A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains has dropped again. A survey report issued early Monday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index fell in October to 51.8 from 54.3 in September. The figure was from 57.2 in August.
Three Americans won the Nobel prize for economics on Monday for developing methods to study trends in stock, bond and house prices — work that has changed the way people invest. One of the winners was University of Minnesota graduate Lars Peter Hanson.
The Minnesota House has scheduled a vote for Thursday on the bill that would legalize same sex marriage.
A University of Wisconsin-Madison senior from St. Paul has died just days after being hospitalized for bacterial meningitis.
The University of Minnesota is congratulating two former teachers in its economics department for winning the 2011 Nobel prize for economics.