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.


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

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


Digi-Key plans to add 1,000 jobs over decade as part of Thief River Falls expansion

Thief River Falls company says the massive project will add "at least" 1,000 new jobs in a decade.


A Belgian-style brewery started by musicians makes beer and art in north Mpls.

On Boom Island, it was founded by two now-married former professional musicians who met in China in 2000 at a French horn symposium. Say what?


IntriCon is enjoying a stock surge amid big hopes for hearing product

The stock of little-known IntriCon, maker of lower-cost hearing aids and other tiny medical devices, surged by nearly 30 percent in value last week amid…


Hamline Methodist Dining Hall had record year at the State Fair

It's almost as amazing that the dining hall, which first opened in 1897, is still around in the ever-changing fair food scene.


St. Anthony: White-collar crime often escapes the big headlines

The TV news shows and headlines are full of stories about violent crimes and terrorism, real and alleged. There’s also financial terrorism. White-collar crime is…


A job after prison: Advocates make the case for an under-used workforce

The formerly incarcerated represent an untapped national workforce of millions.


Woodworker Manny Moreno reflects growing diverse nature of E. Franklin Avenue

Once on the skids west of Hiawatha Avenue, Franklin is growing more small businesses that reflect the colorful many-cultures area.


Fast-growing Code42 software could be a public company within a couple years

CEO Joe Payne, the veteran marketer and technologist who has led fast-growing Code42 for two years, shared the company’s strategy shift last week. Double down…


Slowing corporate-deal market still commands premium prices

In state and nationally, marquee deals are few and far between, but M&A targets still command premium prices.