Oddsmakers favor Dylan for Nobel Prize The winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature will be announced Thursday morning. And there is growing belief, at least among gamblers, that Hibbing's own Bob Dylan has a good shot to win the award this year.7:45 a.m.
Rep. Peterson wants new dairy subsidies A drop in milk exports could mean troubled times ahead for dairy farmers, and Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson says they need new protection against market instability.8:45 a.m.
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U.N. Resolution Against Syria Fails In Security Council
The U.N. Security Council has failed to agree on what to do about Syria's brutal crackdown on anti-government protesters. Tuesday night, Russia and China vetoed a resolution condemning Syria, even after the text was watered down and stripped of any threats of sanctions.
Is Nostalgia Enough To Save Friendly's?
Industry experts say the iconic ice-cream parlor, which has filed for bankruptcy protection, has been hurt by the down economy. But Friendly's may also have crossed the line from classic oldie to obsolete.
WNBA Has Higher TV Ratings But Uncertain Future
The second game of the WNBA finals is set for Wednesday night in Minneapolis, as the Minnesota Lynx face the Atlanta Dream. The women's basketball league is reporting its best TV ratings in years. But after 15 seasons, the WNBA is still having trouble attracting fans and making money.
Thieves Scam Aid From Online Education Sites
The Department of Education says that as distance learning has grown so has fraud. An inspector general's report found that scam artists are taking advantage of the popularity of online education to steal federal education money.
The Thinnest State Loosens Its Belt
Though Colorado is often held up as the model of a healthy lifestyle, the state isn't immune to the obesity crisis. One in four children is either overweight or obese. "This is a major problem," says one state health official. "We are far from setting the model of where we want to be."
Bank of New York Mellon Faces 2 Government Suits
The lawsuits were filed by the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan and the New York attorney general on Tuesday. The lawsuits accuse the bank of promising clients, including public pension funds, the best exchange rate then giving them the worst rate and pocketing the difference.
Apple's Latest iPhone Underwhelms Investors
Apple's new iPhone has a better camera, a faster computer chip and new voice recognition capabilities, but investors weren't all that impressed. Apple shares fell slightly on a day when the rest of the stock market closed higher.
Sandy Pope Tries To Unseat Hoffa As Teamsters Head
Sandy Pope is running a spirited challenge to unseat teamsters union president James Hoffa. Years ago, she dropped out of college to become a trucker. Now she's trying to unseat a powerful labor leader and restore the fortunes of a union that has been steadily losing membership and influence.