Annie Baxter

Annie Baxter

Reporter
Minnesota Public Radio
abaxter@mpr.org


Annie Baxter is a senior business reporter at MPR. She covers the economy, with a special focus on labor market and housing issues. She came to Minnesota Public Radio as a general assignment reporter in 2003, after reporting on the arts at Chicago Public Radio and interning on This American Life. Annie has covered business for MPR since 2007. She's garnered more than a dozen awards, including the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Regional Award. Her reports can frequently be heard on national programs such as Morning Edition and Marketplace. She has an MA in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley and an MA in Comparative Literature from SUNY Buffalo.

Annie Baxter Feature Archive

Homebuilders sought fewer building permits in September than they did a year ago, a sign that there are not buyers for medium-priced homes. (09/30/2014)
The funding comes at a time when manufacturers have been complaining about a lack of workers with advanced skills. (09/29/2014)
A lawsuit alleged Minnesota-based Guidant Corp., which was bought by Boston Scientific in 2006, withheld licensing payments it owed to the inventor of technology used in an implantable defibrillator. (09/25/2014)
A home is considered "under water" when the borrower owes more on the mortgage than the home is worth. (09/25/2014)
The sandwich chain says hackers stole credit and debit card data this summer. (09/24/2014)
For years, loans were the answer to the question, "How do we pay for college?" Many families don't see it that way anymore. (09/24/2014)
August's jobless rate was the lowest in nearly eight years, moving Minnesota closer to "full employment." (09/18/2014)
The state's construction firms, which shed tens of thousands of jobs because of the housing crash and the Great Recession, can't fill open jobs fast enough. (05/19/2014)
Pending home sales dropped 4 percent over the year ending in April, the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors reported Monday. (05/12/2014)
Manufacturers in Minnesota are increasingly worried about finding qualified workers, according to a new survey from Enterprise Minnesota. (05/08/2014)
Although unemployment in Minnesota is running far below the national average, it's still taking many Minnesotans an unusually long time to find work. Nearly 40,000 workers in the state have been job hunting for six months or longer. (05/06/2014)
As Target searches for a new leader, a key question will be whether the company looks for someone who fits its corporate culture or brings in a different kind of executive, one who embodies change. (05/06/2014)
The broader S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city index rose 13 percent over the same period. (04/29/2014)
The company's health care business, which includes inhalers used to dispense medicine, led growth. (04/24/2014)
The costs are real and documented in economic literature. But not many economists believe the downsides to raising the minimum wage exceed the benefits. (04/18/2014)