Foes of new business taxes search for DFL leadership allies Three new state business-to-business sales taxes are scheduled to take effect on April 1, and those in the industries targeted -- storage and warehousing, business equipment repair and telecom equipment purchases -- a working overtime to find enough DFL allies to repeal the laws.7:20 a.m.
Stallone's movie liberties with 'Homefront' don't bother Minnesota book's author a bit Some authors might object to a big-time Hollywood star messing mightily with one of their novels. But when Sylvester Stallone's recent adaptation of "Homefront" opens in theaters nationwide on Wednesday, Stillwater writer Chuck Logan will be among those pleased to see what unfolds on the big screen, because it's his book upon which the movie is based.7:25 a.m.
Hot Minnesota Wild heading into tough stretch of games Tonight the Minnesota Wild are in St. Louis to take on the Blues. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about how well the Wild have played so far despite injuries to their top goaltenders.8:45 a.m.
Today's music: African singer Rokia Traore plays in Minneapolis Today's music is from Rokia Traore, off her latest album "Beautiful Africa." On this record, she adds some rock and roll into the mix along with the music of her native Mali and other European influences. She will be performing tonight at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis.8:49 a.m.
Crippled By Sanctions, Iran's Economy Key In Nuclear Deal
Iran's economy is in terrible shape. Inflation is rampant, Iran's currency — the rial — has plunged in value and oil exports have fallen dramatically. There's wide agreement that sanctions have squeezed Iran financially and increased pressure on its leaders to negotiate over the country's nuclear program.
Challenges Predicted For Next Round Of Iran Nuclear Talks
Officials from the U.S. and five world powers reached an initial deal with Iran over the weekend to curb its nuclear program with a limited easing of sanctions. As details emerge, the agreement is winning high praise and sharp criticism.
After The Storm: Commerce Returns To Damaged Philippines City
A bustling market has sprung up across several blocks of downtown Tacloban two weeks after Typhoon Haiyan destroyed much of the city. Most of the goods were looted in the frenzy that followed the storm. One man is even offering haircuts, making more money now than before Haiyan struck.
Many Americans Will Be Giving Thanks For Lower Prices
Travelers will find gasoline prices are down considerably from last Thanksgiving. But consumer confidence is slumping too. So AAA, the auto club, says it expects to see a dip in holiday travel, compared with 2012.
In Pregnancy, What's Worse? Cigarettes Or The Nicotine Patch?
Everybody knows that you're not supposed to smoke while you're pregnant because it's bad for the baby. But nicotine patches often used to help women quit may pose a risk, too, researchers say. Other forms of nicotine replacement may do less harm.
Swiss Voters Reject Attempt To Limit Executive Pay
The initiative would have meant that an executive could never earn more money in a month than what the lowest-paid employee earns in a year. Sixty-five percent of voters came out against the measure.
China Pits Hollywood Blockbusters Against Each Other
The 3D space epic Gravity made $35.5 million over its first weekend in China. Catching Fire, the second in the Hunger Games franchise opened two days later. The China Film Group says it does that to "create a space for domestic movies to survive and grow."
Does Nuclear Deal With Iran Go Far Enough?
Over the weekend, a historic deal was reached among Iran, the U.S. and five world powers to put Tehran's nuclear program on hold for six months. Steve Inskeep and David Greene discuss the deal with Jeffrey Goldberg, national correspondent for The Atlantic, Karim Sadjapour, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and regular contributor Cokie Roberts.