Chris Farrell: Does a new house at 56 make sense?

May 2, 2015

Arizona is only state where tribes avoid Medicaid work rules

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Arizona has become the only state in the country where members of federally recognized tribes are exempt from work or volunteer requirements for Medicaid benefits, while 120,000 state residents risk losing health coverage if they don't comply.
January 17
An employee assembles a model with Lego toy bricks in a rest area during the opening of the Robert Bosch Internet of Things campus in Berlin on Jan. 1

Looking for a good investment? Try Legos

Lego collecting delivers huge (and uncorrelated) market returns.
January 17
John Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group and advocate of low-fee investing, died Wednesday at age 89. File photo of Bogle during an interview with Th

John Bogle dies at 89; fought for lower fees for investors

When he lost his job running a mutual fund company after stocks tanked in the early 70's, John C. Bogle decided that money managers knew very little about predicting the market — and charged way too much for that lack of knowledge.
December 28, 2018

Trade war, profits, marijuana: Markets saw it all in 2018

U.S. stocks climbed to new highs early, shook off a sudden, steep drop by spring and rode a wave of tax cut-juiced corporate earnings growth to another all-time high by September. Then the jitters set in.
Do you work at one of Minnesota's Top Workplaces? Nominate it now.
Top Workplaces Do you work at one of Minnesota's Top Workplaces? Nominate it now.
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Nominations are now open for the 2019 Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a special program that recognizes Minnesota's best employers, as rated by surveyed employees.
December 26, 2018

Edmunds: How much car can you get for $399 a month? Plenty

The average car payment in the U.S. is now $530 a month. And the average lease is $430. But there are plenty of good cars that can be leased for less than $400.
November 28, 2018

US new-home sales plunged 8.9 percent in October

Sales of new U.S. homes plummeted 8.9 percent in October, as the number of newly built, unsold homes sitting on the market climbed to its highest level since 2009.
November 23, 2018

S&P 500 slides into 'correction' for second time this year

U.S. stocks closed lower after a shortened session Friday, bumping the benchmark S&P 500 index into a correction, or drop of 10 percent below its…
November 23, 2018

Black Friday protesters hit Target over store closings

Some Black Friday shoppers in Chicago have been met by protesters who are upset over Target's decision to close two stores.
ST50: 2018 ranking of Minnesota companies
Special feature ST50: 2018 ranking of Minnesota companies
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The Star Tribune 50 is a measure of the largest publicly held companies with headquarters in Minnesota ranked by revenue.
November 15, 2018
Specialist Matthew Grenier works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in this October 2018 photo. Even the most balanced investors have gotten

Stocks have struggled in 2018. Bonds too. Oh, and gold.

Even the most balanced investors have gotten knocked on their heels this year.
November 1, 2018

As stock prices go on discount, their biggest buyers return

The biggest buyers of stocks are coming back.
November 1, 2018

October marks worst month for US stocks in 7 years

What a difference a month makes.
September 7, 2018

Stocks fall again on trade war, rate worries

U.S. stock indexes fell Friday after President Donald Trump said he may intensify his trade battle with China. A strong jobs report also pushed investors to gird for higher interest rates.
August 15, 2018

How US Fed is unintentionally squeezing developing economies

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is blaming the United States for Turkey's financial crisis, ignoring homegrown problems like high debts, raging inflation and his own erratic policies.
August 13, 2018
Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett's investing continues to evolve even at 87

Warren Buffett is still finding new places to invest decades after he started, even though his basic approach of finding businesses selling for less than they are worth hasn't changed much.
July 24, 2018

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July 2, 2018

CEO Musk: Tesla hits weekly goal of making 5,000 Models 3s

CEO Elon Musk sent an e-mail to employees Sunday praising them for producing 5,000 Model 3s, a compact car to aimed at making Tesla a mainstream automaker.
May 30, 2018

If you get bumped off a flight, make it worthwhile

Allison Preiss became a hero to airline passengers this spring when she scored a $10,000 travel voucher for losing her seat on an oversold flight.
April 10, 2018
CFPB acting director Mick Mulvaney

Under Trump, a voice for the American consumer goes silent

In the 135 days since the Trump administration took control of the nation's consumer watchdog agency, it has not recorded a single enforcement action against banks, credit card companies, debt collectors or any finance companies whatsoever.
January 12, 2017
Asia Howard of Jacksonville, Fla., was stuck in mostly retail and fast-food jobs after graduating high school. But after further developing her career

Pay gap between college graduates and everyone else at a record

Americans with no more than a high school diploma have fallen so far behind college graduates in their economic lives that the earnings gap between college grads and everyone else has reached its widest point on record.
May 2, 2015

James Saft: Size is a factor for activist investors

Activist hedge funds, on the whole, do good work, but the best results come from those with the deepest pockets.A new study, looking at the…
May 2, 2015

Buying your first car? Make sure to do these 5 things

Knowing what to do, and what not to do, when buying a car can mean the difference of hundreds or even thousands of dollars over…