Marcus and Haynes reconsider Dylan Cultural critic Greil Marcus, who has written for Rolling Stone for decades, and is an expert on Bob Dylan is teaching a special course at the U of M this fall. Later today in the first of two public lectures Marcus will interview film director Todd Haynes.6:55 a.m.
What Should Voters Expect At The Polls?
A recent CNN poll found that more than 40 percent of those surveyed weren't confident their votes would be accurately cast and counted. With record turnout anticipated, what should voters be ready for at the polls?
Some Republicans Lukewarm On A McCain Victory
With less than a week to go before Election Day, John McCain and Sarah Palin are battling furiously to stage a come-from-behind victory. But many Republicans are bracing for big losses in the White House and Senate — and many are already looking beyond McCain regardless of whether he becomes president.
Firms Blame Financial Woes On Accounting Rule
Under mark-to-market accounting, companies are required to value their assets according to how much they would get right away in a sale. Firms say that makes balance sheets look overly rosy in good times — and distorts and undervalues assets in bad times.
Fed Expected To Cut Rates At Meeting
The Federal Reserve is expected to cut interest rates Wednesday by at least a half-percentage point to 1 percent. Economists believe the Fed will cut rates because of the current financial turmoil and fears that there might be a prolonged recession.
Analyzing Barack Obama's Worldview
The presidential candidates' experiences abroad have shaped their worldviews, and those views offer clues about how they would govern. Both John McCain and Barack Obama have expressed those views in memoirs. Newsweek editor Jon Meacham talks about views expressed in Obama's books.
Calif.'s Prop 2 Could Be Farm Animals' Best Friend
California's Proposition 2 asks voters to decide whether farm animals need more room to move. Supporters say the current conditions amount to animal cruelty. Opponents say if the measure passes, it would damage the state's egg industry.
We Compile Election Sound So You Don't Have To
After nearly two years of campaign ads, gaffes and laughs, the 2008 presidential election is less than one week away. Some of the campaign's greatest hits have been put together in a compilation not available in stores. Here's a very special offer for all you news junkies and political flunkies.
Time Inc. To Cut 6 Percent Of Its Work Force
Magazines and newspapers are already suffering as readers migrate to the Internet, but the financial crisis has made it worse. Time Inc. is the latest media company to announce job cuts to save costs. The company will slash up to 600 positions within its magazine empire.
Obama Campaign Ad Blitz Unprecedented
Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama bought a half-hour of advertising time Wednesday to sell his candidacy to voters. The prime-time ad will air on most major broadcast networks.
Internet Companies To Sign Conduct Code
The "Global Network Initiative" is a code of conduct for Internet companies that do business in countries where governments censor or interfere in the Internet and media. Leslie Harris, president of the Center for Democracy and Technology, talks about the proposed principles that Google, Yahoo and Microsoft have signed off on.