Reporter | Retail merchandise

Kavita Kumar covers the fast-changing retail landscape. She reports about Target, Best Buy, Mall of America, and other national and local retailers as well shopping trends.


Minnesota's manufacturing sector bounces back to growth, but still has ways to go

Job losses rose even as the manufacturing sector regained some needed steam.


Water skier hurt in collision with Hennepin County Water Patrol boat

The water skier, a man, was injured and taken to HCMC in Minneapolis


Ameriprise swings to a loss in Q2

Volatility in the stock market helped to shape results for the financial-services giant.


Laid-off Minnesotans face a financial cliff with end of extra $600 payments

About one-sixth of the state's workforce are among the Americans whose immediate future is tied up in the battle about how to rescue the U.S. economy.


Half of Black workers in Minnesota have lost work during pandemic

More than one-quarter of Black workers were still making weekly unemployment claims last month, compared with 9% of white workers.


Minnesota jobless rate still nearly triple what it was before pandemic

State officials warn that situation could get worse as $600 federal benefit expires.


U.S. Bancorp sets aside another $1.7 billion for coronavirus-related defaults

The move took a significant toll on the bank's bottom line in the second quarter, with its profit falling 62%.


Minnesota's export-heavy manufacturing sector sees slower bounceback than the nation's

Latest survey finds the state is trailing in manufacturing.


Minneapolis Fed finds small businesses take deepest cuts to sales from pandemic shutdowns

Regional economist finds "catastrophic" financial declines in Minnesota, nearby states.


Coronavirus spread at Amazon warehouses in Twin Cities has subsided, health officials say

Workers' demand for more disclosure led to more details about Minnesota warehouses.