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: 50 min 8 sec ago

(The Latest) Corruption Charges In Detroit's Struggling Schools

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 9:00am

Twelve principals in the Motor City are accused of taking kickbacks for school supplies — yet a further sign of struggle for the city's public schools.

Carnival Says Its Cruises To Cuba Can Now Include Cuban-Born Passengers

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 8:07am

The cruise company says Cuba has relaxed its ban on Cuban-born people returning to the island by boat.

Apple's Movies And Books Services Are Closed In China

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 7:09am

The closure was reportedly ordered by censors last week. According to local media, it comes just as a controversial — and banned — film is being released on Hong Kong's iTunes service.

Uber Settles 2 Lawsuits Over Whether Drivers Are Employees Or Contractors

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 4:10am

Uber will pay up to $100 million to settle the suits, and drivers will stay independent contractors, not employees, in California and Massachusetts, just as the ride-booking company had maintained.

Do Felons Make Good Employees?

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 4:10am

Employers often rule out applicants with felony convictions. Data show when the military made an exception and allowed people with felony convictions to enlist, they performed better than their peers.

Uber Settles Two Lawsuits, Won't Have To Treat Drivers As Employees

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:34pm

The company has agreed to settle two class action suits for $84 million dollars — and more if it goes public and its value increases by a certain amount. It won't have to pay drivers benefits.

FBI Paid More Than $1 Million To Access San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 5:10pm

FBI Director James Comey said Thursday the bureau spent "more than I will make in the remainder of this job," which comes out to be more than $1 million.

New Overtime Rules May Put Squeeze On Caregivers For Those With Disabilities

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 4:46pm

The regulations, expected in the coming weeks, would require employers to pay such caregivers more. But many won't be able to comply because they rely on Medicare reimbursements, which won't change.

Volkswagen Reaches Deal With U.S. On Cars With Emissions Software

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 3:29pm

After months of negotiations, Volkswagen has reached a deal with U.S. authorities on most of the cars involved in its diesel emissions scandal. The agreement covers nearly 500,000 2-liter engine cars. Owners will get to choose between having VW buy back their vehicles or having their cars fixed. But owners still don't know how much VW will offer in the buyback, or what the terms of a fix will be.

Deadly Fentanyl Trade Linked To Chinese Companies

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with David Armstrong, senior enterprise reporter for the online health news site STAT, about the deadly opioid Fentanyl, and how it's being shipped into the U.S. and Canada from China in powder form, and pressed into pills that are sold on the street.

Federal Regulators Propose Tougher Rules Governing Wall Street Bonuses

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 1:37pm

Executives who get their firms in legal trouble could be forced to pay back bonuses retroactively.

What Will Volkswagen Do For Its Diesel Customers?

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:17am

Some car owners could get a cash payment of $5,000; others could receive an offer to buy their car back, according to early reports on a possible deal with U.S. regulators.

We're Having a Baby!? How To Feel The Joy, Without The Financial Fears

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 6:01am

With each baby comes a set of scary questions: how to pay for strollers, day care, even (gasp!) college? We joined a talk between a young couple and a financial adviser. Here's what we learned.

For Voters In Appalachian Region, Medical Care Is A Big Issue

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 3:59am

Tennessee's alternative to Obamacare is faltering. Steve Inskeep talks to Knoxville's mayor about health and political issues. Chris Green of Berea College weighs in on the area's political leanings.

A View From Appalachia: Living Below The Poverty Line

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 3:59am

Whitesburg, Kentucky, was an area once known for coal mining but most of those jobs have dried up. Limited opportunities force many residents to leave, but some are able to find their way back.

Appalachia Looks To Improve Its Future; Looks For Helpful Leaders

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 3:59am

We'll hear conversations from Appalachia — the mountain region that stretches from New York to the Deep South. This remains a region where incomes lag well behind the national average.

Treasury To Give $20 Bill A New Look

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 3:59am

President Andrew Jackson who is the face of the $20 bill will be replaced by abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman. Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks to Susan Ades Stone, co-founder of Women On $20s.

ESPN Fires Curt Schilling For 'Unacceptable' Conduct

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 8:24pm

The pitcher-turned-analyst shared a post on Facebook that appeared to comment on North Carolina's law that bars transgender people from using the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.

A New Naked Restaurant Says It Has An 8,000-Person Waiting List To Dine

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 7:55pm

The pop-up restaurant, to be called The Bunyadi, promises naturally prepared food and natural decor — as well as all-natural patrons. The restaurant opens in June in London.

'Flying While Muslim': Profiling Fears After Arabic Speaker Removed From Plane

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 5:30pm

Khairuldeen Makhzoomi was removed from a Southwest Airlines flight after another passenger overheard him speaking on his cellphone in Arabic. An advocate calls the incident "absurd and bewildering."

Pages

©2016 WLRH PUBLIC RADIO

Address

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

Get Directions

Phone

LOCAL:
(256) 895-9574

TOLL-FREE:
(800) 239-9574