Friday P.M. Report

Ryan Cos. lands $88M Whipple rehab job: Ryan Cos. won an $88 million construction-management contract for the Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building at Fort Snelling. The project gives Minneapolis-based Ryan the largest share of one of the largest construction projects, public or private, in the Twin Cities pipeline today. Read full story

Petters: Employees ‘set me up’; closing arguments Monday: Tom Petters’ testimony in his own defense wrapped up this morning, with Petters claiming that former employee and key government witness Deanna Coleman set him up with “prefabricated questions” in secretly recorded conversations. Read full story 

FICO loses credit score trademark fight: Minnetonka-based Fair Isaac Corp., also known as FICO, lost its lawsuit today against some of its competitors over the use of credit scores. A federal district court jury in Minneapolis ruled in favor of the defendants Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Experian Information Solutions Inc., Chicago-based Trans Union and Stamford, Conn.-based VantageScore Solutions. FICO said it plans to appeal the ruling. Read full story

Target, General Mills, 3M rank on Fortune’s ‘leadership’ list: Fortune magazine released its 2009 list of Top Companies for Leaders, and it included several local corporations. The highest-ranked Twin Cities-based company was General Mills, which came in third in the Global Top 25. 3M Co. was 16th, and Cargill placed 17th. Read full story

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