Minnesota VikingsIn another step toward a dystopian future, Ramsey County wants to sell parking lot naming rights.First we had the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. Then, in order to capitalize on revenue from naming rights, we had Mall of America Field at the Metrodome.Soon, if Ramsey County officia ... More >>
A Minnesota company with a worldwide profile had a great 2011, and it isn't Target, Best Buy, Ameriprise or any of the usual suspects. Winona-based Fastenal was one of this year's ten "hot stocks" according to a Slate analysis.
The Human Rights Campaign assessed companies' GLBT-friendlinessThe Human Rights Campaign Foundation has released a study measuring hundreds of companies' friendliness to gay employees. If their survey is any indication, Minnesota companies tend to do well by their GLBT employees. Thirteen Mi ... More >>
This week, Minneapolis will be witness to a confluence of local protest entities, starting today at 11 a.m., when organizers from TakeAction Minnesota will converge at the Government Plaza and try to woo Occupy MN participants into following them in a march to the Wells Fargo Center. It probabl ... More >>
Steinhafel has enough money to breed giant Target-brand dogs.Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel makes a lot of money -- too much, says the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. Steinhafel's $24 million annual salary is the highest CEO salary in the state, according to new data released by the Business ... More >>
mmtzjr69outBankroll the haters and the hated will think twice about taking your money.The National Conference on LGBT Equality is in town this week at the Minneapolis Hilton, running a series of lectures and workshops for equality activists. All the big local corporations have hopped on boar ... More >>
Good news: We now have the seventh-most publicly-traded companies -- 21 -- in the Fortune 500 list. Here's the rankings according to revenue, first within Minnesota, then nationally: 1 (MN) 21 (US) -- UnitedHealth Group 2 (MN) 30 (US) -- Target 3 (MN) 45 (US) -- Best Buy 4 (MN) 47 (US) -- S ... More >>
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Minneapolis police officers arrested 17 people for trespassing yesterday afternoon at a labor rally in downtown Minneapolis. The protest was held to support security guards locked in a contract dispute with five companies that are hired to safeguard office buildings.
The first-annual Ameriprise Financial Ivey awards went down Monday night, and the State Theatre's main floor was nearly full of members from all levels of the Twin Cities theater community. It's fair to say that there was some ambivalence
Moody's downgrades American Express Financial spinoff Forget the numbers. I have no concrete explanation for why Moody's Investors Service today downgraded the debt rating for Minneapolis-based American Express Financial Corp. I have no pretense that anyone cares. But I feel compelled to point out ... More >>
Bosses are using digital technology to monitor workers as never before. And as never before, workers are striking back.
More women are having babies in the autumn of their childbearing years
As workers with AIDS remain on the job or return, employers scramble to react.