Preemies get better chance with Minn.-tested treatment Premature babies often experience life-threatening respiratory distress. Children's hospitals in Minnesota participated in a decades-long clinical trial that led to the approval of a drug treatment to help give preemies a better chance to survive, and even thrive.6:50 a.m.
Assembly workers at Ford plant get shutdown notice Workers at the Ford Assembly Plant in St. Paul received news this week, but it was something they'd been expecting for more than five years: the Twin Cities plant will close for good by Dec. 19.7:20 a.m.
Border crossing building picks up support On Wednesdays, Morning Edition checks in with an MPR reporter who is based outside the Twin Cities. Today, Tom Robertson, who covers northern Minnesota out of our Bemidji bureau, talked about a story he's tracking. It's happening in International Falls where local officials are throwing support behind a proposed new border crossing facility on the Rainy River.7:35 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Gloves Come Off At GOP Debate In Las Vegas
Republican presidential candidates took turns explaining why they think Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan is really a big zero. And Mitt Romney and Rick Perry swapped criticism in unusually personal and biting terms.
GOP Voters In Arizona Grade The Candidates' Debate
Members of the Saddlebrooke Republican Club — former business people, ex-military and government workers who retired to Arizona from all over — watched the presidential hopefuls on TV. They said no candidate stood out as the clear winner but that the top issue this election is jobs.
Greek Parliament To Vote On New Austerity Package
When it votes Friday, the Greek parliament is expected to pass most of the government's new austerity measures. They include wage and job cuts, a property tax and a change to national collective bargaining. Opponents fear this could mean the end of the minimum wage, and leave Greeks competing for jobs with below-subsistence wages.
Protesting Austerity Moves, Unions Shut Down Greece
A two-day national strike of both private and public workers has begun in Greece. The strike, in protest of the government's austerity measures, is expected to practically close down the country — with no flights, ferries, buses or rail service.
Wheldon Crash Should Be A 'Wakeup Call' To Racing
Bruce Martin, a reporter for Sports Illustrated.Com, witnessed the crash that killed Indy racer Dan Wheldon last Sunday in Las Vegas. Martin and Ari Shapiro discuss why Wheldon crashed, the dangers of racing and what can be done to make the sport safer.
Apple's Earnings Disappoint Wall Street
Shares in Apple dropped more than 6 percent, after the company said quarterly profits rose only 54 percent over last year. Investors are used to Apple blowing past expectations.
Bernanke To Communicate Better With The Public
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was reflecting on the lessons learned during the financial crisis. He suggested the central bank could do a better job of communicating with the public. David Wessel, of The Wall Street Journal, talks to Ari Shapiro about why the Federal Reserve and its chairman are very unpopular these days.