Be careful with the phrase 'Super Bowl' in marketing; NFL has the trademark

Be careful with the phrase 'Super Bowl' in marketing; NFL has the trademark

While the Super Bowl brings opportunities, the National Football League has been notoriously protective of its trademarks.

Schafer: Could Amazon steal the Twin Cities' top talent if it expands here?

September 23
Schafer: Could Amazon steal the Twin Cities' top talent if it expands here?
Complaining about competing against Amazon for workers would make Best Buy and Target look like whiners. But it's clearly an issue.

Renovations take off in Twin Cities, amid tight housing supply, cheap capital

September 23
Renovations take off in Twin Cities, amid tight housing supply, cheap capital
Many Twin Cities homeowners are seeing an upside in fixing up.
Business
September 23

Equifax mega-hack means you need to freeze your credit

The clear personal finance implication of the Equifax debacle is everyone should put a "credit freeze" or "security freeze" on their accounts.
Local
September 23

MSP plans big changes on retail and food front

Travelers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport have their choice of nearly 50 new retailers and restaurants added over the past year. And more changes are coming.
September 23

Is Wisconsin's Foxconn bid folly or bold model?

It's a question now facing Minnesota elected officials as they mull spending state money to lure Amazon. The online retailing giant recently announced plans for a $5 billion second North American headquarters, and the promise of 50,000 jobs to follow.
Was your company one of the Top Workplaces of 2017?
Top Workplaces Was your company one of the Top Workplaces of 2017?
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Meet the companies that continue to be voted the best places to work in Minnesota. Also, nominate your company as a 2018 Top Workplace.
Business
September 23

Black lawyers must be 'conscience of the nation,' association president says

A Chicago attorney has taken the helm of a 92-year-old organization during what he believes is a time of national crisis — "a crisis of consciousness, a crisis of character and a crisis of competence," he said.
St. Paul
September 23

At Code Switch, techies tackle social justice

First day of Code Switch event draws hundreds to St. Paul.
Business
September 23

The big data breach suffered by Equifax has alarming implications

The breach raises a number of issues.
Business
September 23

Navy awards $5B contract to finish sub design

The U.S. Navy awarded a $5 billion contract to General Dynamics' Electric Boat Thursday to finish designing a new class of ballistic-missile submarines so construction can start.
ST50: 2017 ranking of Minn. companies
Special feature ST50: 2017 ranking of Minn. companies
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The Star Tribune 50 is a measure of the largest publicly held companies with headquarters in Minnesota ranked by revenue.
Business
September 23

Five incredibly important work skills money can't buy you

Many of the job skills employers look for do not require expensive training or degrees. But some invaluable work skills that are key to landing promotions can be developed on your own.
Business
September 23

Compass Minerals stock drops after profit outlook cut

Compass Minerals slid 13.5 percent to $60.10 Friday after the mining company cut its annual profit forecast after a partial ceiling cave-in at a rock salt mine in Ontario that will slow operations for six weeks.
Business
September 23

Can cycling be safer if bikes are smarter and 'talk' to cars?

Jake Sigal and his Detroit-area software company, Tome, plan to make bicycles, or their accessories, smarter and allow them to communicate with the cars and trucks that occupy the same streets, sometimes leading to fatal interactions.
Business
September 23

Verizon's freebies cost your privacy

Would you give up your privacy for a shot at free concert tickets, Uber rides or Apple Music tunes? Verizon is betting the answer is yes.
Business
September 23

Markets shrug off uncertainty, but will ordinary investors stay the course?

"There's all kinds of reasons for the market to be very jittery, but it's not. So why is that?" asked Tim Quast, a market observer out of Denver.
Business
September 23

Oct. 5 event aims to help investors be better stewards of assets

Fred Martin, the founder and lead portfolio manager for Disciplined Growth Investors of Minneapolis, is also the founder and host of an event he hopes will recur annually called Objective Measure.
Outside Consultant
Weekly feature Outside Consultant
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Answers to your questions about marketing and business in the Twin Cities.
Minneapolis
September 23

Inner-city steak joint's closing won't slow Phillips neighborhood comeback

The plan is to renovate Best Steak & Gyros at Chicago and Franklin avenues into an East African eatery.
Business
September 23

New C.H. Robinson system kept distribution moving during hurricanes, eclipse

Eden Prairie's C.H. Robinson launches a new supply-chain visibility platform that gives customers a better view of global shipments as they move closer to their destinations.
Business
September 23

Retirement planning should prepare for worst, but not assume it's inevitable

While we all want to run out of life before we run out of money, most of us place too much emphasis on the latter at the expense of the former.
Business
September 23

Millennials are buying in, but will they stick with stocks?

Young investors snapped them up in August, especially in small companies, but the situation could change if the market turns.
East Metro
September 23
The view along the Mississippi River in St. Paul from the site added to Ramsey County's bid for the new Amazon headquarters.

Ramsey County's Amazon HQ bid adds St. Paul riverfront to ammo site

Riverfront site in downtown St. Paul is added to proposal.
Business
September 22

Gadgets: iPhone 8 shows solid upgrades and is priced better than iPhone X

While most of the attention has been focused on the iPhone X, the iPhone 8 ($699) and iPhone 8 Plus hit stores last week — and at a lower price than the iPhone X's $1,000 price tag.
Business
September 22

Bookshelf: 'The Republic for Which it Stands'

"The Republic for Which It Stands: During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896," is a capacious and forceful book with a dull title.