AT&T's plan to acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom in a $39 billion merger would combine two giant wireless communication companies and reshape the telecommunications landscape.But is it a winning proposition for consumers?
When gasoline prices shoot up, it's never good for the tourism industry.The current price surge — with gas now up to an average of $3.55 per gallon — comes at a particularly bad time: the spring break travel season, which peaks in mid-March.From the fishing communities of Florida's Gulf Coast to the
Glenn Beck calls her one of the most dangerous people in the world."I'm about 5-foot-6," Frances Fox Piven tells Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz. "I'm 78 years old. My hair is partly grey. I'm quite thin."Piven is a professor at the City College of New York.
Here's the first thing you need to know about a government shutdown: The government wouldn't shut entirely.Border Patrol agents, the FBI, Coast Guard, military personnel and the like would remain at their posts. So, too, would air traffic control, disaster workers and food inspectors. Why?