November 5, 2020

DOJ sues to block Visa's $5.3 billion purchase of Plaid Inc.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Department of Justice sued payment processing giant Visa Inc. on Thursday to block the company’s purchase of financial technology startup Plaid, […]
November 5, 2020

Anoka-based Vista Outdoor had big quarter; Remington purchase should help future results

Vista Outdoor continued to benefit from people’s renewed interest in outdoor activities as a relief from COVID-19 restrictions. But strategic decisions and investments made before […]
November 5, 2020

Twin River OK'd to run Bally's and renovate it quickly

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — New Jersey gambling regulators gave approval Thursday to a Rhode Island company to operate Bally’s casino and quickly invest in renovations […]
November 5, 2020

US long-term mortgage rates flat to lower; 30-year at 2.78%

WASHINGTON — U.S. long-term mortgage rates were flat to lower this week, as the key 30-year rate fell to a new all-time low for the […]
November 5, 2020

EU sets rules for US, UK and others to join defense projects

BRUSSELS — The European Union agreed Thursday on a set of rules for allowing non-member countries like the United States or Britain to take part […]
November 5, 2020

Bloomington med-tech firm raises $70 million for back pain therapy

Bloomington-based Relievant Medsystems received a fresh $70 million injection of cash, courtesy of 10 equity investors in Minnesota, California and elsewhere that are determined to […]
November 5, 2020

Homebuyers' down payments rise as US home prices climb

LOS ANGELES — Even with mortgage rates hovering near all-time lows, rising home prices are putting more pressure on buyers to come up with a […]
November 5, 2020

Pioneering Black doll Baby Nancy enters Toy Hall of Fame

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Baby Nancy, the first Black baby doll to have an Afro and other authentic features, was inducted into the National Toy Hall […]
November 5, 2020

How two blind brothers became Two Blind Brothers for a cause

NEW YORK — Would you buy something you can’t see? That’s the question posed by two New York brothers who’ve lost much of their vision […]
November 5, 2020

New kids' series 'Pikwik Pack' puts spotlight on deliveries

NEW YORK — The studio behind the kids’ mega-hit TV show “Paw Patrol” has a new animated series that arrives timed perfectly for a global […]