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

Compellent's sale could boost tech ecosystem

Last week's almost $1 billion sale of Eden Prairie-based Compellent came right on the heels of a new report showing the Twin Cities was among the biggest losers of high-technology jobs during the most recent recession.

Updated: December 22, 2010, - 03:34 PM

Target's long march has halted at the Vermont state line

Target has more than 1,700 stores in 49 states, including Maine and Wyoming, not to mention Manhattan. Which makes Target's absence in Vermont conspicuous and somewhat galling to some residents.

Updated: December 18, 2010, - 10:02 PM

Wieffering: Commerce Department's passive role hasn't worked

After Glenn Wilson ascended to the top job at the Minnesota Department of Commerce, the agency changed the name of its Enforcement Division to the Market Assurance Division.

Updated: December 14, 2010, - 11:01 AM

New school rules could take a toll on Capella

Investors are paying hefty tuition for Capella Education's crash course in the ways of Washington.

Updated: December 12, 2010, - 10:26 AM

Hedge fund bet proves that not all assets are toxic

The panic sweeping through the global financial system was perhaps even deeper and more widespread than most of us knew -- and there was money to be made by anyone brave enough to bet that the prophets of doom had gotten it wrong.

Updated: December 08, 2010, - 08:06 AM

Chasing green has the Irish seeing red

Maeve O'Mara sensed a reckoning was near for Ireland during a trip in 2007, when she found herself counting the number of new Lexus SUVs clogging Dublin's narrow streets.

Updated: December 04, 2010, - 10:11 PM

Bank hits harsh reality with its new 'Kard'

As is so often the case with hookups, the one between a mild-mannered, well meaning community banker from St. Paul and the Kardashian siblings probably never had a chance.

Updated: November 30, 2010, - 09:08 PM

Progress on jobs, but challenges continue

Minnesota's jobless rate may be stuck around 7 percent, but this is one instance where lack of motion obscures real progress.

Updated: November 28, 2010, - 10:53 AM

State jobs picture improves

Unemployment remains above pre-recession levels, but the jobs picture in most Minnesota counties is improving. Here's what it looks like in a few of them.

Updated: November 27, 2010, - 10:03 PM

Time to align the interests of advisers, clients

Early next year the Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to unveil new rules that would require stock or insurance brokers and others selling investment products to put your financial interests ahead of their own.

Updated: November 24, 2010, - 08:08 PM

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