Small towns 'just one disaster away' Tough economic times are forcing cities of all stripes to re-examine how they spend tax dollars. But in small towns like Floodwood, many worry their actual existence is endangered.3:20 p.m.
Small towns 'just one disaster away' Tough economic times are forcing cities of all stripes to re-examine how they spend tax dollars. But in small towns like Floodwood, many worry their actual existence is endangered.5:20 p.m.
Squabbles In Washington Frustrate Job Seekers
Since September, President Obama and Republicans in Congress have been fighting over jobs. With so much political focus on jobs, NPR checks back in with the people we've been following as part of our Road Back to Work series. They started the year unemployed and searching for work.
Europe's Debt Crisis Moves Toward Bigger Economies
As investors lose confidence in the eurozone, interest rates are rising everywhere but Germany. Economists say that even France could be dragged into a situation like Italy, where more expensive borrowing necessitates deep budget cuts. Leaders are at odds over whether countries should spend or cut their way to health.
New Owners, New Dreams For Baseball Mecca
The iconic baseball diamond, two-bedroom house, and 193-acres from the 1989 movie Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa, was sold. About 65,000 people visit the free-admission site every year to play pick-up baseball and view the scenes from the movie. The new owners plan to develop the site, building a baseball/softball complex for national youth baseball tournaments.
Other Victims Of Arizona Rampage Move On Without Letting Go
"I can think about it now without sobbing," says Suzi Hileman, who was wounded in the shooting rampage that left six people dead and 13, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, injured. Others who survived or lost loved ones are also finding ways to cope.
Gingrich On Defensive Over Freddie Mac Report
GOP presidential hopeful and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich remained on the defensive Wednesday after reports emerged detailing his consulting work for the mortgage giant Freddie Mac. Specifically, he did not confirm or deny that he earned some $1.6 million from Freddie over a 12-year period.
As Gingrich Surges, He Has Catching Up To Do In N.H.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has surged to the top tier of the GOP presidential field after some strong debate performances and some blunders by his rivals. But he faces challenges in early-voting states like New Hampshire, where he has few staffers on the ground.
Pacific Rim Deal May Force New Balance To Run
One company that's not happy about the prospect of a new trade deal with Pacific Rim nations is the running shoe manufacturer New Balance. New Balance still makes some of its shoes in the U.S. and it doesn't want to lose tariff protection. In fact, the company says, if it does, it will have to close its U.S. factories.
In 'Birds,' Sis Makes A Dream World For Grown-Ups
Author and illustrator Peter Sis is known for his fantastical children's books, but his latest project is meant for more grown-up imaginations. Adapted from a 12th century Persian poem, The Conference of the Birds tells the story of thousands of birds who together fly off in search of their king.