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  • March 26- Personal information gathered by RadioShack Corp from shoppers is not included in its sale, the consumer privacy ombudsman in the electronics retailer's bankruptcy case said in response to concerns shared by several states that the data could be sold. Her letter came as Oregon and Pennsylvania on Wednesday joined Texas and Tennessee in objecting...

  • House Roll Call: Republicans approve conservative budget Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:19 PM ET

    The 228-199 roll call Wednesday by which the House passed a conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare. Republicans— Aderholt, Y; Brooks, Y; Byrne, Y; Palmer, Y; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y. Republicans— Crawford, N; Hill, Y;...

  • H. B. Fuller misses 1Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 6:39 PM ET

    ST PAUL, Minn. _ H. B. Fuller Co. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $9.7 million. H. B. Fuller expects full-year earnings to be $2.60 per share, with revenue expected to be $2.15 billion. H. B. Fuller shares have decreased slightly more than 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • 32 indicted in in Colorado illegal marijuana operation Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 3:41 PM ET

    DENVER— A Colorado grand jury has indicted 32 people on charges that they illegally grew and shipped thousands of pounds of marijuana to other states, most commonly Minnesota. Authorities believe the group made about $12 million during the four years it operated, The Denver Post reported Wednesday. The indictment came after authorities raided several Denver...

  • Dayton to urge airport managers to set $10 minimum wage Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 2:22 PM ET

    Mark Dayton on Wednesday publicly urged the commission that runs the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to quickly adopt a $10 minimum wage. Dayton, who appoints members of the Metropolitan Airports Commission, issued his call in remarks at the Muslim American Society's Capitol lobby day. If the higher wage was implemented immediately it would mean...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St falls as short-term technicals weaken Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 12:51 PM ET

    *Kraft up 42 pct, Kofax adds 46 pct after separate deal news. NEW YORK, March 25- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, with losses accelerating after short-term technical indicators failed and after a gauge of industrial orders that unexpectedly fell last month. "The S&P was trying to hold just below 2,090 but failed; maybe it's not much more than technical levels traders...

  • Christopher & Banks posts 4Q profit Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 4:18 PM ET

    PLYMOUTH, Minn. _ Christopher& Banks Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $32.2 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Plymouth, Minnesota- based company said it had profit of 86 cents. For the year, the company reported profit of $47.1 million, or $1.24 per share.

  • New power grid manager poised to open at Little Rock Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 1:43 PM ET

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— A nonprofit company that manages the power grid from the Gulf Coast to Manitoba unveiled a new operations center in Arkansas on Tuesday, saying it moved to the state because it's not prone to hurricanes and has an increasingly talented workforce. The Midcontinent Independent System Operator control room will manage power production and...

  • Parents seeking urban lifestyles for kids Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 3:26 AM ET

    SEATTLE— A small but growing number of parents are bucking a trend when it comes to raising their kids: Rather than move to suburbs as their parents once did, many are opting to stay in or near downtown. Parents in cities across the country, including Seattle, Minneapolis and Denver, are banding together to advocate for new downtown schools, more playgrounds and more...

  • BOSTON— The nation's mayors are calling on Congress to increase transportation funding in order to keep roads and bridges in good repair. The call came Monday during a task force meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Congress needs to do more than just maintain existing funding for the bill, which he said has been...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- Volunteers at the Galena, Illinois, fire department were hosing down the smoldering wreck of a derailed BNSF oil train on the east bank of the Mississippi River on March 5 when a fire suddenly flared beyond their control. "They dropped the hoses and got out" when the flames started rising, said Charles Pedersen, emergency manager for Jo Daviess...

  • About 55 percent of Earned Income Tax Credit recipients reported using a paid tax preparer last year.

  • NAPA, Calif.— Robert Dahl came west from Minnesota with a powerful desire to make his fortune in Napa Valley's famed wine country. He once bought a $42,000 Harley Davidson motorcycle rather than delay a road trip while another nearly new bike got fixed. Dahl, 47, then killed himself, leaving behind his wife, three children and two decades worth of failed projects,...

  • KINGSTON, Jamaica— Jamaica has imposed import restrictions on poultry products from various spots in North America in the wake of a big outbreak of bird flu that has infected stocks. The island's agriculture ministry says fresh and frozen poultry, hatching eggs and various by-products from U.S. states including Kansas, Minnesota and Missouri are restricted...

  • CHICAGO, March 19- Planting is expected to start early in the northern U.S. "I would expect planting to go a little better in the upper Midwest this spring than it will in the Ohio River Valley," Brad Rippey, a meteorologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, told reporters at a spring outlook presentation. In the southern Midwest, including the southern tips of...

  • Atlantic City rejected by voters on new Monopoly games Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 3:10 PM ET

    Atlantic City is where the Monopoly board game began, but voters in a global contest to pick cities for new editions of the 80- year-old game have turned their attention elsewhere. According to results released Thursday— the 80th birthday of Monopoly— Atlantic City, whose streets provided the names for the game's squares when it was created in 1935, did not make...

  • March 19- Defying the threat of a veto from the White House, the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives Thursday voted to block a government labor agency from adopting rules that would speed up the time it takes to unionize workers. Steny Hoyer, a Democrat from Maryland, said during a debate before the House voted 232-186 along party lines.

  • Congress sends Obama bill to kill a labor board rule Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 12:21 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Defying a veto threat by President Barack Obama, the Republican-controlled Congress voted to kill a pending National Labor Relations Board rule intended to streamline union elections. John Kline, R- Minn., chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, called the rule a "radical rewrite of labor policies that have served our...

  • PIERRE, S.D.— The plastic red hotel will still ruin you, but instead of advancing to Boardwalk to face your demise, you'll take a long walk off a short Pierre. Pierre, the tiny South Dakota capital pronounced "pier" by its roughly 14,000 residents, will hold the top spot in a new version of Monopoly featuring U.S. cities that is due out this fall. The names of Pierre and 21...

  • March 19- Nucor Corp, the No.1 U.S. steelmaker, cut its profit forecast for the first quarter, saying higher imports were hurting steel prices. Nucor expects imports to slow down in the second quarter, but remain at "excessively high levels", the company said on Thursday. Nucor estimated earnings of 10- 15 cents per share for the first quarter ending April 4.