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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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Oct 1, 2014
Pro-democracy protesters hold umbrellas under heavy rain in a main street near the government headquarters in Hong Kong late Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. The protesters demanded that Hong Kong's top leader meet with them on Tuesday and threatened wider actions if he did not, after he said China would not budge in its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub. (AP)

China, democracy and Hong Kong. They’re in the streets in Hong Kong with their “Umbrella Revolution.” What now?

Oct 1, 2014
Actress Eva Longoria, center, Henry R. Munoz III, co-founder of the Latino Victory Project, left, and Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, are seated at an event launching The Latino Victory Project, a Latino political action committee, at the National Press Club in Washington, Monday, May 5, 2014. (AP)

Latino America. It is very large and growing very fast. How will it move the country?

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Sep 30, 2014
In this Jan. 15, 2013, photo, Rosser Pryor, Co-owner and President of Factory Automation Systems, examines a new high-performance industrial robot at the company's Atlanta facility.  (AP)

Nicholas Carr says automation, all over, is turning us into zombies. Out of touch with the world. He’s with us.

 
Sep 30, 2014
St. Louis county police officers advance on protestors trying to shut down Interstate 70 in Berkeley, Mo. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 near the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. where Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year old was shot and killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9. (AP)

Police shootings, cop culture, body cameras. And the big debate over how to protect the public and the police.

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Transcript: Peter Thiel Wants Us All To Go From ‘Zero To One’
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

Entrepreneur Peter Thiel on innovation, technological failure and humanity’s uncertain future.

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Transcript: Sexual Violence Under ISIS Control
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

A transcript from our September 25, 2014 conversation on the Islamic State and sexual violence.

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Our Week In The Web: September 26, 2014
Friday, Sep 26, 2014

All of you love to listen to old broadcasts when we play them, and Taylor Swift loves the Internet.

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