It's not an uncommon experience for smartphone owners: You're out for lunch or running errands, you suddenly realize your phone battery is low, and you panic. A Philadelphia entrepreneur thinks he's found the solution, and it's supposed to help phone owners and stores.
You think your commute is bad? How about a two-hour trek to go a mere 15 miles? That's what one Chicago resident faces as she catches trains and buses to get to her part-time job. Commuting can be especially difficult for people who can't afford a car but live far from their jobs.
The trunk, which stood just steps away from Lenin's tomb for two weeks, was supposed to host a six-week exhibition celebrating the companies ties to Russia. The suitcase also blocked the view of the St. Basil's Cathedral from the square's entrance, enraging some politicians.
Looking for a deal on electronics or clothing or anything for that matter? Then welcome to Gray Thursday. Black Friday intruding into Thanksgiving is referred to as Gray Thursday. David Greene talks to retail journalist Mark Ellwood about bargain shopping ahead of Black Friday. Ellwood is the author of Bargain Fever.
Weather in the Northeast could threaten high-flying Thanksgiving plans for Snoopy, Spiderman, Buzz Lightyear, Pikachu, Toothless (the dragon), and Greg (from Diary of a Wimpy Kid). They're among the 16 giant balloons — some as tall as a five-story building — scheduled to loom over the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
"You know when you put something in the bin, and in your head, say to yourself 'that's a bad idea'? I really did have that," James Howells says. And boy, was his intuition right: Howells tossed a hard drive that held millions of dollars' worth of Bitcoins, the currency whose value has skyrocketed this year.
No online registration for you, the Obama administration told small-business owners interested in using the Affordable Care Act exchanges to buy employee health insurance. Online access was pushed back to November 2014. Employers can still enroll through an insurer or broker.
As Americans prepare to baste and roast plump, juicy holiday birds, we couldn't help but wonder what antibiotics the average Thanksgiving turkey might have been given. The government doesn't collect data on antibiotic use in turkeys. And producers don't volunteer it.
Tell Me More hosts a special twitter series with African-American entrepreneurs and tech innovators to find out what a day in their life is like. Listeners tweet their questions using @TellMeMoreNPR or #NPRBlacksinTech and the participants will answer them over the course of three weeks.