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the market is still way too low because the bank needs to innovate and use the trusted brand to dominate crypto and become the banker of the next generation too it's jamie dimon's call. i always like to say there's a bull market somewhere. i promise to find it for you i'm jim cramer see you tomorrow "the news with shepard smith" starts now facebook critics pounce on its business practices, then all of its sites dgo away. i'mshepard smith this is the news on cnbc facebook, instagram and whatsapp down for hours what we know about the worldwide outage the morning after damning accusations against the social media giant. >> there were conflicts of interest between what was good for the public and what was good for facebook >> now the whistle-blower heads to congress to testify under oath beaches destroyed, wildlife found death smothered by tar after a massive oil spill in southern california. >> we are in the midst of a
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potential ecological disaster here. >> the catastrophic impact and the ongoing emergency response. abortion, gun rights and religion landmark decisions expected as the supreme court kicks off a new term >> you want to help save the country? get out of the way so you don't destroy it >> president biden pressuring lawmakers to raise the debt limit so america can pay its bills before it's too late sally yates tapped to investigate women's soccer scandal. ozy media reverses course on shutting down. and exposed. the secret tax havens of the super rich live from cnbc the facts. the truth. the ne"the news with shepard s." >> good evening. the biggest social media company in the entire world was dark for many users for about six hours today. facebook and its family of apps including instagram, whatsapp and messenger went down starting
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from around 11:40 this morning eastern time when the site essentially disappeared from the internet and global outage facebook wasn't able to fix itself until the last hour and since has not provided an explanation. its chief technology officer had to post a message earlier today on twitter which was not down saying sincere apologies to everyone impacted by the outages of facebook powered services right now. we are experiencing networking issues and teams are working as fast as possible to debug and restore as fast as possible. the timing for facebook, well, inconvenient one way to look at it. but no one can be talking about their real problems on their own sights because just yesterday a whistle-blower took thousands of pages of internal documents and revealed her identity. she told cbs "60 minutes" that facebook and its executives consistency prioritized profits over public safety she's set to testify to congress
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on the issue tomorrow. much more on that in a moment with the wall street journal's jeff orowitz julia boorstin on the outage what happened? >> reporter: well, shep, we don't know exactly what happened yet, but facebook did just issue a statement saying, quote, to the huge community of people and businesses around the world who depend on us, we're sorry. we've been working hard to restore access to our apps and services and are happy to report they are coming back online now. thank you for bearing with us. security experts do say the outage was likely due to dns or domain namerouting systems which means the ip addresses that help people find things on facebook apps effectively disappeared from the map of the internet the effects were felt far beyond facebook by the businesses relying on them to reach customers. >> when facebook has an incident
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or an outage like we're experiencing today, it's not just facebook that's impacted. it's a lot of other sites on the internet where users are experiencing a problem which when it's down that's what we see. we obviously see the problems on facebook but we also see many other services reporting problems. >> now employees were also affected according to a number of reports, internal systems also stopped functioning and some employees couldn't send emails or enter facebook buildings because their badges stopped working. this all comes on the heels of the facebook whistle-blower unmasking herself and making more accusations against facebook and prioritizing profit over safety. with this perfect storm of issues for facebook its stock and other social media stocks such as twitter, snap chat and pip tres all tanked about 5% or more today but twitter did take the opportunity to make light of the irn u tweeting out hello, literally everyone that comment was retweeted well over half a million times and
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liked over 2.6 million times. >> julia, thank you. we know now who the whistle-blower is behind that massive and damning exposure of facebook's inner workings. her name is frances haugen who worked to prevent misinformation she's a former employee. she revealed she was the one who gave tens of thousands of pages to the wall street journal and to congress. she said they're all meant to show how facebook consistently puts its own profits above public safety. one example reveals facebook knew that its instagram app was toxic for teenage girls and even led some to have suicidal thoughts but it chose not to act because the content encouraged girls to spend more time on instagram which boosted ad revenues >> facebook makes more money when you consume more content. people enjoy engaging with things that elicit emotional reaction and the more anger
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they're exposed to, the more they benefit >> in a statement facebook's director of policy communications said that we've invested heavily in people and technology to keep our platform safe and have made fighting misinformation and providing authoritative information a priority if any research had identified an exact solution to these complex challenges, the tech industry, governments and society would have solved them a long time ago. frances haugen is due to testify on capitol hill tomorrow in her prepared statements she's set to tell the senate that choices made by facebook executives are a huge problem for children and for public safety and for our democracy she's going to say she says that facebook is akin to big tobacco in the '90s and that facebook's newly created over sight board is as blind as the public. jeff horowicz, technology reporter who's covering this for
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the wall street journal. frances haugen has been a source of yours for many months how do you see what she has been saying publicly impacting social media sites? >> she changed her mind about staying private because the public debate was going off the rails. we've been talking about bias, section 230, legal liability and i think what she has been pushing for and one of the things -- the reason she started talking to me in the first place is she believes we need to spend a lot more time on the mechanics of the platforms and on the incentives facebook has built into them. >> the accusations that she talks about on "60 minutes" were pretty damming is this a tip of the iceberg for facebook >> there are a lot of people like her inside the company. facebook's asked people like her, in fact the entire civic integrity team, to sort of study the problems that facebook might
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cause and figure out ways to address them they let them do the first half of that job but i think folks like ms. haugen definitely concluded they weren't allowed to do the second part in part because facebook was unwilling to change its business practices and the way its platform operated to mitigate some of the harm. >> you know, pretty coincidental that all of a sudden this morning everything facebook, insta, everything went down for several hours. the effect was small businesses realized how important it was and, i don't know, facebook being down today was something i don't know. >> i'm definitely going to call it a coincidental. while i am a great believer in the power of reporting, i don't think it knocks facebook off line for six hours let's call that a coincidence. at the moment it seems like it may very well have been a mistake but i think that mistake is -- really kind of does support the idea that this is
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infrastructure at this point that, you know, people are deeply invested in these platforms, in particular whatsapp, right, which around the world is used as one of the key means for people to communicate with each other period it's not a social network, it's just a messaging service even the possibility of something like this happening, facebook hasn't had these problems in years, is kind of a reminder of how much is centralized under the company's own control and how little insight those of us outside the company have unless people inside feel like telling us about it. >> jeff horowitz, thank you. an environmental disaster off the coast of southern california rescue crews working to try to contain one of the state's largest oil spills roughly 126,000 gallons of heavy crude leaked into the ocean. it started over the weekend and local officials say it's now affecting roughly 20 miles of coast line dead fish and birds washing
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ashore pristine beaches covered in tar and the coast guard warns the oil may continue to spread investigators have within f -- been focusing on an off shore oil pipeline the exact cause is still unknown. crews have laid out more than 5,000 feet of floating barriers to contain the spill so far they've recovered 3,000 gallons of oil which is less than 1/3 of 1% of the estimated total. cnbc's scott cohn live at huntington beach this afternoon. where are they with the containment and cleanup, scott >> reporter: it's going to be a long slog, shep. the scary thing, a large amount of this 126,000 plus gallons of oil is still off shore already on shore we're seeing lots more of this, armies of cleanup crews that are trying to contain this disaster. on some of america's most treasured coast line, the images
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are gut wrenching. >> very upset. very sad yes. >> devastating. >> reporter: beaches are closed from huntington beach past laguna beach, some 20 miles of coast and counting. >> likely moving, continuing to move in a southerly direction based on the wind and the weather and the currents. >> reporter: the source, a ruptured underwater pipeline about four miles off shore owned by texas based amplify energy which just emerged from bankruptcy in 2017 the subsidiary that operates the pipeline and the oil platform it's connected to has been cited 125 times in the past for not complying with federal regulations according to government records. >> our employees live and work in this area as well and we are deeply concerned by what we're seeing. >> reporter: the pipe is roughly 30 years old but the ceo says regular monitoring showed no problems. >> we're committed to fulfilling our duty here to help with the
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recovery efforts as long as it takes. >> reporter: locals say starting saturday and maybe sooner the smell was unmistakable. >> i don't know how to explain it oil and water mixed together smells like crap. >> reporter: as crews work to contain the spill, others are looking at the damage to wildlife. >> typically spills of this nature, we're here for several weeks to months continuing to respond to animals and respond to calls from animals that may be out there >> reporter: shep, officials say it could be this time tomorrow that they may know a cause here. one of the things that they're looking at, remember, there are dozens of containerships still stuck off shore waiting to get into the backlogged port of los angeles that's not far from here they're looking at the possibility that one of the anchors may have come in contact with the pipeline with disastrous results shep >> scott cohn, live for us thank you. after a tsunami of scandals,
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ozy media's co-founder says it's back in business three days after it shut down what the ceo is saying about the stunning and really hard to explain reversal back on the bench. the supreme court starts what could be the most consequential term in years. abortion and gun rights on the docket bombshell allegations of abuse causing an uproar in the world of u.s. women's soccer the familiar face now stepping in to investigate. ♪ ♪ you already pay for car insurance, ♪ why not take your home along for the ride? ♪ allstate. here, better protection costs a whole lot less. you're in good hands with allstate.
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over its business practices. >> as embarrassing sometimes as it may feel to do, i realize we were premature i realize we have something special here i realize there's a good opportunity. >> amid the allegations, a co-founder impersonated an executive to gain money. then executives pretended a show would appear on a&e when there was no such deal that was a mix of miscommunication and misunderstanding and that the company was accused of inflating some of the metrics that it uses to get advertisers into the fold the company had a presentation about the number who opened ozy media's email letters. andrew ross sorkin asked carlos watson about. >> i'm looking at the deck 25% email opens. ozy email average 25% open rate. 2.5 times industry and 3% ctr. doesn't have a star next to it
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that says just the people who are actively engaged with you in some way >> you know, i need to look at that more closely but, look, let's make sure that we do something here, which is that i don't want -- if you and i looked at any small company or any large company, we would find a handful of things that are great just to be really clear. we would find that and just because something is sloppy or stupid doesn't mean it's illegal, right? >> since the allegations, ozy's media board has hired a law firm now "the new york times" is reporting that that investigation will move forward since the ozy board members are no longer with ozy ozy has not elaborated on whether the staff will move forward or how it continues to move forward. >> the supreme court is back in session as of today. it could be an incredibly consequential term abortion and gun rights are at the top of the agenda.
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liberal leading justices are heavily outnumbered so we could potentially see several major conservative victories here. the supreme court would consider a law out of mississippi that bans most abortions out of 15 weeks. it is a direct challenge to the board's landmark roe v. wade decision nearly a half a month ago. they consider a challenge to the new york state gun law it requires gun owners to have a special need if they want to carry a handgun. a general desire for personal protection is not enough, not in new york opponents say that law makes it virtually difficult to get a conceal license. both of those will be heavily considered by the court. u.s. soccer has knew hired sally yates to investigate abuse and sexual misconduct allegations against coaches in the women's professional soccer league u.s. soccer officials say the former acting attorney general
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will investigate the abhorrent conduct. just last week the athletic reported paul riley, the fired head coach of the north carolina courage coerced a player to have sex with him multiple times. he's denied all of the allegations. sam brock spoke to one of riley's former players. >> do you feel safe at this moment what would you say >> no. absolutely not how do we know that when we turn to work every day this is not going to happen to us or it's not going to happen again? because it did happen again and again and again and no one in a position of power or ability stopped it >> another team, the washington spirit, also fired its head coach, richie burke after the washington post reported he verbally and emotionally abused his players. the national women's soccer league has now appointed an executive committee, all women, to oversee the league's operations after the commissioner and general counsel resigned friday. my a marcano's family is
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calling for justice after they found a body that they strongly believe is hers. the 19-year-old college student had been missing for a week. authorities have identified this man as a prime suspect he was a maintenance worker at the villas, an apartment village where marcano lived and worked he killed himself according to police his body was discovered three days after miya was last seen. officials were searching a different complex where he used to work. that's when they found the body next to a purse with mi miya marcano's id. now the family is taking aim at the villas in a press conference they called the complex negligent the company says that all employees are vetted with a background check and that he had no record of burglary or sexual assault. it was a desperate effort to
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the states reservoirs are so dry they might not be able to use them they're preparing not to allocate any water to districts for the very first time ever but that these are preliminary
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released on man kind now 600 journalists have unleashed what they call the pandora papers but this time it's the rich and famous taking the heat two weeks left to raise the debt ceiling or do away with it, but senate republicans say democrats are on their own that's next as we approach the bottom of the hour and the top of the news on cnbc. ♪ ♪ remember when no dream was too big? ♪ ♪ and you could fearlessly face the unknown. (kids playing) you still can. ♪ ♪ (blowing dust) when you have a rock you can depend on for life, you'll be unstoppable. that's why over 5,500 companies rely on prudential's retirement and workplace benefits. who's your rock?
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the new 2022 gmc hummer electric vehicle cnbc's phil lebeau getting a first closeup look in taking that hummer ev out for a spin. general motors betting it can compete in the electric truck war. it's going against the f-150 lightning and tesla's cyber truck and the r1t. gm's discontinued its gas guzzling hummer in 2010. now it says it will be back on the market the cost just about $80,000. phil lebeau is here. phil, how is the ev? >> it was impressive, shep i had a chance to drive it in the proving ground, gm's facility northwest of detroit. put it through the paces we're not going to tell you whether to go through rocks or rutts, you do what you need to
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do this is the area you can do. it held up it allowed me to do the crab walk which is where you drive diagonally this is strange to get used to it's hard to really tell you what that sensation is like but people will use it when they have to get around something that's blocking their path on the street i think this is a really good ev for general motors to come out they need it right now >> yeah, gm's bolt had a lot of issues with the batteries. is the company confident that will be the case with the hummer >> they think that this will be a far different situation than the bolt in part, because it's a different battery system, shep completely different battery system far more advanced. far more powerful and they believe that this system, which is going to be the basis for all of their electric vehicles from the hummer on forward, it is going to be a difference maker and allow them to compete more effect teflly with tesla. >> phil. >> thank you. the energy sector, today's big winner your wallet? not so much.
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that's what's topping cnbc's on the money. u.s. oil prices today hit their highest level in seven years 78 bucks a barrel. the reason opec and its allies decided not to accelerate production increases. this despite rising demand and calls for more supply from the u.s. officials the rise in crude oil prices could send gas prices even higher. airlines around the world expected to lose a lot less money next year. industry group now says losses will narrow close to $12 billion in 2022. that's less than 1/4 of the losses forecast for this year. the outlook for 2023 is much better they predict business travel fully recovers and airlines turn a profit hungry well, here's a new one a cinnamon bun flavored snickers bar. it's the newest flavor from mars wrigley. the only catch, the sana'a bun snickers sold exclusively at walmart starting this month.
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on wall street the dow down 324 s&p down 57. and tech got crushed the nasdaq down 311. more than 2% i'm shepard smith on cnbc. it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news the pandora papers financial secrets of the rich exposed. global fallout from the massive document leak. >> there's nothing that's going to prevent this from being able to gather around the holidays this year. >> the cdc under fire again, this time over holiday covid guidelines dr. fauci tries to clear the air. >> and congress playing a game of chicken with the nation's economy. lawmakers have only two weeks now to lift or raise or suspend the debt limit and prevent an economic disaster. senate republicans refusing to help democrats get it done today president biden called them hypocrite call, dangerous
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and guess days disgraceful. >> republicans in congress raised the debt three times when donald trump was president and each time the democrats supported it but now they won't raise it. democrats are doing all of the work stopping it republicans just have to let us do our job just get out of the way. >> the senate minority leader mitch mcconnell says democrats will need to raise the debt limit on their own without any republican votes using the reconciliation process that's the same process democrats have been using for $3.5 trillion social spending package that does have zero republican support last week the treasury secretary janet yellen warned lawmakers that the consequences will be catastrophic if they don't raise the debt ceiling senior congressional correspondent ylan mui now the clock is ticking what's going to happen
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>> reporter: shep, someone is going to have to blink soon. it's not clear who chuck schumer vowed to get a bill lifting the debt limit to the president's desk by the end of the week. democrats can pass it on their own if republicans would stop blocking it from coming to the floor. >> if republicans don't get out of the way and let the senate take action now, our government will in all likelihood enter default for the first time ever. >> reporter: but gop leader mitch mcconnell is not budging democrats are using the special process to pass a social spending package he said they can use it for the debt ceiling too. >> they want that shortcut so they can pivot right back to partisan spending as fast as possible they want a bipartisan shortcut to get right back to more partisan hard ball. >> reporter: let's not forget what's at stake here treasury does run out of money social security checks, military paychecks, medicare benefits
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democrats argue that this is all about prior spending that was agreed to by both parties under president biden and president trump. one independent analysis estimates the government would need to borrow another $2.4 trillion to make it through next year even without any new spending but republicans point out that the debt limit would also cover future costs including the trillions more for infrastructure and social programs that democrats are trying to push the gop strategy would also force democrats to set a new target number for the national debt so, shep, this fight is now about more than just paying the nation's bills and that's why both sides are so dug in >> ylan, on the infrastructure fight itself, the democrats are still at an impasse. >> reporter: yeah, shep. democrats say they want to pass both the infrastructure bill and social spending package by the end of the month the president held virtual meetings with progressives and moderates today. how speaker nancy pelosi sent out a record detailing priorities family care, health
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care and climate schumer wants an agreement within the next few days shep, there are a lot of hard feelings to overcome within th party. >> no question ylan mui, thank you. a massive trove of documents revealing how the uber rich are hiding their money and assets in off shore accounts the international consortium of investigative journalists releasing 12 million documents they're dubbed the pandora papers they show the lengths people go to to avoid taxes, scrutiny and accountability according to the reporting of the washington post this is the group's largest ever document dump of its kind the post collaborated on the investigation. it reports 14 of the cases involve current leaders of countries around the world the documents show jordan, king abdullah ii used off shore accounts to spend more than $100 million on lavish homes in the united states and elsewhere. the palace says he did not do
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anything improper and brought the properties with his personal funds and not government funds tony blaire named in the papers. he and his wife are accused of avoiding $400,000 in taxes when they acquired a london town house by buying the off shore company that owned it. they defended the purchase to the bbc and said they'll have to pay taxes if they sell the property according to the papers, pop star shakira set up off shore entities in the british virgin islands to hide her assets she'salready facing accusation of tax fraud in spain. spokespeople said she didn't do anything wrong in that case. the washington post investigative reporter is with us now she's one of the authors of the post's coverage of the pandora papers debby, thank you very much you've been reporting on the millions of documents leaked for months now from your reporting, what stands out in the finances of the world's elite? >> what we've learned is there is a parallel financial universe
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for the world's millionaires and billionaires and, you know, it's not all questionable behavior but we did find in our investigation a number of people who, you know, appear to use this off shore system to either avoid taxes or to potentially hide the proceeds of criminal behavior and it has raised a number of questions. the documents revealed the off shore accounts of more than 300 politicians, including world leaders, pop stars, con artists, crooks, murderers, a whole bunch of names popped up in our documents as having leveraged this off shore tax haven system. >> i didn't mean to interrupt. i'm sorry. i was going to say the world's elita pierce to have chosen areas including south dakota over the world's traditional tax havens, why is that? >> a place you'd least expect it who would think of it? south dakota
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it's become a global destination for wealth because they passed a series of laws that created a trust industry that allows people to park assets in south dakota with the guarantee of almost absolute secrecy. and so that is a huge appeal for people who were interested in, you know, privacy. and so it's really become one of the world's top destinations there really is no more off shore. really, you know, off shore tax havens is on shore now in the united states. >> wow you know, most articles on this subject are just beginning we're told can you give us an idea of what's in the pipeline >> absolutely. we've go the a fascinating story coming up tomorrow on looted artwork. we've got stories about the more than 100 billionaires in the world whose names show up in the pandora papers so we have a lot more coming today we had a story about criminals in the united states, including some very high profile criminals, who moved their assets off shore while
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investigators were bearing down and potentially moving to prosecute. so it's really been a fascinating look at this parallel financial universe. >> it's been a great read so far. debby cenziper and for the rest of you, thank you so much. the taliban claims it has destroyed the isis k terror cell behind a deadly bombing outside amos being in kabul. the government spokesman says they attacked the terrorist hideout and killed everybody inside the gun battle raged for several hours. the bombing was yesterday. it killed at least five people the deadliest terror attack in afghanistan that we know about since u.s. troops pulled out of the country. so far the united states has evacuated tens of thousands of afghans fleeing the taliban. now those people are in the process of being resettled in the united states. for many, the journey was not an easy one we saw the pictures. crowds swarming kabul's airport. people packed into some of the last jets leaving afghanistan.
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one man tells us he tried to leave kabul eight times with his wife and five kids he says the taliban beat him in front of his family before they eventually made it out now he's resettling in atlanta and he spoke with cnbc's andrea day. >> reporter: why don't you want to show your face today? >> my mom living there my father living there. my brother. if i show my face on the media, i do not want to -- someone disturb them or someone killed. >> reporter: finally safe in atlanta with his wife and kids and more than 7,000 miles from afghanistan, but he still fears the taliban. >> because they are really dangerous. >> reporter: so fearful he would only tell his story if we concealed his identity >> if they catch me, believe they cut my head. >> reporter: he says he rushed to leave after the taliban came to his mosque searching for people like him who had worked
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for the american government. >> they will kill my all children and my family. >> reporter: so he took his family to the airport in kabul to escape. >> i leave my house, my property, my car, my everything behind >> reporter: waiting in the hot sun without food or water just to be turned away at the end of the day. >> me and my family with me, we are very scared. >> reporter: but he kept trying coming back eight times facing the horrific scene at the airport. >> this gentleman is crying. i say, why, what happened? he said, my daughter is died >> reporter: you were talking to a man and his daughter died in his arms >> yes yes. yes. >> reporter: on the seventh day he says he stepped out of the line to ask a question that's when a guard beat him with a gun >> he was trying to beat my head. >> reporter: battered and bruised he took his family home one more time and then this. just 20 minutes after he left a
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suicide bomb detonates at the airport killing 13 u.s. service members and more than 100 afghans trying to escape you could have been killed >> yes yes. >> reporter: on the next try they got lucky making it through checkpoints and finally on to a plane to america. >> this is a big chance. very big chance. >> reporter: a chance for his four daughters to go to school and an opportunity for the entire family to start over. >> i'm trying to rebuild my life again like from zero >> reporter: shep, his dream now is to found a job working in finance again but he says his biggest concern is his family. they're still back in afghanistan. he says, actually moving from house to house every day just to stay under the taliban's radar shep >> andrea. thanks. the volcano in lapalma is not letting up at all. lava pouring out faster and thicker, they tell us, after a
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crater collapsed just last night. the canary islands regional president says lava appears to be flowing in the same direction as before, which is good because that way it doesn't, well, affect other areas right now he says there's no need for more evacuations as a result the president did announce a olympian to buy 300 houses for those whose homes were destroyed by the lava. the volcano emitting three times the flow it did during the last major eruption 50 years ago. so far 1,000 buildings have been destroyed and about 6,000 people evacuated. tonight a tensile town first. the union representing behind the scenes workers voting to authorize a strike 98% of voting members on board how the studios are responding "fortune" magazine names the most powerful women in business and a few making history in more ways than one. your mind. ♪ ♪ train your game. because your only limits...
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cdc data shows more than 15 million americans have received j&j's single shot. the company reports a booster given two months after that first dose increases protection to 94% that's compared to 70% effectiveness after a single daytona international speedway the panel of fda advisers set to meet next week discussing whether to amend j&j's emergency use authorization to include an extra dose u.s. regulators already approved an extra dose of pfizer's vaccine for certain high risk americans who got the shot dr. fauci today clarifying his comments about holiday gatherings yesterday he said it may be too soon to tell whether it will be safe to get together for christmas this year. but today dr. fauci told cnn his comments were misinterpreted >> i would be spending christmas
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with my family i encourage people, particularly the vaccinated people who are protected, to have a good, normal christmas with your family. >> normal christmas with your family >> sounds great, right some people are questioning whether that's even possible with the cdc's new safety guidelines released over the weekend. look at this, the agency reported the safest way to celebrate is virtually if you choose to get together in person, americans should consider gathering outside when indoors americans aged 2 and up should wear a mask if not fully vaccinated that's a lot it appears the cdc may have gotten ahead of itself they took down those guidelines today and in a statement to cnbc officials they wrote the content is in the process of being updated by cdc to reflect current guidance ahead of this holiday season cdc will share additional guidance soon. new today, hollywood crews voted to authorize a strike.
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98% of voting members support walking off the job. the union, the international alliance of theatrical and staff employee includes studio mechanics, wardrobe and make up artists. the decision to vote comes after months of failed negotiations with the studios union workers demanding higher wages, larger contributions to health and pension plans, longer rest periods and importantly, residuals for content that aired on streaming services. the studios didn't budge in response to the vote the alliance and motion picture television producers wrote we deeply value our iatse crew members and are committed to working with them to avoid shutting down the industry at such a pivotal time, particularly since the industry is still recovering from the economic fallout from the covid-19 pandemic. if no agreement is reached and workers strike, it would stop hollywood production in its
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tracks the last time that happened was in 2007. then a writer's strike and in some cases shows were canceled. "fortune" magazine unveiling this year's most powerful women in american business the top five, the gm, chair and ceo, mary barra. the ups ceo carol tome accenture's chair and ceo julie sweet. last year she took the top spot. at number two, the citi ceo jane fraser and topping the list, the cvs health -- the cvs health president and ceo karen lynch. cnbc's seema modi now. what catapulted lynch to the top, seema >> she's a less familiar name in corporate america. they credited her pandemic response and a rollout of a vaccine while trying to disrupt an industry that is not known
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for being cutting edge a number of female leaders in health care made the list this year walgreen's ceo rosalyn brewer. anthem saw the ceo as number 7 pfizer's angela wang who played a significant role in getting the vaccine to market and hwang known for promoting university and asking them to stop antiasian discrimination. >> such a wide diversity gap there has been progress in this year's list, right >> yeah, that's right. for the first time two black female ceos, brewer and thacinda brown duckett. both known for their accomplishments in their respective industries and their efforts to try to advance women of color and paying it forward
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what's interesting is five of the women in the top ten took their jobs during the pandemic to join a company in the midst of a crisis with little clarity on what could happen next. "fortune" editor told me that takes guts on that list, as you mentioned, jane frazer, currently the only female leading a big wall street bank she set apart herself by touting a more flexible return to work plan, pushing for a hybrid solution, no zoom fridays. just six months in the job and already finding ways to stand out. shep >> seema mody with the women topping the list thank you. nhl teams called out on twitter by one of their own. allegations that the teams have been handing out prescription drugs to players even without a doctor's consent now league officials are looking for answers. and tom brady, not the only one breaking records last night. the numbers are in and the biggest winner of the night may
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the nhl's las vegas golden knights goalie robin lehner called out teams for pushing drugs on players some teams offered players sedatives. a top official said they're
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trying to speak with lehner about the accusations. they're threatening to release one new story every day unless things, as he puts it, get fixed. here's cnbc's perry russom. >> the 12 year nhl goalie robin lehner tweeting is it common for workplaces to give out benzodiazepines to employees when they travel or ambien. benzodiazepines are for insomnia lehner calls out the coach saying dinosaur coach treating people robots not dinosaurs. >> very disappointed me, pushing pills? i don't need another income.
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i have no idea where that comes from. >> the flyers gm has denied allegations against the team lehner tells cnbc i never said that coaches gives out pills that are team employees that does former nhl players tweeting the amount of vitamin t, toradol and ambien i was given is insane another posting put people in power who will work for you and go to battle lehner started his twitter campaign after buffalo sabres jack eiffel waseiffel. he was awarded the nhl's trophy after opening up about addiction and mental health. >> i'm not ashamed to say i'm mentally ill but that doesn't mean mentally weak >> reporter: and a spokesman for
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the nhl tells us they are not commenting but they have reached out from lehner and want to hear from him he had a great conversation with the players union yesterday. shep. >> perry, thanks. a historic night in foxborough tom brady not only pulled out the victory he also broke the nfl's record for most passing yards of all time. here's the play when that happened 19-17 win over his old pats. brady now the fourth quarterback in nfl history with victories against all 32 teams he joins drew brees, brett favre and peyton manning it appears the hype was real according to initial data from neil son it was the second most watched sunday night football game ever. more than 27 million viewers on tv. facebook is back online
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after a six hour out table the company's executives have yet to explain how or why it happened a whistle-blower set to testify before the senate. frances haugen was behind a major league of internal company documents. facebook knowingly prioritized profit over good. a major environmental disaster crews scrambling to contain a massive oil spill. now you know the news of this monday, october 4th, 2021 i'm shepard smith. follow us on instagram and twitter @thenewsoncnbc and listen to the news on podcast, apple, spotify 90 seconds away from "shark tank."
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