Time may be running out for patent trolls. They buy patent rights and file what often seem to be frivolous infringement lawsuits, hoping to squeeze settlement money out of their targets.
The company hopes to reduce its debt by more than two-thirds, to about $50 million, and emerge from bankruptcy within two months or so.
3M is trying to catch up in the market for library digital media lending systems by including audio books.
Best Buy returned to a profit in the fourth quarter and topped Wall Street expectations as it cut costs to offset declining sales.
Target Corporation reports the massive data breach last year and the company's troubled foray into Canada helped reduce its net income by 46 percent.
The First Farmers & Merchants National Banks of Grand Meadow, Cannon Falls, Luverne, Fairmont, and Brownsdale claim they've suffered substantially because of the Target data breach.
On a corporate website and Twitter, Steinhafel said the company showed its commitment to operating with "full transparency" last month when Target said cyberthieves had stolen names, addresses and other personal information of up to 70 million customers.
Analysts anticipate Target will be hit hard by the massive theft of customer data late last year, the retailer's disappointing entry into Canada and the general weakness of the retail sector.
Target officials have been invited to describe how the theft happened and what's being done to avoid such lapses in the future.
Twin Cities residents opposed to revised flight paths at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport have won a victory in their attempt to block changes that would have concentrated noise over some homes in South Minneapolis and Edina.
An MPR News investigation found the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has dealt with allegations and suspicions of child sexual abuse involving at least 70 clergy members since 1950 -- nearly double the church's official count.
An MPR News investigation found the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has dealt with allegations and suspicions of child sexual abuse involving at least 70 clergy members since 1950 -- nearly double the church's official count. Explore an interactive database with details of the allegations against those priests, deacons and monks, along with the locations of their service and their current status.
During an investment conference in Florida today, General Mills officials told reporters that the company will look for opportunities to expand its snack, ice cream and other businesses in fast-growing markets such as China, India and Indonesia.
Shares of Medtronic fell as much as 3 percent Tuesday after the company reported a big drop in its third-quarter profit.
The massive theft of customer information from Target is changing the landscape. That theft is producing more political, consumer and industry interest in making payment cards much more secure than they have been.