Thursday A.M. Report

Como Northtown, Affinity Plus may merge: Como Northtown Community Credit Union in St. Paul is weighing a possible merger with Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union. St. Paul-based Affinity Plus, which has $1.3 billion in assets, is much larger than Como Northtown, which has only $37 million in assets. Read full story

Best Buy expands used video game trade-in service: Best Buy Co. Inc. is expanding a service that allows consumers to trade in used video games for gift cards at its stores, the company announced Thursday. The Richfield-based retailer has already tested such a program at several locations, and is now expanding the service to nearly 600 stores. Read full story

Regis misses estimates, but turns a profit: Although Regis Corp. posted a profit of $18.3 million in the fourth quarter, its adjusted earnings and revenue fell below analysts’ expectations. Regis’ earnings per share for the quarter totaled 30 cents. Its profit was reduced by 4 cents due to income tax expenses related to a third-quarter impairment charge. Read full story

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