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MN Business Leaders Optimistic About 2014

Hiring, capital expenditures, R&D spending to increase–but so might prices.

4 MN Cos. Among 50 “Most Community-Minded” In U.S.

3M, Ameriprise Financial, Ecolab, and UnitedHealth Group appeared on a recent Bloomberg list of 50 U.S. companies that excel in “civic engagement.”

December 05, 2013

Zagat Best Restaurants List

Zagat Reveals Its List Of Top Twin Cities Restaurants

Minneapolis’ Restaurant Alma ranked highest on Zagat’s annual list, which includes eateries that serve up everything from aged steaks to oysters to “Jucy Lucys.”

December 03, 2013

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Mystic Lake Deal Seems To Be Delivering Gains For Canterbury

At Canterbury, it's raised bets on raised stakes.

November 22, 2013

number crunch

Crunching The Numbers At Asset Management Firms

Private vs. institutional clients.

November 22, 2013

MN’s Jobless Rate Hits Lowest Point In Nearly 6 Years

Minnesota’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.8 percent in October, a rate last seen in January 2008; a declining labor force participation rate, however, has contributed to the trend.

November 21, 2013

Employers React To Rising Premiums

Multiple studies gauge how businesses are being affected by health care reform, and how they’re bracing for ongoing changes.

November 20, 2013

4 MN Firms Make 500 Fastest-Growing Tech Cos. List

Outsell, Quantum Retail Technology, Cardiovascular Systems, and SPS Commerce made Deloitte’s list of the 500 fastest-growing tech companies in North America, based on their revenue growth over a four-year period.

November 13, 2013

MN Chamber Details Economic Contributions Of Immigrants

The business group released a 60-page report that makes a case for immigration reform.

November 07, 2013

Curt Casper

Does Mpls Really Rank As A "Best City For Veterans"?

A recent list ranked Minneapolis as a top city for veterans to live in, despite significant unemployment disparities between vets and non-vets in Minnesota.

November 05, 2013

Twin Cities Apartment Vacancy Remains Low

The apartment vacancy rate at the end of the third quarter in the Twin Cities was 2.5 percent; a rate of 5 percent is considered to an equilibrium point between landlords and tenants.

November 04, 2013

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Survey Finds MN Businesses Are Ramping Up Production

They're also briskly investing in their infrastructure and talent.

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Economic Uncertainty Be Damned

Minnesota’s business leaders are tackling their most pressing business challenge head on.

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