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Jackie Crosby

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Jackie Crosby writes about the generations, focusing on the impact that aging baby boomers, GenXers, millennials and the up-and-comers are having on the economy, health care system and workplace.
Recent content from Jackie Crosby
Corporate America struggling to root out sexual harassment

Corporate America struggling to root out sexual harassment

As women tell their #MeToo stories and a growing tally of high-ranking men get fired or lose the support of their backers over boorish behavior, human resources professionals are doing some soul searching.
Mohamed Abshir Musa, leader of Somali independence movement, dies at 91

Mohamed Abshir Musa, leader of Somali independence movement, dies at 91

In one of the world’s most war-torn countries, Gen. Mohamed Abshir Musa was a peacemaker. At 32, he became commander of independent Somalia’s first national…
Minnesota Historical Society creating an app to help care for Alzheimer's patients

Minnesota Historical Society creating an app to help care for Alzheimer's patients

The Minnesota Historical Society is moving into health and wellness with a history-rich app that will help caregivers, dementia patients.
Ruling: Minneapolis can revoke embattled landlord's licenses

Ruling: Minneapolis can revoke embattled landlord's licenses

The City Council will make a final decision on how to proceed with Stephen Frenz.
University of Minnesota program helps baby boomers find, develop encore careers

University of Minnesota program helps baby boomers find, develop encore careers

It's among the most persistent questions to dog workers at or near retirement: What comes next? Phyllis Moen wants to help. The University of Minnesota…
Dairy Queen, getting a new CEO, looks to freshen brand

Dairy Queen, getting a new CEO, looks to freshen brand

Company veteran Troy Bader to replace retiring chief.
Amazon shows power of Treasure Truck by selling hot Nintendo system in Mpls.

Amazon shows power of Treasure Truck by selling hot Nintendo system in Mpls.

The megaretailer is making another foray into in-person shopping, bringing the truck to 18 cities.
Former Life Time Fitness executive charged with insider trading

Former Life Time Fitness executive charged with insider trading

Federal prosecutors allege that Shane Fleming and eight people who were not employees were enriched by nearly $900,000 in illegal profits.
Target raising minimum wage to $15 by end of 2020

Target raising minimum wage to $15 by end of 2020

Mpls. retailer facing tight job market, demands for quality customer service.
Best Buy sees solid growth ahead in 2021 thanks to turnaround

Best Buy sees solid growth ahead in 2021 thanks to turnaround

With turnaround complete, retailer aiming for steady gains in sales and profits in coming years.
Target managers to begin 14-week 'innovation sprint' to sprout new ideas

Target managers to begin 14-week 'innovation sprint' to sprout new ideas

Retailer shows off local advances ahead of annual fall employee meeting.
Seeking a face-lift for the State Fair's Golden Guernseys

Seeking a face-lift for the State Fair's Golden Guernseys

Generations of Minnesotans recall the eye-catching Ewald Bros. Dairy billboard at the State Fair.
Singer Tim McGraw partners with Snap Fitness to design fitness centers

Singer Tim McGraw partners with Snap Fitness to design fitness centers

The country star and workout devotee will help design "Tru Mav" clubs to mirror his own routines.
Jane Eidson, who got a college degree at 56, dies at 98

Jane Eidson, who got a college degree at 56, dies at 98

The experience solidified Eidson's belief in the power of education.
Target cuts ties to Just Mayo maker Hampton Creek

Target cuts ties to Just Mayo maker Hampton Creek

Target pulls Hampton Creek products off shelves after an internal review.
Best Buy introduces 'smart home' service aimed at caretakers' needs

Best Buy introduces 'smart home' service aimed at caretakers' needs

The service offers an in-home assessment with families to design the right array of monitors and devices, and Geek Squad workers install the custom-built systems.
Medicaid cuts in GOP health bill could take toll on Minn. seniors

Medicaid cuts in GOP health bill could take toll on Minn. seniors

Half of Minnesota's nursing home residents get help through the program.

AARP says Minnesota ranks high in services aimed at seniors

However, even top states need to quickening pace in addressing caregiving concerns for the elder boom.
Obituary: U's Robert Kane, renowned expert on aging, never stopped pushing for change

Obituary: U's Robert Kane, renowned expert on aging, never stopped pushing for change

Dr. Robert Kane spent his life studying aging and railing against nursing homes, burdensome regulations and a long-term care system that too often fails to…
Retired teacher mixes art, math skills to create color shade garden in Ramsey

Retired teacher mixes art, math skills to create color shade garden in Ramsey

More than 120 varieties of hosta provide a backdrop for brightly colored cultivars and creative hardscapes.
Lifetouch adjusting its lens to the digital age

Lifetouch adjusting its lens to the digital age

Executives at Lifetouch Inc. like to describe their $1.5 billion company as the best-kept secret in the Twin Cities. To millions of parents and students, however, the brand is a household name.
Taxidermist's robotic deer used to nab poachers

Taxidermist's robotic deer used to nab poachers

Taxidermist tinkerer builds lifelike robotics used by game wardens across North America.
Companies turn to 'reverse mentoring' to tap millennials' knowledge

Companies turn to 'reverse mentoring' to tap millennials' knowledge

Programs help meet business goals and keep employees.
Viewpoint: Helping companies resolve clashes among generations

Viewpoint: Helping companies resolve clashes among generations

Debra Arbit describes herself and her small staff at BridgeWorks as generational junkies. “We eat, sleep, live, breathe the generational topic 24 hours a day,”…

Simon & Schuster to market Hazelden books

The agreement, which begins on Jan. 1, is an attempt by the Center City-based Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation to get its print and digital books into the hands of more consumers.
Minneapolis data start-up Sport Ngin is acquired by NBC Sports

Minneapolis data start-up Sport Ngin is acquired by NBC Sports

Minneapolis sports data start-up has grown quickly in 8 years

St. Jude to pay $39.25 million to investors over faulty leads

Class-action had accused company of misleading shareholders about problems with defibrillator leads.
Minnesota a national leader in telecommuting trend

Minnesota a national leader in telecommuting trend

Growing numbers of Minnesotans are working from home as technology makes telecommuting easier and employers realize that some workers are happier and more productive away…
Blue Cross to limit individual health insurance plans in Minn.

Blue Cross to limit individual health insurance plans in Minn.

Blue Cross will take away flexible policies for those not on workplace plans.
Transparency and straight talk are not just buzzwords at top large companies

Transparency and straight talk are not just buzzwords at top large companies

Whether it's working through a business setback or a strategy to keep top employees, communication is key for large firms.
Amazon opens tech office in downtown Minneapolis

Amazon opens tech office in downtown Minneapolis

The Seattle-based online giant said it will open a new technology development center in downtown Minneapolis and will hire about 100 software engineers and managers to fill it.

Ashley Furniture agrees to $1.75M fine for safety violations

Wisconsin firm and OSHA reach broad settlement after reports of serious injuries at several plants.
Stratasys CEO David Reis retiring

Stratasys CEO David Reis retiring

He will be replaced by Ilan Levin, the former president of Objet, the Rehovot, Israel-based firm that merged with Stratasys.
Manufacturing in Minnesota is slowly picking up

Manufacturing in Minnesota is slowly picking up

Surveys showed growth across the Midwest and the nation.
ShoreSox puts a sock in soil erosion

ShoreSox puts a sock in soil erosion

Minnetonka-based ShoreSox says it has an environmentally friendly way to stabilize shorelines of lakes and rivers.
How psychology, history is used to help ultrarich retain fortunes

How psychology, history is used to help ultrarich retain fortunes

In a new approach, financial firms are digging into genealogy records and pulling out the therapy couch to help families avoid frittering away their fortunes.
Even with gains and losses, state's business climate has remained remarkably resilient

Even with gains and losses, state's business climate has remained remarkably resilient

With 25 years of gains and losses, Minnesota's economic climate has stayed strong, thanks to the state's unique business culture.
Minnesota businessman, civic leader Wheelock Whitney dies at 89

Minnesota businessman, civic leader Wheelock Whitney dies at 89

Whitney left investment banking to teach and played a big role in Minnesota pro sports.
Obituary: Artist Bob Johnson changed local outdoor advertising with his Ewald Bros' cows

Obituary: Artist Bob Johnson changed local outdoor advertising with his Ewald Bros' cows

You might say that Bob Johnson was a mooover and a shaker. In a career that spanned more than 60 years, Johnson created scores of…
Mother's Day: Yes, it's still about the flowers

Mother's Day: Yes, it's still about the flowers

Americans will spend $2.4B, and Edina's Artistic Floral is ready
U nursing school is studying the effectiveness of Healthsense monitors

U nursing school is studying the effectiveness of Healthsense monitors

U nursing school is studying the effectiveness of Healthsense monitors with Alzheimer's and dementia.
Carlson Wagonlit moves forward under new leadership

Carlson Wagonlit moves forward under new leadership

The travel management division, now Carlson Cos.' sole corporate business, is moving forward under a new chief executive.

Fired Muslim workers claim discrimination at plant in Owatonna

21 former workers file federal EEOC complaint against AmesburyTruth and Doherty staffing, saying they weren't allowed to pray.
Prestige candlemaker Illume of Bloomington sold to California firm

Prestige candlemaker Illume of Bloomington sold to California firm

Bloomington firm acquired by Regent Holding of California
Keillor's looming exit has 'Prairie Home' affiliates concerned

Keillor's looming exit has 'Prairie Home' affiliates concerned

As Garrison Keillor wraps up his farewell tour over the next 12 weeks, the public radio world is anxiously preparing for "A Prairie Home Companion" without him.
Wells Fargo among latest companies to offer paid leave for new parents

Wells Fargo among latest companies to offer paid leave for new parents

The nation's third-largest bank joins companies like Facebook, Twitter in offering the benefit.
Obituary: Butcher turned vegetarian Aaron Gitis remembered for gentle touch

Obituary: Butcher turned vegetarian Aaron Gitis remembered for gentle touch

Aaron Gitis spent his entire career as a butcher — cutting up whole sides of a cow, packaging special cuts for customers at his retail…
General Mills faces second age-discrimination lawsuit

General Mills faces second age-discrimination lawsuit

Company denies claim that layoffs tilted against older workers.
Ex-UnitedHealth exec to launch new health plan with $80M in funds

Ex-UnitedHealth exec to launch new health plan with $80M in funds

Bright Health received $80 million in venture capital and plans to start selling plans to consumers in 2017.
Insurer UCare to get boost from merger with Fairview Health Services

Insurer UCare to get boost from merger with Fairview Health Services

Insurer will join with PreferredOne to become a subsidiary of Fairview, which will change its name to M Health.
Financial services industry throwing out rule book to attract millennials

Financial services industry throwing out rule book to attract millennials

The 35-and-under crowd now makes up the majority of America's labor force. It's just a matter of time before they will be on their way toward financial independence — if they aren't already.
Obama economic adviser Jason Furman part of U millennial forum

Obama economic adviser Jason Furman part of U millennial forum

Top economic adviser and Klobuchar will hold forum on millennials' concerns.
Sister Mary Ashton receives prestigious Women's History Month award

Sister Mary Ashton receives prestigious Women's History Month award

Former hospital CEO, public health commissioner was at forefront of AIDS care and more.
Sailboat maker WindRider moving manufacturing to Michigan

Sailboat maker WindRider moving manufacturing to Michigan

WindRider International, a Minneapolis company that builds popular three-hulled sailboats known as trimarans, is moving its manufacturing operation to Flint, Mich.The decision comes on the…
If you see it in stores, C.H. Robinson likely helped get it there

If you see it in stores, C.H. Robinson likely helped get it there

As inventories and delivery times tighten, Eden Prairie-based C.H. Robinson has evolved into one of the top logistics companies in the country
Obituary: Craig Henderson of Brooklyn Park was Vikings fan, family man

Obituary: Craig Henderson of Brooklyn Park was Vikings fan, family man

Craig Henderson sat in the bleachers, beaming. A beloved family man in the throes of pancreatic cancer, he cheered as the gymnasium at Park Center…
Florists' business far from rosy in U.S., Minnesota

Florists' business far from rosy in U.S., Minnesota

Online discounters, supermarkets taking bite out of small florists' business.
Hancock Fabrics closing three Twin Cities stores

Hancock Fabrics closing three Twin Cities stores

Bloomington, Woodbury and Roseville outlets will close as the fabric chain reorganizes.

U.S. building boom drives strong results for Graco

Minneapolis-based global manufacturer of paint sprayers, pumps and lubricants still dogged by exchange rates, but profit far exceeds Wall Street's dismal forecast.
Virtual reality brings architect's blueprints to life

Virtual reality brings architect's blueprints to life

Virtual reality used to be the domain of fantastical video games or frontier-pushing researchers in multimillion dollar labs. But as the technology gets less expensive, VR could transform the architectural world
Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce leader Klingel to retire

Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce leader Klingel to retire

The 63-year old Klingel, who led business lobbying group for 13 years, will focus on cancer treatment.
Beautiful Gardens: Shoreview couple's haven is 'our treasure to share'

Beautiful Gardens: Shoreview couple's haven is 'our treasure to share'

A Shoreview couple welcome guests to their whimsical cottage garden, which beckons with waterfalls, a playhouse and flea-market finds.
Target CEO Brian Cornell pays visits to customers' homes for understanding

Target CEO Brian Cornell pays visits to customers' homes for understanding

CEO Brian Cornell is meeting Target shoppers in their homes to get to know its changing customer and adding 1,000 IT jobs to meet growing needs.
Schwan teams with up-and-coming chefs to update menu

Schwan teams with up-and-coming chefs to update menu

Schwan, best known for delivering frozen meals to consumers' doorsteps, has assembled a team it calls the "future stars of the culinary world" to help introduce new products and update existing ones.
To keep young workers, college debt relief could be next big job perk

To keep young workers, college debt relief could be next big job perk

Burdened by college loans, millennials are eagerly embracing a growing trend in employer incentives.
Imation sells Oakdale HQ, is leaving state after two decades

Imation sells Oakdale HQ, is leaving state after two decades

Troubled data-storage company Imation has sold its corporate headquarters along with two trademark licenses and is pulling up stakes in Minnesota, two decades after being…
Minnesota firm with Isis name, others in U.S., change over perceptions

Minnesota firm with Isis name, others in U.S., change over perceptions

Unwittingly and arbitrarily, a name once associated with an ancient Egyptian goddess now has become synonymous with terror.
Online shopping, lower gas prices helped holiday retail sales

Online shopping, lower gas prices helped holiday retail sales

After years of belt tightening, consumers spent 7.9 percent more than last year between Black Friday and Christmas Eve, and ponied up for furniture and other high-priced items, according to MasterCard SpendingPulse.

On the day after Christmas, stores are crowded once again

Seeking bargains or to return gifts, many Minnesotans went out on the day after Christmas.
Dayton gives Essar Steel 'final offer' to repay $66 million to state

Dayton gives Essar Steel 'final offer' to repay $66 million to state

Timetable would have the steel company make payments from February through 2020.
Store closings over MOA rally anger retailers and shoppers

Store closings over MOA rally anger retailers and shoppers

"We think the protests should be done," said the owner of two retail stores and seven kiosks at the Mall of America. "But not here, not to the retailers, not to the shoppers. Because none of us did anything."

Fired Starkey worker files whistleblower suit alleging wrongdoing

The suit claims the former high-ranking employee was fired for raising questions about the organization overstating the number of devices it gives away. The foundation denies the allegations.
New technology aims to keep patients with memory loss at home

New technology aims to keep patients with memory loss at home

U is studying Healthsense monitors to see if they help those with dementia stay in their homes longer, reduce stress on caregivers and avoid costly emergency room visits.
Aging baby boomers are opting for pint-sized pooches

Aging baby boomers are opting for pint-sized pooches

More baby boomers are scaling down to pint-sized pooches.
Eden Prairie vet helps pets and people with state's 1st nonprofit clinic

Eden Prairie vet helps pets and people with state's 1st nonprofit clinic

Mission Animal Hospital in Eden Prairie is committed to affordable help for pets.
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