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Friday, January 23, 2009

Bloggingheads- Obama's Exceptionalism

Noam Scheiber, left, of The New Republic and Matt Welch of Reason debate Barack Obama's foreign policy convictions. Go to Bloggingheads.tv Embed this video

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CQ Analysis- Gillibrand Named to Fill Clinton's Seat

NY Gov. David Paterson appointed Kirsten Gillibrand, a representative from upstate New York, to replace Sec. of State Hillary Clinton as the junior senator from New York.

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Gillibrand Chosen for Senate

New York Gov. David A. Paterson announces the appointment of Representative Kirsten E. Gillibrand to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton in the United States Senate.

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The Underground Chinese Hip-hop Movement

Underground Chinese Hip-hop, which is growing in popularity amongst students and working class Chinese, is a profitless, and often subversive, activity for its practitioners.

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Spitzer Linked to Prostitution Ring

New York governor Elliot Spitzer apologizes to his family and the public following his implication in a prostitution ring.

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FDA Approves Embryonic Stem-Cell Study

WSJ's Ron Winslow and Geron's Dr. Thomas B. Okarma comment on the significance of the first human clinical trial using embryonic stem-cells. WSJ's Beckey Bright reports.

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CQ Analysis- Gillibrand Named to Fill Clinton's Seat

NY Gov. David Paterson appointed Kirsten Gillibrand, a representative from upstate New York, to replace Sec. of State Hillary Clinton as the junior senator from New York.

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Charity Reels In Recession Era

The Harlem Children's Zone, Geoffrey Canada's successful anti-poverty initiative, gets attention from Barack Obama and struggles with financial issues, including the fallout from the Madoff scandal.

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Argentine Malbec- Full flavor at cut rate

Tastings columnists Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher review Argentinian Malbecs, which, the say, remain low-cost but full-flavored wines.

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When Predicting the Market, Be Skeptical, Be Very Skeptical

WSJ's personal finance columnist Jason Zweig says few forecasters predicted 2008 would be the disaster that it was and warns investors to be skeptical of the current optimism on Wall Street. He tells colleague Nikki Waller how investors can sensibly determine future stock returns.

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Looking Ahead- Housing & GDP

The coming week in business and financial news will open with home-sales data and the Case-Shiller report on housing prices, and will close with the almost certainly gloomy GDP figure. Stacey Delo reports. (Jan. 23)

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Influential Investors Up Their Stakes

Influential investors Bill Gates, founder and chairman of Microsoft, and Bill Ackman, activist investor, both purchased millions of shares in two companies which are struggling in this rough economy, Otter Tails and General Growth Properties.

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Obama Says Stimulus Plan on Target

President Barack Obama, meeting with Congressional leaders at the White House, says an aggressive stimulus plan is on target for passage by mid-February. Video courtesy of Reuters.

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Hope for Rockford Despite Recession

Larry Morrisey, mayor of Rockford, Ill., says his city is dealing with one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation. Still, he says there's hope for its future as long as Rockford is willing to make tough decisions. This is the latest installment in the "Main Street Journal" series.

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Heard on the Street- Bath Time at GE

Heard on the Street columnist Liam Denning explains to Dow Jones Newswires' Simon Constable why General Electric's dividend and triple-A bond rating look distinctly shaky. Plus, are the shares a buy?

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Deal Making in the Drug Sector

Pfizer is in talks to acquire rival drug maker Wyeth in a deal the could be valued at more than $60 billion. WSJ reporter Kelsey Hubbard and Health Blog Editor Scott Hensley discuss why Wyeth and how this deal would work for Pfizer.

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Transfer of power- A postscript

(Boston Globe) America descends on Washington to celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States. Video by Scott Helman; produced by Scott Helman and Dina Rudick, Globe Staff

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Transfer of power- A postscript

(Boston Globe) America descends on Washington to celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States. Video by Scott Helman; produced by Scott Helman and Dina Rudick, Globe Staff

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Stocks Today- All Eyes on Obama

Barron's Bob O'Brien says that the market has investors ignoring bad news, as the S7P has dropped 12% below the lows set just two weeks ago for 2009 and as the banking system seems to be deteriorating rapidly. A lot is riding on Obama's administration.

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Assessing the Future of TV News

Dan Abrams, the former head of MSNBC and now a media consultant, says the future of TV news is on cable. MarketWatch's Jon Friedman reports. (Jan. 23)

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Week Ahead in Asia

Bad news expected out of Japan, as heavyweights Sony and Honda report earnings, though Nintendo and NTT DoCoMo may offer bright spots. Michael Kitchen reports. (Jan. 23)

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Georgia Facility to Blame for Salmonella

Consumers are in an uproar over the salmonella contamination that recently surfaced. Federal officials confirmed the Peanut Corporation of America as the source of the contamination. Video courtesy of Fox News.

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MarketWatch Hot Stocks Report- Energy

Results from Schlumberger touch off some buying in the beaten-down energy sector, as earnings are due next week for Exxon Mobil and Chevron. MarketWatch's Steve Gelsi reports. (Jan. 23)

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Week Ahead In Europe

MarketWatch's Aude Lagorce previews a busy week ahead for Europe. (Jan. 23)

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Trying To Make It At Sundance Festival

MarketWatch's Russ Britt reports on filmmakers trying to make a go of it at Sundance. (Jan. 23)

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Detailed Video of Dramatic Hudson Plane Landing

A new video, captured by a security camera from Con Edison, is the longest video (47 minutes) to surface detailing the dramatic landing of the U.S. Airways flight landing in the Hudson River. Courtesy Reuters.

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GOP Challenging Obama's Stimulus Plan

President Obama is pressing Congress to pass an $825 billion stimulus plan by next month, but Fox's Doug Luzader reports Republicans plan to mount a serious challenge. Video courtesy of Fox News.

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Will U.S. Follow Britain into Banking Armageddon?

John Batchelor, author and radio host, talks with Simon Constable of Dow Jones Newswires, about Britain's intensifying banking crisis, wondering whether the U.S. will follow suit. (Jan. 23)

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Blue Chip Financial Stocks Slash Dividends

The hope of last November and December that the markets and financial stocks would start to stabilize in 2009 has been dashed as the big financial companies have slashed their dividends to divert money to other areas.

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The Challenge of Covering Obama

MarketWatch's Jon Friedman talks about ABC News correspondent Jake Tapper, who contends with covering President Obama, one of the most beloved public figures right now. (Jan. 23)

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First Days of the Obama Administration

The viewing stands from the inaugural parade are still coming down, but the White House is already open for business and alive with activity.

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Samba-smooth style at Brazil fashion week

The economic crisis may be descending on the world, but in Brazil, the winter collection fashion shows are offering a bit of tropical resistance to the global gloom.

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Inaugural Stock Market Plunge

Claire Leka reports on the Inauguration Day stock market plunge, the state of American banks and the largest data breach involving millions of credit cards that took place over the past year.

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Hillary Clinton Gets To Work

New Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton got right to work after being sworn in. President Obama has directed her to focus largely on restoring America's image abroad.

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Obama Closes Gitmo

President Obama signed an executive order calling for military prison Guantanamo Bay to be closed and prisoners moved.

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Loaded- Use A Post-it

Apple releases impressive earnings despite Steve Jobs' health crisis, Google Chat gets embedded videos, and a study shows that most of us still prefer Post-its over higher-tech note-taking.

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Flight 1549 Passengers Escape

Caught On Tape: Newly released surveillance camera video from the ConEd building on the Hudson shows the crash landing of U.S. Airways Flight 1549. Obtained by CBS News' Pat Milton.

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Flight 1549 Touches Down

EXCLUSIVE: In exclusive video obtained by CBS News, a security camera from the Intrepid Air Sea and Space Museum in the Hudson River captured the moment flight 1549 touched down

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Merrill Lynch Head Ousted

Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis has forced Merrill Lynch head John Thain to step down after a series of escalating financial losses and embarrassing publicity blunders. Anthony Mason reports.

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Obama Revises War On Terror

Pres. Obama reversed many of the Bush administration's controversial policies in the war on terror. Obama signed orders to close Guantanamo Bay and ban harsh interrogation tactics. Chip Reid reports.

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Obama's Economic Briefings

President Obama will receive daily economic briefings, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced during his first press conference.

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Sweden, where organic is the mainstream

Organic consumption remains a niche market in many countries, but in Sweden it's so much part of the mainstream that many people don't even realize that what they're buying or eating is organic.

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Knife attack at Belgian cr?e

Three dead after knife attack at Belgian cr?e. Raw images.

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America's most famous French bookstore to close

America's most famous French bookstore will close its doors this year, as rising rents in New York during hard economic times claim yet another victim.

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Portugal aims to protect its painted heritage

They're one of Portugal's signature styles. Ceramic tiles. But, they are vanishing quickly as thieves rip them off building fronts. Portugal's police have now gone online in an attempt to clamp down on the sale of the country's heritage.

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Pictures Worth Thousand Words

Photographer Eli Reed shares the stories behind some of his photographs and reflects on the impact of the photographic image.

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The Real 'Slumdog Millionaire'

Vishal Netke, a Mumbai taxi driver who used to earn only 50 rupees a day, is a real life "Slumdog Millionaire" after winning 1 million rupees on a game show, reports Sky News' Alex Crawford.

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Amnesty investigate white phosphorus use in Gaza

Human rights campaigners are investigating the use of controversial white phosphorus in Gaza.

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Economic crisis tames Year of the Ox celebrations in Singapore

As Singapore prepares to celebrate the Year of the Ox, shoppers are cutting on their spendings and traders are feeling the pinch.

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White Phosphorous Gaza Uproar

Although Israeli officials have denied using the highly controversial white phosphorous compound against Hamas forces in Gaza, evidence suggests otherwise. Allen Pizzey reports.

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Guantanamo Closing

President Obama signed an order to close the Guantanamo Bay prison in a year. David Martin reports on the impact and legacy of this prison where alleged terrorist suspects were held.

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The Age Of 'Econocides'

Faced with overwhelming financial losses during this economic crisis, more and more investors and financiers are committing suicide, now known as "econocide." Bob Orr reports from Washington.

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Obama Sworn In Again

After Chief Justice John Roberts' mix-up of the presidential oath of office, he visited President Obama Wednesday evening to try again. Katie Couric reports.

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Hospitals Want "Up Front" Cash

About 25 million Americans are considered "underinsured," spending more than 10% of their income on medical expenses. And now hospitals want pre-payments for treatments. Hari Sreenivasan reports.

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Caroline Mysteriously Bows Out

Caroline Kennedy withdrew her bid for Hillary Clinton's New York senate seat. A source close to Kennedy said it was for "serious" personal reasons. Kelly Wallace reports.

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Getting To Know You

CBS News RAW: President Obama made a surprise and informal visit to the White House Press Room where he met with members of the White House press corps.

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Kennedy's Withdrawal Creates a Political Mystery

Caroline Kennedy's abrupt decision to abandon her Senate bid gave rise to accusations and speculation over whether she jumped or was pushed. (Jan. 22)

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Gov. Paterson Set to Name Gillibrand to Senate

Democratic congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand is set to become New York's next Senator. Gov. David Paterson will name her to fill Hillary Clinton's vacant seat on Friday. (Jan. 23)

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Obama Asks Lawmakers to Back Stimulus Bill

Despite concerns from Republican leaders, President Barack Obama is asking lawmakers to pass a big stimulus bill soon. (Jan. 23)

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Obama Gets to Keep Beloved BlackBerry

President Barack Obama has won his first victory. He gets to bring his cherished BlackBerry to the White House. (Jan. 23)

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Blago- WH staff testimony would vindicate me

Blago: WH staff testimony would vindicate me

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Obama dodges Jonathan Martin

President Obama dodges Politico's Jonathan Martin, and things get heated for a second.

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Paterson Appoints Gillibrand

NY Governor David Paterson appoints Kirsten Gillibrand to Secretary of State Clinton's former Senate seat.

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Dems on Obama econ meeting

Dems on Obama econ meeting

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GOP on Obama econ meeting

GOP on Obama econ meeting

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Knifeman kills three in Belgian creche horror

A man armed with a knife and wearing face paint killed two infants and an adult in a rampage at a Belgian creche on Friday, officials said.Ten children and two staff were wounded, some seriously, in the attack in the town of Dendermonde near Brussels, prosecutor Christian Du Four said as anxious parents gathered to identify the victims and injured.

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World speed skiing final comes to a climax in France

Highlights from the world speed-skiing championships in the French Alps.

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Obama Family Favorite Things

Katrina Szish, trend expert, shows Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez the first family's favorite things from snacks to movies and music, as Americans crave for all things Obama.

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GOP, Dems And The White House

President Obama met with Democratic and Republican Congressional leaders at the White House this morning to discuss his economic stimulus plan.

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Russia buries slain human rights lawyer

Hundreds of people Friday attended the funeral of a leading Russian rights lawyer who exposed atrocities by the Russian army in Chechnya and was shot dead this week on a busy Moscow street. Stanislav Markelov was gunned down in Moscow.

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Smuggling tunnels provide supplies, and perhaps weapons, to Gaza

Smuggling tunnels provide supplies, and perhaps weapons, to Gaza.

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Jones To Receive SAG Honor

Julie Chen talks to actor James Earl Jones about his career in theatre and film for which he is being honored by the Screen Actors' Guild.

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Kennedy Quits, Rumors Disputed

NY Post Editor Fred Dicker, who broke the story about Caroline Kennedy's exit, talks about the fallout for N.Y. State and Gov. David Paterson.

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'Benjamin Button''s Henson

Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson talks to Julie Chen about her role as Brad Pitt's mother in "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button" and God's sense of humor.

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Twist In Caylee Murder Case

George Anthony, grandfather to the murdered toddler Caylee Anthony, is under psychiatric observation following a brief disappearance, reports Jessica D'Onofrio from WKMG-TV.

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Obama Drops In On Press

After attacking campaign issues such as closing Guantanamo, President Barack Obama visited the WH press room, reports Bill Plante.

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GOP Bristles At Gitmo Closing

Critics of Obama's plan say it places hope in front of reality, and will incite more attacks. Rep. Jane Harmon-D, Calif. and Rep. Pete Hoekstra-R, Mich. debate the issue with Maggie Rodriguez.

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Capturing Obama Campaign

Brooklyn-based photojournalist Scout Tufankjian recalls some of her most memorable moments documenting Barack Obama during his historic campaign for the U.S. presidency.

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