:::: UPDATE :::: Macalester protesters heeding nature's call in kitty-litter box during sit-inAs the Wells Fargo-protesting sit-in at Macalester's Weyerhaeuser Hall enters its third day, student protesters have issued a response to the memos written by administrators that we shared with you yesterda ... More >>
What a difference a state makes.SEE ALSO: When dating prospects look bleak, women focus on their careers, new U of M study finds While Wisconsinites have been enduring arguably the worst job market in the country, Minnesota is adding jobs at a clip faster than any seen since Walter Mondale was chall ... More >>
Organization builds a tight-knit national community while preventing foreclosures
SEE ALSO:-- The Mpls Federal Reserve breaks down the Great Recession, steady recovery out of it [GRAPHICS]-- Minnesota has regained 48 percent of jobs lost during Great RecessionMinnesota has regained 58 percent of the 147,600 jobs lost during the Great Recession. That puts up ahead of most of the r ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Republicans sound the trumpet as Obamacare contributes to St. Jude's Minnesota layoffs-- Ross Murty, deli co-owner, caters for Obama, wears "Gov't Didn't Build My Business" shirt-- Romney has halved Obama's Minnesota lead since May, says new SurveyUSA pollMinnesota went atwitter after Pr ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Obama shouts out Warroad-based, Romney-supporting Marvin Windows [VIDEO]-- Minnesota has regained 48 percent of jobs lost during Great Recession-- Young women become more vain during recessions, U of M prof findsIn the words of one financial policy analyst, the Minneapolis Fed's new brea ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" belief likely stems from University of Minnesota paper-- University of Minnesota graduate student defends controversial hamster sex drive studyA new study co-authored by Vlad Griskevicius, a psychology professor at the U of M's Carlson's School of Management ... More >>
Street homelessness in Hennepin County is down considerably from two years ago, according to a city of Minneapolis report presented to the City Council today.A count this January found 204 homeless people living on Hennepin County streets. That's down from 341 in 2010, meaning street homelessness ... More >>
The state's budget for the 2012-13 budget cycle continues to pleasantly outpace expectations. Later today, state officials will announce that the current two-year budget has a $323 million surplus. That good news comes on the heels of a surprising November projection that showed the state $876 mi ... More >>
Michele Bachmann's got a plan, she just won't tell us what it is.Barack Obama gave a speech before a joint session of Congress last night, introducing a wide-ranging second stimulus package to jolt the American economy back to life.Michele Bachmann says it wasn't even a plan, and said there are ... More >>
Michele Bachmann attributes the Wall Street bailout to Obama, not Bush.Michele Bachmann has flunked American history again. "When he came in as the president of the United States," she said of Barack Obama yesterday in South Carolina, "he decided we had to have this $700 billion bailout of Wall ... More >>
Senator Franken sans ear of cornMinnesota Senator Al Franken may spend most of his time in D.C., but his mind is often on the state's food: getting it to needy children, pumping up farmers markets, and even bragging about the sweetness of our corn.
The federal stimulus is being used to prop up Medicaid payments, which Pawlenty needs to balance the state budget.
But given the Fed's track record making economic forecasts, don't pop the champagne quite yet.
Is Arby's going down? It might even be doing so without a fight.
Administration lax on cleaning up AIG, Bear Stearns, and Lehman Brothers
The suicide rate keeps climbing. It's the economy, stupid?
Prof and St. Paul Slim say they mustered up inspiration from the bootleggers of the Great Depression
Is bad economy leading to serious depression?
Pickens Plan focuses on using more wind power and natural gas
Thanks to Obamanomics and that sweet, sweet stimulus money, we may be on a fast train to Chi-town.
"Recession Could End This Year, Fed Chief Says" (Washington Post) vs. "Bernanke: Recovery Will Take Years" (CNN).
This weekend was a GOP governor frenzy on national TV shows as possible 2012 contenders came out to criticize President Obama's stimulus package.
Rep. Michele Bachmann, our favorite lawmaker by far, is actually talking some sense lately when it comes to the stimulus plan. Well, sort of.
If the economy has you down, think of the babies.
Michele Bachmann is hitting the financial meltdown issue hard, particularly since it is one of the few issues she can get some voters to ... More >>
The Senate passed the financial bailout plan Wednesday night with a 74 to 25 vote for the White House initiative to buy troubled securitie ... More >>
How do you create a budgetary "surplus" despite an economy that lags behind the national average in terms of job growth? By pretending inflation and court rulings don't exist.
An occasional Blotter feature "One of the main jobs we have here in Washington is to protect our country. You see, not only did the attacks help accelerate a recession, the attacks reminded us that we are at war." June 8, 2005 (via Sam Smith's Undernews) "It's important for people to know that I a ... More >>
Author and economist Doug Henwood on jobless recoveries, the two Americas, and the "Wal-Mart effect"
The Great Depression are like the weather