February 11, 2021

Hormel buys Planters nuts business from Kraft Heinz for $3.3 billion

Hormel Foods Corp. is purchasing Planters for $3.35 billion, the largest acquisition in the Minnesota food company’s 130-year history. Kraft Heinz agreed to sell the […]
February 11, 2021

Hormel makes its biggest deal ever, buying Planters for $3.3 billion

Hormel Foods Corp. is purchasing Planters for $3.35 billion, the largest acquisition in the Minnesota food company’s 130-year history. The Austin, Minn.-based food company — […]
February 11, 2021

Big move: Small stocks roar after years of getting trampled

NEW YORK — Small stocks are delivering the biggest punch on Wall Street. Over the last three months, an index that tracks 2,000 of the […]
February 11, 2021

US jobless claims fall slightly to 793,000 with layoffs high

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly last week to 793,000, evidence that job cuts remain high despite a substantial decline […]
February 11, 2021

UK, EU meeting in bid to calm post-Brexit trade turbulence

LONDON — Breaking up is proving hard to do for Britain and the European Union, whose divorce deal is in choppy waters just six weeks […]
February 11, 2021

How a leading anti-Trump group ignored a crisis in its ranks

WASHINGTON — Last June, the Lincoln Project was on a high. Led by several prominent former Republican consultants, its slickly produced ads attacking President Donald […]
February 11, 2021

Asian shares mostly gain after Biden speaks with China's Xi

Major Asian stock indexes were mostly higher on Thursday after President Joe Biden held his first conversation with Chinese leader Xi Jinping since taking office. […]
February 10, 2021

California deputy drops suit against Toronto Raptors' boss

OAKLAND, Calif. — A law enforcement officer in California who sued the president of the Toronto Raptors over a 2019 scuffle following the team’s NBA […]
February 10, 2021

Biden administration asks Supreme Court to uphold health law

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has told the Supreme Court that it believes the entire Affordable Care Act should be upheld, reversing a Trump administration […]
February 10, 2021

Schafer: Walz's strategy for EVs could leave dealers stranded with models

It’s easy to support the goals of a Walz administration policy initiative called Clean Cars Minnesota. It’s how those goals get done that makes it […]