Four Rose Rees winners share their views on peace Four Minnesota recipients of the Rose Rees Peace Awards read their essays. The Rose Rees Peace Awards commemorates Rose Rees, who died in 1935 while serving as president of NCJW's Minneapolis Section and founder of the World Affairs Council of Minneapolis.6:55 a.m.
Effectiveness of flu vaccine on elderly questioned A growing body of research shows that the influenza vaccine does not help reduce flu deaths among the elderly. That runs contrary to conventional medical wisdom that recommended flu shots especially older people and children.7:20 a.m.
Life as a movie maverick While some film directors dream of dominating Hollywood, directors like Rob Nilsson just dream of telling perfect stories. For the last 30 years Nilsson has been a favorite of many critics, while working outside the studio system.
Nilsson will appear tonight and tomorrow at the Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival to talk about his unusual collaboration with actor Stacy Keach.8:25 a.m.
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Goldman Sachs Executives Lambasted By Senate Panel
With the effort to overhaul financial regulations running into problems in the Senate, lawmakers from both parties ripped into Goldman Sachs Tuesday. A Senate subcommittee, led by Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), repeatedly admonished Goldman Sachs executives for selling risky securities and deceiving its clients.
Unemployment Pushes Workers Into Early Retirement
A 20 percent increase in retirement applications last year was something of a surprise to the Social Security Administration. Many older Americans needed to tap into their retirement benefits after losing their jobs during the recession.
Dorothea Lange: Drawing Beauty Out Of Desolation
The photographer captured some of the most enduring images of the Great Depression. Linda Gordon, author of Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits, says Lange had the power to draw people out, but she herself was very private.
Washington To Step Up Mine Safety Enforcement
The head of the federal agency that oversees mine safety is promising tougher enforcement of regulations but says he needs more authority. Joe Main testified before a Senate panel looking into the West Virginia mine tragedy earlier this month. He says the government will start going directly to federal court to shut down mines that make a habit of ignoring safety.
Farm Workers Unsure How Health Law Helps Them
Some 70 percent of agricultural workers in California are uninsured. The new health care law will benefit many of those workers through an expanded Medi-Cal program and government subsidies to buy private health insurance. But how will new mandates affect farmers and farm workers — especially those who are undocumented and are barred from buying health coverage through the exchange?
Spinal Muscular Atrophy 'Doesn't Define Me'
SMA, which stands for Spinal Muscular Atrophy, occurs in one of every 6,000 births. Commentator Ben Mattlin has a SMA and is paraplegic. He is often asked what he would do if a cure became available. His answer: He wouldn't choose to be cured.
Financial Crisis Rattles European Markets
European stock markets are lower. The debt trouble in Greece and fears of a spillover into the rest of Europe continue to worry investors. Stock markets across Asia ended the day lower Wednesday. Investors around the world are worried that governments will not be able to pay off their debts.
Europe Looks To Germany To Support Greece
The heads of the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank are briefing politicians in Berlin on the importance of supporting Greece through its debt problems. Greece has asked the IMF and its European partners for assistance. Such a measure would need parliamentary approval in Germany, and polls show a large majority of Germans oppose providing Greece with financial aid.
European Crisis Means Money Flows To U.S.
Greece's debts are unsettling the European economy but that is a bright spot for the U.S. economy. More money is flowing into the U.S. from overseas investors. Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel of The Wall Street Journal about positive signs in the U.S. economy.
'Street Fighter' Has Been Very Good to Capcom
Japanese game maker Capcom is still updating its now 23-year-old video game "Street Fighter." Over the years, Capcom has updated the technology and tweaked the titles. And still, the money rolls in. It's latest version, "Super Street Fighter IV," has been at number one on Amazon's top-selling video game list for the last two months.