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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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  • Book picks: Life in a lookout tower, HR innovation, and a crime classic

    "Time spent being a lookout isn't spent at all. Every day in a lookout is a day not subtracted from the sum of one's life."
  • Op-ed pick: Learning to like "Lean In"

    "What I needed now, far more than feminist theory, was someone to tell me that I did have the personal strength to respond to the vast, impossibly complex challenges of finding meaningful work in this economy and preparing to navigate the professional world as a young woman."
  • Op-ed pick: Why college is bad for athletes (and everyone else, too)

    "Once colleges did away with any kind of real general-education requirements, students were left on their own to figure out what they thought was important. "
  • How did you spend it? Best and worst purchases

    Our favorite financial guru Ruth Hayden joins us at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 17, to talk about your most memorable financial decisions. When you look back, what was the best money you've ever spent? What was the worst thing you've ever done with your cash? For me, the best money I've spent lately was a...

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