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

Wieffering: Retailer tries to reconnect with its best customer

Mary, Larry wants you back.

Updated: November 30, 2011, - 09:33 PM

Downtown Minneapolis dropped off shoppers' list

Not much has changed about the Holidazzle parade since it first snaked its way down the Nicollet Mall in 1992.

Updated: November 30, 2011, - 09:24 AM

Wieffering: Now isn't the time to kill tax cut, benefits for jobless

Here's a topic to toss around the dinner table this Thanksgiving, even though it wades into the dangerous territory of economics and public policy.

Updated: November 25, 2011, - 10:23 AM

Four years after roof fell in, a few good signs

If Upper Deck made trading cards for countries, here's what the vital statistics for the U.S. economy would have looked like four years ago this month, on the eve of what we now call the Great Recession.

Updated: November 21, 2011, - 12:40 PM

Wieffering: Early store openings reflect new retail reality

Black Friday is no longer the busiest day of the holiday shopping season, but its event-like trappings -- 3 a.m. openings, time-limited sales available only in stores -- are vitally important in bringing people to the store and creating momentum for the rest of the season.

Updated: November 15, 2011, - 10:45 PM

Average debt of graduates

AVERAGE DEBT OF GRADUATESFour-year, publicU. of Minn. Duluth $30,998MSU, Moorhead $29,410Winona State $29,123Four-year, privateMCAD $44,385Crown College $38,042Hamline University $36,339NonprofitMinnesota College of Art and DesignSource: The...

Updated: November 12, 2011, - 03:10 PM

Paying for college, mortgaging your future

During the housing boom, qualifying for a loan was as easy as drawing a breath.

Updated: November 12, 2011, - 03:07 PM

Those troubles across the pond floating our way

From afar, the economic crisis in Europe seems like a puzzling and sometimes amusing sideshow.

Updated: November 08, 2011, - 10:23 PM

Don't blame the unemployed for the jobs crisis

A new culprit has emerged as a major source of the nation's long-term unemployment crisis: the jobless themselves.

Updated: November 05, 2011, - 10:18 PM

Wieffering: Returns aren't in on Best Buy's VC venture

Shareholders of Polaris and Best Buy reacted predictably last week to news that the companies had each made a bet on the future of electric motorcycles.

Updated: November 02, 2011, - 09:39 PM

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