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hate can't be celebrated but pain can be healed. >> black lives, they matter here! >> black lives, they matter here! this is cnn breaking news. hello, and welcome to our viewers here in the united states and all around the world. i'm nick watt in los angeles. russia is increasingly targeting vital-supply lines for ukrainian troops, as it ramps up its assault on the east. you are looking at a railway bridge that was blown up on friday. we have geolocated, and verified the authenticity of the video. it's near the done everdonetsk region.
a senior u.s. official tells cnn that russian forces are making incremental advances there. meantime, another mass grave was discovered friday in the kyiv suburb of bucha. 900 civilians have already been found dead in the kyiv region, in the wake of russian forces pulling out. russia's focus is now on the eastern donbas region. ukrainian president, volodymyr zelenskyy, says moscow's aim is to kill everyone living there. >> translator: only if ukraine would stand, will they live. if the russian invaders succeed in realizing their plan, at least in part, they will still have enough artillery and aircraft to destroy the entire donbas just as they destroyed mariupol. the city, which is one of the most developed in the region, is simply a russian' concentration camp in the middle of ruins. >> the situation, also, growing evermore dire for mariupol's last defenders holed up in that steel plant along with hundreds of civilians.
for more, let's turn to isa soares in lviv, ukraine. >> thank very much. good morning to you, nick. let me give you a closer look at the situation, at that mariupol steel plant that you were talking about that. a ukrainian commander inside tells us of relentless russian' attacks, and scores of people injured. our scott mclean has the story for you. >> reporter: these are russian troops making a break for cover in the streets near the azov steel plant in mariupol. one of them is shot along the way. another soldier attempts to pull him to safety amidst heavy fire. one ukrainian deputy commander says that russia is not ohm bombarding the plant from the sky, but now also attacking from the ground. >> translator: as of today, there have been attempts to storm the territory. this is infantry. this is enemy' military
equipment but those attempts have been beaten off as of this hour. >> deputy commander of the azov r regiment which is leading fight from the plant said recent bombing left some cut off by rubble. he is not sure if there are are survivors trapped inside. he says bombing also hit a field hospital. bringing the number of wounded soldiers to more than 500. the city mayor puts the number of injured at more than 600. how many do you think will survive the next day or two? >> translator: i am not going to say how lodge we could be here, but i am going to say that we are doing everything we can to stabilize them. >> reporter: with the soldiers in the plant are hundreds of civilians -- mostly, elderly, women, and children, they say as young as 4 months old, ukrainian officials say are also running low on foot food and water. thursday, the u.n. secretary general arrived in kyiv, determined to broker a deal to safely evacuate civilians from the plant after securing an
agreement, in principle, from vladimir putin in moscow. friday morning, zelenskyy's office announced an evacuation was planned for friday but no other details. said a convoy was en route but had yet to arrive. he is also hoping for a deal to allow soldiers to get out, though perhaps it is a long shot. >> would you rather die fighting than surrender yourself to the russians? >> we are not considering the terms of surrender. we are waiting only for guarantees from exit from the territory of the plant. that is, if there is no choice but captivity, we will not surrender. >> an adviser to the mayor of mariupol says getting soldiers evacuated safely would take international intervention or a divine one. >> i really want something -- something, like, miracle.
the main bus from zaporizhzhia and drive to azovstal. >> you don't think it makes sense for the soldiers at the steel plant just to surrender themselves to the russians? >> it might be. >> that might be the best thing to do? >> yeah. >> reporter: scott mclean, cnn, lviv, ukraine. well, ukraine is also accusing russia of stealing wheat from the areas it has occupied. ukrainian officials claim it is happening on what they call an industrial scale, including 60 tons reportedly taken from a single cooperative in southern ukraine. officials also say they took video of more than 50 vehicles taking wheat from another location this week. cnn could not independently verify their claims. but they are reminisce nt, of
course, of the great famine of the '30s under soviet leader joseph stalin after millions of people stole crops from ukrainian farmers. well, feed production, of course, is one of the reasons why the war is sending shock waves through the global economy. for more on that, i am joined by an economics professor at the university of california berkeley. thank you very much, yuri. let me pick up on that that we just heard, ukrainian side saying russian forces are robbing wheat from parts of the country. i believe kherson is one of those most affected. what does this mean in reality first on the -- >> i don't think in the immediate future, is going to change because ukraine has a lot of rain and food products. but if this pain continues at this scale, then we should seriously think about starvation on the ground and this is really
very close to what we had in the 1930s. millions of people perished because the soviets [ inaudible ] from peasants and they had nothing to eat. >> we are seeing it now and i suspect -- and i am pretty sure that you can correct me -- when did they need to start planting? when does that season start? because that's gonna be a concern, too. whether those areas have been occupied by russia -- what that future would entail? and what impact, crucially, that would have on food, on wheat exports right around the world? >> i would say this. you know, the area that is controlled by the russians. i don't think there is anything going on in terms of food pronunciation. um, production. um, on the other hand, the area which is controlled by ukrainian government, to the extent possible, they try to plant as much as they can. various estimates suggest that
70 to 80% of the land is going to be hard and so we are going to have some starvation but the bigger challenge is, okay, you plan the food. you collect the harvest. what do you do next? you need to transfer this from ukraine to other markets. and traditionally, ukraine was relying on seaports, mechanic l mykolaiv, kherson, and others. those are not operational now. they are occupied by the russian navy. and others are much more costly or they -- they -- it will take much longer time and so, at this stage, i think it is very important that ukraine and other countries -- poland and others -- cooperate and find ways to transport food from ukraine to -- to -- to the global markets and if this doesn't happen, ukraine is a huge producer of wheat and it is going to be reflected in high
prices, inflation, and all sorts of problems all over the world. >> yeah. and we -- we are seeing, of course, those supply chains being affected like you are mentioning. not just attacks on ply chains, bridges, but also, of course, those porting being shut off. and this has an impact, of course, between russia and ukraine i think they -- together, they export more than a quarter of the world's wheat. so, yuri, what does this mean for consumers right around the world? and in particular, for the poorest countries depend on this wheat here? >> well, much higher prices. demand for this food items is very elastic. many people rely heavily on bread. one of the most unfortunate countries is lebanon. they have domestic problems and rely very, very heavily on ukrainian' wheat. they -- they don't have resources for it, weather
another storm like this. and so, when they have very serious food-insecurity situation in lebanon and other countries. i don't want to make a forecast for how high food prices are going to go but we already see that wheat prices are very, very high, and they keep climbing up. so, unless this war in ukraine has a quick conclusion where, you know, farmers can harvest wheat and other crops, we are going to see more increases and commodity prices, specifically food prices. >> yeah. let me ask you about that. of course, wheat prices. you have got rising commodity prices. you have got fears of inflation. um, what kind of impact is this bound to have on the global economy here? dizzying global impact. >> right. so we see this war has -- uh -- ripple effects everywhere.
oil prices are high. gas prices are high. food prices are high. and obviously, in -- in the -- even the remote places, which are not directly affected by the war, like the u.s. or the eu, the consumers experience price increases. this is going to reduce their purchasing power. it is going to reduce their welfare. and so, even though nobody is dying in -- in a shooting war in the u.s. or canada or elsewhere, the -- the unfortunate -- the tragedy in ukraine going to be felt incorrectly by everybody. indirectly by everybody. >> yeah. and that's why we have heard from the imf saying the impact this is having, this war is having, and the impact it could have, of course, if it drags on. calling it an earthquake, so the proportions -- economic proportions of that are huge. yuri, i appreciate you taking time for us. good to sigh.
as the war drags on, so does the exodus, of course, of ukrainian refugees to other countries. according to the u. n., more than 5.4 million refugees have fled ukraine since the fighting began as you can see there, majority countries people have preponderance going to. the biggest being poland. the organization also says an estimated 13 million ukrainians are stranded near war zones and as well unable to leave. well, the international organization for immigration. that is a number equal to the entire population of hong kong just really put in perspective for you. displaced ukrainians can't bring much besides fear and worry as one young mother told our anderson cooper. >> you know, in the first weeks, i put many phone numbers on their bodies. like, i -- i -- i put my phone number, my husband's phone number, my sister's phone number. >> you would actually draw it on
their skin? >> i just draw on the bodies of the hands. like okay, if i die, okay, if cynthia die, i have another phone number of my sister. my sister is in kyiv. okay. so who else can take care of them? okay. i will put like their grandmother. she will survive. >> you had to think about that? >> and this is what many mothers did here. >> do you feel safe now? >> no, i don't. of course, i am not, like, crying all the time anymore. i can sleep right now. i can eat food. which i couldn't in the beginning. but i do not feel safe right now because the sky is not closed, and there is air attack that can happen at any time, in any place of ukraine. so, there is nowhere safe in ukraine. >> incredibly brave and strong mother of three there. and that does it for me live from lviv this hour.
i want to send it back to my colleague nick in los angeles. nick. >> thanks, isa. next, living through one of the most draconian lockdowns of the pandemic. coming up, we will get a look at what life is like in shanghai. many residents have been locked in their own homes, in an effort to stop the spread of covid. edu. our flexpath learnining formt lets you set deadlines and earn your nursing degree on your schedule. so, people can get a free samsung galaxy s22 when they trade in a galaxy, any year any condition. oh i get it. so you can take your old phone, that you've had for 12 years and loved every minute of, and trade it in for something new that suits your life now? that's right, yeah. and then enjoy immediate success, even though you'll never forget your old phone. ever. it's a great trade. life-changing. get a free samsung galaxy s22 with any galaxy trade-in. any year. any condition. only at at&t.
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approximatbe on the way down. on friday, global financial hub reported just over 10,000 new infections, a fold of over 5,000 from the day before. shanghai has been one of the hardest-hit cities during this latest outbreak. on friday, china credited its zero-covid policy with protecting lives, as well as minimizing the economic impact. the chinese government defends that harsh-covid policy as a, quote, magic weapon to prevent the spread of the virus. shanghai covid nrch numbers are gally calling but daily-case counts do remain fairly high and millions are still under a strict lockdown, including cnn's david culver. >> reporter: locked down in china is like nowhere else on earth. here, you see a man getting swabbed for a covid test through the fence. using a megaphone, healthcare workers call for others to get tested. the countrs zero-koe vid
strategy turning millions into virtual prisoners across the nation. outside beijing, these residents forced to hand over their apartment keys so counity workers can lock tm in from the outside. for those who wrefuse, crews drill holes to chain the doors shut. in the north aen province, no need for a lock. workers installing steel bars to keep people from leaving the building. right now across china, at least 27 cities are under full or partial lockdown. cnn's calculation estimating that directly impacts up to 180 million people -- more than half the u.s.' population. for over two years anyway, china's covid containment has become more extreme. fracturing everyday life. in shenzhen, a city not under lockdown, babies kept off the subway. the reason? they didn't have negative-covid test results.
it is now mandatory to get access to most of public life in the city. to accommodate the new rule, they have opened 24/7 testing sites. a delayed test result had this groom in shenzhen watching his own wedding ceremony via livestream. not allowed to enter the venue, laughing off the insanity of it all. china's zero tolerance for any new cases comes from the top. president xi jinping tasked vice premiere to oversee major outbreaks. in shanghai, that means working with the city's most-senior official, communist party secretary li chung and coordinated at local levels with thousands of communities. those local workers are our little gatekeepers, determining who goes in and out of each compound, facilitating food deliveries, and managing our health information.
in addition to very regular pcr tests, each day, we are also required to do rapid-antigen tests. upload results to this government app and we take a screenshot of that and a picture of the test, and we share it publicly with our community-group chat so that all our neighbors can see we are negative. >> reporter: the community group chats can serve as a helpful way to source food. sometimes, a witch hunt to kick out positive cases and have them sent to quarantine centers. >> to basically say we have a wartime situation and, therefore, we have to apply emergency measures and, therefore, you have to simply follow orders. >> reporter: it reminds some of the '60s and '70s, a painful era of social chaos sparked by extreme policies.
criticism of beijing's zero koid co-vid strategy is not tolerated from anyone, including the son of a billionaire. banned from chinese-social media after criticizing the policy. his profile, with 40 million followers, erased. but not everyone is silenced. back in shanghai, many residents confined to their homes adding to the growing chorus of dissent. as covid cases surge across china, millions now sentenced to lockdown. their release date? unknown. david sculver cnn shanghai. boris becker has been sentenced by a court in britain to two and a half years in jail. cnn sports' patrick snell has the details. >> reporter: becker, six-time grand slam champion and one of the most famous and biggest names in the history of the sport will seven half his sentence in jail. the judge, on friday, this video
of him arriving about court on friday, very significant. becker wearing a gray suit, white shirt, and striped tie in the famed wimbledon colors of green and purple. becker was declared bankrupt in june of 2017, and that meant he was legally obliged to disclose all his assets. assets he concealed including around $450,000, which was transferred to several third parties, property in his homeland germany, as well as according to the uk's insolvency service, when it suited him, he made full disclosure. when it didn't, he he didn't. the words of one prosecutor who urged the judge to pass a custodial sentence. becker also accused of transferring and depriving creditors of that in assets. the press association telling the court, quote, the proceedings have destroyed his
career entirely, and ruined any further prospect of earning an income. his reputation is in tatters. he will not be able to find work will have to rely on charity of others if he is to survive. when he won wimbledon, he won wimbledon the next year, too. that huge boom-boom seven of his. he won three wimbledon tire titles in four calendar years. a huge rise in stardom. and later, rising to the number-one global ranking. massive interest over the years in him ever since his private life, notorious british tabloids in the united kingdom, he would go on to win a total of six grand slam titles over the course of manier than a decade. he never won the french open but did win two australian open titles and the u.s. open, as well, in new york city he has remained active in the tennis
world, most notably as the coach of novak djokovic as well. and also, frequent media appearances as a commentator and a pundit as well over the years. send it right back to you. >> i am nick watt. for our international viewers, inside africa is next. for everyone else, the news continues after a break. do your eyes bother you? because after all these emails my eyes feel like a combo of stressed, dry and sandpaper. luckily, there's biotrue hydration bot eye drops for instant moisture biotrue uses naturly inspired ingredients. and no preservatives. try biotrue i am here beuse they revolutionized immunotherapy.
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welcome back. i am nick watt in los angeles. while russia has raised the issue of nuclear attacks in the war on ukraine, russia's foreign minister says nuclear war must never be launched. in an interview, sergey lavrov says there could be no winners in a nuclear war and he said this. >> we have been champions making
bridges by all nuclear countries, never to start nuclear war. >> that comes as another mass grave is found in the town of bucha. details on this latest discovery are scarce, but since russian upon troops withdrew from the area a few weeks ago, more than 900 bodies have been discovered. and to the southeast, in mariupol, the bombardment of that steel plant is not letting up. neither is the resistance. the ukrainian commander inside the plant says russian attempts to storm the area have been, in his words, deflected. hundreds of civilians and ukrainian troops have been holed up in the plant for weeks. according to a senior-u.s. defense official, russia's advances in eastern ukraine are slow, incremental, and uneven.
even so, there's been extensive shelling of railway and supply-line infrastructure. and as sam kiley reports, it may only be a test of what is yet to come. >> reporter: >> russia continues to put pressure on the eastern front as part of what the russians are calling their second phase, having rehe do fwiened their effort here in ukraine, from trying to essentially topple the government, they are now suggesting their theiror effort is to seize the donbas, east of the country, and potentially a large swath of the southern coastline. now, as part of that campaign, they have been driving southeast from the town of izyum and due south. there have been reports they have been attacking a railway at a town just effectively on the outskirts of where i am here, kramatorsk. that is the ultimate prize and
part of that, the uckrainians know well, is trying to get across the donetsk river. they have done so in the izyum area. but they are putting pressure on the town. a bridge linking across the river to sloviansk. the ukrainians have been blowing bridges in order to slow the russian' invasion all over the country and it has proved highly effectively. but ultimately, as sources say, the mayor believes the main russian' effort is likely to begin next week. perhaps, approaching may the 9th with the signature day of victory day in the former-soviet union. on top of that, of course, there has been significant troop' provements on the russian side and also on the ukrainian side. sam kiley, cnn, in kramatorsk. an emotional moment at the
pentagon friday. during the afternoon press briefing, pentagon spokesman john kirby choked up when speaking about the atrocities in ukraine. kirby was asked if he believed russian president vladimir putin is a rational actor. here is part of what he said. >> it's difficult to look at the -- sorry -- it's difficult to look at some of the images, and imagine that any well-thinking, serious, mature leader would do that. so i can't talk to his psychology but i think we can all speak to his depravity. >> and kirby also spoke about putin trying to justify the war as protecting russians in ukraine, defending russian national interests, and rooting out nazism in ukraine.
kirby called that bs. u.s. officials are also, once again, warning americans not to travel to ukraine, while expressing condolences for the death of a u.s. citizen there. the family of willy joseph cancel, tells cnn the 22-year-old died fighting alongside ukrainian forces. oren liebermann has more. >> reporter: for willy joseph cancel, this wasn't his war. the 22-year-old already served his country in the marines but after russia invaded ukraine, cancel's family said he felt the need to leave tennessee and join the fight. >> he left to go to ukraine. you know, he was proud because he wanted to do the right thing and, know, fight alongside the underdogs. and help them with things he thought was important. >> reporter: cancel's mother, rebecca cabrera says her son was
the one to stand up when everyone else study stood back. >> everyone he's come in contact with his life said that they were proud to serve next to him, to be a part of his life. um, and just everybody remember who he was. you know, he was a hero and he was doing the right thing, no matter how people feel about it. >> reporter: cancel's mother says he started working for a private-military contractor shortly before the war. cancel fwraed to go fight in ukraine. he arrived in a country, still defending on multiple fronts in mid-march. russian forces, inching towards kyiv, and carrying out more strikes on western ukraine. his more mother says she was told he fought with men from different countries before he was killed in action. his body has not been recovered because of the danger. his new brothers in arms mourning his loss. >> i am grateful for his sacrifices. unbelievable that you are able to -- that he was able to go
here and ultimate sacrifice for my home country of ukraine. >> cancel leaves behind a wife and 7-month-old baby. a family left without a father and husband. his brother-in-law says he was the type to fight for what's right, regardless of the outcome. he is not the only one. ukraine's military created an international legion for foreign fighters. a ukrainian official said more than 20,000 volunteers and veterans from 52 countries wanted to join. though, how many served is unclear. the u.s. has sent billions of dlafrs to ukraine to help fight russia but the white house says american citizens should stay out of this fight. >> we know people want to help but we do encourage americans to find other ways to do so, rather than traveling to -- rather than traveling to ukraine to fight there. it is a war zone. it is an active-war zone. and we know americans face specific risks but, certainly, we know a family is mourning, a wife is mourning, um, and our hearts are with them.
>> cancel's mother says the call was too great, the cause too important. one, for which cancel gave his life. >> he knew they needed help. um, and it was just something that he felt that he could help in because he had the experience and the training and the knowledge to go and help them. >> reporter: oren liebermann, cnn at the pentagon. the g20 summit in bali is still six months away but there is a diplomatic showdown lfr brewing over attendance. russian president vladimir putin has accepted an invitation from indonesia to attend but u.s. president joe biden has also called for russia' ejection from the g20. the white house press secretary says he is discussing the situation with advisers. >> a disaster declaration in kansas after a swarm of tornados
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that is a massive tornado passing over andover, kansas, earlier. the city administrator says there are reports of niinjuries as well as damage to, quote, several homes and cars. the national weather service says there were at least 15 tornados reported, mostly in kansas and nebraska, and another in florida. kapz kanz also reporting hail. all this, part of a severe-storm system passing through the reere region this weekend. join meg now is cnn meteorologist, karen mcginnis.
karen? >> yes, it was a frightful afternoon and evening. and just to, uh, point out how the central plains during this time of year become very active with severe weather. 31 years ago, almost to the day, the city of andover, which was struck tonight by tornados, was struck by an f-5 for nay dough. that was 41 years ago. now, we use ef scale that does damage, as well as wind speeds but they will send out a crew tomorrow for national weather service, and assess just how strong this tornado was. here is the setup. a very active weather pattern across the central plains. behind this system, lot of dry air. it is also cooler airment buff where you see this lipo of storms, that's where we saw violent storms tonight. now, we have severe-thunderstorm watches out across nebraska, iowa, kansas, and a portion of oklahoma. it looks like the tornado watches have all disappeared but that doesn't mean you can't
expect more severe weather. now. >> here is the setup across central and eastern sections of kansas. these violent storms erupted right around 8:20 local time. take a look at this video, and i guarantee you this is what you will be talking about tomorrow. take a look at this. this was shot by alana atkins. she lives in andover. it is a city of about 13,000 people. this is incredible. rarely, do you see it so crystal clear, without any grain, without any kind of hindrances. that's because the rain moved ahead of this. this tornado formed on the backside of that storm. what can we expect the rest of the evening? well, they are looking at power o outages now. we have reports of main some minor injuries but this is going to be very fluid and we will know more tomorrow when sun comes up and they assess the damage that occurred here.
nick, back to you. >> thanks, karen. meantime, a u.s. judge has sentenced a member of the isis terror cell known as the beatles to life in prison. alexanda kotey pleaded guilty in september to involvement in the hostage taking that led to the deaths of american, japanese, and british citizens in syria. he will serve the first-15 years in the u.s., then will be transferred to the uk for the rest of his life term. here in los angeles, alarm this week from press freedom advocates after la's powerful sheriff suggested a reporter was under criminal investigation for doing her job. county sheriff attacked la times reporter on tuesday after she published a series of stories, including one about a possible coverup within his department. her newspaper accused him of abusing his position in an
attempt to intimidate their reporter. this latest controversy hinges on one piece of video. take a look. >> an inmate gets punchy at a sheriff's department lockup. in this footage, you see a deputy's knee on the now-handcuffed inmate's neck or head. this week, la county sheriff announced another investigation. >> here are the three individuals we want to know a lot about. >> reporter: an investigation into who leaked that video. he pointed at a picture of the "la times" reporter who broke the story. >> this los angeles times reporter under investigation by the department? >> well, the act is under investigation. all parties to the fact are are subjects of the investigation. >> it was uncomfortable, and bizarre, and a little bit surreal to see my photo up there. it is obviously alarming of course when a powerful government official would do something like that. >> reporter: raises the
question, why? well, this potentially excessive use of force by one of his deputies was kept from the public, the video only surfaced last month but it happened more than a year ago, just as jury selection began in minneapolis for the trial of derek chauvin who murdered george floyd with a knee on the neck. the sheriff blocked and stalled an investigation, states one of the sheriff's underlings in a freshly-filed claim to obstruct justice and avoid bad publicity for his re-election campaign. >> this entire foundation, this entire lawsuit is false. everything in the lawsuit is false. >> the scandal prone faces voters in june. right now, questions over a helipad built over his home apparently without permission based on department audit. also, an investigation into alleged gang activity among his deputies. >> there is actually no actionable on here for anybody.
but made for good click bait. >> he says he wasn't shown the video until eight months after it happened. acted swiftly launched an investigation, he blames subordinates for any earlier lack of action. >> yesterday, we heard for the first time, an eyewitness who says they were personally in the room and saw him watch the video five days after the incident hap happens. >> a high-ranking official, she says she didn't cover it up, he did and later tried to demote her. the most powerful sheriff in the land, claims this is all a deep conspiracy against him. >> there is a lot of people working concert and coordination. that includes the l.a. times. that includes people that obviously want to defeat me electorally. that includes the board-appointed inspector general and the suing oversight commission. lot of people working overtime. >> he has since clarified on twitter the reporter is not a
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a brutal date and a brutal month on wall street. the dow closed down more than 2%. the tech-heavy nasdaq shed 4% ending its work month in 14 years drag down partially by amazon stock sinking and the s&p 500 had its worst month since the pandemic began. it closed down nearly 4%. in addition, lackluster earnings reports, a key indicator of u.s.' inflation, show it won't ease anytime soon.
as richard quest reports, all these factors are giving investors jitters. >> reporter: it was a horrible session that ended a difficult week. as more companies have revealed their earnings, so it's becoming clearer. schafer prices could not be supported. the latest victim was amazon. one of the bellwethers, a favorite of the pandemic who revealed losses that were much greater than expected, and costs that were rising open faster. as a result. >> amazon was down some 15% -- an extraordinary amount for a stock like amazon. put it all together, and investors are going into the weekend worried over inflation. concern over higher-interest rates which are coming on both sides of the atlantic and b bewildered about the market's inability to see a way forward. with the current environment, there can be no assurance of gains anytime soon. richard quest, cnn, new york.
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