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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Panel calls for overhaul of Minn. sex offender law
    Judges would have the option of sending sex offenders who have completed their sentences to less restrictive treatment programs instead of to prison-like treatment facilities where most are detained indefinitely if state legislators decide to accept the recommendations of a special state panel.5:40 a.m.
  • Rental homeHuge private equity firm claims stake in Twin Cities real estate
    So far, Invitation Homes has amassed 700 single-family homes in the area. Across the nation, the company has spent a staggering $7.5 billion to acquire 40,000 properties in 14 housing markets, making it the largest landlord of single-family houses in several cities.6:40 a.m.
  • A rock with signs of copperOtto: Think of taxpayers when considering copper-nickel mining
    State Auditor Rebecca Otto has been an outspoken skeptic of proposals to mine copper and nickel in northern Minnesota.8:25 a.m.
  • CBGB40 years ago today, CBGB's opened in New York City
    Forty years ago today, the famous music venue CBGBs opened in New York City. The club's full name was actually CBGB-OMFUG which stands for "Country Bluegrass Blues and Other Music For Uplifting Gormandizers."8:49 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • HealthCare.gov Uses Waiting Room To Cool Traffic Surge
    Traffic on the government's health insurance website this week will test whether technical repairs have succeeded in boosting the website's capacity. Technical teams have been working to patch bugs and expand the website's capacity. But there were times on Monday when some users still had to be pushed into an online waiting room.
  • A Supreme Court Fight For The Rights Of (Frequent) Fliers
    What rights do participants in an airline's frequent-flier plan have to their miles or points? That's the question before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, when the justices examine whether, and under what circumstances, frequent fliers can sue in these disputes.
  • Planet Money Spins A Yarn And Makes A 'Perfect' T-Shirt
    NPR's Planet Money team has manufactured a T-shirt. All this week we're following its journey around the globe. Today, the T-shirt makes a detour in the Pacific Ocean. Cotton from America gets shipped to a factory in Indonesia where it gets transformed into yarn.
  • Adidas To Unveil Design Of World Cup Ball
    Sports equipment and apparel company Adidas on Tuesday unveils the soccer ball to be used during next year's World Cup in Brazil. A contest was held to name the ball. The winning name: Brazuca.
  • PISA Test Results For U.S. Students Are 'Sobering'
    International standardized test scores have been released. The test is given to students around the world every three years. It measures their knowledge of reading, mathematics and science literacy. U.S. students usually turn in mediocre performances, and this year's scores were no different.
  • For Miami, A New Art Project, Complete With Drama
    The Perez Art Museum Miami opens this week, and despite praise for the building's design, the museum faces controversy over its name and has an uphill battle in a city where the art scene is already defined by private collectors.
  • U.S. Workers Lack Confidence To Manage Retirement Savings
    Renee Montagne talks to Michelle Singletary, financial columnist for The Washington Post, about what consumers need to understand about putting income aside for retirement. Investment company Charles Schwab recently did a survey that showed most people feel like they don't know what they are doing with their retirement funds.
  • Cyber Monday Sales Up From Last Year
    Millions of consumers went online to get a crack at shopping deals for Cyber Monday. Online sales were $2 billion for the one day — up nearly 20 percent over the same time last year.
  • Examining Flip Side Of A Firm's Social Responsibility Record
    Companies often practice image management. That is, after being caught doing something bad, they invest in philanthropic projects. Research is asking whether companies that do good are ever motivated to "cash in" on their good credit?
  • Cost Of '12 Days Of Christmas' Up From 2012
    According to PNC Wealth Management's Christmas Price Index, the cost of the gifts in the holiday song jumped by 7.7 percent. The five golden rings didn't push up the price. It was driven by a spike in the cost of lords-a-leaping and ladies dancing.

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