Mark Seeley: Late arrival for spring temps MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about the cool and wet weather in the month of March in Minnesota. He also looks ahead to the home opener for the Minnesota Twins on Monday, which is expected to be cold.6:55 a.m.
Syrian Financial Capital's Loss Is Turkey's Gain
Aleppo was once the financial heart of Syria. But as the country's revolt grinds on, many of the city's most innovative businessmen have moved to the Turkish border town of Gaziantep. An estimated 150,000 Syrians are there — some of whom are putting down roots — raising questions about Aleppo's future.
Cyprus' Crisis Frames Eurozone As 'Work In Progress'
New restrictions on big depositors are controversial, and there's no consensus on the efficacy of the country's strategy. Besides affecting Cyprus' economy, the new measures could become a template for other eurozone countries. Selective restrictions might create a tiered system within the bloc.
Versailles Gets Spiffed-Up On Its Day Off
Nearly 7 million people visit the Chateau at Versailles a year. But one day a week, it's closed. That's a spa day of sorts, when conservation work and cleaning takes place at the Grande Dame of France royal residences. The hardwood floors alone require nearly 1,000 gallons of wax a year.
Why Florida Is A Popular Spring Break Destination
College students across the country are finishing up classes and getting ready to head out for spring break. The Sunshine State has been a popular place to get a jump-start on the beach season since the 1930s.
Number Of Early Childhood Vaccines Not Linked To Autism
A government study of the medical records of 1,000 kids found no correlation between the number of vaccines a child received and his or her risk of autism spectrum disorder. Experts hope the finding will allay some parents who worry that many vaccines on one day or in the first two years of life may lead to autism.
Amazon Aquires Goodreads Website
The social website Goodreads, where readers share reviews and book picks, got picked up by online retail giant Amazon on Thursday. The price hasn't been disclosed. Goodreads has about 16 million members.
BRICS Nations Reveal World Bank Alternative
The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa announced this week that they would set up a development bank to rival the World Bank. For more on that summit held in Durban, South Africa, David Greene talks to Arvind Subramanian, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.