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‘U’ Issues Crime Alert After Attempted Robbery

Officials at the University of Minnesota issued a crime alert Monday after a student was robbed at gun point on Sunday. According to University Police, the student says a man pulled out a gun and demanded their laptop computer at the Carlson School of Management, which is on the West Bank Campus. The student yelled for help and started chasing the robber, who ended up dropping the laptop during the chase.

12/16/2013

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Good Question: Why Are People Required To Pay For Unwanted Health Coverage?

“One of the principles of the Affordable Care Act is that everybody has good insurance,” said Dan McLaughlin, director of the Center for Health and Medical Affairs at the University of St. Thomas. “When you start pulling apart the insurance, all of the sudden you have inadequate insurance.”

11/19/2013

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The Pros & Cons Of Cell Phone Insurance

One way cell phones have definitely changed our lives is the way we walk. We have phones out and eyes down, which can cause all kinds of problems says Minneapolis Police Inspector Bryan D. Schafer. “When you have that phone out in the open, you become a target,” Schafer said.

06/24/2013

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Good Question: Why Do Gas Prices Go Up Faster Than They Go Down?

Most of us don’t have a hard time finding the words to describe our feelings about the record-high gasoline prices facing Minnesota drivers. “Ridiculous” and “crazy” came from some gassing up in Uptown Minneapolis on Wednesday.

05/22/2013

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Caribou To Close 80 Stores, Change 88 More To Peet’s

Caribou Coffee is apparently putting up the white flag in its competition with coffee giant, Starbucks. The company has announced that 160 Caribou stores across the country are either closing down or changing names.

04/08/2013

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Good Question: Is Telecommuting A Failure?

So with high-profile steps away from allowing workers to be at home, is telecommuting a failure?

02/26/2013

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Good Question: Is The 401(k) Program A Success Or Failure?

The number one way of saving for retirement in America is the 401(k). But one in four Americans has dipped into that savings account early to pay bills.

01/23/2013

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Good Question: Is It Better To Give Or To Receive?

Many of us will have Christmas gifts on their minds tonight or tomorrow morning. So we thought about an age-old question that deserves a few answers this time of year.

12/24/2012

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Good Question: Thanksgiving Now – Will Stores Open Christmas Day Next?

Three years ago, virtually no stores were open on Thanksgiving Day. This year, Walmart, Sears, Kmart, and Toys ‘R’ Us will open at 8 p.m. Target will open an hour later at 9 p.m.

11/19/2012

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Good Question: Does Shopping Early For The Holidays Save You Money?

There’s a mix of displays in a Minneapolis store front that’ll likely make you double-take: a skeleton and a Christmas tree.

10/08/2012

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Good Question: Do Strikes Pay Off?

We know clearly who the biggest loser is in the Chicago teachers strike: the kids who should be in the classroom. With the NHL lockout: it’s the fans losing the game they love to watch.

09/17/2012

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Area Retailers Already Hiring For The Holidays

The temperatures in the 90s Thursday may have made you look twice when seeing snow blower ads in the newspaper. But if you thought that was odd, then listen to this: Holiday hiring has already started for some major local retailers.

08/30/2012

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Study: Families Will Spend $688 On Back-To-School Shopping This Year

Back-to-school shopping is the next largest shopping event for consumers behind Christmas.

07/19/2012

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Proposal Would Hike U Of M Tuition 3.5 to 4 Percent

Tuition at the University of Minnesota would rise 3.5 percent, or $410, for in-state residents under the first budget proposed by new President Eric Kaler.

05/05/2012

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Good Question: Which Cars Are The Most American?

The buzz about the Clint Eastwood Super Bowl ad for Chyrsler has put the issue of buying an American car back in the forefront. But in an age when some American cars are assembled overseas, and some Japanese cars are assembled in the U.S., which cars are the most “American?”

02/06/2012

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