FILE - In this May 14, 2014 file photo, an AT&T logo is displayed on a store in Dedham, Mass. AT&T will no longer offer discounted phones with two-year contracts starting Jan. 8, 2016.  Before you rush out to beat the deadline, consider that you might be better off paying full price for the phone. That’s because phone companies also reduce the monthly bill for voice, text and data services when you buy your own phone or bring a used one. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

How an end to phone discounts will help customers

AT&T will no longer offer discounted phones with two-year contracts starting Jan. 8. Before you rush out to beat the deadline, consider that you might be better off paying full price for the phone.

Underneath a picturesque sky, the President boards Air Force One prior to departure from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Never-before-seen White House photos released

Trying to capture what life in the White House can be like is almost impossible to convey to the public, but newly released photos by President Obama’s chief photographer highlight never-before-seen moments.