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Wednesday P.M. Report

H.B. Fuller swings to profit in 4Q, Apple coming to Uptown, Cargill’s Truvia goes into yogurt, Carlson triples India presence.

H.B. Fuller swings to a profit in 4Q, beats expectations: H.B. Fuller Co. said today that its fourth-quarter results swung to a profit, a year after the St. Paul-based adhesives and sealants manufacturer had to write off goodwill related to an acquisition. Fuller reported a profit of $24.6 million, or 50 cents per share, for the quarter ended Nov. 28, versus a loss of $42.4 million, or 88 cents per share, for the same quarter a year ago. Read full story

Apple Store coming to Uptown Minneapolis: Apple Computer Inc. has begun hiring for a new store in Uptown, apparently confirming longstanding rumors that the computer company would open a location in the Minneapolis neighborhood. Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple’s employment Web page now lists jobs for an Uptown store, though it gives no exact address or opening date. Read full story

Cargill sweetener Truvia dives into yogurt: Agriculture giant Cargill Inc.’s no-calorie natural sweetener Truvia has made its way into another tabletop favorite, yogurt. Wayzata-based Cargill is teaming up with Breyers Yogurt Co. to market YoCrunch 100 Calorie Packs, which feature the sweetener made from the Asian stevia plant. Read full story

Carlson Hotels Worldwide tripling India presence: Carlson Hotels Worldwide plans to triple the number of hotels it operates in India, adding 50 properties in the Asian giant by the end of 2012. “We are optimistic about India and its growth prospects as a leading emerging economy,” Hubert Joly, Carlson’s president and CEO, said at a forum today in Mumbai. Read full story