Vintage market: Minneapolis Vintage Market is a monthly pop-up that has been having to find bigger venues as the interest in its events has grown.

Popularity of resale market in Minnesota spills over into holiday shopping

More shoppers are happy buying previously owned gifts and apparel — for the story, the price or the environment.

Go big or get out? Some in farming say the opposite is the future

November 16
Alternative crops, such as hemp, that can be grown on small acreages at a profit are gaining ground.
Economies of scale are winning, but conventional operations might not be able to keep it up.

Mastercard to offer cards aimed at transgender and nonbinary people

November 16
Soon, cards issued by some banks on the Mastercard network will let customers use their chosen names on payment cards — even if they have not change
The disconnect between names has had the potential of turning a simple shopping trip into a minefield.
Business
November 16
Developer Jim Graves, shown with his wife, Julie, is betting that there is a big enough market for all the seven-figure condos that are appearing in t

Ranks of million-dollar condos have tripled in Twin Cities amid 'robust' demand

Four new projects in Minneapolis will bring about 180 new condos priced in excess of $1 million to one of the most rarefied real estate markets in the metro.
Business
November 16

You get only one chance to make an impression with your writing

Careless errors in spelling or grammar undermine trust. So does roundabout sentence construction.
Business
November 16
Prairie Island Nuclear Power Plant in Welch, Minn., is run by Xcel, which has invested $2 billion in its Minnesota nuclear plants. The utility, Minnes

Minnesota's days of cheaper electricity seem numbered

Utility rate increases are poised to push Minnesota past the national average.
The annual Star Tribune 50 looks at the state's largest public companies. Combined, the companies on the list employ more than 1.2 million people.
Star Tribune 50 Our top 50 public companies – with No. 1 at $226B in revenue
updated 12 hours 9 mins. ago
Who took the top spot? See where Target, UnitedHealth, Best Buy and other massive companies landed in our 28th annual report.
Business
November 16
Twitter’s unveiling of its political ads policy did little to mollify its critics.

Which ads will be deemed 'political' under new Twitter ban?

Other messages that deal with hot-button issues such as abortion, school choice and climate change may or may not cross the line.
Business
November 16
An Apple employee demonstrated the facial recognition feature of the new iPhone X at an Apple store in San Francisco.

Biometric security features leave some people uneasy

New technology is pushed as a key selling point on the newest smartphones.
Local
November 16
Dr. Kurt Amplatz, pioneer and revolutionary inventor in interventional radiology and cardiology, has died at age 95.

Dr. Kurt Amplatz, pioneering Minnesota inventor of treatment tools, dies at 95

Doctors say the "occlusion" devices exemplify the pioneering role Amplatz played in developing a new approach to treating heart ailments.
Business
November 16
Jim Mulrooney, in white T-shirt, worked with family members and friends on a Habitat for Humanity home.

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity builds corps of young professionals

A $55 million capital-raising campaign is going on to help Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity double annual production of affordable mortgages to about 230 new and refurbished homes over the next several years.
Minnesota's 4 largest member-owned firms add depth, diversity to state's economy
Business
Minnesota's 4 largest member-owned firms add depth, diversity to state's economy
updated 6 hours 1 mins. ago
There are more ways for companies to have shareholders other than trading on a major stock exchange. And if you use a broadened definition, as…
Business
November 16
Duchesne Drew of the Bush Foundation. “Skilled, inspired, committed and connected leaders can do anything. “

Minnesotans start local version of Harvard program for 'rising leaders'

Young leaders from the Twin Cities, Rochester, St. Cloud and Fargo-Moorhead will gather at the U this week to explore inclusive economic development challenges and opportunities.
Business
November 16
A battle campaign portrait of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, taken by Mathew Brady,

Schafer: Trade warriors should heed bloody lessons of the Civil War

That's where the reality of the war finally sank in for Gen. Grant: There wasn't going to be any one decisive action that could bring the war to a quick close.
Business
November 16
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Wise financial planning is grounded in finding a purpose

We have different goals, values and talents. Yet we share the desire to know that what we are doing matters.
Business
November 16

The problem of drug-resistant antibiotics is a 'tragedy of the commons'

Government investment in this research is critical.
Business
November 16

Business bookshelf: Palm Beach helped redefine class in America

‘Palm Beach, Mar-a-Lago, and Rise of America’s Xanadu’   Les Standiford, Atlantic Monthly Press, 288 pages, $27. Les Standiford, author of a book about Andrew…
Business
November 15
Chelsea O’Brien arranged Christmas items at Electric Fetus. The retailer turns to loyal former employees and current workers to handle the holiday r

From Electric Fetus to Target, battle for seasonal staff has begun

Retailers begin recruiting early and dangle incentives to fill temporary jobs for make-or-break holiday shopping season.
Business
November 15

Foreign investment rules could complicate fintech risk

While the rules aren't yet in effect, they're already gaining importance in the due diligence assessments.
Business
November 15
The state tax court raised its valuation of Enbridge's pipeline corridor in Minnesota, which means that counties owing the company refunds on tax paym

State tax court says 13 counties must still refund millions to Enbridge

Energy-transportation firm is still owed millions by Minn. counties.
Business
November 15
Suitsupply opened its first Minnesota location at the Galleria in Edina. The Dutch-based retailer is battling the casualwear trend.

Warby Parker, Suitsupply and other new retailers open in Galleria's ever-changing mix

For every retailer leaving a hole in the Edina mall this year, another has jumped in to fill the space.
Business
November 15
Cargill and Royal DSM are producing EverSweet, a new sugar substitute, at Cargill's ingredients plant in Blair, Neb., shown here.

Cargill, DSM ramp up production of new sugar substitute

The product, called EverSweet, has traits similar to stevia but without the bitter aftertaste.
Business
November 15
The fifth annual Minnesota Mujeres Latinas Expo will be in Bloomington Saturday. Women business owners and others gather for workshops and to sell goo

Minnesota Latina Women's Expo offers connections

The fifth-annual conference aims to bolster Hispanic women on the state's business scene.
Business
November 15
Canada Goose, the outerwear company, said that Hong Kong unrest had hurt its business there.

Market review: Advisory panel backs broader use of Amarin drug, sending shares up

Parka maker Canada Goose Holdings Inc. fell 12% Wednesday despite solid earnings after saying that unrest in Hong Kong hurt its business there.
National
November 15
President Donald Trump is pushing for more information on the cost of health care.

White House seeks disclosure of actual health care prices

New rules from the Trump administration on Friday would require insurers and hospitals to disclose upfront the actual prices for common tests and procedures to promote competition and push down costs.