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Friday, August 1, 2014 | 11:00 AM
In this Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 file photo, Luis Mendez, 23, left, and Maurice Mike, 23, wait in line at a job fair held by the Miami Marlins, at Marlins Park in Miami. Increasingly, potential employers are turning to digital content as a way to judge job-seekers before they even apply. (AP)

They see you when you’re sleeping. They know when you’re awake. Employers move to digital assessment in hiring, firing and promotion. We’ll check in.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Lou Tashash, Scott Finlayson

TV’s celebrating Silicon Valley startups, but across the country entrepreneurs are now struggling behind bigger, older businesses. We’ll ask why.

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013 | 10:00 AM
This June 3, 2013 photo shows chef Dominique Ansel making Cronuts, a croissant-donut hybrid, at the Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York. (AP)

Want to start a new career? A new business? We have the ready mentors for you. With real world advice.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Participants in a Startup Weekend work in groups to create a new business on Saturday evening in New York, June 12, 2010. (AP /Elizabeth Fuller)

New college grads and young Americans finding no jobs—and making their own.

 
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 | 10:00 AM
In this Nov. 10, 2010 photo, job seeker Jennifer Stairs reads a Job Seeker Survival Guide while attending a job fair in Livonia, Mich. (AP)

Long-term unemployment is at its highest since the Great Depression. How do people manage? Get by? Find a job? We ask.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Americans have suddenly become savers – but still spend in surprising ways. We look at the new profile of how we save, spend and splurge.

 
Thursday, August 12, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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Deflation worries. High unemployment and low consumer confidence. Is the US looking at a Japan-style meltdown?

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Leslie Mulcahy, owner of the Rabbit Hill Inn in Vermont and a guest in our second hour today, is accepting new requests from those who have lost jobs to stay at her inn for free.

 
Monday, August 9, 2010 | 11:00 AM
In this June 23, 2010 photo, Frank Wallace, who has been unemployed since May of 2009, is seen during a rally organized by the Philadelphia Unemployment Project, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

We take a closer look at the emotional and physical toll of losing your job.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Detroit residents fill out applications while attending a job fair, Feb. 2010. (AP)

Poor white America in the century of diversity.

 
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Dec 19, 2014
Alan Gross, waves as he and his wife Judy leave following his statement at his lawyer's office in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Gross was released from Cuba after 5 years in a Cuban prison. (AP)

Cuba reset. Russia’s rubble troubles. School massacre in Pakistan. Jeb explores 2016. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Dec 19, 2014
Soledad, and from left, Nina Pastori, and Lila Downs perform on stage at the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Tribute honoring Joan Manuel Serrat at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP)

From crossover hits to hip-hop to soul, we look at a big year in the wide world of Latin music.

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Dec 18, 2014
A poster for the movie "The Interview" is carried away by a worker after being pulled from a display case at a Carmike Cinemas movie theater, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP)

A big Sony hack gets weirder and wider. And Hollywood and Homeland Security are on edge.

 
Dec 18, 2014
This handout photo from the Twitter account of Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. shows Alan Gross arriving at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. The US and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the Cold War, American officials said Wednesday. (AP)

Following months of secret talks the US will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than fifty years.

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Our Week In The Web: December 19, 2014
Friday, Dec 19, 2014

Rage, shortlinks and things you people seem to be into, we guess. Also, Putin.

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Cosby Accuser Beverly Johnson: ‘He's A Black Man. I Had To Separate The Trayvon Martins, The Michael Browns From What Happened To Me’
Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014

Beverly Johnson accused comedian Bill Cosby of drugging her in a high-profile Vanity Fair column. She tells us why she waited so long to share her story, and why it was even harder to share now.

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Our Week In The Web: December 12, 2014
Friday, Dec 12, 2014

On listener engagement, the meeting of trans-Atlantic royalty and the elusive origins of the chicken. (We promise this feed hasn’t been taken over the BBC…yet)

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