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Effort to improve tracking of medical devices divides industry, consumer groups

Fictitious medical device label is shown for unique device identifier information.

Schafer: Trump should just take a shortcut to saving household taxes

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, right, and Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn discuss the goals and feasibility of President Trump's tax reform plan in the Press Briefing Room of the White House on April 26, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Growing manufacturers are trying to interest more high school students in careers

Kayla Pollard, a Minneapolis Roosevelt High School student, learned about robotics while touring Graco’s Minneapolis facility.

Hundreds of the nearly 8,000 Minnesota manufacturers opened their doors this month to high school students thinking about careers making things.

House GOP considers cuts in tax-deferred retirement savings

The proposals under discussion would potentially cap the annual amount workers can set aside to as low as $2,400 for 401(k) accounts.

Buyer of Macy's in downtown Minneapolis plan to revive Dayton's name

Developers envision a modern mix of shops, eateries, offices.

Directors guild files disciplinary charges against Weinstein

The Directors Guild of America announced Saturday it has filed disciplinary charges against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

The Latest: O'Reilly says he was one of many accused at Fox

The Latest on the parent company of the Fox News Channel saying it knew a news analyst had threatened to file a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill O'Reilly when it renewed the popular personality's contract in February (all times local):


Growing manufacturers are trying to interest more high school students in careers
Neal St. Anthony

Hundreds of the nearly 8,000 Minnesota manufacturers opened their doors this month to high school students thinking about careers making things.

Schafer: Trump should just take a shortcut to saving household taxes
Lee Schafer

Champions for tax reform in Washington want to help the middle class so much that they have proposed a big income tax cut for the…


Tastefully Simple's Nancy Dahl wants to help people to lead with intention

Nancy Dahl became a sought-after mentor as she rose through the business ranks and into executive leadership positions. Over time, she came to see how…


Concerned about its housing stock, Anoka hits the brakes on new rentals

The city is halting new rental construction or expansion for up to a year.


Graco manufacturing courts high school kids

This month, Minneapolis-based Graco, the global manufacturer of spraying and fluid-handling equipment, played host to about 150 Minneapolis high school students at its Northeast flagship facilities that employ about 750.


After painful personal loss, managing money looms as key challenge

Divorced? Widowed? Losing a partner is traumatic and taking charge of household finances is rarely top of mind. The immediate aftermath of loss is for…


The benefits (and the catch) of health savings accounts

It's benefits open enrollment season at many employers, and workers are increasingly likely to hear about an option known as an HSA that can help…


Why investors should cheer — not fear — Halloween

Investors, circle Oct. 31 on your calendars. Halloween marks the end of the dogs days of summer — at least for the stock market, which…


Financial lessons from a caption contest finalist

I was recently one of three finalists for the New Yorker magazine caption contest. Each week, over 5,000 entrants are submitted for an uncaptioned cartoon,…


Financial industry has taken a hit over last 10 years, report says

Many people complain that the finance industry has barely suffered any adverse consequences from the crisis that it created, which began around 10 years ago.…


"Code Girls" sheds light on military women in World War II

'Code Girls'Liza Mundy, Hachette, 416 pages, $28. In the past few years, forgotten women of science at the Harvard Observatory and the black mathematicians at…


Female neckwear designer attracts men who don't like ties

Having always liked menswear, starting a niche neckwear business was "a no-brainer for me," said St. Louis-area resident Jennifer Hill, whose Lonesome Traveler brand…