Recession drives adult children back home Signs of the housing crisis are everywhere, with vacant foreclosed homes and for sale signs in almost every neighborhood, but another sign of the recession is less visible-adult children moving into their parents homes to save money.7:25 a.m.
Iowa trip revs up presidential talk for Pawlenty Gov. Tim Pawlenty's schedule this month includes a trip to Washington, D.C. A trip planned for Mexico was cancelled. But perhaps the trip that has drawn the most attention was the governor's visit to Iowa on Saturday.
Pawlenty was the featured speaker at the state Republican Party's "Leadership for Iowa" event. With its first-in-the-nation caucuses, Iowa could be important to Pawlenty, should he decide to run for president in 2012.7:45 a.m.
Monday Market report with Chris Farrell Minnesota Public Radio's chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell gives a preview of the week on Wall Street, and analyzes what's happening in the economy in the upper Midwest.8:25 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
At Fort Hood Area, A Day Of Reflection
Sunday was a day of prayer and reflection in Killeen, Texas, outside Fort Hood. There were vigils and special church services to remember the 13 people who were killed after a gunman opened fire at a readiness center for soldiers about to be deployed.
Researchers Get Dirty To Clean Up Chesapeake
A team of scientists is studying mud, ooze and other material from the bay's bottom to help the EPA crack down on pollutants. The tubes of glop they've collected from throughout the Chesapeake Bay are like biopsies — they indicate where the bay is healthy and where it's dying.
The Night The Wall Fell: Freedom, Fatherhood Collide
Twenty years ago, the Berlin Wall that divided the city and served as the symbol of a Europe divided between communist East and democratic West fell. For one young German, that momentous day held both political and personal significance.
Kansas Favorite In College Hoops
The Tar Heels are the defending champions in the college basketball season, which opens Monday. But Kansas is the early pick to succeed North Carolina. Commentator John Feinstein talks about these and other contenders in the college basketball season.
With A Nerve Freed By Surgery, A Facial Pain Ends
Sandra McGee suffered for years from debilitating facial pain — even a smile could trigger it. Like many with a rare condition called trigeminal neuralgia, she was told she needed a root canal. But what she really needed was a surgery pioneered by UCLA.
Study Clears Most Antibiotic Use In Pregnant Women
Pregnant women are more vulnerable to infections and are at higher risk of complications if they get sick. So, treating infections is critical. A new study finds that while most common antibiotics are safe, two types raise red flags.
Comcast, GE Agree On NBC Universal Valuation
Comcast cleared a hurdle Sunday toward the cable giant buying NBC Universal, General Electric's TV and film subsidiary. The two companies agreed NBC Universal is worth about $30 billion. Now, they have to convince French media conglomerate Vivendi, which owns 20 percent of NBC Universal, to sign onto the deal.
French Police Seek Suspect In Armored Truck Heist
French police are conducting a nationwide search for a security driver who vanished with more than $17 million in cash from a bank in the central city of Lyon. The driver, who had worked for the company for 10 years, had picked up the money on Thursday.
Hotel Building Boom Focuses On Boutique Brands
Despite the economy, hotel companies have been on a building spree — especially when it comes to creating new specialty hotels. Hyatt, Marriott and Starwood are all rolling out new brands and locations to cater to guests who don't want to stay in what they think of as a generic chain.
Computerized Hamster Is Hot Toy For Holidays
The hot toy in the run-up to this year's holidays is apparently a $10 computerized hamster. The Financial Times reports that demand for the hamsters, which have names likes Mr. Squiggles, Chunk and Pipsqueak, is so high, Toys R Us did not even list them in its Christmas toy catalogue — word of mouth was enough. The furry playmates are embedded with a computer chip so they can squeak, chirp and respond to human touch.