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The maker of Spam, Dinty Moore stew and other products earned $138 million, or 51 cents per share, for the period ended July 27. Revenue for the Austin, Minnesota company rose 6 percent to $2.28 billion from $2.16 billion.
Duluth Metals Ltd. CEO Kelly Osborne said the "pre-feasibility" study validates the potential of the proposed mine southeast of Ely.
The audit by the Treasury inspector general for tax administration says the IRS needs to do a better job policing the tax.
Aug 19- Medtronic Inc Chief Executive Omar Ishrak defended his company's plan to acquire Dublin- based Covidien Plc in a so-called inversion deal, saying the medical device maker will be able to create more U.S. jobs while still paying substantial taxes once the transaction closes.
He was indicted along with his former boss, Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell, and two others. It also charges Stewart Parnell and the plant's quality assurance manager, Mary Wilkerson, with obstructing justice.
MINNEAPOLIS— Medtronic Inc. on Tuesday reported net income that declined by nearly 9 percent in its fiscal first quarter, and beat analysts' expectations. The Minneapolis- based company said earnings decreased to $871 million, or 87 cents per share, from $953 million, or 93 cents per share, in the same quarter a year ago.
Aug 19- Medtronic Inc reported the strongest quarterly U.S. sales growth for its medical devices in five years and said it was committed to completing the acquisition of Irish-domiciled Covidien Plc by the end of the year or early 2015.. Minneapolis- based Medtronic also confirmed its full-year profit and revenue outlook on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON— Washington may be a sea of dysfunction, but the current Congress is offering a few reminders about how a bill becomes a law: compromise. However, when it came to improving veterans' health care, overhauling job training programs, authorizing water projects and "unlocking" cellphones for use in other networks, Congress managed to get the job done.
TORONTO, Aug 15- More than eight months after an extreme winter began snarling North American rail traffic, a Reuters analysis of industry data shows delays lingering, raising the risk of a second winter of chaos on the rails.
CHICAGO, Aug 14- A research study has shown for the first time that livestock feed can carry a virus that has killed about 13 percent of the U.S. hog herd, the study's lead author said, confirming suspicions among farmers and veterinarians battling outbreaks.
SYDNEY- RBA Payments Policy Department senior manager Jenny Hancock will participate in a panel discussion at the Risk Australia Conference, Sydney.
NEW YORK, Aug 13- The millions of Americans that use propane to heat their homes, dry crops or keep livestock warm expect another tough winter this year as a fragmented supply network of pipelines, trains and trucks struggles to keep pace with spiking demand.
*Safe-haven bids persist on tension in Gaza, Iraq and Ukraine U.S. retail sales flat in July, miss forecast of modest growth. NEW YORK, Aug 13- U.S. You see bonds rallying a bit, "said Craig Dismuke, chief economic strategist at Vining Sparks in Memphis, Tennessee.
China has barred pork imports from six U.S processing plants and six cold storage facilities effective on Wednesday.
TORONTO, Aug 12- Target Corp is repairing the supply chain problems it holds largely responsible for last year's botched Canadian expansion and expects to show measurable progress on a turnaround by this fall, its top executive in Canada said on Tuesday.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 12- Apple Inc has been discussing how its "HealthKit" service will work with health providers at Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins as well as with Allscripts, a competitor to electronic health records provider Epic Systems, people familiar with the discussions said.
WAKEFIELD, Canada- Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver will hold an annual two-day policy retreat in Wakefield to discuss with industrialists, analysts and others where they think the economy is heading.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug 11- All smartphones sold in California would have to come with a "kill switch" to render them inoperable if lost or stolen under a bill passed by the legislature on Monday, the latest effort to stem an epidemic of phone theft in the most populous U.S. state.
Federal Reserve Board Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer, Bank for International Settlements Chief Economist Claudio Borio, Sveriges Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves and Deputy Governor Karolina Ekholm will attend.
CHICAGO, Aug 7- Global commodity merchant Cargill Inc is revamping its energy trading unit after two weak quarters in a row and refocusing on U.S. oil markets for a "fresh start" in fiscal 2015, a top executive said on Thursday. A large third-quarter loss was followed by damage control in the fourth quarter ended May 31.