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Monday, August 20, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Best Buy names former Carlson exec as new CEO
    Best Buy has appointed a new CEO, naming Carlson Companies CEO Hebert Joly to take over the strugging technology retailer in early September.8:20 a.m.
  • Carlson names Trudy Rautio as new CEO
    The Carlson Companies said Monday that its new CEO is Trudy Rautio. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Carlson's former CEO and current board chairwoman, Marilyn Carlson Nelson, about the change.8:46 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Weary Wis. Union Workers Face Another Campaign
    In the lakeside city of Oshkosh, a group of union workers say they're tired but ready to keep fighting. They've been through months of bitter battles over state employees' collective-bargaining rights — including a failed attempt to recall Gov. Scott Walker.
  • India Accuses Pakistani Websites Of Inciting Panic
    Thousands of Indian citizens fled major urban centers such as Bangalore and Hyderabad for the security of their home states as rumors swirled online late last week of imminent attacks against them. The cyber campaign appeared aimed at inflaming Muslim passions during the month of Ramadan
  • Pakistani Televangelist Is Back On Air, Raising Fears
    Pakistan's most famous, and infamous, TV evangelist has been rehired by a top station. In 2008, Aamir Liaquat made on-air threats against a religious minority, the Ahmadis. Those comments were followed by widespread violence against the group. Liaquat's return to the airwaves has rekindled the controversy.
  • Bo Xilai's Wife Gets Suspended Death Sentence
    The wife of disgraced Chinese leader Bo Xilai has gotten a suspended death sentence for killing a British businessman. Gu Kailai was convicted after confessing to killing Neil Heywood. Her accomplice, a family employee, was sentenced to nine years in prison.
  • Why Can Some People Recall Every Day Of Their Lives? Brain Scans Offer Clues
    People with extraordinary autobiographical memories also tend to have obsessive tendencies, researchers are learning. Brain scans reveal structural differences in the brains of these people, including a larger-than-normal caudate, a brain area linked to OCD.
  • Search For Parkinson's Genes Turns To Online Social Networking
    For a few hundred dollars and a vial of spit, a growing number of companies will search your DNA to try to predict your disease risks. One of them hopes to mine their data to find out which genes are linked to Parkinson's disease.
  • Flight Attendants Ratify Pact With American Airlines
    American is currently seeking to cut costs in bankruptcy protection so the flight attendants' union pushed hard for this vote — warning that rejecting the contract could mean even deeper cuts or furloughs. The company's trying to cut about a billion dollars in labor costs. Mechanics and other union workers had previously accepted new contracts but pilots rejected American's latest offer earlier this month.
  • How Will Gloomy World Econmy Affect U.S. Exports?
    Exports of goods and services have been one of the bright spots in the lackluster U.S. economy lately, growing much faster than almost anything else. But other economies are slowing. David Greene talks to David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal, for a check on the global economy.
  • Double Bacon Corn Dog Delights Iowa Fair Goers
    Local TV station KCRG reports Campbell's Concessions prepared 12,000 double bacon corn dogs ahead of the fair, but they sold out in less than three days. Additional workers had to be called in to prep more dogs.
  • Republicans Get Ready For Party's Convention
    Next week, Mitt Romney's campaign will seek to introduce Rep. Paul Ryan again to the American people. Even before Ryan was selected as the GOP vice presidential choice, President Obama's campaign had been working to define Ryan as extreme on issues from Medicare to abortion.

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