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Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Vikings fansMinnesota Vikings stadium bill wins House approval
    By a 73-58 margin Monday night, the Minnesota House of Representatives approved funding for a $975 million Vikings stadium at the site of the Metrodome in Minneapolis.6:55 a.m.
  • Vikings fansMinnesota Senate debates the Vikings stadium bill
    The proposal for a new publicly-subsidized stadium for the Minnesota Vikings is still alive. The Minnesota House passed the measure last night on a 73 to 58 vote. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer discussed the legislation with two Senators.7:40 a.m.
  • Author Julie SchumacherJulie Schumacher and the unsinkable power of words
    "The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls," a teen novel by St. Paul-based writer, Julie Schumacher, reads like an adventure story, but at its heart it is about the power of words.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Long-Term-Care Insurance: Who Needs It?
    As the nation's roughly 78 million baby boomers move into old age, the need for long-term care will soar. But when it comes to long-term-care insurance, relatively few sign up. The policies can be expensive and some big insurance companies have stopped offering them.
  • Bill Would Have Businesses Foot Cost Of Cyberwar
    With a raft of cybersecurity proposals under consideration in Congress, the U.S. business community is making increasingly clear that it opposes new regulations that would require private companies to adhere to minimum performance standards or report all cyber intrusions they experience to the government.
  • Bond Market Shrugs Off France's Presidential Vote
    The arguments for growth policies as opposed to austerity are taking center stage in Europe after the French and Greek elections. French President-elect Francois Hollande was voted in to a large extent because of his pro-growth, anti-austerity rhetoric, but he is not rejecting austerity altogether.
  • Desperate Sudanese Flee Bombing In Nuba Mountains
    A conflict in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan has forced thousands to flee bombardment and hunger for newly independent neighbor South Sudan. The refugees from Sudan's last oil-producing state at Yida camp say they are being punished for fighting alongside the South in Sudan's bitter civil war.
  • Pakistan's Prime Minister Refuses To Step Down
    Opposition politicians in Pakistan are calling for the prime minister to step down. The country's Supreme Court convicted him of contempt for refusing to re-open a corruption case against the president.
  • CEO Of British Insurer Aviva Resigns
    The resignation came after shareholder's rejected an $8 million pay package for Andrew Moss. Aviva is the fourth major British company in recent weeks to have executive pay rejected by shareholders.
  • Bank Of America Offers To Cut Mortgage Principal
    Bank of America is giving about 200,000 homeowners a chance to wipe out a big portion of their mortgage debt. It's part of a settlement the bank and others reached with state and federal regulators earlier this year.
  • Shhhh! (Facebook Is About To Go Public)
    It's known as the quiet period — the SEC-mandated time before an initial public offering when a company's top officials have to avoid anything close to hype. And with Facebook's IPO expected next week, CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his colleagues are pretty much staying mum.
  • TV's 'Mad Men' Pays To Play Beatles' Song
    Beatles tunes are very hard to license — the surviving band members and heirs have been choosy about who can play their songs. AMC's Mad Men made the cut. For a reported $250,000, the show was allowed to pay "Tomorrow Never Knows."
  • What Hollande's Anti-Austerity Rhetoric Means
    Socialist Francois Hollande won the French presidency over the weekend, in large part due to his pledge to push for growth and battle the German-led austerity approach to Europe's fiscal problems. But what does that pledge mean in practical terms?

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