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  • 2/21/14 8:00 am CST

    Acquisition Expands Healthcare Analytics Product Line

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Treo Solutions, a leading provider of data analytics and business intelligence to healthcare payers and providers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Treo, which delivers analytics on data from more than 60 health plans, is an industry leader in using data analytics to redesign payment structures and transition payer and provider clients to value-based caremore...
  • 2/13/14 11:15 am CST

    Post-it Notes Come Alive with Color in Four Fresh Palettes Inspired by Destinations Around the Globe

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The iconic Post-it Note takes on a refreshed, global flare in the new Colors of the World collection by Post-it Brand from 3M, embracing the unique vibe of four premier destinations. The collection’s worldly style and colors capture the essence of top regions around the globe, including Bangkok, Mykonos, New York City and Rio de Janeiro. With this launch, internationally recognized stylist Brad Goreski celebrates the latest trends in color, allmore...
  • 2/12/14 7:00 am CST

    Comprehensive reference site helps 3M customers find multi-touch software developers and solutions for maximizing the interactive capabilities of 3M’s high-performance multi-touch displays

    LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Touch Systems Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the 3M Electronic Solutions Division, today at Digital Signal Expo 2014 announces the launch of the 3M Multi-Touch Developer Network ( This comprehensive reference web site helps 3M customers access the global network of multi-touch software applications and developers experienced in harnessing the high-performance capabilities of 3M multi-touch displaysmore...
  • 2/12/14 7:00 am CST

    Ideum’s ‘Platform 46 Coffee Table’ with Android applications previews at DSE 2014

    LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As Android development continues to surge in popularity and the expectations for multi-touch interactivity becomes the norm for commercial applications, developing a high-performance Android OS solution for large-format, multi-touch devices, such as touch tables, kiosks and wall displays, has become increasingly important. Now, thanks to the collective effort of Ideum and 3M engineers, Android developers in key markets, such as gaming andmore...
  • 2/4/14 5:26 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Directors of 3M (NYSE:MMM) today approved the authorization for the repurchase of up to $12 billion of 3M’s outstanding common stock. The authorization replaces the company’s existing repurchase program and has no pre-established closing date. As previously announced on December 17, 2013, 3M declared a dividend on the company’s common stock of 85.5 cents per share for the first quarter of 2014, a 35 percent increase overmore...
  • 2/4/14 1:59 pm CST

    3M 360 Encompass System is top performer in new Computer-Assisted Coding Software segment

    SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Health Information Systems was recognized as the “Category Leader” in two coding software categories in the "2013 Best in KLAS 2: Software & Services” report, published by KLAS Research.1 The 3M 360 Encompass System, which integrates and automates coding and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) processes, received the highest marks in the new Computer-Assisted Coding software category. 3M Codefinder Software ranked first in themore...
  • 2/4/14 9:45 am CST

    Group will study energy efficiency technologies and solutions for the Chinese market

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announces it has been selected as a partner in the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) Building Energy Efficiency consortium. The CERC, established in 2009 by President Barack Obama and President Hu Jintao, is intended to facilitate joint research and development on clean energy technology by teams of scientists and engineers from the U.S. and China. As part of the Building Energy Efficiency consortium, 3M will participate inmore...
  • 1/31/14 6:20 pm CST

    Chilean Company Develops Technology to Increase Copper Recuperation

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M, through its New Ventures Business, has invested in Lixivia, a Chilean company that 3M has been working with on an engineering process to increase recuperation of copper sulfurate above levels reached through standard industry applications. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “We believe that Lixivia’s innovative technology addresses core issues of mining companies today,” said Stefan Gabriel, president, 3M Newmore...
  • 1/30/14 6:30 am CST

    Fourth-Quarter Highlights:

    • Earnings of $1.62 per share, up 14.9 percent
    • Sales of $7.6 billion, up 2.4 percent
    • Organic local-currency sales growth of 3.4 percent
    • Operating income margins of 20.9 percent, up 1.4 percent year-on-year
    • Free cash flow conversion of 131 percent
    • Returned $2.1 billion to shareholders via dividends and gross share repurchases
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE:MMM) today reported fourth-quarter earnings of $1.62 per share, an increase of 14.9 percent versus the fourth quarter of 2012. Sales grew 2.4 percent year-on-year to $7.6 billion. Organic local-currency sales grew 3.4 percent, acquisitions added 0.7 percent to sales and currency impacts reduced sales by 1.7 percent year-on-year. Sales and per-share earnings were the highest of any fourth quarter in 3M’s history.more...
  • 1/27/14 8:00 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 Compression System (Cat #2094). The innovative Coban 2 Layer Compression System is a compression bandaging system containing two rolls – a comfort layer and compression layer. The comfort layer has beenmore...