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Monday In Depth: August 6, 2012

  • 9:06 a.m.

    Amid record profits, Caterpillar seeks worker concessions

    Amid booming business and record profits, Caterpillar is seeking major concessions from workers. The company and the machinists' union in Illinois have been deadlocked since June. What are the larger implications of the dispute?

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  • 10:30 a.m.

    Alex Stone on "Fooling Houdini"

    After receiving a magic kit from his dad when he was 5 years old, Alex Stone became hooked on illusions and the mysterious nature of the magic scene. In his new book, "Fooling Houdini," Stone explains the science of illusion through psychology, neuroscience and physics.

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  • 11:20 a.m.

    The future of political polling in the age of social media

    As technology evolves, so must political polling. The classic model had people answering specific questions over the phone. In the age of social media, cell phones and instant messaging, what's the future of political polling?

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