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 20 min ago

Anita Hill: 'We've Come A Long Way Since Then'

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 3:43am

Nearly 25 years after Anita Hill accused her former boss of making lewd advances, America is again dealing with high-profile cases of sexual harassment. Hill tells NPR what's changed and what hasn't.

Utility Giant PG&E Convicted of Violating Gas Pipeline Safety Laws

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 7:59pm

Prosecutors had argued that in prioritizing profits, the company neglected to adequately maintain its pipelines, leading to the deaths of eight people in an explosion in San Bruno, Calif., in 2010.

Texas Town's Fortunes Rise And Fall With Pump Jacks And Oil Prices

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 6:33pm

The middle class has shrunk faster in Midland, Texas, than nearly anywhere else in the U.S. Overall, more people are getting rich than falling behind. But extreme booms and busts make life precarious.

Why The Airline Industry Could Keep Suffering System Failures Like Delta's

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 3:44pm

Delta's massive outage wasn't the first malfunction to wreak havoc on an airline. The industry's systems are complex and require high security, which can make them more prone to shutdowns.

Hospital Units Tailored To Older Patients Can Help Prevent Decline

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 1:11pm

Elderly hospital patients often arrive sick and leave worse off. But some hospitals are preventing these sharp declines by treating the elderly in units that minimize bedrest and spur mobility.

Delta Air Lines Cancels Nearly 300 Additional Flights

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 11:25am

Delta said it was still in "recovery mode" a day after a system outage scuttled about 1,000 flights. It announced $200 vouchers for people whose flights were canceled or delayed more than three hours.

Diversity In Book Publishing Isn't Just About Writers — Marketing Matters Too

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 8:55am

For writers of color, the lack of diversity in book publicity departments can feel like a death knell.

Trump Unveils His Proposal To Reshape America's Tax System

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep talks to economist and syndicated columnist Peter Morici and Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities about Donald Trump's economic vision.

Oil Traders Mourn The Loss Of Yahoo Messenger

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 4:00am

Since the late 1990s, oil traders have used Yahoo Messenger as their main communication tool. The new version, however, does not meet the industry's standards for compliance.

Verizon's Metamorphosis: Can You See Me As A Tech Giant Now?

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 3:41am

Verizon has transformed from a child of the Bell monopoly to parent of tech legends AOL and Yahoo. It wants to play with Google and Facebook — but don't expect a full transformation just yet.

An Alabama Museum You Can Enjoy From The Driver's Seat

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 8:22pm

Artist Butch Anthony has created a drive-thru museum in Seale, Ala. On display is a collection of odd items, decorated and displayed inside shipping containers that vehicles drive between.

Vail Resorts To Buy Canada's Whistler Blackcomb For $1.06 Billion

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 7:34pm

They are among North America's largest ski industry companies. Ski venues have been looking for ways to share revenue and spread vulnerability to declining snowfall and season pass sales.

N.H. Attorney General Accuses Drug Companies Of Blocking Opioid Probe

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 3:33pm

New Hampshire's attorney general claims five drug companies are stifling an investigation into how they market opioids. The allegations are the latest in a string of legal actions that aim to hold drug companies accountable for a spike in opioid abuse.

Delta Operations Resume After Power Outage Left Travelers Stranded

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 3:33pm

Thousands of travelers were stranded at airports around the country Monday morning when a computer system outage grounded all Delta Air Lines flights. Operations have now resumed, but hundreds of flights are still delayed and many more were cancelled. It may take several days before Delta's flight operations return to normal.

Wal-Mart Acquires Jet.Com For $3.3 Billion To Challenge Amazon

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 3:33pm

Wal-Mart is buying the discount e-commerce startup, With the $3.3 billion acquisition, Wal-Mart hopes to become more formidable in online shopping and mount a challenge to Amazon, the top online retailer.

Why Taylor Swift Is Asking Congress To Update Copyright Laws

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 3:33pm

It's an ongoing standoff between musicians and Google's YouTube: Who should be responsible for removing unauthorized copies of songs posted online?

A Cappella Singer Defends Proliferation Of Music Online

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 3:33pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Peter Hollens, an a cappella singer who regularly releases new music on his YouTube channel, about how the proliferation of music online could be a plus for artists.

Ship's Crew Stuck Off Coast Of Georgia Since April Might Soon Head Home

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 1:37pm

The Newlead Castellano was stopped near Savannah over unpaid debts — stranding the Filipino crew members, who didn't have permission to enter the U.S. Their months of waiting may soon be at an end.

Who Let The Dogs In? More Companies Welcome Pets At Work

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 11:55am

We'd all rather work with our dogs, wouldn't we? More employers are allowing pets on the job, although sometimes that entails navigating a different kind of office politics.

Donald Trump Looks To Turn The Page On Bad Week With Economic Speech

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 10:37am

According to a preview released by the campaign, the GOP nominee is proposing three tax brackets and would limit taxes on all forms of business income as well as end the estate tax.




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

Get Directions


(256) 895-9574

(800) 239-9574