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. He also is a general-assignment reporter for business news.

Recent content from Steve Alexander

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

Alexander: How to stop hanging out with Google

Q: How do I remove Google Hangouts from my Motorola Android phone? I prefer to use the basic SMS [Short...

Updated: February 12, 2014, - 08:17 AM

Mankato lands a third national distribution center, this time from FedEx Ground

City officials say they are negotiating with FedEx’s agents for construction at a bigger site.

Updated: February 07, 2014, - 11:17 PM

Imation earnings rise despite revenue decline

One-time gains from a land sale and a court decision aided earnings.

Updated: February 07, 2014, - 08:38 PM

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