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  • Senate panel approves Iran sanctions bill Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 11:18 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A bill that would levy tough new sanctions on Iran if it fails to sign an agreement to curb its nuclear program cleared a Senate committee on Thursday. Republican and Democratic members of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee voted 18-4 to pass the bill aimed at ramping up economic pressure on Iran starting in July if it doesn't ink...

  • Clearfield posts 1Q profit Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 9:39 AM ET

    PLYMOUTH, Minn. _ Clearfield Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $1.1 million. The Plymouth, Minnesota- based company said it had profit of 8 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • TCF misses Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 9:09 AM ET

    WAYZATA, Minn. _ TCF Financial Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $24 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 29 cents per share. Analysts expected $316.5 million, according to Zacks.

  • Regis reports 2Q loss Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 6:42 AM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS— Regis Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $19.1 million in its fiscal second quarter. On a per-share basis, the Minneapolis- based company said it had a loss of 35 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Xcel tops Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 6:21 AM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS _ Xcel Energy Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $196.3 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 34 cents per share. Analysts expected $2.88 billion, according to Zacks.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Feb 11 Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    FAIRFAX, United States- Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo speaks on "Advancing Macroprudential Policy Objectives" before the Office of Financial Research and Financial Stability Oversight Council 4th Annual Conference: Evaluating Macroprudential Tools: Complementarities and Conflicts "- 1745 GMT. SARASOTA, United States- Federal Reserve...

  • Rick Nolan, who represents northeastern Minnesota's Iron Range, applies to processing plants at the United Taconite, Hibbing Taconite and Minorca mines in Minnesota, and the Tilden mine in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. EPA spokeswoman Phillippa Cannon said Wednesday that an official notice would be published in the Federal Register in the next few days,...

  • Cardiovascular Systems reports 2Q loss Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:48 PM ET

    ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Cardiovascular Systems Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $5.3 million in its fiscal second quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 34 cents per share. Analysts expected $43.9 million, according to Zacks.

  • Ameriprise beats 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:33 PM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS _ Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $425 million. The Minneapolis- based company said it had net income of $2.22 per share. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.22 per share.

  • Hutchinson Tech reports 1Q loss Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 8:48 AM ET

    HUTCHINSON, Minn. _ Hutchinson Technology Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $9.9 million in its fiscal first quarter. The Hutchinson, Minnesota- based company said it had a loss of 32 cents per share. Keywords: Hutchinson Technology, Earnings Report.

  • St. Jude outlook lower on foreign exchange impact Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:36 AM ET

    ST. PAUL, Minn.— St. Jude Medical Inc. on Wednesday predicted that foreign-exchange headwinds would pressure its sales and dampen its outlook for the coming year. Jude set full-year earnings in the range of $3.95 to $4 per share, with revenue ranging from $5.45 billion to $5.55 billion. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was...

  • Arctic Cat tops 3Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:48 AM ET

    PLYMOUTH, Minn. _ Arctic Cat Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $7.5 million. Arctic Cat expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.24 to $1.32 per share, with revenue in the range of $705 million to $715 million. Arctic Cat shares have decreased 16 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • MINNEAPOLIS— An attorney for a Minnesota man whose Toyota Camry rammed into another car in 2006, killing three people, said during closing arguments in federal court Wednesday that the car had a defect that caused the accelerator to stick. The car driven by Koua Fong Lee was not defective, an attorney for Toyota Motor Corp. countered, suggesting that Lee mistook...

  • LIHUE, Hawaii— The owner of one of two small planes that crashed-landed in the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii over the weekend is crediting a novice pilot with staying calm and ensuring the survival of all four people onboard, including a baby. The pilot of the single-engine Cessna flying from Kauai to Oahu declared an emergency Sunday evening, saying the aircraft was...

  • Mark Dayton laid out changes in his budget proposal Tuesday that would make railroad companies fork over more funds to ensure Minnesota communities can handle a dramatic influx of train traffic. But Minnesota has a long to-do list of its own, such as $240 million in underpasses to alleviate congestion at train-blocked intersections and other safety...

  • MIAMI, Jan 27- Cargill Inc, one of the world's largest privately held corporations and a top commodities trader, will likely remain private for at least another decade, the chief executive said on Tuesday as he assessed challenges facing the 150- year old company. David MacLennan, who has led Cargill for the past 13 months, also revealed that unrest in Ukraine had...

  • ST. PAUL, Minn.— 3 M's profit rose 7 percent in the fourth quarter and sales increased at all its business units, though revenue fell short of Wall Street expectations. 3 M Co. makes consumer, medical and business products, including Post-it notes, Scotch tape, industrial coatings and ceramics. 3 M expects full-year earnings between $8 and $8.30 per share.

  • G&K Services meets 2Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 7:30 AM ET

    MINNETONKA, Minn. _ G&K Services Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $17 million. G&K Services expects full-year earnings to be $3.20 to $3.30 per share, with revenue in the range of $930 million to $950 million. G&K Services shares have declined slightly more than 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Polaris Industries tops Street 4Q forecasts Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:18 AM ET

    MEDINA, Minn. _ Polaris Industries Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $135.4 million. Polaris Industries expects full-year earnings to be $7.22 to $7.42 per share. Polaris Industries shares have declined 6.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Mark Dayton released a $42 billion budget Tuesday that puts a heavy emphasis on education for the youngest Minnesota residents, leaving advocates for nursing homes, local governments and tax breaks to grab for a legislative lifeline in bids for state money. His two-year proposal is the opening move in a chess match over state spending that will play out for...