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Hayward-based Peoples Bank Midwest, which has a branch on Eau Claire’s south side, will be acquired by a Minnesota-based financial institution under a deal set to close by the end of this year.

More than a dozen shareholder proposals failed as expected at Google’s annual meeting Wednesday, but they raised important questions about the massive company, which has had its share of scandals and controversy over the past year or so.

TAYLOR, Mich. — AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka rallied workers Wednesday to oppose the new trade deal reached between the United States, Mexico and Canada until it is “worthy of the American worker.”

DALLAS — Pilots for Southwest Airlines say the grounding of Boeing’s troubled 737 Max aircraft is costing them about $9 million a month in lost wages.

The following area business registrations, such as limited liability companies and corporations, were filed in April.

Slack, the San Francisco-based company behind the workplace-messaging service that has seemingly taken over how employees communicate with each other, went public Thursday in a way rarely seen on Wall Street.

As Generation Z starts entering the workforce, office interior designers are creating flexible workspaces that offer the privacy young workers — those born between 1997 and 2012 — demand.

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LOS ANGELES — If you thought the Walt Disney Co. would stop and catch its breath after opening its hugely popular Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge expansion last month, think again.

Gary Burrell, co-founder of Garmin, died Wednesday at the age of 81, the Olathe, Kan.-based company announced Thursday.

The following area business registrations, such as limited liability companies and corporations, were filed in April.

FLINT, Mich. — General Motors Co. is investing $150 million at Flint Assembly in a move to boost production of the automaker’s profit-rich heavy-duty pickup trucks.

3M Co. will take a $160 million charge after suspending operations in Venezuela because of ongoing unrest in the South American country.

Congress is not known for working fast, but only a week after disclosing it an opened an antitrust investigation into big technology companies, a House committee will hold its first public hearing.

SAN FRANCISCO — It’s finally happened: Americans now spend more time on their phones and tablets than they do watching TV.

DETROIT — The Renault/Fiat Chrysler Automobiles merger effort appears to be dead, or at least on hold.

As Boeing responds to a federal criminal investigation related to the 737 Max, the company has assembled a deeply connected defense team headed by one attorney who represented Vice President Mike Pence in the Russian interference investigation, another who has served as the nation’s deputy a…

An Eau Claire-based software startup company gained the attention of a venture capital fund specializing in fast-growing Wisconsin tech companies.

The following bankruptcies were filed during May in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s Western District of Wisconsin.

Adams Publishing Group, owner of the Leader-Telegram, announced Monday that it intends to buy Bliss Communications, including two daily papers in Wisconsin.

Vanguard’s inflows of new investor money are off to a strong start so far this year, with investors handing over $106 billion year to date through April — more than four times any other Wall Street firm.

DowDuPont, under chief executive Edward Breen, has once again reorganized the “new” DuPont Co., the Wilmington-based business group including most former E.I. DuPont Co. businesses and some formerly belonging to Dow Chemical Co.

Apple’s biggest cash cow, the iPhone, continued to suffer weaker sales around the world in first quarter of the year as Chinese tech giant Huawei flexed its muscles and claimed more market share from Apple and its longtime rival, Samsung.

HARTFORD, Conn. — Alexis Martin, who has worked in nursing homes and in retail, has found a niche in financial services, taking advantage of an apprenticeship, new to the industry though invaluable for decades in manufacturing and the trades.

In swaths of rural America, along roads where there are just a few farms or homes within a mile-long stretch, customers are so few that the likes of AT&T and T-Mobile don’t bother to build cell towers for coverage.

Under a cloud of tariffs on Chinese-made goods, Best Buy Co. reported higher-than-expected results on Thursday for the first quarter, led by sales of appliances, wearables and tablets.

I’ve used LinkedIn, the social network for business people, for years. But I’m having trouble removing myself from LinkedIn Groups I was once associated with. The instructions I’ve found online haven’t worked.

Seattle-based supercomputer maker Cray has agreed to a $1.3 billion acquisition by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, the companies said Friday.

With China and the United States embroiled in an all-out trade war, companies are scrambling to find new overseas suppliers, even as they prepare to pass on the higher costs to their customers.