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After Just Two Years, Huge Atlantic City Casino Shuts Down

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

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 Andersen Employees Spell It Out

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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Neighboring States' Casinos Cast Bad Luck On Atlantic City

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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German Bakers Threaten To Go On Strike

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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Revel: Atlantic City's Most Expensive Failure

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

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

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

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining the boutique investment bank Moelis & Co. The Virginia Republican was unexpectedly defeated in a June primary.
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As Casinos Close, Atlantic City Tries To Pivot Focus Elsewhere

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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