Annie Baxter Feature Archive

If you've been turned down for a job in recent years, it might have been courtesy of the company's hiring software. The software systems winnow down a pool of job applicants before a human -- namely, a hiring manager -- ever lays eyes on candidates' resumes. (01/09/2013)
Minnesota is poised for stronger employment growth in 2013, according to a forecast from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. (01/03/2013)
The tax deal reached by lawmakers in Washington this week includes help for unemployed workers. (01/02/2013)
A survey of manufacturers in Minnesota showed rising optimism in December after several months of contraction. (01/02/2013)
It looks all but certain that some 12,000 jobless Minnesotans will lose their extended unemployment insurance after this week. They're all slated to come to a halt tomorrow, barring a last-minute agreement from a deeply divided Congress. (12/28/2012)
Home prices enjoyed another big lift nationally and in the Twin Cities in October. (12/27/2012)
The deadline resolve the budget impasse in Washington is now just days away. Without a deal, the slate of budget cuts and tax hikes known as the fiscal cliff will take effect. (12/24/2012)
Victims of wrongful foreclosures have about one month to apply for funds from a national mortgage settlement. (12/15/2012)
US Bank fell prey to a cyber attack aimed at America's largest banks. (12/12/2012)
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)