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Monday, May 24, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • IP candidate Tom HornerConservatives criticize IP's Horner on social issues
    Tom Horner, the Independence Party's endorsed candidate for governor, is taking heat from both DFLers and Republicans. Most of the recent attacks are coming from Republicans who point out Horner's differences with Republicans on social issues.7:20 a.m.
  • Great Recession changes Minnesota job market
    This week Minnesota Public Radio News will be airing a series of reports about the future of the job market in the state. We'll look at how employment trends are changing in the wake of the Great Recession.7:25 a.m.
  • New developmentMinneapolis works toward revival on West Broadway
    West Broadway used to be one the city's most vibrant commercial corridors. The key to bringing it back lies somewhere in the middle of the age old chicken-versus-egg mystery. Which comes first: economic development or public safety?7:40 a.m.
  • Christine Daves and sonHealth reform law extends, enhances adoption credit
    Tucked into the 2,000-page federal health care law is a provision designed to help parents defray some of the costs of adoption. The law increases the federal adoption tax credit by about $1,000, and extends the program for another year.7:45 a.m.
  • Monday Market report with Chris Farrell
    Minnesota Public Radio's chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell gives a preview of the week on Wall Street, and analyzes what's happening in the economy in the Upper Midwest.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Korea Tensions Overshadow Clinton's China Trip
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in China Monday but much of her visit is focusing on tension in the Korean peninsula. She said the U.S. supports South Korea’s decision to take North Korea before the U.N. Security Council for torpedoing one of the South’s warships.
  • Italians Fear Following Greece Into Debt Crisis
    The Italian government says Italy is suffering financial woes similar to those of other southern European countries. It plans spending cuts of nearly $30 billion over the next two years. The news came as a shock to Italians because until recently, Prime Minister Berlusconi insisted that Italy had escaped the worst effects of the global economic crisis.
  • AOL's Journey: From Dial-Up To A New Brand
    AOL, the company that once defined the Internet, is turning 25. It has had its fair share of ups and downs: Its market value in 1999 was $222 billion, and today it's $3 billion. Still, the company -- which separated from Time Warner last year -- says it's reinventing itself as the world's largest start-up.
  • Internet Companies To Fight FCC Rule Changes
    It promises to be a long, hot summer in Washington if you work for the Federal Communications Commission -- or a major Internet company. The FCC wants to impose tougher regulations on broadband providers. Those companies don't like the idea and are gearing up to fight it.
  • Pakistan Probes Network Ties To Times Square Plot
    The Pakistani investigation of the Times Square bombing plot has uncovered what is being described as a network of people motivated by resentment toward the U.S. Among those arrested is a business executive from a well-established catering firm in Islamabad. He's been taken into custody as part of a widening circle of possible links with the chief suspect in the bombing attempt, Faisal Shahzad.
  • Coming Off Antidepressants Can Be Tricky Business
    There's a lot of information on how to take these medications, but not much on how to stop. What guidance does exist is decades old, from when much less was understood about how depression works, experts say. Three women talk about their efforts to ease their way off the drugs.
  • Mental Health Apps: Like A 'Therapist In Your Pocket'
    Sophisticated phone apps being developed for the mental health field can serve as a bridge between periodic therapy sessions. They're a sort of 24-7 mobile therapist that can help with everything from quitting smoking to treating anxiety to detecting relapses in psychotic disorders.
  • Poll: Economists More Upbeat Than Last Survey
    The National Association for Business Economists says that despite financial problems in Europe, the economic outlook in this country is improving. Households are expected to spend more, and companies are expected to buy more equipment and software. The group says overall GDP will grow at a healthy rate of 3.2 percent this year and next year.
  • LEGO Gets Leg Up On Toy Competitors
    The Danish toy company LEGO sailed through the recession. The company that makes those brightly colored snap-together plastic bricks, announced its profits last year jumped more than 60 percent. LEGO's success is all the more remarkable when you consider that just a few years ago, the toy company was falling apart.
  • 'Toy Story 3' And Its Merchandise, Out Next Month
    Disney's been churning out Toy Story merchandise. Lego -- not missing a beat -- is selling Toy Story Legos. Wal-Mart, Target and other retailers are stocking up. One analyst estimates the movie could generate upwards of $1 billion in retail sales.

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