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Caterpillar 1Q Profit Shrank; Cuts 2013 Outlook

First-quarter profit shrank 45 percent. Caterpillar lowered its expectations for full year sales and profits because its mining business is slowing. Sales of Caterpillar-branded mining machines will drop by half this year, the company said on Monday.

04/22/2013

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UnitedHealth’s 1Q Profit Falls 14 Percent

UnitedHealth Group says its first-quarter net income dropped 14 percent, as the health insurer’s medical costs climbed, and it booked a smaller gain due to leftover insurance claims.

04/18/2013

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Polaris 4Q Profit Jumps, But Outlook Disappoints

Snowmobile and ATV maker Polaris Industries Inc. on Tuesday said that its fourth-quarter profit climbed 38 percent, as increased sales of its off-road vehicles, motorcycles and gear and accessories more than offset a decline in snowmobile sales.

01/29/2013

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Target 3Q Profit Grows 15 Pct, Tops Wall Street

Target Corp. on Thursday reported a third-quarter net income that handily beat Wall Street expectations, and the big-box retailer issued a rosy outlook heading into the critical holiday shopping season.

11/15/2012

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Best Buy 2Q Profit Drops 90 Percent, Misses Estimates

Best Buy Co. is reporting a 90 percent drop in net income during the second quarter, dragged down by restructuring charges and weak sales. The company also withdrew its earnings guidance for the year.

08/21/2012

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UnitedHealth’s 2Q Profit Rises 5.5 Percent

UnitedHealth Group said Thursday that its second-quarter net income rose 5.5 percent, trumping Wall Street expectations, as enrollment gains helped fuel revenue growth and consumers continued to moderate their use of health care services.

07/19/2012

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Target’s Key Revenue Metric Rises 4.3 Pct

Target Corp. says its revenue at stores open at least a year rose 4.3 percent in January, easily topping Wall Street’s expectations.

02/02/2012

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Pentair Adjusted Profit Beats Expectations

Water filtration and industrial company Pentair Inc. posted a fourth-quarter net loss because of an accounting charge, but its adjusted profit was better than analysts had been expecting.

01/31/2012

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3M Posts Small Profit Increase In 4Q

3M Co. said Thursday its profit inched 3 percent higher in the fourth-quarter as growth in products for the home, office and automobiles offset declines in its high-tech products.

01/26/2012

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Insurer UnitedHealth’s 4Q Profit Jumps 20 Percent

UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s fourth-quarter net income jumped 21 percent, but the insurer saw signs of health care use picking up and left its 2012 earnings forecast unchanged.

01/19/2012

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General Mills 2Q Profit Falls On Higher Costs

General Mills is reporting that net income slipped 28 percent in the second quarter, pressured by rising costs and some charges, but revenue jumped by double digits.

12/20/2011

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Medtronic 2Q Profit Rises On Favorable Comparison

Medtronic Inc., the world’s largest medical device maker, reported higher-than-expected earnings Tuesday as overall sales edged up despite continuing pressure on the company’s best-selling heart and spine implants.

11/22/2011

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Hormel Foods 4Q Profit Falls, Revenue Rises

Hormel Foods Corp.’s fiscal fourth-quarter profit fell 3 percent as sales at its grocery products segment declined.

11/22/2011

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Cargill 1Q Net Income Down 66 Percent

Agribusiness conglomerate Cargill Inc. said its fiscal first-quarter earnings fell 66 percent amid a volatile global grain market.

10/10/2011

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General Mills 1Q Profit Falls As Revenue Rises

General Mills Inc.’s fiscal first-quarter net income fell 14 percent, but its adjusted results beat Wall Street’s expectations as revenue climbed on higher prices, solid demand and new products.

09/21/2011

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