Business
December 1
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With tech-cluttered lifestyle, friends and work can make a difference

In these tech-filled times, interaction at the workplace has become more important to younger generations.
Business
November 30

Going to court without a lawyer is the new normal for U.S. litigants

Americans are guaranteed legal counsel in criminal cases. But when it comes to civil suits, they're not.
Business
November 30
The case the industry makes — renewables are cheap enough, and getting cheaper — is getting clearer in the latest numbers.

Xcel sees financial payoff in push for wind-power development

The case the industry makes — renewables are cheap enough, and getting cheaper — is getting clearer in the latest numbers.
Business
November 30
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How we deal with Big Data could determine how our descendants live

Decisions will be made in the next few decades concerning privacy, distribution of wealth and personal freedom.
Business
November 30
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How the season of giving can bolster sound personal finance habits

The difficult question is how to stay focused on what matters when earning and managing our money.
Business
November 30

Read — other people's writing, song lyrics — if you want to write better

By reading a lot, you not only can learn a lot, but you also can get the feel of the rhythm and pace of excellent writing.
Business
November 30
Mixed couple in furniture store with shop assistant discussing colors and material of items they are buying

Score a cushy deal on furniture

Before shopping, make a plan and a budget.
Business
November 30
Most 529 college savings plans have improved significantly in recent years, but plans vary in cost and offerings.

Is it time to switch your college savings plan?

A recent rating of state-sponsored 529 savings plans is a reminder that the plans are changing, and sometimes not for the better.
Business
November 30

Business bookshelf: The latest from this year's Nobel Prize winners for economics will captivate

‘Good Economics for Hard Times’   Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, PublicAffairs, 432 pages, $30. When the authors of this excellent book were awarded the…
Business
November 30
Burlap & Brass is a recent edition to the 50th & France shopping area in Edina.

With construction nearly over, Edina's 50th & France ready to embrace Small Business Saturday

Construction was a factor in the loss of some retailers, but new tenants are on the way.
Business
November 30

The best holiday gift to your family? No new debt

Avoid, or at least minimize, a heavy burden with some planning.
Business
November 29

Retail's dominance as entry point to job market takes hit

No occupation shrank more between 2012 to September 2015 and 2017 to present than the retail salesperson.
Business
November 29
The stock price for Dick’s Sporting Goods rose after it reported better-than-expected quarterly results.

Market roundup: Dick's Sporting Goods sees results in decision to end gun, ammo sales

On a roll: Dick’s Sporting Goods surged 18.6% to $46.78 Tuesday as it raised its full-year earnings expectations for the third time this year, after…
Business
November 29
St. Francis Medical Center in Shakopee is spending about $44 million to build a surgery center while expanding its emergency room and cancer center.

Shakopee hospital spends $44 million to expand ER, build surgery center

St. Francis Regional Medical Center cites patient demand and changing payments from health insurers.
Business
November 29
Shoppers flocked to the Mall of America in Bloomington for Black Friday deals.

Black Friday shoppers at Mall of America are 'definitely looking for deals'

More than 165 million people are expected to shop between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday.
Business
November 29
Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., says pension reform must come quickly.

Central States Pension Fund recipients would see 19% benefit cuts under Senate GOP proposal

Senate Republicans' proposed fix does too little to preserve benefits, those facing cuts say.
Business
November 29
Kelly Finlaw is one of more than 80,000 people who have been denied student loan relief.

Broken promises and debt pile up as loan forgiveness goes astray

Thousands shocked they didn't qualify for relief.
Business
November 29
Costco's website outages on Thanksgiving continue into Black Friday

Costco's website outages on Thanksgiving continue into Black Friday

The warehouse retailer is honoring Thanksgiving Day-only specials on Friday, but outages persist.
Business
November 29
Ecolab CEO Doug Baker

Ecolab CEO gets the 'Dayton Award'

CEO Doug Baker of Ecolab has received the Dayton Award in Moral Capitalism from the Caux Round Table for Moral Capitalism, partly for driving his company to be a better environmental citizen.
Local
November 28
Shoppers looked for deals on PS4 and Xbox at the Richfield Best Buy store just after it opened at 5 p.m. Thursday. Nov. 28.

Target, Best Buy set to paint the day black

In her first Black Friday as CEO of Best Buy, Corie Barry made a point of trying to shake every employee’s hand as a line…