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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Obama's Afghanistan Strategy

Afghanistan is at the crossroads and President Obama becomes a target as critics argue on the troops review. (Asia Confidential)

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Findings On Employee Benefits

Analysis and discussion with Asia-Pacific Regional Director of Watson Wyatt Andrew Heard; Economic turbulence leads to cost cuts but growth in benefit costs remains in double digits and most employees do not fully understand the value of benefits. (Asia Confidential)

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Hi-Tech India

Analysis and discussion with Vice-Chairman of Mahindra Satyam Vineet Nayyar; They focus on outstanding client relationship, outstanding delivery and despite the meltdown, a large number of clients stay with the company. (Asia Confidential)

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Bad Loans Bomb Banks

Analysis and discussion with Chairman of Edelman Asia Public Affairs Frank Lavin; We head towards the slow-growth scenario and the market moves up dramatically this year. (Asia Confidential)

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Credit Card Delinquencies Rise

Rising joblessness can only mean more trouble for credit card companies. (Asia Confidential)

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EFG Bank To Open In Singapore

EFG's managed assets fall 18% to 80.5 billion franc in June 2009. (The Trade)

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Asian Hedge Fund Assets To Double On New Money

Analysis and discussion with Principal of GFIA Peter Douglas; Asian fundamentals remain strong versus U.S. and Europe. (The Trade)

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Advanced Micro Devices Reports Loss

Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices reports 12th straight loss and says sales will be up modestly. (The Trade)

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Congresswoman Becomes Survivor

Only On The Web: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) opens up to CBS News' Nancy Cordes about her successful battle against cancer and what she's doing to bring awareness to women across the U.S.

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China's Lack Of Exchange Rate Flexibility

U.S. Treasury Department criticizes China in its report to Congress for recent lack of flexibility and China's renewed accumulation of foreign exchange rates. (The Trade)

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Low Oil Supply To Expect In October

Gasoline output slumps 10% which is the highest in 13 months. (The Trade)

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BHP Agrees To Buy Iron Ore Explorer

Analysis and discussion with C.E.O. of OZ Minerals Terry Burgess; OZ Minerals quarterly copper production gains 4% and sees opportunities to work with Chinese companies. (The Trade)

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BHP's Conditional Bid

BHP plays hardball to set some conditions on the deal and offers $188 million for United Minerals. (The Trade)

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Japanese Banks Plunge

Japanese banks report lower revenues and raise concern about the global financial crisis. (The Trade)

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John Harwood Interviews Larry Summers

John Harwood of The New York Times and CNBC talks with Larry Summers, Director of the White House's National Economic Council, about economic recovery.

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Evening News Online, 10.15.09

Thursday: A media frenzy erupts after a 6-year-old boy was feared lost on a helium balloon 1,200 ft. above ground; Also, a wave of violence sweeps Pakistan; And, war stories from Afghanistan.

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Balloon Boy Talks To Press

The six-year-old boy who was feared to be in a helium-filled balloon speaks with the press about his true whereabouts.

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On Baseball | Jack Curry

Jack Curry talks to Jane Bornemeier about the opening games of the National and American League Championship Series.

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Mia Farrow, UNICEF envoy, visits Gaza

Actress Mia Farrow is due to visit the poverty-stricken Gaza Strip on Thursday as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, the UN children's agency she represents as a goodwill ambassador. Duration: 01:09

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Terrorism Training for Kids

The Taliban in Afghanistan is recruiting children, some as young as 7, to train in warfare. Mandy Clark reports on this disturbing new tactic for the CBS series "Afghanistan: The Road Ahead."

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Salmon Industry in Deep Water

Chile exports more Atlantic salmon to the U.S. than any other country. But Chilean salmon farms are fighting a deadly virus that is causing an economic disaster. Mark Strassmann reports.

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Afghanistan War Stories

CBS News teams recount their experiences in war-torn Afghanistan. Hear from Randall Pinkston, Lara Logan, Jim Axelrod and more.

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Suicide Bombs by Women, Teens

Pakistan's military has been gearing up for a new offensive against the Taliban. But the militants struck first with a series of attacks, killing at least 39 people. Richard Roth reports.

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Obama Focuses on New Orleans

While visiting New Orleans, President Obama told residents there that he will make further efforts to provide more aid to areas still devastated to this day from Hurricane Katrina. Chip Reid reports.

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Social Security Bonus?

The Social Security Administration says that beneficiaries will not face a Cost of Living Adjustment. But as Nancy Cordes reports, recipients may potentially receive a bonus check next year.

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The Boy and the Balloon

A highly unusual search in Colorado has now ended for 6-year-old Falcon Heene, who disappeared while allegedly tied to a helium balloon. Ben Tracy reports that Heene was found safely at home.

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Take It With A Grain Of Salt

In response to a question from a child about facing harsh criticism during a town hall event in New Orleans, President Obama said, "it is just politics" and that "you have to take it with a grain of salt."

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Dangers of Halloween Night

Trick or treating is fun -- but it can also be scary for parents as their kids knock on stranger's doors. Anne tells us why we need to be on guard this Halloween.

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Poison Control

From glass cleaner to nail polish remover, your home may be full of products that could harm your child, if ingested. Anne shows us how to keep your kids safe.

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Hot Topics - Janet Hubert

Janet and Audra discuss reality television, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and much more.

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Laura Leighton

She's best known as the conniving Sidney Andrews on Melrose Place, both new and old. But, in real life, actress Laura Leighton is a lot more charitable. We caught up with her stepping out with marshals to help put a stop to domestic violence.

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Milkscreen

A mom-preneur in Austin Texas decided enough was enough. She invented a great product that allows new moms to enjoy a night out with their husband or their friends and still feel ok about having a drink.

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Hampton Film Festival - Cheryl Hines

We all love Cheryl Hines as the estranged wife of Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm. Now, Cheryl is playing a different role, this time, she is the director of the new indie film, Serious Moonlight.

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Pumpkin Drink Skewers

Jack-o-lanterns aren't just for the porch any more. Evette shows us how we can bring the pumpkin fun into our drinks for Halloween!

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Girl Talk: Body Image

As women, we all have some body issues. Ereka sat down with her girl posse and asks what they would keep and what they would change.

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Perfection is Not a Sitcom Mom

It's been 20 years since this woman played "aunt Viv" on the 90's sitcom "Fresh Prince of Bel Air", and with many ups and downs, Janet Hubert is finally ready to show the true colors of Hollywood in her new book, "Perfection is not a Sitcom Mom".

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Who Would You Work Out With?

Which celebrity would you like to work out with? Better hit the streets to find out the answer.

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Tensions Mount In House Oversight Cmte.

Republican members of the House Oversight Committee were prevented from forcing an open vote requesting subpoena records surrounding Countrywide Mortgage sweetheart loans.

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The Great Escape

In video shot by a Republican staff member, Democrats in the House Oversight Committee exited a separate meeting as a committee business meetings was taking place. Republicans argue that Democrats are a avoiding a vote on a subpoena against Countrywide Mortgage.

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Notebook: Annoying Words

Katie Couric says "Whatever!" to some of the most, like...you know...irritating words and phrases in the English language.

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Earnings Watch - Google

Google Reports 3Q EPS - Act. Ex-Items $5.89 vs. Est. $5.43; Reaction and Insight with Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray (Bloomberg News)

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More Perspective - Swiss Banking Secrecy

Time's Up - Analysis and Discussion with Asher Rubinstein of Rubinstein & Rubenstein (Bloomberg News)

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Spotlight - Fannie Mae

LIve! From Cary, NC: Interview with Former CEO Daniel Mudd (Bloomberg News)

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Participants from the July rescue of a sinking boat on the Maumee River discuss the incident, following a ceremony to thank the rescuers at the U.S. Coast Guard station in Toledo on Wednesday morning. The men aboard the sinking boat wanted to thank the Coast Guardsmen, and Tim and Tony Kuhlman, for their efforts.

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Market Close 10.15

S&P and Dow Each Rise Less than 1%; Nasdaq Rises But Remains Virtually Flat; According to Treasury, Recovery Incomplete Amid Yuan Concerns (Bloomberg News)

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Musical Motifs in 'Tosca'

Anthony Tommasini, classical music critic of The New York Times, demonstrates how Puccini's use of motifs with various characters and elements in "Tosca" enhance the emotional power of the work.

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Interview: Valerie Brewer and Dr. Nicholas Namias

In a news conference at Jackson Memorial Hospital where 15 year old Michael Brewer is being treated for burn wounds, mother Valerie Brewer and Dr. Nicholas Namias take questions from The Early Show's Maggie Rodriguez.

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Spotlight - American Electric Power

Live! From Cary, NC: Interview with CEO Michael Morris (Bloomberg News)

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Radical Cameras

Two new innovations in personal cameras: the Samsung DualView with screens on both the front and back of the camera, and Nikon's S100PJ, the first camera with a built in projector.

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Unplugged: Tough Choices In Afghanistan, Pakistan

CBS News' Sharyl Attkisson spoke with Transnational Crisis Project President Imran Ahmad Kahn on the road ahead in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Plus; Former Senator Max Cleland opens up about his new memoir, "Heart of a Patriot."

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Screen Test: Rupert Friend

The young British actors Rupert Friend, Aaron Johnson, Eddie Redmayne and Ben Wishaw discuss getting started in movies.

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Economic Expectations - We're Still in "The Bounce"

Where Goes the Dow? - Interview with Traxis Partners Managing Partner Barton Biggs (Bloomberg News)

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Screen Test: James Jagger

The emerging actor and son of Mick Jagger talks about his childhood obsession with Paul Newman and his desire to be Batman.

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Spotlight - Canadian Oil Sands

Interview with CEO Marcel Coutou (Bloomberg News)

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Spotlight - Enterprise Holdings

Live! From Cary, NC: Interview with Chairman/CEO Andrew Taylor (Bloomberg News)

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Unplugged: The Heart Of A Patriot

Former Georgia Senator and Vietnam Veteran Max Cleland discusses his new book, "Heart of a Patriot: How I Found the Courage to Survive Vietnam, Walter Reed and Karl Rove."

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Money & Sports - Playoffs Ratings Boom

Talkin' Baseball - TBS Broadcasts MLB Playoffs, Sees Spike in Ratings (Bloomberg News)

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Iraqi forces uncover car bomb factory

Iraqi security forces have uncovered a factory specialising in making car bombs and truck bombs. The discovery is a sign of the growing efficiency of Iraq's own anti-terror units -- but also the increased capacity of insurgents. Duration: 01:10

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Cindy Anthony's 911 Call

On July 15, 2008, Cindy Anthony franticly calls Orlando, Fla., 911 when she discovers her granddaughter, Caylee is missing. Her daughter, Casey Anthony, tells the dispatcher that she knows who kidnapped the little girl--her babysitter.

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Loaded: Cliq and Storm

Twitter doesn't want you to change your passwords, we have First Looks at the Motorola Cliq and the BlackBerry Storm 2, and both Acer and Toshiba launch touch-screen computers.

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In-Depth Look - Target-Date Funds

43% of People in Their 20's Held Target-Date Funds at End of 2008; Congress Concerned About Target-Date Retirement Funds (Bloomberg News)

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Inside Look - Disclosing Offshore Money

IRS Offers Amnesty Cap - Analysis and Discussion with Scott Michael of Caplan & Drysdale (Bloomberg News)

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Turner Bashes Bailouts

Preview - Excerpt of Exclusive Interview with Ted Turner (Bloomberg News)

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In-Depth Look - Should We Believe Bank Balance Sheets?

Mark-to-Make Believe - Are Loan Values Legit? Will the SEC Crack Down (Bloomberg News)

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Preview: The Kanzius Machine

The relentlessness of leukemia led John Kanzius to develop his very own radio wave machine, hoping it could help him win his fight against cancer. Lesley Stahl reports, this Sunday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

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Inside Look - Transportation Safety

Safety in the Skies - Interview with Deborah Hersman, Director of the National Transportation Safety Board (Bloomberg News)

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Screen Test: Vivienne Westwood

The English designer talks about her knack for making things and how she found herself in the fashion business.

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Special Report - Monty's Money

Monty Python YouTube Channel - The British Comedy Turns 40 (Bloomberg News)

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Screen Test: Michael Fassbender

The emerging star talks about movies that influenced him and his obsession with TV theme songs.

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Interview with Wilbur Ross

Deal Hunting - Ross Discusses Toxic Assets, Public Privates Investments, and Real Estate (Bloomberg News)

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Screen Test: Samantha Morton

The English actress talks about the day she met Woody Allen and growing up as a foster child.

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Inside Look - Climate Conflict

Live! From Cary, NC: Interview with U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donahue (Bloomberg News)

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Record Pay-Out Predicted for Banks

The Wall Street Journal analyzed 23 Top Banks and predicted a record high compensation pool of $140 billion for this year. Jim Axelrod reports.

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What the Dow 10,000 Mark Means

CBS Moneywatch Editor Jill Schlesinger spoke to Harry Smith about the Dow Jones exceeding the 10,000-point barrier and unemployment reaching almost 10 percent.

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Inside Look - Regulatory Reform Agenda

Distressed Debt - Interview with TARP Panel Chairwoman Elizabeth Warren (Bloomberg News)

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Special Report - Hirst's Art Market Blues

Spotlight on Damien Hirst's New Collection "No Love Lost: Blue Paintings" (InBusiness)

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Scott Pelley

60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley discusses how he got his start in news, his outside interests and the future of 60 Minutes.

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Emerging Market Spotlight - Israel

Interview with Hana Pri-Zan of Bank Hapoalim (InBusiness)

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M&A Update - Fate of Comcast-NBCU

Vivendi Holds Off on NBC (InBusiness)

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Inside Look - Oil Inventories Preview

Oil Inventory Report - Interview with Jan Stuart of Macquarie Group. (Bloomberg New)

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Ginsburg Hospitalized

Ruth Bader Ginsburg gets hospitalized due to adverse reaction to medicine. (Bloomberg News)

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Gap Ads Back On TV

Gap returns to TV ad campaign to revive slumping sales. (Bloomberg News)

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The Sport of Chess-Boxing

Competitors in Chess-boxing spend half of a match playing chess and half boxing. The first to a checkmate or knock out wins, Russ Mitchell Reports.

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Inside Look - Tax Evaders Deadline

Tax Haven Crackdown - Interview with Paula Cox of Bermuda Finance Minister. (Bloomberg News)

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A Tale Of Two Citis

Citigroup beat estimates. (Bloomberg News)

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Another Golden Quarter

Although higher but it has not fully given back its gains. (Bloomberg News)

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Corn Star

Corn prices rallies 18% since September. (Bloomberg News)

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Market Open 10.15

Suzanne O'Halloran is live in the New York Stocks Exchange with the latest in the market. (Bloomberg News)

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Katie Lee's Comfort Food

Author Katie Lee showed Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez how to make a Southern Sunday supper.

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Overcoming Trauma, Obesity

In the series, Down 2 Size, Zulma Rosario ballooned in size after the tragic death of her husband. She underwent weightloss surgery to be a better mom to her kids.

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Gear and Gadgets on the Go

Maggie Rodriguez spoke to Dannielle Kyillos, editor-at-large of dailycandy.com, about some new gear and gadgets to make the road feel more like home.

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Do-It-Yourself Home Fixes

Disaster House host Josh Temple showed Harry Smith how to fix disasters in the home with easy and inexpensive tools.

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Earnings Watch - Google

Google Report 3Q EPS - An In-Depth Look, featuring reaction with Clay Moran of Benchmark Co. (Bloomberg News)

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Wal-Mart Prefers Hanes

Hanes brand gets twice the much of space in almost 3,500 Wal-Mart branches. (Bloomberg News)

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Mothers Mission to Free Sons

Harry Smith spoke to the mothers of three young men detained in Iran since July who plan to deliver a petition with two thousand signatures to Iran's U.N. mission for their sons to be released.

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Mother's Mission to Free Sons

Harry Smith spoke to the mothers of three young men detained in Iran since July who plan to deliver a petition with two thousand signatures to Iran's U.N. mission for their sons to be released.

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An Ice-Free Artic?

A new study by a British exploration team shows that the North Pole could be ice-free in the summertime within the next decade or two. Elizabeth Palmer reports on the climate concern.

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The Ice-Free Artic

A new study by a British exploration team shows that the North Pole could be ice-free in the summertime for the next decade or two. Elizabeth Palmer reports on the climate concern.

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Dr. Oz's Health Crusade

Backstage at "The Dr. Oz Show," Dr. Jon LaPook talks with Dr. Mehmet Oz about free healthcare clinics. And, Dr. LaPook, a gastroenterologist, offers his services to a man in need of treatment.

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Nokia's New Strategy

Nokia launches four new touch-screens as it looks to grab the mobile market's share. (Bloomberg News)

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Obama's Katrina Controversy

For the first time since taking office, President Obama visits New Orleans. As Chip Reid reports, some Katrina victims are unhappy with his brief visit.

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Japanese-American Custody Battle

Maggie Rodriguez spoke with Amy Savoie, the wife of the man arrested in Japan for attempting to kidnap his children after they were relocated there by his ex-wife.

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Cat Shipped 950 Miles

Maggie Rodriguez spoke to the Bennett family about their missing cat that had been accidentally shipped 950 miles in a UPS crate.

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H1N1 Woman Lives to See Baby Boy

Pregnant women make up six percent of H1N1 deaths. Dr. Jennifer Ashton reports on one woman who developed a severe case of H1N1 in the ninth month of her pregnancy and survived.

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Update - Goldman Beats Estimates

Analysis and discussion with Mark Lane of William Blair & Co. (Bloomberg News)

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American Dad Released in Japan

Chris Savoie was released from a Japanese prison after attempting to take back his children from his ex-wife who moved them to Japan. Lucy Kraft reports.

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'SOS villages' shelter Botswana's AIDS orphans

Bostwana is still suffering under an HIV/AIDS crisis which is among the worst in the world, and among its most vulnerable are the children left in the pandemic's wake. One organisation has established several villages dedicated just to orphans, where they can grow up with the special care they need. Duration: 02:21

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More Perspective - Goldman 3Q Earnings

Roundtable discussion with the Former Sec Chairman, Arthur Levitt. (Bloomberg News)

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Pakistan army prepares new Taliban offensive

A wave of Islamist militant attacks, including a siege at the Pakistani army headquarters and assaults on police buildings in Lahore, has left close to 150 people dead. The attacks show the militant threat to the nuclear-armed nation is far from quashed. Duration: 02:01

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Mom of Burnt Teen Speaks

The mother of a South Fla. teen set on fire in an alleged revenge crime by classmates spoke out alongside her son's doctor about her son's condition.

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Teen Set on Fire in Gruesome Crime

In an alleged revenge crime, a South Fla. teen was set on fire by classmates after calling the police on them. Maggie Rodriguez reports.

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Inside Look - M&A, Goldman, Wasserstein

Interview with Ken Moelis of Moelis & Co. (Bloomberg News)

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2010 Tour de France wide open, says Armstrong

Seven-time champion Lance Armstrong described next year's Tour de France, unveiled on Wednesday, as open to a bigger field of rivals, with a route that puts less emphasis on mountain top finishes and time trials. The 97th edition of the Tour will begin in Rotterdam on July 3 and cross Belgium and France to end in Paris on July 25, covering some 3,590 kilometres. Duration: 00:56

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Miles ahead: Paris celebrates Miles Davis

50 years after the release of Miles Davis's landmark album "Kind of Blue", Paris dedicates the world's first major exhibition to the late legendary trumpeter, who always had a special relationship with the French capital. Duration: 01:07

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AB Inbev Brews A Sale

Anheuser-Busch sells its breweries in a transaction valuing as much as $3 billion. (Bloomberg News)

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Democrats Urges Doctors & Union Support

Democrats move to assure doctors, union on health care. (Bloomberg News)

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Italy continues to reap rich rice harvest

Better known for its "risotto", Italy is actually Europe's biggest producer of plain old rice. In the Lombardy region, rice farming has been going on since the 15th century -- thanks to Leonardo da Vinci who oversaw the building of canals and draining of swamps. Duration: 01:31

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Thai King Hospitalized

Thai King is still recovering from Pneumonia and needs to stay in the hospital for a few more days. (Bloomberg News)

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Tuning out the technological world

In a world of telecom overload -- mobile phones, wifi and PDAs -- France has carved out a safety zone. Perched high on a hill, the southern village of Eurre has been designated a "refuge" for people who say they are allergic to the electromagnetic waves given off by telephone and wireless devices. Duration: 01:41

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Scores dead as militants ambush Pakistan police

Militants unleashed coordinated attacks on Pakistani police, killing scores and escalating 11 days of carnage. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in Lahore was one of the targets. Duration: 00:39

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Allen Stanford Bloodied

Allen Stanford appears up in a court in hand cuffs with black eyes and bruises as the result of a jail fight. (Bloomberg News)

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Dodger Front-Office Split

Dodger's couple owner splits. (Bloomberg News)

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Asian Market Check

Overseas-Chinese to acquire I.N.G.'s Asia private bank; Thai stocks tumble. (Bloomberg News)

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Cheaters Beware!

Today is the date to fear for some of the nation's richest people who try to avoid the tax. (Bloomberg Edge)

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