T-Mobile to offer iPhone on April 12 Consumers lose confidence Home price rise highest since '06 7 Benchmark workers honored
NEW YORK (AP) -- T-Mobile USA on Tuesday said it will start offering the iPhone 5 on April 12, filling what its CEO said was "a huge void" in its phone lineup.
T-Mobile, the fourth-largest of the national U.S. phone companies, has been losing customers to the bigger companies, which all sell the iPhone.
"This is a big deal for us," T-Mobile CEO John Legere said at an event in New York.
The company is charging $100 up front for the iPhone 5, then another $20 per month for two years. That's on top of service fees for voice, text and data that start at $50 per month. The total monthly cost starts at $70 per month, a substantial discount to prices offered by bigger companies.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans are less confident in the economy than they were last month as massive government spending cuts have stoked economic uncertainty.
It's just the latest swing in the way Americans feel about the economy. Their views have fluctuated between optimism and angst over the months as they've weighed an advancing stock market and housing recovery against new economic challenges.
The Conference Board, a New York-based private research group, said Tuesday that its Consumer Confidence Index fell in March to 59.7 from a revised reading of 68 in February. Confidence is far off from the 90 reading that indicates a healthy economy.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. home prices rose in January at the fastest annual pace since June 2006, just before the housing bubble burst.
The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index climbed 8.1 percent in the 12 months ending in January. That's up from a 6.8 percent annual gain in December.
Seven craftsmen from Benchmark Construction have been honored with craftsmanship awards from the Mid Atlantic BX.
Recognized last week were Bob Brown, Steve Zellers, Rick Risser, Dan Urban, Troy Boyer, Mike Murphy and Harry Kinser (two awards).