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Tuesday A.M. Report

Hilton Minneapolis to be sold for $156 million, Target’s ads get ‘Lost,’ UnitedHealth shareholders vote down ‘say on pay,’ and IT firm Avtex moving to Northland Center

Hilton Minneapolis to be sold for $156 million: The Hilton Minneapolis hotel has agreed to be acquired by a real estate investment trust for about $155.5 million. The buyer is Bethesda, Md.-based DiamondRock Hospitality Co., a publicly traded REIT that owns 20 hotels. Read full story 

Target’s ads get ‘Lost’: Target Corp. aired a series of three “Lost”-themed ads on Sunday night during the two-hour series finale of the hit TV show. Each ad took a cue from the long-running series, and ended with a sale promotion. Read full story 

UnitedHealth shareholders vote down ‘say on pay’: UnitedHealth Group Inc. shareholders voted down a “say on pay” proposal at the company’s annual meeting on Monday. The proposal would have given shareholders an advisory vote on compensation granted to executives at the Minnetonka-based health insurer. Read full story 

IT firm Avtex moving to Northland Center: Communications technology company Avtex has signed a lease for 15,000 square feet of space at the Northland Center. Avtex, which is owned by the Pohlad family, designs, installs and supports technology used by call centers. Read full story