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Monday, November 3, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • U.S. Senate candidatesSenate candidates meet for last debate
    Months of tension between U.S. Senate candidates Norm Coleman and Al Franken spilled out in their last debate with the Republican and Democrat trading heated accusations about the allegations against Coleman in a lawsuit.6:50 a.m.
  • Canvassers for the Minn. chapter of ACORNGroup calls for investigation of Minnesota's voter rolls
    The final stretch to Election Day has been dogged with mudslinging, counter-attacks and calls for investigations. However, it's a separate battle over Minnesota's voter rolls that has become so contentious.7:20 a.m.
  • Chris FarrellFarrell on the financial markets and the economy
    Minnesota Public Radio's Chief Economic Correspondent Chris Farrell discusses the financial markets and the economy with Morning Edition's Cathy Wurzer.7:25 a.m.
  • Norm ColemanIn campaign's final days, voter turnout is the focus
    The debates are over, the endrosements have been made. Now the candidates and parties are making their final push to get their supporters to the polls tomorrow. Thousands of volunteers spent the weekend knocking on doors, making phone calls and attending rallies on behalf of their candidates.7:35 a.m.
  • Mark RitchieRegistering and challenging votes on Election Day
    Tomorrow is Election Day. Most Minnesota polls will open at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. If you have not registered to vote, you can still do that at your polling place. Also, there are people who will be at the polling locations who can challenge an individual's eligibility to vote.7:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama Taking Nothing For Granted With 1 Day Left
    Election Day is Tuesday. Over the weekend, Democrat Barack Obama kept up a frenetic pace to motivate voters to go to the polls. Obama is concentrating on states that previously voted for President Bush.
  • McCain Goes Full Out, Day Before The Election
    Republican presidential hopeful John McCain is trying to keep red states voting Republican. McCain will be looking for votes in seven swing states Monday before he returns to his home state of Arizona.
  • Despite Hassles, Early Voting Well Received
    Across the country, more states than ever have allowed voting in advance of Election Day. Record numbers of voters in California are enthusiastically taking advantage of the opportunity to cast their ballots early.
  • Supreme Court Hears Case Involving Drug Labels
    The Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in a case involving drug labels and the Food and Drug Administration. The result could limit liability claims against drug makers, if one of their medicines causes harm. The case pits Wyeth Pharmaceuticals against a musician who lost part of an arm after she was improperly injected with an anti-nausea drug made by the company.
  • FCC Will Vote On Wireless Internet Access
    The Federal Communications Commission votes Tuesday on whether to open up broadcast airwaves to deliver high-speed wireless Internet access. Tech companies like the idea. But they're facing powerful opposition from broadcasters, religious leaders and entertainers.
  • Swing State Reports: Ind., Nev., N.C. And Fla.
    Democrat Barack Obama has held a consistent lead over Republican John McCain in national polls. However, polls in several states show the race is too close to predict. Here's a look at four states that are neither red nor blue this year.
  • Boeing Production Workers Return To Work
    Boeing's commercial aircraft workers are heading back to factory floors. The union and company executives agreed on a contract that ended the costly two-month walkout. In the end, Boeing and the union forged a compromise on the thorny issue of hiring non-union contract workers. The machinists union also won raises of 15 percent over four years, as well as bonuses.
  • Closed Wallets, Bad News For Retailers
    Consumers are showing signs of spending more modestly, which doesn't bode well for businesses heading into holiday season. Steve Inskeep speaks with Howard Davidowitz of Davidowitz and Associates about how retailers are faring.
  • Investors Put Their Stock In Obama, McCain
    Investors have been putting millions of dollars into the stocks of Barack Obama and John McCain. They are basically placing bets on who will win Tuesday's election.The stocks are traded on That's a real financial market based in Dublin, Ireland, though most of the money flows from the U.S. Currently, Obama's stock is trading at nearly 90 cents — meaning investors think he has a 90 percent chance of winning. The stock of the winner will settle at a price of 100. So investors of McCain, whose stock is trading at about 11 cents, stand to make a lot of money if he wins.
  • Political Cartographers, 1 Day Left To Redraw Maps
    After what may seem like a lifetime, Election Day will be here Tuesday. As the candidates sprint through a final day of appearances, Democrat Barack Obama remains comfortably ahead of Republican John McCain in national polls. Swings states that previously leaned red have been getting a lot of attention from both candidates.

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