• The delays have been perpetuated also by a surge in rail deliveries of crude oil and grain, leaving power producers such as FirstEnergy Corp scrambling for transport alternatives before winter sets in, potentially adding to costs.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 27- Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. meat processor, on Wednesday won U.S. antitrust approval for its purchase of Hillshire Brands Co.. The attorneys general of Illinois, Iowa and Missouri, all big hog-producing states, joined the settlement that the companies reached with the Justice Department's Antitrust Division.

  • Aug 27- Overheating worries at home are driving Canada's homebuilders south of the border where they buy up rural land, betting on a recovery in the U.S. suburban housing market even as many local players remain on the sidelines.

  • Donaldson tops Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:48 AM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS— Donaldson Co. on Wednesday reported earnings of $73 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 47 cents per share. Analysts expected $651.8 million, according to Zacks.

  • Medtronic spends $350M on another European deal Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:38 AM ET

    U.S. medical device maker Medtronic is building stronger ties to Europe, a couple months after announcing a $42.9 billion acquisition that involves moving its main executive offices across the Atlantic, where it can get a better tax deal.

  • Train derails on Canada border, prompts evacuation Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 5:03 PM ET

    WILLISTON, N.D.— A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train carrying unscented propane derailed near Canada's border with Minnesota and North Dakota early Tuesday, prompting the evacuation of about 40 people who live near the site, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.

  • Best Buy sales slip spooks Wall Street Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 7:32 AM ET

    RICHFIELD, Minn.— Best Buy's shares fell Tuesday after the nation's largest consumer electronics retailer reported a revenue shortfall in the second-quarter revenue, as people increasingly shop online. Best Buy said its second-quarter net income fell 45 percent from a year earlier, when it benefited from a $229 million legal settlement.

  • Medtronic buys brain stimulation company for $200M Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS— Medtronic spent about $200 million in cash to buy a privately held company that develops deep brain stimulation technologies. Sapiens, which is based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, will serve as the global research and development center for Medtronic Inc.' s neuromodulation business.

  • Regis misses 4Q earnings forecasts Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 6:41 AM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS— Regis Corp. on Tuesday reported a fiscal fourth-quarter loss of $17 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 3 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Twitch gamers lead online march to live video streaming Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO/ LOS ANGELES, Aug 25- Amazon.com Inc tracked Twitch's evolution from scrappy guerrilla startup to one of the Internet's hottest media properties. Amazon's $970 million bet- its largest ever- underscores how a loyal and fast-growing following for live-streaming video has grabbed the attention of big brands.

  • Life Time Fitness considers real estate trust Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:10 PM ET

    CHANHASSEN, Minn.— Shares of gym operator Life Time Fitness Inc. rose more than 10 percent Monday after the gym operator announced it is considering converting its real estate assets into an investment trust. Life Time operates 112 health clubs under the Life Time Fitness and Life Time Athletic brands in the U.S. and Canada.

  • Buffalo Wild Wings invests in Rusty Taco Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS— Buffalo Wild Wings has made a majority investment in Rusty Taco, seeking to help the chain grow throughout the country.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 25- It is an American rite of passage. Little Johnny finally grows up, goes off to college, and starts handling money on his own.

  • Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 5:37 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday. Earlier this month, United Parcel Service said it found infected computers in 51 stores.

  • Jackson Hole demonstrators rally against rate hike Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 2:46 PM ET

    JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming— Shadowing central bankers and economists at the annual Federal Reserve conference here, a group of about 10 demonstrators pressed Fed Chair Janet Yellen not to yield to pressure to raise interest rates.

  • Deals only a click away for back-to-school season Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 12:56 PM ET

    NEW YORK— It's mid-August, and parents are scrambling to outfit their kids with backpacks, gadgets and jeans as the clock winds down toward the first day of school. "It's a lot easier to find a deal," said Michael Londrigan, dean of academic affairs at LIM College, a fashion college in New York.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- Global equity markets edged higher on Thursday, with the S&P 500 hitting an all-time high, as U.S. and German data drove confidence on economic growth and helped extend a stock rally.

  • *Family Dollar rejects Dollar General buyout offer. NEW YORK, Aug 21- U.S. stocks inched higher on Thursday and the S&P notched a record high as a flurry of data pointed to steady improvement in the economy and investors awaited the start of a meeting of top central bankers and economists in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

  • Housing inventory: Bright spot in Minneapolis Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    Minneapolis is finally showing signs that home sellers are back in the game. Inventory in the market was up 6.1 percent in May.

  • Hormel Foods 3Q results beat Street's view Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    The maker of Spam, Dinty Moore stew and other products earned $138 million, or 51 cents per share, for the period ended July 27. Revenue for the Austin, Minnesota company rose 6 percent to $2.28 billion from $2.16 billion.