Neal St. Anthony | Star Tribune
Columnist, reporter | Business

Neal St. Anthony has been a business columnist and reporter for the Star Tribune for 30 years. He also has worked in financial communications for two publicly held companies.

MCCD, other growing nonprofit lender-advisers stimulate many tiny businesses

Nonprofit lender-advisers are helping small businesses get their feet underneath them.

Medical device giant Philips buys St. Paul-based RespirTech, maker of vests to assist breathing

The St. Paul company makes vests to help patients clear their lungs.

CheckNGN brings Twin Cities millennials together with auto shops

CheckNGN app is the first in Minnesota aiming to connect drivers in the Twin Cities with independent mechanics

Sun Country's performance contracted in 2016

Minnesota-based Sun Country competes in a U.S. industry dominated by the Goliath likes of Delta, United and American.

Contract manufacturer MDI expands in northern Minnesota

The firm will spend $9 million at three locations, including a new plant in Hibbing.

Minnesota employers getting creative in the hunt for good workers in good economy

The No. 1 lament of Minnesota employers has seemingly moved from taxes to finding trainable workers. It sure beats the Great Recession layoffs and losses…

Minnesota nonprofit helps build women's hospital in Afghanistan

The Bayat-Matter hospital, to be built in Kabul near two universities, boasts operating rooms and a maternity ward and provides needed medical services, particularly treatment for fistulas, a complication of childbirth that especially occurs in teen mothers.

Industry-community IT-training programs help fill industry demand for well-paid workers

Ahmed Mohamed is one of hundreds of reasons the fledgling Minneapolis-St. Paul TechHire initiative is having success training nontraditional adults with technology aptitudes who usually…

Mpls. health care company unfazed by changes to industry

Ability is a low-profile, Minneapolis-based software company of 600-plus employees that electronically links health care providers, from a solo doctor's office to multilocation hospital systems, to payers, such as commercial insurers and Medicare.

Former investment adviser sentenced to 72 months

A former Twin Cities investment adviser has been sentenced to 72 months in prison for stealing from clients.Bradley T. Smegal, 63, who moved to the…