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Curt Nickisch

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In Market Basket's Win, Did Workers Change The Game?

Friday, September 05, 2014

Thousands of workers for the supermarket chain forced the company to back down and restore its CEO. One expert says the labor movement needs to be as creative as those workers to win the next fight.

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Market Basket Workers Win Return Of Supermarket's Former President

Thursday, August 28, 2014

For six weeks, workers at Market Basket have protested to demand the reinstatement of the supermarket chain's former president, Arthur T. Demoulas. On Thursday, they got their way. Demoulas, who had been ousted by the company's board in June, will be returning to his position as part of a new deal.

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Supermarket Chain Workers Get Their Beloved CEO Back

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Arthur T. Demoulas has regained control of the company in a deal worth $1.5 billion. The move ends a battle between rival factions of the family that left store shelves bare and stakeholders angry.

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Standoff Paralyzes New England Grocery Chain, Hurts Customers

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Worker protests have brought business to a standstill, forcing managers to tell thousands of part-time employees to stay home. Workers demand the return of their ousted CEO.

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Grocery Chain Workers Want Their CEO Back

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Arthur T. Demoulas, chief executive of the New England grocery chain Market Basket, was pushed out by his cousin in a boardroom struggle. Protesting employees have brought business to a standstill.

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Son's Mental Illness Prompts Billionaire's Big Donation To Psychiatric Research

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ted Stanley is giving $650 million to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to find and treat the genetic underpinnings of mental illnesses. His son has bipolar disorder.

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Housing Recovery Will Lose Steam Without Millennials, Study Shows

Thursday, June 26, 2014

One reason for weakness: many young people, saddled with student loan debt, elevated unemployment and less-than-perfect credit scores, are staying out of the market.

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Uber Tests The Waters Of Boston Harbor

Friday, June 06, 2014

The on-demand car ride company is taking to the waters of Boston Harbor to try out water taxi service.

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North Korea Says It Has Detained Another U.S. Tourist

Friday, June 06, 2014

State media reports that Jeffrey Edward Fowle acted "contrary to the purpose of tourism" and is being investigated. North Korea is known to be holding at least two other Americans.

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South Boston Transformed In Whitey Bulger's Absence

Sunday, August 11, 2013

When the FBI brought reputed mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger back to his old stomping ground of South Boston to be tried in federal court after 16 years on the lam, he must have done a double take. The neighborhood that Bulger is accused of terrorizing with murders and extortion is booming. This story originally aired on All Things Considered on July 18, 2013.

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South Boston Transformed In Whitey Bulger's Absence

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The neighborhood that reputed mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger is accused of terrorizing with murders and extortion is now a destination.

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Massachusetts Fights New Codfish Limits With A Lawsuit

Friday, May 31, 2013

The State of Massachusetts is suing the Obama administration over lowered catch limits for historic Northeast species such as cod. Commercial fishermen say the drastic reductions that just went into effect will put them out of business. The state attorney general alleges regulators violated federal law by failing to take the economic impact into account.

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'Orphaned' By World War II, Children Salute Fallen Fathers

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Now in their 70s, those who lost their dads in the war may not have clear memories of their own fathers. They've made do with voice recordings, letters and long-hidden photos, and found their own ways to honor their fathers' sacrifices.

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Damage To Boston Businesses May Not Be Covered By Insurance

Friday, April 26, 2013

Businesses around Copley Square are hoping the Boston Marathon bombings won't be officially declared an act of terrorism. That's because they stand to lose insurance money. Many have business interruption insurance to pay for lost income — but that doesn't apply to terrorism and few businesses pay extra to cover it.

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Bostonians Seek Normalcy After Harrowing Week

Monday, April 22, 2013

Monday is the first major work day since police apprehended a man believed to be one of the marathon bombers. The other suspect was killed in a shootout with police on Friday. Much of the Boston-area was locked down on Friday.

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'It's Bad For Business': Employers Side With DOMA Opponents

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Johnson & Johnson, Starbucks and Citigroup are among 278 employers asking the Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. They say the 1996 law barring federal recognition of same-sex marriages costs them time and money and hurts their ability to create an inclusive work environment.

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Harvard Searched Resident Deans' Email Accounts After Cheating Scandal Leak

Monday, March 11, 2013

Harvard faculty and staff are in an uproar after they found out university administrators searched the emails of resident deans to try to find the source of a leak to the news media about widespread cheating on campus. The university is defending its move, saying it was in the interest of students. But many on campus disagree, saying it's a college, not a corporation, and that email searches limit academic freedoms and hurt university culture.

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