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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ginger Can Help With Chemo

Cancer patients can at times encounter severe nausea throughout the course of chemotherapy treatments. But, as CBS News Karina Mitchell reports, ginger has proved to be an effective remedy.

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Swap Till You Drop

Faced with the currently dismal economic climate, many shoppers have now turned to the concept of swapping products. CBS News Karina Mitchell reports on this rapidly growing trend.

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Living With OCD

Dr. Jon LaPook interviews KCBS news radio anchor Jeff Bell about his experience with OCD.

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Chinese Automakers' Global expansion

China wants to consolidate its auto industry. The government wants to tighten fuel efficiency standards for green reasons. (Asia Confidential)

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Philippines Protest- No To Charter Change

President Arroyo says reform needed to help pass new laws. (Asia Confidential)

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Holocaust Museum Reacts To Shooting

Sara Bloomfield, Dir. of the U.S. Holocaust Museum and Joseph Rosbochil the museum's Dir. of Protection Services held a news conference on Wednesday's shooting, killing security guard, Stephen T. Johns.

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Getting Paid To Learn

The Spark program was developed to give students a cash incentive to do well on their studies. Randall Pinkston reports on the controversial program's preliminary results.

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Making Ends Meet

In the latest "Financial Family Tree" segment, Jim Axelrod reports how Americans are getting crafty with their money by cutting down on extra costs and purchasing items that have a favorable return.

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China Distressed Assets

Holland: China has $300 billion bad loans, amount to surge within 24 months. (The Bloomberg Edge)

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Snapshot Of Economic Conditions

Fed's Beige Book: vacancy rates for commercial properties rise. (The Bloomberg Edge)

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Regulation Of Derivatives

Asia may benefit from pressure to regulate U.S. derivatives. (The Bloomberg Edge)

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Stopping Israeli Settlements

President Obama has called for a stop to Israel's West Bank settlements. Previous U.S. presidents have taken this stance but, as Mark Phillips reports, Israel fears Obama means it.

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Museum Shooter Called Neo-Nazi

Federal officials are now examining details in the life of James Von Brunn, the 88-year-old suspect behind the recent shooting at the Holocaust Museum. CBS News' Bob Orr reports from Washington, D.C.

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Malaysian Stocks

The Prulink Equity Fund has dropped about 2.9% and the Index has dropped more than 13%. (The Bloomberg Edge)

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Gas Prices On The Rise

Rising gasoline prices have led to more pain at the pump for many motorists throughout the nation, especially for those searching for employment. Dean Reynolds reports from Chicago.

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D.C. Holocaust Museum Shooting

A security guard has died after police say an 88-year old white supremacist opened fire at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Sharyl Attkisson reports.

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Outlook On Currencies

The main driver of the Australian Dollar is more on the commodity story and Chinese demand, demand for commodities rather than the U.S. equities. (The Trade)

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U.S. Stocks Lowers

Investors get bearish on S&P 500, bullish on Japan, survey says. (The Trade)

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Technological Stock Market

Report and analysis with Tim Culpan of Bloomberg News. He talks about the technological industry. (The Trade)

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Gains And Losses On Asian Stocks

Crown shares are trading down 2% in Sydney. The biggest gainer happens to be Fortescue Metals in Sydney, shares of over 20%. (The Trade)

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Japan Stock Market

The Nikkie 225 top 10,000 for the first time since October and steelmakers leads gains in Topix. (The Trade)

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Australian Commodities Stock

China's spending spree surges commodity stocks. Speculation is that China will be on the hunt for mining projects in Australia. (The Trade)

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Crawford's Video Trail Mix- Celebrity-in-Chief

CQ Politics blogger and MSNBC correspondant Craig Crawford says there's a reason President Obama is cultivating his celebrity status.

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Notebook- Resumes

There are approximately 14 million people unemployed in the U.S. and some are getting creative in their job hunt. Katie Couric comments on ways to standout.

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Museum Shooting Hospital Arrival

Two ambulances carried those shot at the Holocaust Museum to George Washington University Hospital Wednesday.

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Geithner On Exec Compensation

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner states the U.S. government will not seek a long-term role in executive compensation.

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Matthews- McAuliffe my canary in the mine

Matthews: McAuliffe my canary in the mine

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Shooting Inside Holocaust Museum

At least two people have been shot inside the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. Joel Brown reports.

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Dinosaurs are not extinct

Facebook gives you your vanity (site), Google gets into your Outlook, and Pleo is back from extinction.

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Spotlight - Pandora Media

Pandora's New Strategy - Interview with Founder Tim Westergren (Taking Stock)

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Deadly Iraq Explosion

A deadly explosion hit a street market in southern Iraq, killing more than 30 people. The blast comes weeks before U.S. troops will withdraw from urban areas in the country. Charlie D'Agata reports.

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Palin tension on MSNBC

Palin tension on MSNBC

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Gibbs and Takes 0610

Gibbs and Takes 0610

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Sector Watch - Industrials

Analysis and Discussion with Nick Heymann of Sterne Agee and Leech (Taking Stock)

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Million-Dollar Mattress Search

Woman Frantically Searching at Different Landfills for Her Mother's Life Savings (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - BofA-Merrill Deal Controversy

Inside Bank of America's Purchase of Merrill Lynch - Internal E-mails Raise Questions About Bernanke and Paulson Role in BofA-Merrill Deal (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - Executive Pay Plan

Obama Wants Shareholder Votes on Executive Pay, But Not Caps; White House Plan Subject to Congressional Approval (Bloomberg News)

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Inside Look - Harvard Tracking Endowments

Interview with Harvard University President Drew Faust (Bloomberg News)

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Lambert Confirms- 'I'm Gay'

In the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine, "American Idol" glam rocker Adam Lambert ends the rumors about his sexuality.

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Inside Look - Investor Psychology

Changing Attitudes of Investors - Roundtable Discussion, Featuring Peter Boockvar of Miller Tabak, Steven Leeb of Leeb Capital Management, and George Walper of Spectrem Group (Bloomberg News)

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Market Close 6.10

All Three Major Indexes Each Fall Less Than 1%; Financials, Consumer Discretionary, and Consumer Staples Worst Performers of the Day, Utilities and Energy Best Performers; Volume Remains Light (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - Utility Short Interest

Traders Upping Bets Against Utilities (Bloomberg News)

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Market Outlook - Stocks Heading Lower

Analysis and Discussion with Marc Pado of Cantor Fitzgerald (Bloomberg News)

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GOP Offers Energy Alternative

CBS News RAW: Reps. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Eric Cantor (R-Va.) introduced an alternative energy bill that offers energy independence, more jobs and a cleaner environment without creating a national energy tax.

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W.H. reacts to Holocaust shooting

White House reacts to Holocaust shooting

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Ed Henry on the scene

Ed Henry on the scene

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Inside Look - Putting a Floor on the Housing Market

Exclusive Interview with Radar Logic CEO Michael Feder (Bloomberg News)

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Inside Look - Beige Book Reaction

Interview with Former Atlanta Fed Research Director Robert Eisenbeis (Bloomberg News)

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Teen Dating Abuse

A new study found that violence against teens is on the rise. Michelle Miller reports. Dr. Jennifer Ashton gave safety tips for both teens and parents.

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Blackbird Dive Bombs Passersby

Caught On Tape: A determined and aggressive blackbird spent the last several weeks dive bombing people in San Francisco's financial district as a tactic to defend its nearby nest

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Possible Consulate Site Bombed

A hotel in Peshawar, Pakistan that was being considered as a U.S. consulate may have been bombed by the Taliban, reports Richard Roth.

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Recipes For Stale Bread

Lidia Bastianich shares her Italian-style recipes from soup to parfait using a commonly overlooked leftover: stale bread.

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Ky. Divorcee Solves Murder

An accomplice to murder comes forward to help a Ky. divorcee solve a case to convict the killer of a young mother, reports Mark Strassman.

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In-Depth Look - Oil Sands Revival

Energy Companies Needed $100 Oil a Few Months Ago to Make Double Digit Profits (Bloomberg News)

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Federal debt with Pac-Man

Voinovich's Debt: 2 Blinkys, 1 Inky

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Cash For Clunkers Explained

Waiting a bit longer to get a new car could save you money if the Senate approves the "Cash For Clunkers" bill. Julie Chen talks to Jon Linkov from Consumer Reports for details.

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In-Depth Look - Venture Capital Investments

Survey Says Venture Capitalists Cutting Back; Pumping Funds Into Clean Energy (Bloomberg News)

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Smith- Obama abortion President

Smith: Obama abortion President

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Karl Rove on Maureen Dowd

Karl Rove on Maureen Dowd

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New iPhone's Tough Competition

Apple announced the third generation of the iPhone during their developers' conference. As Daniel Sieberg reports, it will support a video camera and voice control.

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Geithner on executive pay

Geithner on executive pay

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CB Richard Ellis Raising $550 Million in Offerings

Billionaire John Paulson to Invest in CB Richard Ellis, Shares Rising Nearly 15% (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - MasterCard Talking Growth

MasterCard Sees 20% Growth in 2009; Bears Cite Congressional Debate on Rates (Bloomberg News)

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Arne Duncan on Obama & Basketball

Arne Duncan on Obama & Basketball

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Spotlight - ZipRealty Inc.

More Bad News for Housing - Interview with ZipRealty CEO Pat Lashinsky (Bloomberg News)

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Summer Of Khakis

GQ Style Editor Adam Rapoport showed Harry Smith some great men's summer outfits that incorporate khaki pants.

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Geithner Speaks on Executive Pay

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner Holds News Conference, Featuring SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro and Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo (Bloomberg News)

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Sectors to Watch - Consumer Staples, Steel

Procter & Gamble's COO MCDonald to Replace CEO Laffey on July 1st; Keybanc Upgrades U.S. Steel and Olympic Steel from "Hold" to "Buy" (Bloomberg News)

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Healthy On The Cheap

Health magazine's Frances Largeman-Roth showed Maggie Rodriguez healthy beauty, home and food products that won't cost you an arm and a leg.

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Obamas Inspire Date Nights

President Obama and Michelle Obama's recent date nights to New York City and Paris have inspired couples to follow in their lead. Hattie Kauffman reports.

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Morning Show Roundup- 6/10/09

Morning Show Roundup: 6/10/09

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Unnecessary Medical Procedures

Harry Smith spoke with Dr. Jennifer Ashton about the costs of unnecessary medical procedures.

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Sector Focus - Pharmaceuticals

Companies to Benefit from Health Care Reform - Analysis and Discussion with Jeffrey Kraws of Crystal Research (Bloomberg News)

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Some Tarp Money Returned

Some banks are set to return taxpayers' money plus interest, reports Harry Smith. He also speaks to Elizabeth Warren, chair of the congressional oversight panel about what this means for consumers.

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The Currency Report - Japanese Yen, U.S. Dollar

Japanese Yen Weakens; Investors Forecast Lower Dollar (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - A Bumpy London Commute

Underground Rail Workers Walk Off Job, Begin 48 Hour Strike (Bloomberg News)

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Airbus Emergency Landing

Initial reports of an Airbus A320 emergency landing in Spain echoes the recent Air France 447 crash of an Airbus 330, reports Richard Roth.

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The $1 Trillion Question - Health Care Reform

Interview with Gale Wilenski, Former Medicare Administrator and Currently Senior Fellow at Project Hope (Bloomberg News)

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Erin Brockovich Is Back

Environmental crusader Erin Brockovich is investigating contaminated well water in Midland, Texas, reports Maggie Rodriguez who has an exclusive interview with Brockovich.

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Chrysler-Fiat Deal Approved

Chrysler's sale to Fiat will be finalized after the deal was approved by the Supreme Court. Bianca Solorzano reports.

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Cop Tasers Great-Grandmother

Caught On Tape: A newly released police tape shows an officer using a taser gun on a 72-Year-Old woman during a routine traffic stop. The woman claims she did nothing to provoke the attack.

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In-Depth Look - Repaying TARP

Interview and discussion with James Gorman, Co-President of the Morgan Stanley. He talks about the 10 banks the gain approval from the Obama administration to pay their TARP funds. (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - Regulating Executive Pay

Interview and discussion with Russ Gerson, C.E.O. of the Gerson Group. He talks about the new executive pay rule the Obama administration is implementing. (Bloomberg News)

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Market Open 6.10

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

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POLITICO Playback- 6/10/09

POLITICO Playback: 6/10/09

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Wells Digesting Wachovia Acquisition

Henry Paulson says the recovery of the financial system is under way but the load is not short. Wells Fargo focus on digesting its acquisition of Wachovia. (Bloomberg News)

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Inside Look - MetLife Seeks To Improve Returns

Interview and discussion with the Chief Investment Officer of the MetLife, Steven Kandarian. He talks about the public-private investment program or P.P.I.P. (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - Mixed Signals About Economy

Interview and discussion with Gary Shilling of the A. Gary Shilling & Co. He predicted the economic downturn and shares his thoughts in the unemployment rate. (Bloomberg News)

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Home Depot Boosts Forecast

Home Depot shares are trading higher in the pre-market after the retailer boosted its earnings forecast. (Bloomberg News)

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Sotomayor's Comic Books and Salsa Dancing

Sotomayor's Comic Books and Salsa Dancing

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Porsche's Growing Debt

Porsche is working on a number of things at the same time. The family that owns the company was considering selling a stake in the company for the first time. (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - Too Soon To Repay TARP?

Interview and discussion with Mark T. Williams of the Boston University. He says that the prepayments of the banks will lead to more losses and bank failure. (Bloomberg News)

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Investor Confidence Rises

Investors are growing more optimistic about the economy. (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - Mortgage Interest

Interview and discussion with Melissa Cohn of the Manhattan Mortgage Company. He talks about home lending and housing market. (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - Treasury To Sell $65B In Notes, Bond

Interview and discussion with Ira Jersey of the RBC Capital Markets. He talks about the treasury auctions and the interest-rate curve. (Bloomberg News)

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Lauria May Enter GM Case

The man who takes Chrysler to the brink nearly spoiling President Obama's plan for quick exit from bankruptcy may enter the automaker again. (Bloomberg News)

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Craiglist May Top $100M In 2009 Revenue - NYT

Business is booming at Craig's list. The internet ad firm could be on track for $100 million of revenue this year, based on a new study. (Bloomberg News)

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China's Bid For Hummer

Chinese automakers are not only targeting the domestic market. That is why an unknown parts maker is bidding for G.M.'s Hummer brand. (Bloomberg News)

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Air France Crash May Be Most Costly Since 2001

The Air France cash that kills over 200 people may be the costly accident since 2001. (Bloomberg News)

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Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent Want "Buy American" Rules Waive

Cisco and Alcatel-Lucent want the "Buy American" waive in the program to examine high-speed internet capacity. (Bloomberg News)

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BlackRock Says To Offer Cash, Stocks For Barclays Unit

Blackrock and Barclays say to still be working out the details this morning in what could be the industry's largest asset management acquisition. (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look -Volatility Market

Interview and discussion with Robert Engle of the Sterm School of Business. He talks about the drop in volatility in the market globally. (Bloomberg News)

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Gov't Push Merrill Deal - Lewis

Bank of America's Ken Lewis says Federal Officials push him to complete the purchase of Merrill Lynch despite concerns he have about the deal. (Bloomberg News)

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Asian Market Check

Commodity shares leading the gains on higher prices.The picture for Japan is still pretty bleak. (Bloomberg News)

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Pilots Get Wings Clip

Pilots will get a chance to learn how the other half lives this summer. (Bloomberg News)

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Bloom To Testify On Automakers

A key member of the president's auto task force steps into the public spotlight today. Ron bloom will testify on automakers. (Bloomberg News)

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Zipcar Seeks 2010 IPO

Zipcar is gearing up to publicly sell cars next year. They are aiming for an I.P.O. at a time when smaller companies have been shut out of the market in an economic downturn. (Bloomberg News)

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Travel Slump Trigger New Round Of Airline Capacity Cuts

Some airlines my cut capacity by an additional 5%. (Bloomberg News)

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Venture Capitalists Cut Back - Survey

Most venture capitalists are cutting back when it comes to investing in startups. (Bloomberg News)

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Bloomberg Economic Survey

The jobless rate will reach 10% by year-end according to a survey. A far cry interest 8.4% at the start of the year. (Bloomberg News)

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Markets Moving Toward Normal - Cohen

Cohen tells Bloomberg Radio that financial markets are moving back towards normal in March. (Bloomberg News)

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European Market Check

We have European equities moving higher. There is optimism that the worst is over for global economy. (Bloomberg News)

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Strasburg Top Draft Pick

Stephen Strassburg was selected first in last night's Major League Baseball draft. (Bloomberg News)

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Pens Force Game 7

The Pittsburgh Penguins force the Stanley Cup finals to a decisive game seven. (Bloomberg News)

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Magic Beats Lakers

The Orlando Magic uses a record-shooting performance to win game three. Dwight Howard scores 21 and have 14 rebounds to lead to magic to a 108-104 win over the L.A. Lakers. (Bloomberg News)

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Banks Not Free Of Uncle Sam Yet

10 of the nation's largest lenders are beginning to pay back shares. (Bloomberg News)

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Growing Number Of "Czars"

Pay Czar enters only the latest in team Obama's czars. The czars often have more power than a cabinet member but don't require cabinet confirmation. (Bloomberg News)

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Obama Administration Begins Changes To Executive Pay

The Obama administration begins its overhaul of executive pay today. Implementing rules proposed by the Congress. (Bloomberg News)

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Whitacre Vows To Learn About Cars As Chmn. Of New GM

The chairman of the new G.M. who emerges from bankruptcy says he will have to learn about the auto industry. (Bloomberg News)

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Green Light For Chrysler

Chrysler plans to emerge quickly from bankruptcy was given a green light by the supreme court. It is selling its best assets to Fiat. (Bloomberg News)

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More bodies recovered from crash area

Brazilian and French search crews recovered another 13 bodies on Tuesday from a spot in the Atlantic where an Air France jet came down over a week ago, Brazilian officials said. A total of 41 bodies have so far been recovered from the zone 1,100 kilometers (700 miles) off Brazil's northeast coast.

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Cairo looks to the river to ease traffic congestion

With over 18 million inhabitants and a struggling infrastructure, Cairo suffers from huge traffic congestion problems. Now authorities think they may have found the answer -- in the aging fleet of river-buses which ply the Nile. Plans are in place to introduce more boats, and encourage Cairo commuters to ditch the cars and head for the waterfront.

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Care home tags elderly residents

In a care home in northern France, elderly patients suffering from Alzheimers and dementia have been fitted with electronic bracelets. The gadgets prevent them from opening outside doors and leaving the home. They also monitor their movements and can be used to call for help.

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Politics- The Sotomayor Tapes

As a part of materials recently submitted to Congress, Sonia Sotomayor handed over a trove of videos sources dating back 25 years.

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Opinion- Iran's Green Tsunami

On the eve of the Iranian presidential election, Roger Cohen explains how support has blossomed for Mir Hossein Moussavi, the reformist candidate trying to unseat President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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Middle East- Iranian Election

NBC's Richard Engel reports from Iran on the possibility of a upset in the country's upcoming presidential election.(Video: NBC)

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Gunman kills security guard at Holocaust Museum

A security guard at Washington's Holocaust museum died Wednesday after being shot by a gunman during an attack, police told AFP.

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French record-winning yachtswoman stages Seine stunt

French yachtswoman Maud Fontenoy jumped into the Seine river on Wednesday in a staged stunt designed to highlight the work of search and rescue services. The stunt, which involved a water and helicopter rescue, was also timed to coincide with World Rivers and Oceans Week. Images.

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Americans Perceive No Clear Leader of GOP

When asked to identify the individual they think of as the main person who speaks for the Republican Party today, Americans are most likely to say Rush Limbaugh (13%), followed by Dick Cheney (10%), John McCain (6%), and Newt Gingrich (6%).

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18 dead in Pakistan hotel blast

At least 18 people have died in a suicide car bomb that ripped apart a luxury hotel in Peshawar, Pakistan. The city has been troubled by Taliban violence. A top provincial official said the massive blast late Tuesday was likely the latest in a string of revenge attacks by Islamist militants over a six-week offensive against them.

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Analyst- Peshawar blast in retaliation for Swat offensive

An analyst in Islamabad says the massive blast at Peshawar's Pearl Continental Hotel is in retaliation for the Pakistani military offensive against islamist militants in the Swat valley. Raw images.

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Envoy renews US support for Palestinian state

US envoy George Mitchell met Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in Ramallah in the West Bank on Wednesday and reiterated that a Palestinian state is the only viable answer to the Middle East conflict.

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A 100-mile diet to reduce your carbon output

Some North American consumers are trying to reduce their carbon footprint by changing what they eat. A look at "locavores," who try to eat only products that come from within a close radius of where they live.

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Swine flu spreads in Asia, Americas

The World Health Organization says the world is getting "very very close" to an official swine flu pandemic. A WHO spokesperson says the agency's chief is consulting with countries most affected by the virus to see if there is undisputable evidence for bumping up its flu alert to level six. A look at what such a measure would mean for the planet.

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Cleaning up Nigeria's chaotic commercial capital

The streets of Nigeria's economic hub Lagos are renowned for their monster traffic jams and their mountains of rubbish and filth. But the city's mayor says he's trying to change the city's reputation.

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