-year at 3.09%

WASHINGTON — U.S. long-term mortgage rates continued to edge higher this week as the benchmark 30-year loan stayed above the 3% mark. Rates remain near […]
March 18, 2021

EXPLAINER: Will you need a 'vaccine passport' to travel?

Airlines and others in the travel industry are throwing their support behind so-called vaccine passports to boost pandemic-depressed travel, and authorities in Europe could embrace […]
March 18, 2021

Best Buy offers workers a new in-home test for COVID-19

Best Buy Co. on Thursday announced it will provide COVID-19 home tests for employees who have to work in stores, warehouses and other company locations. […]