You can actually calculate how skeptical investors are, and that’s where the depth of doubt about Dick Schulze’s plans becomes truly apparent.
Minnesota’s export performance apparently has been dragged down by a fall off in medical technology shipments to Ireland.
The 2012 Fortune 500 list came out today, and while Minnesota’s tally was down one compared to last year, the list still highlights one of Minnesota’s arguably under-appreciated strengths: growing big companies.
This fall Best Buy will close stores in Edina, Brooklyn Center, Hutchinson, Lakeville and Rogers.
There are three signs of a strengthening economy in Minnesota and nationally out today.
The retailer says it choose not to be as aggressive as some rivals, such as Walmart, were with price cuts.
Consumers are resisting the attempts of General Mills and other food companies to pass long rising commodity costs. And that’s hurting sales and profits.
Target is seeking an environmental review of potential plans for 1.7 million square feet of office space at its North Campus in Brooklyn Park. That’s about 200,000 square feet more than Target’s prior plan.
Minnesota’s exports posted a third-quarter record in 2011. They grew to $5.1 billion in the three-month period ending in September. That was an increase of 4 percent from the same period in 2010.