Marketplace for Friday, April 19, 2013

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With the manhunt going on, the city of Boston was placed on lockdown. It happened quickly and with purpose, but how? We take a look at the mechanics of stopping a city. But, not everyone has stopped. Jonathan Bush and athenahealth kept working, just remotely. In the world of business, Seaworld had a big IPO today, but the real story is on how theme parks are doing so well in a fragile economy.

Boston manhunt ends, bombing suspect captured

WBUR's Curt Nickisch on the developments Friday night in Boston.
Posted In: boston, boston marathon

How do you lock down a city like Boston and how much does it cost?

With a manhunt for bombing suspect, the city of Boston came to a standstill. A look into the mechanics of locking down a major metropolitan area and how much it costs.
Posted In: boston, lockdown, boston marathon

Like Shamu, SeaWorld leaps after IPO: Why theme parks are doing well

SeaWorld Entertainment, home of famous orca Shamu, wowed investors in a big IPO. Amid concern about consumer spending in a slow, fragile economic recovery, theme parks are doing surprisingly well. Why?
Posted In: sea world, IPO, theme parks

During lockdown, a Watertown business stayed open, thanks to a tenacious CEO -- and the cloud

While most of the Boston area was on lockdown due to a manhunt for a Boston Marathon bombing suspect, one company, athenahealth, kept their doors open virtually.
Posted In: boston marathon, boston

Excel errors and a new Simpson-Bowles report

Two economists admit they made a mistake in a paper largely referenced to in the country's budget policy decisions. And the deficit-cutting duo of Simpson and Bowles release a new plan.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap

Is law school worth the price?

For Trevor Morrison, about to become dean of top-tier NYU Law, it's worth the price of admission. (That's $51,500 a year, by the way).
Posted In: college, Law

No escapism at the movies this weekend

The latest Tom Cruise sci-fi thriller, "Oblivion," hits theaters this week. Will American audiences be in the mood to see it?
Posted In: movie, film, Entertainment, boston

Other lobbyists look for lessons in NRA success

With defeat of gun control legislation, NRA strategies become the talk of other lobbyists.
Posted In: guns, lobbying, NRA

Dunkin' Donuts stay open for Boston cops

Dunkin' Donuts keeps its doors open for law enforcement during the Boston lockdown.
Posted In: Dunkin' Donuts, boston

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Covered In Grace
French Wives
Let the Music (Instrumental)
Pretty Boy (Peaking Lights Remix)
Young Galaxy

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