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  • Dec 8- 3 M Co, the maker of Scotch tape and Post-it notes, said it had entered into agreements to sell its identity management business to Amsterdam- based digital security company Gemalto for $850 million. "We believe that the identity management business will be better positioned with a company that is primarily focused on security solutions," the company's vice...

  • ST. PAUL, Minn.— Environmental groups have dropped a lawsuit against Minnesota regulators for allowing U.S. It also requires the MPCA to include the plaintiffs— the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, the Save Lake Superior Association and Save Our Sky Blue Waters— in any mediation it enters into with U.S. "This lawsuit shined a light on the fact that PCA...

  • BLOOMINGTON, Minn. _ Toro Co. on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $30.2 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 22 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $480.2 million.

  • DETROIT— Hyundai is recalling more than 41,000 older minivans because the hoods can fly open while they're being driven. Hyundai says a secondary hood latch can rust and remain in the unlatched position. The cold-weather states include Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota,...

  • MINNEAPOLIS— Roc Nation, the entertainment company founded by rap mogul Jay Z, tried but failed to get chosen to manage Prince's musical assets in the weeks after the rock superstar's death, according to court documents released Tuesday. The documents stem from a dispute between Prince's record company and Jay Z's music streaming service Tidal, which is...

  • NEW YORK— General Mills, which has been struggling with weaker sales for its cereal and yogurt, plans to cut between 400 and 600 jobs around the world as it restructures its business. Like other processed food companies, General Mills has been hurt by American's changing tastes. General Mills Inc. had about 39,000 employees as of May.

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 5- Thousands of protesters in North Dakota celebrated the federal government's ruling against a controversial pipeline but girded for a protracted struggle as President-elect Donald Trump's transition team said on Monday it supports the project and would review it after he takes office. Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 5- Thousands of protesters in North Dakota celebrated the federal government's ruling against a controversial pipeline project but girded for a protracted struggle as president-elect Donald Trump's transition team said on Monday it supports the project and would review it after he takes office. Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 5- Thousands of protesters in North Dakota celebrated the federal government's ruling against a controversial pipeline project but girded for a protracted struggle as president-elect Donald Trump's transition team said on Monday it supports the project and would review it after he takes office. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on...

  • Dec 5- General Mills Inc, the maker of Cheerios cereal, said it would cut as many as 600 jobs globally as part of a new organizational structure and eliminate the position of international chief operating officer. As part of the new organizational structure, the company will be split into four business groups- North America retail, Europe& Australia, Asia& Latin...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 5- Thousands of protesters in North Dakota celebrated after the federal government ruled against a controversial pipeline project but were mindful the fight is not over, as the company building the line said it had no plans for re-routing the pipe. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Sunday it rejected an application to allow the Dakota...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 5- Thousands of protesters in North Dakota celebrated after the federal government ruled against a controversial pipeline project on Sunday, even though many recognized that the fight is likely to continue into next year. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it rejected an application to allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to tunnel under...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D.— In a story Dec. 4 about an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it would not grant the easement. The U.S. Army says it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota. CANNON BALL, N.D.— The U.S. Army said...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten the tribe's water source and cultural sites. The four-state, $3.8 billion project is largely complete...

  • DETAILS: The recall involves 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 65 and 70- pint dehumidifiers with brand names Danby, De'Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, GE, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima. They were sold at AAFES, HH Gregg, Home Depot, Kmart, Lowe's, Menards, Mills Fleet Farm, Sam's Club, Sears, Walmart and other stores nationwide and in...

  • SHANGHAI/ SHELTER ISLAND, New York, Dec 2- Thomas Benson once ran a small liberal arts college in Vermont. They recruited dozens of U.S. admissions officers to fly to China and meet in person with the companies' student clients, with the companies picking up most of the travel expenses. Among the schools that participated: Cornell University, the University of...

  • BLOOMINGTON, Minn.— The nation's largest mall is hosting its first-ever black Santa Claus this this weekend. The Star-Tribune reports The Mall of America in suburban Minneapolis hired Larry Jefferson to play Kris Kringle from Thursday to Sunday as part of its Santa Experience. Jefferson tells WCCO-TV that playing the jolly old elf is "no big deal" to him, saying "...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D.— So far, the hundreds of protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds and frigid temperatures that have swirled around their large encampment on the North Dakota grasslands. I'm a California girl, you know? " said Loretta Reddog of Placerville, California, a protester who said she arrived several months...

  • MINNEAPOLIS _ Donaldson Co. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $58 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 35 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $534.1 million.

  • PLYMOUTH, Minn. _ Christopher& Banks Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $3.5 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Plymouth, Minnesota- based company said it had net income of 9 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in January, Christopher& Banks said it expects revenue in the range of $93 million to...