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Business Briefs for April 23

Bunjer named Employee of the Month at Boulder Creek The Boulder Creek Assisted Living March Employee of the Month is Caroline Bunjer, RN-Case Manager She was nominated by her coworkers as a compassionate nurse who looks at the needs of the client and staff. Bunjer has been working at ...

Martin business building nearing completion in downtown Tracy

TRACY — A new office space with two apartments will be opening soon in Tracy. Michael and Rosemary Martin purchased a downtown business building from semi-retired chiropractor Lane Horn in mid-August 2017. They have been busy remodeling and redecorating the place since then. “Our plan ...

Clicking ‘checkout’ could cost more after Supreme Court case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales Tax: $0. Online shoppers have gotten used to seeing that line on checkout screens before they click “purchase.” But a case before the Supreme Court could change that. At issue is a rule stemming from two, decades-old Supreme Court cases: If a business is ...

Feeling tax time jitters?

The Associated Press If you woke up Sunday in a panic realizing that it was April 15, relax. You’ve got until Tuesday to file and pay your taxes without facing a penalty. April 15 fell on Sunday this year and today is Emancipation Day, a holiday in Washington D.C. That gives taxpayers ...

Bock achieves membership in Million Dollar Round Table

Outstanding client service, ethics and professionalism have enabled Todd A. Bock, CLU, ChFC, of Marshall, to again achieve membership in the Million Dollar Round Table — The Premier Association of Financial Professionals. Bock is a 13-year member of MDRT. Attaining membership in MDRT ...

Granite Falls Bank sponsors YME student for career camp

Granite Falls Bank has signed on to sponsor a Yellow Medicine East High School student for BestPrep’s Minnesota Business Venture (MBV) career and leadership summer camp. The first student to submit the application will receive a $150 reimbursement toward the registration fee after completing ...

200 million eggs recalled because of salmonella concerns

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than 200 million eggs distributed to restaurants and grocery stores in nine states have been recalled because of bacterial contamination. A notice posted on the Food & Drug Administration website Friday said the eggs shipped from a North Carolina farm may be ...

E-cigarette brand’s 2.6 million power units being recalled

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A big cigarette name is recalling the power units used for about 2.6 million electronic cigarettes. R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. has issued a nationwide safety recall of all Vuse Vibe power units after consumer reports that batteries malfunctioned and caused the units ...

Starbucks CEO apologizes to two black men arrested inside coffee shot

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The CEO of Starbucks Corp. said he wants to personally apologize to two black men who were arrested while sitting inside one of the chain's coffee shops in Philadelphia, an incident that prompted accusations of racism on social media . Starbucks “stands firmly against ...

Business Briefs for April 9

Management 2018 — Six Secrets of Peak Performance is April 27 Dr. Alan Zimmerman, ranked among the top 1 percent of speakers worldwide, will share his expertise on attitude, communication and leadership in the workplace at the April 27 business seminar, “Management 2018 —Six Secrets of ...

Milroy co-op grows with new fertilizer plant

MILROY — It was a big project in more ways than one, Farmers Cooperative Association of Milroy employees said. The cooperative’s new fertilizer plant in Milroy is a big building, with triple the storage space of the old plant. But it’s also exciting for what it will be able to ...

Trump says he wants skilled migrants but creates new hurdles

The Associated Press It may be a while before President Donald Trump gets another chance at creating a new, “merit-based” immigration system, a keystone of his four-part plan that Congress rejected last month. In the meantime, his administration is busy making it harder, not easier, for ...

Data breach hits Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor department stores

The Associated Press A data breach at department store chains Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off Fifth and Lord & Taylor has compromised the personal information of customers who shopped at the stores. The chains’ parent company, Canada-based Hudson’s Bay Co., announced the breach of its ...

In Iowa’s GOP ag epicenter, tariffs spark skepticism

HOSPERS, Iowa (AP) — In Sioux County, where swine barns interrupt the vast landscape of corn-stubbled fields, exports of meat, grain and machinery fuel the local economy. And there's a palpable sense of unease that new Chinese tariffs pushed by President Donald Trump — who received more ...

Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ tops holiday box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steven Spielberg has found his way back to the top of the box office with the action-adventure “Ready Player One,” while Tyler Perry has scored again with “Acrimony.” Studio estimates on Sunday say Spielberg’s virtual reality-focused film earned a solid $53.2 ...

Two-day strike by French workers to disrupt train service

PARIS (AP) — France’s national train company is warning that a workers’ strike will disrupt train service within France and elsewhere in Europe on Tuesday and Wednesday. SNCF said in a statement on Sunday that only 15 percent of high-speed trains and 25 percent of regional trains will ...

Tesla says vehicle in deadly crash was on Autopilot

NEW YORK (AP) — The vehicle in a fatal crash last week in California was operating on Autopilot, making it the latest accident to involve a semi-autonomous vehicle, Tesla confirmed. The electric car maker said the driver, who was killed in the accident, did not have his hands on the ...

Trump goes after Amazon — again — over postal delivery

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is again attacking online retailer Amazon.com, calling its business deal with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver packages a money-losing agreement that hurts U.S. taxpayers. Federal regulators, however, have found the contract with Amazon to be ...

Business Briefs for March 26

Skewes completes recertification exam Jim Skewes of Skewes Jewelry has successfully completed the annual American Gem Society recertification exam. This mandatory exam was developed to maintain professional credentials, which demonstrates their ongoing commitment to the Society’s mission of ...