• Wheat futures, which rose to a three-week high last Thursday on short-covering tied to escalating Ukraine- Russia tensions, reversed course and notched their largest two-session decline since Aug. 13.

  • Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 2:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a credit card data breach. "Protecting our customers' information is something we take extremely seriously, and we are aggressively gathering facts at this point while working to protect customers," said Paula Drake, a spokeswoman at Home Depot, declining to elaborate.

  • T.F. Green to offer flights to Europe for 1st time Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    The Rhode Island Airport Corp. announced Tuesday that Germany- based Condor Airlines will begin offering two round-trip flights per week to Frankfurt, starting in June. "This new international service will give Rhode Island travelers a direct, affordable connection to Frankfurt and Europe.

  • ADM selling chocolate business to Cargill Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 9:58 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Archer Daniels Midland Co. is selling its global chocolate business to Cargill for $440 million. The sale includes chocolate manufacturing operations in Hazleton, Pennsylvania; Milwaukee; Georgetown, Ontario, Canada; Liverpool, U.K.; Manage, Belgium and Mannheim, Germany.

  • A timeline of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 2:31 AM ET

    September 2007: Revel Entertainment and partner Morgan Stanley file plans for a new casino and 3,800 hotel rooms. July 31, 2008: A plane crash in Minnesota kills three executives of Revel Entertainment and its builder, Tishman Construction.

  • Iowa firm selling new pure vodka in the state Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 3:57 PM ET

    The Mason City Globe Gazette reports IngeniOz vodka started selling for about $24 a bottle in Iowa stores a month ago. The OZ Spirits company was started in 2012 by Johannes Van Leeuwen after he developed the process for creating vodka with zero impurities at Iowa State University.

  • Agriculture equipment sales decline in 2014 Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 10:25 AM ET

    MITCHELL, S.D.— Sitting under a tent at an annual agricultural equipment sales event, Shawn Berry noted that orders for the machinery he sells have dramatically slowed down this year— so much so that the Ohio- based company he represents could end up to 30 percent short in sales compared to last year in some states, South Dakota and Minnesota included.

  • 50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    The repeal movement drew support from tea party groups, but Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, a Republican, blocked the bills with the support of one of the state's most powerful business groups, the Business Council of Alabama.

  • Senate hopeful defends role in Irish firm's merger Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 4:12 PM ET

    ST. PAUL, Minn.— Years before Burger King sized up a Canadian headquarters in a hunt for lower taxes, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden's investment firm was involved in a merger that moved an American pharmaceutical company to Ireland and significantly dropped its tax rate.

  • 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.