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Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Luscious Lowdown On Lipsticks

Analysis and discussion with Poppy King of Lipstick Queen Founder. She tackles about the cosmetics industry specifically lipstick. (Asia Confidential)

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Pandemic=Global Panic

Swine Flu Declared Pandemic By WHO. (Asia Confidential)

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Pandemic Equals Global Panic?

Swine Flu declared pandemic by WHO. (Asia Confidential)

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Australia Swine Flu

CSL may beat Glaxo, Sanofi to market with first Swine Flu shot. (Asia Confidential)

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Indian Real Estate

Analysis and discussion with Ramneek Bakhshi of LJ Hooker India Managing Director. He tackles about the effect of India's economy to its real estate. (The Bloomberg Edge)

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Tobacco Reform Bill Passes

New anti-smoking legislation forces big tobacco to reveal every ingredient in their cigarettes and empowers the FDA to make restrictions. Nancy Cordes reports.

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Ahmadinejad To Lose Election?

Iranian voters looking for change may soon vote anti-American president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad out of office. Elizabeth Palmer reports on the raucous and nasty campaign.

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Asset Allocation

Analysis and interview with Robert Parker of Credit Suisse Asset Management Vice Chairman. He talks about exceptional equity markets and defensive trade. (The Bloomberg Edge)

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Von Brunn Charged With Murder

88-year-old James von Brunn is charged with first degree murder and could face the death penalty. He is accused of killing a security guard at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. Bob Orr reports.

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Job Saving Reality Check

Members of the Obama administration claim that over 150,000 jobs have been saved as a result of the recent stimulus package. But, as Wyatt Andrews reports, this number is an estimate and not a fact.

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Former FDA Chief On Reform

Katie Couric speaks with Dr. David Kessler, former head of the Food and Drug Administration, about the tobacco reform passed by the Senate.

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Class Of '09 On Tough Job Hunt

In the continuing series "Children of the Recession," Katie Couric reports how college graduates now face extreme difficulty finding employment.

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The World's Reserve Currency

Analysis and discussion with Richard Yetsenga of HSBC Asian FX Strategist. He talks about currency market. (The Bloomberg Edge)

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Global Demand For Crude Oil

CBA's Moore expects oil prices to head to $80 a barrel over 2010. (The Trade)

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Upgrade For the Rupiah

The Rupiah might stabilize in the end of the fourth quarter and probably appreciate if the global economy improves for Indonesia. (The Trade)

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30-Year Auction Beats Expectations

The auction has seemed to calm down worries about the increase financial budget deficit. The $11 billion sale of 30-year bonds to the highest yields in almost two years. (The Trade)

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Japan Financial Stocks Leads The Gains

Nomura Holdings leads the gains more than 5% with Daiwa Securities up to 2%. (The Trade)

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Increase Demand On Semiconductor

C.E.O of China's Biggest Chip Maker, SMIC, Says Chip Demand Rises. (The Trade)

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Update On Tobacco Regulation

In what was, for some, 12 years in the making the Senate passed a bill that would allow the FDA to regulate tobacco products, including flavored and dissolvable cigarettes. Nancy Cordes has the latest from Capitol Hill.

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Notebook- Ethan Zohn

Katie Couric speaks about Ethan Zohn, survivor of cancer and winner of Survivor. The fight against cancer is his new reality.

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Bob Orr Updates Holocaust Shooting

Officials have released new information regarding James Von Brunn, the suspect in the shooting death of security guard Stephen T. Johns at the U.S. Holocaust Museum. CBS News' Bob Orr has the latest from Washington.

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In-Depth Look - All Eyes on North Korea

North Korea Wants to Renegotiate Contracts with South Korean Companies; Russia and China Agree to Back New UN Sanctions Against North Korea (Asia Morning Call)

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Hopes For Public Health Care

CBS News RAW: Speaking at town-hall meeting in Green Bay, Wis. Pres. Obama voiced his support for to government-sponsored health care plan.

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Sector Focus - Retail

Analysis and Discussion with Laura Champine of Cowen & Co. (Asia Morning Call)

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Orszag on health care

Orszag on health care

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Energy Outlook - Can the Oil Rally Sustain?

Oil Tops $73 a Barrel - Analysis and Discussion with Oil Outlooks & Opinions President Carl Larry (Taking Stock)

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Sector Focus - Aerospace & Defense

Analysis and Discussion with Alex Hamilton of Jesup & Lamont Securities (Taking Stock)

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Obama's Pay Czar

Obama's Pay Czar

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Inside Look - The Future of the U.S. Banking System

Roundtable Discussion with Lawrence White of NYU Stern School of Business and Dan Greenhaus of Miller Tabak (Taking Stock)

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Scary Crash At Gas Station

An out of control truck crashes into a gasoline pump, destroying the pump and creating a fireball. Miraculously, only the driver was hurt in the incident, and he is expected to survive.

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Sherman slams Obama "Pay Czar"

Sherman slams Obama "Pay Czar"

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AIG's Badge of Dishonor

AIG Removing Emblem from Employee Badges and Charge Cards After Employees Receive Death Threats (Bloomberg News)

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Obama pushes health care plan

Obama talks health care at town hall

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In-Depth Look - Facebook Frenzy

Social Networking - Analysis and Discussion with Porter Bibb of Mediatech Capital Partners (Bloomberg News)

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Wright- I meant ‘Zionists’

Rev. Wright on Sirius Radio's Make it Plain with Mark Thompson

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In-Depth Look - Show Time for Boeing

Boeing Lowers Long-Term Growth Forecast From 29,400 Aircrafts to 29K Over Twenty Years (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - Swedish Auto Shake-Up

Koenigsegg May Be Front Runner to Buy GM's Saab; Volvo May Be Sold to Chinese Bidder (Bloomberg News)

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Market Close 6.11

All Three Major Indexes Each Rise Less than 1%; Energy and Utilities Best Performers, Consumer Discretionary and Consumer Staples Worst Performers (Bloomberg News)

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Son Shoots Dad

Authorities in Idaho have charged a 14-year-old with premeditated first-degree murder and plan to try him as an adult in the killing of his father. Hattie Kauffman reports.

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Von Brunn Charged With Murder

Breaking News: Washington DC Mayor Adrian Fenty and other officials announced that James W. Von Brunn will be charged with murder and killing in the course of possessing a firearm in a federal facility.

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In-Depth Look - Vulcan Disappoints on Three Fronts

Vulcan Materials' Three Strikes - Lowered Guidance, Dividend Cut in Half, and Dilutive Secondary Offering; Company Blames Weak Demand and Wet Weather; Analysts Forecast a Longer Than Expected Recovery; UBS Tells Short-Sellers Time to Cover (Bloomberg News)

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Sector to Watch - Technology

Qualcomm Raises Forecasts as Chip Demand Recovers; Texas Instruments CEO Makes Comments on Chip Market (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - Dell's Ready to Do a Deal

Dell's $9 Billion War Chest May Drive M&A (Bloomberg News)

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Giant Flower Smells Like Corpse

The Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif. is showcasing the Amorphophallus titanium or the "stinky plant." The giant flower bud is 6ft. tall and smells of rotting flesh.

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In-Depth Look - FDA Lighting Up Tobacco Industry?

Legislation Would Require Tobacco Companies to Pay Fees, Ban Other Tobacco Flavors Aside from Menthol, Add New Warnings to Cigarettes, Require Companies to Disclose Ingredients, and Empower FDA to Restrict Ingredients (Bloomberg News)

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Afternoon Newsbites - GM Plans, Swine Flu, UnitedHealth Drop

GM to Select Next Plant, CEO Expects Decision to Come at End of June; Swine Flu Now Raised to Pandemic as Cases Around the World Rise; UnitedHealth Group Shares Fall After Analysts Doubt Medicare Bids (Bloomberg News)

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More Perspective - The Executive Compensation Debate

In-Depth Insight with Attorney Brian Foley (Bloomberg News)

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Obama writes excuse note

Obama writes excuse note

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Market Outlook - This is a "Balance Sheet Recession"

Green Shoots & Glimmer - Analysis and Discussion with Jim Keegan of RidgeWorth Intermediate Bond Fund (Bloomberg News)

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Superheroes Are Real!

Everyday citizens around the world are mimicking movie superheroes by fighting crime and helping the needy. Michelle Miller reports. Real-life superhero Citizen Prime discussed his double life.

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Inside Look - Was Lewis Forced Into Merrill Deal?

Live! From Capitol Hill: Exclusive Interview with Rep. Eldophus Towns (D) of New York, Chairman of House Oversight Committee (Bloomberg News)

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Cheap Chic

Interior design expert Kristan Cunningham gave Harry Smith some great decorating tips for redesigning any room.

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Dietary Supplement Risks

Consumer groups have revealed toxicity and false ingredients found in some supplements not regulated by the FDA. Dr. Jennifer Ashton shares safety tips with Maggie Rodriguez.

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Recap - Ken Lewis Testimony

Live! Coverage from Capitol Hill (Bloomberg News)

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Sextuplets Make Eight

Brian and Jenny Masche, an Ariz. couple with two full-time jobs, deal with raising sextuplets. They spoke to Julie Chen about how they get by as well as their plans for a reality TV show.

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Models Over 35 Shine On TV

Mature women are hitting the runway for the hit TV show "She's Got The Look." Julie Chen speaks to host Kim Alexis and two of the contestants.

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Witnesses At Museum Shooting

Former Defense Secretary William Cohen and his wife describe the scene at the Holocaust Museum as the shooting happened and it became a crime scene.

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Museum Killer's Internet Rants

The Holocaust Museum slay suspect, James Von Brunn also a former convict, ran a radical website along with keeping a list of lawmakers, reports Bob Orr.

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End Of Analog TV

Harry Smith spoke with science and technology correspondent Daniel Sieberg about the June 12, 2009 national transition to digital TV.

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Currency Outlook - Dollar's Reserve Status Under Fire

Analysis and Discussion with Emma Lawson of Morgan Stanley (Bloomberg News)

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Recap - Today's Economic Data

U.S. Foreclosure Filings Top 300K for Third Month; According to Federal Reserve, U.S. Household Wealth Fell by $1.3 Trillion in 1Q; Advance Retail Sales Rise 0.5% in May; Auto Sales Rise from Depressed Levels in May; Gas Station Sales Jump on Higher Prices; Initial Jobless Claims Fall to 602K This Week (Bloomberg News)

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Small Cars, Big Bills

Small cars are not receiving good marks in crash tests. As Susan Koeppen reports, they may save on gas but repairs are costly.

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Update from Washington D.C.

Live! Coverage from the White House: White House Not Commenting on Ken Lewis Testimony; Bernanke's Term Ends This Year; Obama Continues Focus on Healthcare (Bloomberg News)

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Iran Election Frenzy

Iranian president Ahmadinejad and a leading opponent are neck and neck in a heated election, reports Elizabeth Palmer from Tehran.

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Biden- This is a big deal

Biden: This is a big deal

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Iranians Eager To Cast Ballots

Only On The Web: Elizabeth Palmer comments on the large public gatherings as Iran's presidential election draws near.

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Trump Dumps Miss Calif.

Julie Chen spoke with the Miss Calif. USA Org. Executive Director Keith Lewis and new Miss Calif. Tami Farrell about the pageant queen controversy.

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Sebelius drops Prejean Bomb on Morning Joe

Sebelius drops Prejean Bomb on Morning Joe

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Amanda Knox Takes The Stand

American college student Amanda Knox gets a chance to make her case, in an Italian court. As Harry Smith reports, Knox has been in prison for 18 months, accused of killing her roommate.

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Morning Show Roundup- 6/11/09

Morning Show Roundup: 6/11/09

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Wicked Weather Across U.S.

Severe weather hit many parts of the U.S. overnight and Dave Price reports there may be more on the way.

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WHO- H1N1 Is A Pandemic

The alert level was raised over the virus' spread worldwide, prompting faster production of a vaccine. Richard Roth reports and Dr. Jennifer Ashton explains more to Harry Smith.

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Palin Vs. Letterman

Gov. Sarah Palin and Late Night host David Letterman traded jabs after a joke Letterman made about her daughter being impregnated by Yankee Alex Rodriguez. Claire Leka reports.

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Holocaust Museum Horror

A white supremacist opened fire at the Washington D.C. Holocaust museum and killed a security guard. Sheryl Attkisson reports. Eyewitnesses described the shooting to Julie Chen.

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Ken Lewis Makes Opening Statements

Live! From Capitol Hill: Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis Testifies to House Oversight Committee (Bloomberg News)

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Barney Frank walks out on CNBC

Barney Frank walks out on CNBC

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In-Depth Look - Executive Compensation

Interview and discussion with the Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Barney Frank. He talks about compensation issues. He says that the administration's plan does not go far enough. (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - Advance Retail Sales Rise In May

Interview and discussion with Adrienne Tennant of the FBR Capital Markets. She talks about the retail sales in today's economy and Chicos earnings who stand-out among retail business. (Bloomberg News)

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Market Open 6.11

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

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POLITICO Playback 6/11/09

POLITICO Playback 6/11/09

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In-Depth Look - BofA's CEO Testifies On Capitol Hill

Interview and discussion with Jonathan Macey of the Yale University Law School. He talks about the controversial happening in the Capitol Hill. (Bloomberg News)

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Russian Billionaire's Art Show

A Russian billionaire is showing off some of his most important work in a large art collection. (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - Recession Bottoming?

Interview and discussion with Michelle Meyer of the Barclays Capital. She talks about the unemployment rate, the housing market and the retail market. (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - Lewis Muscled For Merrill Purchase?

Interview and discussion with Republican Congressman, Darrell Issa. He gives his thoughts regarding whether Ken Lewis was forced by the government to purchaser Merrill Lynch. (Bloomberg News)

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Keller on NYT "life boat"

Keller on NYT "life boat"

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Letterman responds to Palin

Letterman responds to Palin

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In-Depth Look - Venture Capital Veteran

Interview and discussion with William Hambrecht of the WR Hambrecht & Co. He talks about the current I.P.O. market and football. (Bloomberg News)

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Lovley on Hill restrictions

POLITICO's Erika Lovley on HIll restrictions

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In-Depth Look - Lewis Breach Fiduciary Trust Responsibility?

Interview and discussion with James P. Smith III of the Dewey & Leboeuf. He talks about the Merrill Lynch deal. (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - Foreclosures Exceed 300,000

Interview and discussion with Rick Sharga of the RealtyTrac. He talks about foreclosure data and the housing crisis. (Bloomberg News)

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Iranian Presidential Election

Voters are getting ready to head to the polls. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is up for reelection and is facing a tough battle between two reformist candidates. (Bloomberg News)

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Ronaldo Sold For Record $131M

The Spanish soccer team Real Madrid has agreed to pay $131 million to Manchester United, Ronaldo. (Bloomberg News)

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Club Med 1H Results

Club Med, Europe's largest holiday resort company, reports its first half loss. (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - Dealers Rewarded Off 10-Yr Tail By 4 Bps

Interview and discussion with Tom Keene, Bloomberg Editor at large. He talks about bonds particularly the 30-year auction. (Bloomberg News)

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Asian Market Check

The Japanese economy did not shrink as much as first forecast, still had record contract and a supporter, shrinking 14.2% on an annual basis. (Bloomberg News)

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Globe Can't Survive Without Pay Cuts - Sulzberger

Arthur Sulzberger says the Boston Globe cannot survive without pay cuts from members of its largest union. (Bloomberg News)

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Conan O'Brien Loses Late-Night Lead

Tuesday night the new host Conan O'Brien loses the late night ratings to David Letterman. (Bloomberg News)

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Facebook Offers Personalized Web Address

Cacebook is offering people chance to have a free personalized web address. (Bloomberg News)

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New York School Debt Downgraded

An exclusive girls' school in New York has had its debt downgraded by Moody's because it has too much money in a hedge fund. (Bloomberg News)

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Palm's New CEO

Palm is replacing its C.E.O. He lead development on iPod at Apple and is an engineer. The former leader is joining another company. (Bloomberg News)

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London Subway Strike Snarls Traffic

Commuters line up outside a subway station in London hoping to get a taxi. (Bloomberg News)

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European Market Check

European stocks trading higher for a third day. All markets are higher after a mix start. (Bloomberg News)

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GM Cuts Retiree Benefits

G.M. is slashing benefits for 150,000 current and future salaried retirees. It has $30 billion in retirement obligations. The company wants to shrink that by two-thirds when it comes out of bankruptcy. (Bloomberg News)

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Small Group Of GM Bondholders To Protest Plan Asset Sale

A small group of G.M. bondholders is moving quickly to make sure they don't get left out. They're trying to get recognize as an official bankruptcy committee. (Bloomberg News)

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Critics Say Obama Pay Plan May Not Be Tough Enough

The Obama plan does grant the S.E.C. new powers to force firms to force a reversal on bonuses. (Bloomberg News)

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BRIC Countries Eyeing IMF Bonds

B.R.I.C. countries are dumping the U.S. currency for International Monetary Fund bonds. (Bloomberg News)

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Convertible Bonds Bounce Back

Hedge funds making big money again on convertible bonds. The securities data rebound this year, up 20%. (Bloomberg News)

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Commercial Mortgage Time Bomb

Wall Street firms are sounding a warning about a time bomb in commercial mortgage market. (Bloomberg News)

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10-Yr Yield Lures Treasury Buyers

The 10-year note is higher this morning. Yields near 4%, finally finding buyers. This comes after Wednesday's 10- year auction and head of another big auction of 30 years today. (Bloomberg News)

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Retail Sales In US Probably Rise

Sales at U.S. retailers probably rise in May for the first time in three months, thanks to bargains on cars. (Bloomberg News)

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Foreclosure On Record Pace

The number of Americans with homes in foreclosure could hit a record 1.8 million by the end of June. That is according to RealtyTrac. (Bloomberg News)

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Lewis Testifies On Merrill Deal

Ken Lewis go to Capitol Hill today to answer questions about the purchase of Merrill Lynch. (Bloomberg News)

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Health- W.H.O. Calls Outbreak a Flu Pandemic

The World Health Organization raised its alert level to Phase 6 because of the continuing spread of the H1N1 strain of the flu virus and declares it the first global flu pandemic in 41 years.

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Obama excuses young girl from missing school

U.S. President Barack Obama turned on the charm at an event in Wisconsin when an audience member told the president that his daughter Kennedy was missing school to come hear Obama speak about healthcare reform.

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Cemetery for sale!

New York City has put up Canarsie Cemetery for sale - again. Despite its convenient location, this piece of real estate has had trouble finding a taker. This this is the city's third attempt to sell the grave yard in 20 years.

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WHO declares flu pandemic

The swine flu crisis has escalated into the world's first influenza pandemic in 40 years, the World Health Organization declared Thursday, saying nearly 30,000 cases had been reported in 74 countries so far. WHO chief Margaret Chan said the UN body would not recommend travel restrictions or the closure of borders, adding that further spread of infection is "inevitable".

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Woman blazing trail in Morocco's local elections

She's young, educated and full of energy. Kaoutar Benhamou slips easily between Arabic, French and English, dresses in jeans and tank tops -- not exactly what you would expect from someone running for office in Morocco. But Benhamou is determined to win a seat in local elections on Friday. She's in with a chance as this year 12 percent of seats are reserved for women.

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Intense hunt for plane black box off Brazil

The deep-sea hunt for the black boxes of a doomed Air France plane intensified Thursday, with French and Brazilian naval ships, a nuclear submarine, military planes and helicopters and a tugboat equipped with underwater listening devices deployed to the crash zone off Brazil. Forty-one bodies have been recovered in the search and recovery operation since the plane, carrying 228 people on board, went down on June 1.

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France, Germany voice 'grave concern' for Myanmar democracy icon

The leaders of France and Germany voiced gave concern for Myanmar opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi during a joint press conference in Paris on Thursday, and criticised the military junta's handling of her ongoing trial.

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Africa's economy shifts downward

Africa's economy grew by 5.2 percent in 2008, but that figure is expected to drop to two percent in 2009 as the global financial crisis hits the continent hard.

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Children rejoice as Hong Kong closes schools for two weeks

Hong Kong authorities on Thursday ordered all primary schools in the city to be closed for two weeks after the first cluster of local swine flu cases was found. Some children were delighted as they left their classrooms..

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Late president Bongo's body repatriated from Spain to Gabon

The body of Gabon's late president Omar Bongo Ondimba was repatriated from Barcelona to Libreville on Thursday. Bongo, Gabon's ruler for 41 years and Africa's longest-serving leader, died in Barcelona, Spain, on Monday. Aged 73, he was suffering from intestinal cancer. Bongo will lie in state in Libreville before being buried in his home region of Franceville on June 18. A short ceremony was held at Barcelona airport to mark the repatriation. Raw images.

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South Africa prepares for Confederations Cup

The Confederations Cup begins in South Africa on Sunday in what will be seen as a dress rehearsal for the World Cup next year. A look at how South African security forces are planning to ensure the safety of players and fans.

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A priority for Iran's new leader- the economy

In an interview with the AFPTV, an Iranian economist speaks on what is likely to be the top priority of the incoming president: putting Iran's economy back on track.

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Brazil brings in more bodies as black box search intensifies

Search teams are to step up their search on Thursday for the black boxes from an Air France jet that crashed in the Atlantic earlier this month with 228 people on board. A tugboat contracted by France is to join operations in the area. Brazil, meanwhile, said it was determined to bring back to shore as many bodies and pieces of debris as possible from the crash zone.

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Americans Assess the GOP in their own words

One-quarter of Americans name something unfavorable when they think of the Republican Party, another 16% mention "conservative," and 7% say something favorable.

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