The mining industry faces sudden shutdowns, but many see a silver lining in the long run. Shutdowns are expected to last months rather than years Updated Dec. 21, 2008
The Star Tribune's coverage of the housing crisis, the credit crunch and their effect on Minnesotans.
The company would not say how many jobs it hopes to cut, but nearly all of the 4,000 employees at its corporate offices are eligible to take the voluntary buyouts.
Twenty-two of the Advantage locations nationwide are closing; 13 remain open.
Cash-strapped consumers are forgoing the big-ticket items of years past. Retailers find if it's not on sale, it won't sell.
The upscale GardenWood development in Blaine is headed for foreclosure, and developer Sienna has its hands full in court.
While big Wall Street "money centers" tumble on bad bets and frozen credit, community banks and their customers are doing fine.
Eva and Matt Johnson, right, and Eva’s brother Dexter Spilman
With the stock market's latest drop, four years of market growth has been wiped out. It's 2004 all over again.
Patrick Hertel buys a new Jeep.
Automakers are seeing sales slump as dealers find it increasingly difficult to get financing for potential customers - even those who have good credit.
Gabe Johnson, Jane Workman
As a government rescue for lenders looms, home buyers and sellers are watching to see just what it might mean for them.
By failing to land Wachovia, Wells Fargo may have missed a prime opportunity to build a truly national retail bank -- at a fire-sale price.
Judy and Jim Decker
Craig and Tina Larson
Cutting the cake
George Pokorny is still job hunting
Wells Fargo, U.S. Bancorp and other regional banks may find opportunities and profit after the extreme makeover that's changing the face of U.S. finance.
Companies face higher borrowing costs and might cut back on hiring, and individual investors are looking for a safe haven.
A Twin Cities insurance executive says the federal bailout of AIG was the right thing to do for policyholders and taxpayers alike.
State regulators keeping close on AIG insurance subsidiaries
Carol Ouhl works with therapy dogs
Robert and Dorothy Koshenina
A burst of rising prices has increased difficulties and anxiety for middle-class retirees living on incomes that are falling further and further behind inflation.
An occasional series examining special education in Minnesota’s public schools, where the sharp increase in students who have serious disabilities has brought soaring costs, profound challenges and often controversial new methods for educating them.