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

Little guys find no joy in Borders' demise

At the Borders store in Roseville on Thursday, employees of the nation's second-largest bookstore chain were busily organizing inventory for the going-out-of-business sale scheduled to begin the following day.

Updated: July 23, 2011, - 10:24 PM

Government can't afford cost of flights to nowhere

Thank you, Delta Air Lines.

Updated: July 20, 2011, - 09:24 PM

Putting a friendly face on capitalism

In case you missed it, big business wants you to know it cares.

Updated: July 01, 2011, - 03:36 PM

Fingerhut IPO: Some business is booming

Every month brings a fresh cascade of data offering conflicting and often contradictory readings on the overall health of the economy.

Updated: June 29, 2011, - 10:40 PM

Bank founder got 'crash' course

Thomas Lohmann has been a quietly successful Twin Cities real estate developer for most of his life, building and owning -- often for decades -- modestly scaled office and retail projects.

Updated: June 25, 2011, - 02:40 PM

Entrepreneurs get plenty of support but need money

Jacqueline Urick likes to joke that she's "living the dream," even though it comes with a fair share of cold-sweat moments.

Updated: June 22, 2011, - 08:46 PM

Patients and taxpayers bear cost of stent wars

Johnson & Johnson's announcement last week that it would exit the stent business is, on its face, a classic case of winners and losers.

Updated: June 18, 2011, - 10:04 PM

Somebody forgot to tell Macy's that it was extinct

The Macy's store in downtown Minneapolis doesn't look or smell like a retail boneyard. Live people walk its floors. Some are even buying things.

Updated: June 11, 2011, - 06:38 PM

A bitter boardroom fight spills into open

Outside directors of public companies are often faulted for being so beholden to management that they are unable to adequately represent the interests of all shareholders.

Updated: June 07, 2011, - 09:04 PM

Housing rebound? Let's find the bottom first

As soon as home prices began tumbling five years ago, real estate agents, anxious homeowners, would-be buyers and panic-stricken lenders began looking for "The Bottom."

Updated: June 04, 2011, - 03:12 PM

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