Jennifer Bjorhus

Business reporter | Banking and consumer finance
Phone: 612-673-4683
Jennifer Bjorhus is an enterprise reporter in the Star Tribune’s business section covering banking and consumer finance. Tips always welcome and appreciated at 612-673-4683 or jennifer.bjorhus@startribune.com.

Recent content from Jennifer Bjorhus

Minnesota's public pension funds still in dire need of reform, group says

Public retirement obligations are 74 percent funded, but new growth is shrinking liabilities.

Updated: July 17, 2014, - 01:28 PM

Medtronic deal could sting for long-time shareholders

Many longtime shareholders will face big tax bills after the company’s Covidien purchase.

Updated: July 06, 2014, - 06:49 AM

Mpls.-based U.S. Bank to pay feds $200 million for FHA claims

The U.S. Department of Justice blamed the lender for contributing to the nation’s costly housing collapse and epidemic of foreclosures. The bank did not admit any liability.

Updated: July 01, 2014, - 05:45 AM

Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital settle bid-rigging case

Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital were accused of conspiring to drive down prices for companies they were buying.

Updated: June 12, 2014, - 09:05 PM

Farm boom helps Minnesota to 13th-fastest-growing economy in 2013

The state continues Lake Wobegon-like above-average economic growth, mainly because of its thriving farming sector.

Updated: June 11, 2014, - 09:21 PM

Ex-U.S. Bank employee is guilty in 2nd bribery case

Wilbur Tate III, also suspected of taking bribes from a Florida debt agency, awaits sentencing.

Updated: June 11, 2014, - 08:30 AM

Florida debt buyer arrested in bribery of U.S. Bank exec

Leonard Potillo, owner of United Credit Recovery, faces federal charges of fraud, bribery and money laundering.

Updated: June 09, 2014, - 08:54 PM

Federal antifraud initiative goes too far, banks say

A secretive Justice Department investigation spilled into the open as criticism intensifies.

Updated: June 07, 2014, - 04:47 PM

Medtronic big user of tax havens, holding $20.5 billion overseas

The Fridley-based medical device maker holds $20.5 billion overseas, just one notch below Wal-Mart Stores Inc. with $21.4 billion.

Updated: June 06, 2014, - 05:51 AM

June 2: St. Paul climber was following his dream

Mark Mahaney, 26, of St. Paul, was among a group of six people, including two guides, believed dead Sunday following a rockslide or avalanche on Mount Rainier in Washington. Rescuers determined that it was too dangerous to try to recover the bodies, which are all believed to be on the Carbon Glacier.

Updated: June 02, 2014, - 09:54 AM

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