Business
January 12

How business owners can help workers transition into retirement

With recent changes in work, health and life span, concepts of retirement are evolving again.
Business
January 12

Mackay: Resolve to learn something new whenever you can

And living in the information age makes lifelong learning easier than ever.
Business
January 12

Reyer: Your co-worker spills the beans about your plans to leave the company; now what?

Assess the consequences of this disclosure, thinking about who is now aware and their level of interest in news about your plan.
Business
January 12

Minnesota mergers and acquisitions

12/31,  The Beautiful Group LLC-Regis Corp.: Regis Corp. has reacquired 200 salons it sold to the Beautiful Group in 2017 to protect its financial interests.…
Business
January 12

Insider trading

Bio-Techne Corp. Charles R. Kummeth, CEO Exercised options: 38,118 Price: $67.46 Shares sold: 38,118 Price: $217.28-$221.13 Date: Jan.…
Business
January 12

Business people

Moving up Minnesota Forest Industries and the Minnesota Timber Producers Association, Duluth, named Mike Birkeland as executive vice president. He was director of member service…
Business
January 12

Recent bankruptcy filings in Minneapolis and St. Paul

MINNEAPOLIS Paul Richard Schwieters, as surety for 4-S Ranch LLC and SNG Construction Inc., Zimmerman, Minn.; filed Jan. 8, 20-40049; Chap. 7; assets, $174,203; liabilities,…
Business
January 12
Owner Wendy Puckett of Wendy’s House of Soul. She is recovering after being shot by an assailant with a pellet gun.

Community stepped up after owner's shooting forced Wendy's House of Soul to close during prime time

The Thanksgiving-Christmas holidays usually are gravy for chef Wendy Puckett, of Wendy’s House of Soul, the small bistro and caterer on W. Broadway Avenue on…
Agriculture
January 12
Farmers are increasingly frustrated at the inability to fix their own equipment. Manufacturers want repairs made at dealerships.

'Right-to-repair' fight extends from iPhones to tractors

Farmers' simmering frustration over their inability to repair their own equipment is now front and center in a contentious debate that spreads well beyond the farm.
Business
January 11
Minnesota nonprofit hospitals in tug-of-war with insurers over efforts to rein in costs

Minnesota nonprofit hospitals in tug-of-war with insurers over efforts to rein in costs

Hospitals, insurer clash on "site of service" rules.
Business
January 11
Mayo Clinic.

Schafer: For Mayo and other nonprofits, operating in the black is about survival, not greed

We have to once again talk about how it just isn’t possible to have a greedy nonprofit, never mind what presidential candidate Bernie Sanders might…
Business
January 11
Sharon Scharf is vice president/executive risk at CSDZ, an insurance company that works with companies to help them manage risk. This can include safe

Minnesota firms face changing risks in the wake of #MeToo, wage theft and marijuana laws

It's Sharon Scharf's job to keep clients current about emerging risks.
Business
January 11

Business bookshelf: How an East Coast literary assistant made her way in Silicon Valley

‘Uncanny Valley’   Anna Wiener, MCD/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27. “Uncanny Valley” is Anna Wiener’s memoir about working for Bay Area startups in the 2010s.…
Business
January 11
Free becomes expensive when it nudges you to make a critical investing mistake.

How to keep fear or greed out of your investment portfolio

Worried about the market? You can make your fiscal life easier by determining your time horizon and making decisions from there
Business
January 11

Forget New Year's resolutions — how about a revolution to overthrow bad writing habits

What's truly impressive? Clear writing that flows seamlessly.
Business
January 11
Lauren Richardson will start tort law classes this month through Esq. Apprentice, a California program that provides a nontraditional path to a legal

Want a white-collar career without college debt? Become an apprentice

Law firms, health care organizations and others are offering them as an affordable path to white-collar careers.
Business
January 11
In 2020, anyone with a workplace retirement plan they contribute to can pony up even more money. The IRS adjusts the annual contribution limit to keep

If you turned 70½ after Jan. 1, your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) may have changed

The age change won't affect many retirees since they typically start withdrawing well before their RMD date. They need the money to pay bills.
Business
January 11
The Fisker Ocean electric SUV is on display at the Fisker booth during the CES tech show, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Firms pitching data services for auto industry at Vegas tech show

Automakers are trying to control the data generated by their vehicles and avoid being marginalized by technology giants.
Business
January 11
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You may have to give more personal data to get a personal loan

Companies that use the data said it helps them better evaluate applicants by giving them insight beyond a credit report.
Business
January 11

Sales candidates need to make clearer pitches

Most job roles have a gentle slope of competence, in that accomplishment is difficult, if not impossible to quantify. But sales could not be simpler.