Curt Nickisch

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A costly lesson in home ownership

Jun 11, 2010
That "American Dream" thing? It's got good staying power. The belief that owning a home is financially superior to renting is still strong. But thousands of homeowners are losing their homes. And that can be an eye-opening experience as to how chasing the American Dream can lead you deep down a rabbit hole. Curt Nickisch reports.

Lack of sick pay sends colds, flu to work

Oct 20, 2009
Half of America's private-sector workers don't get paid sick leave. So, even when they don't feel well and could infect others, many of them still show up at the office. And that's not what the doctor ordered. Curt Nickisch reports.

Recession is becoming a real grind

Oct 16, 2009
Tension from the bad economy is taking a toll on many people's teeth. And dealing with stress-related dental problems can lead to big bites out of their pocketbooks. Curt Nickisch reports.

Germans hoard incandescent bulbs

Sep 1, 2009
The European Union has begun to phase out incandescent light bulbs so consumers can move on to compact fluorescents. But Curt Nickish reports the ban is touching off a run on incandescent bulbs.

Sneaker marketing tries a smaller size

Aug 26, 2009
Some sneaker makers are giving national advertising campaigns the boot. To get more traction, they are increasingly turning to a tactic known as hyper-local marketing. Curt Nickisch reports.

The fireworks show must go on

Jun 29, 2009
Some cash-strapped cities and towns are nixing Fourth of July celebrations because they can't afford expensive fireworks displays. But one Massachusetts town won't let the economy ruin its holiday. Curt Nickisch reports.

People are going to museums again

Jun 19, 2009
Attendance is up at museums nationwide, thanks to cheap-to-free admission when budgets are ever tightening. Curt Nickisch visits museums in Boston to find out what they're doing to get people walking through the door.

Social networking your way to a job

May 22, 2009
Social networks are becoming a prime place to search for jobs as unemployment numbers continue to rise. Whether its through blogs, Twitter or Facebook, people are seeking out potential employers through alternative online sources.

Advertisers face changes at the Globe

May 6, 2009
The Boston Globe's survival has many area advertisers breathing a sigh of relief. It may not have the same selling power as it did in its heydey, but ad space in the newspaper is still vital to many. Curt Nickisch reports.

Clean energy sector is heating up fast

Aug 21, 2008
Never mind the sagging economy, investment in American clean energy companies reached an all-time high last quarter. But is this just another bubble waiting to burst? Curt Nickisch reports.