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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Swine Flu Quarantine

China ends 7-day quarantine of Swine Flu suspects. (Asia Confidential)

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New Convertible Bond Fund

Analysis and discussion with Paul Smith of Triple A Partners CEO. (Asia Confidential)

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Stress Tests Impact On Asia

Analysis and discussion with Kirby Daley Newedge Senior Strategist. (Asia Confidential)

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Rally In Commodities

Analysis and discussion with Joanne Warner Senior Portfolio Manager of Colonial First State Global Asset Management. (The Bloomberg Edge)

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Cisco Earnings Fall But Beat Expectations

Cisco beats profit estimates after it cuts expenses. (The Bloomberg Edge)

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Real Estate Prices Drop

Analysis and discussion with Ong Choon Fah of DTZ Regional Research Head. (The Bloomberg Edge)

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Swine Flu Vaccine

Swine Flu vaccine moves forward as European, U.S. cases increase. (The Trade)

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Rally In Taiwan Stocks

Report and analysis with Tim Culpan of Bloomberg News. (The Trade)

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Bank Stress Test

Banks that need capital will get six months to raise money. (The Trade)

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Rebate In Car Sales

Chrysler offers up to $6,000 in rebates to stem slide. (The Trade)

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Australian Commodity Stocks

BHP Billiton shares up by nearly 4%. (The Trade)

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Japan's Stocks Rises

Automaker Nissan raises it shares by 2.9% (The Trade)

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Notebook- Foster Care Adoptions

Katie Couric discusses hopeful couples who wish to adopt, but may be deterred by the high costs of gaining a newborn. Instead, some are choosing to foster.

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Bless This Breakfast

A south Fla. woman had a leap of faith when she saw the letters G-O-D appear on the breakfast salami in her frying pan. WFOR-TV's Jorge Estevez reports.

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Inspiration On The PGA Tour

Author D.J. Gregory wrote "Walking With Friends" about his lifelong passion for golf, battling cerebral palsy and his inspirational walk on the PGA tour.

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Phelps Is Back!

President Obama met with the presidents of Pakistan and Afghanistan regarding a recent Taliban offensive. And Michael Phelps ends his 3-month suspension from competitive swimming. Cali Carlin reports.

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Commodities Check - Sugar Rises

Sugar Jumps to Three Year High on Concerns of a Production Deficit; Global Industry Group Says Sugar Output is Falling in India and Other Asian Countries (Asia Morning Call)

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Sector Focus - Solar Stocks

Analysis and discussion with Vishal Shah of Barclays Capital (Taking Stock)

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Technical Perspective - Will the Rally Continue?

Analysis and Discussion with Ryan Detrick of Schaeffer's investment Research (Bloomberg News)

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Loaded- Why You Shouldn't Pirate Software

Parental controls come to the iPhone, there's a rumored date for the BlackBerry Storm 2, and why stealing software is bad form.

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Obama Afghanistan/Pakistan Meeting

Obama Afghanistan/Pakistan Meeting

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Market Movers - Macrovision, Embarq, Eddie Bauer Holdings

Macrovision EPS Beats By 10 Cents; Embarq EPS Beat Estimates, Revenue Misses Estimates; Eddie Bauer in Talks to Find Buyer (Bloomberg News)

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Money & Sports - The Personality of Alex Rodriguez

Achieving Greatness in A-Rod's Mind - Excerpt of Interview with Selena Roberts, Author of "A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez" (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - When Luxury Defaults

Foreclosures on Homes Worth More Than the Jumbo Loan Limit Jumped 127% at Beginning of 2009 (Bloomberg News)

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Inside Look - Speculation & Commodity Prices

NYMEX Oil Prices Rise to Highest Price of 2009, Trading Above $56 - Further Roundtable Discussion with Dennis Gartman of the Gartman Letter and Mike Williams of Genesis Asset Management (Bloomberg News)

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Grassley- No Burger for Obama

Grassley: No Burger for Obama

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Earnings Watch - Cisco

Cisco Reports 3Q EPS - Act. $0.30 vs. Est. $0.25; An In-Depth Look, Featuring Reaction with Mark McKechnie of Broadpoint-AmTech (Bloomberg News)

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The Future Of Reading

Mitch Butler and Josh Landis dissect the impact of the internet and computers on reading and writing.

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'Little Bee' Gets Big Buzz

Author Chris Cleave discusses his new book "Little Bee" on The Early Show with Maggie Rodriguez and producers who all read the book.

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Foster Mom Makeover

A mother of seven that has also cared for 100 foster children received a special mother's day makeover.

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Lidia's Toast To Moms

World-renowned chef Lidia Bastianich shows Harry Smith how to incorporate Italian sparkling wine into decadent dishes for mother's day.

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Debate Over Van Gogh's Ear

Historians are still debating over what really happened to Vincent Van Gogh's severed ear. Elizabeth Palmer reports.

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Market Close 5.6

S&P Rises 1.7%; Dow Rises 1.2%; Nasdaq Rises Less than 1%; Technology and Financials Best Performers of the Day, Healthcare and Utilities Worst Performers (Bloomberg News)

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Hillary on Tri-Lateral Meeting

Hillary on Tri-Lateral Meeting

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Wednesday's Gibbs and Takes 5/6/09

Wednesday's Gibbs and Takes 5/6/09

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Special Report - A New and Improved Kindle

Amazon's New Kindle DX Comes with Larger Screen, Will be Priced at $489 (Bloomberg News)

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Another Perspective - Future of Pakistan and Afghanistan

Interview with Deputy National Security Adviser Dennis McDonough (Bloomberg News)

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Update - Chrysler Bankruptcy

Fiat's Marchionne Says He Will Become CEO of Chrysler, Aims to Sell First Fiat 500 in U.S. in 2010; (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - Stress Test Results Out Tomorrow

Analysis and Discussion with Matthew McCormick of Bahl & Gaynor (Bloomberg News)

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Inside Look - Obama Meets with Afghanistan and Pakistan Leaders

Interview with Former Defense Secretary William Cohen (Bloomberg News)

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Specter on seniority and Reid's promises

Specter on seniority and Reid's promises

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Spring Is Baby Time At Zoos

It's a baby boom every year at this time for animals at the zoo. Dr. Debbye Turner Bell has more from the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.

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Reasons For Face Transplant

The functional reconstruction of Connie Culp's face, originally damaged by shotgun fire, offers hope to future trauma victims, reports Michelle Miller. Maggie Rodriguez speaks to the lead surgeon.

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Mrs. Edwards' Tell All Book

Elizabeth Edwards wrote about her life with husband John in "Resilience." Psychologist Robi Ludwig explains to Maggie Rodriguez why some wives choose to stay with their cheating husbands.

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H1N1's Second U.S. Casualty

Maggie Rodriguez spoke with Dr. Jennifer Ashton about the pregnant Texas woman who became the second U.S. casualty of the H1N1 virus. Her baby was saved via an emergency C-section.

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Bernanke's Recovery Timeline

With consumer spending and stocks up, the Fed's Ben Bernanke expects economic recovery to begin this year. Jeff Glor reports. Economist Peter Morici discussed Bernanke's comments.

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In-Depth Look - Today's 10-Year Treasury Auction

Analysis and Discussion with Tony Crescenzi of Miller Tabak & Co. (Bloomberg News)

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Women to Watch Awards- Erin Burnett

Women to Watch Awards: Erin Burnett

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Women to Watch Awards- Betsy Fischer

Women to Watch Awards: Betsy Fischer

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Women to Watch Awards- Perino, Wasserman

Women to Watch Awards: Perino, Wasserman

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Women to Watch Awards- Fischer and Burnett

Women to Watch Awards: Fischer and Burnett

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Women to Watch Awards- Mona Sutphen

Women to Watch Awards: Mona Sutphen

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Inside Look - Legalize Internet Poker?

A Special Report - Regulating Internet Gambling: Rep. Barney Frank Introduces Bill to Legalize Some Online Gambling; Further Interview with Poker Players Alliance Executive Director John Pappas (Bloomberg News)

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Inside Look - Re-Equipping Michigan

Interview with Michigan Economic Development CEO Gregory Main (Bloomberg News)

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Levi Reacts To Bristol Comment

Exclusive: Levi Johnston talks to Maggie Rodriguez about Bristol Palin's abstinence advocacy and her insistence that he will be in their baby's life.

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Citifield Bonds May Get Downgrade

Mets Stadium Bonds May Be Cut to Junk (Bloomberg News)

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Sec. of State Clinton meets with Karzai and Zardari

Sec. of State Clinton meets with Karzai and Zardari

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Inside Look - Border Economy After Swine Flu

Interview with Bob Cook, President of El Paso Regional Economic Development Corporation (Bloomberg News)

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Paula's Painkiller Addiction

Maggie Rodriguez spoke with Dr. Jennifer Ashton about Paula Abdul's addiction to painkillers and how it may have affected her in TV appearances.

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The Currency Report - Euro, Norwegian Krone

Euro Falls After S&P Downgrades German Banks; Norwegian Central Bank Cuts Rates by 0.5% to Record Low (Bloomberg News)

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International Perspective - European Stock Markets Rise for Fifth Day

European Equities Rise - Analysis and Discussion with Andrea Williams of Royal London Asset Management (Bloomberg News)

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Wells Fargo May Need $15 Billion in New Capital

An In-Depth Look; Further Reaction with John Steele Gordon, Wall Street Historian and and Author of "An Empire of Wealth" (Bloomberg News)

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Morning Show Roundup 5/6/09

Morning Show Roundup 5/6/09

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Severe Storms In The South

A violent tornado and flooding wreak havoc near Raleigh, North Carolina. Stacey Cameron from WRAL-TV reports.

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Calif. Fire Season Begins

Santa Barbara, Calif. homes are threatened as a quick spreading fire begins "fire season" earlier than usual, reports Hattie Kauffman.

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In-Depth Look - Debunking The Notion Of Too Big To Fail

Interview and analysis with Mariner Kemper of UMB Financial regarding about the testifying of Sheila Bair before the congress on the too big to fail situation. (Bloomberg News)

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Market Open 5.6

Lydia Thew of Bloomberg News at the NYSE with the latest in the stock market which is expected to kick off higher. (Bloomberg News)

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POLITICO Playback 5/6/09

POLITICO Playback 5/6/09

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In-Depth Look - S&P Rails 34% Since March 9th Low

Interview and discussion with Richard Bernstein, Fmr Merrill Lynch Chief Investment Strategist. He tackles the ADP report. (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - Clear And Present Danger

Interview and discussion with Gregory Peters of Morgan Stanley. He talks about the life blood of business which is credit. (Bloomberg News)

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Great Travel Deals In Down Economy

Despite tough economic times, there are great travel deals out there for this summer. Amy Ziff, Editor-at-Large, for Travelocity, discusses a few places you can go on the cheap.

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P-Star Rising Featured At Tribeca

P-Star Rising, a new documentary by Gabriel Noble that chronicles the rise of young rapper Priscilla Star Diaz, was featured at this year's Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Noble and Diaz discuss the film with CBS News' Michelle Gielan.

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Bristol Palin- Telling parents "harder than labor"

Bristol Palin: Telling Sarah and Todd "harder than labor"

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MoveOn - Health Care Ad

MoveOn - Health Care Ad

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In-Depth Look - Stress Test Results After The Bell Tomorrow

Analysis and discussion with Joseph Mason of Louisiana State University. For those who think converting preferred shares into common, Mason say's "They are plain wrong." (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - Implications Of Bank Stress Tests

Analysis and interview with Arthur Levitt, Former SEC Chairman. He talks about the need of the Bank of America to raise $34 billion in capital and the other results regarding the stress tests. (Bloomberg News)

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Inside Look - Kindred Healthcare's Stock Surge

Paul DIaz CEO of Kindred Healthcare talks about his company's stocks. As the company's stock has jumped nearly 25% this week as the company came out with earnings that beat estimates. (Bloomberg News)

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Survivor - GOP Edition

Survivor - GOP Edition

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In-Depth Look - Bank Stress Test Results

William Issac of LECG Global Financial Services discusses the stress test results that are being release tomorrow. (Bloomberg News)

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Alex Rodriguez Personality

Selena Roberts, the writer who broke the steroids story on Alex Rodriguez is out with the book. It is entitled "A-rod, the many lives of Alex Rodriguez" (Bloomberg News)

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Amazon.com May Unveil Revamps Kindle Reader

Amazon the electronic bookseller is expected to unveil a new version of the kindle e-book reader. (Bloomberg News)

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Upbeat Euro Results

The market seemed to like what it is seeing. Shares are up by 2.5. (Bloomberg News)

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Art Market Flunks

The art market had its own stress test and appears too flunked. (Bloomberg News)

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Online Gaming May Comeback

Internet gaming was a $12 billion a year industry in 2006 with more than half the revenue coming from the U.S.. Barney Frank's bill would create a regulatory framework and let licensed companies back into the market. (Bloomberg News)

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$1m Ain't What It Used To Be

Making a million dollars used to be the standard of American wealth but not anymore. A study by Fidelity Investments 46% of Americans don't feel wealthy. (Bloomberg News)

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Cisco Earnings Preview

Cisco is far immune to the global down turns sales last quarter were down 12%. (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - LIBOR Narrows; Other Spreads Do Not

Analysis and discussion with Tom Keene Bloomberg Editor at large talks about the inflection point in the U.S. economy. (Bloomberg News)

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Asian Market Check

The focus across Asia was all about banks especially from the U.S. stress tests and it looks like Bank of America may need $34 billion in new capital. (Bloomberg News)

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Swine Flu Kills First U.S. Resident

The first U.S. resident has succumbed to the virus. A 33-year-old school teacher from Texas has died. (Bloomberg News)

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Earnings Watch

Today's earning lineup includes results from the largest independent producers of oil and gas. (Bloomberg News)

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Cox's SEC Hindered Investigations

The S.E.C. under chairman Christopher Cox has received criticism from many sides. (Bloomberg News)

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More Homeowners Underwater

A growing number of American home owners are struggling to come up for air. They owe more than their home is worth. (Bloomberg News)

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Britons Wins Best Job In The World

Ben Southall to be the caretaker of a tropical island on the edge of the great barrier reef. He beats more than 10,000 people who applied. (Bloomberg News)

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Jobless Claims

The number of jobless claims may signal the worst of the recession will end next month according to economist Thomas Lamb. (Bloomberg News)

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Bend In The Road For Economy

The U.S. economy could be rounding a bend. That is the word from Janet Yellen, president of the San Francisco Fed. (Bloomberg News)

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Inside Look - Carlsberg Quarterly Results

Live from Copenhagen Joergen Buhl Rasmussen the CEO of Carlsberg, discuss his company's quarterly results beating the estimates. (Bloomberg News)

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European Market Check

Stocks have rallied in Europe over the last month and that has pushed evaluations to their highest level in more than four years. This morning investors focus in earnings. (Bloomberg News)

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Porsche, Piech Families In Talks

Two European auto empires are revving their expected engines as they try to fold the operations of Volkswagen and Porsche in one company. (Bloomberg News)

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Detroit Elects Mayor

The city of Detroit has a new mayor former pro basketball star Dave Bing. (Bloomberg News)

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Changes To Auto Supply Chain May Hit Ford

Factory shutdown at Chrysler and General Motors may have a ripple effect on production on Ford. (Bloomberg News)

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Nissan, Penske Plans To Buy GM's Saturn

Nissan may team up with Penske to buy GM's Saturn. Penske would operate the new venture. (Bloomberg News)

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Chrysler Wins Major Court Victory

Chrysler wins approval form U.S. bankruptcy court judge Gonzales. The Fiat is one step closer to getting the Chrysler's assets. (Bloomberg News)

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Treasury Investors Eye Stress Tests

The treasuries are coming off their best levels within this week. Sean thinks if you get a better than expected jobs reports you would see more money coming out of the treasury. (Bloomberg News)

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Big Banks Not Subprime Victims

21 of the 25 biggest subprime lenders were owned or financially backed by Citigroup, Well Fargo, JPMorgan.

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Citi Also Speeds Up Sales Of Nikko Cordial

Citi group is speeding up its joint venture with Morgan Stanley to raise capital to meet the stress test requirement. (Bloomberg News)

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Bank Of America Needs $34 Billion

$34 billion dollars in new capital. That's how much Bank of America may need. (Bloomberg News)

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The holy sites which point to Iraq's Jewish heritage

Iraq used to be home to one of the Middle East's most thriving Jewish communities, attracted among other things by the wealth of holy sites going back to ancient Mesopotamia. Wars, politics and the creation of Israel meant most Jews left Iraq -- yet the Jewish shrines are still maintained, and revered, by Iraq's Muslims.

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Middle East- The Slaying of Master Sgt. Davis

A deadly attack by an Iraqi in uniform shatters the trust between a small team of American military trainers and their Iraqi trainees in one remote northern town.

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Asia Pacific- Measuring Happiness

Government policies and programs will be judged by the happiness they produce in the tiny mountain kingdom of Bhutan.

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Front- Business- The Stress Test

Louise Story and Eric Dash discuss what the results of the banking industry's stress test could mean for both the taxpayer and the investor.

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Pride, Prejudice and Purses

It's a literal take on the notion of cultural baggage. One artist in the US capital has specialized in handbags made entirely from literary works.

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Jordan prepares to welcome the pope

The pope will kick-off his Middle East tour in Jordan on Friday. The kingdom is rolling out the red carpet and final preparations are being made for the visit.

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US to make every effort to avoid Afghan casualties- Obama

President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States would make every effort to avoid civilian casualties in Afghanistan, after police said 100 Afghans died in US-led air strikes. He added that the leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan had renewed their commitment in a three-way summit here to fight extremism threatening all three nations.

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No sale for Picasso, Giacometti at Sotheby's

The global financial crisis has put a damper on the high-flying art auction world, with big names going unsold at the begining of the spring auction season.

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French sea-going 'vacuum cleaner' sucks up water pollution

An innovative new anti-pollution ship has hit the high seas off western France. The 'Catamar' can collect debris and more importantly help clean up oil pollution that destroys flora and fauna along the coastline.

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Thousands flee Pakistan fighting

Tens of thousands of Pakistanis are fleeing fighting in Swat valley as clashes between ruling Taliban and government security forces escalate. The provincial government says it is scrambling to prepare shelter from the 500,000 people they expect to flee Swat.

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Briton nabs "world's best job" in Australia

A British charity worker has won "the best job in the world" as caretaker of a tropical island on Australia's Great Barrier Reef after an unprecedented global search.

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Taking a 'crisis' vacation in France

In northern France runs the river "La Crise" (The Crisis). The ongoing world economic crisis has inspired locals to cash in on the pun, with one entrepreneur offering tourists "Crisis weekends".

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Drivers ditch helmets on Nigeria's unruly streets

Moto-taxi drivers in Nigeria are playing cat and mouse with the police after the introduction of a new law requiring them and their passengers to wear helmets.

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Mexico City returns to normal

Mexico City is getting back to normal as restaurants and businesses are repoening Wednesday. The businesses were shuttered by the swine flu epidemic.

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British charity worker wins 'world's best job' in Australia

Tourism chiefs in Australia on Wednesday gave a British charity worker "the best job in the world" as caretaker of a tropical island after an unprecedented global search.

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