Columnist, reporter | Business

Neal St. Anthony has been a Star Tribune business columnist/reporter since 1984. 

St. Anthony's work has spanned corporate takeovers to financial markets, small businesses, and the emergence of women, immigrants and minorities in business. A native of Minneapolis who first joined the Star Tribune in 1981, St. Anthony holds undergraduate degrees in journalism and business, and an MBA. He also has worked for two publicly held companies, including former regional securities firm Dain Rauscher (1997-98). St. Anthony, who is married and the father of two children, has been a volunteer with the Minneapolis parks, several schools and nonprofit organizations.

COVID-19 crisis crimps funding for home-health aides in Minnesota

Advocates also say some of the smaller, weaker agencies will fail this year, compounding the worker shortage.

IPS grows hotter in a cool economy this year

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Capsule, a digital pharmacy, brings same-day delivery to Minneapolis

In seeking to be the paramount online disrupter in the emerging digital-pharmacy industry, Capsule has received notice for raising about $250 million in capital over several years, including $200 million last fall.

New apartments near U.S. Bank Stadium offer affordable housing amid luxury

The 169-unit complex has risen from a former church parking lot east of 6th St. and Chicago Avenue.

Afro Deli owner hangs on amid hope, caution and charitable cooking

Abdirahman Kahin responded to pandemic by switching to a nonprofit model

180 Degrees battled COVID-19 on top of tough mission to assist ex-offenders

The organization anticipates there is more hard work ahead to continue providing services while the pandemic threat remains.

Minnesota minority borrowers did better in second round of SBA funding

Frank Dogbe, owner of SOS Building Services in Minneapolis, decided not to cut jobs or the pay of his workers when the offices they cleaned…

SEC penalizes RBC over extra charges on investment deals

The regulator found the Minneapolis brokerage sold high-priced investments when cheaper ones should have been offered.

Peace Coffee brews a strategy to navigate difficult times

Consumers rushed to stores to buy coffee and food after the coronavirus forced most of them to work and study from home.

Women are the front line of the beleaguered hospitality industry

For many, focusing on work today helps them abate worry about the future.