Shopping online lets buyers often skip out on paying sales tax. That amounts to as much as $400 million a year in lost sales tax revenue to the state of Minnesota. Brick-and-mortar retailers are lining up behind a congressional bill that would allow states to require all retailers to collect sales taxes due.
Some analysts say Target's bigger-than-expected jump in quarterly profits announced Wednesday bodes well for the company's holiday sales performance.
Minneapolis-based Capella Education Corp., which runs the online Capella University, is laying off 65 employees.
A Target employee in Omaha has started an online petition urging the retailer to open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday.
Plymouth-based Christopher & Banks is closing 100 of its retail stores nationwide in a move that could cost as many as 1,000 people their jobs.
Minnesota credit unions added 600 customers and $1.3 million in deposits during this past Saturday's Bank Transfer Day.
The owner of ten Twin Cities Jimmy John's sandwich shops illegally fired or disciplined workers involved in union activity, said the National Labor Relations Board.
Window and door maker Andersen Corporation blamed the housing market slump as it laid off 250 employees.
Best Buy officials were clear today they believe the company's greatest opportunities are in wireless devices.
Saturday for some people is Bank Transfer Day, a campaign urging people to close their accounts at big banks and put their money in credit unions and small community banks.
Minnesota credit unions seem to be benefiting from consumer discontent with banks. Since the end of September, the state's credit unions added about 10,000 new members and took in $71 million in deposits.
Another top Target executive is leaving the Minneapolis-based retailer. Longtime chief financial officer Doug Scovanner will retire from Target next March.
For the first time in nearly two years, the overall Business Conditions Index for a nine-state region of the Midwest and Plains took a negative turn. But the outlook in Minnesota is brighter.
3M makes more than 50,000 products, but one of the company's most important technologies is at the core of a wide range of products, including road signs, grinders, and overhead projectors.
Starting Tuesday the Star Tribune will charge some people who only read the state's largest daily on the Internet.