Jackie Crosby | Star Tribune

Jackie Crosby is a general assignment business reporter who also writes about workplace issues and aging. She has also covered health care, city government and sports. 

A native of Jacksonville, Fla., she has somehow figured out how to survive the Minnesota winters.

For many Minnesota seniors, there's no place like home

Finding better ways to support older adults in their homes will become a critical challenge for Minnesota and the nation in coming years, as society copes with the aging of the baby boom generation.

At MOA, Ellie the hologram elf can help you find gifts

The Bloomington mall is the first to use L.A. company Vntana's "mixed reality" technology in a retail setting. Powered by a 3-D gaming engine, it gives people the sense that they're talking to the character in real time.

Gift card glam: Retailers put on the glitz to make gift cards stand out from the crowd

Shoppers are expected to pony up $30 billion this year on gift cards, which remain No. 1 on people's wish lists.

Flo Carroll, irrepressible City of Lakes chorus member, dies at 90

Carroll, who belted out formidable bass lines with the competitive a cappella women's barbershop group, lived in Crystal.

Shoppers may be hanging back for later holiday sales, survey finds

Sales and traffic were down from last year over five-day weekend, according to the NRF, but retailers still on record-setting pace.

Jane Fonda back in fitness business with Evine Live partnership

Some items in a line of clothing, health and nutrition products and workout equipment for women over 50 will be available starting this spring.

Retailers recorded record Cyber Monday sales

E-commerce sales reached $7.9 billion, an increase of 19 percent.

Throngs at Mall of America relish early-bird Black Friday traditions

The thrill of the pre-dawn Black Friday shopping tradition shows no sign of fading among the faithful.

Upbeat retailers kick off holiday season with Black Friday sales

An estimated 164 million consumers are expected to do some shopping through Monday.

Survey: Local shoppers will spend 20 percent more this holiday season

Survey finds Twin Cities shoppers expect to spend about 20 percent more this holiday season.