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changing course. chesident obama says he hasn't changing course. president obama says he hasn't changed his ideals but thinks he can work with republicans. the skies deception, an airport passenger is unmasked as an imposter raising new security concerns. and a new controversy, a just-released michael jackson song but some aren't so sure who's really singing. this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, november 8th, 2010.
'morning, everybody. good to see you this monday. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. president obama is in new delhi this morning meeting with india's prime minister then addresses the parliament, the world's largest democracy, the second stop on his four-nation trip to asia. preeti arla is in washington with the latest. preeti, good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. the ten-day tour is the president's longest trip overseas since taking office trying to boost relations with countries like india hoping to help the u.s. economy. president obama is trying to strengthen ties with the world's largest democracy. >> the relationship between the united states and india is indispensable to addressing the challenges of our time. >> reporter: he's in india trying to boost the u.s. economy encouraging more trade between the two countries. but even halfway around the world, president obama couldn't escape questions about his party's heavy election losses. he told a group of indian college students sunday that he's willing to make adjustments
to his policies in order to compromise with republicans. >> how those play themselves out over the next several months will be a matter of me being in discussions with the republican party. >> reporter: republicans say they're willing to work with the president, as well, so long as it's on their terms. >> we're not going to be willing to work with him on the expansive liberal agenda he's been about. >> reporter: one of the gop's biggest targets the health care reform law. >> the vast majority of americans feel very, very uncomfortable with this new bill. >> reporter: on last night's "60 minutes" president obama defended the overhaul. >> there is a reason why our health care system hasn't been reformed over the last several decades. why every president talks about it and it never happens, because it's hard. >> reporter: but before the new congress convenes the outgoing congress has several things on its plate including extending bush-era tax cuts and a massive
government spending bill. the president heads to indonesia tonight despite concerns about recent volcanic eruptions there. after mt. merapi erupted friday, many airlines canceled flights to indonesia's capital of jakarta over worries about air-borne ash. now flights resume this morning but officials there say it could erupt at any time. terrell? >> preeti arla in washington this morning, thank you so much. as we reported here in his first interview since the election the president talked about problems with his health care bill on cbs's "60 minutes" one issue mr. obama said republicans wouldn't cooperate. >> we thought if we shaped a bill that wasn't that different from bills that had previously been introduced by republicans, including a republican governor in massachusetts who's now running for president, that, you know, we would be able to find some common ground there. and we just couldn't. >> reporter: the president says it was the partisanship and bickering that turned people off. when congress returns next week democrats will still be in the
majority but not for long. joel brown reports on the issues facing the lame duck congress. >> reporter: capitol hill's list of unfinished business is a long one. congress hasn't passed a single spending bill. without a measure to cover short-term costs by december 3rd, the government would shut down, though both sides say they'll get something done by then. there's the alternative minimum tax. if congress fails to adjust it for inflation, 26 million families face a $2600 tax hike. another urgent matter, whether to extend the bush tax cuts. their december 31st expiration date is coming fast. >> president obama nor the new republican congress wants a tax increase on every single working american to be a new year's day gift. >> reporter: the president called for the cuts to expire for families making more than $250,000. since his party's bruising election night, he signaled he's willing to make a deal with the gop, which wants to extend the cuts for everyone. >> i believe there's room for us to compromise and get it done
together. >> reporter: for democrats the lame duck session may also be a fight over the face of the party. nancy pelosi wants to keep leading house democrats as minority leader but a backlash is brewing among conservative democrats, who think she's too liberal. >> if she runs, she's going to have to get the votes somewhere else besides me. >> reporter: republicans see pelosi as their ticket to even bigger gains in 2012. there's a new sign outside gop headquarters, they are endorsing pelosi's leadership run. joel brown, cbs news, washington. two nuclear power plants in the northeast shut down for emergencies. first a transformer exploded at the indian point plant north of new york city early sunday evening. there were no injuries. officials say no hazardous material leaked but a half hour the vermont yankee plant was shut down. a water leak was found inside the complex. plant officials say the public was not in danger. in australia qantas airlines has discovered new problems with the jet engines that power its
fleet of giant airbus a380s. oil leaks were discovered. an engine broke apart just after takeoff. the plane landed safely in indonesia. the jets will remain grounded another 72 hours. friday a qantas 747 also had engine trouble. new worries this morning that flooding in haiti will spread a cholera epidemic. more than 500 have died in haiti with the water-borne disease. since last month thousands have been hospitalized. a river believed the source of the outbreak is expected to overflow today. people living along the river banks have been told to evacuate. on the"cbs moneywatch," asian markets reacted positively to job news in the u.s. ashley, good to see you. good morning. >> good to see you, terrell. good morning, as well. asian markets staged another big rally today the nikkei rose over 1 percent hitting a throw-months high and the hang sang is up just a fraction. today, wall street gets chrysler's third quarter earnings.
stocks start out the week at a two-year high after last week's big gains both the dow and nasdaq added almost 3%. two million out-of-work americans could lose unemployment benefits next month when federal funding for it that's when federal funding for long-term unemployment insurance expires. congress is expected to discuss extending those benefits when lawmakers return to washington later this month for a lame duck session but analysts say an extension may hinge on whether lawmakers can agree on extending tax cuts to all americans. don't hold your breath waiting for air fares to come down anytime soon. "usa today" is reporting domestic fares are up an average of 17% this holiday season compared to last year, with some up as much as 60%. analysts aren't expecting them to come down at all because the demand is so much higher. the most expensive day to fly, december 26th. a new internet browser combines surfing the web with the best of social media.
rockmelt, which debuts today, allows users easy access to facebook and twitter along with other internet favorites, the brainchild of the same developer that invented netscape, very popular before eclipsed by microsoft's internet explorer. . "megamind" looks like a mega hit. it topped the weekend box office, opening with nearly $48 million in ticket sales. the road trip comedy "due date" opened in second place with tyler perry's "for colored girls" rounding out the top three. and almost a year and a half after his death the king of pop is still making music. michael jackson's website released a new track called "breaking news," just after midnight this morning. it, of course, does not come without controversy. his father said jackson would not want unfinished material released and his mother suspects it is not even him singing. the new album simply called
"michael" is set for release december 14th. terrell? >> ashley morrison in new york for us, thank you so much. still to come this morning, researchers find a way to turn skin into blood. plus a new airport security issue. a young man flies from hong kong to canada disguised as an old man. this is the "cbs morning news." blengz [ female announcer ] kids who don't eat breakfast
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jay do you >> reporter: scientists at canada's mcmaster university announced they found how to turn human cells into skin cells. it is possible a small patch of skin the size of a fingernail could provide a full blood transfusion. they expect clinical trials to produce results by the end of 2012. >> our next challenge will be to take our small amounts of skin that we're making a few blood cells and now to take larger pieces of skin and be able to make these cells in large ampules or bags that we can then transplant into people much like a transfusion product. >> reporter: researchers took a piece of human skin and cultivated the cells in a petrie dish, adding saline solution loaded with proteins those skin cells were converted into blood cells. about 70% of all patients who need a transplant are unable to find a match in their family. the hope is that his research will eventually eliminate the need for blood marrow drives like this one. >> i think our demonstration opens up the possibility that other types of cells could be
also be converted from blood and certainly things like liver cells, pancreatic cells, potentially neuro cells. >> reporter: researchers are excited because this approach avoids controversial stem cell debate. >> the promise here is that it avoids a lot of the ethical issues that have really plagued stem cell research because here you are taking cells that are coming from you. >> reporter: jay dow, cbs news, new york. a bizarre incident of deception on an airliner is raising security concerns this morning. get this, a young asian man boarded a flight from hong kong last month disguised as an elderly white man. during the flight he went in the bathroom and took off the elaborate silicon mask that hid his real identity. homeland security secretary janet napolitano is worried terrorists may use the same trick. >> i don't have the actual operational details, but, you know, i think these are further illustrations of, you know, different tactics and techniques used. >> when the flight landed in vancouver, the young man asked for asylum from his home country
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the cleveland browns pulled off another upset beating first place new england. the quarterback scrambled for a touchdown. 34-13. you know what, we'll tack on a point. 34-14 instead. browns over the patriots in had that game. more than 40,000 runners took part in sunday's new york city marathon. the men's time was won by gebre gebre mainian of ethiopia. rescued chilean miner needed five hours and 40 minutes but made it to the finish line. when we come back this morning, another look at this morning's top stories and just 47 shopping days until christmas but retailers are bringing out the holiday bargains now. you don't need a rematch, but a rethink. with lunesta. lunesta is thought to interact with gaba receptors associated with sleep. lunesta helps you get the restful sleep you need.
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purchase the west coast will see rain showers and more rain is coming to the northeast. here's another look at the top stories this morning. president obama is in new delhi meeting with india's prime minister and says the country will work closely together to combat terrorism. a river in haiti health officials believe is the source of a deadly cholera epidemic is expected to overflow today. people living along the river have been told to leave. the traditional start of the holiday shopping season is called black friday, the day after thanksgiving, more than two weeks away from now but this year many retailers are getting a head start with pre-sale sales. cynthia bowers reports. >> reporter: it's beginning to look a lot like christmas. >> seems like there's a lot more christmas out. it was out before the end of halloween, even. >> reporter: but santa's early arrival is not about holiday spirit but spurring holiday
spending. black friday signs are going up weeks before thanksgiving. analysts are predicting a sales rise of 2.3% this year and retailers are trying to lure the early birds. >> this is kind of a first weekend to get my feet wet and look around and see what's going on. >> reporter: the christmas season has always been make it or break it but in a tight economy, it can't come quickly enough which is why big retailers like walmart, sears and target are jump-starting black friday sales. a recent survey found six in ten americans say they blan to spend the same or even a bit more this year and, while shoppers are generally encouraged to wait for those last-minute markdowns, not this year. >> if you want something that is popular, if you want something that is likely to run out, get it, get it now. >> reporter: that's because retailers can't afford to hang on to as much inventory in this recession. with 50% of consumers admitting they are trying to snag bargains, today's prices may be
as good as it gets. >> the reason i start early is to, number one, beat the crowds. number two, try to get the best sales i can. >> reporter: but not everyone is feeling the holiday spirit. >> just not quite ready yet. >> reporter: but ready or not, the holiday season is already here. cynthia bowers, cbs news, chicago. after 35 years of "wheel of fortune" this could be a first. get this friday's show a contestant filled in a single letter for a seven-word, 27-letter puzzle and immediately tried to guess the answer. >> can i solve? >> okay. >> i've got a good feeling about this. >> that's right. >> i had a good feeling about it. i had a good feeling about it. >> what? get 'em girl. if you missed that, she said i had a good feeling about it.
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millionsf millions of american sports fans are living a fantasy life. not all the time. talking mainly weekends and monday nights. their fantasy is pro football and having a team of their own. russ mitchell has their story. >> reporter: for sean sanders, sundays are about football and business. >> go, go, go, go, go. yes! >> reporter: he isn't just a fan. he's a general manager. >> fantasy football, you really get into it because it's kind of like you are coaching, managing your team. >> reporter: fantasy football where armchair quarterbacks make the decisions like whom to draft, who starts, and who sits on the bench. fantasy teams combine players from all over the nfl.
so, baltimore line backer ray lewis and miami running back ronnie brown could end up on the same side. their individual performances on any given sunday are combined, and those stats determine which fantasy team wins. this is your team? >> this is my squad. of >> nate has been in a league for nine years. he's a cleveland browns fan but playing fantasy football gives him a stake in all the other games, as well. >> i've got tom brady at quarterback. i've got felix jones, stephen jackson at running back. >> reporter: sean and nate are part of the huge increase in fantasy football. the fantasy sports trade association says there are 22 million players, a number that grows by as much as 9% every year. why do you think this has gotten so big? >> well, i think, first of all the tremendous popularity of football as a whole has really -- i mean, football has become such a -- almost an institution.
>> mark knows what it's like to watch game after game. fantasy football demands it. but, reality can get in the way. >> coming into the season in 2003, i said, all right, what's the one thing that's getting in the way of my total fantasy domination, that was my job. >> reporter: so, he quit and spent a year doing nothing but fantasy football. then wrote a book about his experiences called "committed." >> this year, i'm actually playing in three leagues, which, you know, is not that many. i know people who play in 15, 20. >> reporter: all those leagues mean hours watching games on sunday and compiling stats on monday. often at work. businesses have taken note. a new survey finds one in four now blocks access to sports websites, but 8% of companies embrace it, as a morale boost. >> some detractors say it costs billions in productivity every year but, you know, what internet pursuit doesn't? >> reporter: with buy-ins and league dues, fantasy football is estimated to be a multi-billion dollar industry.
russ mitchell, cbs news, new york. >> must be nice. coming up later on "the early show" live from india with the latest on president obama's trip and political issues faced at home. also, american amanda knox goes back to court in italy. we'll talk to her parents. and harry smith meets his namesake, a karaoke king in north center florida. that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday. good to see you, everybody, i'm terrell brown. have a great day, everybody, terrell brown. have a great day, everybody, we'll see you later! -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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