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All Things Considered
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Vote No RallyFoes of marriage amendment add almost $3M to coffers
    Minnesotans United for All Families -- the largest group opposed to the proposed marriage amendment in the state's constitution -- raised $2.75 million since its last report in late September.4:49 p.m.
  • 2012 LegislatureIn campaign's closing days, Minn. DFL has more cash than GOP
    As legislative candidates vie for votes in the final days of the campaign, there's a separate, less obvious battle going on between the parties: In the money war between the state's Democrats and Republicans, the Democrats have the clear upper hand a week from Election Day.4:52 p.m.
  • Bill ClintonClinton stumps for Obama in Minnesota as election draws near
    Aiming to boost the prospects of President Barack Obama and other Democratic candidates in Minnesota as voters prepare to go to the polls next week, former President Bill Clinton visited Minnesota today to make the case for the Obama administration's economic record.5:20 p.m.
  • Sandy could give Target a small sales bump
    In the days leading up to the storm, Target likely got a sales bump from customers stocking up on essentials like food, flashlights and batteries.5:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Sandy Continues To Disrupt Lives As It Heads West
    Audie Cornish talks to Joe Palca for the latest on where Sandy is and what she is doing.
  • Rising Waters Leave Some Trapped in Moonachie, N.J.
    The power was still out in northern New Jersey on Tuesday. Floodwaters from Sandy trapped people in their homes and spread debris over a large area.
  • Losses From Sandy Could Reach $50 Billion
    Damage estimates from Sandy started pouring in on Tuesday, leaving many wondering what's covered by insurance and what isn't. Early estimates are pegging total losses from Sandy at between $30 and $50 billion. That would make it a very costly storm, but not close to the economic damage wrought by Katrina.
  • Sandy Leaves A Mess In Lower Manhattan
    Sandy took a big swipe at lower Manhattan on Monday, which is best known for Wall Street and the financial district. While the New York Stock Exchange will be back in operation on Wednesday, some small businesses took a much more punishing hit.
  • Why Does The Stock Exchange Need A Trading Floor?
    The New York Stock Exchange was closed Monday and Tuesday because of Sandy. The CEO of the Exchange says everyone's pushing to reopen stock markets no later than Wednesday. Which raises the question — why do we need a physical trading floor to conduct business? Robert Siegel asks that question of Professor Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Large Power Outages Raise Concerns For Election Day
    The devastation from Sandy has raised questions about whether Election Day can, or should, be moved in some of the hardest hit areas. The law governing when the presidential election is held is not clear about what to do in an emergency.
  • Neil Young Still Vital On 'Psychedelic Pill'
    Whenever things get too cozy on Psychedelic Pill, Crazy Horse is there to rearrange the furniture. When the singing stops and Young falls into one of the band's epic guitar journeys, the music positively erupts.
  • Paid In America: The Road To The Middle
    In the second of a three-part series, All Things Considered asks several Americans with incomes solidly in the mid-five figures why they feel they've landed on the middle of the nation's economic ladder.
  • Romney Blurs Campaigning Line At Ohio Event
    Governor Mitt Romney's campaign converted a Dayton, Ohio, campaign stop into a "relief" event for victims of Sandy. But it still bore many of the hallmarks of a traditional campaign event. The Romney campaign was also responding to questions about comments the Republican presidential nominee made last year about partially privatizing and devolving to states certain functions of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
  • Re-Election Campaign Reveals A President Looking For The Right Balance
    Over the course of a long campaign, Americans have gotten a chance to learn more about President Obama. His personality and his performance as a leader, a debater and a candidate have all been under the microscope.

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