December 23, 2020

London private equity firm acquires Minneapolis-based tech firm

Minneapolis-based Datasite, the provider of virtual data room software services to principals involved in mergers and acquisitions, has been acquired by the private equity firm […]
December 23, 2020

The Latest: Egypt reports highest daily COVID-19 cases

CAIRO — Egypt reported its highest daily confirmed cases in months, with over 911 confined cases and 42 fatalities, as authorities said New Year’s Eve […]
December 23, 2020

Trump's presidential legacy, by the numbers

WASHINGTON — Words matter. But numbers tell stories, too. Presidential historians and others will plumb them as they assess President Donald Trump’s legacy, Trump’s presidency […]
December 23, 2020

Medina-based Polaris appoints chief financial officer as interim CEO

Polaris named Michael Speetzen, its chief financial officer, to serve as interim CEO. CEO Scott Wine announced in mid-November that he was leaving Medina-based Polaris […]
December 23, 2020

VW recalls Beetles to replace Takata air bag inflators

DETROIT — Volkswagen is recalling over 105,000 Beetles with faulty Takata front driver’s air bags that can explode and hurl shrapnel. The recall covers Beetles […]
December 23, 2020

Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods up 0.9% in November

WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticketed manufactured goods rose a moderate 0.9% in November with a key category that tracks business investment plans […]
December 23, 2020

Duluth steam customers convert to hot-water heat

Duluth Energy Systems completely financed the cost of converting the buildings, which Oneida will pay off over the next decade. But even with those finance […]
December 23, 2020

Consumer spending drops 0.4%, first decline since April

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer spending fell 0.4% in November, the first decline since April, as Americans confronted a newly resurgent virus. The November decline followed […]
December 23, 2020

After months of calm, Thailand grapples with virus outbreak

BANGKOK — After managing against the odds to keep the coronavirus largely in check for most of the year, Thailand has suddenly found itself challenged […]
December 23, 2020

California health system buckling under COVID-19 pandemic

LOS ANGELES — California’s health care system is buckling under the strain of the nation’s largest coronavirus outbreak and may fracture in weeks if people […]