Business

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 ...

Official: Hurricane Maria set Puerto Rico back decades

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s nonvoting representative in the U.S. Congress said Sunday that Hurricane Maria's destruction has set the island back decades, even as authorities worked to assess the extent of the damage. “The devastation in Puerto Rico has set us back nearly ...

‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ dethrones ‘It’

NEW YORK (AP) — The R-rated spy comedy “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” displaced the horror sensation “It” as the No. 1 film in North America, while the second “Lego Movie” spinoff of the year didn’t assemble the expected audience. The 20th Century Fox release opened with a ...

Jants is Boulder Employee of the Month for September

Sue Jants of Marshall is Boulder Estates September Employee of the Month. “She is well liked by employees and tenants alike,” said Jan Mason, director of tenant services at Boulder Estates. “During the past seven years she had shown great dedication and has worked well with other ...

Cybercrime in the business world addressed

Equifax, HBO, Verizon, Apple, and the CIA; what do these organizations have in common? They all have been victims of cybercrime this year. Cybercrime is a huge business, generating as much money as the GDP of Sweden. Don’t be a contributor to this criminal enterprise. This hour-long ...

Two attend dry needling course at Big Stone Therapies

Big Stone Therapies-Marshall recently hosted a Trigger Point Dry Needling Course where two of physical therapists received their certifications. Jeremy VanKlompenburg, PT, DPT, OCS and Nic Doeling, PT, DPT, OCS, both received this certification and are now accepting patients. Dry Needling is an ...

Average US gas price drops 7 cents as refineries bounce back

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline fell 7 cents nationally over the past two weeks, to $2.62. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the drop comes as flooded refineries continue to come back online after ...

In Wisconsin, Republicans push to end sulfide mining moratorium

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker voted to ban copper and gold mining in Wisconsin two decades ago. Now he may be asked to lift the one of-a-kind prohibition as his fellow Republicans push to continue opening up the state's north woods to mining. Conservationists have warned pollution ...

Enbridge Line 3 pipeline debate shifts to public hearings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota kicks off public hearings this week on whether regulators should allow Enbridge Energy to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. The replacement would have higher capacity than the existing pipeline and run along a new route in ...

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 ...