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

Tool belt
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)
Twin Cities home sales
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)
Job gains in the professional and business services sector led all others last month with 3,500 new jobs. (04/17/2014)
In March, the median sales price rose to $190,000. Half the homes sold in the Twin Cities fetched more; half sold for less. The median sales price has posted annual gains for 25 straight months. (04/10/2014)
The head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis says the Fed is "undershooting" and "underperforming" on its goals of promoting price stability and maximum employment. (04/08/2014)
DFL State Rep. Phyllis Kahn failed to win endorsement for a 22nd term at her district convention Saturday in Minneapolis. (04/05/2014)
Those who survived the worst of it are now enjoying a rebound. Many of the foreclosures that flooded the region in the Great Recession have been wrung from the market. That's put the supply of used homes for sale at a 10-year low, according to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors. (04/02/2014)
The broader index of 20 major metro areas was up by about 13 percent over the same period last year. (03/25/2014)
Fair-market rent for a modest, two-bedroom rental in Minnesota is about $850 and full-time workers would have to earn $16.50 per hour to afford it, according to Minnesota Housing Partnership, one of the groups that released the report in conjunction with the National Low Income Housing Coalition. (03/24/2014)