Online sales accounted for roughly 10 cents of every retail dollar spent in the United States last year, and the inability to tax that commerce has become a vexing problem both for state officials and for bricks-and-mortar business owners who argue that the system gives Internet sellers an unfair advantage.
Updated: March 03, 2013, - 07:58 AM
New data show an increase in job openings available for people with specialized skills.
Updated: February 28, 2013, - 07:56 PM
A Cargill executive argues that infrastructure such as locks and dams needs maintenance badly, placing river freight at risk.
Updated: February 26, 2013, - 09:28 PM
Minnesota is home to big patent-generators such as 3M and Medtronic.
Updated: February 25, 2013, - 10:20 PM
Minneapolis, St. Paul have bounced back from the recession faster than Chicago, other cities.
Updated: February 22, 2013, - 09:36 PM
Minnesota is one of only 10 states that don't tax clothing, a policy that is celebrated by local businesses that compete on price and shoppers who want the most for their dollar.
Updated: February 17, 2013, - 06:45 AM
Aides said the governor’s plan would not apply a sales tax on goods or services sold beyond Minnesota, but business leaders still oppose it.
Updated: February 16, 2013, - 08:59 AM
Dayton's budget overhaul would help remedy a patchwork system that favors some businesses over others, often for no apparent reason.
Updated: February 15, 2013, - 06:49 AM
The distribution unit would ship small parcels for online retailers.
Updated: February 11, 2013, - 10:23 PM