The Frasier Fir candle, the 'smell of Christmas,' started in Minnesota

The Frasier Fir candle, the 'smell of Christmas,' started in Minnesota

Retailers say the secret to Frasier Fir is the scent's ability to evoke fond memories.

Google missed out on China. Can it flourish in India?

December 8
Google missed out on China. Can it flourish in India?
The internet giant has been luring top talent to adapt its key products for a mammoth market.

Smart businesses are helping workers take on growing caregiving role

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Smart businesses are helping workers take on growing caregiving role
Estimates are that nearly 20 percent of U.S. workers (even more among middle-aged workers) are providing care for older adults, and half of the current workforce expects to be providing eldercare in the near future.
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Minn. medtech industry voices frustration with tax reform

As the U.S. Senate and House resolve different plans to cut taxes for American corporations and businesses, the repeal of the medical device tax is missing from the discussion.
Business
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Office parties changing amid harassment backlash

There may be less booze and more daylight at your office holiday party this year.
Business
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Cutting medical deduction could raise taxes on 8.8M Americans

The House tax bill would eliminate the deduction, while the Senate bill would keep it (and even make it a bit more generous). It's a key difference that must be reconciled before final legislation goes to President Donald Trump.
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.
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In major turnaround, Volkswagen chief suggests ending subsidies for diesel cars

The chief executive of Volkswagen said Sunday that the German government should consider phasing out the subsidies that encourage Europeans to buy diesel cars, a…
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Report says Albert Lea can support hospital, but it would be costly

A newly published consultant's report that says the city of Albert Lea could support a full-service hospital has emboldened citizens there who are fighting a Mayo Clinic decision to reduce services.
Business
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Morally engaged workplace key to addressing sexual harassment

How do you address sexual harassment culturally within an organization?
Local
December 9
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Pesticide's reprieve met with relief from farmers, but fear on health front

Minnesota farmers depend on chlorpyrifos, but dozens of studies say it harms kids.
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.
Local
December 9
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Could cascade of allegations send #MeToo off the rails?

Some fear the cultural shift in the movement engenders backlash.
Business
December 9

Some key spending mistakes and how you can avoid them

Frederic Austin's "The Twelve Days of Christmas" might not be the ultimate song about spending. Austin didn't actually gave his true love all those maids, ladies, lords, pipers and drummers.
Business
December 9

Race for affordable houses sends developers back out to the exurbs

High costs in the metro are pushing development out; a project in Dayton would double the number of homes there.
Local
December 9

Fighting store closing, Fergus Falls hopes to keep Target interested in rural Minnesota

Store's fate is a warning to all of rural Minnesota, city leaders say.
Business
December 9

Fair Anita taps talented female artisans in world's poorest places

CEO Joy McBrien was a finalist in the social enterprise category of the Minnesota Cup entrepreneurial sweepstakes in 2014.
Business
December 9

Chicago raised its minimum wage two years ago, but some still earn less

Enforcement of Chicago's minimum wage ordinance — which passed on Dec. 2, 2014, and gradually raises the wage to $13 an hour by 2019 — remains a work in progress.
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Weekly feature Outside Consultant
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Answers to your questions about marketing and business in the Twin Cities.
Business
December 9

Minnesota's initial pitch for new Amazon HQ has little financial help

The state's existing programs have little to offer Amazon, but officials said the Legislature could come up with more.
Business
December 9

Graco Inc. declares 3-for-1 stock split

It marks the company's 12th split since becoming a public firm in 1969.
Business
December 8

Business calendar

Overview of upcoming business-related events in the Twin Cities.
Business
December 8

Small business calendar

Upcoming small-business related events in the Twin Cities.
Business
December 8

Jobs calendar

Upcoming jobs-related events in the Twin Cities.
Business
December 8

Mergers and acquisitions involving Minnesota companies

Mergers and deals involving Minnesota businesses.
Business
December 8

Recent bankruptcy filings in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Bankruptcy filings in the Twin Cities.