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  • "Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column for 20- somethings, or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans— all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. It's also a drag to lock up your money in a retirement account when you're just getting used to having more than $10 in the bank.

  • Caterpillar said global uncertainty persists, and the recent vote in Britain to leave the European Union and the attempted coup in Turkey have heightened risks, especially in Europe. The world's largest construction and mining equipment maker, lowered its full-year 2016 sales outlook to a range of $40 billion to $40.5 billion, from $40 billion to $42 billion.

  • MINNEAPOLIS _ Tennant Co. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $15.3 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 71 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $210.5 million.

  • ST PAUL, Minn.— 3 M Co. on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $1.29 billion. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of $2.08 per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $7.72 billion.

  • MINNEAPOLIS _ Capella Education Co. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $9.7 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 88 cents per share. Capella expects full-year earnings to be $3.30 to $3.40 per share, with revenue in the range of $424 million to $428 million.

  • MINNEAPOLIS— General Mills is expanding a flour recall issued over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak after four new illnesses were reported. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said flour produced at a General Mills plant in Kansas City, Missouri, is a likely source of the outbreak, which so far has sickened 46 people in 21 states.

  • MINNEAPOLIS _ Vascular Solutions Inc. on Monday reported second-quarter profit of $5.4 million. For the current quarter ending in October, Vascular Solutions expects its per-share earnings to range from 29 cents to 31 cents. Vascular Solutions shares have increased 23 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON, July 23- Recent attacks on civilians in the U.S. and Europe have exposed a gap in the intelligence community's efforts to track suspected extremists and prevent mass killings, a half dozen American, British and French counterterrorism officials told Reuters. They included the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida; the murder of a...

  • *AT&T, Verizon lead telecoms higher. July 22- Wall Street rose on Friday, clinching the fourth straight positive week for the stock market, boosted by strength in telecom stalwarts AT&T and Verizon. "Below it all is just an ongoing trend of better economic reports," said Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management in Minneapolis.

  • *Major indexes set for fourth straight positive week. July 22- Wall Street edged up on Friday back toward record levels, as AT&T and Verizon led telecom stocks higher, but gains were limited by weakness in industrials after General Electric's tepid quarterly report. "Below it all is just an ongoing trend of better economic reports," said Jim Paulsen, chief...

  • WASHINGTON— Unemployment rates ticked up noticeably in six states in June, even as employers continued to add jobs and the hiring outlook improved. A similar trend played out in five other states: Nevada and Oregon each saw a 0.3 percent increase, while rates went up 0.2 points in California, Maine and South Dakota. South Dakota had the nation's lowest rate in June,...

  • WAYZATA, Minn. _ TCF Financial Corp. on Friday reported second-quarter net income of $57.7 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 29 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $330.8 million.

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— New York state has repealed its tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products, a move expected to save women $10 million a year. "Sanitary napkins and tampons are simply not a luxury item; they're an everyday need," said Sonia Ossorio, president of the National Organization for Women-New York City. " Canada and states including Massachusetts,...

  • EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. _ NVE Corp. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $3.1 million. On a per-share basis, the Eden Prairie, Minnesota- based company said it had net income of 65 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • MINNEAPOLIS _ Graco Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $50.9 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 99 cents per share. Graco shares have increased 11 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- Four U.S. carriers have won tentative approval to launch daytime U.S. flights to Tokyo's Haneda airport as early as this fall, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Wednesday. Approvals were given to Delta for flights from Los Angeles and Minneapolis, Hawaiian from Honolulu, American from Los Angeles, and United from San Francisco.

  • MINNEAPOLIS _ Select Comfort Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $1.4 million. Select Comfort expects full-year earnings to be $1.25 to $1.45 per share. Select Comfort shares have increased nearly 10 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said on Wednesday he is tentatively approving daytime flights to Japan's Haneda Airport from the United States for American Airlines Group Inc, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines Inc, and United Airlines Inc.. The proposed U.S. cities are Los Angeles, Honolulu, San Francisco, and Minneapolis and are scheduled to start as...

  • Sales in the medical device division rose 6.4 percent to $1.37 billion in the second quarter, driven primarily by better sales of products such as MitraClip that repairs heart valves less invasively. The company, which rakes in two-thirds of its revenue from outside the United States, said results in emerging markets were weighed down by political turmoil in...

  • ST. PAUL, Minn. _ St. Jude Medical Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $238 million. The average estimate of 19 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of $1.06 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.