Courthouse shooting victims doing better It's Wednesday, when we check in with one of Minnesota Public Radio's reporters outside of the Twin Cities. The big news in northeast Minnesota of course is the shooting that took place in the Cook County courthouse last Thursday. Minnesota Public Radio reporter Dan Kraker was in Grand Marais last week covering the story.8:25 a.m.
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In A Year Of Partisan Brawls, Congress Goes One More Round
At stake are billions of dollars in tax breaks and unemployment benefits for millions of Americans set to expire Jan. 1, after the House rejected a bill that would have extended jobless benefits and the payroll tax holiday for two months.
Calls For More Reporting Of Suspected Child Abuse
The alleged child sex abuse charges at Penn State are prompting new federal and state legislation that could expand who is required to report suspected child abuse. But some doctors and child protection officials are skeptical.
Brazil Outshines Other BRIC Economies
One of the most powerful forces of change has been the dramatic economic growth in Brazil, Russia, India and China. Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management Jim O'Neill coined the term BRIC, an acronym for those four countries, ten years ago when he began to zero in on their economies. O'Neill talks to Renee Montagne about his book The Growth Map.
Egyptian Women Protest Army Abuses Against Them
Thousands of women marched in the streets of Cairo Tuesday rallying against their treatment by Egyptian security forces. The march came on the heels of video images of soldiers beating and stripping female demonstrators during recent protests in Tahrir Square.
Romney Focuses On N.H. Primary Over Iowa Caucuses
Former Mass. Governor Mitt Romney is on a campaign swing through New Hampshire. With the Iowa caucuses fast approaching, Romney is instead shoring up his position in the state that is key to his primary campaign strategy.
U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Computers Hacked
The computer system of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was breached by hackers in China. The Wall Street Journal reports the attacks targeted employees who focus on Asia policy. The FBI discovered the breach in 2010 and alerted the Chamber, which has since worked to overhaul its cyber-security system.
Online Holiday Sales Up 15 Percent Over 2010
Online retail sales this holiday season have reached $32 billion to date. That's a 15 percent increase over last year. And for the first time, a sizable number of shoppers — about 8 to 9 percent — used their smartphone or tablets to purchase items.
Auto Trips Dominate Holiday Season Travel
Despite the best efforts of airlines, AAA reports the car will remain the main mode of transportation this holiday season. Nearly a third of Americans will travel by car over the holidays.