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: 22 min 47 sec ago

News Brief: Zuckerberg On Capitol Hill, Will Trump Fire Mueller?

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 4:03am

Facebook's CEO took lawmakers questions about the user data grab and other topics. After the FBI raided the office of President Trump's personal attorney, will Trump try to fire the special counsel.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Faces Day 2 Of Lawmakers' Questions

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 4:03am

Zuckerberg testified in front of the Senate judiciary and commerce committees Tuesday. A preview of what to expect from his second day of testimony — this time before House panels

As Tax Day Approaches, Watch Out For Phone Scammers

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 4:00am

The IRS estimates that more than $65 million has been lost to phone tax scammers in the last five years. The calls are most common during tax season in March and April.

(Image credit: mihailomilovanovic/Getty Images)

European Antitrust Investigators Raid 21st Century Fox Offices In London

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 1:29am

European Commission investigators said Fox had come under scrutiny over its dominant position in broadcasting sports events and concerns that it may have "violated EU antitrust rules.

(Image credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

France Can Bring Criminal Charges Against Uber, Judges Rule

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 7:09pm

The decision is a setback for the ride-hailing company which has been in a battle internationally with taxi companies. Regular cab firms say Uber gets a regulatory free ride that they don't enjoy.

(Image credit: Christophe Ena/AP)

Democratic Sen. Ed Markey Discusses Testimony From Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 6:24pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Democratic Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts about Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's appearance on Capitol Hill Tuesday to testify before Congress.

Lawmakers Question Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg About Data Privacy Lapses

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 3:39pm

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is answering to dozens of senators Tuesday, after it was reported that some 87 million Facebook users' data was harvested by Cambridge Analytica. The testimony comes one week after the extent of the breach was revealed, but the company is facing questions beyond the data breach.

Federal Court Rules Employers Can't Pay Women Less Than Men Based On Prior Salary

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 3:39pm

In a unanimous ruling, a federal appeals court has ruled that employers can't pay women less than men just because they made less at a previous job. The court said a woman's prior salary, whether considered on its own or along with other factors, can't be used to justify paying a female employee less than her male counterpart.

Facebook Founder And CEO Mark Zuckerberg Testifies On Capitol Hill

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 3:39pm

Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg testifies for the first time on Capitol Hill Tuesday. Lawmakers want answers on how Facebook allowed Cambridge Analytica to misuse data from some 87 million users, as well as how Russia-linked content was spread to some 146 million people during the election cycle.

Tyler Cowen Rates America

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 2:59pm

Data, the humanities, and the suburbs: Tyler returns for another round of Overrated vs. Underrated

(Image credit: NPR)

'I'm Responsible For What Happens' At Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg Tells Senate

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 1:30pm

The CEO of Facebook is testifying before Congress for the first time on Tuesday. His prepared testimony includes an apology for allowing Facebook tools to be used to do harm — and a vow to change.

(Image credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

How To Check If Your Facebook Data Was Used By Cambridge Analytica

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 12:59pm

For some, the news is good: "It doesn't appear your Facebook information was shared with Cambridge Analytica." For others, it's not so clear.

(Image credit: NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Craft Bourbon Brewers Ride The Boom, Prepare For A Bust

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 12:12pm

While there's been a sustained interest in bourbon in the last several years, some craft distillers are preparing in case of a bust by investing in rum and other spirits.

(Image credit: Luke Sharrett/Getty Images/Bloomberg Creative )

Sinclair TV Host Resigns After Vulgar Tweet Threatening Parkland Survivor

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:14am

After the furor over Laura Ingraham's tweet, Jamie Allman's crude message drew wider notice. At least three advertisers pulled their ads, and on Monday, Sinclair said it had accepted his resignation.

(Image credit: Icon Sports Wire/Corbis via Getty Images)

Is Facebook's Problem The Fact That It's Free?

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 9:20am

If you aren't a paying customer, then you're the product.

(Image credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Top Trump Trade Adviser Touts Tariffs

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 9:06am

Peter Navarro urged the president to impose tariffs on China. Is it a trade war he wants?

(Image credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Women Can't Have Prior Salaries Used Against Them, Court Says In Equal Pay Case

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 8:55am

America's continuing gender pay gap is "an embarrassing reality of our economy," the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said.

(Image credit: Aileen Rizo/AP)

Facebook In Congress: What To Expect When Zuckerberg Goes To Capitol Hill

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 7:00am

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the Senate judiciary and commerce committees on Tuesday and the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday.

(Image credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

When The U.S. Deports Migrants, Remittances To Family Stop

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 4:05am

Central American communities that have grown used to the remittances sent back from migrants living in the United States often experience a painful readjustment when the migrants are sent home.

Activist Took On Facebook And Won, Long Before Cambridge Analytica

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 4:05am

Facebook's CEO will testify before congressional lawmakers this week. Noel King talks to Max Schrems, an Austrian lawyer whose lawsuit against Facebook led to EU digital privacy regulations.




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

Get Directions


(256) 895-9574

(800) 239-9574