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Curt Nickisch

Business & Technology Reporter, WBUR

Curt Nickisch serves as WBUR’s Business & Technology Reporter. He strives to tell the best tech, economy and financial stories in ways that both biz-savvy insiders and business neophytes find intriguing and informative.

Curt is also currently a M.B.A. candidate at Boston University. He previously earned an M.S. in Journalism from South Dakota State University and a B.A. from the University of Utah.

His start in radio journalism began during Fulbright study in Europe, where he reported for Germany’s international broadcaster. He’s now a regular contributor to NPR and Marketplace. Curt has won various journalism honors, including national Edward R. Murrow and Scripps Howard Radio Awards.

Recent stories

Chinese Vase Sold In Boston For Record $24.7M

September 18, 2014
(Courtesy Skinner Boston)

BOSTON — The elaborate 18th century vase is believed to have been commissioned by the Qianlong Emporer, an important historical and political figure in China.

Wynn Gets Nod For Lucrative Boston Area Casino

September 17, 2014
Artist’s rendering of the proposed Wynn Harbor Park in Everett (Wynn Resorts Holdings)

BOSTON — Everett celebrates after Wynn Resorts wins the Greater Boston casino competition, while Revere officials express disappointment over Mohegan Sun’s loss.

Mass. High Court Rules For Tesla Over Auto Dealers

September 15, 2014

BOSTON — The ruling means Tesla can continue to sell its electric cars directly to consumers, rather than through franchise dealerships.

Middlesex DA Ryan Fends Off Criticism In Election Victory

September 10, 2014

WOBURN, Mass. — In a relatively heated primary race, Marian Ryan defeated lawyer Michael Sullivan.

Republican Fisher Aims To Be The State’s Next General Manager

September 04, 2014
Gubernatorial candidate Mark Fisher addresses the crowd at the Massachusetts Republican convention in Boston in March. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Fisher says if he were elected governor, he would sell his metal fabrication company in Auburn to focus on being general manager of the commonwealth.

Market Basket Shows Power Of Organized Labor Without Unions

September 03, 2014
Protesters celebrate outside Market Basket headquarters in Tewksbury Wednesday night after the grocery chain reached a deal to return control back to Arthur T. Demoulas. (Aram Boghosian for WBUR

BOSTON — The Market Basket worker victory may portend new ways for labor to organize in the Internet Age.

Worker Walkout Results In New Test For Market Basket

August 28, 2014
Employees Cristhian Romero and Tracie Parker embrace near a poster of Arthur T. Demoulas at a store in Chelsea. (Steven Senne/AP)

BOSTON — Arthur T. Demoulas may be back on the job, but the walkout and boycott has put Market Basket in a very different financial position. One expert says that “almost certainly means belt-tightening.”

Deal Reached To End Market Basket Standoff, Bring Back Arthur T.

August 28, 2014
Protesters celebrate outside Market Basket's headquarters in Tewksbury Wednesday night after the grocery chain finallly reached a deal to return control back to Artie T. Demoulas. (Aram Boghosian for WBUR)

BOSTON — The long-feuding Demoulas family has agreed to sell the majority stake of the regional supermarket chain to Arthur T. Demoulas.

40 Days: Market Basket Standoff Reaches Bleak Milestone

August 27, 2014
The produce section is deserted at Market Basket's Somerville store. (Curt Nickisch/WBUR)

BOSTON — The Market Basket standoff continues without resolution. Shareholders have still not reached a deal to sell the supermarket chain to former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas.

HubSpot Files For $100 Million IPO

August 26, 2014
HubSpot's founders Dharmesh Shah (l) and Brian Halligan (r). Courtesy photo.

BOSTON — HubSpot provides online marketing services to small and medium-sized businesses.

Inspired By Family Illness, Philanthropist Gives $650 Million For Psychiatric Research

July 22, 2014
The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT summer student Lydia Emerson and aesearch associate Aldo Amaya. (Courtesy/Kelly Davidson Photography)

BOSTON — Researchers at the Broad Institute in Cambridge plan to use Ted Stanley’s donation to catalog all the genetic variations that contribute to severe psychiatric disorders.

Uber Tests The Waters Of Boston Harbor

June 06, 2014
The on demand car service app Uber is testing the out water taxi service in Boston Harbor. (Mass. Office of Travel & Tourism via Flickr)

The on-demand car ride company is taking to the waters of Boston Harbor to try out water taxi service.

Fateful Boston Marathon Photo: Mass. General’s ER At 4:15 On 4/15

June 05, 2013
CLICK TO ENLARGE: Mass. General’s emergency department at 4:15 p.m. on 4/15. (Dr. John Herman/MGH)

When the photo was snapped, the first rush had passed. The medical professionals didn’t know that another 24 patients were on their way.

Brown’s Rare Chance At A Senate ‘Do-Over’

January 02, 2013
Sen. Scott Brown, during his Election Night concession speech (Dominick Reuter for WBUR)

BOSTON — The Republican potentially has a rare chance to get right back on the horse that bucked him off.

Sen. Brown Pushes Crowdfunding Legislation

March 05, 2012
Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., speaks with reporters at Mul's Diner in Boston, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011. (AP)

Sen. Scott Brown has filed legislation in the Senate that could change the way startups are funded.

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