February 26, 2021

Explosion strikes Israeli-owned ship in Mideast amid tension

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An explosion struck an Israeli-owned cargo ship sailing out of the Middle East on Friday, an unexplained blast renewing concerns […]
February 26, 2021

Deadline is March 19 to nominate Top Workplaces

It is not too late to be ranked among the Top Workplaces in Minnesota. The deadline to participate in the 2021 Star Tribune program is […]
February 26, 2021

How Minnesota companies can make 'hybrid' workplaces work

Dave Bortnem is thinking a lot these days about what a return to work will look like. The chief executive of Direct Benefits, an online […]
February 26, 2021

South Korea starts vaccinating, but people over 65 must wait

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea administered its first coronavirus vaccines Friday to people at long-term care facilities, launching a mass immunization campaign that authorities […]
February 26, 2021

Zillow to make cash offers for houses in Twin Cities based on its estimates

How accurate are Zestimates? Spot on, says Zillow. The company is now so confident in its ability to estimate the value of a home without […]
February 26, 2021

The Latest: Governor extends Oregon's state of emergency

SALEM, Ore. – Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday extended Oregon’s declaration of a state of emergency until May 2 as confirmed COVID-19 cases drop but […]
February 26, 2021

Costco to raise starting hourly wage to $16; end hazard pay

NEW YORK — Costco will increase its starting wage to $16 an hour, surpassing most of its main competitors. Costco CEO Craig Jelinek announced the […]
February 26, 2021

Hong Kong kicks off COVID-19 vaccinations with Sinovac jab

HONG KONG — Hong Kong began administering its first COVID-19 vaccines to the public Friday, kicking off its program offering free vaccinations to all 7.5 […]
February 26, 2021

S. Korea injects first shots in public vaccination campaign

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea on Friday administered its first available shots of coronavirus vaccines to people at long-term care facilities, launching a mass […]
February 25, 2021

Tennant still being hit by COVID-19 effects

Tennant Chief Executive Chris Killingstad on Thursday called out his employees’ great work through the pandemic, which caused a tough financial year for the Eden […]