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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Macy'sMacy's to cut jobs after poor holiday season
    Retailer Macy's plans to cut around 270 jobs in the Midwest, including about 100 in the Minneapolis region. The company announced its plans after a disappointing holiday season. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talked with Howard Davidowitz, the chairman of a retail consulting and investment banking firm in New York.6:55 a.m.
  • Edison High School16 school districts likely missed contract deadline
    The statewide teachers union said 16 Minnesota school districts may have missed a midnight deadline for settling teacher contracts without penalty.7:20 a.m.
  • Filet lineRed Lake tribe resumes commercial fishing industry
    Commercial walleye fishing on the Red Lake Indian Reservation is making a comeback after being idle for more than a decade. The industry was shut down in 1995 after the walleye population crashed because of overfishing.7:25 a.m.
  • Deck in the waterPawlenty bonding proposal includes $225 million for bridges
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty is proposing a nearly $1 billion bonding bill for the 2008 Legislative session that includes a record amount of state borrowing for bridge repair and replacement.7:50 a.m.
  • Northwest headquartersHow would a NWA/Delta merger affect Minnesota?
    Merger discussions between Eagan-based Northwest Airlines and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines appear to be on a fast-track. If the two carriers merge, the combination could crimp parts of Minnesota's economy. That is, if a merger leads to the loss of the Twin Cities hub or Northwest's corporate headquarters -- or both.7:55 a.m.
  • NTSB Chair Mark RosenkerNTSB investigators surprised by what they found
    Bad design, not bad construction or maintenance, led to the collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis that killed 13 people.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • South Carolina Voters React to Skirmish over Race
    Race rears its ugly head in the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination. The issue and its rhetoric are resulting in bad feelings for the Clinton and Obama campaigns.
  • Race in Presidential Race: Harmless or Offensive
    The dispute between Democratic presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama about the role of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, reveals differences in perceptions of voters.
  • Vt. Town's Way of Life Fades as Border Tightens
    For many in Derby Line, Vt. — one of the northernmost points of the state — Canada is literally across the street. The border checkpoint used to be little more than a formality. But last year, residents suddenly began to face much more intense scrutiny.
  • Baseball Officials to Testify Before Congress
    Major League Baseball's top officials head to Capitol Hill to update lawmakers on efforts to rid the sport of performance-enhancing drugs. Lawmakers are expected to probe: How did baseball's steroids era happen? What can be done now to further strengthen anti-doping efforts?
  • Bush, Saudi King Discuss Rising Oil Prices
    President Bush spends a second day in Saudi Arabia while on an eight-day trip to the Middle East. He says he spoke with Saudi King Abdullah, whose nation holds the world's largest oil reserves, about rising oil prices. They recently topped $100 a barrel.
  • Supreme Court Reviews Case of Illegal Search
    Supreme Court justices heard arguments in the case of a man who was stopped for driving with a suspended license in Virginia. Instead of following a state law that directs police to write a ticket and let suspended drivers go, officers arrested David Moore and searched him.
  • China Rejects Stake in Citigroup
    China's government is rejecting one of its bank's plans to invest billions of dollars in the U.S. financial giant Citigroup. The move comes as Citigroup announces billions in losses. China and other Asian and Middle Eastern governments have been investing heavily in U.S. companies.
  • Scrabble Maker Hasbro Mad over Scrabulous
    Scrabble is one of the most popular board games, with more than 100 million sets sold worldwide. An online version of the game, called Scrabulous, is getting a lot of attention. But Hasbro, the maker of Scrabble, isn't happy. That's because it isn't the maker of Scrabulous.
  • Chrysler President Sees Turnaround
    Chrysler President and Vice Chairman Jim Press explains the challenges of turning around the ailing automaker. He says that running a private company means being able to move quickly and be responsive to needs of the market. He also talks about running the top automaker, Toyota.
  • Hasbro Urged to Buy Rogue Scrabble Site
    Fans of Scrabulous, an online rendition of Scrabble, are so worried that the site will be shut down that they've created a "Save Scrabulous!" group. Some want Hasbro, the maker of Scrabble, to buy the online business rather than shut it down.

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