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NPR Topics: Economy

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.

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.

Golf Course Provides Oasis For Low-Income Kids

All summer long, kids from a gritty neighborhood in Providence, R.I., have been escaping to a golf course and driving range carved out of a vacant lot. At Button Hole, a new generation is learning ...

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 midterm election cycle, that's not quite right.

Librarians Are A Luxury Chicago Public Schools Can't Afford

Librarians are being reassigned to classrooms. In Illinois, librarians must also have teaching certifications, and most have endorsements to teach specific grades and subjects.

Showboat Casino Closes After 27 Years On Atlantic City Boardwalk

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.

Russian Hackers Reportedly Hit JPMorgan, Other Banks

The FBI says it is working with the Secret Service to investigate the alleged swiping of account data, which it's thought might be in retaliation for U.S. sanctions on Moscow.

Survey: Americans Are Grumpy About Economic Recovery

A new survey by Rutgers University found two out of three Americans felt no improvement in the last year. And only about one in four expect things to get better in the year to come.

Has The Federal Budget Deficit Problem Been Solved?

David Greene talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the federal deficit: after so much talk about it, the subject seems to have faded from attention.

A Mall With Two Minimum Wages

There's a mall in California that straddles two cities. Here's what happened when workers on one side of the mall started making 25 percent more because one city voted to raise the minimum wage.