Annie Baxter Feature Archive

A survey of factory supply managers shows continued, though slightly more muted, optimism about the economy in the coming months. (08/01/2013)
Labor demand as measured on online job boards in Minnesota was essentially flat in July. (07/31/2013)
Minnesota's growing economy and better budget numbers got a vote of confidence Tuesday from one of the nation's major bond rating agencies. (07/30/2013)
A new state law that takes effect Thursday extends the ability of workers at some companies to take sick days to care for family members. (07/30/2013)
Builders this month pulled 533 permits for new projects -- 32 percent more than last July -- while permits for single-family homes reached their highest level in six years. (07/25/2013)
Minnesota employers added 400 jobs in June. The state unemployment rate fell 0.1 percent from the previous month. (07/18/2013)
Every month, someone telephones or knocks on the door of 76,000 households around the nation - including 1,700 in Minnesota to gather information for the The Current Population Survey. It's used to glean information about the job situation of working-age Americans. (07/18/2013)
Protesters thronged the plaza of the Hennepin County Government Center Monday in downtown Minneapolis, chanting the name of slain teenager, Trayvon Martin, and carrying signs with slogans such as "Black Lives Matter" and "End Racism Now." (07/16/2013)
Twin Cities home prices climbed about 18 percent in June compared to the same month last year. (07/11/2013)
Minnesota saw declines in exports to Japan and China, among the state's largest markets. (07/10/2013)
The new numbers provide further evidence of improvements in the Twin Cities housing market. Metro home prices in April were up 15 percent from the same month last year. (06/25/2013)
A growing number of employers are offering paid volunteer time as an employee benefit. A study to be released today says that 20 percent of the companies surveyed offer paid volunteering time, a share that has increased over the past few years. (06/19/2013)
A lion of Minnesota's business community, Dwight Opperman led West Publishing to become one of the most prominent publishers of legal content in the country. (06/14/2013)
Best Buy announced Thursday that it is partnering with Microsoft to open Windows stores at hundreds of locations. (06/13/2013)
The median Twin Cities sales price is up 15 percent to about $194,000. Supplies are so tight, some real estate agents are waging a campaign to get more homes listed. (06/12/2013)