Unemployed older workers seem to have a harder time finding jobs than younger people. Today’s Question: How has your age affected your search for work or your life at work?
Relations between Pakistan and the United States continue to deteriorate, following the deaths of two dozen Pakistani soldiers in NATO airstrikes. Pakistan has closed supply routes into Afghanistan and ordered a CIA drone base shut down. Today’s Question: What should be the goal of U.S. policy toward Pakistan?
Local governments will begin holding hearings this week to give the public a chance to speak up about planned increases in property taxes. The increases reflect a shift away from state aid that formerly helped pay for local services. Today’s Question: Are property taxes the best way to pay for local services?
A number of major retailers, including Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Target, opened earlier than ever today to take advantage of the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. Today’s Question: What do you think of the expanded Black Friday shopping hours?
On Thanksgiving Day, many Americans take stock of the blessings in their lives. Today’s Question: What are you thankful for?
Wal-Mart is planning to expand the health-care services it offers in its stores. Today’s Question: How likely would you be to use a retailer like Wal-Mart for your health care?
A video showing animal cruelty has prompted major food outlets to drop their business with Sparboe Farms, an egg supplier based in Litchfield. Today’s Question: How much do you want to know about food before it reaches your plate?
Births declined in the United States in 2010 for the third straight year. Population experts suggest that the poor economy may be a factor, and that prospective parents may be waiting for better times. Today’s Question: Has the troubled economy led you to delay any major life changes?
A story on MPR News today describes a young artist who stopped doing graffiti after repeated run-ins with the law. Now he uses yarn to create a different kind of street art that is less likely to be regarded as vandalism. Today’s Question: When is street art art, and when is it vandalism?
Around the country, some Occupy demonstrations are being shut down and others are facing new limits on their activities. And winter is coming, which will bring other pressures to bear on outdoor protests. Today’s Question: In the Occupy movement, are we seeing the end of something, or the beginning of something?