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Tech giants lead rally as stocks near records; Amazon surges

NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the biggest companies in the world had their best day in years Friday as Microsoft and Alphabet soared following strong third-quarter reports, as did online retail giant Amazon. U.S. stocks set more records as their winning streak extended to a seventh week. Intel ...

Business briefs for Oct. 23

Pluto to offer a free educational farm succession workshop Pluto Legal, PLLC and Thrivent Financial have teamed up to present an educational workshop focused on estate planning and transitioning the farm to the next generation. These workshops will cover the basics and importance of estate ...

Welcome to Trev’s

MARSHALL — Looking for a place to eat fresh, organic and tasty food in the Marshall area? So was Larvita McFarquhar, owner of the Lyndwood Center in Lynd, which comprises Southwest School of Dance and Prestige Gymnastics. Now that her dance studio and gym are off and running McFarquhar ...

Hernandez is October Employee of the Month at Boulder Creek

Boulder Creek announced their October Employee of the Month is Mary Hernandez. Hernandez is a nursing assistant, trained med aide and a mentor to new staff. She was nominated by a tenant’s family as one who makes sure all the little things get done with a client’s care. Her coworkers state ...

Dental Excellence staff attend advanced dental implant course

Dr. John Frerich and Dr. Andrew Frerich, along with Marissa Erickson, Heidi Cox, and Jill Grengs of Marshall Dental Excellence, attended the Advanced Dental Implant Course Oct. 4-7 at the Whitecap Institute in Heber City, Utah. Under the direction of Dr. PK Clark, advanced diagnosis and ...

Minnwest Bank wins national industry award

Minnwest Bank was one of eight banks honored by the American Bankers Association on Sept. 25 with an award recognizing the nation’s best bank marketing videos. The second annual ABA Bank Marketing Video Awards, presented on Monday evening at the ABA Bank Marketing Conference in New Orleans, ...

‘Happy Death Day’ scares off ‘Blade Runner’ at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The box office might be struggling this year, but the horror genre is alive and well. This weekend the “Groundhog Day”-like horror pic “Happy Death Day” scored a first-place finish, surpassing expectations and blowing the much costlier and star-driven “Blade ...

Yellen’s outlook of economy is upbeat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Sunday sketched a bright outlook for the U.S. economy and for inflation prospects in coming months, saying the impact of the recent hurricanes will likely slow economic growth slightly but only temporarily and should be followed by a ...

Avera’s Derynck honored for leadership

MARSHALL — Dodie Derynck was one of 50 individuals across Minnesota recognized by LeadingAge Minnesota for innovative and influential leadership on long-term care services at its annual meeting Sept. 21 in Brainerd. Derynck is the chief of nursing officer and long-term care administrator ...

Business Briefs for Oct. 9

ALLETE Clean Energy seeks Yellow Ribbon designation for support of military-connected employees ALLETE Clean Energy took a first step toward becoming a Yellow Ribbon company with the formal signing of a statement of support at the company’s wind farm in Lake Benton. Al Rudeck, president ...

A new generation at Prudential

MARSHALL — One of the meaningful things about being in the financial services business, Jim Kontz said, is that the connections you make with clients last a long time. For the Kontz family, and the Prudential Financial office in Marshall, those connections have now lasted into a third ...

A fresh view for Edward Jones

MARSHALL — After so many years in the same location, Mike Leary said it was time for a fresh view, so he is building a new office on East College Drive near the new Casey’s. Leary, an Edward Jones investment adviser, has been servicing clients for 20 years. His first year and a half was ...

Trump advisers insist tax cut proposal won’t favor rich

BEDMINSTER, New Jersey (AP) — President Donald Trump’s top advisers said Sunday his proposed tax plan would not cut taxes disproportionately for the rich — despite an early non-partisan analysis that says it will. The White House and congressional Republicans released the broad strokes ...

Leaving EU with no trade deal will hit UK industries hard

LONDON (AP) — Britain would be hurt more than the European Union if it leaves the EU without a trade deal, according to a study released Sunday amid suggestions that Britain should walk away from Brexit talks because of the inflexibility of the bloc’s negotiators. Four of Britain's key ...

Swift is Boulder Creek September Employee of the Month

The Boulder Creek September Employee of the Month is Hannah Swift, home health aide. Swift has worked at Boulder Creek since its opening in 2014. She was nominated by her coworkers as being one who is always willing to help out. Staff commented that Hannah does her best to provide great care ...

Media titan Newhouse is dead at 89

NEW YORK (AP) — S.I. Newhouse Jr., the low-profile billionaire media mogul who ran the parent company of some of the nation’s most prestigious magazines, died Sunday. He was 89. Newhouse’s death was confirmed by his family, who said he died at his New York home. The chairman of Conde ...

UAE begins collecting ‘sin’ taxes

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has begun collecting new “sin” taxes on tobacco products, energy drinks and soft drinks. Beginning Sunday, tobacco and energy drinks will be taxed at 100 percent and soft drinks at 50 percent. Shoppers could be seen stocking up ...

Qatar Airways acquires stake in Meridiana

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar Airways says it has completed the acquisition of a 49 percent stake in Italy's AQA Holding, the new parent company of Italy's second largest carrier Meridiana. Qatar Airways, one of the Middle East’s biggest carriers, said Sunday that previous sole ...

Ownership change means new menu for Four Seas Asian Restaurant

MARSHALL — A change of ownership resulted in a new menu for Four Seas Asian Restaurant on College Drive. Two of the three original owners from the July 2015 purchase remain, but a new partner has triggered the menu change. “We no longer have a hibachi cook,” employee Jacky Cong ...

WH: Tax plan to help business, middle class

SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — A proposed tax overhaul set to come out this week from Republicans will offer help for the middle class and businesses, President Donald Trump’s Treasury secretary said. The developing plan “creates a middle-income tax cut, it makes businesses competitive and it ...