Annie Baxter Feature Archive

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)
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)