Minnesota's craft beer boom spawns a fledgling hops industry

Minnesota's craft beer boom spawns a fledgling hops industry

Minnesota's booming craft beer industry has created a huge demand for hops, an ingredient that provides the suds with bitter, citric, and zesty flavors and aromas.

Yogurt is the new measuring stick at General Mills

June 25
Yogurt is the new measuring stick at General Mills
With new results expected this week, investors watch for signs of an upturn.

Young athletes, coaches, mentors learn about personal finance before they play ball

June 25
Young athletes, coaches, mentors learn about personal finance before they play ball
One piece of advice: Pay yourself first by saving when you are young.
Local
June 25

Nurses' strike is over, but their dispute with Allina is not

Allina, nursing union appear to be as far apart as ever on health insurance, staffing and safety.
Business
June 25
John Gustav-Wrathall telecommutes from his home in the Powderhorn Park...

Minnesota a national leader in telecommuting trend

Growing numbers of Minnesotans are working from home as technology makes telecommuting easier and employers realize that some workers are happier and more productive away…
Business
June 25

Study finds misbehaving brokers stick around

One in 13 financial advisers and stockbrokers have engaged in some form of misconduct during their career, making them five times more likely to offend…
ST100: 2016 ranking of Minn. companies
Special feature ST100: 2016 ranking of Minn. companies
updated 10 hours 53 mins. ago
The Star Tribune 100 is a measure of the largest publicly held companies with headquarters in Minnesota ranked by revenue.
Business
June 25

Schafer: Angel investor's lesson – it takes plenty of at-bats before you hit home run

When people put the first outside capital in a start-up company, it’s usually called angel investing, and it’s yet another one of those activities that…
Business
June 25

5 biggest career mistakes college graduates make

While some of the estimated 3.8 million students earning college degrees this year will continue their studies, others will start their careers right away. Here…
Business
June 25

Business bookshelf: 'Louis D. Brandeis'

Louis D. Brandeis: American ProphetJeffrey Rosen, Yale University Press, 242 pages, $25. Louis Brandeis geared up for combat when J.P. Morgan's New Haven Railroad tried…
Business
June 25

What older workers should seek in a last job

If this is your final stop on the career circuit, negotiating the terms for your position should be driven by a different set of priorities.
2015 Minnesota Top Workplaces
Special Project 2015 Minnesota Top Workplaces
updated 2 hours 32 mins. ago
Meet the companies that continue to be voted the best places to work in Minnesota.
Business
June 25

Before the robots rise up, they will be making your next pizza

In the back kitchen of Mountain View's newest pizzeria, Marta works tirelessly, spreading marinara sauce on uncooked pies. She doesn't complain, takes no breaks, and…
Business
June 25

At times, best money move is to sit tight

When you are really uncomfortable with something, what do you do? Do you try to ignore it? Do you overpower it? Do you act on…
Business
June 25

Minnesota attracts big private equity investment bucks

private equityReport finds Minnesota attracted big private equity investment bucks in 2015Private equity investment in Minnesota companies soared in 2015, with $12.9 billion invested in…
Business
June 25

New ATEK technology allows manufacturers to connect components to the Internet of Things

New ATEK technology measures fuel-tank levels, moisture and more while saving users time, money and equipment.
Business
June 25

Is your TV set-top box a spy?

Your TV's set-top box is ratting you out to advertisers. At least that's the contention of consumer groups that have filed complaints with ­federal authorities…
Business
June 25

Surprise Brexit vote may keep U.S. interest rates near zero

WASHINGTON – Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union may tie the U.S. Federal Reserve to near-zero interest rates for far longer than…
Outside Consultant
Weekly feature Outside Consultant
updated 34 mins. ago
Answers to your questions about marketing and business in the Twin Cities.
Business
June 25

Commentary: Is centralization of the web a bad thing?

Tim Berners-Lee ends "Weaving the Web," a book written in the late 1990s, on an optimistic note: "The experience of seeing the web take off…
Business
June 25

Brexit jitters hammer bank stocks

Exit reaction: Banks took the largest losses Friday in a broad sell-off as markets reacted to the Brexit vote. Citigroup plummeted 9 percent, to $40.30…
Business
June 25

'Five-year plan' in college could cut income and retirement

Extending college for more than four years not only increases the cost of tuition and student borrowing, but it can also dent income and retirement…
Business
June 25

Crash tests of small SUVs reveal safety issues on passenger side

Front-seat passengers in some small SUVs may not be as well protected as drivers in certain types of crashes, according to recent tests of seven…
Business
June 25

Gadgets: Apple CarPlay not perfect but functional

APPLE CARPLAY FREE (IN EQUIPPED VEHICLES)In-car system is not perfect but functionalA few years back, Apple introduced CarPlay, which brings some of the iPhone's apps…
Business
June 25
A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the closing number for the Dow Jones industrial average Friday. The Dow dropped 611 points, or 3.4 percent, in heavy trading after Britain voted to leave the European Union.

Recession risk rises as British vote to leave the E.U. breeds uncertainty

Financial world chaos tests Great Recession safeguards
West Metro
June 25

Want a beer with your book? That will be an option at Barnes & Noble

The expanded food and beverage service will open late 2017. The Calhoun Village location will close.