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Fashion retailer inspired by roots

posted: 02/20/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

MINNEAPOLIS -- Surging numbers of Americans with roots in India have Nila Chakraborty seeing red, green, yellow, blue and black.

New farm bill goals include aid, fair trade

posted: 02/19/2017 1:58 a.m. Comments 2

WASHINGTON -- With commodity prices down and many farmers struggling, lawmakers are ready to begin work on the nation's next farm bill, hoping to bolster the nation's growers and help them through tough times.

Only way is up for private jet sales

posted: 02/19/2017 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Bombardier Inc. expects that business-jet sales could rebound as soon as the second half, getting a boost from U.S. demand as the economy gains traction.

Trump's 1st weeks open rifts at firms

posted: 02/19/2017 1:55 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- President Donald Trump's first weeks in office have spawned anxiety and even arguments at some workplaces, putting owners -- especially at smaller companies -- in the position of needing to protect peace and productivity.

University studies farm hogs' welfare

posted: 02/19/2017 1:54 a.m. Discuss

MINNEAPOLIS -- Mama pigs at the University of Minnesota have a somewhat cushy life compared to those in most conventional hog farms.

Diversity trickles into boardrooms

posted: 02/19/2017 1:52 a.m. Discuss

CHICAGO -- The chief executive officer didn't want to hire a woman, and he let Carla Carstens know it.

Fans fret over Coke rewards changes

posted: 02/19/2017 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Ben Kelly got hooked at Blockbuster.

McDonald's: More tweaks ahead

posted: 02/19/2017 1:50 a.m. Discuss

CHICAGO -- Old favorites are getting new life under the Golden Arches.

Workers at Tesla are focus of union

posted: 02/18/2017 2:24 a.m. Discuss

SAN FRANCISCO -- The United Auto Workers union is attempting to organize workers at Tesla Inc.'s nonunion electric car factory in Fremont, Calif., just as production of the Model 3 reaches a critical state.

Dish Network put on clock to activate unused spectrum

posted: 02/18/2017 2:21 a.m. Discuss

Dish Network Corp. spent more than $3 billion five years ago on a trove of radio frequencies to exploit the mobile video revolution that's vanquishing traditional media services such as the company's namesake satellite-TV product.

Snow a boon for N.Y. salt miners

posted: 02/18/2017 2:21 a.m. Discuss

HAMPTON CORNERS, N.Y. -- Deep below upstate New York's farm country, workers in ghostly tunnels are praying for snow.

January housing starts off 2.6%

posted: 02/17/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- U.S. homebuilders broke ground on fewer homes last month, led by a drop in apartment construction.

Arkansas entrepreneur tells U.S. House panel that regulations threaten survival of company

updated: 02/17/2017 9:02 a.m. Comment 1

WASHINGTON -- An Arkansas woman who built a consignment sale empire told congressmen Thursday that federal regulations threaten the survival of her company.

With FHA rate cut off, Trump's policy for housing blurry

posted: 02/17/2017 1:56 a.m. Discuss

An hour after Donald Trump took the oath of office last month, his administration caught the attention of the real estate industry when it abruptly suspended a planned cut in Federal Housing Administration mortgage-insurance premiums.

New 'sell by' labels proposed to ease consumer confusion

posted: 02/17/2017 1:55 a.m. Discuss

The majority of Americans have no clear idea what "sell by" labels are trying to tell them. But after 40 years of letting us guess, the grocery industry has made moves to clear up the confusion.

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