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Thursday, March 10, 2011 | 10:00 AM
Galleon Group founder and accused of making more than $50 million Raj Rajaratnam enters Manhattan federal court on the first day of jury selection, Tuesday, March 8, 2011, in New York.  (AP/ Louis Lanzano)

Raj Rajaratnam on trial. Insider trading, hedge funds, and the fairness of the US financial system, on trial too.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 | 10:00 AM
Los Angeles County employee rallies in solidarity with Wisconsin workers outside Los Angeles City Hall. (AP /Jason Redmond)

The power struggle deepening in Wisconsin and across the country over how workers, bosses, and budgets face the future.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Bigtime financial writer Michael Lewis gave us some incisive and colorful commentary on the government’s financial crisis report. See some of the transcript — and find the audio link.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011 | 10:00 AM
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Jan. 3, 2011. (AP)

Economists Robert Shiller and Jeremy Siegel weigh in on the U.S. economy in 2011. Roaring recovery? Double dip? We look at what’s coming.

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Monday, June 28, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Rally protests budget cuts at the Illinois State Capitol, Springfield, Ill., April, 2010. (AP)

State budgets in crisis. Out of money. Running out of time. Painful cuts ahead. Maybe tax hikes. We’ll check-in around the country.

 
Thursday, June 17, 2010 | 11:00 AM
People wait in a line to enter a job fair, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 in New York (AP)

New analysis of deep fault lines still threatening our economy and the world’s.

 
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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A global stare-down on debt. Will Europe’s trillion dollar rescue package be enough to stave off a sovereign debt crisis? Plus, Fed Chair Ben Bernanke to 2010 graduates.

 
Thursday, April 29, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Unemployed school teachers chant slogans at an anti-government demonstration outside the Greek Parliament in Athens, Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Greece's debt crisis intensified Tuesday as its credit rating cut to junk status. (AP)

Greece goes broke, and fear rises that a contagion could spread. We’ll look at the Greek debt crisis and global response.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Goldman Sachs employees on Capitol Hill, April 27, 2010 (AP).

Goldman Sachs was in the fraud charges seat on Capitol Hill. We’ll look through the grilling at the big struggle over Wall Street regulation.

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Monday, April 19, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Goldman Sachs chairman and chief executive officer Lloyd Blankfein testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. (AP)

The SEC charges Goldman Sachs with fraud in the subprime mortgage meltdown. Now what?

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Blogger and activist Pamela Geller speaks at a conference she organized entitled “Stop Islamization of America,” in New York on Sept. 11, 2012. (David Karp/AP)

Two new books on free speech–one by a former New York Times correspondent, the other a Fox News contributor. They don’t see eye to eye—and tell us why.

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Endangered species and the search for one of the world’s rarest creatures deep into the wilds of central Laos.

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May 25, 2015
New York Times columnist David Brooks explores a history of American moral character in his new book, "The Road to Character." Former US Labor Secretary Frances Perkins (R), is one of the subjects he profiles in his books. (David Burnett / AP)

New York Times columnist David Brooks on finding moral character in a self-preoccupied society.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

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Caller: ‘It Doesn’t Always Turn Out Okay’
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

One caller shares her own story of an extremely premature birth. Her daughter, born at 22 1/2 weeks in 2012, was taken off life support after seven days.

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