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Target Reports 4Q Loss On Canada Pullout

Target Corp. reported a loss in its fourth quarter, dragged down by costs to end its money-losing foray in Canada. But the discount retailer recorded strong sales as shoppers bought more clothing and other items over the holiday period.

02/25/2015

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Financial Dieting Can Help You Plan For Retirement

When you think dieting, do you think finances? If you want to lose weight you need to change your habits. The same can be said when it comes to saving for retirement. The stricter your financial diet is now; the better off you’ll be 20 or 30 years from now.

02/24/2015

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4 Things To Know About Ways To Save On Cable

Sometimes your checkbook probably wonders if there’s really ever a “good” deal when it comes to your cable, internet or phone bill. Whether you like to bundle your cable, internet, and phone or buy them separately, getting the best deal can be a challenge.

02/23/2015

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How To Max Out Your Social Security

How does getting more money sound? Laurence Kotlikoff, Philip Moeller and Paul Solomon have three tips for getting the most out of your social security.

02/18/2015

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Dayton: ‘I Can Live With’ Cuts To Agency Budgets Over Pay

Gov. Mark Dayton says he “can live with” a GOP move to modestly trim budgets of a few state agencies in response to raises he granted department commissioners.

02/12/2015

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Minn. Resumes Accepting Turbo Tax Returns

Minnesotans will once again be able to file electronic tax returns with Turbo Tax as of 3 p.m. Saturday, according to the Minnesota Department of Revenue. The parent company of Turbo Tax, Intuit, had temporarily suspended e-filing in all states after concern of fraud arose when two Minnesota users reported that someone had already filed under their name.

02/07/2015

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Dayton Praises State Lottery Despite Lawmakers Concern

As lawmakers are trying to make changes to the state’s lottery, Gov. Mark Dayton is celebrating it. At a news conference Friday morning, the Governor said the lottery has generated $2.4 billion for public projects since its inception 25 years ago.

02/06/2015

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Minnesotans To Meet: ‘Wealth Care’ Expert Bradley Johnston

You see a personal trainer for the best results in working out, and you see a doctor to keep your health in top-top shape. The Johnston Group thinks you need to use that philosophy when it comes to your money. Bradley Johnston calls it “wealth care,” and left some big name firms to do it on his own, with a personal touch.

01/20/2015

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PODCAST PAGE: 1-13-15 Dave Lee-The WCCO Morning News

A bitterly cold Tuesday morning on the Morning News With Dave Lee….Click the Link Above to listen back to your favorite segments.

01/13/2015

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Financial Adviser Talks Tips For 2015

A common resolution this time of year is to deal better with money. Whether it’s spending less on lattes, saving simply saving, sticking to financial responsibility can be tricky. To get advice on that, WCCO Sunday Morning spoke with financial adviser Nicole Middendorf.

12/28/2014

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Franken Trounced McFadden In Senate Money Race

When it came to candidate money in Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race, it wasn’t even close.

12/15/2014

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Podcast Page: 12-9-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee-John Hines Hosting

John Hines fills in for Dave Lee….and finds out about the 50th Anniversary of Rudolph….click the link above to head to the PODCAST PAGE.

12/09/2014

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How Do We Know When To Spend Or When To Save?

Making a big-ticket buy will make anyone nervous. From a house to a car, one question is usually top of mind: can I afford it? Three families told WCCO what they hoped to buy, and a financial adviser crunched the numbers.

11/24/2014

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Good Question: Can You Borrow Too Much Money For Your Education?

A new report out by the Project for Student Debt finds 70 percent of Minnesota college students graduate with some sort of student debt. On average, they owe $30,894, which puts Minnesota as the 5th highest in the country for student debt.

11/13/2014

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Give To The Max Day Donations Will Help One Mpls. Nonprofit Give Back

It’s what many Minnesotans love to do, make charitable donations. For the sixth year in a row, ‘Give to the Max Day’ is allowing us to give in a 24-hour online frenzy.

11/13/2014

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Twin Cities Archdiocese Shaving $5M Off Budget

After a year filled with scrutiny and scandal, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says cuts are coming. The archdiocese will cut more than $5 million, or about 20 percent from its budget.

11/09/2014

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Report: Midwest Economic Index Drops Again

A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains has dropped again. A survey report issued early Monday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index fell in October to 51.8 from 54.3 in September. The figure was from 57.2 in August.

11/03/2014

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More Than 2 Dozen Charged In Check Conspiracy

Twenty-eight people have been charged in what U.S. Attorney Andy Luger called a pervasive identity theft and bank fraud scheme to steal more than $2 million by creating fake checks and cashing them at dozens of banks and check-cashing businesses.

10/28/2014

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Interview: Rep. Rick Nolan Discusses Money In Politics, ISIS & Guns

new poll suggests there could be an upset brewing in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District. A KSTP/ SurveyUSA poll found that Republican Stewart Mills is leading incumbent Rep. Rick Nolan 47 percent to 39 percent, with 11 percent undecided. The margin of error is 4.4 percent.

10/19/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 10/16/14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

An MEA Thursday on The Morning News With Dave Lee. Click the link above to listen back to highlights from Dave’s PODCAST PAGE.

10/16/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 10-15-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

HUMP DAY! Click the link above for highlights from Wednesday’s show.

10/15/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 10-9-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Steve Forbes drops by to visit with Dave Lee….listen to their chat and other highlights by clicking the link above!

10/09/2014

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Reality Check: Minnesota Millionaires In Congress

Democrats are continuing their TV ad war against Republican 8th district Congressional candidate Stewart Mills, calling him an “out of touch millionaire.” But if he’s elected, Mills would join hundreds of other millionaires in Congress, including many from Minnesota.

10/03/2014

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5 Minnesotans Make Forbes’ 400 Wealthiest List

Five Minnesotans have made the list for wealthiest people in the country. The top 400 richest Americans are reported by Forbes magazine every year. And the highest ranking from Minnesota at number 133 is Whitney MacMillan.

09/30/2014

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Scam Phone Calls Targeting U Of M Students, Asking For Money

University of Minnesota police say there has recently been a string of scam phone calls targeting students, asking them to pay legal fees or overdue taxes. According to the university, the caller will identify themselves as a police officer, or FBI agent, and tell the potential victim they have overdue legal fees.

09/25/2014

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