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 1 sec ago

Is Drug Testing For Welfare Fair?

1 hour 38 min ago

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's plan to drug test state workers and welfare recipients ran into trouble in the courts. Law professor Pauline Kim and reporter Curt Anderson discuss the drug testing battle.

» E-Mail This

Jobless Claims Bounce Up From Earlier Weeks' Low Levels

4 hours 36 min ago

The 329,000 applications filed last week for unemployment insurance were more than economists expected. One theory: Easter's relatively late date may have skewed the numbers.

» E-Mail This

With SuperShoes, Insoles Can Be Your Guide

8 hours 36 min ago

SuperShoes are squishy insoles that fit inside your shoes. Inside those insoles are "vibrotactile ticklers" linked to your mobile device. Enter a destination and the ticklers guide your way.

» E-Mail This

FCC Set To Change Net Neutrality Rules

8 hours 36 min ago

On Thursday, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules for how broadband providers should treat the Internet traffic flowing through their networks.

» E-Mail This

Small Businesses Fight Big Box Stores By Specializing

8 hours 36 min ago

As online and mega stores take up more of the retail landscape, small mom-and-pop shops are getting more specific. We examine one of the ways small stores are looking to survive and possibly thrive.

» E-Mail This

Competition Watches As Wal-Mart Debuts Money Transfer Service

8 hours 36 min ago

Customers will be able to send and receive up to $900 at a time at more than 4,000 U.S. stores. Analysts don't think the other money transfer clients will be hurt because of their loyal customer base.

» E-Mail This

Mine Dust Rules Could Slow Production, Coal Mining Companies Say

8 hours 36 min ago

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has announced new regulations reducing the amount of coal dust miners can be exposed to in underground and surface mines.

» E-Mail This

When Money Trumps Need In College Admissions

10 hours 2 min ago

Some of the factors keeping low-income students from getting into college aren't always obvious to the public, higher education insiders tell Morning Edition's David Greene.

» E-Mail This

After Bangladesh Factory Disaster, Efforts Show Mixed Progress

10 hours 3 min ago

One year ago, a factory building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers. Top retailers have begun inspecting factories more aggressively, but other steps have fallen short.

» E-Mail This

Apple Increases Stock Buyback, To Split Stock

12 hours 6 min ago

Apple is giving more of its cash to shareholders and will split its stock for the first time in 9 years. It's attempting to charm investors fretting over slow sales growth and the pace of innovation.

» E-Mail This

The FDA Moves To Regulate Increasingly Popular E-Cigarettes

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:03pm

If the agency has its way, it will ban sales to minors and keep e-cigarettes out of vending machines. People also would be warned that the nicotine vapor the devices emit is addictive.

» E-Mail This

Reports: FCC Poised For About-Face On Net Neutrality

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 5:51pm

According to reports, the FCC is set to approve a system in which Internet service providers offer a faster pipe to American homes to content companies willing to pay for it.

» E-Mail This

Costly Hepatitis C Pill Shreds Drug Industry Sales Record

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:31pm

Sovaldi has been found to be remarkably effective in curing most patients with common forms of hepatitis C in a matter of months. But the clinical success comes at a high price.

» E-Mail This

Brazil Becomes One Of The First To Adopt Internet 'Bill Of Rights'

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:09pm

President Dilma Rouseff signed the bill into law to kick off an international conference about the governance of the Internet.

» E-Mail This

Slowly And Sweetly, Vietnam's Chocolate Industry Grows

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:14pm

French colonists planted cacao in Vietnam in the 1800s, but the crop was outpaced by coffee and cashews. Now French expats are helping the country become a respected producer of high-end chocolate.

» E-Mail This

Under Calif. Law With Teeth, Big-Time Lawsuits Hit Small Businesses

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:01pm

Some California lawyers and litigants have created a cottage industry around the Americans with Disabilities Act. Some plaintiffs file hundreds of complaints a year, collecting a living off small businesses that aren't compliant with the ADA. Small business advocates and community leaders say they focus on minority businesses because they make for easier targets.

» E-Mail This

Blockbuster Trades Are Changing The Face Of Pharmaceuticals

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:01pm

Pharmaceutical companies are suddenly trading entire divisions the way sports teams swap players. Glaxo, Novartis and Ely Lily are all involved in a complicated deal announced Tuesday, and so far this year, five deals exceeding $2 billion have been announced. What's driving the deal-making?

» E-Mail This

Weekly Innovation: An Inflatable Car Seat That Comes In A Backpack

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:53am

Parents, you are going to want to read about this prototype from Volvo. It's fully inflatable and designed to make what's normally a clunky and heavy seat both lighter and more portable.

» E-Mail This

American Journalist Kidnapped By Ukraine's Pro-Russia Insurgents

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:55am

The reporter for Vice News was seized by gunmen on Tuesday but is "fine," according to a spokeswoman for his kidnappers.

» E-Mail This

Dirty Money: A Microbial Jungle Thrives In Your Wallet

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 6:40am

A look at the critters that live on money finds about 3,000 types of bacteria. Most are harmless. But researchers found traces of DNA from anthrax and drug-resistant pathogens, too.

» E-Mail This




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

Get Directions


(256) 895-9574

(800) 239-9574