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Heat waves in the Midwest are exacerbating rough drought conditions for the farming industry there. Meanwhile, storms in the east disrupted Amazon's data center and cloud service this weekend. Opponents of Obama's health care plan say that it will be the largest tax in the history of our country -- reporter Shereen Marisol Meraji does some fact-checking. Mexicans are hopeful its newly elected president and government will bring better times. And Tess Vigeland talks to Frank Partnoy, author of a new book that explores how slowing down in a fast-paced world can actually help with decision-making.

Segments From this episode

A toxic legacy is fought out in court

Jul 2, 2012
A $25 billion lawsuit against a subsidiary of Anadarko, the giant oil and gas company, is about environmental pollution and bankruptcy. The tiny town of Avoca, Pa., one of the plaintiffs.

Los Angeles police to use program to predict crimes

Jul 2, 2012
It's straight out of the Tom Cruise film, "Minority Report."
The Los Angeles Police Department is taking a page from "Minority Report" (seen here), utilizing computers in something called "predictive policing."

Mexicans hope new government brings better times

Jul 2, 2012
Mexico's youthful new president-elect belongs to a party that once oversaw stagnation. Mexicans hope things will be better this time around.

Respecting employees can boost bottom line

Jul 2, 2012
Commentator Teresa Amabile says overbearing supervisors can sap worker creativity.

Competition heads for the cloud

Jul 2, 2012
After a vicious storm knocks out some cloud computing services, competitors look to profit.

Farming in the hottest city in the country

Jul 2, 2012
Hill City, Kansas, has been seeing temperatures reach as high as 115 degrees for several days. Ace Billups, a farmer there, talks about the heat's impact on his business.
Hill City, Kansas, has been seeing temperatures reach as high as 115 degrees for several days, bringing rough drought conditions for the farmers there.
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The biggest tax increase since...1993?

Jul 2, 2012
Where the Affordable Care Act ranks in U.S. tax history.

Why you should delay: The upsides to procrastination

Jul 2, 2012
Author Frank Partnoy on how slowing down in a fast-paced world can actually help with decision making.
An advertisement for "Wait: The Art and Science of Delay," by Frank Partnoy. Partnoy discusses how slowing down in a fast-paced world can actually help with decision making.
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Heat waves in the Midwest are exacerbating rough drought conditions for the farming industry there. Meanwhile, storms in the east disrupted Amazon’s data center and cloud service this weekend. Opponents of Obama’s health care plan say that it will be the largest tax in the history of our country — reporter Shereen Marisol Meraji does some fact-checking. Mexicans are hopeful its newly elected president and government will bring better times. And Tess Vigeland talks to Frank Partnoy, author of a new book that explores how slowing down in a fast-paced world can actually help with decision-making.

Music from the episode

Crystalised The xx
Egyptian Reggae - Live Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers