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  • Buffalo Wild Wings misses Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 4:15 PM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS _ Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $25.3 million. Buffalo Wild Wings expects full-year earnings to be $5.95 to $6.20 per share. Buffalo Wild Wings shares have decreased 10 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • *Wall St down after weak services data but off lows. NEW YORK, Feb 3- U.S. and European stocks came off their lows on Wednesday, helped by rebounding oil prices, while a soft report on the U.S. services sector weighed on the dollar by making future rate hikes appear less likely. The U.S. economy's service sector expanded in January at a slower pace than the previous month,...

  • Rubio could see campaign fortunes rise from Iowa finish Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 3:15 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Marco Rubio's strong third-place finish in Iowa could sound like a starting gun to the Republican Party's top donors. Rubio, a 44- year-old Florida senator, came within striking distance of Trump's second place in Iowa, a surprising result given the celebrity businessman's dominance in polls. Rubio moves on to New Hampshire, which weighs in Tuesday,...

  • C.H. Robinson tops 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 4:30 PM ET

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. _ C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $126.6 million. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 87 cents per share. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $3.31 billion.

  • STORRS, Conn.— The University of Connecticut is creating a community for black men inside a new dorm on its campus, following the lead of some other predominantly white schools in an effort to boost low graduation and retention rates among male African-American students. "We really want a wrap-around approach to make sure that we are creating an optimal...

  • NEW YORK— Richard Davis, the chief executive of regional banking giant U.S. Bank, took his job at a terrible time: late 2006, just months before the housing bubble began to pop, which quickly led to the financial crisis and the Great Recession. While U.S. Bank weathered the financial crisis better than most large banks and even remained profitable, the aftermath of...

  • Techne tops Street 2Q forecasts Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 7:39 AM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS _ Techne Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $25.9 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 82 cents per share. Techne shares have dropped 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • ATLANTA— Delta Air Lines is apologizing to passengers after a confrontation between two flight attendants last month led pilots to make an unscheduled landing halfway through the trip. The Aviation Herald, a website that tracks accidents and other incidents involving planes, said Delta flight 2598 was headed from Los Angeles to Minneapolis on Jan. 22 when two...

  • WASHINGTON— Federal judges have overturned decisions by the Department of Veterans Affairs to demote two senior officials accused of manipulating the agency's hiring system for their own gain. The VA demoted Kimberly Graves and Diana Rubens last month. Rubens earns $181,497 as director of the Philadelphia regional office for the Veterans Benefits...

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday the most recent illness reported to the agency started on Dec. 1. Denver- based Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. undertook an aggressive revamping of food preparation methods at its more than 1,900 locations. Its stock rallied following the CDC announcement, closing Monday up $19.67, or 4.3 percent, at...

  • The move follows CenterPoint's $363 million investment in Enable Midstream's preferred securities on Friday, through the early redemption of notes payable to a CenterPoint unit of the same amount. "The REIT structure has recently received significant attention in the regulated utility industry in Texas and could have substantial potential for...

  • WASHINGTON— Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Chris Christie, the four Republican candidates in a showdown for their party's traditional supporters, closed last year with roughly as much money in the bank combined as Ted Cruz, the conservative insurgent they hope to topple. With voting beginning Monday in Iowa, and continuing next week in New Hampshire, Rubio,...

  • 3 female chauffeurs win $130K each in discrimination case Saturday, 30 Jan 2016 | 12:16 PM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS— A federal judge has awarded damages to three Minnesota women who sued after they were dismissed from their chauffeur jobs because a Saudi prince wanted only male drivers. District Judge Joan Ericksen on Thursday awarded $130,000 each to Gretchen Cooper, Barbara Herold and Lisa Boutelle. The women received $100,000 each for mental anguish and...

  • TIMELINE-Bird flu reappears in U.S. poultry flocks Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 5:06 PM ET

    An Indiana turkey flock was infected with a strain known as H7N8, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Jan. 15. Four states- Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota- declared states of emergency during the outbreak. The timeline below shows the spread of the disease in the United States, according to data and information from the USDA's Animal and Plant Health...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— A Minnesota businessman whose construction company has built many of the nation's ethanol plants received state sales tax incentives Friday to complete construction on a previously idled project in southwest Iowa. Iowa leads the way with nearly 3.8 billion, followed by Nebraska's 1.8 billion gallons and Illinois' 1.5 billion gallons.

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— North Dakota and Minnesota are helping farmers with the three-year transition from traditional crops to organic production, an effort that the industry's main trade group says could boost the acreage of organically grown crops in the U.S. if it takes root beyond the upper Midwest. Minnesota started its grant program first, in 2013, and North...

  • *Amazon sinks after profit misses expectations. Jan 29- Wall Street was set to open higher on Friday after weak GDP data raised expectations that the U.S. Investors across the globe are still reeling from one of the worst starts to a year as oil prices remain under pressure and fears of a China- led global slowdown grow.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 28- In the two weeks since bird flu reappeared in Indiana, U.S. veterinarians have swabbed the mouths of chickens and turkeys across the country, racing to uncover any more infections and contain the virus before it causes mass death and damage like last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed on Jan. 15 that a turkey flock in Dubois County,...

  • NORTHROP GRUMMAN CFO SAYS EXPECTS AEROSPACE SYSTEMS SALES IN 2016 IN LOW $10 BILLION RANGE WITH HIGHER VOLUME FOR E-2D AND F-35.

  • NORTHROP GRUMMAN CFO SAYS EXPECTS STABLE INTERNATIONAL SALES IN 2016 AND "IMPORTANT SOURCE OF GROWTH" IN NEXT SEVERAL YEARS.