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Showboat Casino Is Latest In Atlantic City To Close Its Doors

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.

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

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.

Morning Edition

Deborah Rutter Becomes Kennedy Center's First Female President

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.

Morning Edition

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

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.

Weekend Edition Sunday

Oklahoma Joe's Restaurant Comes Home

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.

Weekend Edition Sunday

Topping $11M, Coolest Cooler Breaks Kickstarter Record

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

Weekend Edition Sunday

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

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.

All Things Considered

Beware: Your Uber Ride May Come With A Side Of Oversharing

The "sharing economy" has created a lot of solutions for cheap rides and places to stay. In a piece for Ozy.com, Pooja Bhatia writes about one undesired byproduct: oversharing.

Travelling Books: Vintage Van Carries Literature Around Lisbon

A mobile bookstore, loaded with translations of Portuguese classics, drives around selling books to tourists and locals alike. The van, called Tell a Story, plans to start traveling throughout Europe.

Weekend Edition Saturday

The Abercrombie Logo Loses Its Luxe

Abercrombie & Fitch is shedding its traditional logo-focused apparel. That logo, and the clothes it was affixed to, made the brand one of the most sought-after among teens in the past two decades.

Detroit Defends Bankruptcy Plan

September 1, 2014
In this July 17, 2013, aerial photo is the city of Detroit. (Paul Sancya/AP)

After a long and painful year of negotiations, city officials head to court tomorrow to defend Detroit’s plan to exit bankruptcy.

Erratic Schedules A Challenge For Part-Time Workers

September 1, 2014
A Starbucks barista readies a beverage for a customer in the new 42nd Street store August 5, 2003 in New York City. (Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

On this Labor Day, we look at part-time challenges and how lawmakers and some companies are looking to help.

Wyoming Wind Power Has Nowhere To Go

September 1, 2014
High Plains Wind Farm near McFadden, Wyoming on a breezy summer day. (Inside Energy)

Leigh Paterson of Inside Energy reports on why transmission gridlocks are keeping so much western wind at bay.

100 Years Later, Bread And Roses Strike Still Echoes

September 1, 2014
Workers and their families rallied in 1912 during the Bread and Roses strike. (Courtesy: Bread and Roses Centennial Exhibit)

In 1912, Lawrence, Mass. was one of the textile capitals of the world. Half of all the city’s residents over the age of 14 worked in the mills.

American Labor At A Crossroads

September 1, 2014
This Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 photo shows a mural in in the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago dedicated to the history of the Pullman railcar company and the significance for its place in revolutionizing the railroad industry and its contributions to the African-American labor movement. (AP)

On Labor Day, we’ll check in on the American labor force, with labor activist Van Jones, and more.

After Two Disasters, Malaysia Airlines To Cut 6,000 Jobs

August 29, 2014
A Malaysia Airlines plane prepares to land at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur on August 27. (Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images)

The airline has been losing ground for years, but the economic picture worsened in 2014 after two of its planes crashed in five months.

Twitter Experiments With New Features

August 29, 2014
A sign is posted outside of the Twitter headquarters on July 29, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Twitter will report second quarter earnings today after the closing bell. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Some of the tested features aren’t being well received. One new feature displays publicly which tweets a user has “favorited.”

Repelling Mosquitoes With A Natural Sticky Patch

August 29, 2014
A demonstration of the Kite Patch is shown in this image from ieCrowd. (Courtesy of ieCrowd)

The Kite Patch releases odors that block the bug’s carbon dioxide receptors, sending them in another direction.

Lowell Family Members Plead Guilty In Tax Scam

August 29, 2014

Four members of a Lowell family have pleaded guilty to charges they schemed to hide $25 million in wages from the IRS.

Week In The News: Ukrainian Invasion, Burger King Tax Trouble, A Gaza Ceasefire

August 29, 2014
Ukrainian forces guard a checkpoint in the town of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Ukraine's president Petro Poroshenko called an emergency meeting of the nation's security council and canceled a foreign trip Thursday, declaring that "Russian forces have entered Ukraine," as concerns grew about the opening of a new front in the conflict.  (AP)

War moves over Syria, Ukraine. Burger King moves to Canada. Nine-year-olds and Uzis. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Market Basket Workers Move Quickly, Happily To Ready Stores

August 29, 2014
Market Basket meat manager Bob Dietz, of Methuen, Mass., center, raises his arms in celebration after watching a televised speech by restored Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Demoulas Thursday. (Steven Senne/AP)

Now that fire President Arthur T. Demoulas is back in charge, the same workers that virtually shut down all the stores are now trying to get them up and running as soon as possible.

Market Basket Walkout ‘Goes Against Everything You’ll Find In Any Textbook’

August 28, 2014

Daniel Korschun, a Drexel University professor who is conducting a case study about the Market Basket saga, which is considered by business analysts to be unprecedented, discuss the deal.

Worker Walkout Results In New Test For Market Basket

August 28, 2014
Employees Cristhian Romero and Tracie Parker embrace near a poster of Arthur T. Demoulas at a store in Chelsea. (Steven Senne/AP)

Arthur T. Demoulas may be back on the job, but the walkout and boycott has put Market Basket in a very different financial position. One expert says that “almost certainly means belt-tightening.”

Arthur T. Demoulas Reinstated As CEO Of Market Basket

August 28, 2014
Market Basket employee Melbi Peraza, of Chelsea, restocks frozen shrimp at a Market Basket location in Chelsea Thursday. (Steven Senne/AP)

Workers spent much of Thursday loading up delivery trucks and getting food back into 71 New England Market Basket stores, following the remarkable conclusion of one of the most amazing stories in American business history.

Write Stuff Down, Avoid Multitasking, Use Patterns: 10 Ways To Get Your Brain Organized

August 28, 2014
Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin argues our brains aren't capable of processing everything in the age of information overload. (Ryan Ritchie/Flickr)

In the age of smart phones, Wikipedia, grocery stores and deadlines, it makes sense that we’re struggling to keep our heads above the overwhelmingly informative water.

Bloomberg: Bank Hackers Have Ties To Russia

August 28, 2014
JP Morgan Chase, in response to allegations that Russian hackers stole personal data from it and four other banks, says “companies of our size unfortunately experience cyber attacks nearly every day. We have multiple, layers of defense to counteract any threats and constantly monitor fraud levels." (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Russian hackers stole troves of personal data from JP Morgan Chase and at least four other banks, according to Bloomberg News.

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