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Autumn colors in Minnesota are everywhere and to be expected in mid-October. Autumn temperatures in the 60s and 70s are not, but I’ll take them. Beautiful colors and weather are a welcome mix. What about […]
It’s great to be back in Minnesota after a week visiting the Vienna University School of Business & Economics (VU) in Austria. VU invited me to give a research seminar for faculty and graduate students […]
Filling in today for Paul Vaaler, is AARON SOJOURNER, a labor economist and associate professor at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management Department of Work & Organizations. Interpreting the Jobs Report The monthly […]
This week, business news can be summarized in a series of numbers: 11, 15, 19, 78, 140, and 280. Here’s what those numbers mean… 11 and 15. Those are the minimum hourly dollar wage rates […]
The last week of Summer, at least according to the calendar. That said, some companies in and around the Twin Cities are getting a jump on Fall and the flurry of business activity this season […]
Congratulate yourself, Minnesota. 1.997 (not 2) million people attended the 2017 Minnesota State Fair, a record beating last year’s record. Here’s where you can learn more about the how and why that record got set: […]
It’s D minus 1 in Minnesota. Yes, we are only one day from when the the Minnesota State Fairgrounds emerge from the mists like Brigadoon and come to life: police officers and sheriff’s deputies from […]
It’s mid-week in mid-August, usually a pretty quiet time for firms and markets in Minnesota. That should mean that CEOs at Minnesota companies can let work slow down a bit, maybe even slip away from […]
Happy Birthday, Hugedale! The Mall of America (MoA) is 25 years old this week –on Friday to be exact. Some of us remember back to 1986 when the Ghermezian brothers from Edmonton, Canada, flew into […]
Welcome to August and all that month brings us: a hot beginning (and hint of Fall at the end); the beginning of the Vikings’ season (and the beginning of the end for the Twins); time […]
Business has been brisk this week, locally and outside our state. Let’s start with three Minnesota-based companies and their second-quarter (April-June 2017) earnings reports. There are lessons to be learned from each company’s experience. First, […]
It’s mid-July and that means summer festival time throughout our great state. I’m thinking about two festivals this weekend. Here in the Twin Cities today is the start of the Minneapolis Aquatennial. Here is where […]
Wednesday greetings to ‘CCO Radio listeners. It’s mid-July, Major League Baseball’s All-Star Week is upon us, the Minneapolis Aquatennial is later this month, and towns across Minnesota are prepping for their own summertime festivals. Here’s […]
What a wonderful Fourth of July holiday in the Twin Cities: great weather (no rain); great fireworks display in downtown Minneapolis; and the Twins beat the Angels 5-4 at Target Field. Whether you were also […]
Mid-week greetings to Business by Carlson readers and listeners. Yesterday (Tuesday, June 27, 2017) saw a great one-hour discussion off business issues related to current US (and Minnesota) trade policies. Dave Lee and I got […]
Welcome to summer in Minnesota. Mid-June has seen spectacular weather –sunny but not too hot and humid. It’s days like recently that make the colder ones in January (and February and March!) bearable. Enjoy it […]
It’s great to be back in Minnesota after a visit to the UK and Oxford University. It was a great time to visit: sunny days gave the ancient spires of Oxford a special gleam; unexpected […]
Greetings to everyone in ‘CCO Land from England. Today, I’m at Oxford University where I am working on some research projects and giving a talk later this week at Oxford’s Said Business School. Here is […]
1) Locally, Friday, June 2 will see the Buffalo Wild Wings shareholders meeting in Wayzata. Here is where you can learn more about the meeting: http://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/30/buffalo-wild-wings-marcato-proxy-battle-is-a-lose-lose-situation.html. It will be worth attending. The last several months […]
This week’s business issues lead to all sorts of interesting destinations: courts and Congress as well as to company board rooms. How’s that possible? Here’s how: 1) In company board rooms, we’ve seen at least […]
Happy Syttende Mai to everyone in ‘CCO land. May 17 is Norway’s National (Constitution) Day. It’s a day off from work and time to celebrate for 5.2 million Norwegians. Millions more around the world claiming […]
I know we call my weekly chat with WCCO Radio’s Dave Lee “Business by Carlson” but this week I think Dave and I should rename it as Politics and Business by Carlson. This week has seen some fascinating political trends with important near-term business implications.
Spring semester classes are winding down and both the Carlson School and Law School are gearing up for final exams and then graduation in two weeks. I’ve already written up my final exams and I […]
Several minutes after a passenger recorded a video watched around the world that showed security officers dragging another passenger off an overbooked United Express flight at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, a smaller snippet of video showed an even more troubling scene.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has refused to grant permission for the Dakota Access oil pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota.