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.
The organizing group’s top staffers characterized the meetings as informal conversations that were productive, friendly and at times inspiring.
Here’s what’s being discussed at the meeting in Switzerland.
Bain Capital executive and Boston Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca takes over for Suffolk Construction CEO John Fish, who the led the group as it won the support of the USOC.
With the verdict condemning Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death, the Boston Marathon finish line has again become a place to reflect on everything that’s happened in the past two years.
Despite criticism from the Patriots and others, Wells denies any bias and insists the report commissioned by the NFL on under-inflated footballs is based solely on direct evidence.
“I think people like hating the Patriots,” one Pats fan said after the NFL suspended New England quarterback Tom Brady for four games over deflated footballs.
Branding experts dismiss the idea that fans will “divorce” the Patriots over ‘Deflate-Gate,’ but argue the team should be wary of damage to its brand.
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.
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.