Banking + Finance

Polaris headquarters in Medina

Polaris Reports Record Profits And Sales, Again

The motorcycle and off-road vehicle maker increased its earnings forecast for 2014; it now expects its full-year profits to jump 20 percent over 2013.

July 22, 2014

Congressional Fundraising: Franken Raises And Spends A Lot, Mills Self-Funds

Here are some key numbers from the campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday.

July 16, 2014

Debt dip: Minnesota college students carry slightly less debt

The debt hole that Minnesota college students have been digging themselves into has stopped getting deeper. The Minnesota Office of Higher Education reported that ­Minnesota college graduates...

July 15, 2014

State Sen. Sean Nienow files for bankruptcy; owes $900K

A Republican state senator who has more than $900,000 in debts has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, MPR News reports. State Sen. Sean Nienow, R-Cambridge, and his wife, Cynthia, filed for bankruptcy...

July 12, 2014

Twin Cities Has Second-Fastest-Growing Wages In U.S.

The latest “PayScale Index” found that wages are growing faster in Minneapolis-St. Paul than in most metros, although rising inflation is constraining purchasing power nationwide.

July 10, 2014

James Dolan

Jim Dolan Resurfaces At Cherry Tree, A Longtime Investor

James Dolan has joined Cherry Tree Companies, the Minnetonka-based investment firm that helped him launch the Dolan Company more than two decades ago.

July 09, 2014

Mounting Legal Fees In Petters Case Now Top $80M

A judge recently approved roughly $3.5 million in legal and accounting fees tied to the Tom Petters bankruptcy case, reportedly bringing the tally to roughly $83 million.

June 30, 2014

Research

How Do Mpls. Business Taxes Compare On An Int’l Stage?

While the Twin Cities’ corporate tax structure is lower than those in many major cities throughout the world, it’s higher than those in major metros in places like Canada, Mexico, and the Netherlands.

June 24, 2014

Retirement

How To Take Charge Of Your Retirement

As traditional pension plans phase out, people need to take steps in their 30s, 40s and 50s to ensure they’ll have the money they need for comfortable retirements.

June 23, 2014

Financial Stats

Few Surprises In Finance Reports By GOP Candidates For Governor

All but one of the GOP candidates made loans to their campaigns.

June 19, 2014

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