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>> the supreme court to consider gun rights what protection does the second amendment give for carrying firearms in public politics and gender identity civil rights advocates call for economic pressure to derail the surge in anti-trans laws. plus, prepare for a spike in food prices. summer travel to europe, possible for vaccinated americans. and why your favorite shows from the '90s sound different in the stream live from cnbc, the facts. the truth. "the news with shepard smith." good evening the family of andrew brown jr. is calling his death an execution after they watched police body cam video of sheriff's deputies shoot him during a raid at his home in elizabeth city, north carolina we haven't seen it
elizabeth after nearly a week of demanding transparency and calling police, brown's family and their attorneys say they were allowed to watch just a 20 second snippet of the footage from a single deputy's body cam they say brown was sitting in his car in his driveway as deputies ran up guns drawn. >> the sheriff truck blocked him in the driveway so he could not exit his driveway. he had his hands firmly on the steering wheel they run up to his vehicle, shooting. >> sure did. >> he still stood there, sit there in the vehicle while being shot at. he backs out, goes around him still shooting at him while he's driving off. he drives off. the car runs into a tree they were still shooting at him after the car crashed into a tree. >> that from the attorney. this is brown's son coming next. he said it was clear in the video that his father did not
pose a threat to deputies. >> it's like we against all odds in this world. my dad got executed just by trying to save his own life. >> we could soon see the body cam video for ourselves. nbc's kerry sanders in elizabeth city tonight we have an update from the sheriff's office, is that right? >> yes the sheriff's office says they will support the release of all of those videos, maybe as many as 8 body camera videos on top of the fact that there are likely some dash cam videos, but in north carolina it requires a judge to order the release the sheriff's department here does point out that under the state law they can blur faces. if and when that video is ordered to be released to the family and the public, it is likely we will see a blurred face on the deputies who were there. meantime, the family here says they expected to get some transparency, some accountability, none of which
they've gotten while they've seen that one clip that they watched over and over more than 20 times and concluded, as you heard, that this is not just to them, in fact it's the biggest unjustice they say, we had an opportunity to speak to the one eye witness of this. she lives caddy corner across the street from the victim here and that she is related through marriage to the victim, but this is what she had to say about what she saw as it unfolded. >> he was sitting in his car and about that time the police had pulled up behind him he started to drive off an they started shooting. you could see mud slinging up on side of his house everywhere and they shot out the back window of his car.
he lost control. >> now the attorneys say the victim here was shot in the back, they have a private autopsy. and will release the results confirming what they're alleging later this week. shep >> kerry sanders, thank you. the justice department launched a sweeping civil rights investigation of the louisville police department. it comes days after the feds announced a probe of thes gunsh. minneapolis cop shooting of george floyd as well as whether the department unlawfully executes search warrants on private homes. the attorney general merrick garland will look into a pattern of excessive force in that department
>> it will determine whether mpd engaging in unconstitutional stops and seizures and unlawfully executes search warrants on every homes. we will follow the facts and law wherever they lead >> now both the mayor and police chief in louisville applauded and welcomed the federal investigation. >> i think it's a good thing i think that it's necessary because police reform, quite honestly, is needed in near every agency across the country. and if u and if us at louisville lmpd are going to be one of the flagship departments for change, then bring it on. >> the mayor echoed that sentiment. attorney general garland said the feds will take into consideration the $12 million settlement the city reached with breonna taylor's family with
some mandatory reforms william nbc news justice correspondent pete williams here now the white house bringing back this federal oversight of local police agencies. >> reporter: there's little doubt this would be happening were it not for the death of breonna taylor this investigation will be much broader than just what happened in that case it will look at the entire police department to see if there is a pattern or an intentional practice of violating civil rights, especially in racial discrimination so with last week's announcement about minneapolis, this makes two new civil rights investigations of police departments since attorney general merrick garland res rescinded trump administration policy, one that made it nearly impossible to open these kinds of civil rights investigations. and justice department officials say tonight that there will be more of these police department investigations to come, shep. >> pete, this morning the supreme court agreed to take up a case on gun rights, specifically whether you can carry a gun outside your home.
pete, this is a rare kind of case for the court, at least as of late. what can you tell us >> it is it's one that they sort of ducked consistently, but this is the case that gun rights advocates hope will define the part of the second amendment that says keep and bear arms that says there is a right to keep and bear arms it was 13 years ago when the supreme court said for the first time in american history that the second amendment does protect an individual right to own a gun, that it was not just a right of militias. the court said it provided a right to keep it home for more than a decade. the court has consistently ducked that despite a number of issues to take it up today it decided that it will hear this case, most likely because of the arrival of amy coney barrett giving it a solid conservative majority. the case comes from new york that state bans carrying firearms openly. residents can get a conceal carry permit
only if they can show some special need the challengers who are suing say it makes it impossible for most people to get one the court will hear this case probably in the fall meaning november or december >> pete williams, thank you. covid watch. the white house expected to relax guidance on wearing masks outdoors and the announcement could come as early as tomorrow. in fact, we believe it will be tomorrow sources telling nbc news the recommendations are still being finalized but today dr. anthony fauci reaffirmed the guidance will be based on science >> the risk of infection outside is really minimal if you are vaccinated and you're outside so what we're going to be doing from the cdc is versus cdc is vs vaccinated people, they're fully
vaccinated more than half of the adults have received one. it's certainly progress.e adults have received one. it's certainly progr new data shows the rate of new infections is slowing down cnbc's meg tirrell covers science and medicine for us. what does this mean, the slowdown for the vaccine rollout going forward? >> reporter: yeah, shep. in the past two weeks daily shots administered are down almost 20% from their peak we're now averaging 2.7 million shots per day compared with 3.4 million april 13th local leaders are telling us we're entering into a new phase of the vaccine rollout where the folks who really wanted a vaccine have largely already gotten one and we're also hearing from the cdc about a growing group of people who despite public health guidance have only gotten one dose of the pfizer and moderna vaccines and haven't come back on time for their second shot. "the new york times" reported this weekend it's a pool of about 5 million people in the u.s. and the cdc confirmed
that's about 8% of those who received one of those vaccines more than double a figure the cdc reported in march. now there are a couple reasons for that one is at the beginning the people getting vaccinated, were mainly accessing the shots at work or where they live as they were initially available just to health care workers and people at long-term care facilities so it was easier to get that second dose the cdc says now work needs to be done to understand if folks not returning for the second shot aren't coming back because of hesitancy or because of lack of access. meanwhile, public health experts are emphasizing we do really need both shots of the two-shot vaccines >> there is some protection from one dose but the important thing to know is that we don't know how long that lasts and the level of the protective factors, antibodies is lower if you just get one dose >> reporter: they also know the extra boost of protection provides more of a buffer
against variants of the virus. shep shep >> >> meg, johnson & johnson's single dose vaccine is back in the mix after the federal agencies gave them the go ahead. they lifted the pause on friday. the agencies determined the benefit of the shot far outweighs the risk of extremely rare blood clots the cdc estimates using j&j's vaccine in america could prevent 2,200 icu admissions and 1400 deaths over the next six months alone. mclaughlin live at a vaccine center in los angeles wher nbc's erin mclaughlin live at a vaccine center in los angeles where they're giving the j&j vaccine again. hi, erin. >> reporter: shep, here at this vaccine center officials say the j&j shot is an essential component to their overall strategy south l.a. was hit extremely hard by covid-19 25% they estimate were testing positive for the virus and so efforts like what you see
behind me are absolutely essential. just over this way you can see they're preparing the doses -- all three vaccines being offered today, j&j, pfizer and moderna you can see this way is a group of people waiting to make sure they have no adverse reactions to the shots itself. everyone who receives a j&j shot will receive a copy of this literature outlining those rare side effects of blood clots and really seen as an important component in terms of thist in officials tell me the j&j shot is essential to their strategy they explained why take a listen. >> we had other patients who were traveling outside of the country, adamant they wanted the j&j dose who live here but may work in mexico city. they came and got the j&j this weekend. people in their communities that prefer j&j because they only wanted to be poked once and they wanted the maximum protection to
get. they felt for them the maximum choice was j&j we were so excited that we could unlock our fridge and use it we were so happy to use several doses of the j&j from friday onward and we'll do that today. >> reporter: many of the people you see here tell me that they are concerned about j&j, that they've seen those news reports, they're aware of them and they've been requesting moderna and pfizer as a result shep >> erin, thanks. the president nears 100 days in office so how does the nation think he's doing so far? steve kornacki is live to break down the numbers, who likes what he's doing and who does. also, what the current score cards can tell us about the future of this white house the president pledges covid aid to india as that country continues to sink beneath the weight of the virus. we're on the ground in new delhi. and the 2020 census data is in a lot of states gaining and others losing seats in the
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i'll get it done in my first 100 days in office we've heard it so much a political cliche that's been uttered on campaign trails for many decades now since president roosevelt first coined it back in 1933 the time period serving as a sort of barometer as the new president's effectiveness. for president biden it's nearly up he hits 100 days in office this week so far more than half of americans say they support the president's performance. the exact numbers, 53% approve, 39% disapprove of the job he's doing. that's according to a brand-new nbc news poll. steve kornacki has the numbers for us steve, what about specific aspects of the job
>> yeah, shep, some interesting numbers here when you ask people, first of all, where does biden get his highest marks as president on what issue the answer is coronavirus. his handling of coronavirus overall, 69% of americans say they approve of how he's dealt with the coronavirus break that down by party, overwhelmingly democrats approve. 3/4 of independents approve of the handling of the coronavirus and 30% of republicans like the way biden has handled the coronavirus. those are his highest marks. where does he get the lowest marks? on the issue of border security and immigration. nearly 60% of americans disapprove of how biden's handling the border. what jumps out there, his own party more than 1 in 4 democrats say they disapprove of how biden's been handling the border. >> how does this president compare to some recent presidents at the 100 day mark >> interesting story here.
two layers to it if biden's at 53% right now let's look at the modern presidents at the same point 100 days in. i think two things jump out here number one, biden's immediate predecessor president trump, biden's 10 points over heim. -- him trump never got to a 50% job approval rating his entire four years as president biden has already eclipsed that. if you take a step beyond that to all the other modern presidents besides trump, biden you can see is below where all of them were, in some cases significantly where they were at this point better than where trump was but not where his other modern predecessors were. >> steve kornacki, thanks. let's turn to nbc news whitf house correspondent geoff ben bennett. thanks we've seen the scorecard from the public what's the white house pointing to as its biggest successes and also its lost opportunities since taking office?
>> in terms of successes, shep, the white house points to president biden's handling of the covid crisis they stress that the work there is not done. but the president articulated a vaccination goal and he mobilized the full force of the federal government to meet them. in terms of areas of improvement, i think you can point to the immigration situation on the southern border they have struggled at times to respond to the influx of migrants even today vice president kamala harris held a virtual meeting with the president of guatemala to talk about the root causes of migration. the administration trying to address this right now as a diplomatic issue as well, shep >> let's look ahead. as the administration tries to move through congress initiatives from the first 100 days, what issues can we expect the focus to be on next? >> i put this question to the white house press secretary today.use pres she said beyond the first 100 days, expect them to expand access to health care and of course
they're trying to get behind this police reform push happening on capitol hill. the president has a lot of political capital to expend here the thing we're paying attention to is how involved he gets as karen bass and tim scott on the senate side try to hash out some sort of police reform legislation. how will the president involve himself in making sure it gets across the finish line, shep >> geoff bennett, thank you. the president wrapping his first 100 days with a joint address to the congress on wednesday night. we'll have special coverage leading up to the speech at 8:00 eastern right here after the news the address set to begin at 9 eastern. we'll have that and analysis after cnbc a violent weekend for synagogues in america's biggest city on a cnbc trip coast to coast. new york police in the bronx say they're looking for this man accused of throwing four rocks at sin goffs friday night into saturday they say two of them were hit twice. the vandal broke windows and
glass doors. the nypd's hate crimes task force is investigating. for you parents, the cdc is out with new covid guidelines for summer camp. experts say it's okay if children get within three feet of one another, they just have to wear a mask but if they're eating or drinking they have to be at least six feet apart camp counselors and other adults should be six feet apart all the time the cdc advises activities should be outdoors as much as possible virginia business is booming in the small town of christiansburg thanks to a friendly sign war. the music shop bridge caldro started this whole thing hey, super shoes want to start a sign war super shoes kept it going by poking fun at a cbd store. hey bear dance market, our sign is higher than yours there's now a facebook group with more than 21,000 people around the world keeping tabs on this sign war. dozens of bills in state legislatures target the
transgender community. issues ranging from transitioning to bathroom access, but the most by far involve sports next, a look at which have passed and are waiting for a signature that could end up being decided in court plus, 35 years since the nuclear disaster at chernobyl. a new plan announced for the site ♪ (ac/dc: back in black) ♪ ♪ ♪
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gender people introduced in state legislatures this year than ever before that's according to data from the nonprofit human rights campaign so far 8 anti-lgbtq bills have been signed into laws. most target trans gender children 10 more are sitting on governors' desks waiting for signatures states have introduced 15 bills that limit access to bathrooms and locker rooms 35 for transition care for trans kids 43 allowing refusal of service for religious reasons. 66 that ban trans children from participating in sports. of course, the issue could ultimately be decided in court here's cnbc's scott cohn. >> reporter: in connecticut, advocates for transgender athletes have managed to run out the clock for now. a federal judge throwing out a lawsuit by celina soul and three other connecticut student athletes. >> no matter how hard we try anr
how hard we train, they beat us. >> seeking to bar transgender females like andre a yearwood and terry miller from competing in girls sports. >> you don't want to go with boys and other girls, are we not human like everybody else. >> the judge not ruling on the merits of the case but because the girls at the heart of it have graduated regardless, it set off a firestorm in state capitals across the country transgender athlete bans introduced in 31 states signed into law so far in alabama, arkansas, tennessee and mississippi. >> this important piece of legislation will ensure that young girls in mississippi have a fair, level playing field. >> opponents say the laws have no basis in science. transgender females have no inherent physical advantage especially since rules require hormone suppression therapy to qualify. >> our policy should be driven by facts and science not by fear. >> they're hoping economic pressure might turn the tide soon after the ncaa threatened
to pull events from states with bans, a bill in the florida senate died. now the human rights campaign is calling on the ncaa to follow through on its threats in other states. >> i don't see how states can be competitive where they indoctrinate hate and discrimination into their laws >> reporter: that court ruling in connecticut which the plaintiffs say they will appeal does not prevent opponents of s playing female sports from filing another suit in transgender female athletes from playing female sports from filing another suit in connecticut or anyplace else if they can find a similar case it's worth noting, shep, in real life these situations are exceedingly rare. >> scott, thank you. after a year of covid downsizing, the gap between ceo pay and worker pay has only grown wider. what vermont senator bernie sanders wants to do to corporations if the status quo doesn't change. yesterday india accounted for nearly half of the world's new covid cases.
first quarter sales jump 74% from the same quarter last year. apple reports it is planning to p open a new campus in raleigh. the company wants to invest $1 billion. no word on when construction will begin dominos bringing back its popular 1980s mascot the noid and he's up to his old tricks trying to stop the pizza chain from delivering its pies this time he's going up against the driverless vehicle called nuro. on wall street, a mix bag. the dow down 62. the s&p up 7 the nasdaq up 122. i'm shepard smith on cnbc. it's the bottom hour
time for the top of the news the missing indonesian submarine found at the bottom of the sea and its condition confirms the worst but what happened? students struggling with remote learning inspire retired teachers to get back in the game the free program that can help your kids from being left behind and vaccinated americans can plan for travel to europe this summer they say we'll be welcome. >> the president of the european commission told "the new york times" member nations will accept visitors who receive authorized vaccines, that includes all three shots used in the united states, pfizer, moderna and j&j. it's unclear exactly where travel will resume or how the eu will determine but officials say some sort of vaccine passport will be necessary. a digital document that will show proof of vaccination but just like before that, this issue is at the center of a heated debate.
contessa brewer explains >> many cruises may require vaccination. airlines including united are rolling out apps so passengers easily can document if they've had their shots. brown, cornell, rutgers universities intend to require students to be vaccinated to return to campus basketball, the miami heat plan to offer vaccinated only seating sections. >> i think we're going to be very willing to present ourselves in a health security way than we imagined today. >> reporter: health passports may play a big role in las vegas where crowds are crucial to the economy and casinos and conventions, sports or entertainment. >> the ones who fly high -- >> reporter: like cirque du soleil the company's chairman is jim murren >> it's just, in my mind, analogous to 9/11 when post that tragedy we had to change the way we checked into airports and got on to planes
i think the same thing happens here with live entertainment and conventions. >> reporter: and clear, best known for airport security, is also processing for health to many though, this is a vast intrusion of privacy lawmakers like kentucky senator rand paul are sounding the alarm. he calls it a power grab which would determine your social suitability to engage in your everyday life. governors of texas, florida, arizona, and idaho have banned government from requiring it montana's governor even forebade private businesses the white house says it will be left to private industry. >> there will be no centralized universal federal vaccinations database and no requirement tooo obtain the very obtain the credential. >> vaccine passports are already coming into play on the job. mercer's global survey shows 27% of employers are using a third party app to track their workers' vaccination status. another third are considering it.
shep >> contessa, thanks. the white house says the united states will start sharing its stockpile of astrazeneca vaccines with the rest of the world. but first the shot must pass federal safety reviews it's unclear exactly where the doses will go, but the move could make roughly 60 million e. this vaccines available for export in the coming months. this as the white house says president biden spoke on the phone today with the indian prime minister norendra modi and pledged to send them oxygen supplies, vaccine materials and therapeutics india has reported a world record number of covid cases for a fifth straight day the latest, more than 352,000. for context, the most american ever recorded in a single day was 300,000 back in january. that's from johns hopkins. across india they say the health care system is collapsing. icus there are completely full ventilators running out and covid patients dying as they try to find care crematoriums so overwhelmed
bodies are being burned in open air. in some cities, flames from the funeral parlors like these light up the night's sky alex crawford from sky news is in new delhi >> the gurgle giving life and they came from miles away to get it for many it's a race they're losing the race to find oxygen before coronavirus overwhelms them.s o. quickly, he's shouting they know every minute counts. the narrow street outside the s with vehicles full sikh temple outside east delhi is crowded with vehicles full of sick and dying people. desperate people gasping for air, for oxygen that the hospitals can't provide. >> reporter: is this the only place that you can get oxygen?
many tell us they've been turned away by several hospitals before reaching here. no one seems able to help these people and some just don't make it in time >> he's died, he tells us. >> reporter: so sorry. >> this will be shocking on its own but this tragedy is being multiplied over and over indians are being abandoned in the teeth of a deadly disease. the eu, u.k. and america are amongst the countries to offer help but the people have yet to where they can and this sheik temple i where they can and this sikh temple is providing its source of oxygen themselves
>> reporter: how do you manage to get oxygen and why doesn't the government >> i do not know what the government is doing. can do it,e government are not people are dying on the streets. government are watching and don't assist i don't know what government is doing. we can do it, what the government are not doing. >> reporter: that's a question a lot are asking india's grimmest statistics are rising free vaccinations for all they're promising. in one of the biggest vaccine manufacturing nations only around 2% of indians are fully inoculated and the surge in testing across the country means these are hard to come by too now. with a positivity rate soaring in calcutta at the moment, every second person being tested is positive india's being engulfed by this virus and its people are utterly helpless for the news, i'm alex crawford. a grim confirmation and a heartbreaking fate of a missing submarine as we go around the world on cnbc. indonesia.
military officials announcing all 53 crew members from that submarine that sank last week are dead under water robot spotted the wreckage and captured these images the sub crushed and broken into three pieces no word on what caused the sub to sink in the first place ukraine marking 35 years since the chernobyl nuclear disaster a memorial service held to honor those who died in the disaster a botched safety test at the plant caused reactor number 4 to explode and triggered a meltdown the crisis made worse by the old soviet union's attempt to hide it the world found out when monitors in sweden detected radiation there. this is what it looks like in chernobyl now. recent footage shows an abandoned area filled with dilapidated apartment houses and blocks. ukraine's president announcing part of chernobyl will be used to safely store nuclear waste. italy, a massive crackdown
on the mafia, again. police rounding up 95% of suspects charges includ weapons possession, drug trafficking, attempted murder and distortion the sting part of an investigation dating to 2015. pakistan rushan the camel carrying books to four different villages as part of the camel library project. the principal of the girls' high school started it during covid so that children around her remote hometown could continue to learn even with the schools closed you can see the kids pretty excited for the few books restocked by roshan the camel every few days roshan, part of our trip around the world on cnbc. the money ceos make is under scrutiny again, especially for those running companies hard hit by covid take norwegian cruise line as an example. after saling stock, they after sailing stopped, they
furloughed 20% of the staff but the chief executive frank d elri saw his compensation double to $36 million. same story at hilton they laid off 1/4 of the corporate work force and lost 700 million bucks yet the ceo was compensated nearly $56 million last year. cnbc's leslie picker now leslie, a good ceo during a time of crisis never comes cheap but is there a bit of a disconnect here >> reporter: shep, that's right. a poster child for unfairness. ceos paid relative to their workers. no one expects compensation between the c suite and employees to be equal, but in 2020 with so much suffering economically and physically, th. last yea the desisparity was nagnified last year for every $50,000 that the median worker took home his or her ceo made 12 million that gap shows they're earning 238 times that of the median employee the gap has been widening over the last two decades
senator bernie sanders is looking to change that by applying a special tax on any corporation where the ratio is 50 to 1 or higher. sanders on the floor last month said americans are tired of corporate greed. >> they want corporations to invest in workers, in decent wages, benefits and working conditions not just higher dividends, stock buy backs and outrageous compensation packages for their executives >> reporter: overall ceo pay ticked down slightly last year from 2019 levels the median ceo made about 15.5 million in 2020, about 200,000 less than the year prior a big reason why is that a majority of ceo compensation comes in the form of stock options and the market, well, it did quite well last year so even if a ceo agreed to slash his or her salary and bonuses, even if their companies received bailouts or they laid off thousands of workers, they still may have made a fortune simply
because their share prices gained compensation experts tell me it is all about that balance that cutting pay too much can thwart ceo retention and his or her motivation the question, of course, is where to draw the line, shep. >> not here. leslie, thank you. 2020 census data is out and representation is shifting tonight the states that are gaining and the ones that are losing including a first for one of the most populated states in all the land and prices are on the rise, but why? a look at what's going on behind the scenes that's putting a bit of extra pressure on that grocery bill
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florida, montana, north carolina and oregon california has lost a seat for the first time other states dropping a seat, illinois, michigan, ohio, pennsylvania, west virginia and new york in fact, a census official said this had just 89 more people been counted in new york, the state would have held on to all of its congressional seats. nbc's ali vitali is with us now. what are the other take aways from the data, ali. >> reporter: shep, when you hear that number 89 people in new york would have kept a seat, that is striking it speaks to why advocates were so vocal at the time the census were being gathered that people needed to participate because it literally translated to having their voices heard in congress in this data we're starting to get the picture of who gets what seats but also a fuller picture regionally of where populations are growing. the south and west, for instance, each saw 9 and 10% average growth in their population while the northeast and midwest saw lower population
increases than that. with growing populations comes growing political influence. consider that of the top four states with the most representatives in congress, texas and florida are two of them so this is really just the first step in learning what the data in the 2020 census is. by the end of the summer we're going to start getting into the nitty-gritty of the data, the demographic breakdowns and that redistricting information that states across the country are going to be using to redraw their electoral maps now data itself is apolitical, but just consider the fact that when you look at those states that gained seats, who's in control of that redistricting process? in texas, florida, and north carolina, it's republicans in montana and colorado they've got independent commissions and in oregon, democrats basically granted republicans veto power over proposed maps so that's going to be an interesting case to watch, too it's important to remember here when this census was taken
they sent out census forms in the middle of march and then one week later cities and states started closing down because of covid. add on top of that wildfires, hurricane seasons. there were a lot of barriers to getting the census data in and it had been delayed. despite all of that, shep, gina raimando who said they believe it was accurate. shep >> ali vitali, thank you. the biden administration announcing the largest ever summer food program to feed low income kids. experts say during the summer when school's out, many low income children don't have the access they need to a regular meals and some of them go hungry officials from the department of agriculture says the program will feed up to 34 million children giving families about $375 for each child to pay for food over summer break that's about $7 per weekday. the money comes in the form of a
food benefit card. states will give them out or that's the plan. a reporter asked the secretary of agriculture how he'll make sure the families use the money for food and not something else? >> we'll trust that they'll use them where they're supposed to. the reality is they don't because they don't have the financial resources. >> congress has funded this for this summer and next summer. all told about $12 billion. every trip to the grocery store is getting a bit more expensive. have you noticed according to the labor department or labor bureau, i should say, some food staples will cost you more than this time last year a dozen eggs there it is, up 7% a loaf of bread, up more than 10%. the reason well, economists blame rising gas prices, driver shortages and even bad weather that damaged crops. the impact is widespread
here's cnbc's seema mody >> reporter: a whole host of major companies are raising prices hormel foods and cheerios maker general mills. higher raw materials and freight costs have prompted appliance maker whirlpool to boost prices by as much as 12%. >> we see raw materials and logistic costs and we decided when we saw it is not stoppable anymore, we saw the need to come up with price increases. >> reporter: to offset the higher price of wood pulp, kimberly-clark is raising scott bathroom tissue and kleenex. and huggies diapers and female hygiene products experts say it will ultimately be up to the retailer to pass on the costs to the consumer. >> what consumers should be doing is comparing prices. it's not about hoarding. prices are probably going to go up over the next 12 to 18 months at a minimum. >> reporter: the timing of the
price hikes is coming as the u.s. economy is gearing for a big rebound. consumer spending at restaurants, hotels and salons is already taking off. if prices of basic goods continue to rise, that could hold people back >> if your cost of living rises faster than your wages, you're going to be probably slowing down the rate of your spending >> reporter: problem is you can't not buy toilet paper these are essential items every household needs. lower income families that run on a tight budget, they're expected to be affected the most shep >> seema, thank. learning during the pandemic has taken a hit. the millions of kids struggling with remote learning now people who are pitching in who haven't been inside a classroom for years hoping that some old lessons can be made new again. and tv show theme songs, some of them pretty recognizable ♪ ♪ >> some can make or break a program, but because of the rules of streaming content, some
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one senior living community has an idea. use online tools to allow older folks to pitch in and teach these kids these days. here's cnbc's andrea day >> what's that number? >> 141 >> perfect you got it >> reporter: meet alex thomas, age 8, and joan bondi, age 80. >> i've got my answer. >> what's your answer? >> 70. >> that's exactly right. >> reporter: joan is a retired school teacher, but since december she's taken on a new student. >> i was a little bit nervous because i haven't taught anybody for a long, long time. >> reporter: she lives at westminster canterberry, a senior living center and is part of a group piloting a tutoring program, called birdsong connecting seniors with students online. >> it is very exciting to learn from her
very challenging in a good way. >> reporter: alex is in second grade. he hasn't been back in school since the class went virtual. >> when we started subtracting it was a little hard and i actually rocked it. >> you rocked it. >> can't put into words the help that it's been. >> reporter: alex's mom is crystal, a nurse working the night shift. >> struggling and trying to balance home life and work life has been difficult it's more than i could have ever expected or wanted got lucky with mrs. bondi. >> i'm the lucky one for sure. >> this is my owl. >> dr. rosemary hughes is a former teacher and therapist. >> ryan, tell me how you're doing today. >> she logs on three times a week to tutor ryan, a fourth grader whose family moved to the u.s. from kenya last year. >> this is an opportunity to connect with a child and to help hopefully do some good for that child. >> before she came on board we were struggling. >> reporter: ryan's mom beatrice is also a nurse working the night shift.
>> she was able to go through what ryan was not able to understand in class and get some sleep and get some rest. >> reporter: for the very first time ryan made the honor role. >> i can only tell you god bless you and we are glad to have you. >> and the best part, the tutoring is totally free for the news, i'm andre a day. the birdsong program now open nationwide to both students and tutors you can find more information at birdsongtutor.com. in the 1990s tv shows were often defined by their theme songs. remember people timing the clap to the "friends" song or rapping to "fresh prince." creek" or charmed, here's the original dawson's. ♪ ♪ a trip down memory lane but on netflix --
♪ ♪ ♪ >> still slaps but not what fans remember or want to hear as one reviewer put it. it's not just theme songs. the background music changed too. happened with the teen drama "charmed" and "90210" and "x files. why are they ripping the heart out of teen dramas because of music licenses. they didn't license the songs for more than like five years and now those services are opting to put in cheaper songs but if you're really mad about it, put up a fight just today "the new york times" reported sony gave in to "dawson's creek" fans striking a deal with paul cole to rerecord a new master for the song so you can go back to bringing "dawson's creek" like nothing ever changed. 45 seconds left on a race to
the finish the biden administration expected to relax guidance on wearing masks outdoors likely tomorrow also tomorrow, attorneys for the family of andrew brown jr. say they'll release the findings of a private autopsy. sheriff's deputies shot and killed brown while serving arrest warrants. and the justice department announcing an investigation of the louisville police department to see if there's a pattern of racial discrimination and use of excessive force. it comes a year after breonna taylor's death during a botched police raid and now you know the news of this monday, april the 26th, 2021 i'm shepard smith. follow us on instagram and twitter @thenewsoncnbc ♪ ♪
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