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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 | 10:00 AM
In this photo taken, Wednesday, July 15, 2015, job seekers attend a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. The Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits for the week ending July 11 on Thursday, July 16, 2015.  (AP)

Job openings at a record high, but many unemployed are still stranded on the sidelines. We’ll take a big look at the American job market, American wages and more.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015 | 11:00 AM
It can be hard to accept failure. (Flickr / Blacksheep of Omaha)

“Fail fast, fail often” goes the zeitgeist . But should we have such optimism for failure?

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Students browse the offerings at the University of Toronto's 2014 Career Fair. (Aversan / Flickr)

Who gets the top jobs in America? A new book says people who look like the people who already have them. We’ll investigate.

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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.

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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?

 
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May 3, 2016
Geri Taylor, camera in tow, at the Hoover Dam in 2014. Photography had been a sideline for 30 years, but now she could really devote time to it.
Courtesy, New York Times. MICHAEL KIRBY SMITH FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES.

We look at how one women prepares for the full onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

May 3, 2016
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR ALDI - Grocery shoppers experience ALDI during the grand opening of the first of eight Southern California locations on Thursday, March 24, 2016, in Moreno Valley, Calif. ALDI, one of America's favorite grocery stores, will open approximately 45 stores in Southern California by the end of 2016. (Photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for ALDI/AP Images)

From chicken wings to kale smoothies, we look at what we eat, and how challenging it is to eat well in America. Plus, what we’re learning about how our bodies fight to keep weight off.

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May 2, 2016
A man walks on the rail tracks of a train station turned into a makeshift camp crowded by migrants and refugees, at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, Friday, April 29, 2016. Many thousands of migrants remain at the Greek border with Macedonia, hoping that the border crossing will reopen, allowing them to move north into central Europe. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

A top former US diplomat says refugees and tribalism are pulling Europe apart and that the US needs to get involved- to help Europe by helping refugees.

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Thursday, Apr 14, 2016

NPR’s Kelly McEvers on her reporting in El Salvador for the podcast Embedded, and how gang killings brought San Salvador’s bus service to a halt.

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