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.
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.
Thousands gathered in Lexington Monday morning to watch reenactors commemorate the opening battles of the American Revolution.
Video footage helped identify the Boston Marathon bombers two years ago. But some worry police are using marathon security to increase surveillance in the city.
Forty percent of registered voters in the Boston area support hosting the Olympics in 2024. That number is up from 36 percent support in March.
It’s been a long time coming: they are playing baseball again at Fenway Park. The Red Sox beat the Washington Nationals 9-4 in the home opener Monday.
John Hancock Financial is the first U.S. insurer to offer discounts to policyholders who wear Internet-connected fitness trackers. The more exercise you get, the bigger discount you get on your insurance premium, up to 15 percent.
Workers arrived on the 14th floor of Endeavour Partners’ Kendall Square office building Wednesday morning only to find rotary phones and manual typewriters where their computers used to be.
Keolis’ Deputy General Manager Franck Dubourdieu told lawmakers that during a typical winter, about 20 commuter rail trains’ motors will be replaced. This winter, the company lost 67 motors.
Next winter, instead of trying to keep everything running only to shut everything down, the MBTA will follow limited schedules during snow emergencies.
Just 36 percent of Boston area voters now support the idea, down from 44 percent in February and 51 percent in January.
Record snowfall last month not only covered roofs and yards, it also froze the preparations of people trying to get their homes ready for the spring housing market.
BPM 31510 may be the first drug candidate that came from artificial intelligence.
At Sunday night’s NBA All-Star Game, two brothers, Chicago’s Pau Gasol and Memphis’ Marc Gasol, will square off for the opening jump ball. But the most unusual NBA sibling story is happening in Phoenix. OAG’s Doug Tribou and Curt Nickisch report.
In April 2007, NFL referee Bill Vinovich suffered an aortic dissection, a tear inside the wall of the major artery that carries blood out of the heart. He was told he would never officiate another game. Now Vinovich is preparing to work the Super Bowl.
The revamped Health Connector website did not suffer the same outages and delays as last year as thousands of people without insurance signed up for health plans before last night’s midnight deadline.
Residents signing up for health insurance through the state now have until Sunday to make their first payment, but must still enroll before midnight Tuesday to guarantee their coverage begins Jan. 1.
The U.S. was unsuccessful in its bids to host the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics. After choosing not to bid for the 2020 Games, the U.S. Olympic Committee is making a pitch for 2024. Reporter Curt Nickisch explains how four U.S. cities plan to wow the world — on the cheap.
We hear from young Germans, from a 17-year-old who urges solidarity, to a 27-year-old who thinks the wall should be rebuilt.
On the 25th anniversary of the day the wall came down, Curt Nickisch of WBUR speaks to Germans about their memories of that time.
Schilkin is an East Berlin distillery with a long history. It’s finding economic salvation in the new spirit of Berlin.
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.
The on-demand car ride company is taking to the waters of Boston Harbor to try out water taxi service.
When the photo was snapped, the first rush had passed. The medical professionals didn’t know that another 24 patients were on their way.
The Republican potentially has a rare chance to get right back on the horse that bucked him off.
Sen. Scott Brown has filed legislation in the Senate that could change the way startups are funded.