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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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The Salmon Cannon: Easier Than Shooting Fish Out Of A Barrel

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 4:23am

Alarmed by the rapid decline of wild salmon populations, a company has invented a novel way to help migratory fish over blocked rivers. It uses air pressure to fire them out of a cannon.

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