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.
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.
The occupancy rate at Boston-area hotels grew 7 percent last month, compared with February of last year.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick will be paid $7,500 per day for his part-time contractual work on behalf of the group aiming to host the 2024 Summer Olympics in Boston.
Tens of thousands of video game fans have converged on Boston this weekend for PAX East.
While the overall permanent loss to the state’s economy due to this winter’s 102-inch snowfall is not expected to be very high, some businesses — particularly restaurants — saw their worst month of sales.
As workers struggle to get in the office door following a series of severe snowstorms that crippled the city’s public transit system, some employers are trying to help take the strain off employees’ commutes.
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.
The heavy winter weather is putting a chill on retailers. With people snowed in instead of going out, stores are losing $10 million per day – according to an estimate from the Retailers Association of Massachusetts.
“What you’ve got to do is show how the Games will be somehow transformative for your city and for life in your city,” London Mayor Boris Johnson said.
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.