The U.S. territory is expected to default May 1 on a debt payment of nearly half a billion dollars. Scott Simon examines the impact of a default with Wall Street Journal correspondent Nick Timiraos.
Apple got hit with a lot of bad news this week. First, the company posted its first quarterly revenue drop since 2003. And then billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn revealed that he has dumped all of his shares in Apple. NPR explores whether the company is really in trouble or if is this all just a bump in the road.
Frito-Lay is upending its tradition of including a physical prize with the peanut-and-popcorn treat. Now you'll get a QR code to scan for "mobile digital experiences." Cracker Jack fans aren't amused.
On Friday, Code Switch's Gene Demby and Hidden Brain's Shankar Vedantam led a Twitter chat to discuss what it's like to be a person of color participating in the sharing economy.
Apple's agreement with Dubset could ease legal posting of DJ sets that contain copyrighted material. SoundCloud is unveiling a paid service. It's hard to say for sure who is going to benefit.
The steelmaker is asking a U.S. agency to investigate its claims that the Chinese government not only dumps steel at unfair prices, but also uses computer hackers to steal intellectual property.
For centuries, German law has stipulated that beer can only be made from four ingredients. But as Germany embraces craft beer, some believe the law impedes good brewing.
Les Waas, a beloved prankster, wrote the memorable song that drew children to the Mister Softee ice cream truck, among other well-known tunes. He passed away earlier this month, at 94 years old.
When a friend suffered what he called "a professional setback," Johannes Haushofer put together his "CV of failures." Haushofer says failure is an essential part of what is means to be a scientist.
Cable industry analyst Craig Moffett says this move puts Comcast in closer competition with Disney — not necessarily on the big screen, but on television and among other comcast-owned franchises.
Massachusetts’ economic growth outpaced the nation’s over the first three months of the year, and rebounded somewhat from a slowdown over the last half of 2015, according to new estimates.
The GDP expanded by just 0.5 percent, as consumers cut back on spending and businesses made fewer investments.
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