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: 39 min 1 sec ago

Federal Immigration Authorities Target 7-Eleven Stores

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:01am

Agents swept nearly 100 of the convenience stores across the country — seeking undocumented immigrants. The action was the largest employer-targeting operation under the Trump administration.

Other States Ask For Offshore Drilling Exemption Like Florida's

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:01am

In Florida, some are calling the Trump administration's announcement that the state is exempt from a plan to expand offshore drilling a political stunt to help Gov. Rick Scott.

Deadline Closes In On Administration Regarding Iran Sanctions

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:01am

President Trump is being urged by some top advisers to waive sanctions on Iran by a Friday deadline. Rachel Martin talks to Dennis Ross, who has advised four former presidents on the Middle East.

Top Fox News D.C. Reporter James Rosen Left Network After Harassment Claims

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 2:26pm

Former colleagues allege the chief Washington correspondent left Fox News after sexually harassing female co-workers. Rosen's departure followed network scrutiny of his behavior toward women there.

(Image credit: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

Fallout From 'Nuclear Button' Tweets: Jump In Sales Of Radiation Drug

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 8:00am

After a war of words between President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un over the ability to launch nuclear attacks from their desks, orders rose for pills to protect against radiation.

(Image credit: Richard Matthews/AP)

Interior Secretary Zinke: Florida Offshore Oil Drilling Is 'Off The Table'

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 8:06pm

Zinke cites a request from Gov. Rick Scott and his argument that the state relies on tourism. Critics note the state is rich in electoral votes and other states also rely on tourism.

(Image credit: Lynne Sladky/AP)

Advocates Fear Tax Bill Will Worsen U.S. Affordable Housing Shortage

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 3:52pm

The U,S, faces a severe shortage of affordable housing, and housing advocates fear the recent tax bill and potential budget cuts will make matters worse.

(Image credit: Pam Fessler/NPR)

Professors Suggest 'Baby Bonds' Could Fix Widening Inequality In The U.S.

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 3:18pm

"Baby Bonds" are back in the news. Two professors presented their idea to do something about widening inequality to an economics conference. They suggest creating an education trust fund for each newborn. The grants — ranging from $500 to $50,000 — would be on a sliding scale tied to household income.

Hospitals Brace Patients For Pain To Reduce Risk Of Opioid Addiction

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 3:11pm

As hospitals assess their role in the opioid crisis, some are trying to change patient expectations by warning them to expect some pain. Doctors in those hospitals are prescribing fewer opioids.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Michelle Leavy)

Why Quitting Is Awesome

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 2:44pm

The state of the American job market, as revealed by jobs numbers released this morning.

(Image credit: NPR)

Trucking Industry Struggles To Cope With Growing Driver Shortage

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 11:52am

For the past 15 years, the industry has struggled with a driver shortage. The American Trucking Associations says the industry needs to hire almost 900,000 more drivers to meet rising demand.

(Image credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Trucking Industry Struggles With Growing Driver Shortage

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 11:52am

More than 70 percent of goods consumed in the U.S. are moved by truck. The American Trucking Associations says the industry needs to hire almost 900,000 more drivers to meet rising demand.

(Image credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Federal Regulator Rejects Energy Department's Bid To Prop Up Coal, Nuclear

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 11:00am

Energy Secretary Rick Perry proposed a rule that would essentially subsidize older fuel sources to compete with cheaper natural gas and renewables. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission cried foul.

James Damore Sues Google, Alleging Discrimination Against Conservative White Men

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 8:36am

The former Google engineer was fired after he criticized the company's diversity efforts and suggested innate differences between men and women explain gender gaps in the tech sector.

(Image credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

After Devastating Cyclone, Fiji Farmers Plant For A Changed Climate

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 7:01am

As the Pacific island archipelago of Fiji faces a warming planet, the country's farmers are turning to more climate-resilient techniques that other storm-prone communities worldwide could model.

(Image credit: Sonia Narang)

Health Experts Worry Brewer Tax Cuts May Increase Costs To Nondrinkers

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 5:00am

Supporters of a tax cut for beer brewers say it will boost jobs. But critics say it will reduce tax revenues that offset the costs of excessive drinking, related to health problems and drunk driving.

(Image credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Hidden Brain: Great Recession Deaths

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 4:06am

Recessions are painful for a variety of reasons. A new study shows that during the Great Recession, mortality rates declined faster in areas where the unemployment rate grew faster.

U.S. Spy Satellite Reportedly 'Write Off' After Failing To Reach Orbit

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 3:47am

The multi-billion dollar satellite, launched by SpaceX, was initially thought to have made a successful low-Earth orbit, but there have been several unconfirmed reports since indicating it is lost.

(Image credit: Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)

FACT CHECK: Trump Touts Low Unemployment Rates for African-Americans, Hispanics

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 4:18pm

Trump's numbers are right, but it's hard for him to claim credit.

(Image credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Large Shareholders Ask Apple To Help Wean Digital-Addicted Youths

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 3:17pm

Suggestions range from entering the user's age when setting up a phone to setting time limits on screen time and confining the use of iPhones and iPads to certain hours.

(Image credit: Matthias Balk/AFP/Getty Images)

Pages

©2018 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