Bachmann seeks Iowa boost Promoting lower taxes and reduced government regulation as ways to spur the economy and create jobs, Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. continues a two-day presidential campaign tour Tuesday in Iowa.7:20 a.m.
Firefighters gain some ground with help from rain Firefighters are optimistic that the wet weather will continue to help contain their battle against a Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness wildfire that as already burned about 147 square miles.8:45 a.m.
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Obama Proposes Higher Tax Revenue To Curb Deficit
President Obama's call for $1.5 trillion in tax hikes to reduce the deficit puts him on a collision course with congressional Republicans. Some of Democratic supporters may welcome Obama's newly combative negotiating style, but deficit watchdogs warn his plan falls short in key areas.
GOP Not Interest In Raising Taxes On Anyone
President Obama's deficit reduction plan is just a proposal unless Congress acts. Most Republicans don't like what they heard from the president about taxing the wealthy to shrink long-term deficits.
'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Is Done; What Now?
The ban against gays serving openly in the military has been repealed. It affected the lives of thousands of people during the 18 years it was in place. NPR spoke with two of them: one who was discharged from the military under the policy eight years ago; the other a gay Marine who has been keeping his sexual identity a secret for 14 years.
Entrepreneurs Emerge As Cuba Loosens Control
In communist Cuba, thousands of small private businesses have cropped up since the government eased its control of the economy. But entrepreneurs still face limitations, like restrictions on advertising.
Donahoe Determined To Keep Postal Service Relevant
The U.S. Postal Service lost $8.5 billion last year. On Monday, President Obama endorsed a plan to reduce mail delivery to five days a week to cut its massive losses. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe talks to Steve Inskeep about the future of the mail service.
Standard & Poor's Downgrades Italy's Debt
S&P dropped Italy's government debt a notch, pointing to weak economic growth and political divisions that could make it harder to resolve its debt problems. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi shot back with a statement saying the move was "dictated more by newspaper articles than by reality."
Tata's Jaguar Land Rover Unit To Build Plant In U.K.
British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover has announced it is investing more than $500 million in a new British plant to build fuel-efficient, four-cylinder engines. And the company's Indian owner Tata Motors says it plans to pour more than $2 billion a year into Jaguar Land Rover over the next five years.
Will Sony's Tablet S Delight Customers?
The Japanese company Sony has had a tough year. It's endured a string of attacks from hackers, earthquake damage and lower earnings and profits. Now the company has released a new product: Tablet S. David Greene talks to Bloomberg tech columnist Rich Jaroslovsky about what the success of the computer tablet would mean for the one-time king of consumer electronics.
Study: Most Adult Cellphone Users Are Texting
The Pew Research Center has released a new survey on text messaging. It says the vast majority of Americans now own cellphones, and the vast majority of those people use text messages. People ages 18 to 24 send, on average, 110 messages per day.