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Monday, April 14, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Judge John HoffmanCourting disaster: Courts feel budget pinch
    People who work in Minnesota's judicial system say they can't absorb any more budget cuts.6:50 a.m.
  • Northwest headquartersDelta, NWA eye Tuesday for possible merger announcement
    The Northwest Airlines board of directors is expected to meet today to consider a merger proposal from Delta Air Lines. A deal could be announced as early as tomorrow.7:20 a.m.
  • Foreclosure crisisPawlenty to announce foreclosure help
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty will hold a news conference this afternoon to announce new measures to help Minnesota homeowners facing mortgage foreclosure.7:25 a.m.
  • Standardized testsStatewide school testing starts today
    Students will begin filling in circles for the MCA and GRAD assessments, Minnesota's two major standardized tests.7:50 a.m.
  • Tax formsTax deadline looms
    If you haven't filed your taxes yet, time is running out. Tomorrow is April 15, the filing deadline for most Americans. Minnesota revenue officials expect nearly 2.6 million income tax returns this year, and they have encouraged taxpayers to file them electronically.7:55 a.m.
  • Markets with Chris Farrell
    Minnesota Public Radio's chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell discusses the latest earnings reports and their likely effect on the markets.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Pope Aims to Rally Catholics on First Visit to U.S.
    Pope Benedict XVI arrives in the United States on Tuesday for his first papal visit. He comes with a reputation as a rigid enforcer of dogma, but the German-born pontiff may receive a much warmer welcome here than he has been getting in increasingly secularized Europe.
  • Aid Groups Target Poor Nations as Food Prices Soar
    International aid institutions are scrambling to help poor nations cope with a dramatic jump in food prices. Part of the problem is attributed to low food reserves, rising energy prices and high demand for biofuels. The era of inexpensive food may be over.
  • A Climate 'Policy Wonk' in the Making
    When college junior Kelley Greenman recently traveled to Bali, she skipped the beaches in favor of U.N. climate meetings. At age 20, she's diving headfirst into climate-change policy.
  • Ikea's Winning Tactics: Low Prices, Exotic Names
    The popular furniture and home design store Ikea has built a $30 billion empire selling products with names that few people can pronounce. But it hasn't hurt the company's bottom line.
  • China Demographic Crisis: Too Many Boys, Elderly
    There's growing opposition in China to the government's one-child policy, which has resulted in having too many boys. Males may soon find it difficult to find a wife and an aging population may hurt the nation's economic growth.
  • 'My Cancer' Returns: I Fell and Couldn't Get Up
    Commentator Leroy Sievers speaks regularly with Morning Edition about his experiences dealing with cancer. But for the past six months, he's been recuperating from the effects of surgery to combat cancer in his spine.
  • Wachovia Reports $350 Million Loss Last Quarter
    Wachovia, one of the nation's largest banks, says it lost about $350 million in the last quarter because of trouble in the credit markets. The bank says it will cut its dividend to shareholders. It also plans to raise $7 billion by offering new stock.
  • American Airlines Says Fleet Is Back in the Air
    American Airlines says it doesn't anticipate any delays Monday like the ones passengers endured last week. The carrier canceled more than 3,000 flights due to a government safety crackdown.
  • TurboTax Prepared for Filing Crunch
    Last year, TurboTax's Web site was unable to process tens of thousands of last-minute electronic tax filings, causing the IRS to grant taxpayers a 48-hour filing extension. This time TurboTax says it's ready for the deluge.
  • Accountant Nabbed for Stealing Tax Refunds
    Prosecutors in Long Island, N.Y., say an accountant used her clients' personal information to file electronic tax returns in their name, then had the refunds sent to her address.

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