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

May 2, 2015

Why GOP tax plan could mean cuts in state and local services

It's a tax provision that could prove costly for schools, police forces, drug treatment centers and other state and local public services.
December 7

Cross these 4 items off your year-end investing checklist

all before Auld Lang Syne plays on New Year's Eve.
November 27

Republican Sen. Johnson says he remains opposed to tax bill

Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, of Wisconsin, says he still intends to vote against the GOP tax bill unless changes are made.
November 17

Ultra-wealthy win in Senate tax bill, other face hikes

The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses — like President Donald Trump and his family — do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House.
Was your company one of the Top Workplaces of 2017?
Top Workplaces Was your company one of the Top Workplaces of 2017?
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Meet the companies that continue to be voted the best places to work in Minnesota. Also, nominate your company as a 2018 Top Workplace.
November 1

Billionaire gives $125M to U of Chicago economic department

Billionaire businessman Ken Griffin is donating $125 million to the University of Chicago's Department of Economics.
October 12
Equifax said Thursday that problems with an online customer help page were caused by a vendor's software code and not by a cyberattack.

Equifax pulls customer service page, cites vendor's software

Equifax said Thursday that problems with an online customer help page were caused by a vendor's software code and not by a cyberattack on its systems.
September 27

Trump's tax plan: business owners win, deficit hawks lose

Small business owners, large corporations and the super wealthy could fare well under President Donald Trump's tax plan. The middle-class could come out ahead, too, but the plan has too many holes to determine how individual taxpayers would be affected.
September 27

Edmunds: Ioniq, Bolt, Leaf give EV buyers options to Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 has captured the interest of both mainstream car buyers and electric vehicle enthusiasts alike. The Model 3's combination of sleek styling,…
ST50: 2017 ranking of Minn. companies
Special feature ST50: 2017 ranking of Minn. 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.
September 20

GOP report accuses watchdog of going easy on Wells Fargo

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could have fined Wells Fargo in excess of $10 billion for its illegal sales practices but instead settled for $100 million, according to the agency's internal documents released by Congressional Republicans this week.
September 14

As stocks set highs, investors still worry about next crash

What is the sound of a stock market at a record high and nobody buying it?
August 9

Walmart tests app that lets shoppers skip checkout lines

Walmart is bringing back an app that lets shoppers skip the checkout line and pay for items themselves on their smartphones.
July 27

Yes, you can buy happiness - if you spend it to save time

Yes, you can buy happiness — especially if the money saves you time.
July 27

Do you know what's hiding in your ETF?

Smaller niche ETFs don't always deliver strictly what their names promise.
July 19

Will a sugar deal with Mexico affect US treat prices?

Are Americans getting a raw deal on sugar prices?
Outside Consultant
Weekly feature Outside Consultant
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Answers to your questions about marketing and business in the Twin Cities.
January 12
Asia Howard of Jacksonville, Fla., was stuck in mostly retail and fast-food jobs after graduating high school, but she is now studying for an associate's degree in business administration at Florida State College.

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…
May 2, 2015

Tips on money planning for Gen Y

If you're a member of Gen Y (born between 1980 and 2000), you're probably driving just now to find the perfect job and establish your…
May 2, 2015

How to strike the right balance in microfinance lending

Lending to entrepreneurs and small businesses can combine investing with philanthropy, but it's important to keep some fundamental principles front and center.
April 18, 2015

Investing: Why converting 401(k)s to annuities requires new mind-set

For many investors, converting 401(k)s to annuities requires a whole new mind-set
April 18, 2015

4 questions to ask before choosing a real estate agent

A good real estate agent can make or break a home search, especially if you’re a young buyer. According to a new report by the…