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Ending Decades Of Family Leadership, 'Washington Post' Names New Publisher

3 hours 14 min ago

Owner Jeffrey Bezos gave the job to Frederick J. Ryan Jr., a founding member of the website Politico. The Post had been run by the Graham family for eight decades.

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After Just Two Years, Huge Atlantic City Casino Shuts Down

5 hours 8 min ago

It cost $2.4 billion to build the Revel Casino Hotel. Its closure is part of a trend that will reportedly shutter a third of Atlantic City's big gambling halls by the end of September.

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The Politics Of Calling In Sick

7 hours 54 min ago

A growing grass-roots movement aims to establish paid sick leave in the U.S., enjoying some success at the city and state level. The issue is already playing big in 2014 political races.

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What's In A Name? Former Arthur Anderson Employees Spell It Out

9 hours 52 min ago

A company called WTAS is reviving the defunct accounting firm's name and hoping clients have forgotten its associations with the Enron scandal.

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German Bakers Threaten To Go On Strike

9 hours 57 min ago

Pretzel makers warn that they are willing to strike just in time for the world's biggest beer festival. Oktoberfest begins at the end of this month.

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Neighboring States' Casinos Cast Bad Luck On Atlantic City

9 hours 57 min ago

Atlantic City is losing two casinos this week. One factor is competition. There are more casinos catering to smaller pools of local customers. Maryland opened its fifth casino last week.

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Revel: Atlantic City's Most Expensive Failure

9 hours 57 min ago

Gamblers placed their last bets Tuesday morning at the casino which just opened two years ago. Meanwhile, the Showboat shut down over the weekend and the Trump Plaza closes later this month.

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Summer Box Office Receipts Are The Worst In 8 Years

9 hours 57 min ago

Steve Inskeep talks to Kim Masters, editor-at-large for The Hollywood Reporter, about the business of the box office. She's also the host of member station KCRW's The Business.

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Detroit Bankruptcy Battle Begins In Federal Court

11 hours 25 min ago

The city's plan to restructure its debt has been praised as a creative way to protect both pensioners and its art museum. But some creditors — and residents — feel like they're being railroaded.

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Eric Cantor Joins Wall Street Investment Bank

12 hours 25 min ago

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining the boutique investment bank Moelis & Company. The Virginia Republican was unexpectedily defeated in a June primary.

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As Casinos Close, Atlantic City Tries To Pivot Focus Elsewhere

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:07pm

Thousands of employees lost their casino jobs with the closure of the Showboat and Revel casinos in Atlantic City. This is the latest development in a painful transition for Atlantic City, which faces greater competition for gamblers from neighboring states.

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Why Do We Blindly Sign Terms Of Service Agreements?

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:07pm

Audie Cornish talks with University of Chicago Law School professor Omri Ben-Shahar about terms of service agreements for software and websites.

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Showboat Casino Is Latest In Atlantic City To Close Its Doors

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:08am

The casino's closure will be followed today by the shutdown of The Revel. The Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino will likely close Sept. 16. They are casualties of competition from outlets in other states.

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It Might Sound Stupid, But Maybe It Isn't The Economy This Time

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 8:21am

An oft-repeated bit of campaign advice held that, "It's the economy, stupid." But maybe in this mid-term election cycle, that's not quite right.

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Deborah Rutter Becomes Kennedy Center's First Female President

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:58am

On Monday, Deborah Rutter begins her job as president of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. She says it never occurred to her that she would be the first woman in the job.

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Another NFL Season, Another Year LA Is Without A Team

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:58am

For the 19th consecutive season, the country's second-largest sports and media market will be relegated to watching. It's been nearly two decades since LA had an NFL team, but that may be changing.

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Amazon's German Workers Push For Higher Wages, Union Contract

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 2:18am

Amazon has thousands of workers in Germany and many are unhappy that they're classified as lower-paid logistics workers. The company says they're well compensated for unskilled labor.

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Showboat Casino Closes After 27 Years On Atlantic City Boardwalk

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 1:02am

It was one of three casinos closing within the next two weeks as Atlantic City deals with the impact of increasing competition from casinos in neighboring states.

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Oklahoma Joe's Restaurant Comes Home

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 11:19am

Oklahoma Joe's, in Kansas City, is changing its name after 17 years in business. It's time to claim the name of the city they are famous for.

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Topping $11M, Coolest Cooler Breaks Kickstarter Record

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 6:46am

NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks to Ryan Grepper, creator of a cooler named Coolest, which has set a new record as the highest grossing Kickstarter campaign.

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