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Applications for US jobless Aid Climb, but Still Near Lows

More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but the totals stayed near historic lows in a sign that the recent slowdown in growth has yet to spark layoffs. The Labor Department says weekly applications for jobless aid rose 17,000 to a seasonally adjusted 274,000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, edged up to 258,000, close to the 42-year low achieved two weeks ago...


  • Trader Joe's Recalls Certain Frozen Vegetables

    Trader Joe's has issued a recall on several frozen vegetable products due to the possible contamination of Listeria...

  • Looking for a Mother's Day Gift? Here are 6 Ideas

    It's time to honor that special woman in your life. Mother's Day is approaching, and whether you are buying for your mother, your wife, or both, consider some inexpensive alternatives or ways to save money on classic Mother's Day gifts...   

  • Trucks, SUVs Push Fiat Chrysler to 6% April Sales Jump

    The truck and SUV boom continued last month, propelling Fiat Chrysler to a 6 percent sales increase and its best April in more than a decade. The Italian-American automaker says it sold almost 200,000 vehicles last month, led by a 17 percent increase in sales of Jeep SUVs...

  • Jim Beam Fills 14 Millionth Bottle of Bourbon

    Jim Beam has filled and sealed its 14 millionth barrel of bourbon since the 1933 repeal of Prohibition, achieving a first in the bourbon industry. Seventh-generation master distiller Fred Noe and Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin sealed the barrel Monday at the company's flagship distillery in Clermont, Kentucky, about 20 miles south of Louisville...

  • Developer Selected to Build on Former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant Site

    A Minneapolis-based company was picked Monday to create a residential development on the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant in Arden Hills. Alatus, LLC, will build Rice Creek Commons on the 427-acre site. The Joint Development Authority unanimously agreed to select Atalus...

  • Former Mpls. Mayor Rybak Joins The Minneapolis Foundation as CEO, President

    Former Minneapolis mayor R. T. Rybak has accepted a new position with The Minneapolis Foundation. On Monday, it was announced that Rybak will be the foundation’s new CEO and president, beginning July 1. He currently serves on the foundation’s board and is taking the place of successor Sandra Vargas, who is retiring at the end of June...

  • Lawsuit: Starbucks Overfills Cold Drinks with Ice

    A federal lawsuit claims Starbucks regularly overfills its cold drinks with ice instead of using the advertised amount of coffee or other liquid in its plastic cups. The lawsuit was filed last week in Chicago on behalf of Stacy Pincus, a local woman who accuses Starbucks of misleading consumers...

  • Groundbreaking Planned Tuesday for Mystic Lake Hotel Tower, Convention Center

    Construction is expected to start this week on a new state-of-the-art hotel tower and convention center at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. The nine-story hotel tower will make Mystic Lake the second-largest hotel in the Twin Cities metro area, and the convention center will include 70,000 square feet of meeting and event space...

  • A woman from Cuba waves as Adonia leaves port in Miami, Sunday, May 1, 2016, en route to Cuba. First US Cruise in Decades Arrives in Havana, Cuba

    After a half-century of waiting, passengers finally set sail on Sunday from Miami on an historic cruise to Cuba. Carnival Corp.'s 704-passenger Adonia left port at about 4:24 p.m., bound for Havana. Carnival's Cuba cruises, operating under its Fathom band, will visit the ports of Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba...

  • Midwest Economic Survey Index Figure Drops after 3 Increases

    Figures from a survey of supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states have dropped slightly after rising for three months, but they still point to economic growth. A report issued Monday says the Mid-American Business Conditions Index declined to 50.1 in April from 50.6 in March...

  • Proposed Skyscraper Would Replace Campus Staples in Stadium Village

    A message on the wall of Espresso Expose on Washington Avenue thanks customers for 25 years of business. A manager at the popular campus coffee shop told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS the lease was recently bought out and a developer plans to turn the shop and its neighbors into retail stores, office space and apartments...

  • Delta Unveils Bag Tracking Technology to Help Prevent Lost Luggage

    Delta Air Lines wants to help prevent lost luggage. The company announced this week it has become the first U.S. carrier to use a new program using radio waves to better track luggage. Delta says it should have a 99.9 percent success rate...

  • Uber, Blind Riders Reach Settlement over Service Dogs

    Uber and advocates for the blind have reached a lawsuit settlement in which the ride-hailing company agrees to require that existing and new drivers confirm they understand their legal obligations to transport riders with guide dogs or other service animals...

  • Nissan Recalls Almost 4 Million Cars with Air Bag Problems

    Almost 4 million Nissan cars are being recalled due to major safety problems where passenger air bags or seat belts could fail in a crash, leading to serious injuries or fatalities...

  • Local Workers to Staff Twins Games at Target Field

    Target Field will be staffed by local workers starting this weekend instead of people being brought in from out of state for Minnesota Twins games. Delaware North Sportservice, which operates concessions at the ballpark in Minneapolis, said Friday that recent job fairs had garnered 160 new employees, going beyond a goal of bringing on an added 150 workers...






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