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  • WASHINGTON— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it is ready to assist Zimbabwe in its investigation of an American dentist's killing of a protected African lion and will conduct its own probe. Laury Parramore of the Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday declined to say what the agency might do once it has more information. Police have not said whether Palmer...

  • With soybean yields largely determined in August and questions about the size of planted area, there is still uncertainty about the crop, said Terry Linn, analyst at The Linn Group in Chicago. Chicago Board of Trade August soybeans rose 10 cents or 1 percent to $9.84-3/ 4 a bushel at 9:56 a.m. CDT. September corn fell 5 cents or 1.3 percent to $3.70 a bushel, after...

  • HAMBURG/ SINGAPORE, July 29- U.S. wheat, corn and soybeans resumed their recent falls on Wednesday after rising on bargain-buying on Tuesday, with prices again around one-month lows as attention returned to the good U.S. harvest outlook. "Wheat, corn and soybeans are again weaker today as the market's attention has returned to the good U.S. crop prospects with near...

  • NEW YORK, July 29- When Matt and Jen Osmun opened their vape shop in Bethel, Connecticut, last December, they didn't expect to get a boost from the local medical marijuana outlet. "Sales are going really well, and getting better every month," said Jen Osmun, who started the business with her husband, a former plumber, after he was injured in an accident.

  • Corn futures continued to struggle, falling for six out of nine sessions as near-perfect weather weighed on prices while wheat slid under harvest pressure. *The USDA said 62 percent of the U.S. soybean crop was in good to excellent condition, same as last week, but below the previous year's 71 percent. *The USDA said 85 percent of the winter wheat crop has been...

  • Buffalo Wild Wings misses Street 2Q forecasts Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 4:42 PM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS _ Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $21.5 million. The average estimate of 15 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.25 per share. Buffalo Wild Wings shares have fallen 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • C.H. Robinson tops 2Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 4:33 PM ET

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. _ C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $137.2 million. The average estimate of 16 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 87 cents per share. Nine analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $3.68 billion.

  • *Focus on corporate results eclipses China worry. *Twitter and Gilead up after the bell; Yelp drops. "The S&P has had five down days in a row and a lot of people are starting to nibble," said Michael Matousek, head trader at U.S. Global Investors Inc in San Antonio, which manages about $1 billion.

  • 2 injection wells shut down after Oklahoma quakes Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 3:48 PM ET

    Stephens Production and Devon Energy each voluntarily closed one well, and Stephens reduced operations at another well by 50 percent, Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Matt Skinner said. Earthquakes in the area recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey include a magnitude 4.5 quake at 1:12 p.m. Monday that is the strongest reported in the state so far this...

  • Minnesota nets extra $650M in health care savings Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 3:07 PM ET

    ST. PAUL, Minn.— Minnesota booked nearly $650 million in savings by tweaking how it handles subsidized health care programs, state officials announced Tuesday. Health care costs were a major issue in the Legislature this year as GOP lawmakers sought drum up hundreds of millions in dollars in savings by weeding out fraud from the state's public programs and...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— The U.S. government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday as he called for Congress to consider a disaster program for poultry producers similar to that for other livestock farmers. Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri lost the most birds.

  • *Baidu slumps after results miss expectations. China's top securities regulator said on Monday that Beijing would keep buying shares to stabilize the market, after the steepest decline in Chinese stocks in eight years. Baidu slumped as much as 17.7 percent to $162.72 after China's biggest Internet search company's quarterly profit missed estimates.

  • *Baidu slumps after results miss expectations. Baidu slumped as much as 17.7 percent to $162.72 after China's biggest Internet search company's quarterly profit missed estimates. United Parcel Service rose 3.9 percent to $98.85 after the company's quarterly profit rose.

  • NEW YORK— SuperValu said Tuesday that it may spin off its discount grocer Save-A-Lot into a separate publicly traded company as competition in the industry intensifies. Shares of SuperValu Inc. jumped more than 10 percent in late trading Tuesday. SuperValu Inc. has been getting smaller in recent years, selling its Albertsons, Jewel-Osco and other chains.

  • Ecolab meets 2Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 8:39 AM ET

    ST PAUL, Minn. _ Ecolab Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $302 million. For the current quarter ending in September, Ecolab expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.24 to $1.31. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had forecast adjusted earnings per share of $1.31.

  • SuperValu tops 1Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 8:15 AM ET

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.— SuperValu Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $61 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 20 cents per share. SuperValu shares have decreased 24 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Capella beats 2Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 6:52 AM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS _ Capella Education Co. on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $10.3 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 81 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Public radio's 'Wits' show canceled Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 3:18 PM ET

    ST. PAUL, Minn.— Minnesota- based American Public Media has canceled the "Wits" radio show and put the podcast and stage show on hold. In a statement, "Wits" creator and host John Moe said there will be no stage programs in Minnesota or on the road this fall. Guests had included Zach Galifianakis, Patton Oswalt and "Weird Al" Yankovic.

  • Apple Watch will be sold at some Best Buy stores Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 1:47 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The Apple Watch is heading to some Best Buy stores ahead of the holiday shopping season. Best Buy Co. says it will sell the Apple Watch at 100 of its stores and on its website on August 7. Best Buy, which has more than 1,000 stores in the U.S., says it's the first national retailer to sell the watch outside of Apple Inc.' s stores.

  • OneBeacon posts 2Q profit Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 8:21 AM ET

    MINNETONKA, Minn. _ OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd. on Monday reported second-quarter earnings of $3.4 million. On a per-share basis, the Minnetonka, Minnesota- based company said it had net income of 3 cents. Keywords: OneBeacon Insurance Group, Earnings Report.