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.
Workers at the yogurt-maker got a potential windfall when the company said it would give them shares that could be worth up to 10 percent of the firm. It reflects a rising trend in employee ownership.
The agency says it doesn’t have the rights to the technical details of the unlocking method, and so it can’t submit it to a special review that would have determined whether Apple should be informed.
The Justice Department has approved the massive cable deal and the FCC chairman has recommended approval, with conditions.
Apple recently unveiled Liam, a robot with 29 arms that takes apart iPhones so materials can be recycled and reused. As we accumulate more waste, recycling robots like Liam might become more common.
Following a national nomination process for a visual artist to honor, the U.K. has announced the new face of the £20 bill. He’s known for landscapes, seascapes and innovative depiction of light.
The pitcher-turned-analyst shared a post on Facebook that appeared to comment on North Carolina’s law that bars transgender people from using the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.
Bernie Sanders says one of his first acts as president would be to begin the process of breaking up big banks. But there’s a problem: The president doesn’t really have any direct authority to do so.
Potential buyers are due to submit bids for Yahoo’s core Internet business on Monday. Yahoo may be the number three search engine, but it’s struggled to attract investors and keep up with competitors.