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Return of house flipping eases affordable housing crunch in some states

The number of flipped houses is at a six-year high. But while such rapid turnover helped fuel the housing crisis a decade ago, advocates and analysts say the current wave is helping to ease a shortage of affordable housing in some parts of the country.

Updated: Oct. 24, 2016 4:45 AM | Full Story

Automakers lobby to ease MPG standards despite success in improving fuel economy

DETROIT - Since embracing tough new fuel economy standards in 2012, automakers have spent billions to develop more fuel-efficient vehicles and have been so successful at meeting tougher regulations they've become victims of their own success.

Updated: Oct. 21, 2016 4:40 AM | Full Story

Mom-and-pop shop keeps appliances chugging along

Virginia Vinski-Fischer hadn't planned on taking over her father's appliance business when he asked her to work with him in 1965.

Updated: Oct. 20, 2016 4:40 AM | Full Story

In LA, surviving haunted house business isn't easy

LOS ANGELES - Melissa Carbone quit her high-paying marketing job eight years ago and invested her life savings into something extremely scary: She launched a haunted hayride attraction in the heart of Los Angeles.

Updated: Oct. 19, 2016 4:40 AM | Full Story

Millennials aren't big spenders or risk takers, and that's going to reshape the economy

WASHINGTON - They're known for bouncing around jobs, delaying marriage and holing up in their parents' basements.

Updated: Oct. 17, 2016 4:40 AM | Full Story

Americans are losing their appetite for cereal

There's less love these days for Tony the Tiger, Cap'n Crunch and Lucky the Leprechaun.

Updated: Oct. 17, 2016 4:40 AM | Full Story

Polaris doubling down to keep customer loyalty despite recall problems

MINNEAPOLIS - Polaris Industries is on the defensive after a run of fires sparked massive recalls of its ATVs.

Updated: Oct. 14, 2016 4:45 AM | Full Story

As cars become more autonomous, dangers posed by lax motorists draw scrutiny

Until recently, there was no question about who's responsible for an automobile's operation: the driver. One-hundred percent.

Updated: Oct. 14, 2016 4:40 AM | Full Story

As coffee demand grows, Cameron's morphs from regional distributor to national brand

MINNEAPOLIS - The air in the suburban warehouse is thick with late summer mugginess and a smell, spun lazily by giant fans, that is so familiar but not at all from around here.

Updated: Oct. 13, 2016 4:40 AM | Full Story

Deluxe Corp. launches web series to highlight its evolution to a small-business services firm

MINNEAPOLIS - Deluxe Corp. celebrated its centennial last year by commissioning 100 stories about small businesses. The idea was to highlight the diversity of companies from across the country, and it has culminated in the launch of a web series.

Updated: Oct. 13, 2016 4:40 AM | Full Story

This $5,900 chair may be the tech world's new key to productivity

SAN FRANCISCO - Che Voigt believes his company has solved problems that have plagued the working world since the advent of typing.

Updated: Oct. 12, 2016 4:45 AM | Full Story