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Is The Wrong Job Better Than No Job At All?

Is The Wrong Job Better Than No Job At All?

How to make the best of a less than perfect job situation.

Uncle Sam Will Pay $3,000 To Give You The Flu

Healthy and under 50? Here's a way to make some quick money.
Is a Joint Bank Account the Secret to a Happy Marriage?

Is a Joint Bank Account the Secret to a Happy Marriage?

How sharing finances brought one couple closer together.
How to Make Sure You Can Always Find a Job

How to Make Sure You Can Always Find a Job

Follow these steps for lifetime job security.
Festival’s Name Called Vulgar and Hundreds Laid Off from Top Minnesota Company: Business Roundup

Festival’s Name Called Vulgar and Hundreds Laid Off from Top Minnesota Company: Business Roundup

The top business stories from our Patch sites in the Twin Cities this week include more stores coming to a mall and the sale of an LA Fitness building.
Password 'ABC123'? Yeah, Change That

Password 'ABC123'? Yeah, Change That

Tips for generating impenetrable Internet passwords.
Target Lays Off 475

Target Lays Off 475

The company is also leaving 700 open positions unfilled.
One of Three Women Live At or Near Poverty, Shriver Report Finds

One of Three Women Live At or Near Poverty, Shriver Report Finds

Two-thirds of women consider themselves the family breadwinner.
Best Companies to Work for in 2014

Best Companies to Work for in 2014

Google grabs the top slot yet again on Fortune list.
How Bad Moves on Social Media Could Damage Your Credit Score

How Bad Moves on Social Media Could Damage Your Credit Score

Here's why you should think before you tweet. (Or Facebook. Or Instagram.)
W-2 Forms: Understanding Your Most Important Tax Document

W-2 Forms: Understanding Your Most Important Tax Document

This holds the key to a bigger tax refund.
Two Businesses Leaving Mall and Donut Company Possibly Moving Into Twin Cities: Business Roundup

Two Businesses Leaving Mall and Donut Company Possibly Moving Into Twin Cities: Business Roundup

The top business stories from our Patch sites in the Twin Cities include a new prototype for a bagel business and Chuck E. Cheese’s changes hands.
Equity Firm Buys Chuck E. Cheese's for $1.3B

Equity Firm Buys Chuck E. Cheese's for $1.3B

Chuck E. Cheese's has 7 locations in Minnesota.
2 New Google Default Settings to Watch Out For

2 New Google Default Settings to Watch Out For

A look at two of Google’s new — and controversial — service changes that recently went into effect.
If You Have a Lane Cedar Chest Here's How to Get a Replacement Lock

If You Have a Lane Cedar Chest Here's How to Get a Replacement Lock

Children can become trapped in the chests when the lid closes automatically locking with no way of opening from the inside.
‘The End of the Internet as We Know It’: Residents Slam Net Neutrality Ruling

‘The End of the Internet as We Know It’: Residents Slam Net Neutrality Ruling

There weren’t many Twin Cities residents happy with a federal appeals court ruling that could allow broadband companies to favor some websites over others.
Where Might Dunkin' Donuts Dip into Minnesota Market?

Where Might Dunkin' Donuts Dip into Minnesota Market?

A wave of 50 store openings could start within a year, according to news reports.
‘Nest, NOOOOOOO!’: Google’s Purchase of Nest Makes Thermostats Interesting

‘Nest, NOOOOOOO!’: Google’s Purchase of Nest Makes Thermostats Interesting

Love it or hate it, the Internet giant’s newest acquisition has people talking about thermostats like they never have before.
Is the U.S. Really on the Verge of a Doctor Shortage?

Is the U.S. Really on the Verge of a Doctor Shortage?

A breakdown of factors contributing to the looming doctor shortage in the United States.
Company Announces 200 Layoffs, While Another Is Ready To Hire: Business Roundup

Company Announces 200 Layoffs, While Another Is Ready To Hire: Business Roundup

The top business stories from our Patch sites in the Twin Cities include a new Buffalo Wild Wings, bakery and tea emporium.