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advantage of dollar cost averaging so that's just a fancy way of committing a certain amount, time values money and tax-y from growth. that's how you can build wealth. >> thank you so both so much, margarita and as a hurricane takes aim at surfside, florida, more victims are found in the rubble. i'm rahel solomon in for shepard smith and this is the news on cnbc. a young girl's body pulled from the rubble. >> a 7-year-old daughter of a city of miami firefighter. >> a tragic discovery as the first hurricane of the season threatens rescue efforts historic handover, u.s. troops return control of air base to local forces on the heels of a growing threat from the taliban. >> the security situation is not good right now
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>> the economy adding jobs and recovering. >> this is historic progress. >> but are businesses ready for the fourth of july boom as millions of americans hit the road a u.s. gold medal hopeful suspended after testing positive for marijuana. reigniting the debate about weed and sports the boy scouts massive court settlement, a popular dating app builds a restaurant. and as delta spreads fast, j&j provides some good vaccine news live from cnbc, the facts, the truth, the news with shepard smith. >> and good evening, the death toll climbing to 22 in surfside, florida, nine days after that condo building came crashing down officials say that search teams pulled two more bodies out of the wreckage today, and 126 people are still unaccounted for, tragically a victim found in the rubble last night was the
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7-year-old daughter of a miami firefighter. meanwhile, a hurricane is raging in the caribbean, and there's growing fears that the storm could strike south florida early next week, threatening to stop search and recovery operations and potentially topple portions of the building that have not collapsed just yet cnbc's valerie castro live on the ground in surfside, value. rahel, with so many people still unaccounted for, the last thing that these rescue teams need is a hurricane, but that is exactly what they are bracing for. they are watching hurricane elsa's track very closely over the weekend, and they will adjust their search efforts as needed in the meantime, they continue that agonizing work of looking for the victims and of course they dealt with that terrible scene last night when that 7-year-old girl was found. we're told her father is a firefighter with the city of miami. he was off duty, but he was here at the scene when she was found. >> unfortunately, you know, we haven't been able to remove any survivors yet, but it's very
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difficult, and last night was even more, you know, when we're moving a fellow firefighter's daughter >> and new teams continue to arrive from other states, new jersey, indiana, they are here to relieve the florida teams so they can get some rest there are search crews from around the world, very experienced that they say this collapse has provided a unique challenge. >> the site is the most complicated one i've ever seen in my life. israel's home front command is trained to respond to the world's worst disaster deputy commander, elon edry says the destruction here is different. >> we have dozens of layers, one over another, and you can find in the same level floor number six from this part of the building and floor number eight from that building, and the same height, same level >> reporter: teams say they have interviewed family members to
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get a better understanding of where a loved one may have been at the time of the collapse, asleep in a bedroom or living room and the discovery of amazon packages has provided clues as to whose apartment teams might be searching through engaging the families in the search gives those waiting for news of their loved ones a sense of purpose and makes it all that more efficient. >> now you actively help the search and rescue effort, the chances and the speed that we get to your loved ones is according, and only because of your help because otherwise a lot of days were just be wasted by searching in false places >> reporter: tonight the mayor after miami-dade county announced that she has signed an emergency authorization that will allow the demolition of the portion of the building that is still standing she says all of their engineers are trying to figure out exactly how they're going to do that it's going to be a complicated task, but they will move quickly, once they figure that out. still, that could take weeks to
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execute. rahel. >> valerie castro, thank you we want to talk about that demolition richard slider joins me now, a structural engineer. a hurricane is coming as we mentioned. tropical force winds are expected for the weekend what does this mean for the stability of the remaining building >> actually, there's two factors, one, obviously, and you heard the mayor on a press conference earlier that they're concerned they have engineers on site, they're trying to establish the stability and the safety of the site for the workers. that's one issue, these systems or the concrete columns and slabs are now already unstable to a certain extent. it's my understanding they have sensors and monitors and they're assessing whether the material is moving. when wind gets impacted on this if it does come to the area, that adds another level of impact and potentially greater ability for the structure to collapse further. >> richard, officials say they're working on plans to tear down what's left of the building as we heard value just mention there. do you think that's the right move >> i do. if you look at the extent of the
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damage, it is a lot. most of the components to it, it's not even practical to repair the other impact that occurs is the building code also requires, once you reach a certain threshold of damage and/or ultimately repair that you have to comply with the current codes. this structure build over 40 years ago, the wind crevasse alone changed and is dramatic, as far as the structure of columns, reinforcing walls, things like that all of those elements, if you were to do that, would have to be reinforced and increased, and all the systems, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection, all of those systems would have to be brought up to code in florida, one problem is obviously hurricanes, windows and doors, current wind loads, and for the most part, if you chose to repair it, which i don't believe is a viable option, you have to upgrade, and
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economically i don't believe it would be feasible. >> considering the structural problems that have led to the search being called off once, are you concerned though about the safety of the search going forward? >> there's a team on site. the mayor mentioned there. there's a team of engineers that are assessing it again, it's my understanding and expectation that they have installed some monitoring equipment sensors, things that will give them an idea, whether the structure, the pieces that are remaining are moving that is obviously a big deal those engineers are making those assessments and my understanding is that's an ongoing theactivity at such point, if they feel like the structural integrity is such it will impact the workers, obviously they're holding them off. >> okay. richard slider, we thank you for your time tonight. thank you. >> you're welcome. and now to that storm system and florida, as mentioned, the state bracing for the first hurricane of the season, currently battering the caribbean. today, hurricane elsa hit the
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island of barbados with heavy rains and powerful winds local officials say that the category one hurricane has caused major power outages and flash flooding so far, no reports of injuries or deaths. florida governor ron desantis says he is preparing a potential emergency order as hurricane elsa approaches. meteorologist steve mclaughlin from our nbc station, steve, how is it looking? >> well, you know, i think the biggest point to make is there are still a lot of question marks. we are preparing for storm to approach south florida by monday and tuesday, but the exact track is still very much in the air. category 1 hurricane has cleared the lesser antilles, it has slided south of puerto rico over the next 24 hours. cross over cuba, you see the cone of concern widen, that will t tighten up here's a closer look at the cone of concern, a 2 out of 3 percent
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chance of the storm going. if we were looking for the clean up in surfside that would take the far eastern track there, come right up i-95 this is what we call the dirty side of the storm. we've got the counter clock wise rotation, if the storm were to take more of a central track key west would get a district hit. miami and fort lauderdale would still get those bands of wind and rain best case scenario for us, storm goes far west, it would almost eliminate impacted from miami and fort lauderdale, maybe outer bands for key west but we would definitely miss out on the worst of the storm. >> here's hoping for best case steve, switching gears a bit, a record breaking heat wave has been scorching the pacific, and oregon and washington officials there suspect that more than 100 deaths have been heat related. what do you think? is the worst behind us >> you know, i'm not seeing the numbers we saw earlier this week where we're talking about parts of british columbia, 121 i think i saw 107 seattle, 112
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portland, but clearly there are heat advisories, excessive heat warnings, northern california, oregon, washington, idaho into montana, and the numbers i'm seeing in this area are about 100 to 105 not quite as bad still for this part of the country, the pacific northwest, those are outrageous numbers, and these go either through tomorrow or the fourth of july some of these folks right here will have a very hot fourth of july by the way, nice cold front is pushing across the united states much of the united states, especially the eastern half, the northeast, it's going to be a beautiful. fourth of july because the worst weather has been pushing to the south. >> all right and our thanks to steve mclaughlin there coming up, all u.s. troops are now out of bagram air base as the withdrawal from afghanistan nears completion, the taliban appears to be gaining ground the president's message to afghans if things get worse. mask guidance making a comeback as delta spreads fast. just how much protection does the johnson & johnson shot give you from the new variant.
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kabul. >> reporter: today was a seminole moment. the u.s. military pulled american troops out of bag ram airfield american troops have been there since right after 9/11 when the u.s. launched this war to find osama bin laden and topple the taliban that was protecting him. the u.s. is leaving very very quietly. all of the troop movements are practically state secrets. they're not advertised in advance. they're not inviting journalists or vip or afghan officials often to witness these ceremonies. the u.s. says it's for security concerns but it gives the impression that american troops are leaving here in a kind of hidden way, that this is not a victory celebration that they are quietly going toward the door the commander of american forces here is not painting a rosy picture about what is to come. he says this country could be sliding into a kind of civil war and that the taliban have been making advances. >> the security situation is not good right now
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what we're seeing is the, you know, rapid loss of district centers, although the afghan security forces have gained some of those back in certain parts of the country. >> >> reporter: here in kabul two groups in particular are concerned about the taliban's return to power, women who don't want to go back to taliban rule, and all of the translators who fought alongside u.s. troops and now to covid watch, the delta variant spreading in parts of the country and leading to new guidelines st. louis, officials there now recommending people wear a mask indoors, even if they're vaccinated and l.a. county, health officials reporting a rise in covid cases and low vaccinated communities. yesterday, more than 240 cases were confirmed, relatively low, but still double the number from last week. in new york city, the delta variant has become the second most dominant strain overall, cases remain low, 200 a day. the delta variant has been detected in all 50 states.
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it now represents more than a quarter of all cases, according to recent data from the cdc. there is some good news, we now have insight into how the johnson & johnson vaccine stacks up against delta cnbc's health correspondent meg tirrell joins us now, and the more than 12 million americans who have gotten the j&j shot waiting for this data, what does it say >> yeah, rahel, just released data suggests the j&j vaccine holds up pretty well against the delta variant because so many fewer people have had the j&j shot than moderna, pfizer or globally, astrazeneca, there has been less information available on just how well it works against delta. and we still don't have data from trials or the real world on this variant and this vaccine, but what we do have now is a look at the lab study of the antibodies generated by the shot, and how well they do against different strains, and the picture looks good against delta. there was a reduction of 1.6 fold and the potency of the antibodies, compared with the 3.6 fold reduction against the beta strain. that's the one first identified
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in south africa, and that's good news because we know the j&j vaccine was good at keeping people out of the hospital in a trial in south africa, suggesting it should do even better against the delta variant, at least against severe disease, and on top of that, a second study just out shows the antibody levels in the j&j shot increase over time, providing protection out to at least eight months the new data are consistent with strong results we've seen for the other vaccines against delta. a study from public health england showed the pfizer biontech vaccine is 96% effective against hospitalization for the delta variant, and the astrazeneca, 92%! in every case where we have clinical evidence looking at actual patients who have been vaccinated and how protective the vaccine is, once again, we've seen the vaccines are protective. >> so although delta is scary because it is so much more contagious, we keep getting
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reassuring news that the vaccines work against it rahel. >> no boosters needed, then, for people who did get the skj&j sht >> yeah, the cdc said there aren't data to suggest people need boosters. folks like angie rasmussen, the virologist we talked about a couple of days ago on the show, she got it because she's worried about transmission though the antibody data is good, it doesn't mean the j&j is going to stop transmission there. she feels good about getting the mrna booster with the pfizer vaccine but it's not something that the cdc is recommending folks do, and we do see you should have good protection against severe disease against the delta variant with the j&j shot >> meg, fair to say that all of these vaccines haven't gotten full approval yet. what's the time line for that? >> right so we are waiting for the fda to act on full approval from just emergency use authorization for the vaccines pfizer is in the lead, but analysts had been expecting this could happen this summer, and people are starting to get
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antsy, because the prominent position, wrote in the "new york times" in an op-ed that came out today, this could influence mandates for the vaccines. some organizations might be more comfortable requiring them if it's fully approved and not just on an emergency use authorization basis. a lot of people are waiting for the fda to act here, and calling for them to act quickly. rahel. >> meg tirrell, thank you. good to have you with us tonight on a friday, holiday friday nonetheless. let's go overseas, india crossing a grim milestone. 400,000 covid deaths since the pandemic began health experts say the nation's death toll is likely much higher india reported half of all of their deaths over the past two months alone that's when the delta variant ripped through the country and overwhelmed its health care system daily cases have been dropping since then now officials are bracing for another potential wave, and also trying to get people vaccinated as quickly as possible johns hopkins reporting that
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india has the third most covid deaths in the world, trailing only behind brazil and the u.s. the fourth is back, millions of americans heading out for the holiday weekend. i'm about 45 minutes from heading out myself we are live from mount rushmore tonight where the streets and hotels are packed. why are businesses still so worried. also, a major blow to the u.s. olympics team one of the nation's top athletes will not get her shot at her signature event after testing positive for marijuana tonight, her responsas te he sports world debates the ban on weed we'll be right back.
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. welcome back, the fastest woman in america disqualified from the 100 meter race at the olympic games after testing positive for marijuana sha'carri richardson stole headlines when he won the race at the olympic trials in oregon. she's facing a one month suspension, and lost her spot in tokyo. the track star has taken full responsibility, and did promise it would never happen again. she said she knew she wasn't supposed to do it and explained that her biological mother died days before the big race, and she had used marijuana to cope in an exclusive interview with the "today" show this morning, she described how she was feeling before the race. >> blinded by emotions, blinded by that and just blinded by just hurting. i hurt sitting here, i just say don't judge me because i am human. i just happen to run a little
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faster. >> richardson dominated the 100 meters june, crossing the finish line in less than 11 seconds then she drew even more attention when she immediately ran into the stands to hug her grandmother, which we see here who she said is her superwoman recreational marijuana is legal in 19 states, including oregon where she tested positive but it is still illegal federally, and banned by the world anti-doping agency richardson, though, still does have a chance at making the u.s. relay team because that event happens after her month long suspension is over she says right now she's focusing on what she needs to do to cope. it was a really interesting interview. let's bring in chris chavez, he covers track and field and the olympics for sports illustrated. thanks for being with us thoed how big of an impact on the sport of track and field is this attention? >> this is huge. we're coming off the olympic trials it was a super exciting time the team is set for tokyo. we're seeing world records falling left and right, and the tokyo olympics are supposed to
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be the biggest show for the support every four years, and all of a sudden the united states loses its biggest star and one of the big hopes for a medal that they haven't won since 1996. >> and a lot of people are comparing this or at least thinking back to michael phelps, critics say the punishment is overblown. they argue marijuana isn't performance enhancing. we saw gabrielle union posting a tweet suggesting the same. what are your thoughts on that >> a lot of people are quick to throw out the michael phelps comparison the thing with that is phelps did serve a three month suspension there weren't any major competitions going on at the same exact time. from what i'm seeing all over twitter, sha'carri richardson is getting a ton of support from people a lot of, you know, public out cry for rules to be changed or to be revised and it's interesting because, you know, she's very young, and this was her owning up to her own
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mistakes she knew it was against her rules, and it was a coping mechanism that she had to deal with something really really hard in her life and ultimately pays a big price for. >> yeah, you know, i'm wondering, as we said, recreational marijuana is legal, and i believe i said, what, 19 states, what would the process even look like to begin to change for the olympics, their stance you know, are they out of touch with culture and perhaps society? >> yeah, so the olympics abides by the world anti-doping agency's code, which comes out with a list of banned substances every single year, and marijuana has been on the list for the past couple of years because they think that athletes, you know, have an increased risk taking, slower reaction times, or, you know, function their decision making, it puts them at risk but it's not necessarily a performance enhancing drug they have it kind of in a lower
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category as like a substance of abuse and so it's -- they review it every year. the reason that the united states anti-doping agency abides by the world anti-doping agency's code is because that's how olympic sports work. if you look at other sports, the nba, major league baseball, the nfl, they have different off season when it comes to marijuana. major league baseball went away from rubing it from the banned list in 2019 last year during the nba bubble, there were no more random tests for athletes for marijuana the nfl has changed their penalties as well. so it is sort of a way, like, it's finally, i guess, time for the world anti-doping agency to take a closer look at a rule like this. it just so comes as a result of big united states star falling victim to this that's why i feel like the public outcry is so much louder. had this been a jamaican
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athlete, yes, it would have been big. because it's an american athlete, it's a much bigger deal. >> if you listen to the "today" show interview, when you listen to the circumstances, her mother passing away, her being in oregon it's a sad sorry thank you. and olympic officials loosening rules around athlete protests, giving them more room to speak their minds, they're allowed to protest on the field of play, but it has to be before they compete, and it cannot be targeted at any person, country or organization. it also can't be disruptive, but athletes are still banned from protesting on the medal change, after hammer thrower, barry protested on the podium during the national anthem at the olympic trials last month. and the u.s. economy still rebounding from the pandemic leisure and hospitality appears to be making a comeback. what that means for the holiday weekend. and the u.s. supreme court handing a gay couple a win after
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misleading claims about the number of preorders, sending the shares down 17% at one point today. the company says lordstown motors is cooperating with any investigations. it's the end of an era at amazon today was jeff bezos' last day at the company that he founded three decades ago, executive chairman, he's expected to dedicate more time toward other business ventures, like blue origin space company, going up to space on one of his rockets on july 20th a very busy month for him. and amazon's cloud computing boss will take over. and something new buzzing from bumble, the popular dating app set to open its first cafe and wine bar it's called bumble brew, and will feature a italian menu, open to everyone from daters to networkers it was set to open in 2019 but was delayed due to covid and
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permitting issues. on wall street, the dow finished up 153 points, the s&p up 32, the nasdaq up 117 or about 8/10 of a percent i'm rahel solomon in for shepard smith, it's half past the hour, and here's what's making the news >> boy scouts of america making a settlement with sexual abuse survivors, what it could mean for the tens of thousands of victims. cyber attacks on the rise, now the hunt to find americans willing to fight back. and the country getting ready for a normal fourth of july weekend and more than 47 million americans are set to travel for the holiday, including this person right here, making it the second most traveled fourth of july on record aaa reports that it expects a nearly 40% increase in travel from last year 40%, that's nearing pre-pandemic levels, also the weekend that president biden said he wanted to declare independence from the coronavirus. setting a goal of getting 70% of
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american adults with at least one dose by now, but only 18 states have hit that mark so far according to the cdc still, we're seeing promising signs for the economy, today the labor department reported 850,000 jobs were added in june. that beat expectations, still, however, down 7 million from before the pandemic. a long road to go. and as we head into the holiday weekend, some business owners say that they're worried they won't be able to keep up with demand because they are still struggling to find workers nbc's kyle perry is live in keystone, south dakota, near mount rush more, how are businesses doing that? >> reporter: this is a town that didn't miss last year so much. the last year numbers were pretty good because president trump came here. compared to last year and this year, up 150%. gives you an idea of how crowded things are the one hurdle is the labor force. i have been asking business owners is a matter of the stimulus checks. a lot of business owners say it's the stimulus checks keeping people home or is it low
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salaries take a listen. >> it is but i'm already paying staff 15 to $17 an hour on a non-year job, for example, we're seasonal, and basically, you don't have money to support that all year so it's not just a you're not paid enough. it's added to that's prevailing amongst people just let them sit at home and not do anything. and i think that's wrong. >> reporter: and so businesses are being very creative about how to keep the doors open some are closing early, 6:00 p.m some of the restaurants that just can't stay staffed. we have heard from owners of rv parks that are putting their staff in nearby hotels because of the labor shortage. >> it certainly has become a controversial issue, that enhanced federal unemployment benefit, and cal, no fireworks show this year >> reporter: no, and you know, this is a political football right, you have the governor
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saying there should be fireworks, this from the national parks service, we got this a couple of minutes ago, in 2020, the national parks service spent $54 million battling wildfires, over 230,000 acres of national parks, that is the concern here, high fire danger president biden does not want the fireworks, the south dakota governor does. >> cal perry, thank you, good to see you tonight. let's get to laura begly bloom now, a forbes writer and travel expert americans are hit th hitting th for the first time in a long time what should they expect. >> it's going to be the second busiest fourth of july holiday weekend in history we haven't seen traffic like this in a really really long time you're going to have packed roads, packed planes, packed hotels, it's going to be busy. >> i'm hoping that it won't be too busy in about 30 minutes on the new jersey turnpike but that's a different conversation all together we know that tons of flight cancellations and changes have happened as airlines try to get up to speed.
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so what should travelers be doing to protect themselves who are flying >> well, yes, we're having a lot of flight delays, flight cancellations, and there's also a hurricane brewing, which compounds what's going on in the air world. you'll have ripple effects across the country one of the best things travelers can do is get to the airport early, even earlier than you would think, at least two hours before a domestic flight, three hours before an international flight, and if your flight is coming up, you might want to consider travel insurance. if you're going to an area impacted by the hurricane, that's not going to help you if you're going somewhere else, if there are mechanical problems with the plane, you might get some money back, and know your rights with the department of transportation, if you're bumped, the flight is delayed, you might be entitled to some money. beyond this weekend, there is a travel boom going on, flights have gotten expensive, what should people be looking out for before they book >> you definitely don't want to wait until the last minu if
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you're flying somewhere. you see a great price, take it you want to avoid the crowded, busy, popular national parks look for an undiscovered national park where all the crowds aren't going, to book vacations on places where parents aren't going think about going to a city. you take a city vacation, hopper.com is saying you can get some of the best deals this summer. >> one of my favorite places, denver, colorado, i don't know how many people are going there right nows but that's always a very beautiful place to visit. we'll leave it there thank you, enjoy your holiday weekend. a boeing 737 cargo plane forced to make an emergency landing on the waters off the coast of honolulu, two pilots were the only ones on board. the faa said they had reported engine trouble right before. it happened in the middle of the night. the dark, grainy video from the coast guard shows the pilots being rescued. reuters reporting that one of them was seen clinging to the plane's tale, the other was on
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packages in the water. capturing the pilots at the hospital, their condition unknown at this time boeing says it is monitoring the situation, and already in touch with the ntsb, the aircraft we should say was not a 737 max that's the plane that officials grounded for 20 months after those two fatal crashes. the boy scouts of america reaching an $850 million settlement with former scouts who say that they were sexually abused during their time with the organization it's one of the largest settlements in u.s. history involving child sex abuse. the lawsuit involved more than 84,000 accusers dating as far back as the 60s, and the agreement as part of the organization's bankruptcy proceedings. it files for chapter 11 last year, after facing massive legal costs to defend itself the boy scouts said it's still working on restructuring in hopes of getting approval to emerge from bankruptcy later this year. the supreme court rejecting an appeal from a christian florist who refused to service a gay couple's wedding the florists argue that serving
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the wedding would violate her religious beliefs. washington state supreme court she bars on the basis of sexual orientation. that decision will now stay in place. and the attorney of the florist called today's outcome tragic, and said no one should be forced to express a message or celebrate an event they disagree with. and it's a tale as old as time, states luring companies in with tax breaks and subsidies but billions of dollars later, one state's gamble has not exactly gone to plan we're there, tonight. plus, desperately seeking cyber, huge demand across the country for cyber security experts. up next, the plan to build half a million jobs, and english majors, you're going to want to hear this.
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when a state wants to attract big companies, it offers up incentives, things like subsidies and tax breaks four years ago, the state of wisconsin topped them all,
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agreeing to shell out nearly $4 billion to lure in the taiwan knees electronics company, the idea backed by former president trump, and scott walker is believed to be the largest offered to a foreign company but unfortunately things have not gone according to plan here's cnbc's scott cohn in wisconsin. >> reporter: kim mahoney loves her home 30 miles south of milwaukee. she's not wild about the view. >> you kind of train your eye to stop at the pine trees, and not look past. >> reporter: the mahoneys were the lone holdouts when the village of mount pleasant bought up their subdivision. >> we used to have a nice park view, lots of trees and corn fields. >> reporter: to make way for a giant manufacturing complex for foxconn, she says the price was lowball. she also had her doubts about foxconn's grandiose plans. >> it's a big i told you so, do i feel good about saying i told you so, no, not at all
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>> reporter: former president trump and former wisconsin governor scott walker promised a high-tech mecca, well worth the nearly $4 billion in state and local incentives the company promised 13,000 jobs but almost immediately there were what foxconn called unanticipated market fluctuations they built the plant, including this sphere, not clear what it's for, and they are doing some light manufacturing, but instead of 13,000 jobs, it's 1,500 tops >> it was a silver bullet. and it missed the mark. >> reporter: wisconsin's new head of economic development, missy hughes appointed bit the current governor tony evers, just renegotiated the $300 billion in state money down to 80 million, and the state has anged itapproach. >> a business is never going to choose a state to relocate or to expand in just based on subsidies that the government is providing. they're going to want to make sure that the work force is
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there, that their supply chain is there, and that they can be successful. >> reporter: the new deal with foxconn doesn't get back the hundreds of millions already spent on infrastructure, roads and power lines, and buying land and homes. kim mahoney says she and her husband are still willing to sell for the right price in the meantime, there is one benefit. >> it's quiet out here >> reporter: incentives are still a major factor in the cost of doing business and that looms large in our new america's top states for business study coming soon to cnbc but we're also looking at some of the new realities, including what states are doing specifically to help get their companies through the pandemic you can read more about it at topstates.cnbc.com back to you. corporate america is facing a growing threat ransomware attacks, that's when hackers steal important company data in exchange for money so far, global ransomware attacks have surged by more than 100% compared to the beginning of last year according to a
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recent report from cyber security firm check point software, so to defend themselves from future attacks, companies are now hiring a lot more cyber security experts. here's cnbc's kate rogers. >>. >> reporter: meg west loves her job working in cyber security as an incident responder for ibm. >> we help people that are experiencing big cyber security attacks and help them recover from it. >> reporter: those really big attacks are happening with increasing frequency, and west says the job is about more than just companies bottom lines. >> the company were to experience an incident that is going to lower their stock, affect the stake holders in the company, et cetera, it's not going to seem like a big deal perhaps from the outside, but if that incident is enough to damage their branding, to lower their stock price, you might see people luosing their jobs, loss of business. >> reporter: 3 million workers like west would be needed to properly defend organizations around the globe, and about half a million jobs are open in the u.s. today nearly half of organizations say they plan to up their cyber
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staffing, according to industry group isc squared. but due to the pandemic, coupled with the ongoing labor crunch, workers are stretched thin, both preventing attacks and responding to the ones that make it through >> if you understand that you are going to have a security breach, that you're prepared to do something about it when that happens. that's almost as important as preventing it. >> this booming demand for tech talent means companies need to look more broadly for applicants. >> problems are so complex, what we're talking about on a global scale, we need people more than just the cyber techies, we need english majors, and linguists, and people that can study and understand complex challenges. i think by bringing that diversity in the mix in terms of trying to solve the problems will give us a greater supply to be able to look at talent, maybe perhaps in different ways than we have in the past. >> reporter: with so many job openings, companies are seeing applicants get scooped up left and right with some unsure if
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you'll ever get to the interview point because it's just so competitive. data from last year showed how lucrative this career can be the average north american is making more than $100,000 a year rahel. >> and i was interested to see, no cyber experience necessary, even english majors and literature majors. >> english majors like me, exactly. so cyber experience and technology experience of course helps. there are certifications you can get. meg, who you saw in the package changed her career path after majoring in political science, moved into cyber security for her masters, all of that definitely helps but i think companies are looking for workers who are willing to learn, and they are willing to invest in them in this tight labor market. >> and apparently willing to pay $100,000 out of college, sound like a good deal to me, kate >> that's right. >>. in a small minnesota town, one man's trash is another man's work of art, and while the artist has become a local celebrity, he's still not the biggest name in town. plus, a recent government report couldn't explain 143 out
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before their series against the nationals this weekend the world series winners are the first championship team to visit under president biden, and since the start of the pandemic, covid-19 protocols limiting the dodgers to about 50 people, only the players who were actually on the world series title team are allowed to attend. the president talking about how big a role sports have in bringing the country together. >> i think what we discovered is that we need sports more than we ever really realized as fans we turn to ballparks and arenas all across the country. cheering on their favorite players and teams, sharing that sense of community and pride it's a uniting feature, and we go through a crisis very often sports brings us together to heal to help us feel like things are going to be okay they're going to get better. >> and today's ceremony marked the white house's latest efforts to return to large in-person events in a small area of minnesota, some pretty impressive metal sculptures are popping up, but despite the
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popularity and the size of the pieces, he's still not the biggest one in his town. the reporter boyd cooper >> when you live in a town with a population this small, sometimes you got to think big ken nyberg has spent nearly 40 years, helping tiny vining, minnesota, find its spotlight. >> look at that, guy, huh, he's big. >> reporter: from animal to whimsical, the creations of ken knight get popped up all over vining. >> an eagle on a stump. >> reporter: his latest marks a milestone. >> 101 i've got it written right here. >> 101 metal sculptures since this 83-year-old self-taught welder and artist found a talent hiding inside him and started sharing it >> they have water melon day every year, the old ladies in town asked me when are you going to make a water melon, i finally
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got around to it an elephant made of lawn mower blades i believe it was 955, if i remember correctly something different, you know. >> reporter: the retired construction worker started modestly in his 40s with a crudely welded tree, followed by a leg lifted dog, at which time, ken was nipping at his passion. >> everybody accuses me of making myself. it's not me. my son told me when i was making it he said be sure to put a crappy old shirt on like you wear >> reporter: with only so much space in vining, surrounding communities happily opened up some of theirs, too. >> down at byron, i made bears for all three of their schools, started out with a great big grizzly for their high school, the byron bears, i believe it's 1207 lawn mower blades in that and a few years later, they built their elementary school, and i made bear cubs, they are 1626 lawn mower blades. >> as the legend of ken has
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grown to bunionesque proportions, the convenience store named it aself after one his skulculptures, and the bbc d a music video. >>. ♪ it's ken nyberg ♪ >> but even in a town of 78, ken's still not the most famous nyberg space shuttle mission sds 24, one of two trips to the international space station for karen nyberg, this proud dad's daughter >> she accomplished quite a lot. >> even carved out, thanks to her dad, a space of her own in vining. >> oh, my gosh, it's you >> reporter: ken nyberg didn't need a big city. >> this is so neat. >> reporter: to make a big splash >> cockroach right where he was planted
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for the news, i'm boyd hooper. >> i just love it. i just love it and in case you forgot to mark your calendar, today is world ufo day, a holiday taking on more significance this year in the wake of last week's intention report on ufos, a report that revealed that the government cannot explain 143 of 144 mysterious flying objects spotted from 2004 to this year a harvard professor of science and astronomy, professor, happy world ufo day. >> thank you good to be with you. >> good to be with you as well so was the recent report a breakthrough >> it was because it stated some of the objects were real, multiple instances, radar systems, and optical sensors, and many pilots saw them at once that's a very important statement because now the question is what are they?
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>> well, care to weigh in? i mean, what do you think? what are some possible explanations >> some of them behaved in ways that cannot be explained by technologies that we possess, and so that leaves two possibilities on the table either they are natural in origin or extraterrestrial in origin, and both of these are very exciting, and i think the subject should move away from the talking points of politicians, and military personnel to the scientific community, and in fact, i'm aiming to lead the scientific project that we get more data, more evidence about these objects. >> are you encouraged by the interest in the mainstream, so to speak, recently about this subject? >> yeah, and in fact, i wrote a book called the extraterrestrial on another object, the first one that we recognized close to earth outside the solar system that looked very weird its name is, it didn't look like
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a comet or asteroid, potentially it could have been produced by an alien civilization. >> when i was in journalism school, i never thought i would be sitting here talking about potential aliens here we are. it's fascinating stuff so in 2018, you cowrote a paper arguing that an object in space was potentially humanities first contact with an alien object, do you feel validated by the recent report and publicity on the subject? >> i would feel validated if we had a high resolution, megapixel image of an object that demonstrates beyond any doubt that it's original from some technological civilization we would learn from it trying to imitate the technology it represents and i very much hope we can collect the data, so i'm working on it. >> how do you think the report will remove the stigma around the topic and perhaps allow scientists to study ufos more
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legitimately >> well, we have the instruments that can address theature of an unusual phenomena or objects. it's just a question of allowing ourselves to discuss it free ly and you know, a picture is worth a thousand words, in my case, a picture is worth 66,000 works, i wouldn't need to write the book if we had a high resolution photograph, and we can get it, so stay tuned for the next few years, and we might have it. >> and just to leave things on a light note, on a fun note on this holiday friday, how does one properly and appropriately celebrate world ufo day? >> well, one can imagine what the interaction would be, and my guess is we will need our computers to interpret what their computers are doing. artificial intelligence is really the key, and i would celebrate it with my computer. >> fair enough avi loeb, we'll leave it there,
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thank you. >> thank you. annabelle, 60 seconds on a race to the finish the death toll climbing to 22 in surfside, florida, after search teams pull two more bodies from the wreckage, nine days after a condo building came crashing down. rescuers keeping a close eye on the hurricane in the caribbean. and u.s. troops have left bagram, that's a major milestone, and president biden's plan to withdraw all u.s. forces from the country by september 11th and u.s. vaccinations on track to fall short of president biden's goal of getting at least one shot in the arms of 70% of adults by the fourth of july and now, you know the news on this friday, july 2nd, 2021, have a happy holiday weekend i'm rahel solomon, in for shepard smith. ss dinner not a costume party. on a spotty network this is what she heard... just wear something crazy, remember it's a costume party.
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