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  • 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.

  • Deluxe posts 4Q profit Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 9:43 AM ET

    SHOREVIEW, Minn. _ Deluxe Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $59.7 million. On a per-share basis, the Shoreview, Minnesota- based company said it had profit of $1.20. The company expects full-year earnings to be $4.75 to $4.95 per share, with revenue ranging from $1.84 billion to $1.88 billion.

  • Clearfield posts 1Q profit Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 9:25 AM ET

    BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. _ Clearfield Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $1.4 million. The Brooklyn Park, Minnesota- based company said it had profit of 10 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • TCF meets 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 8:27 AM ET

    WAYZATA, Minn. _ TCF Financial Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $52.5 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 29 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $321.5 million.

  • SurModics posts 1Q profit Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 7:55 AM ET

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. _ SurModics Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $2.5 million. SurModics expects full-year earnings in the range of 66 cents to 75 cents per share, with revenue in the range of $62 million to $66 million. SurModics shares have decreased 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Arctic Cat reports 3Q loss Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 7:01 AM ET

    PLYMOUTH, Minn. _ Arctic Cat Inc. on Thursday reported a fiscal third-quarter loss of $2.4 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. Arctic Cat expects full-year earnings to be $1.48 to $1.62 per share, with revenue in the range of $645 million to $655 million. Arctic Cat shares have decreased 36 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Xcel meets 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 6:23 AM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS _ Xcel Energy Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $209 million. The Minneapolis- based company said it had net income of 41 cents per share. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 41 cents per share.

  • Regis reports 2Q loss Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 6:13 AM ET

    EDINA, Minn. _ Regis Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $14 million in its fiscal second quarter. On a per-share basis, the Edina, Minnesota- based company said it had a loss of 29 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 28- While airlines are in no rush to pass on fuel savings to passengers brought by the collapse in oil prices, the Houston travel market has left them little choice. Crude's 70- percent drop in the past 19 months has made the Houston travel market a rare point of downward pressure on airline revenues. On average, round-trip business and first class...

  • Ameriprise beats 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 4:51 PM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS _ Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $357 million. On a per-share basis, the Minneapolis- based company said it had net income of $2. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.33 per share.

  • St. Jude 4Q profit drops on costs but tops forecasts Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 7:25 AM ET

    The medical device maker earned $113 million, or 39 cents per share, down from $245 million, or 84 cents per share, a year ago. The average estimate of 18 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.01 per share. Twenty analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.48 billion.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 26- Comments from Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump that Medicare could reap huge savings by negotiating with drugmakers raise new risks for the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, whose shares have been pressured by criticism from Democrats. Trump told a New Hampshire crowd on Monday night that " $300 billion could be saved"...