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>> "the early show" is next. >> caption colorado, llc comments@captioncolorado.com vi good morning. wall street recovering from two days of losses while political turmoil in greece throws a major wrench into a debt deal raising fears of worldwide recession. we have the latest on the economic chaos as president obama and others prepare for a key european summit. as herman cain fights to contain the controversy over sexual harassment charges the lawyer for one of the complainants says he isn't telling the truth and it's time to share her story. the customer wins as bank of america backs down on a plan to charge people $5 a month to use their debit card. we'll talk to the woman who started the campaign against the bank. and the pilot of a jet liner is called a hero after bringing
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a 767 safely to the ground without a landing gear. we'll hear from two passengers about the ordeal early this wednesday morning, november 2, 2011. good morning to you on this wednesday. i'm erica hill. what a beautiful, beautiful shot. >> start of a good day. hi, everybody. i'm chris wragge. important news for women who drink alcohol. >> the latest study is looking at the link between drinking and breast cancer. more than 100,000 women -- the study was with more than 100,000 women. it found a higher risk of breast cancer for women who drank a certain amount a. women with as few as three drinks a week were more likely to develop cancer but researchers don't understand the connection. more on the study and everything
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we know about it ahead. >> yes. first this morning another day of financial turmoil around the world as president obama heads to france for an important economic meeting. >> the g20 summit will focus on the troubles in europe, especially greece. we have a preview from nice, france, this morning. >> reporter: good morning. the hard talking was to begin tomorrow when world leaders gather but it's already beginning today. the reason is greece which has decided to put the deal that's been offered to bail it out to a national referendum. many people think this threatens a shaky deal in a shake by world. the greek prime minister is due hear for meetings today and a not likely quiet ones. just last week people were hoping for a new dawn in greece. the question now is how long and how dark the night will be. the greek cabinet met late into the dark night and a came out saying it agreed with the prime
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minister's plan to put the european bailout deal to the test with the national vote though many fear a vote could set off a domino effect financial crisis in europe and around the world. as the rioting of the past few months have shown the deal could be a tough sell. greeks are told they have to take cuts in jobs, pay and pensions as their part of an arrangement where banks write off half the greek debt and the big european countries like germany and france provide huge sums of money. the french president nicolas sarkozy said he was blindsided by the requirement and while every country has a right to run its own affairs he says the european deal on the table was the only option. all a of this is held against the buildup of the g20 conference here and the demonstrators that accompany them. this time the protest rs have come from around the world with ideas including a so-called
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robin hood tax to tax financial transactions to raise money to address financial problems. >> the occupy movement and this robin hood movement, people are joining forces. they are recognizing the growing inequality. they need to take action. >> reporter: it's all high-mi high-minded, big stuff all mired in the problem that won't go away -- greece, the little country with the big problem threatening to take the big countries down with it. >> mark, thanks. this morning wall street is gaining ground after two days of heavy losses because of trouble in europe. >> joining us with more on the market and how it all affects you is rebecca jarvis. good to have you break it down for us. everybody watching as mark pointed out what's happening in greece, at the summit in france. how does it trickle down to the average american? >> it trickles down and part of the reason is because of what
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banks in the united states own because of the problem. they own the debt in european countries. $640 billion is the estimate the congressional research service put on the number. when you think about it these are the five biggest banks in this country holding the debt. some of the smaller banks don't. if the debt goes badly, if these countries, for example, if greece suffers a blow, defaults on debt, all of the sudden we we are talking issues with lending. it will be expensive to get a loan, harder to get a loan in this down trichl we have seen the impacts of europe on our stock markets. your 401(k) is impacted. everything from wanting to buy a house to a car to a business gets harder in a world economy having problems as a result of europe. >> today wall street pointing higher today. what can we tribute attribute i? >> we have had manic markets overall but the other component is we got positive news this morning. a jobs report on private payroll sowing the jobs increase in
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october, 110,000 in the private sector. that's good news. also we have seen a drop-off in planned lay-offs. more retailers plan to hire. in particular we know this is the time of year retailers do it. it's seasonal hiring. this will be an interesting thing to look at on friday when we get the official jobs report from the labor department. >> we like any bit of jobs addition is a good thing. >> completely. anything better than expected is a good thing now in terms of the economy and market. >> we'll focus on the positive then. >> that's all you can do. as far as what will be said. is there going to be a comment made at the g20 that will quell what's going on out there? >> the euro zone, we need to see they are serious about solving the problem. that's what everybody wants. >> rebecca jarvis, thank you very much. now to the continuing controversy for republican candidate herman cain. >> the lawyer for one of the
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women who accused him of inappropriate conduct in 1999 says she wants to tell her story but she can't. cain insists there was no harassment. jan crawford has more this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. supporters of cain said the allegations are racially motivated, that he's attacked because he's a black conservative. now it's the candidate himself who seems to be agreeing. herman cain was asked directly if he thought revelations he'd been accused of sexually harassing two women were racially motivated. >> i believe the answer is yes, but we do not have any evidence to support it. there are some people who are democrats, liberals who do not want to see me win the nomination and there could be people on the right. >> reporter: cain has been criticized for how he initially handled the controversy. when the story broke he seemed to give conflicting answers.
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>> i'm not aware of a settlement. >> yes, there was some sort of settlement or termination. >> reporter: cain said he wasn't changing his story but remembering events a decade ago. >> the way i explained that is when i first heard the word "settlement," i thought settlement. my recollection later was that there was an agreement. so i made an assumption about the word settlement. it wasn't intended to be clintonian. >> reporter: now cain's opponents are starting to break the silence including michele bachmann last night in iowa. >> this is the year when we can't have any surprises with our candidate. we have to have a candidate that we can know when we put them into office we can trust them with their record of what they have done and who they are. >> reporter: for the first time the lawyer for one of cain's accusers is speaking out. joe bennett said his client, a
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married federal employee from maryland, is credible. >> it had to be something my client found upsetting or she wouldn't have pursued the process. >> reporter: bennett said he doesn't remember the specific situation but remembers it was resolved through a settlement agreement. >> i think the national restaurant association ought to let the two women, if they choose to do so, come forward and tell their stories so that it can get a complete public airing. >> reporter: bennett said his client might be willing to speak out. one of the questions she would face was how much was the settlement? the new york times is reporting one of the women got a year's salary $35,000. >> jan crawford, thanks. president obama made a new pitch for his $447 billion jobs bill speaking with tv stations in crucial swing states he needs to win re-election. >> one of the reporters is from our minneapolis station wcco tv.
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amelia santaniello, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president continues to push the jobs bill through that he has little success of getting through congress. i started asking him if americans are better off now than before he took over four years ago. >> we are better off now than we would have been if i hadn't taken all the steps that we took. i don't think the country is stronger yet than it was when the economy was still booming and we didn't have the wall street crisis or we didn't have the housing bubble burst. but we have made steady progress. we need to make more. in the meantime we need congress to act. that's why the jobs act is so important and a incorporates ideas that have traditionally gotten democratic and republican support. putting construction workers back to work on roads and bridges. putting teachers back a in the
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classroom. these are the things independent economists say could create as many as 1.9 million jobs. we can do that and still reduce our deficit. >> at what point does the economy become your fault, not your predecessor's? >> it's always my responsibility. i'm less interested in allocating blame than in taking the steps to move the economy forward. traditionally after a big financial crisis like this the economy takes a longer time to heal. we have seen progress in the private sector where we have seen over 2 million jobs created. but it's not enough yet to have an impact on everybody who needs help out there. my whole orientation, what i wake up every day thinking about is how can i make sure middle class families and folks who want to get in the middle class who are working hard, taking care of their families, how can they live out the american dream?
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opening up opportunity and making this economy work for everybody, not just a few at the top, that's got to be our number one priority. >> when you look back, what do you say as your highlights or what you are the most proud of and maybe the lowlight? >> i'm proudest of having stabilized the economy. it's not where it needs to be. when i came into office the economy had contracted by 9% which is the most since the great depression. by 2010 the economy has grown by 4%. that was a huge reversal. the problem is stabilizing the unemployment rate that's way too high. we have to keep pushing to make the investments for long-term growth -- improving our schools, our basic research, our infrastructure. but right now we have to put people back to work. >> reporter: the president said that much of his work is not done. he still wants to work on improving schools,
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infrastructure and research. clearly jobs is still his number one priority. >> betty nguyen is in for jeff on assignment at the news desk. good morning. >> good morning. in london this morning an appeals court ruled wikileaks founder julian assange can be sent to sweden. he's juaned for sexual assault claims against two women. he's been under house arrest. the fbi says a young american soldier stationed in alaska has been charged with espionage. 22-year-old william malay is a military policemen from owensboro, kentucky. the army wouldn't say who he is accused of spying
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a major study finds women who have as few as three choc c -- alcoholic drinks have a higher risk of breast cancer. >> good morning. we have heard stories about alcohol, the risks and benefits. we heard about drinking and breast cancer before. what's different this time around? >> what's majorly different is this is a big study which makes it more powerful. it makes the results more important to us. specifically the study looked at 100,000 women over the course of 30 years. what the researchers found is women who drank between three and six alcoholic drinks per week had a 15% risk of getting breast cancer. women who drank two drinks or more per day had a 51% increased
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risk. >> this is any kind of alcohol? >> wine, beer or hard alcohol. and also the younger you started drinking the greater your risk, even if you stopped at 40. >> what's e the connection between alcohol and breast cancer? >> this study didn't look at it in particular. however it probably has to do with the hormone estrogen which fuels most boards of directors. alcohol is thought to increase your circulating blood levels of estrogen. that may be the link. >> based on the findings, should women stop consuming alcohol all together? >> it's still confusinconfusing frankly. doctors aren't sure what advice we should give. i will tell my patients if you don't drink, don't start. if you drink one drink a day and you are not in a high risk group for breast cancer, you can continue to do that until the american cancer society changes their recommendation. >> that's the recommendation is
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one? >> exactly. if you drink two or more a day, cut back. >> it seems confusing. a lot of people say there is a different study every week. alcohol aside because we're going to hear more on the sides over the coming months and years. what are other ways people can reduce the risk for breast cancer? >> overall it does seem alcohol is a small part of our overall breast cancer risk. things that are much bigger have to do with our lifestyle, healthy habits. number one, control our weight. being overweight, especially after menopause really increases the breast cancer risk. we need to follow a healthy, plant-based diet and exercise. 30 minutes, five times a week make as difference. those things are more important in fighting breast cancer. >> thank you. >> sure. >> still ahead, we'll talk with passengers on the plane which made the terrifying belly land aing in poland. the pictures are unbelievable.
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231 on board, no one got hurt. we'll hear about the flight and ask condoleezza rice what she thinks about the herman cain situation and how president obama is doing versus her former boss president bush. this is "the early show "on cbs. [ mom ] alright guys, play with your toys after dinner.
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the strike is on in oakland. "occupy oakland" protesters are to shut down banks good morning. it's 7:25. let's get you caught up on bay area headlines this wednesday. the strike is on in oakland. "occupy oakland" protesters are hoping to shut down banks today and the port of oakland later tonight. some city employees and hundreds of teachers all taking the day off to participate. there will be a number of protest marches starting at frank ogawa plaza today. about 2 dozen homes are evacuated north of napa this morning. a wildfire broke out off the silverado trail last night. one home burned as well as some outbuildings on the property. the fire was started by power lines blown down by the wind. stay mayor chuck reed wants to increase the city's tax on medical marijuana dispensaries. it's currently 7%.
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he wants 10%. the extra money what pay for a citywide vote on repealing marijuana regulation. we'll have your traffic and weather coming right up. ,,,,,,,, ,, ,,
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good morning. well, first i want to let you know about an accident in livermore more westbound 580 before greenville causing
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traffic to stack up through the altamont pass so delays growing there. live look at the south bay coming out of downtown san jose, pretty sluggish in stretches from 101 towards cupertino. at the bay bridge it is backed up solidly through the macarthur maze. and it is jammed from the incline all the way out towards the "s" curve just your usual commute there. and for mass transit so far systemwide for bart,'s trains 3 and 5 looking good, muni, caltrain all on schedule, including ace trains number 3 and 5. so far your drive time is 20 minutes out of hayward. >> looking nice around the bay area today, beautiful weather now. red flag warning still in the north and east bay hill. this camera from mount vaca cam, high clouds in the distance but you see the camera shaking around in some of the wind. we have seen gusts over 40 miles per hour across some of the peaks. temperatures expectedded in 70s by the afternoon across most of the bay area. big changes for tomorrow. rain could be moving back in on thursday. ,,
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♪ that's right. sun is coming up. a little spring in our step this morning. welcome back to "the early show." i'm chris wragge, along with erica hill. this morning, what are you going to say? we always got a spring in our step. >> even more so. >> thanks to the next story. get the debit card out once again and use that thing. >> go for. you may have heard bank of america dropped plans to charge debit card users five bucks a month so the other big banks working on it and doing some trials, most of them have dropped it too. how did it come about? probably in large part thanks to folks like you who complained. more on that and meet one of the women who is behind the largest
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online petitions for this and reality, they might try to gouge us somewhere else. this is a wild story. a pilot in poland hailed as a hero as safely landing a boeing 676 on its belly when the landing gear failed to deploy. >> the passengers on board of the flight which originated in the u.s. say it was a tense time and that would be putting it mildly. charlie d'agata is in london with more. >> reporter: it is an extremely rare event, not only to have all of the landing gear fail but the backup system fail too. the passenger planes are designed to survive belly landings when you have a pilot like this in the cockpit. a crisis every pilot is trained to handle. all would only hope to handle it this well. with the landing gear jammed, the pilot had no choice but to take the boeing 767 with 231 people on board down without it.
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with steady hands and nerves, the captain verona took the crash out of crash landing, gentle setting the belly of the plain on retardant form the emergency crews sprayed on the runway. in the last conversation before landing, an air traffic controller said good luck. the pilot answered back no landing gear. nobody on board suffered a scratch. some knew there was a plane after taking off from newark errant. after the pilot circled the airport in warsaw to burn off fuel, they warned passengers to brace for a rough landing. >> translator: there was a lot of fear, especially among the women. there were tears. >> reporter: not all women apparently. >> next week, get on the plane. >> reporter: for some, excitement. but, for most, just relief.
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passengers on the polish national carrier flight were treated by doctors and psychologists. boeing said it sent its own investigators to the scene to help figure out what went wrong. >> that is charlie d'agata in london. thank you. joining us from warsaw are two of the passengers sophia and anka borowska who live outside of philadelphia and on that flight. ladies, good morning to both of you. ank an gel ka how fortunate do you feel? >> i appreciate life a lot more and lucky to be alive. i was just crying on the plane and so happy to be here today. >> at what point did you realize there were serious problems on board? >> i didn't really know. no one really knew what was going on. they just told us, you know, be prepared for an emergency
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landing so we flew around warsaw like a bunch of times, and once they -- once they said, you know, be prepared for an emergency landing, we all got into the positions. i had my head down. i was just crying. i had a panic attack actually. so i had my head down and they said we were about to land. >> how difficult was it? >> they said we were about to land. >> could you stay calm? was any passenger on the plane calm? you said you had a panic attack. what was, i guess, the general sense of the rest of the passengers on this flight? >> everyone was pretty upset. they didn't know what was going on. everyone was crying around us. you know, everyone was praying. it was just very sad and emotional. you could see how everyone was just worried about everything. people were on the phone. i was scared to pick up my phone. i thought the plane would just fall to the ground since you can't use your phone on the
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plane. everyone was so upset. >> what are you saying to your mom in these final moments when the plane is making this final descent. ? you know what problems the plane is experiencing. what are you saying to one another? >> we were just communicating with each other and saying, you know, i love you and then just -- we get down safe was the main thing. we just kept quiet and we were just hoping and praying that we were going to be okay. >> now i guess the big question, you do land safely with most landing gear. what are you thinking when the plane finally comes to a stop? >> i still had my head down crying. everyone else is clapping. then, all of a sudden, we hear like the alarm. everyone gets up. we see smoke and we just run off the plane as quickly as possible. they told us to run into the field as far away as you can. >> when you looked back and look at the plane, kabul you were seeing this plane on the ground with no landing gear?
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>> no, i couldn't believe it. it was just so shocking that, you know, our plane just crashed. >> and now let me ask you this. are you at all nervous about flying home and getting back on a plane? >> very, very nervous. i have three weeks here to hopefully relax about it and not have to think about it. but i just hope that i never have to experience that ever again because it's really terrifying. >> we are happy both of you are safe. thank you for taking the time and speaking with us here this morning. >> thank you. >> thank you. boy, they are lucky. and mom, sophia was there for emotional support this day after. doesn't speak or understand the language very well so we didn't pose any questions
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just ahead, a bank of america customer was mad as heck. she wasn't alone. >> so she started a campaign against a new debit card fee and she won. we will meet her and tell you why her hard work may pay off for you as well when we come back on "the early show" on cbs. arly show" on cbs. however we want... and have them ready for pick up in 5 minutes, guaranteed.
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you remember last month? bank of america announced a 5 dollar fee for customers who made as little as one debit card purchase per month and sparked a huge customer backlack. on tuesday, bank of america
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announced that plan is dead. >> bank of america wasn't the only ones. other big banks were testing a debit card fee and they have also decided not to move forward with it. cbs news business and economics correspondent rebecca jarvis is here with us again and molly katchpole who started a huge successful drive against bank of america and some folks are crediting you with this change. >> there you go, mol. >> you said you were going to take it any more. why did you start the petition? >> i pretty much live paycheck-to-paycheck right now. so another fee addeded on just -- it just kind of really bothered me. i knew that other people would feel the same way. so i went to change.org. i started the petition and i knew it would catch fire and it did. >> 300,000 people. >> catching fire, an inferno. did you think it could catch fire, one thing but it really took off. >> it did. i was expecting it to get a lot of response. it grew so quickly i almost
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couldn't keep up with it. and i wasn't expecting this and victory resolved. i am excited about it, obviously. >> you actually left bank of america in all of this. you went to a community bank where you say you're going to stay. bank of america contacted you at one point. what did they say? >> they were trying to explain the fee. they said they were doing it because they were trying to be more transparent with their fees which, you know, i understand, but it doesn't really explain this new fee. it's not like this fee had been lurking in the background of your bank account and, all of a sudden, they were telling you about it. >> when they are trying to explain the fee to you, did you say, look, i'm 22, i have two part-time jobs and working paycheck-to-paycheck and this is another fee i don't want to dole out annually. >> i did. i felt like they didn't care about that and i felt like they didn't take those stories into account when they announced the fee. >> the little person says i'm
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going to take on a big old bank of america or some other conglomerate big corporation. >> the little person becomes very big when they take to the internet like molly did and when people like senator dick durbin come out and say vote with your feet and jay leno makes it a bad publicity thing for bank of america. they say in their statement they listened. the politically correct thing to say. we listened to to our customers and there will not be a fee. >> realistically as they told molly we are trying to be more transparent with our fees, things cost us money, are they going to hit us with a fee of $5 or something else. >> probably going to happen in another place. maybe not in the 5 dollar level. when you see that fee it's transparent. you see it completely. when you getl nickled and dimed here that is what usually happens. >> did all other banks reverse
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their decisions? >> bank of america is really the last ones to market that has -- is the last one to reverse the position. but suntrust, jpmorgan, wells fargo, lastly, regions, they have all reversed their decision, along with bank of america. >> we talked when this came out one of the things which is frustrating. we have a lot of things are free. are all of those free things essentially going away? >> you went to a credit union, right? >> a community bank. >> community banks and credit unions are some of the last places are still offering these things for free. we have talked about this before. people who want all of these things for free, check with a community bank, check with credit unions because they are often the place that still offer them. >> molly, anything else that ticks you off that you want to take on? >> there is plenty but i'll keep that at bay for now. >> save it for another day. thank you for your time. see you later on in the broadcast, rebecca, again.
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good morning, it's 7:55. i'm grace lee with your cbs 5 headlines. crews are on the scene of a 90- acre wildfire that has destroyed a home in napa county. the fire began just before 9:00 last night near soda canyon road and shady oaks drive. cal fire says it was caused by strong winds that knocked down a power line. the founder and former ceo of fremont-based solyndra negotiated a severance passage worth almost half million dollars. this is according to some new court documents that were filed in bankruptcy court in delaware. it shows that the executive was terminated about two months before solyndra announced he was even leaving. and the 2-year-old twin girls who are formerly
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conjoined are recovering this morning from major surgery to separate them. a team of 20 doctors and nurses took part in the long procedure at children's hospital in palo alto. we'll have your traffic and weather coming right up. ,, ♪ ♪ a couple years of up all night ♪ ♪ and a few thousand diapers later ♪ ♪ oh, yeah ♪ he loves that little girl [ male announcer ] all her life, she's been coming toward you.
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now that she's driving, she's going the other way. ♪ there goes my life [ male announcer ] thanks to state farm's steer clear program, teens learn safer driving and parents gain peace of mind. good morning. we have a couple of problem spots out there. first we'll take you towards san mateo. westbound 92 right there by mariner's island we have an accident blocking one lane. and as you can see from this camera and our drive time, it
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is starting to slow across the san mateo bridge on westbound 92 closer toward the high-rise, drive time now 24 minutes between hayward and 101. also, we have a stalled garbage truck coming into san francisco. southbound one near the 80 split, a truck blocking a lane is backing things up onto the skyway. at the bay bridge toll plaza, it is jammed solid to the macarthur maze. and the metering lights are on. and we just got a lot of slow traffic coming out of downtown san jose. that is traffic. for your forecast, here's lawrence. >> elizabeth, we're enjoying one more nice mild day around the bay area. offshore winds are blowing. fire danger is running high and red flag warnings continue up until 9:00 in the morning. we're still seeing some gusts over the tops of the mountains so yeah, it's going to be running high throughout the morning hours but by the afternoon we're enjoying lots of sunshine all the way to the coastline. 60s and 70s, beautiful at the beach. plenty of 70s inside the bay. big changes for tomorrow, chance of rain developing during the day. showers continuing into friday
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♪ welcome back to "the eay welcome back to the "early show" at the top of the hour here on wednesday. i'm erica hill along with chris welcome back to the early show. >> in 2005 condoleezza rice was the first african-american secretary of state. now her memoirs "no higher honor" has just come out. >> norah o'donnell sat down with speak with rice. >> reporter: as condoleezza rice revisits the eight years she spent as president george w. bush's national security adviser and secretary of state, we asked her about president obama's
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decision to end the war in iraq. the president announced we will pull all troops out of the iraq by the end of the year. are you glad to see the war coming to a close? >> i am glad to see the war coming to a close, but i had hoped there might be a u.s. visual there. >> reporter: you think the he's made a mistake by not having a visual force in iraq? >> they did vote for that and didn't apparently get the deal done. i wasn't inside the negotiations so i don't know the full story of that. but we have a lot at stake in iraq. and not just because of the cost of that war to us, although that's a part of it. >> reporter: was getting rid of saddam hussein worth a trillion dollars and 4,400 american lives? >> you cannot put a price on a more stable middle east and i'm really glad there is not today a weapons of mass destruction a nuclear arms race between mahmoud ahmadinejad in iran and iraq. >> reporter: did iraq have weapons of mass destructions?
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>> iraq had no stockpiles of weapons of mass destructions. >> reporter: the critics have charged that the focus on iraq meant that you took your eye off the ball in afghanistan. president obama's record in terms of terrorism, how would you rate it? >> well, president obama has built very well on the legacy and the institutions and the mechanisms that president bush left him. >> reporter: but when you look at the numbers, would you give president obama credit? he has killed more al qaeda leaders in three years in office than president bush did in his entire eight years in office. >> well, of course, the important thing is that we were able to capture their field generals and people like khalid sheikh muhammad were able to tell us how al qaeda operated. >> reporter: you have to give obama credit. he just captured osama bin laden. >> i just said he did very well
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using what was left to him. >> but president obama ran and campaigned for election saying he was focusing on afghanistan where the real threat of terrorism was. in the end he killed osama bin laden and more drone attacks than in the obama administration than in the entire bush administration. how can you not say president obama deserves credit for -- >> i just said he deserves credit for what he has done on the basis of mechanisms left in place for him. there would have been no drones had not president bush, in fact, authorized the creation of the armed drones that he now uses. there would have been no information about where osama bin laden was had it not been for the courier that was identified in 2007 that led us to osama bin laden. in order to win a complicated war like this, one has to be consistent and persevere and
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that is what this is a story of, american perseverance own two presidents, over ten years to weaken al qaeda but not yet to defeat it. >> in our next half hour, we will have more from norah's interview secretary rice's thoughts on 2012 election and if she plans on running for office herself. you can see more at our website at earlyshow.cbsnews.com. >> here is betty nguyen with more headlines. hi betty. >> good morning to you. investigators in georgia say four senior citizens had a bucket list of attacked targets. prosecutors say the four suspects arrested northeast of atlanta are over 65 years old. they are accused of trying to buy explosives, planning to make the deadly toxin ricin and plotting to attack government officials. at least two of the suspects are former federal employees. a british appeals court ruled this morning that wikileaks founder julian assange should be extradited to sweden. sweden authorities want to question him about the alleged rape of one woman and sexual
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assault of another. assange says he is innocent. >> i have not been charged with any crime in any country. despite this, the european arrest warrant is so restrictive
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♪ oh what a relief it is! ♪
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♪ ♪ a natural gas drilling boom is under way in 30 states and much of that comes from a drilling technique known as fracking. >> the drilling is not without controversy due to environmental and safety concerns. here with a closer look is cbs news business and economics correspondent rebecca jarvis. good morning. >> good morning again. this is a topic getting more attention lately.
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the last five years natural gas production grown 48% a year with new wells going up nearly every day. that boom, however, has raised some big concerns about the safety of ground and drinking water and the impact on our environment. >> it has provided my family and friends jobs and income you could never dream of in this day and age. >> why do you begrudge me my health. >> reporter: it's a debate playing out in town halls and legislatures across the country. whether to drill for natural gas buried thousands of feet below the ground. >> i've lived here all my life. there was well drilling and we did not see the massive trucks and industrial equipment that we
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see today. >> flooding has changed. >> reporter: five years ago, carol french and carolyn knapp's family each leased their pennsylvania dairy farms hoping to catch in on the boom. since 2005, nearly 4,000 wells have been drilled in the state. >> it was a way that we could pay our taxes that year, and be able to continue to operate and it was just a little extra money. >> reporter: but their land was never drilled. and now french and knapp say they are unhappy with the outcome. and the long-term impact on the landscape. >> a lot of the land that would have years and years of agricultural use is turned into a gas pad, a road, or a pond. >> money cannot satisfy my thirst and the money cannot keep my soil pure. >> reporter: the controversy is over how the gas is extracted through a process known as hides hydraulic fracturing or fracking. a high pressure mix of water, sand and chemicals is then
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pumped into the well to break up the shale formation and bring the gas to the surface. in the process, traces of frac fluid filled with metals and chemicals have risen to the surface prompting concerns about ground and drinking water contamination. >> we have eight wells within the radius of this farm. with the activity on the lasted five wells when drilling or fracturing the well our water went to a white soap in it and it has a pearly look and it would last maybe a day or two. >> even the allegations of ground water contamination you count on one or two hands. >> reporter: aubrey mcclendon is ceo of chesapeake energy the second largest natural gas producer. he insists the practice is safe and vital to beating our dependence on foreign oil. so are you saying when cameras capture people who have problems with water in their home near
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free fracking sites or when they have a well that is dark and doesn't look like water any more, that's not real? >> no, it's very real and it points out a huge problem, which is the lack of quality control in water wells. anybody who has a water well, we test around it and we find fully half of those wells do not meet epa standards for drinking water quality. that is the story. >> reporter: you're saying you're unfairly accused? >> absolutely. now, we have been responsible for some instances of what is called gas migration where our activities, not fracturing, just our drilling activities, have
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apparently forced some gas to the surface in people's water wells and this has happened, i don't know, somewhere around a dozen to two dozen times. >> reporter: in the hbo documentary "gas land." homeowners in colorado demonstrated how dangerous methane in their water supply could be. >> if we have migration issues and we have one or two in the commonwealth we are working on, we deal with it and we hold the companies responsible. >> reporter: michael krancer is chief regulator of natural gas exploration in pennsylvania. he says it's difficult to prove that the methane contained in drinking water is a direct result of drilling. >> we have had shallow gas formations here for centuries and that has caused for a long, long time the ability of methane to migrate into private water supplies so it would not be unheard of at any time in the last 100 years for a person in our commonwealth to have been able to do a dramatic light of their faucet on fire. >> reporter: but it's not just water supplies that have been affected. in april, this chesapeake well in leroy, pennsylvania, suffered a blowout. according to the department of environmental protection, frac fluid spewed into the ground uninterrupted for nearly 12 hours.
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its investigation found that some of the fluid entered towanda creek. chess a week disputes the findings and shut down operations to investigate what went wrong. >> we have a distinct and unique geology. >> reporter: you understand it now? >> absolutely. we have worked with the epa department of there and we understand we now cased our wells in a different way and life moves on. >> reporter: do you see it ever happening again? >> look. i'm not ever going -- any time you do something industrially, there is always a chance something goes wrong, but i'm never going to say never. but i think we have routed out the cause of our initial problems in pennsylvania and we fixed them. >> reporter: earlier this year, the obama administration ordered the department of energy to
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conduct a safety review of the industry. according to their august 2011 report, there are four major errors of concern. possible pollution of drinking water. air pollution. community disruption. and adverse impacts on communities and ecosystems. >> the report is helpful. i think what they don't find or didn't find is massive problem with fracking. >> reporter: carolyn knapp and carol french disagree. they are now traveling the country to educate the public about what they describe as potential risks and rewards of a future filled with natural gas. >> when you think about the possibility of waking up one morning and finding out that you can't drink your water any more, i think that's a big impact. >> reporter: following the april blowout, chesapeake energy hired a firm to investigate the environmental damage and it found minor impact to the land
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and no private wells affected and minimal impact to the tributary and towanda creek p.m. the pennsylvania department of energy is currently reviewing that study. separately, just last week, the citizens marcellus shale commission asked pennsylvania to slow down new drilling permits and to create stricter protections for air quality and surface and ground water. >> are there any other entities conducting any kind of long-term surveys to look at the long-term effects of fracking? >> the epa clearly this is an important task for them to be doing and the environmental protection agency is looking into this right now. they are conducting a longer term study and looking at getting natural gas from some of these unconventional sources. the sources like the rock. because natural gas can come from multiple surfaces but getting it out of the shale rock formations is one of the hardest ways of obtaining it and what that is what involves the hydraulic fracturing and epa is looking at on the drinking water and what happens in the environment overall.
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>> you want them to spend a little bit doing this because you want it to be a long-term study but at the same time, everybody wants the results. when are we expected to see those? >> end of 2012 is when they anticipate having a full report ready. they said in their announcement about this study that they are conducting that they will release results if the results are urgent in their nature, they will release them as soon as they find them. >> all right. rebecca, thank you and see you later on in the show again. that's it. three times. >> appreciate it. ahead, answering with you question on tv can change your life. >> we saw it in "slumdog millionaire." and now tell you how it came true for one man in india. this is "the early show" on cbs. ♪ my name is marjorie reyes. i'm a chief warrant officer.
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♪ people say life is never like the movies but last night a young man living in popular appeared on a popular quiz show and struck it rich. >> that story line may sound familiar. as seth doane reports they are calling him the real slumdog millionaire. >> reporter: and with that final
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answer, 27-year-old sushill kumar made history. becoming the first contestant ever to win the top prize, $1 million on india's version of who wants to be a millionaire. after the show, which was taped last week, the 27-year-old government office worker and his wife were handed a check for $50 million rupis, just over $2 million. the couple is from behar. one of the poorest states in yeah. when the show aired last night, they had to watch kumar's historic win from a neighbor's house because they couldn't afford a tv of their own, but not any more. >> your final answer for 20 million rubys. >> reporter: it all echoed the plot of the 2008 oscar winning film "slumdog millionaire," in which a young orphan from mubai
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wins. kumar made just $120 before striking it rich but now he says he plans to buy a new home, pay off his parents's debt and even build a library in his village. seth doane, cbs news, new york. >> miracles do happen. >> have to love a story like that, right? >> it's awesome. it takes longer ever to get through the airport. do you think it takes that long? >> i think it depends and what you do when you get there. you may already know some of these tricks of the trade. we are going to share them with everybody at home, getting you through the airport onto that plane and off of it a little bit faster ahead on "the early show." ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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ike good morning, it's 8:25. get you caught up with some of the headlines here in the bay area. oakland is bracing for a citywide strike this morning by "occupy" protestors. a mass gathering happening about 30 minutes from now. schools, banks, the port, perhaps shut down today. hundreds of oakland teachers are expected to join in on that march, as well. today is the second day of the rip curl pro surfing competition at ocean beach. one surfer got out of the water quickly yesterday when he said he saw a shark, a very big shark. the competition runs through the week, though, weather and shark-permitting. the show goes on. that hawk that survived a shot from a nail gun will return to the wild. it was rescued last month. we'll have your traffic and weather coming right up. ,,,,,,,,,,
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live look through san jose. northbound 280 out of downtown san jose. this is what it looks like on 280. pretty sluggish from 101 towards cupertino. elsewhere, also in san jose northbound one approaching oakland road. we just are getting word of an accident blocking one lane. it's backed up to the 280 interchange. and we're also dealing with a stall northbound 880 at high street. that's just north of the
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coliseum. you can see some delays there as you pass overstock.com. right now it's a 22-minute drive time between 238 and the maze. westbound 92 at mariners island accident cleared out of lanes so improving there across the san mateo bridge. that is traffic. here's lawrence. >> elizabeth, plenty of sunshine around the bay area. enjoy it, folks. we have some big changes coming up in the next 24 hours. outside, though, looking good to the coastline. as we have offshore winds continuing to blow keeping those clouds mostly clear outside. the temperatures going to warm up nicely around the bay area today well into the 70s inland. you're looking at plenty of 70s, sunny skies inside the bay. at the coastline sunshine and 60s even some low 70s at the beaches. but boy, what a change tomorrow. clouds rolling in. a chance of rain developing about the middle of the morning. showers could continue into friday morning. a break on saturday but by saturday night, another storm moves in to bring more showers much colder temperatures on the way.
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♪ welcome back to pr"the earl show." i'm erica hill, along with chris wragge. >> we have been talking about the jetblue plane that was struck on the tarmac in the snowstorm there for seven hours. toilets ivwere overflowed. it was great. >> travel can be tough with the time it takes to check bags and check through security and be patted down and that stuff. that is where our air traveler expert comes in. >> we are not talking a few minutes here. he says he can save up up to 90 minutes potentially. so that's ahead. also, it took women decades to get a fair shot in the
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corporate world. a new survey show many women who have made it in the business world. are actually rethinking their careers. two-thirds say they would take a smaller paycheck in it meant they could have more free time and even more of them say they don't want their boss's job. former secretary of state condoleezza rice memoir has just come out. "no higher honor. >> cbs news chief white house correspondent norah o'donnell sat down with rice this week. you'll see they touched on everything in saddam hussein to the current presidential race. >> reporter: i want to get through a number of issues that are in the book so if i can get some quick responses on this. >> yes. >> reporter: did iraq have rmed rm weapons of mass destructions? >> remember, the intelligence
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report said he had reconstituted his buy l-- >> reporter: did saddam hussein have anything to do with 9/11? >> from all accounts, saddam hussein was not responsible in any way for 9/11. >> reporter: you and colin powell were not invited to vice president cheney's house to celebrate the liberation. why do you think that was? >> oh, it was a little tongue in cheek. a little bit of humorous after the fall of the statue. by those who had been the longest supporters of the overthrow of saddam hussein. >> reporter: in 2003 they were celebrating. >> it is understandable. but the fact is there was hard work ahead. >> reporter: do you like president obama? >> of course i do. i have great respect for his team. i don't agree with everything they have done but that is obvious. but americans elect their president and he is my president too. >> reporter: would you vote for him? >> i've always said it's not my
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business to tell people who i'm going to vote for. i think that that is why we have a secret ballot but i'm a committed republican. i think everybody knows that. >> reporter: you're not saying you didn't vote for him? >> i said i am not going there. if i say i did or i didn't. >> reporter: if you are a proud republican you would say, absolutely, i voted for john mccain and sarah palin. >> i am a proud republican and i think that is well understood and the complications of that are well understood. >> reporter: would you ever seek political office? >> i've had my time and i think it's time to move on to people who have a fresh view on things, but i'm a policy person, not a politician. i'm not interested. >> reporter: being vice president? >> in being vice president. >> reporter: if mitt romney were to call you and ask you to be his vice president, you would say? >> i don't know how much more clearly i can say that politics doesn't appeal to me. it really doesn't. >> reporter: herman cain, he has been accused of sexual harassment. should that disqualify him? >> first of all, i am certain he
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will answer questions about transpired but i wouldn't jump to conclusions about this man or about his past at this point. i think he's an interesting person and he's certainly stirred up the debate. >> reporter: herman cain predicted he would be the victim of a high tech lynching. what do you think of that? >> i don't care much most incendiary language and i am actually someone who doesn't believe in playing the race card on either side. i've seen it played, by the way, on the other side quite a lot too. it's not good for the country. i don't like the race card when people say people are criticizing president obama because he is black. i don't like that very much either. he is being criticized because he is president. >> who do you think she voted for? . now here is betty nguyen at the news desk with one more check of the headlines for us this morning. >> good morning. one of the women who accused republican presidential candidate herman cain of sexual harassment wants to tell her
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story. "the new york times" reports one of the accusers was paid $35,000 in severance pay by the national restaurant association after she said an encounter with cain made her uncomfortable. the lawyer for the second woman wants the restaurant association to waive the confidentiality deal. >> i think the national restaurant association ought to waive the confidentiality and nondisparaging positions and let the two women if they choose to do so come forward and tell their story so it can get a complete public airing. >> when cain was asked why he didn't let his accusers speak he said there are legal questions that must be answered first. johnson & johnson baby sha pooh is one of their significant products but now boycotted by a coalition of health groups because it contains trace amounts of some cancer causing chemicals. johnson & johnson says it is phasing them out but critics say it can and should be done
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faster. this morning, lawyers for teen heartthrob justin bieber are denying a report that he fathered a child. radaronline reports that a woman from california says she had sex with bieber a year ago when bieber would have been 16 and that her 3-month-old baby boy is his. she is requesting child support. bieber's representatives say, quote, it's sad that someone would fabricate malicious and defamatory false claims. kim kardashian is speaking out on her wedding and her divorce. she is in australia where she was the center of a media frenzy. she arrived there only hours after filing for a divorce from nba player kris humphries 72 days after their wedding. she spoke about out about her split for the first time in an interview
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if you fly at all, you know that it can try your nerves at times. air travel on a bad day, even getting tour seat on the plane
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could be a bit of an ordeal. >> you can't do anything about bad weather or other delays but we can help you keep things moving on the ground. travel editor peter greenberg is here with timesaving tips for us this morning. passengers, give them a checklist. get your pen and paper ready. before you leave the house what do you do? >> not stand in line if you can avoid it. an entire generations of americans who think they can find a line so they can stand in it. what you do at home you print out your boarding pass the night before your flight. how much time will you save? 30 minutes. because we know how long those check-in lines are at the airport. >> you're saving us 30 minutes by printing the boarding pass at home or on your smart phone. you say go to arrival level when you're departing. >> exactly. the departure level for the morning flights on the airports have double levels is a zoo. you get stuck in traffic. who is arriving at 7:00? nobody. have your car or your cab drop you off there and you go right
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upstairs. by the way, time saved on that, ten minutes and i'm being conservative. >> you try to save a little time by doing carryout. you get to the airline and say we have to check that. . so if you don't want to check bags and think your carry-on too big what do you do? >> i haven't checked a bag domestically in over nine years. you can check your bag three days in in advance and 20 dollars a bag more than what the airlines want to charge you for losing your bag or delaying your bags it's door-to-door service. you know how much time you save there? >> how much? >> a lot. it's at least 30 minutes. you have to check your bag in and take it over to tsa and you have to wait for it when you land. i'm being conservative at 30 minutes. >> 60% chance the bag will be there when you land. >> which is the worst part. another tip you have down -- when we get there, and we enter through the arrivals is check the arriving screens to figure out our departure gate for our
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flight. >> you've gone through security. departure boards have not told the truth since 1947. let's call it what it is. because when a departure board tells you what your time is scheduled to leave on time. that is hopeless. you only look at the departure board for one reason to see the gate you're supposed to leave from and go right to the arrivals board and see what is arriving at that gate. if nothing is arrival at that gate until tuesday why go to that gate? you have the luxury of being disappointed there as opposed to going all the way to the gate. you'll say 10 to 15 minutes. >> we are adding up right now. going to be quick. you land. it's always hectic. you're meeting your relatives, friends, what not. >> once again, you reverse the process. disobey all airport signs. you have no reason to go to arrivals. you go to the departure level. you have everyone with police, dogs, screaming cabs. you go to departure and you get in the car and cab and you're
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gone. >> you don't have to wait for your bag because you sent it ahead of time. >> total, add it all up for us. what have we saved now? >> 90 minutes. >> that's insane. >> 90 minutes. that gives you more time to shop -- no, kidding. the bottom line -- >> more time to sleep if you have an early morning flight. >> you have saved all of that time. basically, it's a contrairian view and it's worked and you disappoint all airport signs and you'll get to where you go and save 90 minutes. >> i love the disobeying. just hope my kids aren't watching. peter greenberg told me i could disobey. >> you're going to the airport today. you can work on it. >> i am. to travel for pleasure you need free time. a new survey finds that more women are rejecting the corporate ladder because they want more free time and more flexibility. >> they want to get more out of life. >> don't get any ideas. >> what are you talking about? >> we will take a closer look at that survey in a moment. first a woman who made that decision and chose to step back.
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>> i was constantly working to the next promotion. worked my way up to be vice president by the time i was 30. >> reporter: by corporate america's standards, pamela skillings had it palm six-figure office and wall street office and prestigious title and vice president at citigroup but after 12 years she gave it up at 35. >> i felt like i was running on the hamster wheel all the time. i was getting sick all the time. i was coming home exhausted. my husband didn't thinkive as much fun any more. i didn't feel like i was me any more, at least the me that i wanted to be. >> reporter: and she isn't alone. a more magazine survey of 500 women found 2 out of 3 would accept a smaller paycheck to more free time. skillings lives with her husband in queens coach where she works for herself as a career coach and setting her own schedule and improved her quality of marriage
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and quality of life. >> i have more time to spend with my husband. i still work hard but it's on my own terms. >> reporter: 43% of the women skilled less ambitious as a year ago. >> i go to work and feel good about the work i do and build a business, to grow a business. even i'm working harder, i feel what i'm doing is more meaningful and i feel like i'm in control. >> joining us now is jennifer braunschweiger, deputy editor of moi owner" magazine. the idea of success and ambition has been redefined? >> it has. women are telling us they want a career and a life. and by career, they don't mean that they want to work less. but they do want more control over how, where, when they work, so that they can fit in things that are important to them. >> i like as we heard from the woman in the piece it's about
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redefining your definition of ambition because there is something very ambitious wanting to spend time with the people you love. >> yes, or have some me time, time to do things that are interesting to you. we asked women if they considered themselves more or less ambitious than they were ten years ago. 43% told us they were less ambitious but 80% agreed with the statement that a woman who wants a career and a life is ambitious in a different way. >> yeah. it requires a lot to have those two things, without question. >> to have a life and to have a career, i think a lot of us battle with it day in and day out. >> yes. >> i think some people say it's impossible, you can't do it. >> flexibility it comes down to flexibility and flexibility is about control and there are certain careers that allow you to have more control over how you're working. >> but i think in your survey, 33% of the women believe it's career suicide to ask for more flexibility and i think this hits a lot of women who it comes to asking for anything at work. >> yes, is there a perceived penalty but it's unclear how
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much that is a perceived penalty and how much there is a real penalty. and, in fact, despite the fact that they agreed with that statement, 92% of us told us -- 92% of them told us that flexibility is a second most important characteristic in a job right after salary. >> wow. >> this is interesting. ibm just hired its first female ceo. 73% of the women wouldn't apply to their boss's job. why don't more women follow those footsteps? >> what we hear over and over again, it's just not worth it. they don't want the politics, they don't want the pressure, they don't want the responsibility. they work to work and work hard and taken seriously at work but they don't necessarily want to advance into those spots where it requires you to give up everything else. >> how much of this -- the changing mindset of a lot of people is the changing perception of what women do. i think the hardest job in the
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world is a stay at home parent. yet for a long time, people sort of looked down on that job. people are understanding the challenges that go along with that. do you think public perception played into this some nsome way? >> sure. interestingly, when we asked women what they would do with the flexibility, they didn't talk about child care which makes me think women are starting to fill out how to combine a career and kids. what they said they wanted was more me time. >> i could take that. >> they have not figured out how to keep themselves in the mix. and they haven't figured out how to exercise -- you know, women also have a lot of demands from elder care, maybe they have hobbies they want to pursue so it's not just about making time for kids. it's about how complicated our lives are right now. >> me time is totally overrated, by the way. you finding more women with children looking towards these flexible schedules or across the board? >> that was surprising. single women told us more that they wanted flexibility and me time than women with kids or
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that they were more willing to give up money in exchange for time. >> that's because you need the money once you have kids! >> yes. i'm sure that is part of it. >> so much more responsibilities. >> really nice to have you here. >> thank you. up next, a great idea if you're watching your weight. smaller desserts. >> you may have noticed things are shrinking these days when it comes to sweet treats. are they actually cheaper?,,,,,,
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julia child would say you should sample a little bit of everything that is a secret to happiness and health. >> a lot of dessert are going smaller these days and taryn winter brill is here with more on that. >> less is more times, right? maybe in this case. even though so many of us are watching our waist lines these days, it doesn't mean we want to give up eating dessert.
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myself included. thanks to small sweets perhaps the old adage rings true we can have our cake and eat it too as long as it's bite-sized. the favorite trend for our baked treats. they are serving up cupcakes one at a time here. >> you can have six bites of different things and i like a variety. >> i can watch my waist line. >> reporter: melissa's small adventure began from her apartment. after she got fired from her advertising job her business partner came up with the idea to downsize dessert. >> he was a caterer. and he saw how people just loved little tiny things. if you could just take one nice clean bite and you don't have to worry about the mess or, you know, a fork, it's just easy. >> reporter: from minimacaroons and doughnuts.
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tiny treats are changing our way. >> people like them area then cute. >> reporter: even at the supermarket, classic cookies are offered in bite-sized portions. at pop bar, this owner finds his treats are perfect size for parties. >> cute size. they don't feel like they are eating too much or too little. >> reporter: baked by melissa's small cupcakes are perfect for kids on a small budget. >> you're coming in, i think, with their allowance. i have a dollar! like can i buy one cupcake? ah! to me, like that's it! >> reporter: sure enough, after asking her mom for a dollar, this girl came back for a cupcake. >> here you go. enjoy. >> thank you. >> reporter: the small sizes allow calorie counters to adhere to their diet, though, many can't resist reaching for more. >> on average, our cupcakes are less than 50 calories apiece. >> reporter: but the big kids can't get enough.
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how do you stop yourself from eating too many? >> no. i just eat them all. >> reporter: is it more about watching your waist line or watching your wallet? >> neither. i just like the taste. >> reporter: for melissa, it's the sweet taste of success. now with five stores in manhattan, her business model of a dollar a cupcake looks like it makes a whole lot of sense. it's a small little thing, but huge flavor. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: it's great. small bites but big on flavor. >> read that tag quick. >> eat. go ahead. i brought some samples. a quarter for each side. dig in. these are the new adventure. dipped in chocolate. >> chocolate chip pancake. >> i love that and flavor of the month is chocolate graham. >> confession. we sometimes bring these in for people's birthdays here. they are about a dollar each and most cupcakes are about $3.
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>> $4 here in manhattan. less material, less overhead the bakers we talked to,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning, it's 8:55. i'm grace lee with your cbs 5 headlines. while "occupy" protestors stage a citywide strike in oakland, the "occupy sf" movement gets the boost from city leaders. san francisco supervisors passed a resolution expressing their support. the resolution asked the mayor and the police department not to force the protestors out. in santa rosa the city council votes next week on whether to kick campers out of their protest site at city hall. the council told the city manager yesterday to try to work out an agreement with protestors. and about two dozen homes are evacuated north of napa this morning. a wildfire broke out off silverado trail last night. a home and outbuildings were burned. the fire was started by a power line that was blown down by the
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wind. firefighters had 80% containment at 7 a.m. they expect it to be out this morning. we'll have your traffic and weather coming right up. ,,,,,,,,,, ,,
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good morning. well, once again, we're going
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to start off with a look through san jose. northbound 101 around oakland road we had a three-car multi- vehicle crash now cleared to the shoulder. there is still activity there and it is still slow from at least tully. outside, 880 through oakland, you can see it's jammed solid in those northbound lanes past the coliseum. it doesn't clear up until past the downtown oakland exit and across the san mateo bridge, actually things are improving quite nicely only a 20-minute drive time out of hayward towards the peninsula. that's traffic. here's lawrence. >> elizabeth, weather great outside, beautiful conditions all the way to the coastline, nice and clear. offshore winds blowing looking toward the golden gate bridge. no fog to be had. as a matter of fact, looking good as we sail in toward the afternoon. going to see those temperatures running very nicely up into the 70s even upper 70s in some of the warmest spots inland. 60s and 70s at the coast. big changes though as we head toward tomorrow. storm clouds gather. we have a chance of showers developing about the middle of the morning could see some
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lingering showers into friday maybe more rain on saturday night into sunday. ,,,, ♪ [ ukulele strumming ] ♪ [ folksy whistling ] [ man ] quitting is a fight you can't let yourself lose. it can take many tries. but keep trying, you will beat smoking. honey, you okay? yeah, i'm fine. ♪ [ ukulele ]

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