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NASCAR to Buy Intl. Speedway, Owner of Daytona, Talladega

NASCAR is buying International Speedway in a deal worth about $2 billion. International Speedway Corp. owns some of America's most well known car racing facilities including the Daytona International Speedway and in Florida, where the company is based, and the…

New Coke, From 1985, Makes Comeback with 'Stranger Things'

NEW YORK (AP) - New Coke is making a comeback as part of a Coca-Cola's partnership with the Netflix drama "Stranger Things." The companies announced the venture on Tuesday. New Coke was considered one of the biggest marketing mistakes when…

Xcel Energy Plans to End Coal Use in Upper Midwest By 2030

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Xcel Energy plans to retire its two remaining coal plants in the Upper Midwest by 2030, a decade earlier than scheduled. The Minneapolis-based utility also announced plans Monday to expand wind and solar, use cleaner natural gas…

Competition Between Casino's About to Heat Up

FLANDREAU, S.D. - South Dakota was so close to having sports betting legalized. For local casinos like Royal River, the real challenge starts because Iowa is offering something that they can't. Iowa…

Fiat Chrysler Recall: Vans Can Stall, Lose Power Steering

DETROIT (AP) - Fiat Chrysler is recalling over 208,000 minivans in North America because they could lose power-assisted steering or engines can stall. The recall covers certain Chrysler Pacifica minivans from the 2017 through 2019 model years. All have systems…

US to Lift Steel Tariffs on Canada, Mexico

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States has reached a deal to remove steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico, while those nations would scrap retaliatory tariffs they imposed on U.S. products. That's according to sources in the U.S. and…

Campus Upgrades Moving Along At NSU

ABERDEEN, S.D. - The Wolves in Aberdeen will soon have a few new dens. Northern State University is in the middle of upgrading their campus through the 'Educational Impact Campaign.' It's part of a larger 'Campus Master Plan,' geared to…

Tyson Sues Federal Agency for $2.4M Over Hog Inspections

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - Arkansas-based meat processor Tyson Foods is suing a federal agency for $2.4 million, saying it had to destroy 8,000 carcasses because a federal meat inspector lied about checking hogs at a plant in Iowa. Tyson…

Sioux Falls Among Top Ten for Entrepreneurs

Sioux Falls appears to be increasingly on a watch list for best places to live and do business, and another new ranking is out with the Queen City on it. Fit Small Business this week unveiled list of best cities for…

Sports Betting Coming to Iowa

LARCHWOOD, I.A.- Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a bill that enables sports betting in the state of Iowa. For casino’s like Grand Falls, they have been preparing for this for a while now. “Anxious to put our plans together and put…

Companies Await China Retaliation; Weaker Growth Expected

BEIJING (AP) - Companies are waiting to see how China will retaliate for President Donald Trump's latest tariff hikes on Chinese imports while economists warned the escalating dispute could slow growth. Chinese officials gave no indication Monday what steps they…

Co-Founder Chris Hughes: Time to Break Up Facebook

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes says it's time to break up the social media behemoth. He says in a New York Times opinion piece that CEO Mark Zuckerberg has allowed a relentless focus on growth to crush competitors and "sacrifice security…

Juniper Apothecary DIY Shower Steamer

Go for it. That's the advice a budding small business entrepreneur in Sioux Falls has for others, dreaming of starting their own business. Brittany Sopko started her business out of her home. Now she's got a new family-oriented location in…

Walmart Raises Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco to 21

NEW YORK (AP) - Walmart said Wednesday that it will raise the minimum age for tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21 in an effort to combat tobacco sales to minors. The world's largest retailer says the new rules will take…

Iowa Court Rejects Effort to Block Proposed Wind Farm

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Supreme Court has rejected an effort by local landowners to block a proposed wind farm in northwest Iowa after it won approval from government regulators. The court's rulings on Friday remove a major…

Minnesota House Passes Transportation Bill With Gas Tax Hike

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota House has passed a Democratic-backed transportation budget bill that includes Gov. Tim Walz's proposal to increase the state's gasoline tax by 20 cents per gallon. The 74-58 vote fell along party lines Monday…

Mnuchin Hopes For 'Substantial Progress' In China Talks

BEIJING (AP) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he hopes for "substantial progress" in talks with Chinese officials aimed at ending a tariff war over Beijing's technology ambitions. Mnuchin arrived Tuesday in Beijing for the latest negotiations on the…

Kids II Recalls Rocking Sleepers Weeks After Fisher-Price

Kids II is recalling nearly 700,000 rocking sleepers linked to at least five infant deaths since 2012. The move comes just two weeks after Fisher-Price recalled its similar Rock 'n Play sleepers in which more than 30 babies died over…

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