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Friday, September 18, 2009

General Motors' Revival Strategy

Analysis and discussion with the Vice Chairman of General Motors Bob Lutz. He says if the market remains as low as it is right now, it is going to take longer because the industry operates at a level where is is hard to make money. (For The Record)

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President Obama Gets Lots Of Support

There is a lot of support for the main positions that Democrats put forward but there is no support for adding one more cent to the federal tab. (Political Capital)

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Senator Max Baucus Unveils Health Care Reform

He has no Republican support but Senator Max Baucus unveils his plan for health care. (Political Capital)

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President Obama On The Agenda

President Barack Obama talks about the relations between U.S. and Russia and the G-20 meetings. (Political Capital)

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FreshDirect On The Scene

Analysis and discussion with Co-Founder of FreshDirect Jason Ackerman. He says it is an online grocery that bills itself as a new way to shop for food. (Venture)

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Hedge Fund Replication

A new family of funds that attempts to replicate hedge fund strategies but they do not carry the same requirements for investors. (Taking Stock)

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Hot Tech Stocks

Analysis and discussion with Managing Director and Senior Analyst of Brigantine Advisors. He says he has a sell rating on Yahoo and a buy rating on both Google and eBay. (Taking Stock)

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Time To Buy Housing Stocks

Analysis and discussion with Managing Director of TerraCap Partners Steve Hagenbuckle. He says U.S. real estate is a smart play for foreigners due to fall of the U.S. dollar. (Taking Stock)

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Commodities Run

Natural gas notches biggest gain in three years. (Taking Stock)

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U.S. Stocks Surge

U.S. stocks rise as investors grow more optimistic about the outlook for corporate earnings. (Taking Stock)

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Evening News Online, 09.18.09

Friday: New regulations for the banking industry; Also, Pres. Obama prepares for a full-out multi-network TV media blitz in order to sell his health care reform legislation; And, Steve Hartman's "Assignment America."

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Abortion Takes Center Stage At Values Voter Summit

President Obama's health plan will lead to more abortions unless those who oppose federal funding make themselves heard, leaders told an annual gathering of social conservatives.

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Yale Students React to Murder

Only On The Web: Several graduate students from Yale University spoke with CBS News about the campus-wide reaction to the murder of their peer, Annie Le.

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Abortion Takes Center Stage At Values Voter Summit

President Obama's health plan will lead to more abortions unless those who oppose federal funding make themselves heard, leaders told an annual gathering of social conservatives.

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Last Call for Bartender at 95

Steve Hartman reports on recently retired 95-year old Angelo Cammarata bartender who began his career 77 years ago at the beginning of the end of prohibition.

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At the Crossroads of H1N1

Mark Strassmann reports on the story of two families with struggling children infected with H1N1 in Oklahoma, one of America's hardest-hit states by this mystery virus.

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Protesters Compare Obama to Hitler

As the rage against the health care reform has some protesters identifying President Obama with Adolph Hitler, Jeff Greenfield reports on the broader discontent that unites them.

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Suspect Admits Terrorism Ties

Terror suspect Najibullah Zazi provided a partial confession to investigators admitting ties to terrorism, but downplayed an imminent plot against the United States. Armen Keteyian reports.

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New Bank Bonus Regulations

New regulations on compensation for key bank employees wouldn't set caps on salaries, but would force banks to abandon bonus plans that encourage excessive risk taking. Anthony Mason reports.

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Obama on FTN- 'We Can be Civil'

Katie Couric spoke to Bob Schieffer of 60 Minutes about his interview with President Obama. The discussion included the health care debate and funding without raising taxes for the middle class.

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Health Care Hysteria

With President Obama constantly selling health care reform in a parade of speeches, rallies, town halls and interviews, others are weighing in to aid his effort. Chip Reid reports.

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Soba Salad

Mark Bittman makes a noodle salad with miso, carrots, edamame and spinach.

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The Ultimate Old Media

The Times's Adam B. Ellick stumbles across an antique camera on the streets of Jalalabad, Afghanistan. The result is a passport photo in five minutes.

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Notebook- Soda Tax

A tax of one cent per ounce on soft drinks could be a major source of revenue for health care reform. Katie Couric comments on the explosive moment for the soda industry.

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Market Close 9.18

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Bite Sized Fried Pies

Learn the recipe for deep fried pastries with various pie filings. We go from flour to powerful flavor in a few easy steps.

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Power Pilates

Blend Pilates with your casual work out to strengthen your core, and tighten a wide array of muscles.

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Tennis Talk

Join us as we talk to Chris Evert, former professional tennis player, to talk about her past, the state of tennis, and how to stay fit as you get older.

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Taking Pet Photos

Getting your pets to make that perfect pose can be a tough task. Join us to find out a few tips about how to get that ideal photo of your pets.

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Economic Expectations -

Dow 10K? - Analysis and Discussion with John Hermann of Hermann Forecasting (Bloomberg News)

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Survey Says - Smoking & Fatty Diets = Unhealthy

According to British Medical Journal Report, Smoking and Fatty Diets Cuts 10 Years Off Life (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - Universal Stops Spending in 2009

Studio Halts Development Until 2010 as Deal-Making Community Suffers (Bloomberg News)

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Sector to Watch - Semiconductors

Chip Industry Turnaround - SanDisk Upgraded to "Buy" at Bank of America; Micron Technology Best Performer in the S&P YTD (Bloomberg News)

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Inside Look - G-20 To Tackle Executive Pay

Extending the Global Economic Recovery - Interview with Petersen Institute for International Economics Founder/President Fred Bergsten (Bloomberg News)

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Friday Grill- Guiding Light

Adam "The Audience Guy" grilled Guiding Light cast members Tina Sloan and Ron Raines about what they'll miss most about the show and its fans.

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Inside Look - Barclays Forecasts 5% 1Q GDP Growth

Analysis and Discussion with Dean Maki of Barclays Capital (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - Fantasy Football, Real Money

A Special Report - Fantasy Football Expands as Economy Slows Down (Bloomberg News)

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Commodities Outlook - Metal Prices Under Pressure

Analysis and Discussion with Nicholas Snowdon of Barclays Capital (Bloomberg News)

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Inside Look - How Did Paul Krugman Get It So Wrong?

Interview with University of Chicago Finance Professor John Cochrane (Bloomberg News)

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Currency Outlook - Is Dollar Losing Reserve Currency Status?

G-20 Currency Role - Analysis and Discussion with Brian Dolan of GAIN Capital Group (Bloomberg News)

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The Letter From Iwo Jima

Franklin W. Hobbs, a World War II veteran, recently returned a letter to the daughter of a soldier killed in the battle of Iwo Jima. Mr. Hobbs' removed the letter from the man's body after the battle.

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In-Depth Look - Banker Pay

Are Bankers Paid Too Much? - Bankers Face Pay Cuts from Fed; Fed Has Consumer Protection Plans; G-20 Will Address Pay Packages (Bloomberg News)

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Spotlight - Pegasystems

Interview with CEO Alan Trefler (Bloomberg News)

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Update - Bloomberg LP vs. Federal Reserve

Excerpt of Interview with Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief Matt Winkler (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - Tracking Treasuries

Analysis and Discussion with William O'Donnell of RBS Securities (Bloomberg News)

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Former Merrill CEO John Thain Speaks Out

According to Thain, Bank of America Knew of Bonuses (Bloomberg News)

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Business Update- Bank bonuses

Europe's leaders agree preliminary rules to rein in banks' bonuses ahead of the G20 summit next week.

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Spotlight - Ben & Jerry's

Getting the Scoop on Ben & Jerry's - Interview with CEO Walt Freese (Bloomberg News)

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The Currency Report - Emerging Markets

Moving to Emerging Market Currencies - India Rupee, Korean Won, and Brazilian Real (Bloomberg News)

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International Perspective- World Remains Capital Constrained

Analysis and Discussion with Peter Dixon of Commerzbank (Bloomberg News)

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Julie Chen's Baby Shower

The Early Show throws co-anchor Julie Chen a baby shower on her last day before maternity leave.

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Today in Washington - The Future of Flash Trades

SEC Poised to Ban Flash-Trading (Bloomberg News)

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Baby Shower Ideas

Thebump.com's Carley Roney showed Maggie Rodriguez some great party ideas for your next baby shower.

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Inside Look - The State of Wealth Management

Live! From Global Irish Economic Forum in Dublin, Ireland: Interview with Robert McCann, Former Head of Merrill Lynch Global Banking (Bloomberg News)

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Irish Stock Performance

Domestic property and export demand market slumps greatly affects Ireland's economy. (Bloomberg News)

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Lights Out for Guiding Light

The final episode of "Guiding Light" airs after a 72-year run on radio then television. Actors Tina Sloan and Ron Raines reminisce after their 26 year-long roles came to an end.

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In-Depth Look - Real Estate

Interview and discussion with Kip Condron of the AXA Equitable sharing his thoughts regarding the real estate economy. (Bloomberg News)

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Speed Shrinking Clarified

Three minute therapy parties or "speed shrinking" can de-mystify psychoanalysis for those who've never tried it. Harry Smith gets on the sofa for Susan Shapiro, author of "Speed Shrinking."

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Market Open 9.18

Suzanne O'Halloran is live in the New York Stocks Exchange. Stocks are set to kick off higher. (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - Insuring Bloggers

Interview and discussion with the Former New York Times General Counsel, James Goodale. He talks about the media insurance. (Bloomberg News)

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Microsoft Sues 'Malicious Advertisers'

Microsoft files lawsuit against companies that allegedly tricked web surfers into downloading malicious software. (Bloomberg News)

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Emmy Award Predictions

Julie Chen spoke with Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello about who should win an Emmy award and who will win.

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Letters from Queen Elizabeth I

Letter written by Queen Elizabeth I will appear in a new biographical book about the matriarch. Elizabeth Palmer reports.

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In-Depth Look - Natural Gas Rallies, Then Falls Again

Interview and discussion with Stephen Schork of The Schork Group talking about natural gas slumps in the economy. (Bloomberg News)

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Ask it Early- 529s

Ray Martin offers insight on when and how to start saving for your child's college costs.

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In-Depth Look - In Charge At Evercore

Interview and discussion with Ralph Schlosstein of the Evercore Partners talking about the economy and the market. (Bloomberg News)

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KKR Gets The Picture

KKR agrees to take up 16% of Kodak's shares. (Bloomberg News)

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Heart Healthy Dieting

Dr. Jennifer Ashton spoke with Harry Smith about how to add antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids to meals.

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Case Against Raymond Clark

Yale murder suspect Raymond Clark did not enter a plea but DNA evidence links Clark to the victim, Randall Pinkston reports. Maggie Rodriguez spoke with legal analyst Lisa Bloom about the motive.

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Inside the Garrido Home

New photos from inside the Garrido home reveal the unsafe conditions in which Jaycee Dugard lived. John Blackstone.

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Europe Missile Defense Dropped

Harry Smith spoke with The New Republic's Michael Crowley about the Obama administration's decision to not build a missile defense system in Europe.

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High School Coach Aquitted

A jury found a former high school coach not guilty in the heat stroke death of a football player. Cynthia Bowers reports.

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Michelle Pushes Health Reform

President Obama's secret weapon in the debate over healthcare reform may be the First Lady, Bill Plante reports. Maggie Rodriguez spoke with Bob Schieffer about Obama's reform push.

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Yale Suspect's DNA on Victim

Prosecutors are using DNA evidence to keep suspect Raymond Clark behind bars, but have yet to figure out a motive. Randall Pinkston reports.

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Expand Infrastructure Program - Clinton

An excerpt of interview with Bill Clinton talking about infrastructure programs to fight record unemployment. (Bloomberg News)

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Financial Regulatory Reform

Summer, Bair and Schapiro will speak on regulatory reform today. (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - Blackstone Buys Broadgate

Interview and discussion with Luke Templeman of the Financial Times. He shares his thought about Blackstone's moves to buy half of London's Broadgate shares. (Bloomberg News)

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Madoff House Sells More Than Asking Price

Madoff property sells more than the $8.75 million asking price. (Bloomberg News)

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7 Inch Whale's Tooth From Darwin Ship

A seven inch whales' tooth expects to hit the auction market for about $67,340. (Bloomberg News)

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Dog Bites Much More Than Painful

Dog bites cost insurance companies $387 million in 2008. (Bloomberg News)

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Few Perceive Sincere Bipartisan Efforts in Congress

One-third of Americans think the Republicans in Congress have made a sincere effort to work with Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress and 38% think Democrats have made a sincere effort to work with Republicans in Congress to find solutions that are acceptable to both parties.

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Bain's Pagliuca Runs For Senate

Steve Pagliuca to run as a democrat for Ted Kennedy's senate seat. (Bloomberg News)

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Luxury Business Up Again?

Luxury brands make their comeback in the market. Burberry, Christian Dior, Coach and Tiffany are up up up. (Bloomberg News)

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Missile Defense Winners

President Obama wants to create a more flexible system with more mobile interceptors based on land to protect Europe from missiles from Iran. (Bloomberg News)

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Health Care Reform's Winner & Losers

Pharmaceuticals and MCOs are the health-care reform potential winners. (Bloomberg News)

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Canada Health Care Among Best

A data shows that health care in Canada is on par with the United States and it costs 87% less. (Bloomberg News)

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Smoking And Cholesterol Shorten Lifespan

Men over the age of 50 with high blood pressure and high cholesterol and those who smoke will likely die a full 10 years ahead of other males. (Bloomberg News)

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UBS Tax Net Opens Pandora's Box

Tax attorneys call U.B.S.'s settlement with U.S. authorities to avoid prosecution for helping Americans cheat on their taxes a "Pandora's Box". (Bloomberg News)

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Banks Face Curbs On Pay

Fed drafts a plan to not allow pay packages with excessive risk taking. (Bloomberg News)

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BlackRock Tries To Cut 'Billions' In Fees

BlackRock head to invests in technology to reduce the billions of fees it pays to Wall Street. (Bloomberg News)

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NFL Best Seller

N.F.L.'s Michael Vick gets the fourth place in best selling jersey in the league. (Bloomberg News)

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Federer Fined For Language During Finals

Roger Federer gets fined for $1500 for foul language. (Bloomberg News)

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Google Introduces Stock Market For Ads

Google goes for display ads to compete with Yahoo! and Microsoft. (Bloomberg News)

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Microsoft Tests Web-Based Office Software

Microsoft rolls out a free test of their new web-based version of word and excel. (Bloomberg News)

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Intel Chips Shrink In Size

Intel plans to make their chips even smaller for cellphones and computers. (Bloomberg News)

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EU Agrees On Principles

E.U. leaders unite on banker's bonuses. (Bloomberg News)

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European Market Check

European stocks retreat in today's open. (Bloomberg News)

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Asian Market Check

Asian stocks post a lower open. (Bloomberg News)

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Vogue's Anna Wintour sums up Fashion Week

Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour gives her views on New York fashion and the week that was.

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Week Ahead- The Fed meets

The Federal Open Market Committee meets next week to set interest rate policy.

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Ex NY Gov. Spitzer faults Fed, SEC

Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer criticized the Federal Reserve and other U.S. agencies with consumer protection duties in an interview with Reuters Television.

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European dairy farmers dump milk in massive protests

Dairy farmer protests continued on Friday with producers dumping hundreds of thousands of litres of milk into fields to draw attention to their desperation over falling prices. Duration: 00:50

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Business Update- New Fed rules

The Federal Reserve is expected to unveil a wide-ranging set of new rules, according to a source, aimed at curbing the excessive risk taking which brought the global financial system to its knees.

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Climate, nuclear arms top UN agenda

Climate change, the economic crisis and nuclear disarmament to be the focus of the United Nations General Assembly meeting.

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Clinton- "Iran must now decide"

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says that Iran faces a nuclear choice, and could face more isolation if it continues to defy world community.

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Fashion fights recession

Designers get creative in their battle against the recession.

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Guantanamo closing in doubt

There's a major snag in President Barack Obama's plan to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba by January of next year.

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HP targets women with new laptop

Hewlett Packard and renowned designer Vivienne Tam recently unveiled the latest jointly designed fashion laptop at New York's Fashion Week.

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Calle 13 leads Latin Grammy noms

Puerto Rican rap duo Calle 13 leads the pack with 13 Latin Grammy nods.

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Business Update- American eyes JAL

American Airlines held talks this week to bolster ties with Japan's JAL - with the help of two other global carriers, according to two sources, and stop Delta Air Lines' efforts to move into the Japanese market.

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Music-streamer Spotify sees more red

Making his first public appearance since Spotify's iPhone application was approved, the company's CEO Daniel Ek answers questions about his plan for reaching profitability.

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Egypt shuts foreign schools over swine flu

Egypt has ordered foreign schools and universities to close until October 3 over worries about swine flu. Egyptian universities and schools had been set to begin their academic year the last week of September, but foreign ones started earlier this month. Duration: 00:57.

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Street golf tees off in Paris

Golf doesn't seem like the easiest sport to play when you live in the middle of the city -- but that may be changing, as a wave of young enthusiasts champion "street golf" in Paris. AFPTV took to the streets with a camera and a golf tee to find out more. Duration: 01:36.

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Brand new car, 'Made in Gaza'

What do you do when you're young, bright and restless -- but live in the Gaza Strip, where it's tough to move beyond your cramped enclave? Some youth in Khan Younes have found a solution: they've built their own car, piecemeal, from scrap metal found on-site. Duration: 01:48.

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Stylish and ethical -- the new London look

London Fashion Week opens on Friday. The British capital has earmarked part of the event for ethical fashion, in which more than two dozen designers will present their "responsible and ethical" collections. AFPTV went to meet one of the designers. Duration: 01:41.

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Voltaire still popular, 250 years after Candide

In honour of the 250th anniversary of the publication of "Candide", Voltaire's philosophical satire, Oxford University is holding a conference on the legacy of the Enlightenment writer. Scholars have been granted a look at a rare collection of 17 first editions of the work. Duration: 01:02.

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Iran opposition stages defiant protest

Thousands of Iranians chanted slogans in favour of opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi in Tehran on Friday, defying regime warnings and a heavy police presence at an annual solidarity rally with the Palestinians. Duration: 00:40.

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Pakistan police crack down on over-decorated trucks

Pakistani truck drivers take special pride in decorating their vehicles. But police are clamping down on excessive decoration- especially when it blocks the driver's view. Duration: 02:01.

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Obama overhauls US missile defense in Europe

US President Barack Obama abandoned Thursday plans for a missile defense shield in the Czech Republic and Poland, replacing them with a revamped project after reassessing the threat from Iran. Duration: 00:52

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Abdullah welcomes election observers

President Hamid Karzai on Thursday defended Afghanistan's troubled elections and urged foreign allies not to meddle over inquiries into mass fraud allegations that could slash his clear lead. Meanwhile rival candidate Abdullah Abdullah, who trails with 27.8 percent of the preliminary count, welcomed statements from the ECC, European Union, United Nations and United States backing investigations into fraud allegations, which could take weeks. Duration: 00:45

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Suicide attack kills 6 Italian soldiers, 10 Afghans

A massive suicide car bomb ripped into a NATO convoy killing six Italian soldiers and 10 Afghan civilians on Thursday in one of the deadliest attacks on Western troops in Kabul, officials said. The explosion struck just after midday about 1.5 kilometres (one mile) from the US embassy gates, destroying at least one vehicle in the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). Duration: 01:57.

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Saving Kenya's Mau Forest -- with a human cost

The Mau Forest, in Kenya's Rift Valley, is the country's biggest freshwater catchment area, feeding 12 rivers, and providing water for 30 percent of its people. Thousands live there, too ?many of them on land provided by the government. But deforestation due to the growing settlement has strained the water supply -- a dangerous imbalance for a country wracked by drought. Duration: 01:57

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France to close illegal migrants 'Jungle'

France Thursday defended its decision to close a makeshift migrant camp known as "The Jungle" as the UN refugee body warned it had a duty towards people fleeing the world's war zones. Images and soundbites. Duration: 01:16

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Afghans angry and worried at election mess

Afghanistan's election was meant to be a landmark for democracy but instead has descended into a farrago of fraud that is undermining the Kabul government and jeopardising Western support. Residents of Kabul say they are worried about the possibility of political paralysis and violence, and warn foreign countries not to interfere. Duration: 00:49.

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Karzai denies major vote fraud

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has denied that major electoral fraud took place last month and urged foreign allies not to interfere over allegations of vote-rigging in his country's August 20 polls. Duration: 01:05.

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China's Ai Weiwei- battling propaganda with art

China's most controversial contemporary artist Ai Weiwei often uses art to battle against government propaganda. He is currently staging his first solo art exhibition in Beijing, exploring what the country produces and consumes. A web version of an AFPTV report. Duration: 2:01

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Anti-G20 protestors get ready in Pittsburgh

Anti-globalisation activists, pacifists, anarchists and do-gooders of myriad stripes are preparing for the G20 summit in Pittsburgh, when they will stage protests, parties and events to make the world's leaders -- and media -- take note. Duration: 01:34.

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Obama backs Chicago for Olympics

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday delivered a strong, personal and highly visible endorsement to the 2016 Olympic bid of his hometown of Chicago, declaring: "We want these Games." Duration: 01:12

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Obama health care plan triggers some extreme views

Thousands of people turned out Thursday, some waiting for hours from before sunrise, to hear President Barack Obama speak about his proposed health care reforms. Interview of the prostesters with extreme views on the health care plan. Duration: 01:18

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On the runway in New York

AFPTV takes a tour down the runways of New York Fashion Week, where the ready-to-wear collections offered adventurous style for the post-crisis cosmopolitan crowd. Duration: 01:31

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Vancouver aiming for eco-friendly Olympic Games

The environment will be at the heart of next year's Winter Olympics in Vancouver. All the buildings for the Games, which run from February 12 to 28, have been designed to be as eco-friendly as possible. Duration: 01:53.

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Pollution in the Garden of Eden

The Shatt al-Arab river, forming much of the boundary between Iraq and Iran, is facing a major ecological disaster. Pollution in the waterway -- thought by some to be the location of the Biblical Garden of Eden -- has pushed the local fishing industry and farmers to near-ruin. Duration: 01:58.

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Fashion's green future- sustainable fabrics

Pesticides in cotton growing, chemical-laden dyes and huge energy consumption make the textile industry a big burden on the environment. But fabric makers, gathered at an industry fair in Paris, are beginning to clean up their act. Voiced report. Duration: 01:51

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Now on the New York runway- Fashion Week designers

A profile of top American designers Alexander Wang and Narciso Rodriguez, who presented their spring-summer collections at New York Fashion Week. Duration: 1:46

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Cockney cash machines hope to revive dying dialect

Are you 'avin a giraffe? Cash machines talking cockney rhyming slang have been introduced in east London, the part of the city once renowned for the dialect. But language experts now believe a new slang is emerging, banishing cockney to the history books -- and comedy cash machines. Duration: 01:53

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African fashion gets runway restyle

They're a signature style of traditional African fashion, but colourful textiles are now getting a contemporary remake by designers from the continent and the diaspora. It's part of a trend to reshape design for Africa's jet set, a coveted, affluent group who are influencing trends from Nairobi to Paris. Duration: 02:01.

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World's tallest man crowned in London

Sultan Kosen from Turkey, at 2m 46cm, is now officially the tallest man on the planet. On his first ever trip outside of his homeland, Kosen spoke to AFPTV about the advantages, and disadvantages, of his astonishing height. Duration 1:27

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Myanmar frees thousands of prisoners, activists

Myanmar's junta on Friday freed two journalists who helped victims of Cyclone Nargis and released several opposition activists -- including the well-known Nine Nine -- as part of an amnesty for more than 7,000 prisoners, witnesses said. Duration 00:48

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Russia hails U.S. shield move

Russia's President and Prime Minister welcome a decision by the U.S. to scrap plans for a permanent missile defence shield based in Eastern Europe.

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Michelle Obama at farmers' market

First Lady Michelle Obama picked up collard greens, cheese and some chocolate milk at the launch of a new farmers market blocks away from the White House.

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Tito Jackson remembers his brother

Tito Jackson speaks about his late brother Michael ahead of supporting Gladys Knight on her UK farewell tour

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Myanmar releases inmates in amnesty

Myanmar releases thousands of prisoners in an amnesty as Aung San Suu Kyi's conviction appeal begins.

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London mayor, closet fashionista?

London's mayor Boris Johnson, recently described by a newspaper as one of the worst-dressed men in the UK, talks up British haute couture.

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Security tight for Ramadan prayers

Under tight Israeli security, tens of thousands of Muslim worshippers flock to the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem to pray on the fourth and last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan.

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Fashion industry unites in London

London mayor Boris Johnson opens London Fashion Week amid a crowd of fashionistas and celebrities.

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Ahmadinejad calls Holocaust a "lie"

Iran's president has called the WWII Holocaust a myth and a pretext to creating a Jewish state which Iranians have a religious duty to confront.

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Iran opposition supporters rally

Video posted on the Internet purports to show supporters of Iranian opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi protesting in Tehran during an annual anti-Israel rally.

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Deadly bomb blast in Pakistan

A suicide bomber triggers a lethal blast in the city of Kohat.

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Ben Hur returns to the arena

London's O2 Arena hosts good old fashion entertainment with gladiatorial sword fights and chariot races in Ben Hur Live

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Folk singer Mary Travers dies

The latest celebrity news including the passing of folk legend Mary Travers, actor Burt Reynolds checking himself into rehab and Megan Fox showing her star power

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Eye-tooth restores sight

Doctors in the U.S. use a tooth to anchor a lens in the eye of a blind woman to bring back her sight.

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Namibian seal clubbing video released

Dutch animal welfare group releases footage of bloody seal clubbing in Namibian beach popular with tourists.

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Secret supper party

In the U.S. they' are called supper clubs, in Cuba, paladares and in London they are underground restaurants.

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Merkel's challenge to retain power

German Chancellor Angela Merkel battles her Vice Chancellor, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, as both look to be elected chancellor in the upcoming general election.

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Business Update- Asian stock retreat

Mixed data showing a conflicting picture about the recovery make Asian investors wary.

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Americans jailed in baby scandal

Two U.S. citizens and their Egyptian-born spouses are among 11 people sentenced in Egypt over illegal baby adoption.

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Indonesian militant death welcomed

Indonesians welcome the death of their country's most wanted militant Noordin Mohammad Top as Australia congratulates Jakarta.

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China pre-parade security tight

China tightens its grip on security ahead of a massive Beijing parade on October 1, celebrating six decades of the People's Republic of China.

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American, BA, Qantas in JAL mix

Industry sources say American Airlines will team with British Airways and Qantas to make a joint alliance offer for troubled Japan Airlines

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Incest case stirs Australian horror

Locals from the region in Australia's Victoria where an alleged incest case took place for over 30 years, express disgust and shock.

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