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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • New housing developmentsIn Moorhead, school funding woes concern entire city
    Nine of every 10 Minnesota schools now depend on voter-approved tax increases to pay their bills. But what happens when voters reject a tax increase and schools make deep budget cuts? That's what happened in Moorhead, and budget woes for schools are affecting the entire city.6:20 a.m.
  • Damaged bus near Austin, Minn.Investigators to resume work in bus tour crash
    Authorities will get a better look today at the tour bus that flipped over on Interstate 90 yesterday afternoon near Austin, Minnesota. The crash killed two people and injured 21 others, with some in critical condition. The group was on the way back to Rochester, after a trip to the Diamond Jo casino in Northwood, Iowa.7:20 a.m.
  • Petters remains firm in having no knowledge of fraud
    Businessman Tom Petters tried to put his former business associates on trial Wednesday during his second day on the stand.7:25 a.m.
  • H1N1 vaccine available in Minneapolis
    H1N1 flu vaccinations will be available at selected schools in Minneapolis today and tomorrow. Students who attend one of seven elementary schools and are under the age of ten are eligible to get a flu shot. They will be available after school between 3 and 7 p.m.7:40 a.m.
  • FAA computer problem not affecting MSP airport yet
    If you are trying to catch a flight today, or need to pick up someone from the airport, check ahead to make sure you won't be waiting for hour, or worse, the flight's been cancelled. There are flight cancellations and delays nationwide this morning because of a FAA computer glitch.8:20 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Ruling May Spur More Katrina Flood Lawsuits
    For the first time, the government has been found at fault for damage caused during Hurricane Katrina four years ago. A judge has awarded more than $700,000 to five plaintiffs. Attorneys say the ruling opens the door for some 100,000 people and thousands of businesses to sue the government.
  • Afghan President Pledges To Clean Up Corruption
    Afghan President Hamid Karzai was sworn in for another five-year term Thursday. Watching with a critical eye were foreign dignitaries who are pressing Karzai to make his second term in office far better than his first. Karzai promised to prosecute corrupt officials.
  • Flood Of Immigrants To Long Island Sparks Tension
    People born and raised in Suffolk County, N.Y., complain about dozens of people living in single-family homes; immigrants complain that they are victimized by locals. An Ecuadorean day laborer was murdered last year, allegedly by teenagers who said they regularly looked for immigrants to bash.
  • Soldier Mom Arrested After Refusing To Deploy
    A 21-year-old Army specialist has been arrested after refusing to deploy to Afghanistan with her unit earlier this month. On the day of deployment, Alexis Hutchinson stayed home with her 10-month-old son because plans she made to have him cared for during her tour fell through.
  • Reid Introduces Senate Health Care Plan
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has unveiled the Democrat's bill overhauling health care. It costs less than the health care bill the House passed earlier this month, and its expansion of insurance coverage is somewhat more limited.
  • GOP Governors Meeting Decidedly Upbeat
    The Republican Governors Association is holding its annual meeting this week in Austin, Texas. Thanks to recent election victories in Virginia and New Jersey, Republicans are feeling good again. They plan to use those wins to help the party rebound in 2010.
  • JP Morgan To Buy British Investment Firm
    JP Morgan Chase Co. is taking full control of Cazenove Group. JP Morgan began a joint venture with the 190-year-old British brokerage in 2005. JP Morgan Cazenove will continue to operate under that name and become a wholly owned part of the U.S. bank's British investment bank arm.
  • Suitors Vie For British Candy Maker Cadbury
    One of Britain's most revered companies is under threat of a takeover. Candy maker Cadbury already rejected a hostile takeover bid by U.S. giant Kraft Foods. Hershey has confirmed it is considering a joint takeover bid for Cadbury, along with Italian chocolate maker Ferrero. But it seems the offers may need to be considerably sweetened to persuade the British.
  • Analyst: Calif. Will Have To Confront Growing Deficit
    California faces a budget deficit of nearly $21 billion, according to a report released Wednesday by a nonpartisan budget analyst.
  • Sy Syms, Pioneer In Discount Clothing Dies
    Sy Syms, founder and chairman of the SYMS Corp. discount clothing chain, died of heart failure this week in New York. He was 83. Syms founded his apparel business in 1959 in New York's financial district as a discount retailer of off-price men's clothes. The company uses the slogan, "An educated consumer is our best customer."

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