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  • Oct 30- Mosaic Co on Thursday forecast record-high global phosphate and potash shipments in 2015 despite concerns that weak crop prices would reduce farmers' fertilizer purchases. Corn and wheat prices plunged this autumn to multiyear lows amid a huge but delayed U.S. harvest. Dan Basse, president of research company AgResource said on Wednesday in Winnipeg...

  • Mosaic misses Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 9:18 AM ET

    PLYMOUTH, Minn. _ Mosaic Co. on Thursday reported net income of $201.9 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 59 cents per share. Analysts expected $2.31 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Xcel misses Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS _ Xcel Energy Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $368.6 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 76 cents per share. Analysts expected $3.11 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Democratic areas win more transportation grants Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 3:15 AM ET

    Just 33 percent of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grants were awarded to GOP- held districts. Republicans claim GOP- represented areas have been shortchanged every year since the TIGER grants were established in 2009 as a small part of President Barack Obama's $840 billion stimulus package to help bring the U.S. economy out of a...

  • As Fed ends bond buys, Yellen to expand influence Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— When the Federal Reserve announced the end of its landmark bond buying program Wednesday, it also signaled the start of something else:. But the phase-out of the bond-buying stimulus program Yellen inherited from her predecessor, Ben Bernanke, truly marks her inauguration. "Janet Yellen's ability to place her mark on the nation's monetary policy is...

  • Oct 29- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued Honeywell International Inc to stop the company from imposing penalties on employees who refuse to undergo testing under its corporate wellness program. Honeywell employees could be penalized up to $4,000 each, through surcharges and lost contributions to health plans, if they or their...

  • Qumu posts 3Q profit Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:31 PM ET

    EDINA, Minn. _ Qumu Corp. on Wednesday reported profit of $8.7 million, or 99 cents per share, in its third quarter. Qumu shares have climbed nearly 5 percent since the beginning of the year. QUMU stock research report from Zacks.

  • Cardiovascular Systems beats Street 1Q forecasts Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 5:54 PM ET

    ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Cardiovascular Systems Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $8.2 million in its fiscal first quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 32 cents per share. Analysts expected $40.2 million, according to Zacks.

  • Digital River beats 3Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 5:36 PM ET

    MINNETONKA, Minn. _ Digital River Inc. on Wednesday reported profit of $4.2 million in its third quarter. For the current quarter ending in December, Digital River expects its per-share earnings to range from 31 cents to 35 cents. Digital River expects full-year earnings in the range of 49 cents to 54 cents per share, with revenue ranging from $375 million to $378...

  • US agency sues Honeywell over wellness testing Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 5:18 PM ET

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued Honeywell to stop it from imposing penalties on employees who refuse certain wellness tests.

  • Ford recalls 205,000 SUVs for fuel tank leaks Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    DEARBORN, Mich.— Ford is recalling about 205,000 SUVs in cold-weather states and parts of Canada to fix gas tanks that can rust, leak and cause a fire. The recall affects Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles from the 2007 and 2008 model years. The SUVs are being recalled in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan,...

  • OneBeacon posts 3Q loss Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 10:07 AM ET

    MINNETONKA, Minn. _ OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd. on Wednesday reported a loss of $1.1 million in its third quarter. The Minnetonka, Minnesota- based company said it had a loss of 1 cent per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • EEOC sues Honeywell over medical testing policy Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    The EEOC claims Honeywell's new health screening policy violates the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, the Star Tribune reported. The Honeywell employee testing was slated to begin last week at a handful of sites throughout the U.S. The screening program is designed to encourage employees to live...

  • Fed ends bond buying and cites brighter job market Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve cited an improving economy Wednesday as it ended its landmark bond-buying program and pointed to gains in the job market— a key condition for an eventual interest rate hike. The Fed did reiterate its plan to maintain its benchmark short-term rate near zero "for a considerable time." Most economists predict it won't raise that rate,...

  • Ameriprise beats 3Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 5:51 PM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS _ Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $420 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.95 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • C.H. Robinson tops 3Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. _ C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. on Tuesday reported profit of $125 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 80 cents per share. Analysts expected $3.48 billion, according to Zacks.

  • 43 groups to intervene in SD Keystone re-approval Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 4:10 PM ET

    The state Public Utilities Commission approved all of the groups that requested "party status"— including 15 from Nebraska— despite some objections from TransCanada Corp. Thirty-five of the applications expressed reservations over the project, and one landowner said he was "bullied" by the operator of the proposed pipeline during negotiations to cross his...

  • Minnesota farmers make rapid harvest progress Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 10:44 AM ET

    ST. PAUL, Minn.— The roar of combines filled the air across much of Minnesota as farmers made rapid progress on the corn harvest. Thanks to favorable weather last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday the state's corn harvest is 41 percent complete, compared with 16 percent a week earlier and is running only 10 days behind average.

  • Tile Shop misses Street 3Q forecasts Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 9:39 AM ET

    PLYMOUTH, Minn. _ Tile Shop Holdings Inc. on Tuesday reported net income of $1.5 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 6 cents per share. Tile Shop expects full-year earnings to be 23 cents to 25 cents per share, with revenue in the range of $257 million to $261 million.

  • Ecolab meets 3Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    ST PAUL, Minn. _ Ecolab Inc. on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $364.9 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of $1.21 per share. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had forecast adjusted earnings per share of $1.21.