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  • Maine mill joins complaint against Canadian paper maker Saturday, 28 Feb 2015 | 11:59 AM ET

    MADISON, Maine— Madison Paper Industries has joined a Minnesota paper mill seeking higher import duties on a special publishing paper made by a Canadian mill. The Morning Sentinel reports they filed a complaint Thursday with the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce against Port Hawkesbury Paper in Nova Scotia.

  • House Roll Call: Approving 1-week DHS funding bill Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:25 PM ET

    The 357-60 roll call Friday by which the House approved a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department for one week. The bill goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. Republicans— Aderholt, X; Brooks, N; Byrne, Y; Palmer, N; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y.

  • Recalls this week: hand trucks, ceiling fans Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 3:10 PM ET

    DETAILS: Cosco Home& Office Products 3- in-1 convertible aluminum hand trucks with model numbers 12-301 ABL and 12-301 ABL1. They were manufactured from January 2009 to October 2011. They were sold at Ace Hardware, Costco Wholesale Club, Lowe's, Price Mart and United Stationers and online at The Home Depot.com from March 2009 to October 2011.

  • Northern Oil and Gas beats Street 4Q forecasts Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 5:13 AM ET

    WAYZATA, Minn. _ Northern Oil and Gas Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $103.6 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 20 cents per share. Northern Oil and Gas shares have climbed 44 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • ST. PAUL, Minn.— A near-doubling of Minnesota's projected budget surplus to $1.87 billion had Gov. Their responses to the benchmark economic report provided a clear view of competing priorities as they, along with a Democratic-led Senate, craft a new two-year budget. The surplus— calculated using a raft of economic data compiled by state finance officials— is...

  • ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn.— A Minnesota band camp is giving baby boomers and younger musicians a chance to prove they are never too old to rock and roll. Since 2009, Rock Camp for Dads has allowed hundreds of dads— and moms— to unleash their inner Jimi Hendrix without the hassle and costs of organizing a band. Tom Hammersten, 52, an insurance company underwriter, recently sang...

  • UnitedHealth tightens rules covering hysterectomies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 7:10 PM ET

    NEW YORK— UnitedHealth, the largest U.S. health insurer, said Thursday it is tightening its coverage rules on hysterectomies. UnitedHealth said in a notice to providers it won't approve the procedure if it concludes that the operation isn't medically necessary. UnitedHealth Group Inc. says the changes are based on recommendations from the American Congress...

  • YOUR MONEY-The silent struggle of seniors with debt Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:06 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 26- When Wanda Simpson reached retirement a couple of years ago, the Cleveland mom had an unwelcome companion: Around $25,000 in debt. New data reveal that Wanda Simpson has company- and plenty of it. Among families headed by those 55 or older, 65.4 percent are still carrying debt loads, according to the Washington, D.C.- based Employee Benefit Research...

  • Life Time beats Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 9:18 AM ET

    CHANHASSEN, Minn. _ Life Time Fitness Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $22.4 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 69 cents per share. Analysts expected $315.2 million, according to Zacks.

  • Mongolia pardons American, 2 Filipinos in tax case Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:09 AM ET

    ULAN BATOR, Mongolia— Mongolia's president on Thursday pardoned an American mining executive and two Filipinos sentenced to prison for tax evasion, in a case that raised questions about the Asian nation's reputation as an investment destination. A statement from the U.S. Embassy in Mongolia's capital Ulan Batar said it appreciated the president's action...

  • Silver Bay Realty reports 4Q results Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 5:43 PM ET

    PLYMOUTH, Minn. _ Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The real estate investment trust, based in Plymouth, Minnesota, said it had funds from operations of $4.3 million, or 12 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from...

  • Viking boats to cruise Mississippi River Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 5:22 PM ET

    NEW ORLEANS, Feb 25- Viking Cruises Ltd will establish its first North American beachhead, a homeport in New Orleans, and will offer cruises up the Mississippi River starting in 2017, the company and Louisiana officials announced. The company- whose boats ply the rivers of Europe, Russia, China, Southeast Asia and Egypt- will begin cruising the Mississippi with two...

  • Correction: Target-Free Shipping story Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 12:29 PM ET

    NEW YORK— In a story Feb. 23 about Target Corp.' s free shipping policy, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Overstock.com offers free shipping only to loyalty club members. The story also changes the spelling and capitalization in several instances of Wal-Mart to conform with Associated Press style:. The minimum takes aim at competitors Wal-Mart...

  • Target reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 8:09 AM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS _ Target Corp. on Wednesday reported a fiscal fourth-quarter loss of $2.64 billion, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. Analysts expected $21.65 billion, according to Zacks. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had forecast adjusted earnings per share of $1.05.

  • NEW YORK— Target Corp. delivered a cautious profit outlook for the first quarter and reported a loss in its fourth quarter, dragged down by costs to end its money-losing foray in Canada. The results, which included the second consecutive increase in a key sales measure in a year, come a little more than a month after the discounter announced it was giving up on...

  • NEW ORLEANS— European river cruise giant Viking, already gaining a high profile in the United States with its sponsorship of popular PBS television shows, announced Tuesday that it will make New Orleans its first North American home port for Mississippi River cruises expected to begin by late 2017.. Viking's move will produce 416 new jobs in New Orleans,...

  • *Toll Brothers rises after results. NEW YORK, Feb 24- U.S. stocks advanced in choppy trading on Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 touching intraday records, as investors attempted to interpret testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Equity investors did not react dramatically because they are likely waiting instead for jobs data due out in a week and its...

  • State-by-state breakdown of used cars with open recalls Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    Carfax, a company that sells vehicle history reports to dealers and car buyers, searched recalls and state registration databases and found that more than 46 million cars are on U.S. roads with recalled parts that have yet to be repaired. Here is a state-by-state breakdown of cars with unfixed recalls in 2014:. Source: Study of 2014 state registration data by...

  • Donaldson meets 2Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS _ Donaldson Co. on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $49.5 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 37 cents per share. Analysts expected $598.7 million, according to Zacks.

  • Valspar beats 1Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS _ Valspar Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $104 million. Valspar expects full-year earnings in the range of $4.45 to $4.65 per share. Valspar shares have climbed roughly 2 percent since the beginning of the year.