American Indians and the election As this year's election unfolds, the media is tracking many different voter groups. One group that has not recieved as much attention is the 60,000 American Indians who live in Minnesota. "In the Loop" invited a group of American Indians to discuss the upcoming election.6:50 a.m.
A look inside Northwest's new partner The long-awaited merger between Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines and Eagan-based Northwest Airlines has finally been announced. The combined airline will be branded as Delta and based in Atlanta. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talked with MPR reporter Annie Baxter about Delta CEO Richard Anderson and Delta's 80-year history.8:25 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
China's Food Prices Rise as Population, Wealth Grow
Rising global food prices are often blamed on China's increasing consumption. But some economists, who note the country's high export rates, say it's not that simple. One factor: More wealth has brought an appetite for more meat.
Displaced Iraqis Turn to Militias for Help
There are nearly 3 million internally displaced people in Iraq ,and the government has done little to help them. A new report by Refugees International indicates militias, like the one loyal to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, are stepping in to help displaced communities. The militias also find this a fertile recruiting field.
Berlusconi, Northern League Notch Wins in Italy
In Italy, voters elected former conservative Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's center-right coalition back into power. The election signals the collapse of the radical left, while the anti-immigration party, the Northern League, doubled its base.
University Goes to Court to Stop Animal Activists
Animal rights activists throughout the University of California system have been aggressively targeting science faculty members who experiment on animals. Now the university system is asking for a court order to stop the escalating threats and protests.
New PAC Rallies Pro-Israel Jews for Mideast Peace
A pro-Israel lobby and political action committee launches Tuesday in Washington. Organizers of the group — J Street — say they want to show that there is support in the American Jewish community for a stronger push for peace in the Middle East.
Delta, Northwest Approve Merger
Delta Air Lines has reached an agreement with Northwest Airlines to take over Northwest. The deal still needs antitrust approval. David Field, U.S. editor for Airline Business magazine, talks about the proposed merger that would create the world's biggest carrier.
Washington Mutual Directors Face Shakeup
The nation's largest savings and loan, Washington Mutual, is practically drowning in bad loans. Now, some members of the company's board of directors may be on the way out.
Study Ties Testosterone to Market Risks, Losses
An study suggests that high testosterone levels can lead to more profit. Testosterone is linked to male aggression and sexual interest. It also promotes confidence and risk-taking. But the study of 17 traders in London suggests that high testosterone also can lead to bigger losses.