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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

China-E.U. Relations

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao warns E.U. to stop meddling in Chinese affairs. (Asia Confidential)

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U.S. Economy Pace Of Contraction

Fed projected the U.S. economy would contract between 1.3% and 2% this year with the unemployment rises to 9.6%, a slightly milder contraction. (Asia Confidential)

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Global Recession Deeper

The economy shrank less than initially estimated in the last quarter, signals that the city state might pass the worst of its deepest recession since the 1960's. (Asia Confidential)

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Spotlight On Child Abuse

Calls to domestic violence hotlines are up 21 percent and, often, children are the victims. Law enforcement officials cited the recession as the reason. Sandra Hughes reports.

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Why H1N1 Targets The Young

Health officials have been stumped as to why the H1N1 virus is primarily targeting the young. As Dr. Jon LaPook reports, the answer may lie in the history of the virus.

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Will Gitmo Close?

President Obama suffered his first major legislative defeat as the Senate followed the House in blocking him from closing down the prison at Guantanamo Bay. Chip Reid reports.

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Helping Children Earn Bicycles

Trips For Kids is a program aimed at making sure children without bicycles have a way to earn them. Mark Strassmann reports.

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Investing In Sri Lanka's Stock Market

Analysis and discussion with Murtaza Jafferjee, Chairman & MD of JB Securities, talks about plans of investing in Sri Lanka. (The Bloomberg Edge)

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Bright Ideas For The Economy

Among the five states with the largest budget gaps, California leads the way with $21 billion in red ink. All over America, officials are looking for ways to save. Richard Schlesinger reports.

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Relative Strength Index

The Stock Index rose and the market get a boost after the military declared victory in th 26-year civil war, Index up by 35% this year. (The Bloomberg Edge)

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New Momentum For Sri Lanka's Economy

Sri Lankan government seeks funds to rebuild after it ends Tamil Tiger War. (The Bloomberg Edge)

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Politics Drove Stocks In Sri Lanka High

Sri Lanka's stock market recent rally was second best in Asia. (The Bloomberg Edge)

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Iran Tests Missile

Iran conducted a missile test launch that even Defense Secretary Robert Gates says was a success and may have a range far enough to reach Israel. David Martin reports.

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The Fast Draw Live

CBS News' Cali Carlin spoke with Fast Draw's Josh Landis and Mitch Butler about why consumers are getting cheated at the pump.

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Rampant Abuse In Irish Schools

From the 1930s to the 90s, Irish officials sent troubled children to Roman Catholic reform schools, where thousands were savagely abused. Mark Phillips reports.

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Victim On Church Sex Abuse

Colm O' Gorman, an activist who was sexually abused throughout his teenage years by a Roman Catholic priest in Ireland, discusses a new investigation into widespread clergy abuse of children.

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Currency Market Expectations

The markets are tight and continue to improve and could withstand pullback. (The Trade)

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India's Window Of Opportunity

India's stock surge shows investors see open economy. (The Trade)

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The 'Fear Gauge' Dissipates

The drop in the VIX reflects the facts that investors pay less for auctions to protect out of the S&P. (The Trade)

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Singapore's Economy Shrinks

Singapore maintains economy to shrink 6-9% this year, trade to stay weak. (The Trade)

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Sentiment In The Japanese Market

Underweight positions in Japan decreases, according to Merrill Lynch survey. (The Trade)

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New Craigslist Developments

New York City police have broken up a prostitution ring advertising exclusively on Craigslist. Kelly Wallace reports.

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Chinalco Concessions

For the first time Chinalco may reduce stake from 18% to 15 %. (The Trade)

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Notebook- FEMA Trailers Close

Reporting from Washington, D.C., Katie Couric comments on the recent congressional decision to shut down emergency FEMA trailers for victims of Hurricanes Katina and Rita.

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Video Trail Mix- Garden Variety Politics

CQ Politics columnist and MSNBC contributor Craig Crawford gets down and dirty (literally) in his quest to gain insight into today's political climate.

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Victim's Daughter On Serial Killer

Shannon Farrior, the daughter of one of the victims, says the news has opened old wounds. Farrior s mother, Sheila, was found strangled in 1995. Milwaukee police announced she is one of seven women killed by the same unidentified killer.

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Knot So Simple

Sunday Morning correspondent Serena Altschul attends the International Guild of Knot Tyers in the United Kingdom, where enthusiasts from around the world converge to discuss their unique passion.

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Inside Look - Chinalco Will Alter Rio Deal to Allay Concerns

Interview with Australian National Party Senator Barnaby Joyce (Asia Morning Call)

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China Update - EU Under Fire

Chinese Premier Wen Warns EU Against Meddling in Internal Chinese Affairs (Asia Morning Call)

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Sector Focus - Airlines

Fewer Airlines = Lower Prices? - Analysis and Discussion with Satish Jindel with SJ Consulting Group (Taking Stock)

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Obama signs housing bills

Obama signs the Helping Families Save Their Homes and Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act at the White House Wednesday afternoon.

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Inside Look - Future of the Auto Industry

Interview with UC-Berkeley Labor Relations Professor Harley Shaiken (Bloomberg News)

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Inside Look - Municipal Bond Market

California's Cash Crisis - Analysis and Discussion with George Strickland of Thornburg Investment Management (Bloomberg News)

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Hatch Hunts A Hummer

Hatch Hunts A Hummer

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Pandora's New Subscription Service

Pandora Opens Up $3 "Pandora One" Subscription Service for Avid Users (Bloomberg News)

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Vick Released from Prison

Former Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick to Spend Next Two Months Under Electronic Surveillance, After Completing Sentence for Helping Run Dog Fight Rings (Bloomberg News)

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Another Look - California Voters Reject Budget Measures

California Muni Market - Interview with Mark Fabian of Munipal Market Advisors (Bloomberg News)

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Union Pacific CEO Says Business Might Be Stabilizing

With Auto Transport Revenue Down 55% and Auto Transport Volume is Down 48%, Union Pacific Positioning Itself for Economic Rebound (Bloomberg News)

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Market Movers - Intuit, NetApp, Advance Auto Parts

Intuit 3Q Profit Beats Estimates by Eight Cents; NetApp Buying Data Domain for $1.5 Billion; Advance Auto Parts 1Q EPS Beat Estimates by Six Cents (Bloomberg News)

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Emerging Market Spotlight - Investing in Asia

Interview with RCM Asia-Pacific CEO Mark Konyn (Bloomberg News)

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Interview with Laszlo Birinyi

Birinyi Speaks on Economy, Energing Markets, Financial Stocks, and the Fed (Bloomberg News)

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Market Close 5.20

All Three Major Indexes Each Fall Less than 1%; Consumer Staples and Materials Best Performers, Financials and Utilities Worst Performers; NetApp Buying Data Domain for About $1.5 Billion; (Bloomberg News)

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Wednesday's Gibbs and Takes 5/20/09

Wednesday's Gibbs and Takes 5/20/09

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Getting Cheated At The Pump

As the seasons change, so does gas at the pump. As gasoline heats it weakens and is cheaper for distributors, but consumers always pay the same price.

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Credit Card Bill Passes Congress

Credit Card "Bill of Rights" Passes Through Congress, Obama Plans to Sign It Into Law; American Express CEO Says the Bill May Reduce Credit Lending (Bloomberg News)

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Recap - Intel's Shareholder Meeting

Reaction with Craig Berger of FBR Capital Markets (Bloomberg News)

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Siendo Honesto Con Los Hijos

Maggie Rodriguez habla acerca de la importancia de mantener abiertas las lineas de comunicacion con los hijos en tiempos dificiles.

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Survey Says - Investor Optimism Surges to Four Year High

Interview with Michael Hartnett of Bank of America Securities-Merrill Lynch (Bloomberg News)

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SEC Proposes More Shareholder Say in Board Elections

Interview with Former SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt (Bloomberg News)

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Inside Look - April 29 FOMC Minutes

Roundtable Discussion with Former Senior Fed Economist Catherine Mann and Former St. Louis Fed President William Poole (Bloomberg News)

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Senate GOP on Gitmo vote

Senate GOP on Gitmo vote

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Retail Stocks to Watch - Aaron's, Buckle Inc., Family Dollar

Retail Stars - Aaron's Bringing in More Rich Customers, Shares Up 33% This Year; Buckle Shares Up 55% YTD; Family Dollar Forecasting Better Earnings (Bloomberg News)

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Spotlight - Bluefly

Clicking for Profits in Online Luxury Retail - Interview with CEO Melissa Payner-Gregor (Bloomberg News)

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Warning About Summer Camps

Susan Koeppen reports of one couple who lost their son to accidental death at a summer camp and shares advice with Harry Smith for parents to do homework on summer camps before sending their kids.

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Inside Look - Fallout from the California Vote

Interview with UCLA Anderson Forecast Senior Economist Jerry Nickelsburg (Bloomberg News)

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Inside Look - Distressed Banks

Bank of America Raises Money, Plus Reaction to Geithner Testimony - Analysis and Discussion with Bert Ely (Bloomberg News)

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The Recession Worries Children

Seth Doane reports on the psychological impact of the recession on kids. Jennifer Hartstein explains to Maggie Rodriguez how to explain to kids about money concerns without worrying them.

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Pet Lover's Dream Come True

Animal Rescuer Gerry Tartaglione received the surprise of her life when "The Early Show's" Russ Mitchell unveiled a renovated animal shelter so she may continue her life's work.

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Dog Groomer Has Her Day

A Nyack, N.Y. animal rescue shelter gets much needed help from "Early's Angels." Julie Chen reports.

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In-Depth Look - Bill Ford Comments

According to Ford's Executive Chairman Bill Ford, Now is the Time for "Opportunity"; "Please Don't Disadvantage Us" (Bloomberg News)

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Shelby attacks Treasury on TARP

Shelby attacks Treasury on TARP

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Retail Stocks to Watch - Target, Talbots

Target 1Q Earnings Beat Estimates, CEO Defends Board Ahead of Next Week's Shareholder Meeting; Talbots Raised to "Outperform" at Friedman Billings Ramsey (Bloomberg News)

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Power Drill Saves Boy's Life

An Australian doctor used a power tool to relieve pressure from a blood clot in a boy's head and save his life. Network Ten's Cameron Baud reports.

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McG Talks New Terminator Film

The Early Show anchors spoke to director McG about his upcoming installment in the Terminator film series.

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Commodities Outlook - Gold Prices Creeping Toward $1,100

Analysis and Discussion with Andrew Chaveriat of BNP Paribas (Bloomberg News)

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Obama thanks PERAB

Obama thanks economic recovery advisory board

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Economic Expectations - Can't Do Global/Climate Change Alone

Interview with Laura Tyson of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board (Bloomberg News)

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Recognizing Alzheimer's

Dr. Jennifer Ashton talks to Julie Chen about the outward warning signs of Alzheimer's disease and takes a look inside a brain suffering from the disease.

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Morning Show Roundup 5/20/09

Morning Show Roundup 5/20/09

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Morning Show Roundup 5/20/09

Morning Show Roundup 5/20/09

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Mother Refuses Chemo For Son

The Ill. family of a cancer-stricken boy refused chemotherapy treatment for their son. This prompted officials to seek custody of boy on grounds of medical negligence. Dean Reynolds reports.

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Evolution's Missing Link?

Scientists believe a 47-million-year-old primate fossil may be the missing link in the evolution of human beings. Kelly Wallace reports.

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CC Bill Of Rights Explained

Bill Plante reports on the backlash against the credit card bill of rights. Also, Harry Smith talks to Sen. Chris Dodd and Maggie Rodriguez speaks to Jill Schlessinger about customer entitlement.

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Obama, Cheney plan dueling speeches

VandeHei on dueling speeches

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Geithner Gives Opening Remarks at TARP Hearing

Live! From Capitol Hill - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner Testifies to Senate Banking Committee (Bloomberg News)

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Market Open 5.20

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

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In-Depth Look - Paying Back TARP

Interview and discussion with Vincent Reinhart of the American Enterprise Institute. He gives his thoughts on what may Tim Geithner might say in the Capitol Hill later regarding repaying the TARP. (Bloomberg News)

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POLITICO Playback 5/20/09

POLITICO Playback 5/20/09

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Inside Look - Investment Pro Leuthold Bullish On Stocks

Interview and discussion with Steven Leuthold of The Leuthold Group. He talks about S&P, the gold, and financial in the market. (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - California Budget Crisis

Interview and discussion with James Reynold of the Loop Capital Markets. He talks about the crisis California is facing, especially regarding its economy. (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - SEC Ceding Powers

Interview and discussion with Arthur Levitt the Senior Advisor of the Carlyle Group. He talks about the issue concerning the Obama Administration on eliminating some power of the SEC. (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - Geithner Against Pay Caps

Interview and discussion with Charles Eden of the University of Delaware. He talks about the coming speech of Tim Geithner in the Capitol Hill today regarding banks to repay TARP money. (Bloomberg News)

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Bankruptcy Would Be A Zoo - Pacchia

In Germany as many as four companies will bid for the Opel unit. Regional governments prefer the offer from Magnate International, a Canadian auto supplier. (Bloomberg News)

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More Shareholders Say On Boards?

The Obama administration is considering stripping the SEC of some of its powers as part of its financial overhaul. (Bloomberg News)

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Gingrich calls for Pelosi resignation

Gingrich calls for Pelosi resignation

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In-Depth Look - Returning TARP Funds

Interview and discussion with the Fmr. Assistant Treasury Secretary, David Nason. He talks about the banks plan to repay the TARP money they received during recession days. (Bloomberg News)

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Former Lehman CEO Puts Park Ave. Apartment For Sale

Former Lehman CEO puts is trying to sell his apartment on Park Avenue. (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - Gold Rises For Second Day

Analysis and discussion with Dennis Gartman of the Gartman Letter. He has his views on different commodities especially about gold. (Bloomberg News)

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Paying Back TARP

Several banks apply to pay back their TARP funds. The guide is likely to be quizzed by senators on the subject. (Bloomberg News)

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Ford Decided Against Taking Bailout

The Executive Chairman of the Ford Motor Co. says it is a national interest that the car makers keep operating without a federal bailout. (Bloomberg News)

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Pension Insurer Slammed By GAO

With Chrysler in bankruptcy and GM had in that direction, the government's pension guarantee program may have to assume billions of dollars in responsibilities for autoworkers. (Bloomberg News)

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Geithner Testifies On TARP

Tim Geithner is back on Capitol Hill, likely to face questions about the administration wanting to strip the SEC of some of its powers in regulatory overhaul. (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - A Collegial Morgan Stanley Debate

Interview and discussion with Bloomberg Editor at Large, Tom Keene. He talks about the debate going on about the wall of money being thrown at the Global economy. (Bloomberg News)

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Asian Market Check

Japan's economy shrinks in a record amount, but Nikkei is taking out gains overnight. (Bloomberg News)

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Clippers Win Draft Lottery

The Orlando and Cleveland begin their Eastern conference series tonight. The Clippers wins the no. 1 pick in next month's draft. (Bloomberg News)

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Lakers 105, Nuggets 103

Kobe Bryant gaining 40 points to lead the Lakers to a win over the Denver Nuggets. (Bloomberg News)

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Economic Recovery Advisory Board

Economic recovery advisory board leads by Volcker holds first meeting today. (Bloomberg News)

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Obama Needs 'Fake Plan' - Welch

Jack Welch is slamming President Obama's budget plan and the bankruptcy of Chrysler. (Bloomberg News)

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Top Auto Stories

Toyota U.S.A. executive says the industry's slump may be coming to an end. (Bloomberg News)

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Bids To Save GM's European Unit Due Today

The German government has a decline for bids for Opel and the deadline is today. (Bloomberg News)

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Top Tech

Hewlett-Packard shares are falling 5% in late trading. Electronic Arts may shake up Nintendo sales. (Bloomberg News)

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British PM Brown Sacrifices Commons Speaker

The British House of Commons announce his resignation, the first such move in 300 years. This tied to the expense claim scandal that causes outrage among British taxpayers. (Bloomberg News)

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European Market Check

Banks stocks are coming off their highs this morning. (Bloomberg News)

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Japan's GDP Falls At 15.2% Rate

Japan contracted at a record rate in the first quarter. (Bloomberg News)

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Bank Of America Boosts Capital

Bank of America is filing some of the debts. It has raise $13.5 billions this month by selling new shares. (Bloomberg News)

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US Considers Stripping SEC Of Powers

The Obama administration may strip the SEC of some of its regulatory powers, part of reorganization that could shift some of its duties to the Federal Reserve. (Bloomberg News)

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California Rejects Budget Measures

There is no relief for the state's embattled finances. The governor says the vote mean the golden state's budget deficit could increase to $21 billion now. (Bloomberg News)

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Japanese mobsters in dumps in recession

They made their money with sex, drugs and rock and roll but then they invested most of it in high finance. Japan's mafia, known as the Yakuza, now has its back to the wall as the economic crisis takes aim.

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Cannes Red Carpet- 'Inglourious Basterds'

Quentin Tarantino danced his way up the red carpet at Cannes on Wednesday night as he arrived with Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and a galaxy of celebrities for the premiere of his "Inglourious Basterds." The US director did a dance routine -- like the one featured in his 1994 Cannes-winner "Pulp Fiction" -- with French actress Melanie Laurent before heading into the screening of his much-awaited World War II epic. Raw images from red carpet.

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Statue of Liberty's crown to reopen on Independence Day

The Statue of Liberty's crown, an observation area to which millions of tourists have trekked that was closed after the September 11 terror strikes, will reopen July 4.

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Haiti now has 'best chance to escape legacy of poverty'- Clinton

Former US Bill Clinton has welcomed his new role as UN special envoy to Haiti. Speaking in Paris where he is on a fund-raising tour for the Clinton Foundation charity, the former US president says that conditions to turn around the desperately poor, wartorn country have never been so good. Images and soundbites.

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Tarantino's 'Basterds' in running for Cannes glory

Winner of the coveted Palme d'Or award in 1995 for "Pulp Fiction", Quentin Tarantino is back in Cannes, this time with his first war epic: "Inglourious Basterds," a blood-and-guts war story of Jewish-American soldiers on a mission to murder Nazis.

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Europe unveils a roster of astronauts

The European Space Agency unveiled Wednesday a roster of six new astronauts selected after a gruelling, year-long vetting process that began with more than 8,400 applicants. The new recruits range in age 31 to 37 years old, and are the first to join the European Astronaut Corps since 1992.

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No shelter for UK politicians from expenses storm

Nearly two weeks of embarrassing revelations about the expenses claimed by British politicians has seen confidence in the nation’s lawmakers drop to an all-time low, and forced the resignation of the parliament speaker. The scandal was sparked by the leaking of documents to the Daily Telegraph newspaper, which has also attracted criticism.

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Cannes Presents- 'Inglourious Basterds'

US director Quentin Tarantino sent a squad of Nazi-killing "Inglourious Basterds" into Cannes on Wednesday on a blood-and-guts mission to capture the top prize at the world's premier film festival. Tarantino led chief "Basterd" Brad Pitt and other cast members at a press conference presenting the film, displaying his trademark mix of sparkling dialogue, extreme violence, quirky humour and cinematic allusions. Images and soundbites of press conference.

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Myanmar opens Suu Kyi trial to diplomats, media

After two days of closed-door proceedings, Myanmar authorities have unexpectedly allowed reporters and diplomats to attend the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi Wednesday. The democracy icon and Nobel Peace Laureate faces up to five years in jail if convicted of charges of breaching her house arrest.

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Swine flu spreads in Asia, Americas

The number of worldwide swine flu infections surged past the 10,000 mark on Wednesday as the crisis escalated in the United States and Asia despite stringent government efforts to contain the virus. Should the World Health Organization bump its flu alert to its maximum level six, it could lead to stringent new measures around the globe.

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Porn stars pose for cameras at Cannes

Actresses from the adult film industry strutted down to the beach at Cannes on Wednesday to redirect some of the town's cinema media spotlight onto their industry. A porn film festival, Hot d'Or, used to be staged in Cannes simultaneously with the prestigious mainstream festival, but it was shut down in 2001, and the actresses called for its return.

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Hungry vultures get daily 'five-star' feast in Spain

From his mountaintop home, Jose Ramon Moragrega goes through the same daily routine -- feeding rabbits to vultures. His efforts are helping to sustain hundreds of the birds, whose existence is threatened by encroaching development.

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China's stimulus plan- electronics for the masses

Trade is expected to dominate a summit Wednesday between China and the EU. As international demand for its cheap exports diminishes, China has started a campaign to make electronic goods more accessible to the poor -- both to boost their standard of living, and to stimulate domestic consumption.

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Cannes Excerpts- 'Wild Grass'

Wild Grass by French director Alain Resnais enters the running for the top prize at the Cannes film festival on Wednesday. The movie stars actors Sabine Azema and Andre Dussolier.

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Cannes Excerpts- 'Inglourious Basterds'

Cannes fan Quentin Tarantino is going for a repeat win at the festival with the hotly awaited, strangely spelled "Inglourious Basterds", starring Brad Pitt and Diane Kruger.

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Former Khmer Rouge soldier leads demining efforts near Angkor

Nearby Angkor Wat temple, a former Khmer Rouge soldier has created a museum about landmines and started the country's first all-Cambodian demining team.

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