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.
One year ago today, Market Basket workers returned to their jobs after forcing the sale of the local supermarket chain to ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. The company is once again thriving, but it also has new bills to pay.
Dean Cathy Minehan said Simmons is not big enough to compete in Boston as a brick-and-mortar business school. Simmons will offer an online MBA, for women and men, through an outside company.
As stocks continue their tumble, people in Boston said they were having a hard time keeping their eyes off the slide. Some even said they felt anxious and sick about it, worried their retirement investments might suffer dramatically.
At a hearing Wednesday, the judge in the case appeared interested in the fairness arguments by Brady’s lawyers, but the judge also continued to push for a settlement.
Even though the fight to bring the Olympics to Boston in 2024 is over, the Olympic organizing group is taking issue with conclusions drawn by state-hired consultants who evaluated Boston 2024’s proposal.
Retailers across Massachusetts are reporting a good number of extra rings at the cash register over the sales tax holiday last weekend.
The judge, who ordered Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to spend the day in the court, continued pressuring both sides to reach a settlement.
At stake is whether the reigning Super Bowl MVP will start the regular season.
As the Patriots opened training camp on Wednesday, team owner Robert Kraft called the NFL’s decision to uphold a four-game suspension for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady “unfathomable.”
Bostonians are waking up to a dead Olympic dream. Some say Boston’s rejection shows other cities that the Olympics are not worth it. But others say it opens the door for other cities to step in.
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.
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.