Business weekly features

  • Updated: December 21, 2012 - 4:18 PM

Below are features that run each week in the Star Tribune Business section.

Neurotech industry is putting its mind to video games

By Chris O'Brien May 25, 2013, 09:16 PM

Sensors that can read brain waves are steadily improving, and some see games as a logical early application for the...

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Business bookshelf: The Org

May 25, 2013, 12:23 PM

The OrgRay Fisman and Tim Sullivan, Twelve,320 pages, $26.99Why are there bureaucracies? Why is there a new management initiative of...

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Gadgets: Plyr1 gaming headset

May 25, 2013, 12:16 PM

Surround sound that’s free of wiresPlyr1, $180, www.skullcandy.comCompleting its move into the realm of gaming headsets, Skullcandy has released the...

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Hot property: Trace Water addition, Savage

May 23, 2013, 05:52 PM

154th Street W., west of Murphy Lake Blvd., SavageType: Single-family housingLots: 40Size: 41.6 acresDeveloper: Homestead PartnersDetails: The Savage City Council...

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Inside View: Chris Garcia of CGC Commercial

May 23, 2013, 05:31 PM

Chris GarciaPrincipal and founder of CGC CommercialChris Garcia, 35, admits that he chose a tough time to launch his office/industrial...

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Intersection of Louisiana Avenue and Hwy. 7 to be rebuilt in St. Louis Park

By don Jacobson May 23, 2013, 04:52 PM

The busy intersection of Louisiana Avenue and Hwy. 7 will become an interchange with on- and off-ramps. The city hopes...

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Midwest insider trading

May 19, 2013, 01:31 PM

Ameriprise Financial Inc.Joseph Edward Sweeney officerExercised options: 42,951 Price: $43.66Shares sold: 4,535 Price: $76.39Date: May 6 Directly holds: 36,682James Cracchiolo...

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Recent bankruptcy filings in Minneapolis and St. Paul

May 19, 2013, 01:31 PM

This is a list of recent business-related bankruptcies filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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Outside consultant: Exercise-product start-up needs laser focus

May 19, 2013, 01:28 PM

QuestionMy start-up company has a product, the (4-in-1) Trans4mer, that was invented after my own experience with in-home physical therapy....

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Movers & Shakers: Kyle O'Keefe, Robert Half International

By Todd Nelson May 19, 2013, 11:30 AM

A look at the people behind the numbers in area business.

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Business forum: For medtech, a new model is needed

By Pete McNerney May 19, 2013, 11:24 AM

The realities of the Affordable Care Act, longer FDA approval times and reimbursement challenges require new ways to finance medical technology start-ups.

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Motivation is their business at MotivAction of Plymouth

By David Phelps May 18, 2013, 05:52 PM

MotivAction designs incentive programs for large companies looking to inspire sales, loyalty.

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Legal Aid fights to close the 'justice gap' for society's most vulnerable

By Neal ST. Anthony May 18, 2013, 05:47 PM

Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance lawyers fight to close the “justice gap” for society’s most vulnerable.

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Digi-Key sponsors robotics tourney to deepen talent pool

By NEAL ST. ANTHONY May 18, 2013, 05:46 PM

Thief River Falls-based Digi-Key, a quiet giant with 2,600 employees and a global reach, was the sponsor of Saturday’s Minnesota...

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North Mpls. housing development aims to be family-friendly, transit-savvy

By DOn JACOBSON May 16, 2013, 10:56 PM

CommonBond’s development, called West Broadway Crescent, aims to be transit-savvy.

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Hot Property: Hwy. 610-Noble Parkway park and ride in Brooklyn Park

May 16, 2013, 10:55 PM

4401 95th Av. N., Brooklyn ParkType: Parking structureCapacity: 1,000 carsContractor: Knutson ConstructionArchitect: Julie Snow ArchitectsDetails: Metro Transit’s plan for a...

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Inside View: Ellen Morton, Centennial Lakes Office Park

May 16, 2013, 10:55 PM

Ellen MortonGeneral manager of Centennial Lakes Office ParkBloomington-based Cushman & Wakefield/NorthMarq recently hired Ellen Morton to manage Centennial Lakes Office...

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Apartment boom hits the suburbs

May 16, 2013, 10:55 PM

The apartment boom is working its way to the ’burbs.Harriss Associates recently presented plans with the Minnetonka Planning Commission for...

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Honeywell retiree markets talking thermostats from Golden Valley

By Jim Buchta May 15, 2013, 12:23 AM

A Golden Valley retiree turned up the heat on the market by developing a talking thermostat for the visually impaired.

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Insider trading

May 12, 2013, 11:36 AM

3M Co.Frederick Palensky chief tech. officerExercised options: 41,981 Price:$84.40-$96.83Shares sold: 46,881 Price: $108.20-$108.41Date: May 3 Directly holds: 29,072Inge Thulin...

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