Macy's to cut jobs after poor holiday season Retailer Macy's plans to cut around 270 jobs in the Midwest, including about 100 in the Minneapolis region. The company announced its plans after a disappointing holiday season. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talked with Howard Davidowitz, the chairman of a retail consulting and investment banking firm in New York.6:55 a.m.
Red Lake tribe resumes commercial fishing industry Commercial walleye fishing on the Red Lake Indian Reservation is making a comeback after being idle for more than a decade. The industry was shut down in 1995 after the walleye population crashed because of overfishing.7:25 a.m.
How would a NWA/Delta merger affect Minnesota? Merger discussions between Eagan-based Northwest Airlines and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines appear to be on a fast-track. If the two carriers merge, the combination could crimp parts of Minnesota's economy. That is, if a merger leads to the loss of the Twin Cities hub or Northwest's corporate headquarters -- or both.7:55 a.m.
Economy Looms over Michigan Primary
Michigan is the first state with a large and diverse population to hold a primary this year. It is also the first place where the economy has dominated the debate. The presidential campaign focuses on troubles of domestic automakers whose problems are at the heart of a troubled Michigan economy.
Pulp Fiction Murdered Long Sentences
Although the genre has acquired a trashy reputation, pulp fiction is full of language worth relishing, says Otto Penzler editor of The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps. Magazines that sold for just a few cents in the '20s killed excessive prose and gave us the hard-boiled detective that continues to fill pop culture today.
Vt. Town's Way of Life Fades as Border Tightens
For many in Derby Line, Vt. — one of the northernmost points of the state — Canada is literally across the street. The border checkpoint used to be little more than a formality. But last year, residents suddenly began to face much more intense scrutiny.
Race in Presidential Race: Harmless or Offensive
The dispute between Democratic presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama about the role of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, reveals differences in perceptions of voters.
Baseball Officials to Testify Before Congress
Major League Baseball's top officials head to Capitol Hill to update lawmakers on efforts to rid the sport of performance-enhancing drugs. Lawmakers are expected to probe: How did baseball's steroids era happen? What can be done now to further strengthen anti-doping efforts?
Bush, Saudi King Discuss Rising Oil Prices
President Bush spends a second day in Saudi Arabia while on an eight-day trip to the Middle East. He says he spoke with Saudi King Abdullah, whose nation holds the world's largest oil reserves, about rising oil prices. They recently topped $100 a barrel.
Supreme Court Reviews Case of Illegal Search
Supreme Court justices heard arguments in the case of a man who was stopped for driving with a suspended license in Virginia. Instead of following a state law that directs police to write a ticket and let suspended drivers go, officers arrested David Moore and searched him.
China Rejects Stake in Citigroup
China's government is rejecting one of its bank's plans to invest billions of dollars in the U.S. financial giant Citigroup. The move comes as Citigroup announces billions in losses. China and other Asian and Middle Eastern governments have been investing heavily in U.S. companies.
Scrabble Maker Hasbro Mad over Scrabulous
Scrabble is one of the most popular board games, with more than 100 million sets sold worldwide. An online version of the game, called Scrabulous, is getting a lot of attention. But Hasbro, the maker of Scrabble, isn't happy. That's because it isn't the maker of Scrabulous.