A very visible protest hung over the Mississippi River Monday in Minneapolis. The conservation group ForestEthics hung a giant 40-foot post-it note from the Washington Avenue Bridge. The group is protesting what it calls 3M’s link to the destruction of endangered forests worldwide.
3M Co., which makes Scotch tape, building supplies and other items, is increasing its dividend 8 percent and will add more money to a fund for share repurchases.
3M Co. boosted its first-quarter dividend by 5 percent and announced plans to repurchase up to $7 billion worth of its common shares.