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

May 2, 2015

Oregon attorney general considers investigating Facebook

March 23
Oregon's attorney general says she is reviewing whether to launch an investigation of Facebook, including whether it violated a state law that protects online customers' private information.
March 20

How to read between the lines of Airbnb listings

If you're not a regular Airbnb user, it may take trial and error to interpret the language in the listings. You don't always know what…
February 28
There are many ways for people who made money -- or even used to buy a cup of coffee -- with bitcoin can face tax consequences.

Bitcoin billionaire? Don't forget the IRS

People who made money (or lost it) on bitcoin trades, "mined" ethereum or even bought a cup of coffee with digital currency face potential tax implications.
February 2

University of Missouri-Kansas City offers tuition deal

The University of Missouri's Kansas City campus is cutting tuition costs for more Kansas students and making it cheaper for students in seven other states.
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.
January 25
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

Q&A: Why Mnuchin's remarks about US dollar sparked concerns

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin appears to have learned a lesson that many of his predecessors also came to recognize: A Treasury secretary must tread delicately when discussing the dollar.
November 27, 2017
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.

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, 2017

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.
November 1, 2017

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.
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.
October 12, 2017
This Saturday, July 21, 2012, photo shows signage at the corporate headquarters of Equifax Inc. in Atlanta. Equifax said Thursday that problems with a

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, 2017

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, 2017

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,…
September 20, 2017
Sales problems at Wells Fargo went back to at least 2006 — far earlier than the 2011 to 2016 timetable that Wells Fargo originally admitted to, acco

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, 2017

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, 2017
Walmart is bringing back an app called Scan & Go that lets shoppers skip the checkout line.

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.
Richard TsongTaatarii/ St. Paul, MN; 05/08/11;left to right ] At University of St. Thomas, the Anderson Athletic and Re
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Answers to your questions about marketing and business in the Twin Cities.
July 27, 2017
People who spend to save time are happier than those loading up on material things, study finds.

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, 2017

Do you know what's hiding in your ETF?

Smaller niche ETFs don't always deliver strictly what their names promise.
July 19, 2017
More than half the sugar produced in the U.S. is from sugar beets, and Minnesota is the nation’s top producer of the beets.

Will a sugar deal with Mexico affect US treat prices?

Are Americans getting a raw deal on sugar prices?
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…
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…