A highly regarded local shopping survey says we we will be spending more this holiday season than we have in the past 12 years. The University of St. Thomas survey says the average household will be spending $837 this Christmas season.
More and more stores are announcing that they’ll be open on Thanksgiving, and some will even be opening earlier. It’s a phenomena some call the “Thanksgiving creep.” On Monday, Target announced they would open on 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving – an hour earlier than last year. Another hometown company, Best Buy, will open even earlier, at 6 p.m.
TCF Bank customers have the most to complain about, according to a new consumer study. Research from the Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says that the Wayzata-based bank was at the top of the list when it comes to the number of complaints they get.
Janet and John Bremer are dairy farmers in Hastings, and have seen a lot of changes over the years. “When my in-laws first began this farm, there was only three cows — we now milk 128 every morning and every night,” Bremer said. The couple said they understand the decline.
On Monday, Jason DeRusha paid a viewer $20 for a box of the new edition Twinkies from Hostess. This morning, he may be wishing he had a couple bucks back. Those tasty little sponge cakes are back, but smaller than you remember.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is alerting consumers to avoid consuming smoked pork and beef pepper sticks produced by Belgrade Meat Center after routine sampling discovered Listeria contamination.
Target says a key revenue figure fell 1 percent in November, hurt by weak sales in the first two weeks of the month.
About 35 million Americans have flex spending accounts, which allow them to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for healthcare costs that aren’t covered by insurance.
Best Buy’s website is up and running at full capacity following a glitch Monday that aggravated loyalty program customers getting an early shot at Black Friday deals.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is giving a shout-out to three Minnesota venues for reducing their food waste.
A Minnesota doctor took offense when a patient’s son posted critical remarks about him on some rate-your-doctor websites, including a comment by a nurse who purportedly called the physician “a real tool.”
The $1.1 billion settlement recently announced between the U.S. Department of Justice and foreign manufacturers of flat panel televisions, laptops and computer monitors just might put a little extra money in consumer’s pockets.
With all the crayons, glue sticks and notebooks – parents have an incredibly detailed school supply lists to navigate towards the end of summer. Parents are expected to drop $2.6 billion on all those folders and colored pencils.
Remember when the best way to complain to a company was with paper and pen, or maybe a typewriter? Not anymore. Now, we send emails, fill out web forms, and complain even more publicly on social networks, like Facebook and Twitter.
With gas prices jumping nearly daily, consumers are making some dramatic choices — and not driving.