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Sun Country Airlines, to focus on growth areas, will stop transporting U.S. mail

The leisure carrier will focus on core businesses: passenger service, cargo and charter. USPS mail transport is a tiny fraction of its overall work.


Record numbers of car buyers now pay $1,000 monthly, but should they?

Negative equity in depreciating vehicles is a growing risk as buyers make payments over six to 10 years.


Looking for a deal on a trip to Europe? Travel experts say winter is the time

The strong dollar and pent-up demand from canceled trips during the pandemic are fueling bookings to Europe.


Sun Country fleet employees vote to form union

Fleet employees seek better pay, improved working conditions and recognition of seniority.


Award-winning Minnesota credit counselor helps clients struggling with debt

A single mom credits free financial counseling with putting her in a position to buy her first home last year.


Last-minute Twin Cities shoppers brave arctic weather ahead of Christmas weekend

The National Retail Federation reports that 52% of shoppers hit stores in the week before Christmas.


MSP busy as passengers, airlines try to beat big winter storm

Passenger rebook, airlines loosen ticket rules to minimize disruptions as storm moves across northern U.S.


Cub Foods parent UNFI partners with Square Roots to grow produce at Wisconsin indoor farm

The site will be built next summer in Prescott, Wis.


How to build wealth when you don't own your home

Financial advisors say 20- and 30-somethings should reduce or eliminate debt, save and invest in the stock market.


Stores welcome shoppers early, but Black Friday frenzy is gone

Stores and malls were busy all around the Twin Cities, but long lines and crowd crushes are no longer a thing.