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  • BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich.— A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made Michigan billionaire whose philanthropy and business success— including weaving the enclosed shopping mall into American culture— was clouded by a criminal conviction late in his career, has died. Taubman, who donated hundreds of millions of dollars to universities, hospitals and museums, died Friday...

  • Correction: Bird Flu story Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:24 PM ET

    ST. PAUL, Minn.— In a story April 16 about bird flu, The Associated Press reported erroneously that recent outbreaks had led to the death of more than 2.5 million turkeys and chickens. USDA veterinarian: Bird flu outbreak could be' devastating'. Top USDA veterinarian: Bird flu outbreak may last for years and be' devastating' to poultry.

  • No. 1 egg-producing state aims to keep bird flu out Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 5:22 PM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa— The discovery of bird flu on an Iowa turkey farm has raised serious concerns that the poultry-killing virus could find its way into chicken barns in the nation's top egg-producing state and rapidly decimate flocks that provide the U.S. with its breakfast staple. Iowa is home to roughly 50 million hens that lay nearly one in every five eggs...

  • "Confidence is back," said Laura Oberst, an executive vice president at Wells Fargo& Co who oversees commercial banking for the central U.S. region. A Wells Fargo spokeswoman could not immediately provide a bank-wide utilization rate for commercial and industrial borrowers, but said it has gone up a few percentage points over the past year. The increased usage...

  • Clifford spoke on a visit to Minnesota, the state hit hardest by outbreaks that have cost Midwest producers over 2 million turkeys and chickens since early March. He said the fact that the highly pathogenic H5N2 virus has already appeared as far east as southern Ontario means there's an uncomfortable risk of it spreading to the East Coast where much of the U.S....

  • *Netflix and Philip Morris rally after results. April 16- U.S. stocks were mixed on Thursday afternoon as soaring Wall Street debuts by online retailer Etsy and trading firm Virtu offset lingering worries about upcoming corporate earnings reports. "Between Etsy, Virtu and Netflix, that's helping prop the market up, keeping people excited," said Mike Binger, a...

  • *Soybeans firm on better-than-expected U.S. export sales. *Corn flat in choppy, range-bound trade. Corn and soybeans firmed in choppy trade.

  • "I'm seeing a lot more competition" from rival employers, says Dan Black, EY's Americas recruiting leader. That's good news for college seniors and graduate students preparing to accept diplomas this spring, and a sign that new graduates will fare better than they did in 2014. The Labor Department reported on Thursday that the unemployment rate for Americans in...

  • UnitedHealth hikes forecast, shares edge to new heights Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 7:15 AM ET

    UnitedHealth hiked its 2015 forecast after soaring past Wall Street's first-quarter expectations with a performance fueled partially by growth outside health insurance. Operating earnings from that segment climbed 14 percent to $742 million, even though it also booked $42 million in costs tied to the acquisition of another pharmacy benefits manager,...

  • UnitedHealth tops Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 6:09 AM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS— MINNEAPOLIS— UnitedHealth Group Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $1.41 billion. UnitedHealth expects full-year earnings to be $6.15 to $6.30 per share, with revenue expected to be $143 billion. UnitedHealth shares have risen 16 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased slightly...

  • NEW YORK— Target and MasterCard say they've agreed to settle lawsuits over the discounter's pre-Christmas 2013 massive data breach. "We are hopeful that Target's agreement to pay up to $19 million to settle the claims of MasterCard and its issuers will result in a high level of issuer acceptance," said Scott Kennedy, president, financial and retail services at...

  • Bird flu outbreak could head eastward with fall migration Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    Now they're preparing for the worst, said Donna Carver, extension veterinarian at North Carolina State University. The highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza strain has turned up since December in commercial poultry farms, backyard flocks wild birds in the Pacific and Central flyways, but it's done the most damage in the heavily traveled Mississippi Flyway,...

  • A look at states with the most deaths from submerged dams Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 11:31 AM ET

    Since the 1950 s, at least 441 people have died at 235 submerged dams in 38 states. Maryland, Ohio, Texas: 14 each. Source: Brigham Young University database.

  • Low-lying dams drown hundreds of unsuspecting victims Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 11:11 AM ET

    "The builders of these dams have created a very elegant trap for human beings," said Nate Hoogeveen, who heads river programs for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. More than one-third of the deaths have occurred in Iowa, Minnesota and Pennsylvania. Other top states for low-head dam deaths include Illinois, California, Maryland, Ohio, Texas and Virginia.

  • ST. PAUL, Minn.— Majority Democrats in the Minnesota Senate aren't lining up with Gov. The Senate education budget proposal for schools released Wednesday includes $70 million in extra school readiness funding. Dayton criticized the House and Senate plans as "unacceptably low" in the amount of the state's projected $1.9 billion surplus devoted to schools.

  • U.S. Bancorp meets 1Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS _ U.S. Bancorp on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $1.43 billion. The average estimate of 13 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 76 cents per share. U.S. Bancorp shares have fallen 3 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen roughly 2 percent.

  • Winmark posts 1Q profit Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 7:09 AM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS _ Winmark Corp. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $6.1 million. On a per-share basis, the Minneapolis- based company said it had profit of $1.17. Winmark shares have fallen 2.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CHICAGO, April 14- The number of U.S. poultry flocks infected with a deadly strain of bird flu rose on Tuesday as Iowa identified its first case and Minnesota confirmed eight more cases, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Twenty-two commercial turkey flocks in Minnesota, the leading U.S. turkey-producing state, have been infected with the H5N2 flu in...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— A bird-flu strain that has already led to the deaths of nearly 2 million turkeys nationwide spread to an Iowa turkey farm, authorities said on Tuesday, bringing to six the number of states hit with the outbreak that was also confirmed at eight more farms in Minnesota. The Iowa farm is in Buena Vista County housing some 27,000 turkeys, said Iowa...

  • NEW YORK, April 14- Wells Fargo& Co takes seriously allegations that some of its bankers push products customers don't need due to pressure to meet aggressive sales quotas, Chief Financial Officer John Shrewsberry said on Tuesday. Wells Fargo is known in the banking industry for being particularly good at selling its customers multiple products, a strategy...