Business

Failing Payless to Honor Gift Cards, Store Credit Into March

FILE- In this May 18, 2006, file photo a worker puts the finishing touches on a sign unveiling the company’s new look at a Payless Shoesource store at a mall in Independence, Mo. Payless ShoeSource has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and is shuttering its remaining stores in North America. The filing on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, came a…

UPDATE: City Council Approves Raven Demolition

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The Sioux Falls City Council has approved Raven Industries’ plan to demolish one of its downtown buildings. The council voted unanimously Tuesday night to allow Raven to tear down the David A. Christiansen building at 6th Street and Phillips Avenue to build a parking lot.  The company says the parking lot is needed to support their…

AP Analysis: Steel Tariffs Waived Even With Tough Trade Talk

FILE – In this June 5, 2018, file photo, rolls of steel are shown in Baytown, Texas. Despite President Donald Trump’s tough talk on trade, his administration has granted hundreds of companies permission to import millions of tons of steel made in China, Japan and other countries without paying the hefty tariff he put in place to protect U.S. manufacturers…

China, U.S. Announce More Trade Talks Next Week

BEIJING – A U.S. trade envoy says talks on a dispute over Beijing’s technology ambitions “made headway on very, very important” issues. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer expressed optimism but gave no details after the two countries wrapped up two days of trade talks on Friday. The official Chinese news agency says negotiators will meet again next week in Washington. Categories:…

South Dakota Senate to Debate Port Yankton Casino Complex

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A measure to put a proposed casino complex in a southeastern South Dakota city to a statewide vote will be debated by the state Senate. Senators voted 20-11 on Thursday to schedule the Yankton casino and entertainment measure for debate next week. Kasi Haberman, Convention and Visitor’s Bureau director in Yankton, recently told a Senate committee…

Amazon Ditches New York Headquarters

NEW YORK (AP) – The Latest on the decision by Amazon to dump New York City as a location for a new headquarters: Amazon says it will not be building a new headquarters in New York, a stunning reversal after a yearlong search. The online retailer has faced opposition from some New York politicians, who were unhappy with the tax…

Downtown Sioux Falls’ A League of Your Own Closing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – After five years in business, a downtown Sioux Falls sports apparel store is closing its doors. A League of Your Own will close for good on March 10th. The store has been a fixture on Phillips Avenue, selling sports wear and memorabilia. The owners says running the store no longer fits in her future plans. She…

Port Yankton Casino Plan Heads to State Senate Floor

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A measure to put a proposed casino complex in Yankton on the ballot has narrowly survived its first legislative test. The Senate State Affairs Committee voted 5-4 Wednesday to send the measure to the floor without recommendation. It will take a majority vote to debate the bill. Kasi Haberman, Convention and Visitor’s Bureau director in Yankton,…

Business Leaders Take to Pierre for Sioux Falls Day at the Legislature

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Over one hundred Sioux Falls business leaders loaded up on buses this morning to talk to lawmakers in Pierre. For the 35th year, the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce has spear-headed “Sioux Falls Day at the Legislature.” The day gives business owners and employees the chance the to talk one on one with elected officials, sit…

Sioux Falls Day At The Legislature

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Over one hundred Sioux Falls business leaders loaded up on buses this morning to talk to lawmakers in Pierre. For the 35th year, the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce has spear-headed ‘Sioux Falls Day at The Legislature.’ The day gives business owners and employees the chance to talk one on one with elected officials, sit in…

Lewis Purchases Shopko Pharmacy Assets In 6 Communities

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Lewis Drug says it has purchased pharmacy assets from Shopko Stores in six communities in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. The company said Wednesday it bought prescription files and records from Shopko pharmacies in Madison, Mitchell and Sisseton, South Dakota; Luverne and St. James, Minnesota and Ida Grove, Iowa. Lewis Drug currently operates in four…

Ford Recalls 1.5M Pickups That Can Downshift Without Warning

DETROIT (AP) – Ford is recalling nearly 1.5 million pickup trucks in North America because the transmissions can suddenly downshift into first gear. The recall covers F-150 trucks from the 2011 through 2013 model years with six-speed automatic transmissions. The company says a glitch in sending a signal from the transmission speed sensor is the cause. Ford has five reports…

T-Mobile, Sprint Execs Defending Merger to Lawmakers

WASHINGTON – Top executives of T-Mobile and Sprint are taking the case for their 26.5 billion merger to Congress, arguing that joining their companies won’t hurt competition or jack up prices for wireless service. They could face skepticism at a hearing Wednesday. The deal, which must win approval from federal regulators, would combine the nation’s third- and fourth-largest wireless companies,…

Will’s Training Table to Become Blue Rock Bar and Grill

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Will’s Training Table will be rebranding to Blue Rock Bar and Grill on March 1st, following major renovations. During the past six months, Sanford has been renovated Will’s Training Table and will expand the restaurant’s capacity to 450 people. Blue Rock Bar and Grill will be a 12,000 square feet, two-story restaurant with a roof top…

What is “5G” Wireless, and Should You Care?

NEW YORK (AP) – A much-hyped network upgrade called “5G” means different things to different people. To industry proponents, it’s the next huge innovation in wireless internet. To the U.S. government, it’s the backbone technology of a future that America will wrestle with China to control. To many average people, it’s simply a mystery. 5G is a new technical standard…