Annie Baxter Feature Archive

Twin Cities home sales dropped off in December, but the housing market still finished 2013 in generally stronger shape than the year before. (01/13/2014)
There were 6,000 more job openings listed in the state in December compared to November. (01/08/2014)
Twin Cities home prices were up about 11 percent in October compared to the same month last year. (12/31/2013)
Exports of Minnesota-made products grew tepidly in the third quarter compared to the same period last year. (12/31/2013)
Over the past 10 years, the total amount of student loan debt in America has risen from about $250 billion to more than $1 trillion today. In an economy where consumerism is the lifeblood, that's bad news. (12/23/2013)
It's not clear how many customers could see fraudulent charges on their debit or credit cards. But plenty of shoppers worry they might. Some say Target is not doing enough to assuage customers' fears over the security breach. (12/19/2013)
Minnesota unemployment rate has fallen again, to 4.6 percent in November, as officials point to continuing signs of economic improvement. (12/19/2013)
Rising home prices in the third quarter helped Twin Cities homeowners build more equity in their homes. (12/17/2013)
About 8,500 Minnesotans stand to lose their extended unemployment benefits starting Jan. 1 as extended unemployment benefits put in place during the recession come to an end. (12/16/2013)
Minnesota's economy made decent strides this year, despite lots of headwinds, says the state's chief economist. (12/06/2013)
So far, Invitation Homes has amassed 700 single-family homes in the area. Across the nation, the company has spent a staggering $7.5 billion to acquire 40,000 properties in 14 housing markets, making it the largest landlord of single-family houses in several cities. (12/02/2013)
Twin Cities home prices climbed 10 percent over the year ending in September, according to the widely followed S&P/Case-Shiller index. (11/26/2013)
After some high level staffers were let go in the past month, critics are charging that the management style of Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota is alienating researchers and lacks vision. (11/21/2013)
About 3,000 Minnesota homes were foreclosed on from July through September, a third fewer than during the same period last year, according to HousingLink, a non-profit housing information and referral organization. (11/20/2013)
Employers in Minnesota will pay less into the state's unemployment insurance trust fund next year. (11/19/2013)