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  • The share of people in each state who reported taking out a payday loan in the past five years, which ranged from 1 percent to 13 percent, according to a 2012 survey by Pew Charitable Trusts. Because the Pew survey was only conducted in the continental U.S., the figures do not include Alaska or Hawaii. In cases where states had too few survey respondents, the percentage...

  • WASHINGTON— It flew through the Republican-run House in 2012, and a year later 79 of the Democratic-led Senate's 100 members embraced it. With Republicans now controlling both chambers of Congress, the chances for repealing the 2.3 percent tax on medical devices are better than ever. Created under Obama's expansion of health care coverage, the tax will raise...

  • MINNEAPOLIS— The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has assets totaling more than $45 million— including about $11 million in real estate— according to a schedule of assets and liabilities filed Friday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Archdiocese leaders have said bankruptcy is the best way to fairly compensate victims of clergy sexual abuse...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Feb 12 Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    SARASOTA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Executive Vice President David Altig and Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Senior Vice President Mine Yucel participate in "The Economic Outlook, Monetary Policy and Energy: Thoughts from Federal Reserve Research Directors" event hosted by the New College of Florida and the Global Interdependence...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 30- Food distributor Sysco Corp and its biggest rival, US Foods Inc, have offered to sell a smaller competitor 11 facilities in order to convince skeptical antitrust regulators to approve their $3.5 billion merger, a source briefed on the matter told Reuters. The deal, proposed in December 2013, is seen as problematic because Sysco and US Foods are...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 30- Ride service Uber, which is trying to enhance its image after several controversies, on Friday released the findings of a report on its handling of passenger data and said it would act on all the report's recommendations for improvements. Management at the San Francisco- based company, which announced the report's findings in a blog post,...

  • MINNEAPOLIS— A jury of six men and six women has gone home for the weekend in a case alleging a 1996 Toyota Camry had a design defect that caused a fatal crash. They're due to resume deliberations at the federal courthouse in Minneapolis on Monday morning. If they find there was a defect, they must decide if it directly caused injuries to those hurt or killed when Koua...

  • SurModics beats 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. _ SurModics Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $3.6 million. SurModics expects full-year earnings to be 85 cents to 95 cents per share, with revenue in the range of $57 million to $60 million. SurModics shares have risen roughly 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • LAS VEGAS— Officials say a Delta Air Lines flight from Minneapolis made an emergency landing in Las Vegas on Thursday with the co-pilot at the controls after the pilot was locked out of the cockpit. McCarran International Airport spokeswoman Christine Crews says none of the 168 people aboard Delta flight 1651 was injured, and the MD-90 aircraft wasn't damaged.

  • MINNEAPOLIS— Jury deliberations will resume Friday in a case alleging a 1996 Toyota Camry had a design defect that caused a fatal crash. Jurors left the federal court in Minneapolis without a verdict Thursday and will return Friday to keep deliberating. If they find there was a defect, they must decide if it directly caused injuries to those hurt or killed when...

  • 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.