E-cigarette use doubles among US high schoolers The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that children who use electronic cigarettes may end up getting hooked on nicotine, possibly making them more likely to switch to conventional cigarettes. E-cigarette proponents counter that e-cigarettes are intended to help smokers quit tobacco.5:35 a.m.
Lilydale landslide victims' families critical of new report Investigators say the City of St Paul could not have known about the potential danger to a class of fourth graders on a fossil-hunting field trip on May 22, of whom two died. Families of the victims say the city is trying to avoid responsibility.6:20 a.m.
The third USS Minnesota joins Navy fleet Saturday This will be the third Navy vessel to be named after our state. The first Minnesota was a sailing steam frigate that saw action during the Civil War. The second one was a battleship which was retired shortly after World War I.7:20 a.m.
India's New Central Banker Steps Into A Perfect Storm
The new chairman of the Reserve Bank of India infused a sense of much-needed optimism this week, but analysts say the exuberance is unlikely to last. India's economic growth has crashed, its currency has plunged and prices are up. After a decade of high growth rates, India is now the sick man of Asia.
Communications Gear Hitches Ride With Lunar Probe
A satellite is scheduled to take off for the Moon Friday — carrying an instrument that could represent the future of deep space communication. Instead of sending data back to earth using radio waves, the Lunar Laser Communications Demonstration will use pulsed light waves.
Millennials Force Car Execs To Rethink Business Plans
There's been a sort of collective freak-out in the auto industry about millennials and their waning interest in cars. Our series, reporting on the changing relationship between youth culture and the automobile, draws to a close.
Rates Come Down On Jumbo Mortgage Loans
The interest rate on jumbo mortgages — those that exceed a government-set cap of $417,000 — has fallen below the rate for traditional loans. Mortgage industry observers say it's the first time this has happened.
G-20 Fears An End To Fed's Quantitative Easing
Some G-20 members are worried the Federal Reserve will soon scale back the quantitative easing measures that helped to stimulate the U.S. economy during the Great Recession. An end to those policies might have a severe impact on countries such as Indonesia, which have benefited from the global economic growth that quantitative easing caused.