November 7, 2020

4 tax triggers new investors need to know about

Many Americans started investing for the first time during the pandemic, but even though their trades may have been free, the money involved might soon […]
November 7, 2020

Planning a move later in life? Find a neighborhood that bridges generations

Sometime in the early 1970s while caddying for my older brother and father we were joined by two 60-something businessmen. My brother was a college-educated […]
November 7, 2020

No purple squirrels for filling positions

Recruiters are often asked by clients to find them a “purple squirrel,” slang for a perfect candidate with several qualifications not often found together in […]
November 7, 2020

Profit jumps 82% at Buffett's firm but virus hurts business

OMAHA, Neb. — Warren Buffett’s conglomerate reported an 82% jump in its third-quarter profit as the value of its investment portfolio soared, but Berkshire Hathaway […]
November 7, 2020

Pandemic creates boom in Minnesota real estate careers

This spring Rachel Miller was doing phone sales for a Twin Cities company that sews logos on hats and T-shirts. In April, the company laid […]
November 7, 2020

Minnesota utility regulators getting pushback on economic-stimulus initiative

Minnesota utility regulators made an unusual call this spring. They asked the state’s electric and gas utilities to pitch investments that could help jump-start the […]
November 7, 2020

You are on your own financially in America, voters said once again

Those looking for a clear-cut election decision must have been disappointed last week, with more divided government both in Washington and here in Minnesota. Yet […]
November 7, 2020

Without Ginsburg, high court support for health law in doubt

WASHINGTON — Until six weeks ago, defenders of the Affordable Care Act could take comfort in some simple math. Five Supreme Court justices who had […]
November 7, 2020

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's errant assault on election integrity

WASHINGTON — The most direct attempt to undermine the integrity of the U.S. election with bad information came not from overseas sources or online liars […]
November 7, 2020

The Latest: Texas judge upholds El Paso business shutdown

AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas district judge on Friday upheld an order from El Paso County’s top elected official shutting down businesses while the region […]