The Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010. The rig's crew were new to their positions just before the explosion. Such staffing reorganizations are increasingly common as the industry grapples with a staffing shortage. U.S. Coast Guard/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption U.S. Coast Guard/Getty Images

As Workers Age, Oil Industry Braces For Skills Gap

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/150871935/151017962" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Wireless Industry Tries To Thwart Smartphone Thefts

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/150406666/150406653" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

New Database Hopes To Curb Smartphone Theft

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/150372286/150377800" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In a video from the Horatio Alger Association, William Doré tells of a tense and abusive childhood. Horatio Alger Association/YouTube hide caption

toggle caption Horatio Alger Association/YouTube

Betting Big On Santorum, Donor's Motives A Mystery

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/150206296/150230402" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The GasBuddy app and website rely on crowdsourcing — people across the country sending in gas prices. NPR hide caption

toggle caption NPR

Finding Cheaper Gas With Your Smartphone

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/149229284/149394755" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A driver pumps gas in Los Angeles, where prices are among the highest in the country, topping $4 a gallon. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Surging Gas Prices Have Drivers Fuming

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/148615667/148654987" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A 1974 Gremlin covered with Mardi Gras beads is part of the auction lot of items from the former Kenner Mardi Gras Museum. The car is expected to draw several bids. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Jeff Brady/NPR

'Les Bon Temps Rouler' To The Auction Block

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/148075874/148170678" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Deal Reached On Gulf Oil Spill Victims

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/147948010/147947997" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Billions Of Dollars At Stake In BP Oil Spill Trial

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/147002686/147002671" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A Shell-owned ethylene cracker plant on Pulau Bukom, Singapore. Several U.S. states are competing for a similar plant the company plans to build in northern Appalachia. Courtesy of Shell Chemicals hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of Shell Chemicals

Natural Gas Boom Energizing The Chemical Industry

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/146803953/146826143" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The town of Nitro has its beginnings in 1917, when the U.S. government created it as a place to locate a munitions plant. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Jeff Brady/NPR

Monsanto Accused In Suit Tied To Agent Orange

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/146144078/146188078" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript