Legislators, businesses criticize JOBZ The future of Minnesota's JOBZ program is in the hands of the state legislature. Gov. Tim Pawlenty calls it "the mother of all economic development incentives," but some lawmakers want to end the program. Although JOBZ provides tax breaks, not all business owners are happy with it either.6:49 a.m.
Memories of Jackie Robinson April 15 is the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers, when he broke Major League Baseball's color barrier. A Twin Cities resident shares his memories of Robinson, and their friendship that lasted more than 20 years.7:50 a.m.
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Bombers Target Private Iraqi Commuter Buses
Because of the violence in Baghdad, more people have been relying on privately owned minibuses to get to work in the Iraqi capital. Now those buses have become targets for suicide bombers.
Moscow Protesters Vow to Defy Kremlin Ban
Russian authorities have banned Saturday's planned demonstration in Moscow against the Kremlin. The "Other Russia" coalition, led by former chess champion Garry Kasparov, says it will go ahead anyway.
Wolfowitz Feels the Heat at the World Bank
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Senate Legislative Wins May Be Short-Lived
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Firing by CBS Radio Takes Imus Off the Air
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A Deeply Imperfect 'Perfect Stranger'
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Dow Chemical Fires Two Top Executives
Two executives accused of holding secret discussions about a leveraged buyout offer for Dow Chemical Company have been fired. The company has been the subject of takeover rumors for weeks.
Lawmakers, Lenders Target Subprime-Loan Issue
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Home Nail-Gun Injuries Are on the Rise
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cites 37,000 nail-gun injuries in its most recent annual report — up 200 percent since 1991. Home use may explain the trend. Injuries among professional construction workers remained static.
White House, Congress Spar Over E-Mail Release
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