Child Care Providers Fear Economic Undertow

Child care providers in two Midwestern states have lobbied successfully for subsidies to keep their services affordable. But a strong economic undertow threatens to wash out the ground gained by both parents and providers.

Somali Women Make Minneapolis Their Business

Somali women who left refugee camps in Kenya or Ethiopia are building business lives out of the cold climate of Minnesota. Visible for now in checkout lanes, many maintain a tradition of pooling resources so they can become their own boss.