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WNYC News

No Bankruptcy in Atlantic City ... For Now

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

An Emergency Manager appointed by Gov. Chris Christie says the city isn't filing for Chapter 9. But it's a safe bet big budget cuts are coming.

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WNYC News

Bankruptcy Could Be In The Cards For Atlantic City

Friday, March 20, 2015

Once the place to gamble on the East Coast, the city is struggling to pay its bills and residents are waiting anxiously for what's next.

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WNYC News

Over 40 and the Casino Job Is Gone

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The loss of more than 8,000 casino jobs in Atlantic City this year has been hardest on workers who've spent decades in the gaming industry.

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WNYC News

Rejuvenating Atlantic City Could Involve Knocking Down Empty Casinos

Friday, November 14, 2014

A new report also recommends installing an emergency financial manager, similar to the approach in Detroit. 

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WNYC News

Gov. Christie Considers Proposals to Save Atlantic City

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A controversial move used by Detroit is among the choices the New Jersey Governor is considering.

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WNYC News

How to Stop Atlantic City From Becoming the Next Detroit

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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Ahead of a Wednesday summit on the future of Atlantic City, Senate President Steve Sweeney shared a proposal to lower the city's property taxes, up 53 percent in two years.

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WNYC News

Solution for Bankrupt Casinos in Atlantic City - More Casinos

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The plan for a multi-billion casino in Jersey City that everyone is talking about, but few have seen details.

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WNYC News

Latest Opening in Atlantic City: Unemployment Center

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

New Jersey teams up with a labor union to help laid-off casino workers.

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WNYC News

Atlantic City Loses Thousands Of Jobs as Casinos Close En Masse

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Boardwalk behemoths are emptying out in Atlantic City in quick succession.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What's Wrong with Atlantic City?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City has announced that it will close in September, becoming the fourth casino there to close this year. Michael L. Diamond, business reporter for the Asbury Park Press, talks about why Atlantic City is struggling and whether the closings offer a lesson to other casino projects in the area. Plus, New Jersey Public Radio's Matt Katz talks about the politics of Governor Christie's attempts to revitalize Atlantic City. 

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New Jersey News

Will Atlantic City's 'Historical Baggage' Hurt Its Future?

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The long holiday weekend is upon us, and for many, that means a long weekend spent at area beaches. But one place people are increasingly not going is Atlantic City.

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New Jersey News

Will Betting on Gambling Pay Off for Atlantic City?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Christie administration is betting on the gambling economy.

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New Jersey News

After Sandy, Residents Say the Jersey Shore Can Come Back

Monday, November 05, 2012

Sandy has taken an enormous toll on communities up and down the Jersey Shore, destroying homes and businesses, tearing up boardwalks and eroding beaches.  As people try to get back to normal, there’s a growing sense that it will be a new normal, at least of some areas of the shore.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The War at the Shore

Monday, June 11, 2012

Richard "Skip" Bronson, chairman and founder of U.S. Digital Gaming and author of The War at the Shore: Donald Trump, Steve Wynn, and the Epic War to Save Atlantic City, discusses the battle over the revitalization of Atlantic City.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Context and a TV Show: Boardwalk Empire

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Dana Stevens, film critic for Slate and co-host of the Slate Culture Gabfest podcast, discusses the HBO miniseries "Boardwalk Empire" about Prohibition-Era Atlantic City, and Daniel Okrent, writer, editor, inventor of Rotisserie League Baseball, former public editor at The New York Times and the author of Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, offers his insight into the era and history of Prohibition.

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WNYC News

Christie Could Back Hundreds of Millions in Bonds for Moribund Xanadu

Thursday, July 22, 2010

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Gov. Chris Christie came to the new Giants-Jets stadium's 50-yard line to lay out the most dramatic public policy shift for the state's gambling industry and Sports Authority since both were created more than 30 years ago. After the state lost the intitial rounds of roulette on the Xanadu mega-mall here, Christie says he may have no choice but to throw more chips on the table.

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