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Was The Election Tied To MN’s Gas Price Hike?

The average for a gallon of gas is $3.31 — that’s about 20 cents more than just a day ago. Drivers think the hike might have something to do with the election.

11/08/2012

Good Question

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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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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Best Buy Trimming Stores And Corporate Staff, Hoping To Cut Prices

Outside Best Buy’s corporate headquarters store in Richfield, you can already see the signs of change: a banner hanging on the wall tells customers to expect something new in the months ahead.

03/29/2012

AT&T Buys T-Mobile

Good Question: Are Mergers Ever Good For Consumers?

AT&T wants to buy T-Mobile for $39 billion. Clearly, AT&T thinks the deal is good for its business. But what about consumers? Is having fewer choices ever good for consumers?

03/21/2011

Good Question: Can Brands Change Our Self-Image?

Are you a Bloomingdale’s guy? A Victoria’s Secret gal? Certain personality types are attracted to certain brands, and certain brands market specifically to certain personalities. But can the brands we choose actually change the way we see ourselves?

11/30/2010

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