A new normal for Twin Cities commuters The new I-35W bridge opened this morning, less than 14 months after the old span collapsed into the Mississippi River. For drivers, what used to be a routine trip before the collapse, was -- at least for today -- anything but routine.5:20 p.m.
State's jobless rate rises again Minnesota's unemployment rate rose to 6.2 percent in August, its highest level since 1985. Minnesota's employers cut 3,100 jobs last month, but some industries were adding employees.5:49 p.m.
CEO: Google Searching For Energy Solutions
A partnership between Google and General Electric is designed to invest in — and promote — technologies for renewable energy. Google CEO Eric Schmidt says his company has a vested interest because of the vast amount of energy it consumes.
Spiritual Subway: Islam Ads Seek To Educate NYC
An Islamic awareness group is hoping a new ad campaign will help the millions of people who ride the New York City subway system every day learn more about Islam. The ads have sparked a public debate, but most riders asked say they don't even notice them.
Luke Doucet's 'Long Haul Driver' Gets It Right
Nothing is more conspicuous, yet more invisible, than a big truck. Luke Doucet spends so much time on the road as a touring musician that he began to imagine what it would be like to live the life of a trucker. "Long Haul Driver" gets it just right on his seventh album, Blood's Too Rich.
Little Cheer For Morgan, Goldman Amid Stock Yo-Yo
There has been no relief for Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs. Morgan's stock was down 43 percent at one point despite reports of ongoing talks with China Investment Corp., which already owns a nearly 10 percent stake in the investment bank.
Do Federal Moves Take Us Back To The New Deal?
The takeover of American International Group is the latest attempt to rescue private sector companies from the brink of ruin. Some economists smell socialism. Others, looking to history, defend the bailouts.
In Ads, McCain, Obama Claim Best Economic Plan
A Barack Obama ad this week pointed to John McCain's comments that the fundamental of the economy were still strong. Politico's Jonathan Martin says the McCain campaign knows that was a gaffe. He says McCain's own ad presents the Republican as an economic populist.
Past Financial Crises Spurred Laws, Agencies
The current calls for new financial regulation has some historical precedent. Business scandals and financial turmoil in the past have not only sparked legislation, but entire new agencies.
Democrats, GOP Battle Over Nevada Swing County
Washoe County, Nev., is a swing county in a swing state, one that both parties see as pivotal to winning Nevada. Traditionally a Republican county, over the past year Democrats have made significant inroads there. But the McCain campaign has built strong ground operations as well.
Year After Tragedy, New Minneapolis Bridge Opens
Thirteen months after a bridge collapse in Minneapolis killed 13 people, a replacement has opened for traffic. Some Twin Cities commuters marveled at the speed of the reopening, but others say they can't bring themselves to drive over it.