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Renovations take off in Twin Cities, amid tight housing supply, cheap capital

Meg Jaeger with New Spaces at the Edina home of Amy and Chris Wexler. “Many homeowners ... are opting to update,” she said.

Many Twin Cities homeowners are seeing an upside in fixing up.

Be careful with the phrase 'Super Bowl' in marketing; NFL has the trademark

The National Football League is protective of use of the term “Super Bowl,” which will be played at U.S. Bank Stadium on Feb. 4.

While the Super Bowl brings opportunities, the National Football League has been notoriously protective of its trademarks.

Oct. 5 event aims to help investors be better stewards of assets

Fred Martin, founder and lead portfolio manager, Disciplined Growth Investors

New C.H. Robinson system kept distribution moving during hurricanes, eclipse

Eden Prairie's C.H. Robinson launches a new supply-chain visibility platform that gives customers a better view of global shipments as they move closer to their destinations.

Inner-city steak joint's closing won't slow Phillips neighborhood comeback

Sophal Nhep, 26-year owner of Best Steak & Gyros, at left, joined Project for Pride’s Sam Riley and former exec Joe Selvaggio.

The plan is to renovate Best Steak & Gyros at Chicago and Franklin avenues into an East African eatery.

Puerto Rican players across MLB help after Hurricane Maria

It's been three days since Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico and Carlos Beltran still hasn't been able to get in touch with his parents who live there.

Mound man accused in $1 million Ponzi scheme pleads guilty

Federal authorities say a Minnesota man accused of bilking investors of more than $1 million has pleaded guilty.


Schafer: Could Amazon steal the Twin Cities' top talent?
Lee Schafer

Complaining about competing against Amazon for workers would make Best Buy and Target look like whiners. But it's clearly an issue.

Inner-city steak joint's closing won't slow Phillips neighborhood comeback
Neal St. Anthony

The plan is to renovate Best Steak & Gyros at Chicago and Franklin avenues into an East African eatery.


Navy awards $5B contract to finish sub design

– The U.S. Navy awarded a $5 billion contract to General Dynamics' Electric Boat Thursday to finish designing a new class of…


Markets shrug off uncertainty, but will ordinary investors stay the course?

I have been thinking a lot about ballhootin' lately.Along the steep slopes of the southern Appalachian Mountains, folks have a word for that sickening oh-my-gosh-how's-this-going-to-end…


Equifax mega-hack means you need to freeze your credit

The security breach at credit reporting bureau Equifax potentially put the private information of more than 143 million people at risk. The records could be…


Five incredibly important work skills money can't buy you

Many of the job skills employers look for do not require expensive training or degrees. But some invaluable work skills that are key to landing…


The big data breach suffered by Equifax has alarming implications

Until something goes wrong, few people give much thought to the surveillance they undergo by credit-reporting agencies (CRAs). Yet these agencies' business is deeply intrusive:…


Can cycling be safer if bikes are smarter and 'talk' to cars?

Jake Sigal wants to make biking safer.To do that, Sigal and his Detroit-area software company, Tome, plan to make bicycles, or their accessories, smarter and…


Compass Minerals stock drops after profit outlook cut

Rocky outlook: Compass Minerals slid 13.5 percent to $60.10 Friday after the mining company cut its annual profit forecast after a partial ceiling cave-in at…


Verizon's freebies cost your privacy

Would you give up your privacy for a shot at free concert tickets, Uber rides or Apple Music tunes? Verizon is betting the answer is…


Retirement planning should prepare for worst, but not assume it's inevitable

My wife and I were traveling and entered into a conversation with a young couple who had been hitchhiking. He was excited about the adventure,…


Millennials are buying in, but will they stick with stocks?

Young investors snapped them up in August, especially in small companies, but the situation could change if the market turns