Business

Marshall Small Engine moves to East College Drive

MARSHALL — A new sales room and repair shop has replaced Seasons Gallery in the fancy white building at 1209 East College Drive. Three new business owners worked to move the Marshall Small Engine to this location. Two are contractors Ryan Runia and Travis Madden, and one is chiropractor ...

‘Coco’ tops box office again before ‘Star Wars’ hits theaters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The animated family film “Coco” has topped the box office for a third time on a quiet, pre “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” weekend in theaters. Disney estimated Sunday that “Coco” added $18.3 million, which would bring its domestic total to $135.5 million. The ...

Business Briefs for Dec. 4

Ameriprise Financial employees volunteer at Marshall Food 4 Kids Ameriprise Financial advisers and staff recently gathered together to help families and individuals in Marshall. Organized by Van der Hagen, Skogrand & Associates, nine people volunteered at Marshall Food 4 Kids and ...

Lasting memories

MARSHALL — A little piece of Grandpa to hug when he is no longer around to hug or a special message from Grandma or Mom, including a whiff of her perfume, is what Fabric Memories creator Deb Paradis of Marshall provides in her renditions of the traditional teddy bear. “People bring me ...

Advocates say Texas exploiting day laborers

HOUSTON (AP) — Guillermo Miranda Vazquez starts his day in a parking lot near the Home Depot where he easily finds work alongside other day laborers who are cleaning up Houston after Hurricane Harvey. Some days, he clears rotted drywall and hauls out furniture and carpet destroyed by ...

Some Iron Range companies worry about tight labor market

VIRGINIA (AP) — Unemployment rates on Minnesota’s Iron Range reached their lowest point since the turn of the century, but the tight labor market is making it challenging for local businesses. Iron Range unemployment reached 4 percent in September, its lowest rate since 2000, on the heels ...

Court fight could be brewing over who leads consumer agency

(AP) — A court fight may be brewing over President Donald Trump’s move to make a close aide interim leader of a consumer protection agency assailed by Republicans and championed by Democrats, displacing the official elevated by the departing director, an Obama-era appointee. Both the ...

Meredith buying Time Inc. for about $1.8 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Meredith Corp. announced Sunday that it is buying Time Inc. for about $1.8 billion, a deal CEO Stephen Lacy called “a transformative and financially compelling growth opportunity” that joins two giant magazine companies. Meredith brings with it a magazine portfolio that ...

Dry weekend draws shoppers even as online sales boom

CHICAGO (AP) — The driest Thanksgiving weekend in five years may have helped holiday shopping, despite an overall decline in foot traffic. But some shoppers just took notes in the hopes of finding an even better deal online. That’s a consequence of Amazon continuing to squeeze prices, ...

Shoppers discover ‘specialty’ option

With Thanksgiving in the books, a lot of people are starting to look toward Christmas and that typically means, especially in this day and age, quite a bit of shopping. According to data from Adobe Digital Insights, American shoppers spent a record $5 billion in 24 hours this Black Friday, ...

Business Briefs for Nov. 20

Nelson-Como is employee of the month at Boulder Creek Boulder Creek’s November Employee of the Month is Jane Nelson-Como. Jane was nominated by coworkers and family as always having a smile each day. She likes to have fun with the tenants and has a definite passion to help our tenants ...

Runnings raises funds to fight breast cancer

Runnings has announced that its annual Ladies Night Promotion generated $21,025 to help in the fight against breast cancer. The event, which took place Oct 18 at 28 stores including Marshall, hosted thousands of customers for an evening of fun events and giveaways. Customers purchased a ...

Uber seals multibillion-dollar investment from Japan’s Softbank

DETROIT (AP) — Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank has reached a deal with Uber to invest billions in the ride-hailing giant. Uber Technologies Inc. confirmed the investment in a statement Sunday without giving details. But a person briefed on the deal told The Associated Press that ...

Lawsuit seeks new recourse for students on for-profit college fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two women who claim they were defrauded by a for-profit college have sued the Education Department and a private loan servicer in a case their attorneys say could provide a new legal remedy for tens of thousands of students frustrated with the department’s inaction on ...

Broadcom offers $103 billion for Qualcomm in chip megadeal

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadcom made an unsolicited, $103 billion offer for rival chipmaker Qualcomm, the tech industry’s largest attempted takeover that is destined to come under intense regulatory scrutiny. Qualcomm, known to consumers as the maker of Snapdragon chips found in smartphones and ...

Target to offer shoppers a breather after Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) — Target is offering shoppers a breather after holiday shopping on Thanksgiving. The Minneapolis-based discounter says it will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving and then close at midnight local time. Its stores will then reopen at 6 a.m. local time on Friday until 10 p.m., 11 ...

Stocks rise as oil jumps 2-year high; chipmakers climb

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks made modest gains and set more records Monday as upheaval in oil-rich Saudi Arabia sent crude prices to two-year highs. Chipmakers and media companies climbed on deal reports while phone and household goods companies sank. U.S. crude oil reached its highest ...

Olson and Johnson transitions to North Central International

MARSHALL — Olson and Johnson is now North Central International but still provides service, sales and parts to Marshall and southwest Minnesota. “Our customers knew about it when we took over in 2007, much like in 1994 when it switched hands. It’s all in the family,” new owner Andy ...

Business Briefs for Nov. 6

Erickson attends leadership institute Tyler Erickson, farm manager and licensed real estate salesperson at Northwestern Farm Management Company, recently attended the Leadership Institute in Washington D.C. with the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. Erickson met with ...

Marshall businesses highlighted in Chamber workshop

MARSHALL — Marshall businesses shine on the Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce website and at its events, giving visitors and residents a better idea of what is available in the area for entertainment and business opportunities. Chamber director Brad Gruhot conducted a workshop Thursday ...