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Schafer: St. Jude sale is sad, but part of inevitable industry pattern

Lee Schafer

As disappointing as it is, there's nothing unique about big companies in Minnesota getting gobbled up.

Target faces backlash, praise for position on transgender issue

The Minneapolis-based retailer was the first major one to take such a prominent stance on the legislation over gender identification and bathroom use.

A mid season executive compensation report

Inside Track

Halfway through the proxy season executive compensation data firm Equilar has published its list of the 100 highest paid CEOs, it includes three Minnesota executives.

10 things your kid should know about money by age 18

Point of Sale

10 things your kid should know about money by age 18

War for talent: Twin Cities accounting firms face mounting competition for workers

First comes tax season, then it's recruitment and retention time.


For Minneapolis-based Modern Survey, 'no plan' leads to sale to Aon Hewitt

In 1993, Don MacPherson and Patrick Riley were temporary employees at what is now Ameriprise Financial, helping with employee surveys.


Analytics firm Calabrio helps clients keep up with consumers

Calabrio is moving ahead in the business of customer data by collecting and digesting clients' call center statistics.


Berkshire Hathaway's 1Q profit up 8 percent on paper gain

Berkshire Hathaway's first-quarter profit grew 8 percent largely because of the way it had to account for its Duracell acquisition on paper, but profits fell at its BNSF railroad and at its insurance units.


Viewpoint: Q&A with Peterson Milla Hooks' David Denham

David Denham wants to create "want" as the new president of Minneapolis independent creative agency Peterson Milla Hooks.


CEOs at largest firms got 3 percent more in compensation in 2015

Executive compensation Three Minnesotans are in Equilar’s top 100 CEOs at the largest U.S. companies received about a 3 percent increase in total compensation in…


Medicaid income jumps for HMOs in Minnesota

Enrollees in insurance program for low-income residents used less care.


Cyberbullying delivers a punch to consumer wallets

Anyone who has been deluged with angry messages can attest to the high emotional cost of cyberbullying. But there is also a cost in real…


Develop a sound financial strategy after graduation

We’re almost in the college graduation season, a wonderful time of celebration. Students will get their diplomas. Most will also receive their student loan repayment…


Companies are tapping in to the growing industry of tech for seniors

GoGoGrandparent makes Uber, delivery services accessible without apps.


Credit score lagging? Here are 5 steps to improve it

If your credit score is considered “average” or “poor” — anything lower than 650 — you will want to take immediate steps to make it…


Bank overdraft fees hit younger adults hardest, Pew says

Younger adults are among those hardest hit by bank overdraft fees, a recent report from the Pew Charitable Trusts says. More than one-third of “heavy”…


On the Iron Range, prolonged downturn is taking its toll

– When the mines go down on the Iron Range, everything else seems to follow. “Everything’s just closing down,” said Debra Schermann,…


Why active investment management comes up short

We all know that indexing is cheaper than active management, in which a fund manager selects specific assets for investment. But why has passive investing…


Delta Air Lines orders more Airbus planes to replace aging fleet

The 37 new planes will replace the MD-88 models regularly flown at MSP