Split Rock gets a facelift Split Rock Lighthouse has withstood everything Lake Superior could throw at it for almost a century. Now, just short of the landmark's centennial, this popular North Shore attraction is getting a badly needed facelift.7:25 a.m.
Markets with Chris Farrell Aluminum producer Alcoa Inc. is set to start earnings season when it reports results Tuesday. Investors are eager to determine how profits are holding up as they worry that rising fuel prices
and overall inflation will hamper the economy. Minnesota Public Radio's chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell discusses the latest economic news.8:25 a.m.
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Model T: 'Universal Car' Sparked Gasoline Demand
This year is the 100th anniversary of perhaps the most famous car ever made. The Model T put America on wheels and helped forge a manufacturing revolution. But the current energy mess can be traced back to that car's gasoline engine.
Taking Kindle To The Pool
Amazon's electronic reader, Kindle, is starting to replace paperbacks, but people question how well the device holds up to surf and sand. Can summer reading be done on the device? Lynn Neary finds out.
Flight Attendants' Stress Grows As Airlines Struggle
Flight attendants are bracing for increasingly irritable passengers as the airline industry struggles for survival. Sky-high fuel prices have contributed to rising ticket prices and declining passenger amenities, making airline travel even more stressful.
Suicide Bomber Strikes Indian Embassy In Kabul
A suicide bomb that struck Kabul on Monday blew off the gates of the Indian Embassy, where Afghans often line up for visas to leave the country. The car bomb rattled much of Afghanistan's capital. About 30 deaths and 150 injuries were reported; the toll is expected to rise.
Candidates' Long-Held Intelligence Views Shift
As senators, Barack Obama and John McCain have long-held views on intelligence issues like the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which sets down rules for wiretapping. As presidential candidates, though, the two are changing their perspectives.
The Carla Effect: France's First Lady Gains Fans
When French President Nicolas Sarkozy married the singer and former model Carla Bruni, his popularity plummeted. But now she's getting rave reviews, and all of France is talking about "the Carla effect."
Hopes For Climate Solutions Dim At G-8 Summit
The G-8 meeting in Japan this week was supposed to be a major milestone for talks on global warming. Instead, the process has bogged down. The Bush administration won't commit to major steps without participation by China and India. And those nations won't move until the U.S. does.
African Poverty Tops G-8 Agenda
President Bush and other world leaders kicked off the G-8 summit Monday in Japan, with poverty in Africa at the top of the agenda. Three years ago, members set a goal of increasing world aid to Africa by 2010, but some worry that they will fall short.
Belgian Brewer Woos Anheuser-Busch Shareholders
The big beermaker InBev is playing hardball in its attempt to buy Anheuser-Busch. The St. Louis brewer is still resisting the $46 billion offer from InBev, which is based in Belgium. InBev refuses to offer more and announced plans Monday to go directly to Anheuser-Busch shareholders.