Business weekly features

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

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

University of Minnesota professor looks into how timing affects decisionmaking

By Adam Belz, THE ECONOMIST November 11, 2013, 10:33 AM

A U professor thinks insight into the sequence of events can help people make better decisions in many situations.

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Minneapolis building boom tops $1 billion for second year in a row

By NEAL ST. ANTHONY, THE ECONOMIST November 11, 2013, 09:29 AM

Minneapolis has surpassed the $1 billion mark in the value of construction projects for the second year in a row....

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Device developed in Minneapolis has potential to help heart patients

By James Walsh, THE ECONOMIST November 09, 2013, 04:39 PM

A device developed in Minneapolis has the potential to help large numbers of heart patients – and create a $1...

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Oracle helps make Land O'Lakes more efficient

By NEAL ST. ANTHONY, THE ECONOMIST November 03, 2013, 08:41 PM

Last week, Oracle showcased its technology partnership with Land O’Lakes for about 250 Oracle customers and employees on Land O’Lakes’...

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Alliance is a resource for overseas legal aid

By David Phelps, THE ECONOMIST November 02, 2013, 05:04 PM

When clients need legal help in other states or countries, the Legal Netlink Alliance steps in.

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Candor goes a long way at Restaurant Technologies Inc.

By Neal ST. Anthony, THE ECONOMIST November 02, 2013, 05:01 PM

Executives at Restaurant Technologies Inc. regularly tell employees how the Mendota Heights-based business is going. And in annual surveys by...

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Inside Track: Garden Fresh Farms cultivates more honors

By NEAL ST. ANTHONY, THE ECONOMIST October 26, 2013, 08:57 PM

Garden Fresh Farms of Maplewood, a recent Minnesota Cup winner, received the regional sustainability award at this month’s annual conference...

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United Way gives help beyond the basics

By Neal St. Anthony, THE ECONOMIST October 26, 2013, 05:40 PM

Food and shelter must be provided, but people in need also require longer-term solutions.

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Stratasys goes ghoulish with new glow-in-the-dark plastics for 3-D printers

By Dee DePass, THE ECONOMIST October 26, 2013, 05:32 PM

The Eden Prairie-based 3-D printer firm offers Halloween enthusiasts glowing plastics.

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Outside Consultant: Time for a partner?

By THE ECONOMIST October 20, 2013, 07:24 PM

QuestionI am a small-business owner and our products are selling really well. We’re growing. But as we grow, I realize,...

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Mergers and acquisitions involving Minnesota investors

By THE ECONOMIST October 20, 2013, 07:24 PM

Target AcquirerDate Location Location Description10/15 Walter R. Hammond Co. W.P. & R.S. Mars Co. W.P. & R.S. Mars has acquired Walter R. Hammond Co., a...

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Small business calendar

By THE ECONOMIST October 20, 2013, 07:24 PM

SMALL BusinessTUESDAY, OCT. 22LEGALCORPS CONSULTATION: Confidential legal advice from volunteer attorneys. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet...

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Jobs calendar

By THE ECONOMIST October 20, 2013, 07:24 PM

JobsMONDAY, OCT. 21JOB COUNSELING: Individual help from Goodwill-Easter Seals representatives with your job search, filling out applications or writing ­résumés...

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Movers & Shakers: Jeff Zoss, Grocery Shopping Network

By THE ECONOMIST October 20, 2013, 07:23 PM

A look at the people behind the numbers in area business:Jeff Zoss grocery shopping networkTitle: Vice president of national salesAge:...

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Recent bankruptcy filings in Minneapolis and St. Paul

By THE ECONOMIST October 20, 2013, 07:21 PM

MINNEAPOLISElizabeth Ann Walter, as surety for River City Lanes Inc., Monticello, Minn.; filed Oct. 14, 13-44980; Chap. 7; assets, $159,240;...

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Insider trading in Minnesota companies

By THE ECONOMIST October 20, 2013, 07:21 PM

Buffalo Wild Wings Inc.James Schmidt chief operating officerShares sold: 1,000 Price: $118.94Date: Oct. 15 Directly holds: 35,169Sally Smith CEOShares...

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Business people

By THE ECONOMIST October 20, 2013, 07:21 PM

A listing of who's on the move and winning awards.

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New Brighton's Risdall focuses on future

By Todd Nelson, THE ECONOMIST October 20, 2013, 07:13 PM

Second-generation agency leader Ted Risdall has led the drive to apply the latest online technology to clients of Risdall Marketing Group.

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Gadgets: iPhone case doubles as charger

By THE ECONOMIST October 19, 2013, 12:25 PM

iPhone case doubles as a chargerThe PocketPlug case, $70If you are the sort of person who is always short a...

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Business bookshelf: 'Empire Antactica'

By THE ECONOMIST October 19, 2013, 12:24 PM

"Empire Antarctica"Gavin Francis, Counterpoint, 304 pages, $28It is difficult to read this engaging memoir without a smile on one’s face,...

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