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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

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.

Mass, N.H. Govs: ‘Agreement In Principle’ To Sell Market Basket To Arthur T.

August 22, 2014
A shopper reaches into a mostly empty dairy shelf at Market Basket in Haverhill on Monday. (Elise Amendola/AP)

BOSTON — A spokeswoman for the ousted CEO says “there is nothing that stands in the way of getting this done this weekend.”

Family, Friends Mourn Executed N.H. Journalist

August 20, 2014
Journalist James Foley, of Rochester, N.H., in a 2011 file photo (Steven Senne/AP)

BOSTON — New Hampshire freelance journalist James Foley, long missing in Syria, was executed by Islamic militants.

Market Basket Protesters Should Return To Work, Gov. Patrick Says

August 13, 2014
Market Basket employees and customers calling for the reinstatement of ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas held their fourth large rally in Tewksbury on Tuesday. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

BOSTON — Gov. Patrick says it seems a deal to allow ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas to purchase a controlling share of the supermarket chain is close, but the two sides are still hammering out details.

Market Basket Standoff Hits Low-Income Customers Hard

August 13, 2014
Isabelle Jackson in her affordable housing complex in Cambridge

BOSTON — Low-income shoppers make up a disproportionately large part of Market Basket’s customer base, compared to other supermarkets.

Market Basket CEOs Give Protesting Workers ‘Final’ Warning

August 12, 2014
Protesters hold signs and taunt a car leaving the site of a Market Basket job fair in Andover on Wednesday. (Elise Amendola/AP)

BOSTON — Letters have gone out to a number of administrative, warehouse and distribution workers, warning that they’ll be fired if they don’t return to work by Friday.

Market Basket Board Calls For Resolution To Standoff

August 12, 2014

BOSTON — There’s another call from members of the Market Basket board of directors to resolve the month-long standoff wracking the supermarket chain.

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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