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Friday, May 15, 2009

Crazy Hair Treatments at De Berardinis Salon

New York City's De Berardinis Salon is known for its Baci di Sole highlights. During the process, a hairdresser teases tresses into a wannabe ’fro. Then he applies dye, mimicking the way hair picks up natural highlights (no striping!). The crazy thing: It's cheaper and faster than regular hair highlights, and lasts a really long time. (Insider's Secret: Shandy for the first season of America's Next Top Model works there.) If you wanna check it out, here's the info: De Berardinis Salon, 155 West 21st Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues (212-967-0927).

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Ancient System Of Trade- Barter

Analysis and discussion with Don Mardak of International Monetary Systems CEO. (Ventures)

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GM Goals Outside Of A Bankruptcy Process

Analysis and discussion with Fritz Henderson, CEO of General Motors. (For the Record)

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Obama And Detainee Rights

President Obama's decision to keep military commissions has shocked many civil liberties groups. Wyatt Andrews reports on whether Obama is staying true to his campaign pledge.

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Different Approaches On War

Analysis and discussion with Richard Haass, Council on Foreign Relations. (Political Capital)

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Clean Bill Of Health In Banks

The big banks in general have been given a clean bill of health this means they have less incentive to take part in the toxic asset program. (Political Capital)

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Exclusive- Defense Sec. Gates

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates granted Katie Couric exclusive access as he traveled to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Afghanistan. Couric spoke with Gates in Kabul about insurgent threats in that region.

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Spell Me A River

The longest body of water in the U.S. is more than four times as long as the Mississippi if you're measuring its letters, not miles. Steve Hartman reports.

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Outlook For Technology

Report and analysis with Tim Mullaney of Bloomberg News. (Market Week)

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Right To Privacy After Death?

Does someone who's dead have a right to privacy? A court ruling is expected soon in a case that's exposed a dark side of the Internet. Ben Tracy reports.

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Oil Prices Fall

Oil consumption could fall this year by the most since 1981 according to the IEA. (Market Week)

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Stocks Fall, Treasuries Gain

General Motors posted the worst performance, down more than 32%. (Market Week)

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When Car Dealerships Are Closed

Many of the GM car dealerships that are being closed are closely intertwined with the communities in which they are based. Nancy Cordes reports on the ripple effect.

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General Motors Shutdown Frenzy

Fledgling U.S. automaker General Motors has announced that over 1,100 dealerships will be shut down throughout the nation, leaving many employees outraged at these locations. Dean Reynolds reports.

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The Restaurant Industry

People don't spend a lot of time at lunch and that has been significant but Nobu is still doing business, Drew Nieporent says. (Taking Stock)

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Investing In Regional Gaming

Analysis and discussion with Joel Simkins of Macquarie Securities. (Taking Stock)

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Steel Stocks

Analysis and discussion with Mark Parr of Keybanc Capital Markets. (Taking Stock)

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The CEO Of AIG

Ed Liddy, the man who took over the reins of out-of-control American International Group the failed insurance giant to which the government has made $180 billion available in aid speaks to Steve Kroft.

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Secretary Of War

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates discusses the war in Afghanistan in a candid and wide-ranging interview with Katie Couric, who accompanied him to Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan.

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Investing In Russia

Analysis and discussion with Scott Licamele of Red Star Asset Management. (Taking Stock)

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Pressure On Stock Market

Concern raises that if banks issue more shares; it will dilute the value of the stock and will put pressure on banking stocks. (Taking Stock)

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Notebook- Children & Recession

The ongoing worldwide economic crisis has threatened the well-being of countless individuals. As Katie Couric notes, attention must be provided to even the youngest members of society.

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Sen. Sessions On Justice Pick

Ranking member on the Judiciary committee, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) talks about the Supreme Court decision on 'Washington Unplugged.'

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Couric's Reporter's Notebook

Katie Couric accompanied Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates on his travels to Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan. Couric previews her upcoming 60 Minutes report.

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Kroft's Reporter's Notebook

Steve Kroft previews his upcoming report on Ed Liddy, the man who took over the reins of AIG, the failed insurance giant.

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Mike Allen's Playbook 5.15

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Washington Unplugged, 5.15.09

Senator Sessions (R-Alabama) talks about the awesome responsibility of confirming Supreme Court nominees, catholic leaders debate the president s visit to Notre Dame and comedian Faizon Love shares some laughs with Bob Schieffer.

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Notorious Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings

Any day now, President Obama will pick his nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice David Souter. Whoever he picks will have some good, bad and ugly past nomination hearing performances to study.

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This week in playback 5/15/09

This week in playback 5/15/09

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Friday's Gibbs and Takes

Gibbs and Takes

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Gibbs dodges Pelosi

Gibbs dodges Pelosi question

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World premiere- 'Battle of the Smithsonian'

Stars flock to D.C.'s Air and Space Museum for the premiere of the 'Night at the Museum' sequel. POLITICO talks to Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Hank Azaria and Ricky Gervais.

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NBA Coaches Top Highest Paid in Forbes

Phil Jackson is Highest Paid Coach in Pro Sports; Jeff Fisher is Highest Paid NFL Coach; Joe Torre Gets Biggest MLB Salary at $4.3 Million Per Year (Bloomberg News)

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Spotlight - Loopt.com

Staying in the Loop with Loopt - Interview with Co-Founder/CEO Sam Altman (Bloomberg News)

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Market Close 5.15

S&P Falls 1.1%; Dow and Nasdaq Each Fall Less than 1%; Financials, Energy, and Utilities Worst Performers of the Day, Info Tech Best Performer; Six Insurers Get Approved for TARP Funds; University of Michigan Confidence Index Rises 67.9 in May; CPI Remains Flat in April (Bloomberg News)

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Anna Wintour On Oprah's Weight

60 Minutes' Morley Safer gets a rare interview with the editorial chief of Vogue magazine, Anna Wintour, who told Oprah to lose some weight before getting on the cover of the magazine.

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What SPF Really Means

Dr. Jennifer Ashton explains what SPF really means, sun block recommendations and usage to Julie Chen.

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In-Depth Look - Making Money on Mergers

Investors Could Make 8% Buying Wyeth Whole Shorting Pfizer, an 8% Gap Between Wyeth and Pfizer's Offer (Bloomberg News)

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Gluten-Free Foods For Health

Nutritionist Emma Buckley talks to Harry Smith about Celiac disease and the array of gluten-free foods for good health.

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Gore on Cheney

Gore on Cheney

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Rand Paul announces Senate run

Rand Paul announces Senate run

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Exclusive - Talking with Fiat CEO Marchionne

Live! Coverage from Turin, Italy (Bloomberg News)

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Inside Look - Bair Comments on Banks

Preview - Exclusive Interview with FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair; Further Insight with Executive Editor Albert Hunt (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - Crunch Bankruptcy

Crunch Files for Chapter 11, Selling Clubs and Membership Roll of 73K (Bloomberg News)

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IPO Outlook - Recent Valuations are "Noticeably Higher"

Analysis and Discussion with Jay Ritter of the University of Florida (Bloomberg News)

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New Home D cor Trends

Brooke Stoddard, a design consultant, displays a sample of eye-catching items that may be seen at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City.

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Obama baseball player?

What kind of baseball player would Obama be?

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GM on the Brink - Spotlight on Ohio

Impact of Dealership Closings - Interview with Cuyahoga County OH Treasurer James Rokakis (Bloomberg News)

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Troubled L.A. Youth Get Help

Crenshaw High School dean Bill Vanderberg shows inner-city kids new horizons through a nature club in this segment of "Early's Angels." Dave Price reports.

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Fawcett Has Rare Anal Cancer

Dr. Jennifer Ashton explains to Harry Smith about the facts of anal cancer and what may happen to Farrah Fawcett if rumors about her condition are true.

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Why Guys Hate Date Movies

Hollywood endings seem too perfect for the average Joe so expert Andrea Miller tells Julie Chen and Harry Smith what ladies can do to "reel" in their leading men to see date movies.

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Sector Focus - Telecom

Mobile Phone Competition - Analysis and Discussion with Michael Nelson of Soleil Securities; Further In-Depth Look Into the Battle for Smart Phone Users (Bloomberg News)

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Spotlight - MetroPCS

Interview with CEO Roger Linquist (Bloomberg News)

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Inside Look - California's Deficit

California Deficit Resurfaces as Voters Weigh Options - Analysis and Discussion with Kenneth Naehu of Bel Air Investment Advisors (Bloomberg News)

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Obama meets Phillies

Obama meets Phillies

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Inside Look - GM Conference Call

Reaction with John Wolkonowicz of IHS Global Insight (Bloomberg News)

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Farrah Fawcett's Cancer Story

Farrah Fawcett's best friend Alana Stewart talks to "The Insider's" Lara Spencer about the star's private moments with Ryan O'Neal, her will to live and her hope for beating cancer.

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Calif. Pageant Dir. Resigns

Former Miss USA Shanna Moakler criticizes Miss California over her behavior while resigning from the pageant organization. She spoke to Julie Chen.

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Steve King calls for Pelosi ousting

Steve King calls for Pelosi ousting

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Chart of the Day - LIBOR-OIS Narrows Supply

Libor Drops, TED Spread Now at Lowest Since Crisis Began - Insight with Editor at Large Tom Keene (Bloomberg News)

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Fmr. Sen. Graham defends Pelosi statements

Fmr. Sen. Graham defends Pelosi statements

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Currency Outlook - Dollar Bull vs. Bear Debate

Roundtable Discussion with Kathy Lien of GFT and Win Thin of Brown Brothers Harriman (Bloomberg News)

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Gitmo Tribunals Back On Table

The White House now considers Bush-era military tribunals for some Gitmo detainees, reports Bob Orr. Also, John Dickerson speaks to Harry Smith about Nancy Pelosi and the CIA.

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Hubble Repair Continues

Today's spacewalk by the Shuttle Atlantis crew will give new gyroscopes to the aging Hubble guidance system, reports Daniel Sieberg.

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Curbing Greenhouse Gases

Interview with Rep. Bart Stupak (D) of Michigan (Bloomberg News)

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Family Car Dealers Close

Chrysler announced 800 closings while GM is expected to axe 1,000 dealers, reports Mark Strassman.

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Energy Outlook - Oil Prices Retreat

Crude Demand - Analysis and Discussion with Carl Larry of Oil Outlooks & Opinions (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - Horse Racing In A Recession

Interview and discussion with Mark Allen Co-Owner of the Mine That Bird. He give his thoughts with the audiences reaction about the race being fluke. (Bloomberg News)

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H1N1 Resurgence Strikes

A fourth U.S. death is reported in Ariz. as three NYC schools close on the resurgence of the H1N1 virus, reports Bianca Solorzano. Julie Chen speaks to Dr. Jennifer Ashton for more.

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Family Of Chimp Victim Speaks

The Stanford, Conn. Police Dept.'s autopsy sheds new details in the chimp mauling case as Briana Nash, daughter of the victim, speaks to CBS News' Priya David.

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In-Depth Look - Chrysler To Cut 789 Dealers

Interview and discussion with Greg Signore of Dodge Dealer. He talks about the plan of Chrysler to cut its dealers. (Bloomberg News)

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Morning Show Roundup 5/15/09

Morning Show Roundup 5/15/09

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In-Depth Look - Fed's Stern On Recession's End

Gary Stern of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He discusses his thoughts on the recessions near end. (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - 4% Pullback This Week

Interview and discussion with Tobias Levkovich of the Citigroup. He tackles the pull back in the economy this week. (Bloomberg News)

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Market Open 5.15

Cris Valerio is live at the New York Stock Exchange with the latest in the market. (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - Where To Invest Now

Interview and discussion with Damon Vickers of the Nine Points Capital. He gives his thoughts to the drop in the market this week. (Bloomberg News)

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POLITICO Playback 5/15/09

POLITICO Playback 5/15/09

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In-Depth Look - Mario's Outlook

Mario Gabelli of the GAMCO Investors. He is the guest host for the hour and he talks about everything that is happening in our economy, from autos to banking to media and his company. (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - Second Leg Of The Triple Crown

Thomas Chuckas President of the Maryland Jockey Club. He talks about the expected attendance for tomorrow's second leg of the Triple Crown. (Bloomberg News)

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IPO Outlook

The IPO expects to see a rebound in listings. (Bloomberg News)

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Inflation Or Deflation

The manufacturing on the mend of on the decline? Those are just few questions that investors are asking themselves. (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - Risk Aversion In Full Swing

Analysis and discussion with Ashraf Laidi of the CMC Markets. He talks about the risk aversion. Risk aversion is another way to say a falling risk appetite. (Bloomberg News)

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Horse Racing In A Recession

There is a cloud over this year's Preakness due to the situation at Magna Entertainment. (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - Asset Prices Becoming Attractive?

Interview and discussion with Hisham el-Khazindar of the Citadel Capital. He talks about the lot of worries about what the region is going through and how private equities can raise funds. (Bloomberg News)

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CPI Data At 8-30AM ET

We have a tremendous run-up on tips since the end of November as people have been moving into that market. (Bloomberg News)

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134th Preakness Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the second leg of a triple crown. The Kentucky derby winner will try to make it two in a row. (Bloomberg News)

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Lakers, Celtics Lose; Game 7s Await

Rockets managed to have a two straight consecutive wins against Lakers in their home court. The Magic got off to a slow start against the Celtics but Dwight Howard led the team to victory with 23 points and 22 rebounds. (Bloomberg News)

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First Film Shown At Cannes - 'Spring Fever'

The Chinese film "Spring Fever' is the first ever movie shown in the latest Cannes film festival. (Bloomberg News) 3916 Bloomberg

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Current CEOs Named In Lawsuit

KBR and Halliburton have been accused by pension-fund shareholders in engaging in a reign of terror and political corruption and crime. (Bloomberg News)

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Dramatic Drop In Insurer CDS

Credit defaults jobs tied to insurers have dropped dramatically since the beginning of March. (Bloomberg News)

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Insurers Cleared For TARP

The treasury signed off on a bailout fund for six insurance companies. Prudential Financial, Hartford and others are in the bailout. (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - LIBOR-OIS Narrows Supply

Analysis and discussion with Tom Keene, Bloomberg editor at large. He talks about the rapid shrinkage of the LIBOR-OIS in the last few days. (Bloomberg News)

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Asian Market Check

One of Singapore's two sovereign funds has sold its stake in the Bank of America. Bloomberg's Paul Gordon is in Hong Kong with the updates. (Bloomberg News)

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Free Viagra For The Unemployed

Pfizer says it will offer Viagra and other drugs for free for those who lose their jobs since January 2009. (Bloomberg News)

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The $16 Million Ferrari

A 1957 Ferrari may bring $16 million, the most ever paid for a car. There are only 22 of this model. (Bloomberg News)

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Court Tells Dougan To Pay Up

Brady Dougan at credit suisse was ordered to pay a year's worth of interest to his ex-wife. He was 12 days late in a $7.5 million alimony payment. (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - Eurozone GDP

Analysis and discussion with Nick Kounis of the Fortis Bank. He discuss the data that show the contraction in the Europe economy. (Bloomberg News)

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Health Care Reform Debate

Medco Health, Eli Lilly CEOs, warn against government run health insurance. (Bloomberg News)

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Two Senators Remove Hold on Obama's PIck

Another Goldman man could soon join the ranks of government. Obama's pick to head in the commodity futures trading commission mat finally get a confirmation. (Bloomberg News)

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Barkley May Get $10B

The U.K. third largest bank is in talks to sell its asset management unit. Barkley's could get $10 million in the deal. (Bloomberg News)

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2 SEC Lawyers Probed For Insider Trading

U.S. prosecutors and the FBI are investigating two lawyers for insider trading. The lawyers allegedly used non-public information to bet on stocks. (Bloomberg News)

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Carlyle Group Adopts Cuomo ' Code Of Reform'

Carlyle group agreed to a $20 million settlement that limits campaign contributions to officials who oversee state money. (Bloomberg News)

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BofA Told To Revamp Board - WSJ

Uncle Sam is telling the Bank of America to change its Board of Directors. They urged the firm to appoint people with more experience in the banking industry. (Bloomberg News)

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Singapore's Temasek Sells BofA Stake

Singapore state investment fund has exited its position in the Bank of America. Temasek holdings owned 3.8%, but its filing showed Temasek sold the entire position last quarter. (Bloomberg News)

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European Market Check

Contraction of 2.5% the worse since 1995. Shocking numbers were coming from Germany, contracting 3.8%. That was the steepest drop since 1970. We have contraction on French economy as well. (Bloomberg News)

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GM To Cut Dealer Network

GM wants few dealers so that those remaining will be more profitable. It had 6200 outlets, between 1000 - 1200 are expected to get letters from GM telling them their agreements will not be renewed. (Bloomberg News)

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Shift in Pro-Choice, Pro-Life Balance in US

A majority (51%) of Americans currently say they consider themselves to be pro-life (up from 44% last year) and 42% say they are pro-choice (down from 50% last year).

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The Minimalist- Mexican Chocolate Tofu Pudding

Mark Bittman makes a pudding with an almost unbelievably good texture.

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Politics- An Interview With Nancy Pelosi

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi talked to John Harwood of the New York Times and CNBC about working with President Obama, the government efforts to revive the economy, the use of harsh interrogation techniques during the Bush administration and more.

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City Room- A Use For Yesterday's News

With newspapers on the decline -- the 'dead-tree' kind -- here's a place that still has a need for a morning paper made of paper.

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Visitors seek answers at Museum of American Finance

At the American Museum of Finance, which opened in New York in late March, visitors are clamouring for a take on the current economic situation. They got it: a recent exhibit shows the step-by-step chronology of the fall of Wall Street as we knew it.

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Obama and Netanyahu to meet

US President Barack Obama will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the talks are expected to be tense. A look at Obama’s stance on Israel in advance of their meeting on May 18.

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Cannes Red Carpet- 'Bright Star'

Stepping up the famed Cannes red-carpet Friday evening were director Martin Scorsese, Eva "Desperate Housewives" Longoria and French legend Juliette Binoche for the premiere of Jane Campion's "Bright Star".

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Lebanese political power, from father to son

Hariri, Jumblatt, Gemayel -- the names of formerly powerful Lebanese figures who have been assassinated. Those names carry on in Lebanese politics today with their children, now figures in their own right. Political dynasties run strong in the country, and several sons and daughters of former politicians, seeking to carry on the tradition, are running for parliament in the June 7 election.

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Palestinians mark "catastrophe" of Israel

Palestinians in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Friday marked the 61st anniversary of the Naqba, the "catastrophe" they see in the 1948 creation of Israel that sparked an exodus of hundreds of thousands of refugees. Thousands gathered in northern Gaza waving Palestinian flags and green banners of the Islamist Hamas movement which seized power in the impoverished enclave in 2007.

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Sri Lanka worst conflict for civilians- ICRC

Aid groups hit out at the Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger rebels as civilian casualties from the current conflict continues to rise. The Sri Lankan government vowed Friday to capture all Tamil Tiger-held territory within 48 hours, despite international calls for a truce and accounts of a "humanitarian catastrophe. The UN has said as many as 50,000 people may be trapped in the conflict zone. Images and soundbites of an interview with the International Committee for the Red Cross and UNICEF. 167 AFP

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Excerpts from Cannes film 'Thirst'

Korean movie director Park Chan-Wook's latest flick is competing for the coveted Palme d'Or award at the Cannes film festival. 'Thirst' tells the story of a priest-turned-vampire.

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Political controversy on Cannes red carpet

A film from China with candid gay sex scenes and an unsparing critique of cultural censorship in Iran -- the Cannes film festival has brought social politics to the fore with its first films this year.

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Pope leaves Israel at end of Holy Land pilgrimage

Pope Benedict XVI left Israel on Friday, ending an eight-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The 82-year-old was met by Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres at the airport, where he delivered a speech reiterating his call for a two-state solution to the Middle East conflict.

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Cannes Excerpts- "Bright Star"

John Keats hits Cannes red carpet in the latest offering from New Zealand director Jane Campion. "Bright Star" explores the secret love affair between the English poet and the girl next door, Fanny Brawne, an outspoken student of fashion.

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The rebirth of Hungary's 'wine of kings'

It's one of the world's most distinguished wines. Hungary's Tokaj has graced many a royal table throughout history, but the golden wine lost some of its lustre during the country's communist era. Now the vintage is going through a renaissance, thanks in part to foreign investors.

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No time limit' to Pakistan offensive- president

France has pledged 12 million euros "for a start" in aid for refugees fleeing clashes between government forces and the Taliban in Pakistan, the country's president, Asif Ali Zardari, said in Paris. Zardari told journalists following talks with Nicolas Sarkozy that his army was comatting a radical "mindset" and that there was no end date in sight for the counteroffensive in the troubled Swat valley.

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Pope prays at Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem

Pope Benedict XVI prayed at Christianity's holiest site on Friday as he wrapped up a Holy Land tour in which he pleaded for Palestinians and stirred criticism he lacked remorse over the Holocaust. In the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the pontiff knelt in silent prayer in a tiny cavelike room revered as the tomb of Jesus and later at the spot where most Christians believe their Prince of Peace was crucified. Images

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Cuban author refuses exile

Cuban writer Wendy Guerra, 38, has published two books. She is widely considered a rising star of literature, except in her own country where her books are not published but instead circulated in secret.

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Roland Garros extension plans unveiled

The French Tennis Federation (FFT) has unveiled plans for the extension of Roland Garros, home of the French Open. The FFT has turned to architect Marc Mimram to expand the site, but has yet to hold discussions with the Paris planning authorities, from whom a building permit must be requested. There has also been no contact with local residents, who are strongly opposed to the project.

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Cannes Interview- "No one knows about Persian cats"

Award-winning Iranian film-maker Bahman Ghobadi, in Cannes with an underground movie from Tehran, says the country's tight censorship and restrictions mean he is now lost and may not go back. His two-hour movie is a no-holds-barred denunciation of film and music censorship in Iran shot in secret in just 17 days with a mostly non-professional cast working on a shoestring budget.

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Stranger than Angels and Demons- Atom smashers on quest for Big

Tom Hanks' new film Angels and Demons puts the spotlight on the CERN nuclear research centre, from which the movie's villains steal antimatter to destroy the Vatican. In reality, Cern's projects are more far-reaching than even Hollywood fiction: The international centre hopes to recreate the Big Bang that created the universe.

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