Corn crunch puts the squeeze on conservation program The nation's growing interest in ethanol as an alternative to gasoline is fueling a spike in the price of corn. That's helping corn farmers, but pinching others who rely on low corn prices, such as exporters and livestock producers.7:20 a.m.
The Vinegar Man brings Aberdeen to the Race Exhibit Many small towns want to grow and attract new industries. But with new jobs come new residents and that can make some people uncomfortable. That's the situation facing Aberdeen, South Dakota and what prompted a trip to St. Paul.7:25 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Coalbrookdale and the History of Coal Power
Coal is a major source of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. Massive coal burning began with England's industrial revolution. In Coalbrookdale, the origins of coal power are on display.
China's Coal-Fueled Boom Has Costs
Seventy percent of China's energy comes from coal, the dirtiest of all fuels to produce energy. Coal is literally powering China's seemingly unstoppable rise to superpower status, but not without costs to people and land.
May Day Immigration Marches Lose Some Steam
May Day immigration marches draw tens of thousands of people, capping a year of political activism by organizers who want immigration laws overhauled. But turnout for Tuesday's demonstrations was down from a year ago.
Few Haitians Find Haven in Florida
Cubans who make it to U.S. soil are allowed to stay. Haitians are routinely sent back. That's the prospect for 100 people now detained in Florida. Marleine Bastien of the advocacy group Haitian Women of Miami defends the quest for asylum.
Islamist Gul Tests Turkey's Secular Conventions
A Turkish court has invalidated the first round of last week's presidential election. The decision is a setback for the moderate Islamist party's candidate, Abdullah Gul, who was expected to win easily. The fear: too much power for a non-secular party.
Tenet Retraces the Path to War in Iraq
In his new book, former CIA director George Tenet offers his version of Bush administration conversations that preceded the war in Iraq. In an interview, he reiterates that a "historical mindset" about Saddam Hussein led intelligence analysts astray.
Newspaper Stocks Jump After Dow Jones Bid
After Rupert Murdoch's offer to buy Dow Jones & Co. was made public, many newspaper stocks rose. It's a welcome change for an industry whose profits have eroded sharply as readers defect to the Internet. But it may not last.
Speculators Saw Dow Jones Bid Coming
Trading in Dow Jones & Co. options spiked on April 25 and again on Monday. Buyers were betting that Dow Jones' stock price would increase dramatically, and that's what happened when News Corp.'s bid became known.
News Corp. and Dow Jones: No Match?
Rupert Murdoch has always wanted to own The Wall Street Journal. But the Bancroft family, which owns a controlling interest in the newspaper's parent, Dow Jones & Co., does not want Murdoch to take control.
'Wrong' Examples of How to Write a Resume
Hundreds of Web sites offer to help you build a winning resume — for a price. So most resume writers choose to go it alone. The job site CareerBuilders.com says that may be a mistake. A recent survey of hiring managers turns up some howlers.