Business
June 28
Shawn Lewis helped connect Lisa Bryant to her new job, and crack a “closed system” in hiring.

Will this be the moment businesses get serious about racial bias in hiring?

George Floyd's death and its aftermath has become a moment of workplace reckoning.
Business
June 28
Demolition crews cleared the site of the 198-unit apartment building that was under construction before it was burned to the ground in Minneapolis dur

After apartment project burns in Minneapolis riot, developer vows to rebuild

Wellington Management is committed to rebuilding affordable apartment development destroyed in riots: "We believe strongly in that area."
Coronavirus
June 27
“If the federal government doesn’t act, the current wave of closures is sadly going to be the tip of the iceberg,” said Deepak Nath, co-owner of

Despite aid, Minnesota small businesses brace for bleak times

Most small-business owners have already run through the money they received from the federal Paycheck Protection Program. With a slow summer looming, some say their businesses may not survive until 2021 if they don't get more help soon.
Business
June 27
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What to do if your kid's emergency fund is ... you

Financial fallout from the pandemic is hitting millennials hard — and many will soon turn to their parents for help, if they have not already.…
Business
June 27
Some employers, including many in hard-hit industries such as retailing, have ratcheted down or eliminated some matching 401(k) contributions for empl

Here are things to consider if your company is cutting your 401(k) match

Some employers have ratcheted down or eliminated some matching 401(k) contributions for employees during the latest recession. Some of these moves, fortunately, may only be…
Business
June 27
The car rental desk at Love Field sit unattended in the early afternoon in Dallas, Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

No windfall for consumers from shrinking car rental fleets

The coronavirus and the related drop-off in travel have pummeled the rental-car industry. That means car shoppers may find deals on used vehicles this summer…
Business
June 27
Many businesses worldwide have banned cash transactions and governments are taking extra precautions.

Cash accounts and apps to buddy up with your investments

  The stock market’s volatility during the COVID-19 pandemic has proved alluring to some first-time investors who have been able to buy stocks at relatively…
Business
June 27
A currency trader works at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 26, 2020.

Want to get back into the stock market? Here's one way to do it

Aggregate data reveal that almost a trillion dollars has moved into money-market funds this year between February and May. And as we know, the market…
Business
June 27
Lydia Burns, a recent University of Louisville graduate whose internship was called off, in Louisville, Ky. Summer internships have been upended by th

Students shouldn't give up yet on summer internships

As the coronavirus pandemic spread, summer internships, a seasonal rite of passage for millions of college students, looked iffy. Up to one in three stints…
Coronavirus
June 27
Vice President Mike Pence toured Winnebago Industries' factory in Forest City, Iowa, in June.

New outdoor recreation boom because of coronavirus helping Winnebago

RVs, boats are a way to get away, firm's leaders say.
Minneapolis
June 27
The affordable housing development that burned late Wednesday in south Minneapolis was a six-story building with 189 units that was under construction

Minneapolis vandalism targets include 198-unit affordable housing development

The apartments were expected to hit the market later this year.
Business
June 27
Nurse Sarah Neva entered a patient's room at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul in May. M Health Fairview converted the hospital to treat only COVID-19 pat

Schafer: As threat vigilance ends, a new way of work is taking shape

The worst days of the spread of infection in our country’s COVID-19 pandemic were not in April after all. They were last week. There was…
Coronavirus
June 26
Signs that read "No Job No Rent" hang from the windows of an apartment building during the coronavirus pandemic in Washington, D.C. Landlords across M

Landlords grow anxious as Minnesota halt on evictions continues

Gov. Walz's executive order in effect until July 13.
Business
June 26
Microsoft has a Minnesota store at the Mall of America.

Microsoft will close nearly all of its retail stores

Microsoft is dramatically shrinking its in-person retail business and will close all but four of its brick-and-mortar locations, redirecting consumers in search of an Xbox…
Coronavirus
June 26
A worker from Apogee subsidiary Viracon prepared a panel of glass in 2015 for use in the U.S. Bank Stadium.

Edina glass maker Apogee ekes out quarterly profit despite coronavirus-related setbacks

Glass maker had to deal with market downfalls and a virus outbreak at a factory.
Coronavirus
June 26
Northern Oil and Gas invests in North Dakota oil projects.

Northern Oil and Gas plans reverse stock split because of low stock price since pandemic

Northern Oil and Gas plans a reverse stock split, essentially turning six to 10 shares held by its investors into one.The Minnetonka company announced the…
Coronavirus
June 26
Professional beekeeper Ben Grout, center, with Kraus-Anderson employees Tonya Kostick, Amber Emly and Mike Smoczyk.

Minnesota companies finding time to connect with workers who miss daily interaction

Top firms work harder to keep employees at home engaged, with fun and community service.
Business
June 26
Top Workplaces

Top Workplaces

It's the 11th year for the Star Tribune's ranking of Minnesota companies that meet the standards of an engaged, well-managed, employee-friendly business.
Coronavirus
June 26

Minnesota companies have window to have meaningful discussions about workplace culture

Minnesota's Top Workplaces have had a head start in reacting to a crisis.
Minneapolis
June 25
Cub still maintains the No. 1 market share in the Twin Cities. Its stores on Lake Street and Broadway Avenue were damaged during recent unrest.

Cub rebuilding damaged stores on Lake, Broadway; being spun off into stand-alone unit

Temporary buildings will go up at damaged sites to sell fresh food, supplies and pharmacy goods.