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Thursday In Depth: March 29, 2012

  • 9:06 a.m.

    America's dominant service economy

    America's economy has undergone a gradual but significant change in the past 50 years: We're no longer an economy of manufacturers; instead we're an economy of service. That change has moved Americans from factories into offices as we spend less on the production of food and goods.

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  • 10:20 a.m.

    Bringing back the 40-hour work week

    More than 150 years of research proves that long hours at work kill profits, productivity and employees. So why are we working more hours than ever before? Sara Robinson, senior editor at, said it's time to bring back the 40-hour work week.

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  • 11:18 a.m.

    Obesogens: Is there a chemical link to obesity?

    Obesogen is a relatively new term that you may soon hear more about. It refers to chemicals that some scientists believe are linked to obesity. We'll talk about the controversial science behind obesogens and what researchers are learning about the complexity behind obesity.

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The Daily Circuit Blog

  • Op-ed pick: Could Ebola start to spread through the air?

    "The current Ebola virus’s hyper-evolution is unprecedented; there has been more human-to-human transmission in the past four months than most likely occurred in the last 500 to 1,000 years. "
  • 4 easy reads for the weekend

    Humorous academic novels, a thriller and a memoir of the Midwest.
  • The great seat reclining debate of 2014

    "In effect, to increase the number of cabin seats, the space allotted to each passenger must be reduced. However, this reduced comfort remains tolerable for the passengers in as much as the flight lasts only one or a few hours."
  • 5 books to read this weekend

    Head to the library or bookstore to pick up one of these titles.

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