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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.

Segments From this episode

Dunkin' Donuts stay open for Boston cops

Apr 19, 2013
Dunkin' Donuts keeps its doors open for law enforcement during the Boston lockdown.

Other lobbyists look for lessons in NRA success

Apr 19, 2013
With defeat of gun control legislation, NRA strategies become the talk of other lobbyists.

No escapism at the movies this weekend

Apr 19, 2013
The latest Tom Cruise sci-fi thriller, "Oblivion," hits theaters this week. Will American audiences be in the mood to see it?

Is law school worth the price?

Apr 19, 2013
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).

Excel errors and a new Simpson-Bowles report

Apr 19, 2013
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.

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

Apr 19, 2013
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.

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

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Apr 19, 2013
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?

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

Apr 19, 2013
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.

Boston manhunt ends, bombing suspect captured

Apr 19, 2013
WBUR's Curt Nickisch on the developments Friday night in Boston.

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.

Music from the episode

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