Earlier this month, we told you about a Movoto Real Estate study that ranked Minnesota among the least stressed states. So it probably shouldn't come as a surprise to learn that a new CNNMoney study puts Minneapolis among the least stressed cities.For the study, which looked at the 55 Americans metr ... More >>
How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce became the greatest (bumbling) enemy of America
Only six months ago, it seemed unlikely that Minnesota's second-division soccer team would even see a 2013 season. Yet here we are, one day away from the home opener, with a new team owner, new name, and new logo. Given all that's happened since last fall, when Minnesota -- then called the Stars - ... More >>
The Minnesota Stars are no more. The second-division soccer team announced this morning that it's rebranding the franchise as "Minnesota United FC." That's not to be confused with Minnesotans United, the lobbying group pushing for gay marriage in Minnesota right now. SEE ALSO: -Minnesota Stars c ... More >>
It looks like the rumor mill was true: Twin Cities businessman Bill McGuire will be revealed as the new owner of the Minnesota Stars this afternoon, according to the Star Tribune. SEE ALSO: MN Stars new ownership deal could be 'days away' Minnesota Stars could be finished by end of the year MN Star ... More >>
The Minnesota Stars are officially here to stay. Twin Cities businessman Bill McGuire announced that he's buying the second-division soccer team during a press conference at Brit's Pub this afternoon. Previously owned by the National American Soccer League, the Stars were in jeopardy of being disba ... More >>
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 >>
Stephen Hemsley, CEO, runs the 11th most-hated American company.United Health, the Minnetonka-based healthcare corporation, is officially among the least popular companies in the country. The healthcare denier -- oops, healthcare provider -- came in No. 11 on a list of the 19 most hated companies ... 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 >>
Peace on Earth, good will toward men? Bah humbug. This health care debate has a way of bringing out the Scrooge in a lot of angry people.
Will Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth follow PETA's request that they reward those who don't eat meat?
We checked back in with some of the top Minnesota company stocks from last week after a rough day on Wall Street.
As America watches in horror as Wall Street crumbles, Minnesota companies are holding their ground. Most aren't seeing the best of times, but analysts are suggesting that buyers hold or buy some of the top stocks from Minnesota-based companies.
The University of Michigan released their American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) on Tuesday for the fourth quarter of 2006. So, how did our hometown corporations fare?
The great Minnesota brain freeze: 82 chances to cheat with Google and win valuable prizes!
While the health insurance industry's booty will remain considerable, particularly in the eyes of the wage-slaves who can no longer afford health insurance, all signs are that it's poised to dwindle.
After 25 years at the Pioneer Press business columnist Dave Beal is retiring. Beal's twice-weekly columns are distinguished by their accessibility and impeccable reporting.
Lawmakers wanted to reform campaign finance laws this year. So what happened?
Health insurers lagging behind the rest of the S&P
Health insurers lagging behind the rest of the S&P Five years of "expanding margins" for shareholders in appear to be coming to a halt. It seems that the industry, which miraculously has flourished even as health care costs have skyrocketed, can't come up with enough new enrollees to keep passing ou ... More >>
Fewer jobs. More debt. And more outsourcing.
The state's biggest companies are finding ways to get around corporate taxes
McCain-Feingold was supposed to stop the flow of soft money. So what's with all the attack ads?