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 8 min ago

Blacklisted For Building Trump's Wall? California Considers It

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 4:10am

"If you're a business that wants to do work with Trump's proposed wall, then quite frankly, California doesn't want to do business with you," said one lawmaker.

(Image credit: Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images)

Eliminating Energy Star Program Would Harm Consumers, Trump Critics Say

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 4:10am

The Energy Star program saves consumers billions of dollars a year by boosting products' efficiency. But in his effort to shrink the size of government, President Trump wants to eliminate the program.

Harvard Business School Moves To Study More Diverse Cases

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 4:10am

Harvard produces case studies used by business students across the country. Until now, more of those cases involved white business leaders. The school is changing that.

Writers Guild Of America Reaches A Tentative Deal With Studios

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 4:34pm

A writers' strike was narrowly averted Tuesday, as a tentative three-year pact was reached between members of the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.

(Image credit: Reed Saxon/AP)

Airbnb Settles Suit With San Francisco, Aims To Smooth Host Registration

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 4:24pm

The short-term rental company has had an occasionally fraught relationship with its city of origin. But this lawsuit — which was joined by HomeAway — ended in an agreement lauded Monday by both sides.

(Image credit: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images)

Analysts Divided Over Stock Market Valuation In Trump Era

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 3:40pm

Is the stock market overvalued at current levels? A lot of analysts think so. On the other hand, there are analysts who think the market has room to move higher. For both sides, a lot depends on what's going on in Washington, D.C.

Fox News Co-President Bill Shine Resigns

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 2:24pm

Shine's departure is part of the aftershocks of the sexual harassment scandal that has gripped the network since last summer, leading to the exit of former Chairman Roger Ailes and host Bill O'Reilly.

(Image credit: Lucas Jackson/REUTERS)

Fyre Festival Hit With $100 Million Suit; Organizer Says 'We Were A Little Naive'

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 1:58pm

Admitting they were "unable to realize our dream on the first try," festival organizers are giving attendees the option to forgo a refund and instead receive VIP passes to Fyre Fest 2018.

(Image credit: Jake Strang/AP)

Cities Can Sue Big Banks Over Effects Of Discriminatory Practices, Supreme Court Says

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 1:56pm

The city of Miami can sue Wells Fargo and Bank of America for damages caused by allegedly discriminatory and predatory lending practices, the Supreme Court says.

(Image credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The Modern Newsroom Is Stuck Behind The Gender And Color Line

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 1:42pm

As newsgathering and reporting intensify, diversity, inclusion and representation appear to have flatlined in the last decade.

(Image credit: Ben McLeod/Flickr)

Ballmer Aims To Quantify How Well The Government Does Its Job

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 4:08am

David Greene talks to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who launched the website USA Facts, which is designed to make official government spending data accessible and puts the figures into context.

Environmentalists, Coal Companies Rally Around Technology To Clean Up Coal

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 3:59am

The industry has been in decline for years, partly because burning coal creates CO2 and warms the atmosphere. But there's a way to capture it — which has drawn praise from traditional enemies.

(Image credit: Mark Humphrey/AP)

In His Post-Fed Life, Bernanke Talks Taxes, Trump And Partisan Perceptions

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 3:32am

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke discusses the contradictory partisan divide in people's views of the economy, the economy's health and the problem of those left behind by economic change.

(Image credit: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

Congress Reaches Deal To Fund Government Through September

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 9:15pm

With just a few days left until Friday's deadline, members of the House and Senate agreed on a new spending package to keep the government open through September 30th, NPR's Susan Davis confirms.

ESPN Continues To Struggle As Spectators Cut The Cord On Cable

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 4:27pm

Bloomberg reporter Max Chafkin talks about the future of ESPN as the network behemoth sees lower profits. This past week the sports media hub let approximately 100 employees go, including big names.

It's Not Just Hollywood Writers Who Lose Out During A Strike

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 6:56am

Hollywood writers will go on strike Tuesday if negotiations with producers fail. That would seriously hurt the blue-collar workers who make up most of the jobs in TV and film production.

4 Years After Rana Plaza Tragedy, What's Changed For Bangladeshi Garment Workers?

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 6:00am

Four years after the deadliest garment factory disaster, a new report by Human Rights Watch finds that many global apparel companies have not signed a transparency pledge regarding its supply chains.

(Image credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)




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

Get Directions


(256) 895-9574

(800) 239-9574