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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Dr. Jon HallbergAsk Dr. Jon Hallberg: The price we pay for drugs
    American spend over $325 billion annually on drugs, but lately there's been a dip in pharmaceutical spending.4:48 p.m.
  • Best BuyBest Buy reports 1Q loss of $81M
    Best Buy Co. on Tuesday reported a loss in its fiscal first quarter as it sold its stake in Best Buy Europe and works on a turnaround plan that includes cutting costs and closing some stores.4:54 p.m.
  • Assistant Senate Majority Leader Katie SiebenDemocrats, Republicans push their take on the legislative session
    DFL leaders said they'd ended years of chronic budget and financial problems for the state. Republicans called the five-month session a political blunder of historic proportions.5:20 p.m.
  • Metro Light RailStatus-quo transportation bill disappoints transit advocates
    Minnesota lawmakers passed a so-called "lights-on" bill for transportation this session, which doesn't include either a gas tax increase or a metro sales tax increase for transit. The bill passed without the new revenue many transportation advocates had hoped to gain for a long list of transit projects and road improvements.5:24 p.m.
  • TornadoTornado plans required for Minnesota schools
    In Minnesota, schools are required to have plans in place in case a tornado strikes. One Minnesota school destroyed by a tornado three years ago was rebuilt with twisters in mind.5:53 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Moore, Okla., Tornado Was 'Storm Of Storms'
    Melissa Block and Robert Siegel give the latest in Oklahoma after a huge tornado tore through the state on Monday.
  • Okla. Tornado Survivors Try To Collect Lives After Storm
    For some neighbors in Moore, Okla., the decision of taking cover away from home or sheltering in place made the difference between life and death.
  • Storm Chasers Seek Thrills, But Also Chance To Warn Others
    When disaster strikes, our natural instinct is to take cover and seek shelter. But in severe weather, especially the type that breeds tornadoes like we saw in Oklahoma and parts of the Midwest this week, there are those who ride toward the storm.
  • 'Reinventing The Register' May Take Time For Square
    Square is the much buzzed-about digital payments company started by the founder of Twitter. With the launch of a new product last week, we check in on the company's promise to revolutionize how we buy things.
  • China Builds Museums, But Filling Them Is Another Story
    China has been building museums with abandon, opening about 100 annually in recent years. Two of the biggest opened on the same day last fall on opposite banks of Shanghai's Huangpu River. But filling these museums — with both art and visitors — is proving more challenging.
  • Apple CEO Defends Tax Practices At Senate Hearing
    Apple CEO Tim Cook faced tough questions on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. He defended a tax strategy that allows Apple to avoid taxes on tens of billions of dollars of profits. Cook also called on the Congress to lower the U.S. corporate tax rate.
  • JPMorgan Chase CEO Spared By Shareholders
    JPMorgan Chase shareholders have rejected a proposal to force Jamie Dimon to give up his dual role as both chairman and CEO of the bank. Of the shareholders who voted, 32 percent voted to split the roles. A year ago 40 percent voted in favor.
  • Latest Health Hurdle: Buying Insurance Without A Bank Account
    Most health plans accept a credit card for the first month's premium and then require customers to pay monthly with a check or an electronic transfer from a bank account. For people without a banking relationship, these transactions can be tricky.
  • Book Review: 'King Of Cuba'
    Alan Cheuse reviews the novel King of Cuba by Cristina Garcia.
  • Discovering A Family Member's Lost Time In Amsterdam
    When Margot Adler learned that a cousin had hidden from the Nazis in Amsterdam, she was stunned. Adler started digging around and discovered that like Anne Frank, 25,000 Dutch Jews hid, and two-thirds of them survived. Her cousin was one of them.

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