The annual rate of decline in Twin Cities home prices slowed somewhat in November, bucking a national trend.
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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.
Shares of TCF Financial, parent company of TCF Bank, are down six percent in morning trading after the company announced a 49 percent drop in fourth quarter earnings.
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.
Target says it will buy back up to another $5 billion of its shares under a new stock repurchase program.
Cargill today reported earnings plunged even as revenue jumped in the three months ending Nov. 30th.
By STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — The rolling hills and scenic bluffs of western Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota hide a valuable resource that has sparked what’s been called a modern-day gold rush. The object of desire is not gold but a soft sandstone needed by drilling companies to unlock underground natural Read more →
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer Job seekers visit a November career fair in Bloomington. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) WASHINGTON (AP) – A burst of hiring in December pushed the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at the end of 2011. The Labor Department said Friday Read more →
WASHINGTON (AP) — Recent statistics are producing optimism among economists about today’s government report on December employment. Weekly reports show declining layoffs and manufacturers also have reported that they’ve been hiring more. John Ryding at RDQ Economics forecasts that employers added 180,000 jobs last month, a big jump from November’s 120,000 net jobs. For the Read more →
A new state analysis shows modest but steady demand for “green” jobs in the Minnesota’s economy.