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Severed fingers traced to 23-year-old man ... but mystery remains over how they wound up in Minnesota park
Feds say a number of Mexican restaurants in Minnesota were drug fronts
USDA expects corn and soybean production to set new record highs
Potential tragedy averted in shooting at Minnesota apartment
10-year-old boy dies in crash with 14-year-old driver
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tigers overpower Twins
Reloaded Cardinals look to make further strides
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Study finds 50 children per day nationwide injured in stroller, carrier accidents
10 tips to avoid summer sabotage of diet, exercise
Reader News: A five-generation photo
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Gary G. Glein
Carol J. Hansen
Herbert K. Dittes
Emma Ruth Kassa
Melvin E. Anderson
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
November 19, 2013
Best Buy warns promotions could hurt holiday quarter margins
(Reuters) - Best Buy Co Inc (BBY.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) warned of an increasingly promotional environment heading into the holidays and promised to be competitive on price in the biggest selling season of the year, raising concerns about margins in the fourth qu...
November 19, 2013 - 7:14am
November 14, 2013
Wal-Mart U.S. quarterly comparable sales slip
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Thursday reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue, hurt by an unexpected decline in U.S. comparable sales and what the company called a competitive retail environment. The world's largest retailer said comparable sales at its U.S. stores,...
November 14, 2013 - 7:36am
November 11, 2013
Analysis: U.S. retailers tread tight path in shortened holiday race
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. retailers have little room for error in the fast-approaching and shortened holiday shopping season, a period that typically...
November 11, 2013 - 9:05am
November 7, 2013
U.S. retailers' October sales rise, but holiday concerns remain
(Reuters) - Costco Wholesale Corp and Victoria's Secret parent L Brands Inc were among the major U.S. retailers to report same-store sales gains for October, but the outlook remained downbeat heading into the holiday season.
November 7, 2013 - 8:04am
October 29, 2013
U.S. consumer spending measure rises, but auto sales tumble
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A gauge of U.S. consumer spending rose in September as Americans likely snapped up Apple's new iPhone and bought leisure goods, but falling sales of automobiles pointed to sluggish economic growth during the third quarter.
October 29, 2013 - 10:56am
October 28, 2013
Penney's again says sales trends are improving
NEW YORK (Reuters) - J.C. Penney Co. Inc. told investors for the third time in less than five weeks that sales trends are improving and reaffirmed its forecast calling for positive comparable-store sales results coming out of the third quarter. The comments by Penney CEO Myron...
October 28, 2013 - 11:45am
October 17, 2013
EBay holiday quarter outlook disappoints on U.S. weakness
(Reuters) - EBay Inc on Wednesday gave a disappointing holiday forecast, saying the U.S. economic environment, including consumer confidence, had deteriorated in part because of the shutdown of the U.S. government.
October 17, 2013 - 7:17am
October 10, 2013
U.S. retailers' September sales rise modestly, shoppers wary
NEW YORK, Oct 10 (Reuters) - U.S. shoppers remained cautious in September, gravitating toward bargains as their confidence took a hit from political strife in Washington and slow job growth, just weeks ahead of the start of the holiday season.
October 10, 2013 - 3:48pm
October 3, 2013
Retail group expects slightly brighter holiday season sales
(Reuters) - U.S. retail sales should rise 3.9 percent this holiday season, outpacing last year's gains, though economic concerns may impact shoppers'...
October 3, 2013 - 7:03am
August 26, 2013
Analysis: Spending on cars, homes threatens apparel sales as holidays approach
(Reuters) - Even with consumer confidence at a six-year high, retailers ranging from Target Corp (TGT.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz)...
August 26, 2013 - 8:01am
July 15, 2013
Modest rise in retail sales offers cautionary note
By Lucia Mutikani Reuters Media WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Retail sales rose less than expected in June, the latest sign of a slowdown in economic growth that could argue against the Federal Reserve's plan to start trimming its monetary stimulus later this year. While other...
July 15, 2013 - 11:14am
May 28, 2013
Wal-Mart pleads guilty for Calif. hazardous waste
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will pay $81 million after pleading guilty to criminal charges the company dumped hazardous waste across California, a company spokeswoman said Tuesday.
May 28, 2013 - 3:28pm
May 16, 2013
Wal-Mart's 1Q profit, sales disappoint
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is reporting a slim 1.1 percent increase in first-quarter profit as the world's largest retailer struggled with a sales slump in its namesake business.
May 16, 2013 - 6:28am
May 13, 2013
U.S. retail sales rise in April on cars, clothing
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans increased their spending in April at retail businesses, buying more cars and clothes while paying less for gas. The rebound from a weak March suggests consumers may help boost economic growth again this spring. By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated...
May 13, 2013 - 8:31am
April 25, 2013
Internet sales tax embraced by no-tax Republicans
WASHINGTON (AP) -- You don't see this very often: a majority of Senate Republicans voting to make people who buy stuff on the Internet pay state...
April 25, 2013 - 11:25am