If you take mass transit, bad news: the monthly tax break for commuters will soon be cut in half. Good news for those who drive their cars to work: the tax break for parking fees will remain untouched. The disparity is sparking outrage among environmentalists.
As the federal government considers regulating Bitcoin, speculation has sent the value of this digital currency skyward. That has meant a windfall for Libertarians and Free Staters in New Hampshire who started using Bitcoin early on, in opposition to the federal regulation of U.S. currency. But would the government's acceptance of Bitcoin undermine its value to those early adopters?
We're heading into Oscar season, and one name that seems to be on everyone's lips this year is Judy Dench. The actress stars in Philomena. It starts out like a comedy, but the more serious it gets, the more involving it becomes.
Now that the holiday season is officially here, Morning Edition is looking to stoke an age-old debate: What is the best holiday movie ever? Tweet your favorite holiday movie to us @MorningEdition and @NPRGreene.
In the first month of the federal health insurance exchange, about 1,400 people in Georgia signed up for insurance. One of those is Michael Lappin of Atlanta. He not only has better coverage now, but Lappin says he's saving thousands of dollars.
Rogelio Martinez was being abused when he started taking Lisa Moya King's dance class. Soon, Rogelio ran away, and Lisa took him in when he had nowhere to go. "You showed me that I'm not alone," Rogelio says. "That I actually have somebody."
As video games become more mainstream, some social action organizations are using them to raise awareness or raise funds. They advocate for a range of causes, from the struggles of women in the developing world to the effects of power in Congress.
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.
Workers on the "tech surge" to fix the error-riddled website have just days to meet the Obama administration's self-imposed deadline for a functioning site. Public confidence in HealthCare.gov has already taken the kind of hit that may be hard to overcome.
Jack MacDonald wore old sweaters, rode the bus and clipped coupons all while amassing a fortune in the stock market. When he died in September at the age of 98, he left nearly $200 million to charity.
Black Friday lines are probably already forming in front of big box stores, but at least one group has a head start. Zachary Davis and four friends have been in front of Best Buy since last Saturday.
David Greene talk to UNICEF Emergency Coordinator Bob McCarthy about the situation at a Catholic church in Bossangoa in the Central African Republic. Thousands of people are seeking shelter in the compound of the church. They are fleeing the violence that has engulfed the country after militias overthrew the government earlier this year.
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.
There are hundreds of lakes beneath the Antarctic ice sheet, but nobody has found lakes under Greenland's ice. That is until now, and they weren't even looking for them.
Linda Wertheimer talks to Laura Rozen, a reporter for Al-Monitor.com, about her reporting on the secret talks between the U.S. and Iran. Those talks preceded the interim nuclear deal reached in Geneva last weekend.
The northeastern city Maiduguri is the birthplace of the Islamist militant movement Boko Haram. Until earlier this year, when President Goodluck Jonathan imposed a state of emergency in three northeastern states, the extremists regularly hit targets there.
Looking for a deal on electronics, clothing or anything for that matter? Then welcome to Gray Thursday, when Black Friday intrudes into Thanksgiving. Mark Ellwood, author of Bargain Fever, talks about whether it's worth leaving your turkey in the oven to go shopping.
The forecast, by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, was issued on Wednesday. It contrasts with that of the Greek government which says the economy will grow next year.