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: 1 hour 4 min ago

The Mysterious Missing Trillions In Donald Trump's Tax Plan

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 3:25pm

There are two possible versions of a Trump tax plan. He hasn't confirmed which one he plans to pursue. There's a $1.5 trillion difference between the two of them over 10 years.

Does It Matter When A White CEO Says 'Black Lives Matter'?

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 2:18pm

The CEO of AT&T, along with Ben & Jerry's and Starbucks, have waded into the rough waters of race. We ask some experts whether that makes a difference, and the answer is ... complicated.

Cigarette Smoking In The U.S. Continues To Fall

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 2:02pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says smoking rates have fallen from 21 percent of the adult population in 2005 to 15 percent in 2015, when the agency conducted its latest survey.

Put A Little Bounce In Your Day With A New Christmas Ad From The U.K.

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 11:11am

Every year, the British retailer John Lewis goes all out on a cinematic holiday ad. The past few years have been tear-jerkers, but this year, it went for the funny bone instead. Meet Buster the Boxer.

Toy Hall Of Fame To Reveal Class Of 2016

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 6:00am

Nominees include: Fisher-Price Little People, Care Bears, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, Transformers, Nerf foam balls, Clue, Uno, pinball, the swing, Dungeons & Dragons, coloring books and bubble wrap.

What Will A Trump Presidency Mean For China?

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 4:08am

Trump has threatened trade retaliation. And his presidency could herald new instability in the region if he pulls back on the U.S. security umbrella that's been in place since the end of World War II.

Trump Has A Chance To Pull U.S. Out Of Climate Accord

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 4:08am

During the campaign, the president-elect said climate change is not real, and he rejected last year's international agreement to cut greenhouse gases.

How U.S. Trade Policy Could Change Under The Trump Administration

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 4:08am

Donald Trump appealed to voters who have been hurt by globalization, promising he would rip up or renegotiate trade deals. Many Republicans, however, back the trade pacts.

Donald Trump's Businesses Pose New Conflict Of Interest Questions

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 4:08am

One issue is what to do with all the businesses he owns. Other newly elected presidents have placed investments in a blind trust, but Trump's business empire is on a completely different scale.

Wall Street Rebounds After Donald Trump's Victory

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 10:15pm

U.S. stocks closed up Wednesday in a dramatic reversal from deep losses in post-election overnight trading. Donald Trump's unexpected victory had investors worried about uncertainty in the markets.

Episode 734: The Trump Indicators

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 9:55pm

Donald Trump is our president elect. We look at three economic indicators to see what they can tell us about a Trump presidency.

Trump Won. The Media Lost. What Next?

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 5:12pm

The press will have to hold accountable a president who rarely takes responsibility for mistakes and who's threatened to punish the media. How adversarial will it be in covering Trump's White House?

Souring on Sweet? Voters In 4 Cities Pass Soda Tax Measures

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 4:23pm

Three cities in California, and Boulder, Colo., adopted taxes on sugary drinks, a move aimed at combating obesity.

Trump Provides Clues Into Economic Plan During Acceptance Speech

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 3:42pm

President-elect Donald Trump has said confusing and contradictory things when it comes to the economy. So what do we think his actual economic agenda and policies will be? Probably the most certain thing — Trump likes to build things. And he's pledging to spend money on infrastructure rebuilding roads, bridges and schools. More broadly, he's sent some strong signals about changes in trade and immigration policy.

Stock Markets Remain Surprisingly Stable In Wake Of Trump Victory

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 3:42pm

For weeks, the stock market sent signals that it was bound to take a hit if Donald Trump won the election. But on the first day of trading after a surprise Trump victory, stocks have been up most of the day.

3 Ways President-Elect Trump May Shake Up Trade Policy

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 2:47pm

Analysts say Trump is likely to kill off TPP, reshape NAFTA and impose tariffs. But economists fear those moves could set off a trade war.

Cheering Or Mourning Election Results? Mail-Order Cocktails Head Your Way

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 1:51pm

As meal kits gain market share, craft cocktail subscription boxes have followed. The kits allow tipplers to explore new drinks and small brands without splashing out for a big bottle of booze.

How A President Trump Could Derail Obamacare By Dropping Legal Appeal

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 10:08am

President Trump could cut off funding for insurers' discounts to many health exchange customers by abandoning the executive branch's appeal of a 2014 lawsuit brought by House Republicans.

Trump Can Kill Obamacare With Or Without Help From Congress

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 6:05am

The president-elect has said he will ask lawmakers to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Or he can use regulations and the budget to dismantle the federal health law he calls "a disaster."

What Happens To Obamacare In A Trump Administration?

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 4:03am

While Donald Trump campaigned for the presidency, he repeatedly said he would get rid of the Affordable Care Act. What will happen to Obamacare? Also, we monitor how financial markets are doing.




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

Get Directions


(256) 895-9574

(800) 239-9574