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

Best Buy job cuts target 2,000 managers around U.S.

The cut amounts to just over 1 percent of the company's workforce and comes a day before its quarterly earnings announcement.

Updated: February 27, 2014, - 06:36 AM

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

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