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

Eric Wieffering: Devil is often in details of executive paychecks

Listen closely and you can already begin to hear it stirring: The collective sound of jaws hitting the floor as companies reveal the take-home pay of their top executives.

Updated: January 07, 2012, - 11:12 PM

Wieffering: For some, recovery may never come

Most conversations about the beleaguered housing sector focus quickly on one topic, prices. As in, "Will they ever stop falling?"

Updated: January 04, 2012, - 10:11 PM

Look anew at Minnesota's job creation challenge

Minnesota begins 2012 in much the same shape it began 2011: Slowly repairing the ravages of the Great Recession, brandishing an unemployment rate that suggests the state is doing better than the nation as a whole.

Updated: December 31, 2011, - 03:45 PM

Wieffering: A lifeline, not a bailout, for homeowners

The two big questions facing the U.S. economy at the start of 2011 were housing and jobs. Would home prices go up? Would the ranks of the jobless go down?

Updated: December 30, 2011, - 01:12 PM

Vibrant economies aren't found only in cities

Count Mankato, Owatonna and Willmar among the state's economic hot spots, according to ia just-released analysis of Minnesota's outstate economy.

Updated: December 18, 2011, - 12:51 AM

Supervalu has a tough time living up to its name

Every investor's portfolio has one: an established, even profitable company stuck in a state of permanent turnaround.

Updated: December 15, 2011, - 11:03 PM

Wieffering: Fate of Ford plant was settled long time ago

The closing of Ford's Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul marks the end of an era in Minnesota's economic history.

Updated: December 11, 2011, - 06:42 AM

Wieffering: At MSP, some cracks in the fortress hub wall

Clearly, Dan Boivin does not understand the role of a lap dog.

Updated: December 08, 2011, - 12:53 PM

This medical device rivalry is getting a bit heated

Physician/inventor Scott Augustine isn't given to nuance.Once, outside a courtroom, he denounced a federal investigation of Medicare fraud, saying, "The...

Updated: December 03, 2011, - 09:49 PM

Wieffering: Enron's fall is a lesson we still can't seem to learn

Enron's bankruptcy 10 years ago Friday taught investors to trust no one. Not senior executives, not the analysts, not the accountants, and definitely not the regulators or Wall Street bankers.

Updated: December 01, 2011, - 09:25 PM

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