Little-known law could help foreclosed homeowners Many homeowners in foreclosure may not be aware there's another option that would allow them to keep their homes. Under state law, they can buy their home back after the sheriff's sale for the price of the winning bid. That bid can be tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars less than what they owed on the house.6:20 a.m.
Dayton chief of staff talks about the future DFL Gov.-elect Mark Dayton has lots of people to hire between now and the time he takes office on January 3, 2010. Last week, Dayton did announce his inner circle of advisers including Tina Smith. She'll serve as Dayton's chief of staff.7:25 a.m.
U.S. Hunts 'Hacktivists;' Some Ask: Is It Worth It?
The Justice Department is searching for the hackers who launched the Internet attack against companies that stopped doing business with WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange. But former prosecutors and cyber experts say that actually bringing criminal indictments in the massive denial-of-service attacks could be a bridge too far.
Corporations Are Drawn Into WikiLeaks Controversy
Some corporations doing business with WikiLeaks ended their associations when the group drew governments' ire. Now advocates for free expression on the Internet say they are worried that corporations can censor public speech as easily as governments.
Political Stagnation, Slow Economy Hold Back Italy
As the debt crisis in Europe developed, some analysts suggested Italy was a potential target for bond traders nervous about their investments. While Italy does have a massive national debt, its banks are in good shape and it did not suffer from the same property speculation as Ireland or Spain.
As Newborn Heart Surgery Improves, Survivors Thrive
A condition where the baby's left ventricle fails to develop used to be a death sentence for newborns. But surgical advances have greatly improved the chances of survival of hypoplastic left heart syndrome, and now some born with the defect have reached their 20s and 30s.
Stitch In Time: Fixing A Heart Defect Before Birth
Doctors in Boston are performing an experimental surgery on the tiny heart of a fetus to prevent a rare but devastating heart defect before the baby is born. Only 200 women have undergone the operation and only half of serious heart defects are detected during pregnancy.
GE To Buy Wellstream, A&P Files Bankruptcy Plans
General Electric announced it's buying a British company that makes pipes for offshore drilling. It's buying Wellstream Holdings for $1.3 billion. Meanwhile, A&P has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. A&P says despite the filing, stores are fully stocked and open for business.
Crooner Pat Boone Launches All-American Meats
Pat Boone is famous for his gospel and pop songs from the 1950s. But now he wants to be known for his rib-eyes and porterhouses. He's launching a line of meat products. Boone hopes to become the conservative Paul Newman, giving away some of the profits to feed the hungry and support other causes.
McDonald's Adds Oatmeal To Its Breakfast Menu
The fast food chain plans to add oatmeal to the breakfast menu at all of its restaurants by the end of this week. McDonald's plans to sweeten its oatmeal with apples, raisins, cranberries and cream.
White House Tries To Sell Tax Deal To Democrats
Congress is finishing up the final days of its lame-duck session. The biggest question: Will the compromise that President Obama and Republican leaders agreed to on tax cuts and an extension of unemployment benefits pass the House and Senate?