The news has been pretty good for Best Buy since Hubert Joly took over as CEO last year. Though the company is still laying off people, its stock has been one of the best performing on the S&P 500 so far this year, and Time recently proclaimed the company "back from the dead."SEE ALSO: Best Buy ... More >>
This morning, Slate's Matthew Yglesias put the Minneapolis City Council's zoning and planning committee on blast for voting against a proposed six-floor retail and apartment building in the heart of Dinkytown yesterday.SEE ALSO: Slate says: "You should move to Minneapolis" In a short piece entitled, ... More >>
Matthew Yglesias is Slate's business and economic reporter. Earlier this year, he published The Rent Is Too Damn High, a "polemic on high rents and housing costs -- and how these costs are hollowing out communities, thwarting economic development, and rendering personal success and fulfillment incre ... 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.
This is either Tim Pawlenty or Sarah Palin. Hard to tell.Paul Krugman doesn't think much of Tim Pawlenty, and let everyone know yesterday in a piece that compared T-Paw to a certain former mayor of Wasilla, Alaska. The New York Times columnist is amazed that media coverage of Pawlenty has at leas ... More >>
Bachmann introduced a bill that ensures that the dollar will never disappear. Because it was totally going to happen any day now.
A literate bankruptcy law prof on the disappearing middle class Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren and some of her colleagues and students are blogging some great stuff at TPMCafe, a group of blogs owned by Talking Points Memo's Josh Marshall. Warren is co-author, with her daughter Amelia Warren ... More >>