Wintry weather on the horizon MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about the coming change in the weather, especially for central Minnesota, which includes snow. He also tells listeners about Winter Hazard Awareness Week.6:55 a.m.
U of M president search coming to a head The University of Minnesota's board of regents are expected to name finalists for the school's top job Friday. The university's Board of Regents has the names of four semi-finalists, but those names are being kept secret. The regents will vote on the finalists during their regular monthly meeting at which point the names become public.7:20 a.m.
G-20 Leaders: Yardsticks Needed For Trade Imbalances
Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Scott Horsley, who is traveling with President Obama in Asia, about the Group of 20 summit in Seoul, South Korea. Horsley says the leaders agreed to develop yardsticks to help detect when a country is running too big of a deficit or too big of a surplus.
Democrats Split On Way Forward After Losses
When asked what was to blame for last week's shellacking, Democrats across the ideological spectrum respond as though they're talking about different elections. And that's leading to different prescriptions for the future. But President Obama may now have an opportunity to reclaim a post-partisan identity.
Musharraf Discusses India, Terrorism And His Future
Three years after being forced out of office, Pervez Musharraf says he intends to return to Pakistan, as an elected leader. He even has a Facebook page. In a visit to Washington, the former military ruler lays out his vision -- and talks about India.
Flexible Spending Accounts Get Less Flexible
About 20 million Americans have flexible spending accounts for health care costs. But next year, in order to get reimbursed for over-the-counter drugs like Tylenol or aspirin, they will need a prescription.
New To Old: Obama Travels Signal Foreign Policy Shift
President Obama is taking back-to-back foreign trips that represent a pivot from new foreign policy challenges to old ones. He is currently on a 10-day tour of developing democracies in Asia. Next week, he attends a NATO summit in Portugal, where the challenge is reinvention and relevance.
Starbucks CEO Says 500 More Stores Planned
You may think there's a Starbucks on every street corner on Earth. But the coffee giant plans to open 500 more stores over the next year, as the global economy recovers, CEO Howard Schultz told Bloomberg News. Just last year, his company was shutting stores in the U.S. Most of the news stores will be overseas -- and mainly in China.
As Beef Prices Stay Low, Small Ranchers Cry Foul
For decades, U.S. cattle prices were set in the open market. But now, cattle are often produced under contract to buyers, for prices largely negotiated in advance. Small ranchers say they regularly get less than what larger producers can negotiate.
iPad's Distant Ancestor -- 1976 Apple One -- For Sale
Christie's Auction House is planning to sell an Apple One computer, an ancestor of all those Macintosh computers around today. Many years ago, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built the computer in Jobs' family garage. It sold in 1976 for $666.66. Now this relic may sell in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.