Category: Business

Toy Recycling

Toy Recycling

Have you ever thought about recycling your old toys? Hasbro, a toy company finally did. Hasbro said if the program strives that they wont stay limited to the U.S. and open up worldwide. TerraCycle a recycling company has partnered with the toy company to take the donated toys and recycle them into things like park benches, playgrounds and many other things. […]

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Legislation May Cap Tipped Wages Below New Minneapolis Minimum

Legislation May Cap Tipped Wages Below New Minneapolis Minimum

As wages rise due to laws passed in Minneapolis, lawmakers in the state Legislature are considering a bill that would cap tipped wages lower than standard. Republicans in the House have proposed that as the minimum wage increases to $15 an hour by 2022 in Minneapolis (and potentially in St. Paul pending legislation) that tipped wages should be capped at […]

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Unpaid Healthcare Premiums

Over 30 million dollars in MinnesotaCare Premiums were not paid, due to a computer issue that has been going on for almost four years. State officials say they have decided not to pursue collecting the 30 million dollars because identifying and locating those who did not pay could potentially cost more than the 30 million dollars owed. Another concern is, […]

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State-Run Pension Plans Facing Problems

State-Run Pension Plans Facing Problems

  A study on state-run pension plans for public workers reported that unfunded liability is at $1.4 trillion.   The Pew Charitable Trust claims that this underfunding is due to state officials in decades past raising retiree benefits without planning for ways to pay for them. Some states have been trying to balance the cost of pensions by using funds […]

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Mark Zuckerberg in Second Questioning

Mark Zuckerberg in Second Questioning

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is facing his second questioning before the Senate today. Zuckerberg revealed the company would start to inform users of which data was taken from during the Cambridge Analytica scandal, but there is also a current page in where people can see if they were affected. The CEO also shared he was one of the affected users. […]

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Minnesota UnitedHealth Announces Partnership

Minnesota UnitedHealth Announces Partnership

Minnesota-based UnitedHealth Group has announced that they will be partnering with several rival health insurers. UnitedHealth will be working with Humana, Quest Diagnostics, and MultiPlan using blockchain technology originally designed for exchanging financial information. The goal of this project is to streamline data and patient transfers more accurately. The first objective will be to ensure that the technology can transfer […]

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Survey finds improvement in Midwest business conditions

Survey finds improvement in Midwest business conditions

A survey released Monday has reported economic growth in a nine state-region consisting of Midwest and Plains states. The survey, which is conducted by Creighton University economist Ernie Goss, uses a business conditions index to determine economic growth or decline on a 1 to 100 scale. The Mid-America Business Conditions Index stood at 62.1% in March, improving from a score of […]

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Xcel Plan

Xcel Plan

Legislation is bringing a plan to the Minnesota Senate that would help out Xcel Energy’s plan for raising their costs for maintaining power plants. The plan so far seems to be facing some negative feedback by the state. Gov.  Mark Dayton says ” He’s not interested in altering the current process.”

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Facebook Updating Privacy Tools

Facebook Updating Privacy Tools

Facebook is changing its privacy tools following criticism of its data collecting policies. The company is looking to make it easier for its users to view and download data which is collected from them, but this will not affect the company’s privacy policies or the kinds data it collects. The announcement follows the recent events in which Facebook Allowed a Trump […]

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Adobe Offers New Advertising Service

Adobe Offers New Advertising Service

Adobe, better known for editing software such as Photoshop, is offering a new advertising service raising concern over security. The service will allow marketers to follow around consumers as they visit certain websites and phone applications, linking discrete activities. The business says the service helps companies filter through consumer’s interests so they can advertise more relevant products and services. The new service […]

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