Business http://krwg.org en As Casinos Close, Atlantic City Tries To Pivot Focus Elsewhere http://krwg.org/post/casinos-close-atlantic-city-tries-pivot-focus-elsewhere <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=As+Casinos+Close%2C+Atlantic+City+Tries+To+Pivot+Focus+Elsewhere&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MjIyMDEyMTY4NDM0NjllZGJiNw004)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:36:00 +0000 WXXI Public Broadcasting: Emma Jacobs 73802 at http://krwg.org Why Do We Blindly Sign Terms Of Service Agreements? http://krwg.org/post/why-do-we-blindly-sign-terms-service-agreements <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Why+Do+We+Blindly+Sign+Terms+Of+Service+Agreements%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxNDE5MTcxMDEyMTgwMzY4Njc5YmU4NQ004)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:36:00 +0000 editor 73803 at http://krwg.org Showboat Casino Is Latest In Atlantic City To Close Its Doors http://krwg.org/post/showboat-casino-latest-atlantic-city-close-its-doors The iconic Showboat casino in Atlantic City closed Sunday, the latest casualty of competition from gambling in other states.<p>Denise Miller of New Jersey says she was an employee on the first day in 1987 when the Mardi Gras-themed Showboat opened. Although she no longer works there, Miller came down to watch the closed sign hung on the boardwalk entrance.<p>"I'm upset. I'm angry, because Showboat never went bankrupt," she told WHYY's Emma Jacobs. "It was a good casino, a good place to work and people enjoyed it because it was a big emphasis on customer service. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:08:00 +0000 Krishnadev Calamur 73781 at http://krwg.org Showboat Casino Is Latest In Atlantic City To Close Its Doors It Might Sound Stupid, But Maybe It Isn't The Economy This Time http://krwg.org/post/it-might-sound-stupid-maybe-it-isnt-economy-time As they always do on Labor Day, political candidates will begin their campaign sprint to Election Day.<p>And for years, they have been running on simple advice: "It's the economy, stupid." But this time around the track, they may discover that many Americans want to hear about other issues as well.<p>Wait. What?<p>The economy is not the No. 1 issue?<p>That's right. Gallup <a href="http://www.gallup.com/poll/174809/government-economy-immigration-top-problems.aspx">pollsters asked voters</a> what was important, and the No. 1 topic turned out to be dissatisfaction with politicians. No. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:21:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 73774 at http://krwg.org It Might Sound Stupid, But Maybe It Isn't The Economy This Time Another NFL Season, Another Year LA Is Without A Team http://krwg.org/post/another-nfl-season-another-year-la-without-team <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Another+NFL+Season%2C+Another+Year+LA+Is+Without+A+Team&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODc1ODA5MDEyMjg1MDYxNTFiZTgwZg004)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:25:00 +0000 editor 73760 at http://krwg.org Deborah Rutter Becomes Kennedy Center's First Female President http://krwg.org/post/deborah-rutter-becomes-kennedy-centers-first-female-president <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Deborah+Rutter+Becomes+Kennedy+Center%27s+First+Female+President&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwMTk5OTQ0MDEzNDkxMDYyMDQ2MjdiMw004)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:58:00 +0000 editor 73761 at http://krwg.org Amazon's German Workers Push For Higher Wages, Union Contract http://krwg.org/post/amazons-german-workers-push-higher-wages-union-contract Only about 11 percent of U.S. workers are in unions — down from 20 percent just three decades ago. It's different in Germany, where most workers are covered by collective bargaining.<p>That cultural difference is causing a clash between Amazon, the Seattle-based online retail giant, and its German workers.<p>Bad Hersfeld is best known as a picturesque festival and spa town in central Germany. But it's also home to two Amazon fulfillment centers that employ more than 3,000 people.<p>One of those workers is Nancy Becker. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:18:00 +0000 editor 73754 at http://krwg.org Amazon's German Workers Push For Higher Wages, Union Contract Oklahoma Joe's Restaurant Comes Home http://krwg.org/post/oklahoma-joes-restaurant-comes-home <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Oklahoma+Joe%27s+Restaurant+Comes+Home&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExMDQwMzQzMDEzNjMyMTE3MjRkNzlmNg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>A bit of remodeling and rebranding is going on in Kansas City. The award-winning barbecue joint, Oklahoma Joe's, is changing its name. After 17 years in business in Kansas City, Jeff and Joyce Stehney say it's time to claim the name of the town where they actually live. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:19:00 +0000 editor 73729 at http://krwg.org Topping $11M, Coolest Cooler Breaks Kickstarter Record http://krwg.org/post/topping-11m-coolest-cooler-breaks-kickstarter-record <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Topping+%2411M%2C+Coolest+Cooler+Breaks+Kickstarter+Record&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MTczMTM4MDEyNzM1OTUxMzg5ZDUyMw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>A new record has been set on the fundraising website Kickstarter for over $11 million. That beats the former record of $10.2 million, which was raised for a smart watch. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:50:00 +0000 editor 73716 at http://krwg.org The Salmon Cannon: Easier Than Shooting Fish Out Of A Barrel http://krwg.org/post/salmon-cannon-easier-shooting-fish-out-barrel <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSBS2F9VXaE</p> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:40:17 +0000 editor 73708 at http://krwg.org The Salmon Cannon: Easier Than Shooting Fish Out Of A Barrel Travelling Books: Vintage Van Carries Literature Around Lisbon http://krwg.org/post/travelling-books-vintage-van-carries-literature-around-lisbon You're probably well-acquainted with the idea of the food van. The more sartorially minded may have even visited a <a href="http://www.ozy.com/good-sht/truck-boutique-fashion-shop-of-your-dreams/32061.article">fashion truck</a>. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:11:00 +0000 editor 73691 at http://krwg.org Travelling Books: Vintage Van Carries Literature Around Lisbon The Abercrombie Logo Loses Its Luxe http://krwg.org/post/abercrombie-logo-loses-its-luxe <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=The+Abercrombie+Logo+Loses+Its+Luxe&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODc1ODA5MDEyMjg1MDYxNTFiZTgwZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>Abercrombie & Fitch is ditching its traditional logo - that insignia the clothes it appeared on made the brand one of the most popular for young people in the past few decades. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:37:00 +0000 editor 73671 at http://krwg.org Can Oxfam Nudge Big Food Companies To Do Right? http://krwg.org/post/can-oxfam-nudge-big-food-companies-do-right It's not always easy to connect the dots between the food we consume and the people who grow it, or the impact of growing and processing that food on the health of our planet.<p>But a campaign called <a href="http://www.behindthebrands.org/en-us">Behind the Brands</a>, led by Oxfam International, an advocacy organization dedicated to fighting poverty, is trying to make the inner workings of the 10 biggest food companies in the world more visible.<p>They include General Mills, Associated British Foods, Danone, Mars, Coca-Cola, Mondelez, Unilever, PepsiCo, Nestle and Kellogg. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:48:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey and Dan Charles 73669 at http://krwg.org Can Oxfam Nudge Big Food Companies To Do Right? Real Vanilla Isn't Plain. It Depends On (Dare We Say It) Terroir http://krwg.org/post/real-vanilla-isnt-plain-it-depends-dare-we-say-it-terroir Banish the phrase "plain vanilla" from your lexicon.<p>Why? Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:03:00 +0000 editor 73634 at http://krwg.org Real Vanilla Isn't Plain. It Depends On (Dare We Say It) Terroir Student Attendance Drops At College Football Games http://krwg.org/post/last-word-business-475 <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Student+Attendance+Drops+At+College+Football+Games+&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM1Njk5MDEyMTY5MDg4MzEyOTc5Ng004)"/></div><p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:23:00 +0000 editor 73607 at http://krwg.org Retailers Entice Shoppers To Get Ready For New School Year http://krwg.org/post/retailers-entice-shoppers-get-ready-new-school-year <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=+Retailers+Entice+Shoppers+To+Get+Ready+For+New+School+Year&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM1Njk5MDEyMTY5MDg4MzEyOTc5Ng004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Depending on where you live, kids are already back in school or they're getting ready to go. So parents are doing their fair share of back-to-school shopping. This is something Martin Lindstrom thinks about quite a bit. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:23:00 +0000 editor 73602 at http://krwg.org Case Could Jeopardize Washington State Recreational Pot Law http://krwg.org/post/case-could-jeopardize-washington-state-recreational-pot-law <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 KPLU-FM. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.kplu.org">http://www.kplu.org</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Case+Could+Jeopardize+Washington+State+Recreational+Pot+Law&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAwMTM1NDgzMDEyMzg2MDcwMzJjODJiYQ004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Today, a court hears a case that confronts a contradiction between state and federal laws. Colorado and Washington state have legalized marijuana. The federal government has not. Some cities don't like legal pot either. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:23:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 73603 at http://krwg.org Barclays To Finance Detroit's Exit From Bankruptcy http://krwg.org/post/business-news-358 <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Barclays+To+Finance+Detroit%27s+Exit+From+Bankruptcy&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzM1ODU4MDEzMTg5NjcxOTBkZGJhOA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>NPR's Business News begins in the city of Detroit. Barclays Capital has agreed to provide $275 million to finance Detroit's operations as that city emerges from bankruptcy. Part of that funding will be used to retire a $120 million loan from Barclays. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:23:00 +0000 editor 73601 at http://krwg.org As BP Pays For Oil Spill Impact, Some People Aren't Seeing The Cash http://krwg.org/post/bp-pays-oil-spill-impact-some-people-arent-seeing-cash BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico disrupted business all along the coastline. Through the end of July, the oil giant paid more than $13 billion to compensate people, businesses and communities affected. The company is <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/12/10/249734365/bp-argues-companies-are-unfairly-cashing-in-on-2010-spill">disputing some of those claims</a> in court battles that could drag on for years.<p>But there's another group of people who lost money after the spill and never received compensation. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:38:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 73597 at http://krwg.org As BP Pays For Oil Spill Impact, Some People Aren't Seeing The Cash Market Basket Workers Win Return Of Supermarket's Former President http://krwg.org/post/market-basket-workers-win-return-supermarkets-former-president <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Market+Basket+Workers+Win+Return+Of+Supermarket%27s+Former+President&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExNDI3NjUzMDEzNjkzMTgzNTExNDFlYQ004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>Supermarket workers wanted their ousted CEO to be put back in charge and they got their way. Now Market Basket trucks are rolling once again in New England. A six-week-old walkout had brought the supermarket chain to its knees. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:45:00 +0000 editor 73587 at http://krwg.org JPMorgan's Been Hacked, But Answers — And Fraud — Are Hard To Find http://krwg.org/post/jpmorgans-been-hacked-answers-and-fraud-are-hard-find <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=JPMorgan%27s+Been+Hacked%2C+But+Answers+%E2%80%94+And+Fraud+%E2%80%94+Are+Hard+To+Find&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEyMzg0OTk0MDEzODE1MjM2ODE2ODgyMg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block. One of the nation's largest banks has been hacked. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:45:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 73588 at http://krwg.org Russian Hackers Reportedly Hit JPMorgan, Other Banks http://krwg.org/post/russian-hackers-reportedly-hit-jpmorgan-other-banks The FBI says it's working with the Secret Service to investigate reports that Russian hackers breached security at JPMorgan Chase and other financial institutions, stealing customers' account information in possible retaliation for U.S. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:34:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 73543 at http://krwg.org Russian Hackers Reportedly Hit JPMorgan, Other Banks Has The Federal Budget Deficit Problem Been Solved? http://krwg.org/post/has-federal-budget-deficit-problem-been-solved <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Has+The+Federal+Budget+Deficit+Problem+Been+Solved%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzM1ODU4MDEzMTg5NjcxOTBkZGJhOA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Maybe you remember not so long ago there was this showdown over the federal budget - it provoked a government shutdown and a market rattling confrontation over the federal debt ceiling. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:04:00 +0000 editor 73527 at http://krwg.org Supermarket Chain Workers Get Their Beloved CEO Back http://krwg.org/post/supermarket-chain-workers-get-their-beloved-ceo-back <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Supermarket+Chain+Workers+Get+Their+Beloved+CEO+Back&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzM1ODU4MDEzMTg5NjcxOTBkZGJhOA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>You're listening to MORNING EDITION from NPR News. NPR's Business News starts with a supermarket solution. A weeks-long standoff at a New England grocery chain is over. Workers walked off the job at Market Basket after their CEO was fired. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:12:00 +0000 editor 73522 at http://krwg.org Court Rules For FedEx Drivers In Suit Over Job Classification http://krwg.org/post/court-rules-fedex-drivers-suit-over-job-classification <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Court+Rules+For+FedEx+Drivers+In+Suit+Over+Job+Classification&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODMzOTM1MDEyMTY4Mzc5OTliNTMwMg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>OK. Next time you have a package delivered, here's something you might not realize - the FedEx driver who pulls up in the FedEx truck and is wearing the FedEx uniform - is not officially a FedEx employee. That's the company's view, at least. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:11:00 +0000 Richard Gonzales 73523 at http://krwg.org Survey: Americans Are Grumpy About Economic Recovery http://krwg.org/post/survey-americans-are-grumpy-about-economy <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Survey%3A+Americans+Are+Grumpy+About+Economic+Recovery&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MTExMzYxMDEzMTU0MTU2MDdlYjM2Nw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Heading into the Labor Day weekend the American labor force is not all that happy. There are various signs that the U.S. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:02:00 +0000 Scott Horsley 73521 at http://krwg.org Get A Russian Mortgage, Get A Cat http://krwg.org/post/last-word-business-474 <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Get+A+Russian+Mortgage%2C+Get+A+Cat&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MDYxNjY4MDEzMTQ2OTkxMzkyOWU2NQ004)"/></div><p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:02:00 +0000 editor 73526 at http://krwg.org A Mall With Two Minimum Wages http://krwg.org/post/mall-two-minimum-wages The Westfield Valley Fair Mall straddles two cities. One side of the mall is in Santa Clara, but walk a few feet down the mall, and you're in San Jose. In 2012, San Jose voters agreed to raise the city's minimum wage from $8 to $10 an hour.<p>Philip Sandigo manages a shoe store on the $8-an-hour side. When San Jose raised the minimum wage, he lost about half his staff.<p>They went to the stores on the side of the mall that paid $2 an hour more.<p>Sandigo asked the owners of the shoe store if he could raise wages, but they said no. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:44:00 +0000 Steve Henn 73518 at http://krwg.org A Mall With Two Minimum Wages How Foster Farms Is Solving The Case Of The Mystery Salmonella http://krwg.org/post/how-foster-farms-solving-case-mystery-salmonella <a href="http://www.fosterfarms.com/">Foster Farms</a>, California's biggest chicken producer, has been accused of poisoning people with salmonella bacteria. After an outbreak last fall, the U.S. Department of Agriculture <a href="http://www.marlerblog.com/files/2013/10/Foster-Poultry-Farms-Est.-6137P.pdf">threatened</a> to shut down three of the company's plants.<p>Since then, though, the company has <a href="http://www.fosterfarms.com/about/press/press_release.asp?press_release_id=184">reduced</a> its rates of salmonella contamination dramatically. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:43:00 +0000 Daniel Charles 73519 at http://krwg.org How Foster Farms Is Solving The Case Of The Mystery Salmonella As BK Takes Tim Hortons, Canadians Stay Loyal To Their National Icon http://krwg.org/post/bk-takes-tim-hortons-canadians-stay-loyal-their-national-icon <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=As+BK+Takes+Tim+Hortons%2C+Canadians+Stay+Loyal+To+Their+National+Icon&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5Njc0ODg4MDEzNDA5MTE5NDRhNDMzYw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>There are lots of worried Canadians right now with the news that Burger King is buying the iconic Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons because Tim Hortons isn't just another chain, it's part of the Canadian psyche. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:47:00 +0000 editor 73493 at http://krwg.org