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tv   KRON 4 News at 4  KRON  April 27, 2011 4:00pm-4:30pm PDT

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so instead of making peanuts, your savings will be earning three times the national average. oops. sorry. three times more? i'll have that! it is now safe to go online to what's in your wallet? buh-bye... call me. >>catherine: wicked weather, at least a dozen people have been killed and severe weather. your looking at a target of the touchdown in alabama, witnesses say this one kept getting bigger and bigger. people are taking cover. there are reports of the hospital may have been had, no information yet on
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injuries. last night into day thunderstorms and tornadoes have been causing chaos. alabama and hit over and over again. at one point to date there were 25 separate tornado warnings for different towns. the storms have damaged homes, shared of treetops, toppled rv. huge trees have been up loaded landing on homes. tangling power lines on the way down. parts of arkansas are in shambles. this is what's left of one neighborhood in little rock. if the roof of a local high school was torn from the auditorium and high school. a student who lives nearby says this is painful. >> it makes you want to cry, it hurts to see it. the little >>catherine: rock air force bases a mess. these cars were actually thrown across the parking lot. storms blew through northern georgia today, this is some of the damage left behind at a college enroll in georgia.
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trees are uprooted below campus, one split apart roof. and kentucky, a lot of rebuilding will have to be done before the county fair opens in july. in the louisville area people are getting around boats. flood waters have taken over blocking roads in invading homes. in central michigan you could see the scorched earth from a lightning strike. the skies opened up during a soccer match last night. seven people were injured by lightning including children. >> after the crash could hear them from the house, you could hear them screaming. these tornado >>catherine: still causing problems. this is one of the biggest and most recent happening in alabama. among the dead a police officer in mississippi, killed by a tree limb while on a camping trip. it was this more news coming up after the break.
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>>pam: in national news, the white house is offering more proof that president barack
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obama was born in the united states. as samantha hayes reports the president's much sought after birth certificate was released today. >>reporter: here is a black- and-white, or rock hussain obama the second born august 4, 1961 in honolulu hawaii. the white house released copies of the president's original long form practiced certificate in hopes of putting this so-called debate to bed. >> we've had every official in hawaii, a democrat and republican every news outlet that has investigated this and confirm that yes i was born in hawaii. >>reporter: president had previously released a short form certificate of birth, the legal document used by the state of hawaii. it did not satisfy critics like donald trump to question whether the president was a natural born citizen and constitutionally qualified to hold office. >> i am really honored to
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have played such a big role in hopefully, hopefully getting rid of this issue. >>reporter: the administration appealed to the wine government to take exception to policy and released the original birth certificate in order to move beyond what the president called the national distraction. >> were not going to be able to do it if we just make stuff up and pretend that facts are not facts. for not going to solve our problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnivals. >>reporter: our recent research poll shows a majority of americans 75 percent believe the president was either definitely or probably born in the u.s.. in washington, samantha hayes. >>pam: we have put a copy of president barack obama is for a certificate on our web site, just click on news links. >>jacqueline: clouds
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spreading in over the bay area but not much. you could tell by the fact that the clouds are thin and wispy. a look at satellite and radar pictures, this storm is ending way up to the north and is calling in this cloud cover. this will push into the northern california area and the bay area. we will see rain out of this. just cooler conditions and windy conditions. 67 santa rosa, 58 san francisco, 63 richmond, 67 concord. 57 half moon bay, low 60s in the bay shore and the upper 60s in the south bay. here is a look at your 7 day around the bay, the changes coming to the forecast. tomorrow will be cooler and then when the conditions in the afternoon. friday we will warm slightly and then a big warm up over the weekend. look at the forecast into next week. if lots of a degree weak
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readings. >>pam: don't miss bay to breakers. sunday may 15th, the 100th running sunday morning may 15th starting at 8:00 p.m. right here on kron 4. we'll be right back. ♪ you'll run outside
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just $14.95 a month for 12 months. ♪ >>catherine: stocks rose to another high for the year today. the dow closed up nearly 96 points, the nasdaq higher by 22. of course we heard from the fed's today, rob is here. their leading interest lights along, what you get out of what he said? >>rob: this is a historic day that then for a key action spoke to the press after the fact. it creates a lot of transparency.
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>>catherine: why is that such a big deal? >>rob: today he said we will leave rates low an extended period of time. when he does do that he's telling us clearly, concisely were not raising rates at least two times, extended at least more than once. he's telling wall street go ahead and do, this is consistent. by personal opinion is they will keep rates low as long as they can and then in 2012 as one mr. raising rates in the bus a look when not being political, we have the economy in shape and inflation under control. this is something that happens every four years the fed does a big thing before the election year. i think for being hated by the world because were keeping their rates low, using our treasury, printing money to buy your own debt to lower the cost. it keeps
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commodities like oil going higher, it keeps copper going higher and silver. it keeps the borrowing costs for corporations and mortgages lower. we're creating an artificial environment not a market in farm land. this is not the market telling us where things should be this is politics. until we get a little further. and by disclosing this, he's being up front. slowly but surely jobs are coming back, but of jobs were rolling back i think we would be raising interest rates. europe has already started, because they've recovered from the crisis in 2008 and 2009. i like what we saw today, it's thinks because i feel like for being given an artificial break. were
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giving sugar to go out and exercise of verses going in building up our own muscle. the market is moving higher on its own i'm happy for that and it creates an easy and ferment and a kind of hurts international markets. >>catherine: we have e- mail's for you later on, and you have seminars coming up. >>rob: i have seminars, saturday morning teacher how to create wealth, in the afternoon teach you how to manage it. these are fun, they are pg-13. fast and furious funny, entertaining fund. >>catherine: stay with us we'll be back with more news after the break.
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>>live, from the bay area's news station, this is kron4 news at 430. >>pam: shop owners continue to struggle with crime in oakland diamond district.


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