RSS Feed

T-Mobile: Adds iPhone Ditches 2-Year Contracts

T-Mobile announced Tuesday that it's eliminating its two-year contracts in an effort to make its plans more transparent. Subscribers can pay off their phones in two years, and the cost of their plans will go down. T-Mobile is currently the No. 4 carrier.

Enforcement Of Penalties Weak In Grain Bin Deaths

Nearly 500 farmers and workers have suffocated in grain storage bins in the past 40 years. The worst year on record was 2010, with 26 people dying. Hefty fines and criminal charges are possible for negligent employers. But NPR and The Center for Public Integrity found that enforcement is weak, even as workers continue to die.

Solar-Powered Plane Uses Its Lightness To Fly In The Dark

Creators of a solar-powered aircraft hope to fly it day and night across the U.S. with no fuel, and eventually around the world. It's a quixotic — some might call it nutty — undertaking. But the creators hope the flight helps challenge assumptions about what solar technology can do.

Looking For 'Oxygen,' Small Papers Erect Digital Pay Walls

The Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle are the latest big newspapers embracing a pay model for Web content that had been free. But around the country, more small papers, like the Chinook Observer in Washington state, have also started charging for their digital content in a bid for economic survival.

Planning For Retirement When Savings Fall Short

For most Americans, the math for a comfortable retirement may never add up. According to recent census figures, Americans ages 55 to 65 had about $45,000 in savings and assets, not including their homes. Morning Edition's Renee Montagne talks to three experts about retiring with little savings.

Yahoo Buys News App From British Teenager For A Reported $30 Million

Yahoo has purchased a news reading app from its developer for $30 million. The twist is that the person who created it is 17-year-old Nick D'Aloisio. He lives in England. The acquisition is the latest in a series of high profile moves Yahoo has made recently.

'It's Bad For Business': Employers Side With DOMA Opponents

Johnson & Johnson, Starbucks and Citigroup are among 278 employers asking the Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. They say the 1996 law barring federal recognition of same-sex marriages costs them time and money and hurts their ability to create an inclusive work environment.