August 11, 2020

In virus talks, Pelosi holds firm while Mnuchin wants a deal

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not about to blink. The Democratic leader has been here before, negotiating a deal with the White House to […]
August 10, 2020

California judge rules Uber, Lyft drivers are employees

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A judge on Monday ordered ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft to treat their California drivers as employees instead of independent contractors, a […]
August 10, 2020

Delta's refinery experiment has become an albatross

Jet fuel is known as the steady eddy of the refinery business, a predictable profit-maker that balances the seasonal gyrations of gasoline and diesel sales. […]
August 10, 2020

Dems say Trump's payroll tax break weakens Social Security

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s move to defer Social Security payroll taxes could be taking him into treacherous political territory. His directive — aimed at […]
August 10, 2020

Minnesota exports drop 17% because of the coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has pummeled Minnesota exports, crushing big production sectors such as communications equipment and agricultural and construction machinery. Overall, government statistics show the […]
August 10, 2020

CEO Pay Watch: General Mills' Jeff Harmening made $8.4 million last fiscal year

Position: Chairman and CEO, General Mills Inc. Total compensation: $8,379,657 for the year ended May 31, 2020 Salary: $1,241,667 Non-equity incentive pay: $3,710,100 Other compensation: […]
August 10, 2020

Mask up: Mississippi lawmakers return amid virus outbreak

JACKSON, Miss. — Most Mississippi legislators wore masks and practiced social distancing Monday as they returned to the state Capitol for the first time since […]
August 10, 2020

'Nobody wants it.' Twin Cities developers push back on mandated storefronts in apartment buidings

Curt Gunsbury wants to replace a vacant parking lot and auto repair shop in northeast Minneapolis with a seven-story apartment building. City zoning rules say […]
August 10, 2020

US passenger train company drops Virgin as partner

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The partnership between Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and the private Florida passenger train service Brightline has ended with a whimper, less […]
August 10, 2020

Stocks on Wall Street drift from small gains to losses

NEW YORK — Wall Street is drifting from small gains to losses on Monday after President Donald Trump announced several stopgap moves to aid the […]