North St. Paul retiree tries to blend his love of coffeehouse brew and single-serve convenience

North St. Paul retiree tries to blend his love of coffeehouse brew and single-serve convenience

Retired engineer wanted to help his favorite coffee shop sell its blends in popular pods

Chinese immigrant sisters battle for success in construction industry

March 26
Chinese immigrant sisters battle for success in construction industry

Why employers should care about future of 'extra' curriculars

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March 26
A crew installs a section of a crude oil pipeline for Enbridge Energy...

Enbridge tax challenge could cost northern Minn. counties millions

If Enbridge wins its property tax challenge, some N. Minn. counties might owe it refunds.
Business
March 26

Grammar gaffes cast bright minds in dim light

Charter schools are overrated. That was the motion recently debated in the Intelligence Squared series, a forum that “allows listeners to eavesdrop on the brightest…
Business
March 26
President Donald Trump's motorcade arrives at Trump Nation Golf Club in Sterling, Va., March 26, 2017. For the 8th weekend in a row, out of the 10 weekends he has been in office, Trump has visited a Trump-branded property.

Trump puts presidential-size spotlight on his brand

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump’s Saturday started with a trip to the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va. By Saturday night, on one…
Nominate your company for 2017
Top Workplaces Nominate your company for 2017
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Nominate your company as a 2017 Top Workplace. Meet the companies that continue to be voted the best places to work in Minnesota.
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March 26
WhatsApp appears on a smartphone, Friday, March 10, 2017, in New York.

U.K. wants Facebook to open WhatsApp's encryption system to intel services

U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging system should open its encryption to security services and urged online companies to be more aggressive…
Business
March 26

Glut of off-lease vehicles makes it good time to buy used

The number of new vehicles that were leased hit a record 4.4 million last year, triple the number in 2009, when auto sales were at…
Business
March 26

Recent bankruptcy filings in Minneapolis and St. Paul

MINNEAPOLISJules LeRoy Fisher and Jeanne Gonzalez Fisher, as surety for Thin Air Construction Inc., 16005 37th Av. N., Plymouth; filed March 17, 17-40751; Chap 7;…
Business
March 26

Mergers and acquisitions involving Minnesota companies

Target AcquirerDate Location Location Description3/13 Trace Technology Maxxum Inc. Maxxum Inc., a technology assets disposal and data destruction Management Rush City, Minn. firm has acquired…
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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March 26

What to do when your work team turns sour

Q: The office I work in is becoming increasingly angry. It seems like there are no more "honest mistakes;" instead folks are looking for the…
Business
March 26

Security guard works at Amazon, and Amazon works to sell his BBQ sauce

The e-commerce giant has become a platform for budding entrepreneurs to build brand awareness.
Business
March 26

Small business calendar

Small BusinessTUESDAYLEGALCORPS CONSULTATION: Legal advice from volunteer attorneys. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-543-8000.SCORE CONSULTATION: Bring your…
Business
March 26

Business calendar

BusinessWEDNESDAYEXECUTIVE WOMEN'S COUNCIL MEETING: "Finding Balance in Work and Life." minneapolischamber.org. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $30-$45. Woman's Club of Minneapolis, 410 Oak Grove St., Mpls.…
Business
March 26

Mackay: Life is easier when you are liked

No matter what business you think you are in, you are in the people business. And the more people like you, the better and easier…
Business
March 26

Jobs calendar

JobsMONDAYJOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE: Help with your job search from Goodwill-Easter Seals representatives, filling out applications or writing ­résumés or cover letters. 2-4 p.m. Free.…
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Answers to your questions about marketing and business in the Twin Cities.
Business
March 26

Business people

Moving upWashburn Center for Children, Minneapolis, named Tom Steinmetz chief executive. Steinmetz joined the center in 1996 and in 2010 was named chief operating officer.University…
Business
March 26

When does an office make sense for a start-up?

Q: A lot of start-up businesses are not clear whether they need to get an office after working out of their homes. When should a…
Business
March 25

These economies are seen improving dramatically this year

Expect more good news than bad when it comes to global growth this year, led by recoveries in several of Latin America’s largest economies, a…
Business
March 25

Google, Levi's collaborate on new Commuter jacket for bikers

LEVI’s Commuter jacket $350 Google helps with quest for ‘smart’ fashion Google and Levi’s unveiled their newest product this month at SXSW in Austin. The…
Business
March 25

China firm buys stake in SeaWorld, sending shares up

Big splash: SeaWorld Entertainment shares rose 5 percent to $18.13 Friday after the company said China’s Zhonghong Zhuoye Group bought a 21 percent stake in…
Business
March 25

Bookshelf: To Be a Machine

To Be A Machine   Mark O’Connell, Doubleday, 241 pages, $26.95. The titans of Silicon Valley technology in “To Be a Machine”— Peter Thiel, Larry…
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March 25
The Cass-Morgan Farm Bureau's Young Leaders group finishes loading hay...

Minnesota hay being shipped to wildfire-stricken states

Gov. Mark Dayton issued an executive order to ease vehicle restrictions to help speed up emergency shipments over the next two weeks to four states scorched by wildfires.