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Business Briefs for June 25

Kontz celebrates 30 years with Prudential Financial Prudential Financial, Inc. announces 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 30 years with the ...

From boat makers to farmers, US-led tariff war inflicts pain

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida boat builder absorbs $4 million in lost business and expects more pain. An Ohio pork producer is losing access to a vital export market and fears the damage will last years. A motorcycle shop near Cologne, Germany, wonders if it even has a future. A brawl that ...

OPEC agrees to pump more oil but crude prices jump anyway

VIENNA (AP) — The countries of the OPEC cartel agreed on Friday to pump 1 million barrels more crude oil per day, a move that should help contain the recent rise in global energy prices. Questions remain, however, over the ability of some OPEC nations — Iran and Venezuela in particular ...

Stocks finish mostly higher as energy companies climb

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices and energy companies rallied Friday after OPEC said it will produce more oil, but not as much as investors feared. While trade tensions remained in the headlines, U.S. stocks finished slightly higher at the end of a bumpy week. U.S. crude futures jumped 4.6 ...

Business Briefs for June 18

Avera Telehealth resources expanding to combat substance abuse Avera received a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant to expand behavior health services to fight substance abuse. The Office for the Advancement of Telehealth granted Avera funding for a three-year, $750,000 ...

Laid off when casinos closed, back to work with reopenings

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When Revel, Atlantic City’s $2.4 billion casino shut down in 2014, Meg Timson wondered what would happen to a building that was only about two years old, and already out of business. Turns out she didn’t need to worry: She’s been rehired for her human ...

Watch out for malware

MARSHALL — Craig Holland at Netpoint in Marshall wants to alert the Marshall area to the latest round of malicious software. He refers the public to https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/06/vpnfilter-malware-infecting-50000-devices-is-worse-than-we-thought/ “It was announced ...

The royal treatment

MARSHALL — For some, getting a manicure and a pedicure is a special event. You may feel like royalty. Well, step up to the throne at Polish Nail Lounge. Owner Nancy Beck of Marshall moved her salon business to East College Drive in March after growing out of her Third Street location. She ...

Business Briefs for June 11

Kontz qualifies for Million Dollar Round Table Court of the Table Prudential Financial, Inc. announced recently that Jim Kontz, a financial professional with The Prudential Insurance Company of America’s Twin Cities, located at 214 West College Drive, has qualified for membership in the ...

Avera selects Mary Hill as executive vice president of mission for Avera

Avera has selected Mary L. Hill, BSN, MA, JD, to serve as the executive vice president of mission for Avera. She has been employed at Avera since 2015, serving as the vice president of ethics, and she will continue to be responsible for ethics leadership in addition to the ...

PIC becomes a member of the American Dream Employment Network

Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council announced that it is now a member of the American Dream Employment Network.ADEN is the first national administrative Employment Network providing face-to-face services to individuals receiving Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefits ...

Oral injuries lead to recall of Spam, other Hormel product

AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is recalling more than 228,000 pounds of Spam and another product made by Minnesota-based Hormel after four consumers complained about metal objects in the food. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says the canned ...

Avera eCARE celebrates 25 years of telemedicine delivery

MARSHALL — The world’s most extensive and diversified virtual care network, is celebrating 25 years of delivering a wide continuum of services to meet varied needs of patients, clinicians and health systems including Avera Marshall. Avera eCARE has several distinct areas: Intensive Care ...

Business Briefs for May 7

Bloemker 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 Kathy Bloemker, physical therapist, to the therapy staff in Marshall. She received her bachelor of science in psychology and biology ...

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 ...