Vikings stadium funding counts on Twins merchandise sales The clock is ticking down at the Capitol on a potential deal to build a new football stadium for the Minnesota Vikings, including ways to pay for it. Surprisingly, some of the biggest contributors to that effort may be Minnesota Twins fans.8:45 a.m.
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Killer Storms Hit Southern States
It was another day of utter devastation across the southeastern United States Wednesday. Scores of people were killed in a half-dozen states by storms bearing tornadoes. Residents of Alabama were especially hard-hit.
Bernanke Expects Jobs Market To Strengthen
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke conducted the first full-fledged news conference ever by a Fed chairman Wednesday. The simple fact that the event took place was the big news, but the gathering did yield several interesting nuggets.
Patriots Punter Interns At Private Equity Firm
The NFL draft begins Thursday but unless the league and the players' union come to an agreement on a new contract, the 2011 season might not happen. Some players have backup plans. Zoltan Mesko, the punter for the New England Patriots, is learning about the private equities market.
Refugees Stream Into Tunisia To Flee Libya Fighting
Heavy fighting over the past 10 days has prompted civilians to flee through a border post captured by rebels last week. One man who made it across the border with his father says he was escaping from "hell." The U.N. estimates that more than 30,000 Libyans have fled into southern Tunisia this month.
Hisham Matar On The Power Of Libyan Fiction
Writer Hisham Matar, who was nominated for the Booker Prize for his book, In The Country of Men, speaks with Renee Montagne about writing and fiction in an unstable Libya.
Supreme Court Imposes Limits On Class Actions
The court handed corporations a major victory. By a 5-4 vote, the justices ruled Wednesday that companies can enforce contracts that bar consumers and employees from banding together to bring class action suits.
Rebuilding A Soy Sauce Company, From The Barrel Up
Michihiro Kono lost his factory, storeroom, customer records and two of his employees in the tsunami. But the ninth-generation CEO of Yagisawa Co. is determined to rebuild his soy sauce business, despite the odds.
Pepsi Unveils 'Social Vending' Machine
The new machine lets you buy drinks for other people. You digitally enter the recipient's name, phone number and a message into the machine. Then, your friend can pick up the soda at any other social vending machine in the country.