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Snow, strong winds will make difficult travel conditions in Willmar area
Willmar girl pleads to motor vehicle theft charge, another dismissed
Teen faces assault charge, stabbed man multiple times
County pursues pilot project to purify landfill leachate
Republicans said they could do a better job in Legislature
Twins' Hughes unravels against Toronto
Prep baseball: RCW’s Schaub gets 300th coaching win
Prep softball roundup: RCW drops twin bill
Prep baseball roundup: Six-run 7th lifts BBE
Girls Golf Roundup: Norlin, Litchfield win first conference meet
Stephen Colbert named to takeover 'Late Show' on CBS
4-part harmony on stage Saturday at WEAC in Willmar, Minn.
Bemidji featured as FX posts first seven minutes of 'Fargo' series
Mickey Rooney, versatile actor and master showman, dies At 93
David Letterman to retire from CBS 'Late Show' In 2015
Family Dollar to cuts jobs, plans to close about 350 stores
Green Mill reopens after extensive remodel
BlackBerry severs sales ties with T-Mobile
Nominatinations sought for B2B’s ‘5 Over 40’ issue in west central Minnesota
GlenOaks expands services offered at Village Apartments in New London
Richard F. Erpenbach
Greg A. Carter
For area Magic: The Gathering fans, it’s more than just a game
Twitter rolls out new look to user profile pages
Motorcycle safety: Training key to saving lives this riding season
Valle — Steinhaus
Monson — Wetterling
Letter: Compassion within a tragedy
Minnesota Opinion: Stop distracted driving on Minnesota highways
Minnesota Opinion: Moving in a civil rights direction in America
Commentary: Rand Paul’s amateur hour
Commentary: Sebelius is a scapegoat for Obama
February 26, 2014
Target warns data breach could hurt future profit
By Dhanya Skariachan and Jim Finkle NEW YORK (Reuters) - Target Corp's (TGT.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) net profit almost halved...
February 26, 2014 - 7:53am
For J.C. Penney, e-commerce is no easy fix
(Reuters) - First the good news for J.C. Penney Co Inc (JCP.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz): online sales rose 26.3 percent during the...
February 26, 2014 - 7:50am
February 25, 2014
Macy's sticks to forecast despite slow Valentine's Day sales
(Reuters) - Macy's Inc's (M.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) sales this year were weak until Valentine's Day, the department store operator said on Tuesday, but it stuck to its full-year forecast because it expects business to return to normal when the weather improves.
February 25, 2014 - 10:50am
Home Depot profit tops estimates on cost cuts
(Reuters) - Home Depot Inc (HD.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday as the world's largest home improvement chain kept a tight lid on costs to offset weak sales.
February 25, 2014 - 7:03am
February 19, 2014
Watch for companies to claim 'Jack Frost ate our profits'
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Sick of hearing Americans complain about the winter weather? Too bad. Because the corporate kvetching has only just begun.
February 19, 2014 - 10:30am
March Business2Business: Family-owned banks, dry cleaning services
Read the March issue of Business2Business here.
February 19, 2014 - 10:02am
Family-owned banks place emphasis on customer service, community involvement
As a sixth grader, Cara Mulder started working at PrinsBank in Prinsburg, scanning microfilm and doing other menial tasks. Years later, Cara now serves as vice president of the same bank, under her father and bank president Mike Mulder. Her brother, Kevin Mulder, also serves as...
February 19, 2014 - 1:05am
Dry cleaners serving businesses have long history in Willmar
Crisp white shirts, neatly pressed suits, wrinkle-free tablecloths, work uniforms for fast food restaurant employees or for mechanics — all with pickup and delivery available. That’s what Schwegman’s Cleaners and Nelsens Cleaners and Launderers provide to the Willmar business...
February 19, 2014 - 1:01am
February 13, 2014
Retail sales drop unexpectedly in January
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales fell unexpectedly in January, and another gauge of consumer spending also slipped. The Commerce Department said on Thursday retail sales fell 0.4 percent last month, led by a drop in automobile sales. Sales fell by a revised 0.1 percent...
February 13, 2014 - 8:30am
February 10, 2014
Oil slips toward $109 after touching five-week high
LONDON, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Brent crude eased back after hitting a five-week high above $109 a barrel on Monday as investors bet the U.S. central bank would maintain stimulus measures to support demand in the world's biggest economy and top oil consumer.
February 10, 2014 - 7:37am
February 7, 2014
Jobs data improves, but weak exports may hurt growth
WASHINGTON — The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, in a boost to the labor market outlook and the broader economy.
February 7, 2014 - 9:37am
February 6, 2014
GM quarterly profit misses estimate, shares drop
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co posted a weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter profit on Thursday as results in North America, Asia and South America disappointed, sending shares down more than 3 percent in premarket trading.
February 6, 2014 - 8:16am
February 4, 2014
Microsoft names Nadella as CEO, Thompson as chairman
SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp named 22-year company veteran Satya Nadella as its next chief executive officer on Tuesday and said co-founder Bill Gates would step down as chairman and advise the new CEO on technology, marking an epochal change of control at the company that drove the PC...
February 4, 2014 - 11:58am
Wal-Mart to invest $500 million in Canada, create 7,500 jobs
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Tuesday it would invest about $500 million this year to strengthen its presence in Canada, creating more than 7,500 jobs including construction. The investments include more than $376 million for store projects, $91 million for distribution...
February 4, 2014 - 9:00am
February 2, 2014
Budweiser's 'Puppy Love' scores buzz in Super Bowl ad battle (with videos)
NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES - Budweiser commercials about a returning soldier and a love-struck puppy emerged as winners in the high-stakes brand battle during football's Super Bowl, as advertisers used Hollywood stars and slick cars to woo consumers.
February 2, 2014 - 8:30am