As Americans take on more debt, some pockets of concern

As Americans take on more debt, some pockets of concern

After a stint of frugality, Americans have returned to their borrowing ways. But are they getting into the kinds of debt trouble that lead to recessions?

Hack your car? Minnesota-based entrepreneurs have a tool for you

May 28
Hack your car? Minnesota-based entrepreneurs have a tool for you
Its roots are in a '97 Ford, but the M2 device is clearly aimed at the future.

Does your company have a healthy culture, or just 'bumper-sticker' values?

May 28
Does your company have a healthy culture, or just 'bumper-sticker' values?
Local
May 28
Resorts across Minnesota are feeling an acute labor shortage because of an aging workforce, visa changes and growing seasonal needs. Above, Kelby Klimek gave an orientation at Grand View Lodge.

Minnesota resorts scrambling for summer help have extra hurdle

Tourism-based businesses across Minnesota are short on workers. It's likely to be an annual struggle, but a policy change on worker visas especially hurt this year.
Business
May 28

Recent bankruptcy filings in Minneapolis and St. Paul

MINNEAPOLISProfessional Resource Network Inc., 2740 American Blvd. W., Bloomington; filed May 25, 17-41577; Chap. 11; no schedules filed. Charles L. Devolites, chief executive.HomeCare Resource LLC,…
Business
May 28

Mergers and acquisitions involving Minnesota companies

Target AcquirerDate Location Location Description5/16 TechWorks LLC Vibrant Technologies Inc. Vibrant Technologies has acquired TechWorks, a networking Milwaukee Eden Prairie remarketer specializing in Cisco and…
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May 28

Neal St. Anthony: Family-owned Rosenthal Interiors took a chance on hip

Owner Rosie Lebewitz will celebrate a "grand opening" of what she's renamed Rosenthal Interiors next month. The first opening was by her great grandparents in…
Business
May 28

Harvey Mackay: Failure doesn't have to be fatal

Failure can become a weight or it can give you wings. That is the message I hear every spring when I attend the Horatio Alger…
Business
May 28

In addressing internet security issues, make sure to provide solutions

Q: How do I overcome public apathy to internet security, even after revelation after revelation about security failures?Greg Scott, authorA: Step 1 is determining whether…
Business
May 28

Business calendar

BusinessWEDNESDAYPUBLIC AFFAIRS CHAMBER SERIES: "Government Ethics in 2017." Presented by the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $20-$30. Minnesota Public Radio,…
ST100: 2016 ranking of Minn. companies
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The Star Tribune 100 is a measure of the largest publicly held companies with headquarters in Minnesota ranked by revenue.
Business
May 28

Jobs calendar

JobsTUESDAYJOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE: Help from Twin Cities Rise with your job search, filling out applications or writing ­résumés or cover letters. 3-5 p.m. Free.…
Business
May 28

Small business calendar

Small BusinessWEDNESDAYENTREPRENEUR PRESENTATION AND FEEDBACK: Area entrepreneurs present their start-ups followed by audience feedback and questions. 1millioncups.com/stpaul. 9-10 a.m. Free. James J. Hill Center,…
Business
May 28

Insider trading

Best Buy Co. Inc.Mathew Watson officerShares sold: 758 Price: $51.82Date: May 23 Directly holds: 19,172Capella Education Co.John Kevin Gilligan…
Business
May 28

Business people

Moving upLogic PD, Eden Prairie, named Ankur Tandon vice president of manufacturing. Tandon joined the company in 2015 and most recently was senior director of…
Business
May 28

How to draft a summer flex schedule that makes sense

Q: We are trying to figure out a good approach to letting people have more flexibility in the summer, while not creating an administrative nightmare…
Business
May 28

Beware of the grammar suggestions from AI

Disclosure: This column was written with the assistance of AI.According to/Per Stephen Hawking, the human species is at risk of mass extinction. Just last November…
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Business
May 28

Why kale is everywhere: How food trends are born

Developing cutting-edge food is part art, part science.
Business
May 28

CEO Kashkari has Minneapolis Fed reaching deep into the community

Neel Kashkari, president of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank has not tread softly in his first 16 months on the job Kashkari, who was hired…
Business
May 28

Why an office furniture CEO got the top job at one of America's biggest automakers

Ford’s new CEO — a 62-year-old former office furniture executive now tasked with jump-starting the world’s oldest automaker amid growing threats from Silicon Valley rivals…
Business
May 28

GameStop shares fall as sales of new software, wireless devices lag

Game over: GameStop’s stock dropped 6 percent to $22.22 Friday after the company said sales of new software and wireless devices were weaker than investors…
Business
May 28

DxO One enhances iPhone's capabilities

DxO ONE $499 Camera enhances iPhone technology Thanks to advances in smartphone camera technology, anyone can take a decent photo. But is decent good enough?…
Business
May 28

Business bookshelf: 'The Radium Girls' tells of the women whose deaths revolutionized the workplace

The Radium Girls   Kate Moore, Sourcebooks, 479 pages, $26.99. The young women sat in rows, heads bent, painting numbers on watch and clock faces…
Minneapolis
May 28

Minneapolis, St. Paul businesses prepare for sick time rules, with one month to go

After waiting to see if state lawmakers would act, they are rushing to be ready for the new rules by July 1.