Both campaigns pleased with recount so far On day two of the U.S. Senate recount, the campaigns of Republican Sen. Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken are both saying they are pleased so far, not only with the process but with the initial numbers as well.5:19 p.m.
State jobless rate rises to 6 percent Minnesota's unemployment rate ticked up in October to 6 percent, up a tenth of a percent from the month before. The Department of Employment and Economic Development says the state lost 7,500 jobs last month.5:50 p.m.
Congress Stalls Automakers' Bid For Relief
After the Big Three auto executives spent two days seeking support on Capitol Hill for a bailout, the grand finale is no finale at all. Democratic leaders say they are delaying a vote until the auto companies present a plan showing how they will restructure their business.
Waxman Wrests Key House Panel From Dingell
In a power shift in the House, Rep. Henry Waxman of California has defeated Rep. John Dingell of Michigan for the chairmanship of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Addressing The Threat Of Deflation
As central banks continue to slash interest rates almost to zero, prices can plummet. It creates a liquidity trap, as it did in the 1930s and in Japan during the 1990s. Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff outlines what deflation could mean for modern America.
Under Obama's Watch, NASA Shuttle Fleet To Retire
NASA's aging shuttle fleet is expected to be retired before the agency has a new space transportation system in place. The GAO has identified this spaceship gap as one of 13 urgent issues facing the new administration.
A Friendly Transition On Foreign Affairs
Recent moves on foreign policy may make it easier for the new White House to pick up where the old one left off in key areas: Iraq, North Korea, Iran and Cuba. Domestic policy is a different story.
Judge Orders 5 Freed From Guantanamo
The judge said there was no evidence to justify the detention of the Algerians, who have spent seven years in detention. They could be sent to Bosnia, where they were arrested in connection with an alleged terrorist plot.
Afghan Official: Engaging Taliban 'Necessary Evil'
Said Jawad, Afghan ambassador to the U.S., defended talks between his country's government and the Taliban. Assistant Secretary of State Richard Boucher said he thinks the way to achieve stability is by reaching out to the Afghan people.
Restored Fontainebleau Graces Miami Beach
The Fontainebleau Hotel was once the height of Miami Beach sophistication. Now the hotel will reopen after a $1 billion renovation, but it's not clear the Florida economy is ready to support it.