Steve Alexander

Columnist/Reporter | Technology
Phone: 612-673-4553
Steve Alexander follows consumer and business technology trends, and writes a weekly question and answer column for consumers.

Recent content from Steve Alexander

Polaris recalls 16,550 Rangers because throttle cable could melt

Polaris Industries Inc. is recalling 16,550 of its consumer off-road vehicles because the throttle cable could melt, causing a rider...

Updated: February 25, 2014, - 11:04 PM

Tennant Co. misses on fourth-quarter earnings, revenue

Tennant Co. missed fourth-quarter earnings expectations and gave a lackluster guidance for the year Tuesday that impressed few and sent...

Updated: February 25, 2014, - 09:20 PM

Alexander: Worries about the end of Windows XP

PCs with Windows XP will become sitting ducks for hackers when Microsoft stops providing security updates in April. This has...

Updated: February 25, 2014, - 05:35 PM

Donaldson beat 2Q profit estimates, missed on revenue

The company says it expects improvement in the second half of its fiscal year.

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 08:06 PM

Capella’s outlook sends its shares down

The company’s fourth-quarter profit was better than analysts expected, but enrollment growth remains slow.

Updated: February 18, 2014, - 09:30 PM

Alexander: How safe are chip-based credit cards?

Q: Can you clarify for me whether the new chip-based credit cards that will become available in 2015 are the...

Updated: February 18, 2014, - 06:01 PM

Delta Air Lines gives employees highest-ever profit-sharing

Thousands of Minnesota employees will get a cut of the airline’s $10.5 billion in earnings.

Updated: February 17, 2014, - 08:07 PM

PreciouStatus wants to become the informative app for day-care parents

The software also can update parents with children in school as well as the families of the elderly.

Updated: February 15, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Allete, parent of Minnesota Power, has mixed fourth quarter

Allete Inc. on Friday reported a fourth-quarter profit jump that fell just short of expectations.Allete, the Duluth-based parent company of...

Updated: February 14, 2014, - 09:02 PM

Supervalu plans national trade show in St. Paul

The company's first national “sales expo” for customers of its wholesale operation is expected to draw 3,000 people to RiverCentre in August.

Updated: February 12, 2014, - 10:33 AM

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