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

It's time to rethink mortgage tax breaks

The Great Recession demolished one myth about owning a house, that values never go down. Now it's time to jettison the one about tax deductions for mortgage interest payments.

Updated: November 20, 2010, - 10:42 PM

Hecker lawyers faced tough assignment

To the public, Denny Hecker's legal problems are about everything that is wrong with the world.

Updated: November 17, 2010, - 07:29 AM

For Regis shareholders, it's time for a different style

Directors at Regis Corp. will decide in the coming days whether to sell the nation's largest salon company, with the decision ultimately hinging on whether the company receives bids "that reflect our value," CEO Paul Finkelstein said recently.

Updated: November 16, 2010, - 01:15 PM

Digging out from debt exacts a toll on economy

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported yesterday that Americans have reduced their debt by almost $1 trillion in the past 21 months.

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

GOP brings relief for many in business

I couldn't see Charlie Weaver, but over the phone I could almost hear him glowing.

Updated: November 07, 2010, - 02:54 PM

It's time to decide which way the wind is blowing

On the same day that Suzlon Group decided to shut its wind turbine blade plant in Pipestone, Minn., city officials in Jonesboro, Ark., were glowing from Friday's grand opening of a $40 million wind turbine manufacturing plant by Denmark-based Nordex.

Updated: November 02, 2010, - 08:26 PM

Size doesn't matter when creating jobs

It's new businesses that create jobs, not necessarily small businesses.

Updated: October 30, 2010, - 11:03 PM

Life Time Fitness sweats the details

CEO Bahram Akradi has kept the bottom line strong during the worst recession in decades.

Updated: October 26, 2010, - 10:32 PM

If home owners owed less

Give mortgage lenders credit: If nothing else, signing 10,000 potentially fraudulent foreclosure affidavits a month, as one team of "robo-signers" has admitted doing, reflects an admirable commitment to the task at hand.

Updated: October 25, 2010, - 12:06 PM

AGA Medical nearly ran off the road as it careened toward buyout riches

Sometimes, companies succeed despite the best efforts of their founders.

Updated: October 19, 2010, - 01:44 PM

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