Annie Baxter Feature Archive

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)
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)