Eric Wieffering

Assistant Managing Editor | News
Phone: 612-673-1736
Eric Wieffering supervises coverage of local and regional news, including politics, education, the environment and other topics.

Recent content from Eric Wieffering

Student loans are a great deal - for the government

Congress returns next week, and one of the first things on the agenda will be figuring out how to pay for the cost of keeping interest rates low on federally guaranteed student loans.

Updated: May 05, 2012, - 09:43 PM

Wieffering: Start-up bill results in less-informed investors

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act is that rarest of Washington objects: a bill signed by President Obama, heartily endorsed by both Democrats and Republicans and championed by the likes of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Updated: April 28, 2012, - 09:14 PM

Brian Dunn: The rise and fall of a salesman

His leap from salesman to CEO matched Best Buy's success, but Brian Dunn's reputation crashed with the fortunes of his employer.

Updated: April 23, 2012, - 06:16 AM

Wieffering: Tax-free sales give unfair edge to online sellers

Democrats and Republicans rarely agree on anything these days, especially when the conversation swings to taxes and the economy.

Updated: April 14, 2012, - 08:24 PM

Wieffering: Best Buy needs an outsider as its next CEO

Brian Dunn is out as chief executive of Best Buy, but not for the reasons many thought would prove his ultimate undoing: Losing the loyalty of customers and the confidence of investors.

Updated: April 10, 2012, - 09:53 PM

Wieffering: With second chance, 2nd Swing finds the green

Simon Kallal's first golf venture, 2nd Swing, found water in 2006, when it was liquidated in bankruptcy.

Updated: April 07, 2012, - 09:33 PM

Wieffering: Regional air carriers not immune to tough times

The future of the airline industry is beginning to look a lot like its recent past.

Updated: April 03, 2012, - 08:48 PM

Wieffering: Tickets should be yours to use, or resell

Beware monopolists claiming they have the best interests of consumers in mind.

Updated: March 31, 2012, - 07:35 PM

Wieffering: The Street is losing faith in Best Buy's CEO Dunn

An underperforming professional sports team knows it's time to hire a new coach when the current one "loses the locker room."

Updated: March 29, 2012, - 08:52 PM

Wieffering: Health care overhaul aims to heal a creaky system

Americans may think that health care is a universal right, but for most people in the United States, it's a benefit that can be extended, altered or revoked on a moment's notice.

Updated: March 26, 2012, - 10:48 PM

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