Annie Baxter Feature Archive

Twin Cities home prices saw their ninth-consecutive month of gains in November. (12/12/2012)
The application deadline is approaching for independent foreclosure reviews that could provide financial benefits to thousands of Minnesotans. (12/07/2012)
Minnesota's top economic minds are deeply concerned about the budget impasse in Washington, suggesting the fiscal cliff could cost the state 70,000 jobs over the next couple years. (12/06/2012)
If Congress and President Obama don't reach a deal to resolve the fiscal cliff before the end of the year, a series of tax hikes and federal spending cuts will kick in on Jan. 1. But many Minnesotans aren't paying much attention to the fiscal cliff. (12/03/2012)
The two biggest banks in Minnesota, Wells Fargo and US Bank, now permit customers to deposit checks using their smartphones. (11/28/2012)
Twin Cities home prices continued to rise in September, according to the latest numbers from the Standard & Poor's/Case-Schiller Home Price Index. (11/27/2012)
They didn't call it Black Friday at the time, but 50 years ago Target held its first-ever day-after-Thanksgiving sale. (11/21/2012)
Minnesota banks on the whole had fewer bad loans and slightly better profits in the three months ending in September. (11/20/2012)
Flint Hills Resources has revealed plans for a $400 million upgrade of its 57-year-old Pine Bend Refinery in Rosemount. (11/16/2012)
At a time when thousands of workers were leaving construction for lack of work, CJ Akins went running towards it. She's among a growing number of people who are benefitting from construction firms that have begun to hire again, a sharp contrast to a few years ago when the housing sector tanked and new building projects came to a halt. (11/13/2012)
The median home price climbed to $175,000, up nearly 15 percent from the same period last year. October was the eighth consecutive month of price gains. (11/12/2012)
The federal government is giving $105 million to a program to help low-income Minnesotans pay heating bills. (11/09/2012)
Consumers and businesses alike have been jittery about spending cash, resulting in weak economic activity and tepid job growth. Confidence in the economy among some Minnesota employers is still wavering in the wake of the election. (11/08/2012)
A gauge of economic activity among Minnesota's manufacturers continued to languish in October. (11/01/2012)
Online job postings in Minnesota ticked up slightly this month according to the Conference Board. (10/31/2012)