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Monday, January 26, 2009

Bloggingheads- Geithner and China

Henry Farrell, left, of George Washington University and Daniel Drezner of Tufts University discuss Timothy Geithner's charge that China is manipulating its currency. Go to Bloggingheads.tv Embed this video

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Obama Seeks to Curb Auto Pollution

Mr. Obama directed the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider the Bush administration's past rejection of a California application to regulate auto pollution.

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Where the Jobs Are

LinkedIn Chief Scientist DJ Patil says the networking site is seeing hiring activity in health care and consumer electronics, and says people are taking steps to look attractive to recruiters in this job environment. Stacey Delo reports. (Jan. 26)

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Finding Luxury Goods Online

Thanks to the financial crisis, more people are selling high-end jewelry and other goods online. But before you buy, make sure the items are authentic, says MarketWatch Columnist Jennifer Openshaw. Kelsey Hubbard reports. (Jan. 26)

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Anticipating the Return of the Ketchup Kid

In the last three years, food maker Heinz has seen profits and sales rise, yet its share price has gotten squeezed. Why it's time to buy. Barron's Clare McKeen reports.

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Layoffs- The Neverending Story

WSJ's Kelly Evans talks with S&P senior economist Beth Ann Bovino about what the latest round of corporate job cuts signal about prospects for a recovery in the U.S. economy.

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Embattled Illinois Gov. Blagojevich Makes Case on TV

As state senators were preparing to start the impeachment trial of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, the governor was preparing for his close-ups on television. He appeared on ABC's Good Morning America where he revealed he had considered appointing Oprah Winfrey to President Barack Obama's vacant senate seat. Video courtesy of Fox News.

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After-Hours Trading

What do after-hours trading patterns portend for Yahoo, Amazon and Starbucks as they issue their fourth-quarter earnings results? Brooks McFeely of Midnight Trader.com discusses his outlook with MarketWatch's Carla Mozee. (Jan. 26)

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Critic's Picks- 'Midnight Cowboy'

A.O. Scott reviews John Schlesinger's 1969 Oscar-winner for best picture.

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Stocks Today- Snapshot of Current Market

Barron's Bob O'Brien talks about the earnings releases that came out this morning, which gives a good snapshot of the current economy, reflecting the current trends and which companies fell and those that rose.

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Iceland Coalition Government Collapses

Iceland's Prime Minister Geir Haarde is preparing to step down after announcing the collapse of the county's coalition government. Video courtesy of Reuters.

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Pfizer Buys Time With Wyeth Deal

Pfizer agrees to pay $68 billion to acquire rival Wyeth in the largest pharmaceutical deal in nearly a decade. WSJ Health Blog editor Scott Hensley tells Kelsey Hubbard how the deal buys Pfizer some time as it counts down to 2011, when its cholesterol drug Lipitor patent expires.

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From Farm Girl to Olympic Champion

Many of China's athletes come from the countryside. WSJ's Rebecca Blumenstein looks at the upside and downside of a farm girl's decision to leave her family and become an Olympic weightlifter. (Aug. 9)

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Santoli's Market Outlook- 8000 and 800

Barron's Mike Santoli explores whether the Dow hovering around 8,000 and the S&P around 800 carries a certain significance and what this could mean.

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Big Oil's a Buy

The oil majors' shares have faltered, along with the price of crude. But it's time for patient investors to get energized. Barron's Clare McKeen reports.

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The Neglected Alliance - Restoring US - Turkey Relations

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2008/12/neglected_alliance.html Spencer Boyer discusses the current state of U.S.-Turkish relations and how we will benefit from improving that relationship in the latest install of CAP's ASK THE EXPERT series.

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Sri Lankan Army Claims New Victory

The country's military says it has captured the last major town held by Tamil Tiger rebels. The eastern port of Mullaittivu was one of the last targets of a military onslaught aimed at ending the war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam which has raged for 25 years. Video courtesy of Reuters.

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NY Lawmakers Propose Geese Reduction Program

New York lawmakers seek to thin the flocks of Canada Geese near airports. The US Airways pilot who conducted an emergency landing in the Hudson River reported hitting a flock of geese right before both engines failed. Video courtesy of Fox News.

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Getting Doctors, Hospitals to Use Electronic Medical Records

President Barack Obama has pledged to wire America's doctors and hospitals with electronic medical records and Congress wants to spend $20 billion to help make that a reality. Glen Tullman, CEO of Allscripts-Misys Healthcare, tells WSJ's Vanessa Fuhrmans what needs to happen to get physicians on board.

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Chicago Police Keep Mum About Death of Curry's Ex-Girlfriend

New York Knick Eddy Curry mourns over the death of his son's mother and her child by another man. Police say the 24-year-old woman was found murdered in her Chicago home alongside her infant daughter. Video courtesy of Fox News.

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Indian Chinese Hoping New Year as Steady as the Ox

The Chinese community in India's eastern Kolkata welcome the Chinese New Year with celebrations despite gloom about the economy. Many hoped that the new year would bring prosperity for every one. Video courtesy of Reuters.

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Andy Jordan's Tech Diary- EyeTech Quick Glance

A mouse controlled by your eyeballs? Andy Jordan shows how a 20-year-old engineering student with cerebral palsy has had his work and life transformed by a unique eye-tracking device.

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Obama Meeting GOP Resistance on Stimulus

President Barack Obama may be in for a fight. As the White House works to push through a $825 billion dollar stimulus plan, Republicans are arguing the plan is flawed. Video courtesy of Fox News.

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Take Heart in a Difficult Market

Bob Auer, senior portfolio manager of Auer Growth Fund, sees a lot less risk in the current market. He explains his approach to MarketWatch's Steve Gelsi. (Jan. 26) TAGS:

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Builders Go Green

There's a growing emphasis on energy efficiency and eco-friendliness. Amy Hoak reports from the International Builders' Show. (Jan. 26)

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US Government Allows Stem Cell Tests on Humans

The US federal government says it will allow the world's first test in people of a therapy derived from human embryonic stem cells. The trial, for treatment of a spinal cord injury ?is aimed mainly at testing the safety of the therapy. There would still be years of testing and many hurdles to overcome before the treatment would become routinely available to patients; however, a significant barrier has come down.

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Art Of Woven Glass

Artists Thom Norris and Eric Markow create seemingly impossible shapes out of hand-woven glass. Correspondent Serena Altschul visited their Virginia studio for a look at their intricate creations.

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Picky Pets

Richard Roth visits Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, a 150 year old London shelter where the animals adopt their owners.

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Special Delivery

While the use of surrogate mothers is still a controversial practice, for couples unable to get pregnant it is their only chance. Kelly Wallace reports.

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New Foreign Policy

In his first interview as Vice President, Joe Biden spoke with Bob Schieffer about action taken to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center and continued violence in the Middle East.

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Face The Nation, 1.25.09

In a CBS exclusive interview with Vice President Joe Biden, Bob Schieffer discusses President Obama's economic plan, the closing of Guantanamo Bay and continued violence in the Middle East.

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VP Biden On Economic Plan

In his first interview as Vice President, Joe Biden spoke with Bob Schieffer about action taken to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center and continued violence in the Middle East.

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What crisis? Boom time for Polish city

The decision by computer giant Dell to relocate much of its production from Ireland to Lodz is the latest in a long line of good news stories for the Polish former textile town. In the last few years hundreds of foreign businesses have moved here.

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A Town In Crisis

The town of Wilmington, Ohio has been devastated by the economic crisis and, as Scott Pelley reports, DHL, the town's largest employer, is shutting its domestic operation.

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Is Peace Out Of Reach?

Has peace in the Middle East become nothing more than a pipe dream? As Bob Simon reports, a growing number of Israelis and Palestinians feel that a two-state solution is no longer possible.

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Wine Rx

Scientists have found a substance in red wine that is slowing down the aging process in mice. Will it someday lengthen the lives of humans, too? Morley Safer reports.

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Our New President

FDR was one of our country's greatest presidents and even he was disliked by millions, so what it is about President Obama that has everyone swooning?

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Coach Indicted In Player Death

A Louisville, Ky. high school football coach is charged with reckless homicide five months after one of his players collapsed during practice and later died. Jeff Glor reports.

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Obama's Economy A Hard Sell

The GOP balks at the Obama administration's plans to create jobs with stimulus money, reports Bill Plante. Harry Smith talks to Fox Business News' Liz Claman about the plan.

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Spain struggles with staggering unemployment

Spain is the champion of Europe when it comes to unemployment. And the numbers are growing -- with one million more off the payrolls in a year. That makes three million jobseekers in a country of 46 million people. In the capital of Madrid, like in many major Spanish cities, the national employment agency centres are under assault.

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Murder At A Wake

CBS News RAW: 7 people were gunned down at a wake in Wichita, Kan. One of the victims' wounds was fatal and police have been unable to find the shooter.

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A Political Collection

For one collector, the arc of the history of U.S. politics can be best examined through the memorabilia of campaigns past. Michelle Miller reports.

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On A Mission From God

For most of Catholics, once service has ended it's time to go home and enjoy a sports-filled Sunday. As Russ Mitchell reports, some are working overtime to ensure their church doors stay open.

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Cape Cod Controversy

Cape Cod, Mass. is a high-profile vacation spot but a controversial energy proposal may be approved. As Priya David reports, the construction of high-standing windmills has many up in arms.

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A Deadly Game

After the death of a high school football player due to heat exhaustion, prosecutors charged the coach with reckless homicide. As Jeff Glor reports, many feel he is being wrongly accused.

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Judgment Day For Blago

As Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich prepares for a media blitz this week, the Ill. state senate will begin his impeachment trial. Cynthia Bowers reports.

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Training The Afghan Army

Getting the Afghan army prepared for battle against the Taliban is a daunting challenge for the U.S. As Elizabeth Palmer reports, progress is hard to measure.

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Obama's Hard Sell

President Obama will head to the Capitol Hill this week in an effort to push his stimulus plan. As Thalia Assuras reports, the question remains if partisan bickering will stop him in his tracks?

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Obama Job Approval Ratings High in First Days

President Obama starts his first full week on the job with a 67% approval rating, maintaining roughly two-thirds approval for the third consecutive day.

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Clinton names Climate Envoy

Clinton today appointed a special envoy for climate change, Todd Stern...

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Obama on new EPA regulations

Obama on new EPA regulations

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Picturing Auschwitz

Wilhelm Brasse used to be the official photographer at the Auschwitz death camp. 64 years after the liberation of the camp by Allied forces, he looks back on his time as a prisoner - and photographer.

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RAW FOOTAGE- Storm costs France hundreds of millions

The weekend storm that left 26 dead across southern Europe caused several hundreds of millions of euros in damage in France, according to insurance companies. On Monday the regions across the country were assessing damage, from downed power lines to smashed houses and businesses.

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Dior's Dutch inspiration

Dutch painters such as Wermeer or Van Dyck inspired British designer John Galliano for Christian Dior for his Spring/Summer 2009 Haute Couture collection show in Paris.

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'Aussie Day' Grilled Shrimp

Chef Pete Evans, author of "My Table" demonstrates to Harry Smith how to use a variety of Australian tastes in a meal.

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EU commissioner hits out at Hamas on Gaza visit

A senior EU official touring Gaza has condemned the "abominable" destruction in the enclave and said its "terrorist" Hamas rulers bear overwhelming responsibility for the war. Louis Michel, European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, toured some of the areas on Monday which were the worst hit in Israel's deadly 22-day assault on the territory.

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'Diet Girl' Loses The Weight

Diet Girl author Shauna Reid tells Maggie Rodriguez the story of how she successfully lost almost 200 lbs. with the help of her blog.

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'Blossom' Stars Grown Up

Actors Mayim Bialik and Joey Lawrence reminisce about the hit show "Blossom" now on DVD. Julie Chen also talks to them about life after stardom.

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Snow polo, the latest Alpine sport

Polo has never been a sport of the masses, but snow polo takes the elite equestrian game to new heights. The Meg? Polo Masters, which wrapped up Sunday in the upscale French Alpine resort, starred Argentinian horses and their worldly riders for a showdown in the snow.

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Tragedy At Monster Truck Rally

An event promoter was killed during a monster truck rally in Madison, Wis. The promoter was accidentally crushed by a passing monster truck. Michelle Gielan reports.

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Snarky Society

Author David Denby spoke to Harry Smith about the increase of snark comments due to the internet and blogs.

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Harry Dumped On Facebook

Prince Harry was dumped by his South African girlfriend of five years via the popular social networking site, facebook.

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Sisters' Rare Heart Disease

Emily Smith got a needed heart transplant for her Restrictive Cardiomyopathy, but her sister Shayde continues to wait, reports Hari Sreenivasan. Harry Smith talks to the family.

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Find Love In 90 Days

Author Dr. Diana Kirschner gave advice for finding a meaningful relationship in just 90 days.

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Grandfather's Suicide Scare

George Anthony, grandfather of murdered toddler Caylee Anthony, was found in a hotel room with a suicide note. As Maggie Rodriguez reports, Anthony remains under psychiatric evaluation.

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Temple offers internet blessings for Chinese New Year

Hong Kong's most famous Daoist temple has fashioned a high-tech response to the growing crowds: it is proferring virtual blessings via the internet for the Year of the Ox.

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Breaking up France's contaminated aircraft carrier

The asbestos-contaminated French aircraft carrier Clemenceau leaves the French port of Brest on Tuesday, headed for a shipyard in Britain where it will be broken down.

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France struggles to restore power after deadly storms

Squadrons of technicians from across Europe are battling to get France's power and rail networks back on track after hurricane-force winds wreaked havoc in the southwest and left four dead.

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Obama And The Homeless

CBS News RAW: Washington, D.C.'s homeless community received special attention in the days leading up to Pres. Obama's inauguration. Now, questions remain about the future of America's impoverished.

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Residents of Hong Kong pray for good fortune

Residents of Hong Kong flock to the Wong Tai Sin Daoist temple on the first day of the Year of the Ox to pray for good health and good fortune.

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Obama Girls In The Spotlight

Capricia Marshall, former social secretary for the Clintons and former child star Tatyana Ali, explain what's in store for Sasha and Malia Obama as 'tween' culture vultures look to them.

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Blagojevich Cries Foul

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich said the Illinois state senate has denied him his right to "innocence before proven guilty" and says he'll boycott his trial there next week. Dean Reynolds reports.

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Obama Targets Greenhouse Gases, Fuel Efficiency

President Barack Obama is taking on the lofty goal of energy independence, ordering reviews that could lead to tougher auto emission standards in states and higher pressure on automakers to produce more fuel-efficient cars. (Jan. 26)

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Obama Pushes for Ugent Economic Relief

As major companies announce layoffs, President Barack Obama is urging Congress to act swiftly in passing his economic stimulus plan. (Jan. 26)

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The Not-So-Green Side of Bio Fuels

Argentina is one of the biggest exporters of bio fuels, along with Brazil and the United States. In 2008, Argentina exported more than a million tons of biodiesel, produced from soybean oil. Despite ever more urgent warnings from ecologists regarding the risks posed by this "green energy," Europe continues to import these fuels in abundance, and Argentina is far from halting the expansion of its already vast fields of soy.

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