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INTERVIEW: KATIE MONTAG, ARCHITECT, KNUTSON CONSTRUCTION

With inspectors in short supply because of COVID-19 and broader industry trends, contractors like St. Louis Park-based Knutson Construction...

COULD CORONAVIRUS NARROW INEQUALITY?

Scholars are brimming with ideas to construct a more generous safety net on a permanent basis, bolstering everything from Medicaid...

 
 
 

JUDGE REJECTS DAKOTA ACCESS EMERGENCY ORDER REQUEST

A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a request for an emergency order to delay the process of shutting down the Dakota Access pipeline...

PANDEMIC LOCKDOWNS HASTEN INFRASTRUCTURE WORK

The economic crisis is already straining state and local finances, muddling the long-term prospects for infrastructure improvements...

 
 
 

NEW DISTILLERY TO OPEN IN NORTHEAST MINNEAPOLIS

With an eye toward social justice, a local distillery vows to make high-end hooch with a heart at a new space in northeast Minneapolis.

CONSUMER BUREAU SCRAPS PAYDAY LOAN RULES

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Tuesday formally rescinded a plan to impose new limits on payday lending, handing the industry...

 
 
 

JULY 8, 2020 DIGITAL EDITION

The Digital Edition of Finance & Commerce is available to both print and online subscribers.

INVESTORS START TO ASK: WHAT IF BIDEN BECOMES PRESIDENT?

After months of fixating on the pandemic, Wall Street has something new to worry about: a possible Biden presidency.

 
 
 

JUST SOLD: ROYAL PET PAYS $3.2 MILLION FOR HASTINGS PLANT

A South St. Paul company that's grown from a small producer of cat litter pan liners and related products to a global maker of animal...

ST. PAUL C-I PERMIT ACTIVITY SOARS IN JUNE

Commercial-industrial building activity is heating up in St. Paul after a rough patch during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 
 
 

ST. PAUL APARTMENTS FETCH $30M

Reuter Walton sells 118-unit building in St. Paul's Snelling Avenue a year after its opening.

MAJOR RETAILERS TO STATES: MANDATE FACE MASKS NOW

Retailers have a message for state governors: Please make everyone wear a face mask.

 
 
 

KANYE WEST? GIRL SCOUTS? HEDGE FUNDS? ALL GOT PPP LOANS

The government's small business lending program has benefited millions of companies. Yet the recipients include many you probably wouldn't...

U.S. HIRING SOARED IN MAY AS MASSIVE LAYOFFS EASED

The job market took a big step toward healing in May, though plenty of damage remains, as a record level of hiring followed record...

 
 
 

HIGH COURT DEALS BLOW TO KEYSTONE PIPELINE

The U.S. Supreme Court handed another setback to the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline from Canada on Monday by keeping in place a lower...

IS THE FIVE-DAY OFFICE WEEK OVER?

The future for most American office workers, a variety of new data shows, is likely to be workweeks split between office and home.

 
 
 

SUSTAINABLE: SOLAR PROJECTS ADVANCE DESPITE CLEAN-JOB LOSSES

Minnesota's clean jobs economy has taken a considerable hit since investments by businesses and consumers began scaling back in March...

JULY 7, 2020 DIGITAL EDITION

The Digital Edition of Finance & Commerce is available to both print and online subscribers.

 
 
 

RENTALS PITCHED FOR EATERY SITE ALONG MIDTOWN GREENWAY

Hoping to succeed where a string of restaurants have failed in recent years, a Chicago developer wants to build a 150-unit apartment...

KRAUS-ANDERSON WRAPS UP $70M SCIENCE HALL PROJECT

Minneapolis-based Kraus-Anderson has completed a $70 million science hall project at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter. The project...

 
 
 



Texas hits record with 98 new COVID-19 deaths reported

Texas hits record with 98 new COVID-19 deaths reported

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas reported its deadliest day of the pandemic with nearly 100 new deaths on Wednesday as newly confirmed cases continued soaring and Austin began... Read more ...

Atlanta shopping center owner sues Bed Bath & Beyond for unpaid rent

Atlanta shopping center owner sues Bed Bath & Beyond for unpaid rent

The lawsuit comes as Bed Bath & Beyond on Wednesday reported first quarter sales plunged 49% and that it plans to close about 200 stores. Read more ...

The Latest: Fauci cautiously optimistic on COVID vaccine

The Latest: Fauci cautiously optimistic on COVID vaccine

UNITED NATIONS - The leading U.S. infectious disease expert says he is cautiously optimistic that a coronavirus vaccine with some degree of effectiveness will be successfully... Read more ...

Nevada regulators OK company buying Caesars Entertainment

Nevada regulators OK company buying Caesars Entertainment

LAS VEGAS - Reno-based Eldorado Resorts Inc. received the go-ahead Wednesday from Nevada casino regulators to buy Caesars Entertainment Corp. in a $17.3 billion deal creating a... Read more ...

United Airlines warns 36,000 workers they could be laid off

United Airlines warns 36,000 workers they could be laid off

United Airlines is warning 36,000 employees - nearly half its U.S. staff - they could be furloughed in October, the clearest signal yet of how deeply the virus pandemic is... Read more ...

Police: $23 million lost due to ongoing Portland protests

Police: $23 million lost due to ongoing Portland protests

PORTLAND, Ore. - Downtown businesses in Portland, Oregon, have sustained about $23 million in damages and lost customers because of violent nightly protests that have brought... Read more ...

New Mexico marks 2nd highest daily new COVID-19 case count

New Mexico marks 2nd highest daily new COVID-19 case count

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - It will be up to the New Mexico Supreme Court to decide what authority the state has to enforce certain provisions of the public health orders that have... Read more ...

5 Critical SEO Metrics Every Business Should Track

5 Critical SEO Metrics Every Business Should Track

One of the great aspects of digital marketing is that everything can be tracked. However, that wealth of data can also be our downfall if we don't know how to sift through all... Read more ...

What to do with your emergency savings if your high-yield savings account...

What to do with your emergency savings if your high-yield savings account rate has plummeted

The Fed has cut interest rates to near zero since the coronavirus has wreaked havoc on the economy, which sent APYs on high-yield savings accounts to new lows. If your... Read more ...

Capital One's PPP rollout was roundly criticized. Now we know how many loans...

Capital One's PPP rollout was roundly criticized. Now we know how many loans it approved

More than 4.8 million businesses have gotten PPP loans so far. But not many stemmed from Capital One. Read more ...