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Small-business optimism highest in a decade

Small business optimism rose to the highest point in a decade, as an index produced by Wells Fargo & Co. and Gallup jumped 11 points to 106 in the third quarter.

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First Bank & Trust to buy Minnesota banks

Brookings-based First Bank & Trust is acquiring two banks owned by Duke Financial Group of Minneapolis.

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Minneapolis Fed president previews Sioux Falls visit

From assessing the area economy to detailing his plan to keep banks from becoming “too big to fail,” Neel Kashkari, president of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank, previews his visit to Sioux Falls.

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Banks learn to help spot human trafficking

Banks can play a powerful role in stopping human trafficking – if employees know how to recognize signs that it could be occurring.

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Local business hacking jumped in Q2: Here’s why & what to do about it

SDN Communications’ second quarter 2017 Cyber Threat Landscape Report demonstrates an upward threat trajectory on local business networks. Here’s what’s happening and how to respond.

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Innovative auto mechanic ends up building international business

Dillon Moffatt wasn’t thinking about founding a company back in 1954. The self-taught auto mechanic from Minnesota was just trying to see better under the hood of a car. But his business, Moffatt Products, grew into something much bigger.

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Meta builds on record year

Meta Financial Group’s record year got a bit better in the third quarter, boosted by its growing tax-related acquisitions.

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Protect your business: The prenuptial agreement

While divorce rates have been falling in recent years, nearly one third of American marriages still end in divorce. With this in mind, business owners need to consider the implications of their personal life on the health of their business

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Stress at work: How leaders make all the difference

More than half of us return from vacation feeling no reduction in stress, and almost one-third report feeling more stressed than before we left. Here’s how leaders can help.

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Retiring president Oliver: On leading Augustana, workforce development and what’s next

Rob Oliver wraps up his term as the 23rd president of Augusta University this month, leaving behind 11 years of accomplishments and a foundation for the future. We caught up with him to look back and look ahead.

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