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  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Feb 10 Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 7:00 PM ET

    DAVOS, Switzerland- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney to take part in panel discussion on "The Global Economic Outlook"- 1500 GMT. **DUSSELDORF, Germany- Deutsche Bundesbank board member Joachim Nagel speaks at the annual conference of the German-Chinese Economy, organized by Handelsblatt and HSBC- 1400 GMT. LUXEMBOURG- Central Bank of Luxembourg Governor and...

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. home rental prices continued to climb at a modest pace in December, but rapidly escalating costs in cities such as San Francisco and Denver suggest that apartment dwellers are facing more financial pressure. Prices rose 3.3 percent in December compared with 12 months earlier, real estate data firm Zillow said Friday. Rental prices have risen 52...

  • Digi International reports 1Q loss Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 4:52 PM ET

    MINNETONKA, Minn. _ Digi International Inc. on Thursday reported a fiscal first-quarter loss of $339,000, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. For the current quarter ending in March, Digi International said it expects revenue in the range of $50 million to $53 million. Digi International shares have decreased 4 percent since the...

  • Deluxe posts 4Q profit Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 8:57 AM ET

    SHOREVIEW, Minn. _ Deluxe Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $58 million. On a per-share basis, the Shoreview, Minnesota- based company said it had profit of $1.16. Deluxe expects full-year earnings in the range of $4.35 to $4.55 per share, with revenue ranging from $1.74 billion to $1.78 billion.

  • The Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase ranked 300 major cities worldwide for economic performance last year.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Feb 5 Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    EDINBURGH, Scotland- Bank of England monetary policy committee member David Miles gives a speech at University of Edinburgh on "What can monetary policy do?" LONDON- Bank of England regulator Paul Fisher speaks at the Westminster Business Forum Insurance event- 0925 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England regulator Andrew Gracie gives speech at cyber-security conference...

  • NVE posts 3Q profit Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 5:01 PM ET

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. _ NVE Corp. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $2.8 million. On a per-share basis, the Eden Prairie, Minnesota- based company said it had profit of 57 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Low oil prices a bonus for Minnesota railroad regulators Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 3:46 PM ET

    ST. PAUL, Minn.— Lower gas prices have had an added bonus in Minnesota beyond fatter wallets: Train traffic is leveling off, giving regulators space to refocus on safety issues, a state railroad official told lawmakers Wednesday. The memories of an explosive wreck that killed 47 people in Quebec and a near-miss in North Dakota a year ago still loom large in Minnesota,...

  • U.S. Bancorp tops Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS _ U.S. Bancorp on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $1.49 billion. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 77 cents per share. U.S. Bancorp shares have fallen slightly more than 8 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has decreased nearly 2...

  • UnitedHealth topped Wall Street expectations for the fourth quarter, and the nation's largest health insurer brought an optimistic vibe for the new year as it detailed final results from 2014.. UnitedHealth said Wednesday that the Affordable Care Act delivered a hit totaling $1 billion, or about $1 per share, to its 2014 earnings But the insurer saw enough...

  • WASHINGTON— The Obama administration may need the vote of a frequent conservative antagonist on the Supreme Court to preserve a decades-old strategy for fighting housing discrimination. The court is considering a challenge from Texas officials to the use of so-called disparate impact lawsuits, which allege that even race-neutral lending or housing...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Feb 3 Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will preside over an open session of the Financial Stability Oversight Council at the Treasury Department. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen participates in open session of the Financial Stability Oversight Council meeting- 1930 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England will release the minutes from its January policy meeting-...

  • WASHINGTON— The Republican-controlled Senate on Tuesday rejected Democrats' bids to ban exports from the Keystone XL oil pipeline and to require building the project with American-made steel. In largely party-line votes, the Senate sidetracked the first two additions to a bill seeking to approve construction of the 1,179 pipeline. The Senate...

  • WASHINGTON— Cheap oil doesn't only mean cheaper gas in the tank. It means that a car dealer in Illinois is shuffling the inventory of models he'll be selling, that more students in Wisconsin may get school-provided iPads, that some planned projects in a Southern California city will get delayed, and that some expected oilfield hiring in North Dakota and Texas may...

  • Months after he landed in Florida's Manatee County Jail, Jovon Frazier's pleas for treatment of the intense pain that radiated from his left shoulder to his elbow were met mostly with Tylenol. Frazier, then 18, wrote the second time he asked for care, in August 2009. That company, Corizon Health Inc., is under growing pressure around the country after losing five...

  • NEW YORK/ TORONTO, Jan 16- Target Corp was scrambling for ways to fix its failing Canadian expansion and considering closing just the weakest locations, but a pre-holiday visit to several stores by CEO Brian Cornell helped seal the decision for a full retreat. Cornell spent the weekend before Christmas making solo visits to stores in Ontario and Quebec, Canada's...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 16- The Federal Reserve is still on track for a potential mid-year interest-rate increase, a top Fed official said on Friday, citing strong U.S. economic momentum and a falling unemployment rate. "There is no need to rush to raise rates; at the same time we want to make sure that we appropriately act in a way that we don't get behind the curve," San...

  • Jan 15- Target Corp's exit from Canada means Chief Executive Brian Cornell will have to rely solely on the saturated U.S. market for growth, the success of which could hinge on a shift towards smaller and urban-based stores. Target announced plans on Thursday to close all of its 133 stores in Canada and put the local business in bankruptcy. "They could easily open in...

  • TORONTO/ MONTREAL, Jan 15- Target Corp's abrupt decision to withdraw from Canada is troubling news for many mall owners, as the most obvious potential buyer of property assets- Wal-Mart- is expected to cherry-pick from Target's 133 locations. Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world's biggest retailer, already has stores near most Target locations, said Jim Danahy, chief...

  • TORONTO, Jan 15- Target Corp will exit the Canadian market after less than two years in a surprise retreat that will throw more than 17,000 employees out of work and trigger a $5.4 billion quarterly loss. Minneapolis- based Target, the No. 2 discount chain in the United States, has struggled in Canada since its March 2013 launch. Stores checked by Reuters in Vancouver,...