Market Basket, The Middle Class & More: The Week In Review

August 8, 2014

Market Basket's slow-motion, rolling implosion continued to dominate the headlines this week, but that wasn't the only thing happening, despite the news doldrums of late summer.

• Phillip Martin took his search for the middle class to Hingham, where 'middle class' is increasingly difficult to identify.

• Rupa Shenoy reported from Market Basket headquarters in Tewksbury, where job applicants walked through an unfriendly, but restrained, picket line to attend the company's job fair.

• Meanwhile, Adam Reilly, Peter Kadzis and David Bernstein took The Scrum podcast on the road to the Somerville Market Basket, where empty shelves and absent customers made the story hit home.

• Science editor Heather Goldstone reports on a new study saying cod are disappearing despite drastically reduced catch allowances for fishermen.

• What sets Pride and Prejudice's Elizabeth Bennett apart from, say, a Real Housewife of Beverly Hills? Harvard Business School historian Nancy Koehn put the world of Jane Austen — where finding financial stability for female protagonists usually meant finding a husband — into context on Boston Public Radio.

That's it for this week — see you Monday.

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