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

University Avenue shops wait it out

2014 may prove an agonizingly long time to wait for some of the 800-plus businesses along the 11-mile Central Corridor line.

Updated: September 24, 2011, - 10:36 PM

Wieffering: In health insurance, choice doesn't come free

Some day in the not-too-distant future the company-sponsored health plan will be as rare as the company-funded pension.

Updated: September 21, 2011, - 10:25 PM

Fixing economy requires more work on housing

Only 2 percent of President Obama's speech to Congress on Sept. 8 dealt with the plight of underwater homeowners, but those 72 words could do as much or more for the flagging U.S. economy as the entire $447 billion jobs bill.

Updated: September 17, 2011, - 02:54 PM

Toro took the bull by the horns to succeed

Investors, professional and amateur alike, are always trying to spot the next big thing. Maybe it's that Silicon Valley social media start-up, or a Boston biotech company that's in early clinical trials or a newly resuscitated shell company with some promising claims in the oil fields of North Dakota.

Updated: September 15, 2011, - 09:52 AM

Calculating 9/11's toll on U.S. economy

Economically, the U.S. feels much less secure than it did in the months and years before the attacks.

Updated: September 10, 2011, - 01:26 PM

Wieffering: Fed alone can't put people to work, restore confidence

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke offered no new clues Thursday about what steps the central bank might take to boost the U.S. economy, but he did use the occasion to send Washington a message:

Updated: September 08, 2011, - 09:17 PM

Fledgling economic group bags timely speaker

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke comes to Minnesota on Thursday with the U.S. economy teetering on the brink of another recession and investors and policymakers around the world hanging on his every word.

Updated: September 06, 2011, - 09:17 PM

Jobless over a year: Real people and real pain

Most of us know Gaylene Adams only as a number.

Updated: September 03, 2011, - 09:59 PM

When the better choice is devil you don't know

One of the hardest things for a child to learn is that the easiest choice is not always the best one.

Updated: August 30, 2011, - 09:37 PM

North Dakota enjoys the spoils of full employment

You'd never get a Minnesotan to acknowledge it, but there's a lot of North Dakota envy going around these days.

Updated: August 26, 2011, - 01:48 PM

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