Tax relief to be a 'top-tier priority'

House Taxes Committee Chairman Rep.


The clock ticks: History, unemployment, and presidential elections

Less than one year to the 2012 elections. Barely 50 days to the Iowa caucuses. Less than 60 days to the New Hampshire primary. The official presidential race is upon us. But as the clocks ticks, time is running out for Obama and history is against him.


Euro contrast

This morning the Euro crisis moved on from the still unresolved Greek issue to Italy. There is nothing new here except that Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi said he would resign after an austerity package was passed and move the nation ahead into new elections.  How did that happen?


Occupy occupies house

A group of Occupy Minnesota protesters took up new positions at a Minneapolis home last night.


Protesters rally against Wells Fargo

Deputy Organizing & Training Director of TakeAction Minnesota Elizabeth Lienesch leads a protest outside of McNamara Alumni Center Tuesday on East Bank. The protest was meant to pressure Wells Fargo CEO Jon Stumpf into changing educational loaning policies. (Photo by Anthony Kwan)

Roughly 50 Minneapolis protesters rallied outside the University of Minnesota’s McNamara Alumni Center on Tuesday to pressure Wells Fargo CEO Jon Stumpf  as he spoke at a


How will MF Global brokerage collapse affect Minnesota's farmers and cooperatives?

A reader suggested that Bluestem look into what the impact of the meltdown of MF Global might be on Minnesota's rural economy. I haven't come up with a definitive answer to this question, but perhaps the business press will look into it.


Graph of the day: The 1% get richer

Today we get to look at something I'm sure many of you have been chomping at the bit to examine: the infamous 1%.

Without further ado, here's the graph.


FREE SPEECH ZONE | BBB Advice on the Layaway Process

The current economy has left many shoppers on a budget and searching for more affordable methods of paying for big-ticket items and holiday gifts.

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