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

Housing misery yields gains

Pssst! Want to buy some toxic assets?

Updated: March 31, 2011, - 10:56 AM

Best Buy may prove naysayers wrong

Wall Street is already working on an early draft of Best Buy's obituary, and it goes something like this: The last remaining national electronics chain ultimately fell victim to discount retailers, consumers' preference for shopping online and its own inability to recognize that the world had changed.

Updated: March 26, 2011, - 09:30 PM

Park fee would be wrong tax at wrong time

Building housing or office space in Minneapolis is never easy or cheap. A bill working its way through the Minnesota Legislature threatens to make it even more complicated and expensive.

Updated: March 23, 2011, - 12:27 PM

Push to tax online sales gains strength

Buying something online and avoiding the sales tax counts as one of life's little guilty pleasures.

Updated: March 15, 2011, - 11:19 AM

Financial fraud finds a home in Minnesota

The filing of charges last week against investment adviser Jason Bo-Alan Beckman, who was accused in connection with a $194 million currency scheme, served as a fresh reminder of how widespread financial fraud has become in Minnesota.

Updated: March 12, 2011, - 06:42 PM

Fury dealership survives, thrives

Despite a near-death experience and legal battles with Chrysler, Fury Chrysler Dodge in Lake Elmo is alive and kicking. The owners are upbeat. And customers are buying.

Updated: March 08, 2011, - 09:27 PM

Corporate cash isn't all spending money

Last week's dose of good news on the jobs front silenced, at least for the time being, the unjust battering corporate America has endured over the slow pace of new job creation.

Updated: March 05, 2011, - 01:11 PM

Buckley should stick to Post-it Notes, skip the politics

George Buckley has a funny way of showing gratitude.

Updated: March 01, 2011, - 10:32 PM

Medical device sector could use a jolt

Medtronic, the world's largest medical-device company, is at a crossroads. It's searching for new products, new leadership and a return to the go-go growth that defined the Fridley-based company for much of the past two or three decades.

Updated: February 26, 2011, - 07:06 PM

With taxes, outcomes aren't easy to predict

The fight over Gov. Mark Dayton's effort to raise taxes for high earners is underway. So, in the spirit of tossing kindling on the fire, consider this: Job growth in Minnesota slowed in the decade after it cut state income tax rates.

Updated: February 23, 2011, - 09:05 PM

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