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 21 min ago

Facebook Requires Real Names. What Does That Mean For Drag Queens?

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 9:56am

Dozens of queens' profiles were deactivated recently because they used stage names. Facebook says requiring real names curbs abuse, but LGBT groups say it's restricting — for drag queens and others.

» E-Mail This

Detroit Salon Finds New Ways To Use Old Hair

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 6:35am

New businesses in Detroit are helping revitalize the economy. One of those new businesses is the Social Club Grooming Company, a barbershop/salon that promotes sustainability.

» E-Mail This

Amazon's Original Content Primes The Pump For Bigger Sales

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 8:04am

Amazon has always preferred to play a strategic long game instead of chasing short-term profits, but it's starting to see value in producing ways to hold shoppers' attention.

» E-Mail This

Tech Week That Was: Apple's Gaffes, Shellshock And Hello Ello

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 6:55am

Apple's very bad week with bending phones and iOS flaws, a new bug that's so nasty it has two names and the social network of the moment lead our look back at the top tech headlines.

» E-Mail This

GMO Wheat Investigation Closed, But Another One Opens

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 5:14pm

Investigators from the U.S. Department of Agriculture say they cannot figure out how genetically modified wheat got into an Oregon field. Now GM wheat has been found growing in Montana, too.

» E-Mail This

The 'Bond King' Leaves His $2 Trillion Kingdom

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 4:36pm

Bill Gross built Pacific Investment Management Co., or PIMCO, into a $2 trillion powerhouse. But this week, he abruptly left, roiling the bond-investing world.

» E-Mail This

PIMCO's 'Bond King' Quits Amid Reports Of Erratic Behavior

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 3:11pm

Bill Gross built PIMCO into an investing powerhouse with more than $2 trillion dollars under its management. But there was trouble in the king's court in recent months.

» E-Mail This

Cab Competition In San Francisco Benefits Riders

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 3:11pm

Taxi ridership has plummeted 60 percent in San Francisco due to competition from the ride sharing companies Uber and Lyft. Now taxis are fighting back with ride hailing apps of their own.

» E-Mail This

Lights, Camera, Drones: Hollywood's Lens Gets A Little Larger

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 10:52am

The FAA is granting six movie and TV production companies permission to use drones for filming. The move could pave the way for the unmanned aircraft systems to be used in other commercial ventures.

» E-Mail This

Debate Grows Over Employer Health Plans Without Hospital Benefits

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 10:00am

A federal calculator that companies use to certify whether their health insurance complies with the Affordable Care Act appears to bless plans without hospital coverage.

» E-Mail This

Belgium Likes Underground Beer. No, Literally

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 9:21am

The historic city of Bruges is getting a 2-mile-long underground beer pipeline. Too bad it's from brewery to factory, not brewery to your door.

» E-Mail This

Former Fed Bank Examiner Says Secret Tapes Show Fed Leniency

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 4:06am

The former Fed employee recorded 46 hours of meetings using a small device on her keychain. The concern, says ProPublica reporter Jake Bernstein, is the Fed may be too cozy with banks it oversees.

» E-Mail This

Supermarkets Waste Tons Of Food As They Woo Shoppers

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 4:09pm

In the U.S., consumers account for the biggest share of waste in the food chain. Demand for stocked shelves and unblemished produce, and confusion over date labels lead to mountains of tossed meals.

» E-Mail This

Buggy, Bendy iPhones Create Bad Week For Apple

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 3:28pm

From bending iPhones to a glitchy new operating system, it's been a bad week for Apple. Are they simply bumps in the road or a sign of something amiss at Apple?

» E-Mail This

Solar Advocates Fight Utilities Over Grid Access

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 3:28pm

Across the country the solar industry is battling utilities over the financial details of feeding electricity from renewable resources back into the power grid.

» E-Mail This

Richard Branson Thinks Employees Should Have Unlimited Vacation

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 9:12am

The British billionaire and Virgin Group founder has long been a business revolutionary, but his latest venture is raising a few eyebrows.

» E-Mail This

Toy Hall Of Fame To Announce Latest Inductees In November

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 4:05am

The Toy Hall of Fame is inducting two new toys. Will it be American Girl dolls? My Little Pony? Or the Rubik's Cube, which has been nominated five times? Or something else?

» E-Mail This

Sayonara To 'Super-Size Me?' Food Companies Cut Calories, So Do We

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 2:24am

Major food companies have cut trillions of calories, and studies show Americans are consuming fewer calories because of it. But some advocates think companies should do more to improve our diets.

» E-Mail This

To Prevent Repeat Hospitalizations, Talk To Patients

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 2:23am

Part of each hospital's income now hinges on keeping patients with chronic conditions healthier outside the hospital. One medical center has hired nurses and social workers to act as health coaches.

» E-Mail This

Shifting Stance, Some GOP Candidates Back State Minimum Wage Hikes

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:01pm

As free-market conservatives, Republicans are philosophically opposed to raising the minimum wage. But a handful in tight races are having second thoughts.

» E-Mail This




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

Get Directions


(256) 895-9574

(800) 239-9574