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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Zoua Vue, shopkeeperOwner of Hmong market in St. Paul looks to expand
    A hardscrabble Asian shopping bazaar attracts thousands of shoppers a day. The man behind it wants to make it even bigger, and he's looking for the city of St. Paul for help.6:55 a.m.
  • Ron PaulRon Paul stumps in Minnesota
    Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul is scheduled to hold a campaign rally Monday night at the University of Minnesota, one day before Minnesota's precinct caucuses.7:20 a.m.
  • Gov. Tim PawlentyPoll: Pawlenty scores higher approval rating than Legislature
    A new statewide poll shows a majority of Minnesotans approve of Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty's job performance, but they have mixed feelings about the DFL-controlled Legislature.7:25 a.m.
  • Baby left at hospital, apparently under safe haven law
    A 3-day-old baby is in foster care after being dropped off at Children's Hospital in St. Paul. The baby was apparently left under what's known as the "safe haven" law, which allows mothers to anonymously give up their unwanted newborns with no legal consequences.8:40 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Mortgage Fraud Rising in Las Vegas
    The FBI is cracking down on improper subprime lending. But there's a new worry as turmoil in the real estate market spreads: mortgage fraud. In Las Vegas, the number of fraud cases is rising, and the city is gaining a reputation as the mortgage fraud capital of the U.S.
  • Bond Insurers' Woes Hit Global Market
    Bond insurers are feeling the pain of the subprime mortgage mess. Four bond insurers' troubles are now impacting the global financial markets. David Wessel, economics editor at The Wall Street Journal, discusses the impact with Renee Montagne.
  • High School Teaches Thoreau in the Woods
    The Walden Project, an alternative high-school program in northern Vermont, focuses on environmental studies and the teachings of Henry David Thoreau, who did some of his best thinking outdoors at Walden Pond.
  • How to Pick a President
    In Washington, D.C., pundits and politicos alike have poured over every aspect of this year's presidential race. For a different perspective, we turn to the cowboy poet. The philospher from the far west says it's natural to want someone in office who understands you. He offers some advice on how to pick a president.
  • Judge: Navy Not Exempt from Sonar Ban
    Whether Navy sonar training exercises are harmful to marine animals has long been a point of conflict. On Monday, a federal judge in Los Angeles said President Bush cannot waive environmental laws that require the Navy to take special steps to protect whales.
  • Facebook Used to Mobilize Against FARC
    The social-networking site Facebook is being used for more than socializing. In Colombia, a Facebook page dedicated to protesting the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, that country's largest rebel group, is helping organize thousands of people in cities around the world.
  • Bolivian Leader's Successes Expose Divisions
    Bolivia's first indigenous president, whose striped sweater became his emblem, is marking his second year in office with greater state control over the oil and gas industry and a new draft constitution. But the accomplishments of Evo Morales have also exposed deep ethnic and class divides inside the nation.
  • Spoils of Yahoo Deal Would Exceed Ad Revenue
    Microsoft's first priority in its unsolicited bid for Yahoo is to compete with Google for advertising revenue that comes from online searches. But the merger would bring a lot of other goodies, too.
  • Banks Set Guidelines on Financing 'Dirty' Plants
    Three of the nation's biggest banks have announced that they're going to be much more careful about financing coal-fired power plants. The banks say they expect Congress to impose limits on carbon emissions soon and don't want to lose money on plants that aren't ready to comply with the new rules.
  • United to Charge for Extra Luggage
    Starting in May, United Airlines will charge domestic passengers with nonrefundable tickets $25 to check a second bag. United says the new system is "part of its continuing effort to offer customers choice, flexibility and low fares."

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