The Federal Reserve can continue to support the economy through bond purchases without risking higher inflation, the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis said.
The Twin Cities housing market cooled a bit in October as buyers were less active than a year earlier.
Klobuchar says her bill will be modeled on Minnesota's "safe harbor" law for victims.
Imation Corp. lost money in the third quarter of the year and is selling off business units.
According to the S&P/Case-Shiller report, home prices in the region rose 10 percent in August compared to the same month last year. The broader 20-city index posted a larger gain.
The gathering will help companies navigate the range of laws tied to gay and lesbian issues, said Selisse Berry, executive director of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, the San Francisco-based nonprofit sponsoring the conference.
Workers, executives, and human resources officers will convene this week in Minneapolis for a major conference on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality in the workplace.
Although Minnesota's job market has steadily improved since the great recession, more than 150,000 Minnesotans remain unemployed -- and it's still a buyer's market for labor. Hiring managers can afford to be picky, and employers are coming up with new hoops for job applicants to jump through.
The price spike was due in part to fewer sales of low-priced foreclosures and short sales. They made up less than a quarter of all completed sales last month. Just two years earlier, they comprised nearly half of all completed sales.
Lots of people involved in the housing market say it still has vigor but has been slowing down. Some say they noticed the market turn down before September.
A new survey co-sponsored by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce shows that employers' confidence about the economy is at its highest level since 2007. But respondents were gloomy about the state's business climate.
About 38 percent of businesses reported that the Affordable Care Act had either caused them to be more reluctant to hire or actually reduced hiring or layoffs or cuts in hours according to a Creighton University poll.
Bankruptcies have been on the decline in Minnesota since spiking during the recession. The reasons for the drop are complicated -- and they're less tied to a recovering economy than you might think.
Prices rose about 10 percent over the year ending in July. That's a slower growth rate than in previous months and lower than the overall index's 12 percent growth over the same period.
state economic officials say the surge in hiring indicates Minnesota has regained all the jobs lost in the Great Recession, and then some, surpassing national job growth.