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: 6 min 35 sec ago

Solar Storm: Rooftop Panels Spark Fights Between Utilities, Startups

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

Utilities say consumers who put solar panels on their roofs should help pay to maintain the lines that carry the power they sell back into the system. Panel leasing firms say that's anti-competitive.

» E-Mail This

Problems With Your Boss? Try A Chat With The Office Chaplain.

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

Chaplains have long been present on college campuses and in the military but increasingly they can also can be found in the workplace, specially trained to help employees offload office frustrations.

» E-Mail This

Here's Why Retailers Keep Sending You Catalogs

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 2:54am

While other things made with paper have become obsolete, Americans received nearly 12 billion catalogs in the mail last year — and they love them, says one business consultant.

» E-Mail This

'People Are Going To Rebel': Slow Pace Of Rebuilding Frustrates Gazans

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 2:52am

Three months after the war between Israel and Hamas ended, reconstruction has barely started. Many people still live in half-bombed houses. But there are a few bright spots and a bit of innovation.

» E-Mail This

Women's Work Is Never Done On The Farm, And Sometimes Never Counted

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 2:51am

The percentage of female farmers is climbing — slowly, according to federal figures. But those numbers don't take into account the many new roles women are filling on multigenerational family farms.

» E-Mail This

More Drinking, Less Buzz: Session Beers Gain Fans

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 5:14pm

Light beer doesn't have to mean less flavor. A growing trend is offering another option. Session beers emphasize craft-beer taste with alcohol as low or lower than big-brand light beers.

» E-Mail This

Stocks Are Battered As Oil Hits Another 5-Year Low

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 5:02pm

Oil prices have fallen 40 percent over the past six months. OPEC, which is holding production levels steady, said today it expected lower global demand for oil next year.

» E-Mail This

Detroit's Outgoing Emergency Manager Is Leaving City In Better Shape

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 4:24pm

Robert Siegel talks with Detroit's outgoing Emergency Financial manager Kevyn Orr on Detroit bouncing back from bankruptcy, what his legacy will be looking back, and what's next for him.

» E-Mail This

Uber's Troubles Mount Even As Its Value Grows

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:57pm

The attorneys general of San Francisco and Los Angeles counties are accusing the ride-sharing service of misrepresenting its background checks on drivers. It comes amid a rash of bad news for Uber.

» E-Mail This

Alleged Rape Of Passenger Raises Concerns About How Uber Runs Abroad

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:51pm

A passenger in an Uber car in New Delhi reported that the driver raped her. As the company expands into the developing world, questions about the screening of its drivers are being raised.

» E-Mail This

Detroit's Bankruptcy Is Over, Michigan's Governor Says

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:49am

The city's bankruptcy, the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, will end at 12:01 a.m. ET Thursday, Gov. Rick Snyder said. The city filed for bankruptcy on July 18, 2013.

» E-Mail This

After Raid On Its Servers In Sweden, Pirate Bay Goes Offline

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 8:58am

Pirate Bay is one of the world's largest file-sharing sites. In the past, it has been targeted by authorities around the world.

» E-Mail This

Justices: If You Aren't Working, No Pay, Even If You Can't Leave

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:54am

The Supreme Court has ruled that workers at a Nevada Amazon factory aren't due overtime for time spent in security lines at the ends of their shifts, waiting to be checked for stolen goods.

» E-Mail This

'The Interview,' The Hack, And The Movie Studio Dealing With The Fallout

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:54am

A cyber attack on Sony may have been done by North Koreans in response to an new comedy about an attempt to kill Kim Jong Un. Huge amounts of personal data and five films have been leaked so far.

» E-Mail This

Cheap Crops Mean Tight Times For Midwest's Fledgling Farmers

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:54am

Recent years were a good time to invest for beginning farmers, who run a quarter of U.S. farms. But with some crop prices crashing, paying back debts may require hard conversations and delayed dreams.

» E-Mail This

Mexican Megafarms Supplying U.S. Market Are Rife With Labor Abuses

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:54am

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times into labor camps on Mexican megafarms reveals appalling conditions. Reporter Richard Marosi says that U.S. consumers need to pressure retailers for change.

» E-Mail This

In Europe, Ugly Sells In The Produce Aisle

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 5:46pm

Lumpy, bumpy produce that fails to meet supermarkets' high bar for beauty usually ends up as waste. But increasingly, European supermarkets are finding that ugly sells, if you tell the right story.

» E-Mail This

Tenn. VW Plant Closer To Unionizing With UAW Agreement

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 3:25pm

The United Auto Workers secured recognition to represent workers at a Volkswagen manufacturing plant in Tennessee on Tuesday. It's the first time a foreign car manufacturer in the South has agreed to have its employees represented by a union.

» E-Mail This

Supreme Court Rules Employers Are Not Required To Pay For Security Time

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 3:16pm

The decision is a major victory for retail enterprises and manufacturing businesses that could have been on the hook for billions of dollars in back pay for time spent in security screenings.

» E-Mail This

Pages

©2014 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