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After Just Two Years, Huge Atlantic City Casino Shuts Down

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 8:47am

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

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 6:01am

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

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 4:03am

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

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:58am

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

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:58am

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

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:58am

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

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:58am

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

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 2:30am

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

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 1:30am

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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