Fewer home buyers trading up keeps prices down The housing market is in a long slump, but sales of low-priced homes in the Twin Cities metro area are actually brisk. On the other hand, homes in the mid to high price ranges are selling very slowly.5:19 p.m.
Family, friends remember Minn. Army Ranger With the passing of another soldier in the Middle East with Minnesota ties, the past few days have been some of the toughest in years for Minnesota families with loved ones at war.5:24 p.m.
Two Military Daughters Start Sisterhood For Teens
Two teenage girls from California are trying to organize a statewide get-together for daughters of troops who have gone to war. Moranda Hern and Kaylei Deakin have put up videos on YouTube and appealed for help from the National Guard in Sacramento.
A Small Step To The Moon, A Giant Leap To Mars
The first astronauts — swaggering test pilots and fighter jocks — set NASA's original can-do tone. But after NASA reached the moon, senior people left and were replaced by management types. NASA's dynamic has slowed, but the sheer distance to Mars is not to be underestimated.
Not Going Gently: Remembering Walter Cronkite
At the beginning of this decade, independent producer John McDonough helped bring Water Cronkite to the listeners of National Public Radio. McDonough says the unexpected endurance of Cronkite and his reputation — long after his official retirement — was a kind of shadow that stalked CBS news for more than 20 years.
U.S., India Announce Defense, Nuclear Deals
The U.S. and India agreed Monday on a defense pact as well as two sites for U.S. firms to build nuclear power plants. The agreements were announced by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Indian counterpart, S.M. Krishna.
Pakistan City Highlights Border's Lawlessness
The Pakistani city of Dera Ismail Khan has become a nest of militants, killing and suspicion as the army presses its offensive against the Taliban. The city provides a glimpse into the lawlessness that exists along the border area.
Missing U.S. Soldier 'A Very Fine Person'
The spokeswoman for the family of Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier captured in Afghanistan, says he is doing the best he can under the circumstances. Sue Martin, owner of Zaney's River Street Coffee House in Hailey, Idaho, where Bergdahl worked before he enlisted, says he is a great example of a young man from America.
Companies Count On Growth Of Mobile Banking
Outside of the U.S., millions of people use their cell phones to make financial transactions. That concept hasn't caught on here in the U.S. But big companies like MasterCard want to change that, specifically when it comes to mobile payments.
Google Voice, Apple Stores Examined
The fledgling Google Voice program and Microsoft's latest bid to compete with Apple through physical stores are highlights of this week's installment of All Tech Considered. Omar Gallaga, technology culture reporter for the Austin American-Statesman, offers his insight.
On 40th Anniversary, Moon Landing Examined
Forty years ago today, astronaut Neil Armstrong took that fateful first step onto the moon, effectively putting an end to the space race and expanding the boundaries of science and engineering.
What Do Kids Think Of Another Moon Shot?
Many people working at NASA now were inspired by the Apollo missions they saw on TV as kids. What that future holds may indeed depend on how young people now think about going to the moon and beyond.