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  • 11/11/14 4:00 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Directors of 3M (NYSE: MMM) today declared a dividend on the company’s common stock of 85.5 cents per share for the fourth quarter of 2014, payable Dec. 12, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Nov. 21, 2014. 3M has paid dividends to its shareholders without interruption for 98 years. As of Sept. 30, 2014, 3M had 640,818,842 common shares outstanding and 88,578 shareholders of record.more...
  • 11/5/14 8:57 am CST
    SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--State governments are leading efforts to transform U.S. healthcare delivery from a fragmented system focused on caring for the sick to a coordinated system that promotes preventive care and achieves higher quality at lower cost. The latest innovation comes from the State of Rhode Island, which has launched the Rhode Island All-Payer Claims Database (RI-APCD), a new initiative that will provide data about hospital quality and cost to helpmore...
  • 11/3/14 2:18 pm CST

    Award recognizes officers who used license plates to solve serious crimes

    ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Highway Safety Committee (HSC), in cooperation with 3M’s Traffic Safety and Security Division, this week announced the honorees of the 2014 Looking Beyond the License Plate award at the Highway Safety Awards breakfast during the IACP Annual Conference. This year’s award recognizes law enforcement from Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Michigan, Virginia, and Londrina, Brazil.more...
  • 11/3/14 8:03 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions Division announced today that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has assigned product-specific Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes for the 3M™ Coban™ 2 Layer Lite Compression System (Cat #2794). The innovative Coban 2 Layer Lite Compression System is a compression bandaging system containing two rolls – a comfort layer and compression layer. HCPCSmore...
  • 10/23/14 6:30 am CDT

    Third-Quarter Highlights:

    • Organic local-currency sales growth of 3.9 percent
    • Earnings of $1.98 per share, up 11.2 percent
    • Operating income margins of 23.4 percent, up 1.4 percentage points year-on-year
    • Free cash flow conversion of 103 percent
    • Returned $1.8 billion to shareholders via dividends and gross share repurchases
    • Acquired remaining 25 percent of Sumitomo 3M for $865 million
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today reported third-quarter earnings of $1.98 per share, an increase of 11.2 percent versus the third quarter of 2013. Sales grew 2.8 percent year-on-year to $8.1 billion. Organic local-currency sales grew 3.9 percent, acquisitions added 0.1 percent to sales and currency impacts reduced sales by 1.2 percent year-on-year. Third-quarter operating income was $1.9 billion and operating income margins were 23.4 percent. Netmore...
  • 10/20/14 5:14 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE:MMM) today announced the following investor events: Third-quarter 2014 earnings conference call on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at 8 a.m. CDT. The live webcast, press release and supporting slide presentation will be available on 3M’s Investor Relations website at The earnings call may also be accessed at (800) 762-2596 within the U.S. or +1 (212) 231-2916 outside the U.Smore...
  • 10/15/14 1:39 pm CDT

    $80 million contract increased to $107 million to protect Marines, Soldiers and Sailors

    MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M today announces it has received additional orders from U.S. government for its Enhanced Combat Helmet that provide military personnel with protection against head injury from ballistic threats and blunt impacts. 3M will deliver 35,000 helmets for the U.S. Army and 2,500 helmets for the U.S. Navy in addition to the 77,000 ordered for the U.S. Marine Corps last fall. The new orders bring the total contract value for Enhanced Combatmore...
  • 10/15/14 9:19 am CDT

    Instant, Flexible Whiteboard Solution Transforms Spaces into Collaborative Environments

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Post-it Brand from 3M introduces Post-it Dry Erase Surface, an instant, flexible whiteboard solution that can be applied to smooth surfaces to transform them into collaborative canvases. In three simple, tool-free steps – unroll, peel and stick – Post-it Dry Erase Surface will adhere to conference tables, walls, and even to existing whiteboards in need of a refreshed surface. Post-it Dry Erase Surface is designed to help office workersmore...
  • 10/15/14 7:01 am CDT

    3M QDEF technology leaps years ahead to deliver movie quality color content to at home and mobile devices; Jimmy Thielen will present at SMPTE 2014

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jimmy Thielen, Product Development Specialist of 3M Display Materials and Systems Division, will present “Bringing the Color of Tomorrow Closer to Reality Today” at the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood California on October 22 at 3:00 pm in Salon 2. “The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has recommended a television broadcasting standard (Rec. 2020) for ultra-high definitionmore...
  • 10/14/14 6:40 pm CDT

    Streamlined website helps visitors quickly and easily find the right electrical materials

    AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new website from 3M helps electrical design engineers to find 3M solutions for design and performance challenges facing manufacturers of electrical equipment. Based on feedback from 3M customers and technology experts, the site’s improved navigation organizes 3M electrical solutions for equipment manufacturers in a logical, user-friendly layout with searchable categories of common applications for transformers, motors andmore...