Minneapolis Airbnb hosts doubled in last year but still catching up

Minneapolis Airbnb hosts doubled in last year but still catching up

More people in the Twin Cities are opening their homes to overnight guests — but it's still a relatively shy place. Airbnb said that 600 people in Minneapolis hosted 33,400 guests in the past year, more than twice the previous year.

Lifetouch adjusting its lens to the digital age

August 27
Lifetouch adjusting its lens to the digital age
Executives at Lifetouch Inc. like to describe their $1.5 billion company as the best-kept secret in the Twin Cities. To millions of parents and students, however, the brand is a household name.

Start-ups in Target's Techstars accelerator race to finish line

August 27
Start-ups in Target's Techstars accelerator race to finish line
Target's Techstar entrepreneurs are close to turning their ideas into fully formed firms
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E. coli outbreak in General Mills flour stirs up new food worries

The Golden Valley-based company is at the center of a fast-moving discussion among scientists and regulators about how serious the development is and what should be done about it.
Business
August 27

World of gadgets: security cameras amd learning to use PDFs

RING STICK UP CAM $200 Easy-to-install home security camera works Portable surveillance cameras are becoming more popular as a security measure for our homes. The…
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August 27

Market recap: Dollar General shares drop after earnings miss

Sales slump: Dollar General dropped 14 percent, to $78.84 Thursday after its earnings and revenue fell short of analysts’ forecasts. The retailer cited aggressive competition,…
2016 Minnesota Top Workplaces
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Meet the companies that continue to be voted the best places to work in Minnesota.
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August 27

Making the bottom line case for diversifying investment industry

Financial services Lilly says today’s investment industry needs to expand diversity, include more women Beth Lilly, a senior vice president and portfolio manager with GAMCO…
Business
August 27

Business bookshelf: Big pharma and ADHD

ADHD Nation: Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the Making of an American Epidemic Alan Schwarz, Scribner, 338 pages, $28. In the late 1930s, Smith, Kline…
Business
August 27

Ross Levin: Your money mistakes can still pay off, if you learn from them

I have a confession that, as a sage financial professional, is somewhat embarrassing to make. Many years ago, I lost money investing in a friend’s…
Business
August 27

Schafer: Insider Fred Martin aims to reshape the investment industry

Some people look forward to traveling or maybe taking up gardening in retirement, but Fred Martin wants to fix a broken U.S. investment management industry.…
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.
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August 27

Obituary: At NASA or Land O'Lakes, Arlene Stansfield was an industry leader

When astronauts landed on the moon in 1969, Arlene Stansfield’s family members watched the big moment on their Golden Valley TV set while the mother…
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August 27

Around the world, young people are out of work at a rate not seen in 20 years

For those workers in the 15-to-24 age bracket, the unemployment rate is nearing a 20-year high.
Business
August 27

Cracks are showing in cement industry's pollution problem

The $250 billion cement industry is one of the world’s most polluting: It accounts for 5 percent of man-made carbon-dioxide emissions each year. Yet for…
Business
August 27

Business case for Southwest LRT rolls, with a detour

Business lobbyists as well as transit advocates are pressing Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Daudt, a Republican whose caucus eschews metro-transit projects, to…
Business
August 27

Viewpoint: Bridging the gap between design research and practice

Kelly Munson views herself as a problem solver more than a designer. As one of the creatives at a Minneapolis advertising agency called mono, Munson…
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August 27

Kidblog, once a free service, tries to convince users it's worth paying for

The blogging format developed for classroom use is evolving from a for-free service to finding consumers who value it.
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Answers to your questions about marketing and business in the Twin Cities.
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August 27

New rules limit cash card practices targeting college students

As college students head back to school, universities and their financial partners will be operating under a new set of rules implemented by the U.S.…
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August 27

Low-growth world won't be easy for emerging markets

A low-growth world won’t be an easy one for emerging markets, but at least the Federal Reserve will keep the water in the bath warm.…
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August 27

Investing: Finding your 'magic number' for college savings

Investing for your child's college education is easier if you have a rough idea of what number you're aiming for.
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August 27

Six questions you should ask your credit card issuer

Actively managing your credit card account can save you money, improve your credit scores and help you manage your overall financial life. If there’s something…
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August 27

Five times when you shouldn't refinance your mortgage

Refinancing can save you a lot of money in interest and lower your monthly payment — when the numbers make sense. But there are times…
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August 27

Kale and quinoa are passe, being replaced with crickets by trendy Californians

For Bay Area techies attuned to the latest trends, kale is no longer cutting it and quinoa is passe. Instead, many are ­opting for a…
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August 27
The federal government wants to limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can drive on the nation's highways.

U.S. is getting ready to make truck, bus drivers slow down

For newly made U.S. vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 pounds, regulators are considering a cap of 60, 65 or 68 mph, though that could change.