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Business Briefs for Sept. 18

Buysse joins Big Stone Therapies staff in Marshall Nic Doeling, PT, DPT, OCS and co-owner of Big Stone Therapies Marshall, LLC, announces the addition of Kelsey Buysse, occupational therapist, to the therapy staff in Marshall. She received her bachelor of arts degree in psychology from ...

Southwest Minnesota Shotokan Karate Club to offer classes in Marshall

The Southwest Minnesota Shotokan Karate Club announces its expansion into Marshall. The karate club has been in Balaton since 2006. Chief instructor and 5th degree black belt Sensei Jerry Lupkes has taught martial arts since 1995. “We now have several additional adult black belts so this ...

‘The Power of Different’ — diversity is a competitive advantage

Research shows organizations with employees of different ages, races, genders, religions, physical abilities and thinking styles perform better. Attend this Sept. 22 event to hear how you can better attract and retain quality employees, expand customer base, enhance performance and innovation ...

Delayed Minnesota lawsuit against Syngenta heads to trial

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A test lawsuit goes to trial in Minneapolis Monday against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta for introducing a genetically-engineered corn variety before China approved it for imports. The case alleges Viptera corn wrecked an important export market for U.S. corn and hurt ...

Average US gas price jumps after Hurricane Harvey shuts refineries

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of gasoline jumped in the past two weeks after Hurricane Harvey prompted the closure of refineries. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that it was the biggest price hike recorded by the Lundberg Survey since 2011. But she says whole ...

‘It’ floats away with record-breaking $117.2 million weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ‘It’ is a hit. The Stephen King adaptation from New Line and Warner Bros. shattered records over the weekend earning $117.2 million from 4,103 locations according to studio estimates on Sunday. Not only is “It” now the largest ever opening for a horror movie and ...

Mexico’s top diplomat to visit immigrant-friendly California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Mexico’s top diplomat will make a two-day visit to immigrant-friendly California amid strained relations between his country and the U.S. over President Donald Trump’s border wall and immigration and trade proposals. Mexico’s Foreign Relations Secretary Luis ...

Business Briefs for Sept. 4

Henderson joins HealthSource Chiropractic staff HealthSource Chiropractic of Marshall is excited to announce the newest rehabilitation specialist, Josh Henderson, to the staff. Henderson recently graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a degree in exercise science. Josh was ...

Lewis Family Drug expanding

TRACY — Watching a new building go up is exciting for anyone, but for Maria Schleppenbach-Grogan of Tracy, it is like watching the past mushroom into the future. The new Lewis Family Drug building is half constructed. It is situated just to the east of the grocery store, one block off of ...

Kontz celebrates 29th anniversary with Prudential

Prudential Financial, Inc. announced recently that Jim Kontz, a financial professional with The Prudential Insurance Company of America’s Twin Cities Financial Group, located at 214 W. College Drive, recently celebrated 29 years with the company. Kontz provides insurance and other financial ...

Landberg joins Big Stone Therapies staff in Marshall

Nic Doeling, PT, DPT, OCS and co-owner of Big Stone Therapies Marshall, LLC, announces the addition of Ryan Landberg, PT, DPT, to the therapy staff in Marshall. Landberg received his bachelor of science degree in exercise science from Southwest Minnesota State University and a doctorate of ...

Former GE CEO Immelt out of running to lead challenged Uber

Former General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt has taken himself out of the running to lead Uber as the ride-hailing giant seeks to overcome its ethical scandals and turn itself into a profitable business. Immelt announced Sunday on Twitter: “I have decided not to pursue a leadership position ...

Trump says Canada, Mexico being ‘very difficult’ on NAFTA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is accusing Canada and Mexico of being “very difficult” at the negotiating table over the North American Free Trade Agreement, and threatening anew to terminate the deal. Trump tweeted on Sunday morning that NAFTA is the “worst trade deal ever ...

Box-office eclipse: Hollywood has worst weekend in years

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood effectively took the weekend off, resulting in one of the most dismal box-office results in 16 years. An already slow August came to a screeching halt at the multiplex, where no major new releases were unveiled. That left the Samuel Jackson-Ryan Reynolds ...

Amazon to cut prices on Whole Foods staples like eggs, beef

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon plans to use its deep pockets to make big changes at Whole Foods, saying it will cut prices on bananas, eggs, salmon, beef and more when it completes its $13.7 billion takeover next week. Helping Whole Foods win back customers who found “good enough” organic and ...

Wells Fargo wants lawsuits tossed in favor of arbitration

ATLANTA (AP) — A group of Wells Fargo customers who say they were victims of unfair overdraft practices want their claims heard in court, but the bank wants the disputes handled through arbitration. Class-action lawsuits filed around the country have accused Wells Fargo of changing the ...

Stocks dip after meandering again

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes ticked lower on Thursday, but only after a circuitous ride that saw them flip multiple times between small gains and losses. It's the latest meandering course for a market that's been pushed in many directions the last few weeks. Food companies struggled ...

US stock indexes inch higher after back-to-back down weeks

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks inched higher Monday, as the Standard & Poor’s 500 index steadied following back-to-back losses the last two weeks. This week may be a calmer one for the stock market, after an uncharacteristically bumpy stretch shook what had been an incredibly smooth ride ...

Economists see only slight impact from Fed bond trimming

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s business economists believe that the Federal Reserve’s long-awaited move to start reducing its massive bond holdings will push long-term bond rates higher but most think the impact will be fairly modest. The latest survey, out Monday, of the National ...

A family focus

GARVIN — The timing was right and the opportunity was there, so David and Sissa Bitton jumped right in. When Sissa and David Bitton, who live on Lake Maria, learned that Saloon 59 was for sale, they grabbed at the chance. “We’re excited,” she said. “We’re taking possession on ...