Reporter | Retail merchandise

Kavita Kumar writes about the economy, technology, and financial services for the Star Tribune. She previously covered retail, including Target, Best Buy, and Mall of America. She was a Knight-Bagehot fellow in economics and business journalism at Columbia University from 2018-2019 and has also worked at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


TCF's chief executive retires as bank wraps up its merger, move to Detroit

Craig Dahl says integration strategy with Detroit-based Chemical Bank is in good hands.


Rebuilding funds from UnitedHealth begin to flow to Twin Cities businesses

At Seward Pharmacy on Lake Street, the funds will help finish a rebuild after destruction from the May riots.


State jobless rate falls to 6%, mainly from those leaving workforce

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Viral video of confrontation in a Minneapolis gym changed lives, perspectives

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