The Week's Top Business Stories


From the editors of Twin Cities Business:

After A Dismal Start To 2014, MN’s Job Market Picks Up Steam

Minnesota’s labor force rebounded in May, driven in part by the construction and manufacturing sectors, although the state’s annual job-growth rate continues to lag the national average.

As Medtronic Relocates Its Legal HQ, MN Remains A Med-Tech Leader

Despite a legal headquarters relocation, Medtronic is retaining its workforce in Minnesota, which remains a national leader based on med-tech jobs and concentration of medical device manufacturers.

Printing Firm Will Shut Down 280-Worker Plant In St. Cloud

Quad/Graphics’ plant closure comes after other firms, including Creative Memories and Verso Paper, laid off area employees in recent years.

Mpls. Bio-Tech Firm Buys California Company For $300M

Bio-Techne has agreed to purchase ProteinSimple for $300 million in cash in a deal expected to close this summer.

Advanced Auto To Shutter 100-Worker Bloomington Office

The local office closure comes after Advance Auto Parts acquired General Parts International, and the company also plans to close about 100 stores throughout the country.

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