What should be done with leftover campaign money? When the legislative session convenes next month, one ex-lawmaker will be encouraging his former colleagues to change the state regulations regarding leftover campaign money. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer spoke with former DFL lawmaker Wes Skoglund.7:25 a.m.
New techniques can make physical therapy a game New technology is helping people who are paralyzed a chance to use of their arms and legs again. Studies show the device called Bioness, works with stroke patients. A Sioux Falls rehabilitation center is testing how it works with patients suffering from a spinal cord injury.7:50 a.m.
Markets with Chris Farrell Amid a volatile market and concerns about a downturn in the economy, Minnesota Public Radio's chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell discusses the latest economic news.7:55 a.m.
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Florida Primary: Big Prize for GOP Hopefuls
Tuesday's Florida primary is a major focus for Republican presidential hopefuls, who are vying for a big chunk of delegates. And Sen. Hillary Clinton seeks to revive the relevance of a discarded Democratic contest.
Latino Vote Marked by 'Generation Gap'
Education and conservative views of family values are among the leading concerns of Latino voters, while immigration issues fall well down the list. But young Latinos may be reshaping overall voting tendencies.
FBI's New Technology Revolutionizes DNA Analysis
At the FBI Crime Lab in Quantico, Va., experts are finding new and better uses for what many people see as a forensic sure thing — DNA. Cases unsolvable just a decade ago, are now ripe for reopening.
Indonesia's Suharto Left Iron-Fisted Legacy
Former Indonesian dictator Suharto was buried Monday at a state funeral with full military honors. The former army general presided over a brutal regime. As many as 1 million political opponents died in purges.
Democrats Turn Focus to 'Super Tuesday'
All three Democratic candidates for president are back on the campaign trail after Sen. Barack Obama's big win in South Carolina. Sen. Hillary Clinton and former Sen. John Edwards hope to rebound on Feb. 5, when many states hold primaries.
Bush 'SOU' Speeches Reflect Shifting Focus
President Bush is preparing for his final State of the Union address Monday night. In previous years, the president used the speech to make a case for war, promote tax cuts and call for sweeping changes to Social Security.
Foreign Markets Open Lower
Asian markets tumbled Monday and European markets are also down in trading. The losses suggest that last week's big cut in interest rates by the U.S. Federal Reserve wasn't enough to calm uncertainty about the U.S. economy.
French Trader Accused of Tweaking Bank Computers
Societe Generale officials say a 31-year-old trader blamed for more than $7 billion in losses tampered with the French bank's computer security systems to make secret trades. But lawyers for Jerome Kerviel say he's a scapegoat who did nothing wrong.
Stimulus Plan May Help California Real Estate
California's real-estate industry awaits a plan to raise the limit on mortgages backed by federal agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The move, part of a stimulus package Congress is considering, would lower borrowing costs and open up credit in higher-price housing markets.
Countrywide CEO Folds 'Parachute'
The CEO of the ailing California-based mortgage lender Countrywide Financial, Angelo Mozilo, says he will give up $37.5 million in cash that was granted in his severance package. He still faces questioning on Capitol Hill about what went wrong with the lender, which has agreed to be acquired by Bank of America Corp.