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Tomorrow, the President will announce that several major corporations have signed a pledge not to discriminate against the unemployed in hiring decisions.  There are practical and psychological reasons that may work against the long- term unemployed: So what are the counter-arguments for hiring them? Plus, on news of New York teachers coming out against the Common Core, we take a look at the controversial curriculum standards, and what happens next. Finally, lots of tech startups aspire to get bought out by a larger company. If you dream of a bid by Google, what must you offer? Hint: A genius-founder never hurts.

Segments From this episode

Trouble for the Common Core

Jan 27, 2014
New York teachers have come out swinging against the Common Core. What's next for the controversial curriculum standards?

Google's start-up turn-ons: Intelligence, pushing limits and changing the world

Jan 27, 2014
If a start-up hopes to get Google's attention, there are a few essentials. First, be brilliant.

Why would you hire the long-term unemployed? Why not?

Jan 27, 2014
We expect the President to ask companies to pledge to hire the unemployed. But some hiring managers see a potential risk in hiring someone who's been out of work for a long time.
Career Coach Susan Bishop reviews a job seeker's resume and interview skills during a job fair in Washington, DC. 
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The lobby of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
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Who's Gideon?

Jan 27, 2014
And why does he leave Bibles in my hotel rooms?

Is grad school "professional suicide"?

Jan 27, 2014
Consultant Karen Kelsky says a change in school funding is leaving many grad students buried under a pile of insurmountable debt.

Unrest overseas ripples into U.S. economy

Jan 27, 2014
The currency markets overseas economies took a tumble on Friday. Here's why the United States should keep an eye out -- but not worry too much.

If adults use their phones more than teens, then who's "addicted"?

Jan 27, 2014
One teen says "Look at the data." Not on your phone.

The NSA loves Angry Birds

Jan 27, 2014
The NSA stoops to new depths

Tomorrow, the President will announce that several major corporations have signed a pledge not to discriminate against the unemployed in hiring decisions.  There are practical and psychological reasons that may work against the long- term unemployed: So what are the counter-arguments for hiring them? Plus, on news of New York teachers coming out against the Common Core, we take a look at the controversial curriculum standards, and what happens next. Finally, lots of tech startups aspire to get bought out by a larger company. If you dream of a bid by Google, what must you offer? Hint: A genius-founder never hurts.

Music from the episode

Hotel Yorba The White Stripes
God Made the World Cold Cave
Be Easy Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings