2 maps that show China's growing economic dominance in Africa

China has in the past 10 years become the dominant trading partner for Africa, displacing mostly western economies as the top importer in many countries, notably Nigeria, Egypt and South Africa.
China-Africa trade

2 maps that show China's growing economic dominance in Africa

May 8, 2015
China has in the past 10 years become the dominant trading partner for Africa, displacing mostly western economies as the top importer in many countries, notably Nigeria, Egypt and South Africa.

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April 29, 2015

These bank economists admire Minnesota's economy

Wells Fargo analysts see the state economy from the outside, and they like what they see.
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February 11, 2015

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February 6, 2015

U.S. Bank taps "Dynamic Dozen" -- an internal millennial think tank

U.S. Bank has formed its 2015 "Dynamic Dozen," a group of millennials chosen by the company's senior leaders to give their perspectives on how to make U.S. Bank more attractive to their age group.
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February 3, 2015

3 maps and 3 lists on wage growth in the U.S.

Minnesota wages have grown a little faster than average since 2001, and barely better than average since the recession.
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February 3, 2015

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January 30, 2015

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January 27, 2015

Poverty by county in Minnesota, 2013

This is the percentage of the population living in poverty in Minnesota, by county, 2013.
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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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January 27, 2015

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January 22, 2015

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January 22, 2015

Minnesota employers cut 5,200 jobs in December

The state unemployment rate still fell to 3.6 percent, according to figures released Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
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January 20, 2015

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January 15, 2015

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January 13, 2015

The Midwest is outpacing the South in creating manufacturing jobs

If you read much, you'd be tempted to believe that the Southeast is getting all the manufacturing jobs these days, and that the Midwest and the North in general are losing out.
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January 13, 2015

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January 12, 2015

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January 11, 2015

CoCo celebrates 5-year anniversary

When CoCo opened in 2010, there was no co-working in Minnesota.
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January 9, 2015

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January 6, 2015

Minnesota, Upper Midwest economy expected to grow a little faster in 2015

Economists at the Minneapolis Fed say the 2015 economic picture is "painted with optimism."
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January 5, 2015

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