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.
Michael Devaney started an online resource for Market Basket customers after he couldn’t find the hours for his local store. The website now gets 1.2 million unique visitors a month. And when the current dispute blew up last weekend, so did Devaney’s inbox.
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.
BOSTON — Lexington-based pharmaceutical company Shire has agreed to be bought by Chicago-based AbbVie for nearly $55 billion.
BOSTON — Robotics startup Jibo designs a home-based robot to be a trusted companion and family assistant.
BOSTON — The French consulate in Boston presented the Legion of Honor to Norman Grossman of Hingham and Frank Pagliuca of Brockton.
BOSTON — Until now, state gambling laws elsewhere have carved out a share of casino profits for only the host city and the state.
BOSTON — But Boston did not come to an agreement over impacts to Charlestown from a proposed casino from Wynn Resorts in Everett.
BOSTON — The deal would pay the city more than $18 million annually if a casino is built in neighboring Revere.
BOSTON — The average price for a downtown Boston, Back Bay or Cambridge hotel room in May was $267 — the highest since 2006.
BOSTON — Massachusetts lawmakers are considering banning or restricting noncompete agreements, pitting established companies against the state’s startup sector.
BOSTON — Many in the generation currently entering the workforce are still living at home with their parents, instead of buying one.
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.
BOSTON — 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.