Business News

Subscribe to Business News feed Business News
Find the latest business news with reports on Wall Street, interest rates, banking, companies, and U.S. and world financial markets. Subscribe to the Business Story of the Day podcast.
Updated: 55 min 34 sec ago

Zillow Data Used To Project Impact Of Sea Level Rise On Real Estate

1 hour 41 min ago

A study by the Union of Concerned Scientists examined how real estate values were affected in 23 coastal states. Florida has the most to lose, according to the research.

Results Of At-Home Genetic Tests For Health Can Be Hard To Interpret

1 hour 43 min ago

As home genetic testing continues to boom, more people are getting their DNA tested for health reasons. The tests may signal future disease, but there are many limitations that might falsely reassure.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Rita Steyn)

President Trump To Tap Mulvaney Associate To Lead Consumer Bureau

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 10:03pm

The White House says Trump plans to nominate Kathy Kraninger to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Under Acting Director Mick Mulvaney, the CFPB has lost much of its watchdog role.

(Image credit: Gerald Herbert/AP)

Tronc's Sale Of 'LA Times' Set To Close, Bringing End To Newsroom Crisis

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 7:56pm

The sale of the paper is expected to be finalized this weekend, transferring ownership from troubled parent company Tronc to billionaire California inventor and investor Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong.

(Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP)

PHOTOS: The World Cup Is A Spectacle Not Only Of Sport, But Of Style

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 5:43pm

You'd be forgiven for confusing airport tarmacs of Russia for the catwalks of Milan: From street-ready kits to swank trophy cases to entire teams in matching suits, the World Cup aims to impress.

(Image credit: Mikhail Japaridze/Mikhail Japaridze/TASS)

Kellogg's Honey Smacks Recalled Amid Salmonella Outbreak Investigation

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 4:08pm

The Kellogg's Company is playing it safe by encouraging consumers and retailers to get rid of potentially contaminated boxes of cereal.

(Image credit: Gene J. Puskar/AP)

Chicago's Hyperloop Announcement Met With Questions

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 3:29pm

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans for high-speed transit to O'Hare International Airport via underground tunnels. The technology is unproven, raising questions about the project.

Tensions Rise Between U.S. And China Over Trade Actions

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 3:29pm

Trade tensions between the U.S. and China escalated rapidly Friday after President Trump unveiled tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods and China moved swiftly with retaliation.

Gettin' Giggy With It

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 3:28pm

Despite the proliferation of apps like Lyft, TaskRabbit, and Uber, a new report found no growth in people primarily doing this kind of work. Here's how the "gig economy" is and isn't changing.

(Image credit: NPR)

As Vote On ZTE Sanctions Looms, Some U.S. Lawmakers Focus On A Bigger Chinese Telecom

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 2:57pm

Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei is the world's third-largest seller of smartphones, and a few powerful senators say they want to ban it entirely from the U.S. amid national security concerns.

(Image credit: Steve Marcus/Reuters)

Fear And Frustration Over EPA Move To Kill Chemical-Disaster Protections

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 2:34pm

The EPA intends to block rules to prevent and respond to leaks, explosions and other disasters at chemical facilities and refineries around the U.S. That scares many people who live and work nearby.

(Image credit: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

McDonald's Says It's Ditching Plastic Straws In U.K. And Ireland

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 1:46pm

McDonald's also says it will test alternatives to plastic straws in some restaurants in the U.S. and several other countries later this year.

(Image credit: Toby Melville/Reuters)

Trump Hits China With Tariffs On $50 Billion Of Goods; China Says It Will Retaliate

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 7:06am

President Trump imposes a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion of Chinese goods, saying the U.S. is targeting China's technology sector.

News Brief: Report Criticizes Comey, Republicans To Vote On Immigration, Tariffs On China

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 4:02am

Former FBI Director James Comey has been found insubordinate in his handling of the Clinton email investigation, but not biased. Also, House Republicans plan to vote next week on immigration bills.

As Nuclear Struggles, A New Generation Of Engineers Is Motivated By Climate Change

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 4:01am

The number of people graduating with nuclear engineering degrees has more than tripled since 2001. Many say they are motivated by climate change.

(Image credit: Jeff Brady/NPR)

Kentucky Sues Walgreens For 'Dual Role' In The State's Opioid Crisis

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 8:20pm

The lawsuit alleges the company fulfilled orders "for such large quantities of prescription narcotic pain medication that there could be no associated legitimate medical purpose for their use."

(Image credit: Charles Krupa/AP)

Trading Spaces

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 3:34pm

The New York Stock Exchange — that bastion of American capitalism — owes its existence to two dozen men, a buttonwood tree, and a coffee shop. Today on The Indicator: the history of Wall Street.

(Image credit: NPR)

Activists In Myanmar Say Facebook Needs To Do More To Quell Hate Speech

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:34pm

"The risk of Facebook content sparking open violence is arguably nowhere higher right now than in Myanmar," six Myanmar organizations wrote in an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in April.

(Image credit: Anthony Kuhn/NPR)

Elon Musk's Boring Company Will Build High-Speed Train To Chicago's O'Hare Airport

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:09pm

The train tunnel company will build and operate an "express service to transport people to O'Hare Airport from downtown in 12 minutes," Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says.

(Image credit: The Boring Company)

World Cup Begins Without The U.S. Men's Team

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:31am

For the first time since 1986, the U.S. men didn't qualify. Officials say they are focused on getting the team back on the World Cup stage in four years.

(Image credit: Ashley Allen/Getty Images)




WLRH Public Radio
UAH Campus
John Wright Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899

Get Directions


(256) 895-9574

(800) 239-9574