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an endless fascination for the public. but this one, it's so unusual, that it's one of the greatest robberies in history. - ♪ - ♪ see you tomorrow "the news with shepard smith" starts now facebook critics pounce on its business practices, then all of its sites go away i'm shepard 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 dead, 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 revurss course on shutting down. and exposed. the secret tax havens of the super rich live from cnbc the facts. the truth. "the news with shepard smith." >> 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 everyone 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 sites because just yesterday, whistle-blower took thousands of pages of internal documents and revealed her identity. she told cbs "60 minutes" that facebook and its executives y p over consistently prioritized profits over public safety
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she's set to testify to congress on the issue tomorrow. much more on that in a moment with "the wall treat journal's" jeff horowitz. but first, 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. now, security experts do say the outage was likely due to dns or domain name system routing problems, which means the ip addresses that help people find things on facebook's apps effectively disappeared from the map of the internet. the effects were felt far beyond facebook by the businesses that rely on facebook to reach customers and also the other apps and services that people log into through facebook. >> when facebook has an incident or an outage like we're
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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 is what we see we obviously see the problems on facebook, but we also see many other services reporting problems >> reporter: now, 'em employee eyes 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 face the book of prioritizing profit over safety and with this perfect storm of issues for facebook, its stock and other social media stocks such as twitter, snapchat and pinterest, all tanked about 5% or more today. but twitter did take the opportunity to make light of the issue 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.r name her name is frances haugen who is a former employee who worked to prevent misinformation. she revealed she was the one who gave tens of thousands of pages of internal documents to "the wall wall 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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that they get exposed to, the more they interact with, the more they consume. >> 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 oversight board is as blind as the public jeff horowitz now, technology reporter who's been covering this for "the wall street
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journal. jeff, thank you. 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? >> you know, i think -- she originally thought she wanted to stay private she changed her mind, i think, in part because she thought the debate about social media, the public debate, was just kind of going off the rails a bit. we've been talking about bias and about section 230 and sort of 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, she believes we need to spend a lot more time on the mechanics of these platforms and the incentives that facebook has built into them >> the accusations that she talks about on "60 minutes" were pretty damming is this, in your estimation, 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 and they let them do the first half of that job, but i think folks like ms. haugen definite ly 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 six hours. pretty unprecedented i guess 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 offline for six hours. let's call that one a coincidence right now. 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 infrastructure
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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 and so, i think -- even the possibility of something like this happening, because 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, 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 ashore
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pristine beaches covered in tar and the coast guard warns the oil may continue to spread investigators have been focusing on an offshore oil pipeline as the potential source of the spill, but the exact cause is still unknown. local officials say crews have laid out more than 5,000 feet of floating barriers to try to contain the spill, but get this -- so far they've recovered about 3,000 gallons of oil, which is one-third of 1% of the estimated total. cnbc's scott cohn live a 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 is, a large amount of this 126,000-plus gallons of oil is still offshore, but already onshore, 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 coastline, the images are gut-wrenching.
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>> very upset. very sad yes. >> devastating. >> 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 shd by about four miles offshore 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 weblgs and we are, you know, 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 recovery efforts as long as it takes.
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>> 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 trying to assess the damage to wildlife up and down the coast >> 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 that 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 container ships still stuck offshore 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. stigate. bogeys on your six, limu. they need customized car insurance from liberty mutual so they only pay for what they need. woooooooooooooo... we are not getting you a helicopter. only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪ at vanguard, you're more than just an investor, you're an owner with access to financial advice, tools and a personalized plan that helps you build a future for those you love.
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allegations 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 think there's a really good opportunity. >> amid the allegations, a co-founder impersonated an executive to rain money. watson admitted to that. that executives pretended to appear on the cable network a&e when there was no such deal. watson says that was a mix o miscommunication and misunderstanding and that the company was accused of inflating some of the metrics that it uses to get eadvertiser 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 that this morning >> i'm looking at the deck i'll show it to you right here 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 -- >> right >> or any large company, we would find a handful of things that aren't great. just to be really clear. we would we would find that and just because something is sloppy or stupid doesn't mean it's illegal, right? >> since the allegations, ozy media's board has hired a law firm to investigate the company's business activities. now "the new york times" is reporting that that investigation will move forward since the ozy board members who commissioned the probe are no longer with ozy. ozy has not elaborated on whether the staff will return or how it continues to presume operation. >> 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 will conside a law out of mississippi that bans most abortions after 15 weeks. it is a direct challenge to the court's landmark roe v. wade decision nearly half a century ago. the justices are going to 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 concealed handgun. that a general desire for personal protection is not enough, not in new york. opponents say that law makes it virtually impossible to get a conceal carry license. both of those will be heavily considered by the court. in the year ahead. u.s. soccer has now 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 will vigorously investigate the
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abhorrent conduct reported just last week, the athletic reported that paul riley, the now fired head coach of the north carolina courage, coerced a player into having sex with him multiple times riley has denied all of the allegations. nbc's 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 if we turn up 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 "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. miya marcano's family is
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calling for justice after search crews found a body this weekend 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 arden villas, an apartment complex where marcano lived and worked he killed himself according to police his body was discovered three days after miya was last seen. officials said they were searching a different complex where he used to work. that's when they found the body next to a purse with miya's i.d. now the family is taking aim at the arden villas, which they say should have protected miya in a press conference, the fall family called the complex negligent. the company says all employees are vetted with a background check and that he had no record of burglary or sexual assault.
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it was a desperate effort to save one of the most famous trees in all of the world. they wrapped it in foil. now one company figures if it's good enough for general sherman, it could be good enough for your place. general motors bringing back the hummer just in time for the electric truck battle. so how does it stack up? our phil lebeau took it out for a spin you're more than just an investor, you're an owner with access to financial advice, tools and a personalized plan that helps you build a future for those you love. vanguard. become an owner.
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one of the driest years on record in california the state officially just entered a new water year on friday it runs from october 1st to september 30th several areas of california set new records in 2021, redding, red bluff and sacramento all had their driest years on record, according to the national weather service. regulators are warning the state's rez varies are so dry they might not be able to use them at all next year. they say 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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estimates. they are hoping rain and snow this winter could make conditions improve california's drought adding fuel to the state's massive wildfires. fire officials say they're currently battling ten large fires up and down the state. one of those, the wendy fire near sequoia national park that's where we've seen the area's historic sequoia trees wrapped in flame-resistant foil in an attempt to protect them. cnbc's rahel solomon with a company offering similar protection for your home. >> reporter: this structure blanketed in aluminum fire shield survives a controlled burn by reflecting up to 96% of the radiant heat from the flames fred and allison say the shield saved their house, too >> got hot enough to scorch all this gable trim up here. >> reporter: though a few minor remnants, the largest in colorado history still remain. reminders of what they could have lost. >> our little cabin in the woods up here is our slice of heaven
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it's part of us. >> reporter: the couple spent ten years in a camper on their four-acre property to save enough money for craig, a contractor, to build their rocky mountain paradise. >> about 5 years old, i knew i was going to have a place like this >> reporter: allison also knew she had to do something when wildfires threatened what they spent years creating her solution cover the cabin in massive flame flame-resistant tarps. >> we wrap it from up underneath a gutter and down. >> reporter: it took them a day and a half to attach using hundreds of staples and chicken wire it helped the cabin survive mostly unscathed >> you have something to protect your house, do it. >> reporter: a calculation a growing number of homeowners are making, according to firezat, the manufacturer >> they're protecting their
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investments. they're protecting their family's history and heritage. it's the last best thing you can do. >> reporter: firezat's fire shield costs $700 a roll and covers 1,000 square feet craig and allison needed two >> that day it ran through, felt helpless and a sense of peace at the same time having the fire wrap on. >> reporter: and later, a sense of relief. their cabin was one of only five left standing in a community of 70 landowners. >> wildfire is nothing to mess with it's a cheap insurance. >> reporter: the firezat wraps weigh just 47 pounds a roll and can be shipped quickly from its colorado warehouse out west, where fires continue to worry homeowners, especially this time of year, when the santa ana winds out of southern california can exacerbate pressure cooker conditions shep >> rahel, thank you. in greek mythology, when a pandora's box was open physical and emotional curses were
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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 what happens if the government defaults on its debts? that's next, as we approach the bottom of the hour and the top of thenewsoncnbc the new 202
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electric vehicle cnbc's phil lebeau getting an tg first chose closeup look and 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 discontinued the gas-guzzling hummer back in 2010, but now -- now it says it, too, will be back on the market this year the cost just about $80,000 phil lebeau is here. phil, how is the hummer ev >> reporter: it was impressive, shep i had a chance to drive it in the proving ground, gm's facility a little northwest of detroit. and they said, look. 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 do and this is the kind of area where you can do that.
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and it held up it performed it even allowed me to do the crab walk, which is where you drive diagonally, which is a little strange to get used to. this is an example of the crab walk 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. g gm's bolt had a lot of problems with the battery is the company confident that will be the case with the hummer >> reporter: they think 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 effectively with tesla. >> all right, phil, thank you. the energy sector, today's big winner your wallet? not so much. that's what's topping cnbc's "on
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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. an industry group now says losses will narrow, close to $12 billion in 2022. that's less than a quarter 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 company that produces snickers the only catch the cinnamon bun snickers sold
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exclusively at walmart starling this month 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. but senate republicans are refusing to help democrats get it done. today, president biden called them hypocritical, dangerous and
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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. a meteor is headed to crash into our economy. democrats are willing to do all 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 a $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 >> reporter: well, shep, someone
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is going to have to blink soon, but it's not clear at this point who. senate majority leader chuck schumer vowed to get a bill lifting the debt limit to the president's desk by the end of the week. he said 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 democrats argue that this is all
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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, than'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 now 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. and shouse house speaker nancy pelosi sent out a record
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detailing her priorities, family care, health care and climate. schumer wants an agreement within the next few days shep, there are a lot of hard feelings to overcome within the 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 nearly 12 million documents. they're dubbed the pandora papers they show the extreme lengths to which some of the world's wealthiest and most powerful people to go 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' abdullah ii used offshore 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 bought the properties with his personal funds and not government funds the former british prime minister tony blair named in the papers he and his wife are accused of avoiding $400,000 in taxes when they acquired a london townhouse by buying the offshore 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 offshore entities in the british virgin islands to hide her assets she's already facing accusations of tax fraud in spain. spokesperson for the singer say she didn't do anything wrong in that case. "the washington post" investigative reporter debbie zinzipper 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 really is a parallel financial
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universe 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 offshore 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 offshore 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 offshore tax haven system. >> you know, debbie, i didn't mean to interrupt, i'm sorry i was just going to say, the world's elite have chose areas including south dakota over the world's traditional tax havens, why is that? >> a place you'd least expect it who would ever think south dakota
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south dakota'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 are interested in, you know, privacy. and so it's really become one of the world's top destinations there really is no more offshore really, you know, offshore tax havens is onshore 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 offshore while investigators were bearing down
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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. debbie, and to the rest of you, thank you so much. the taliban claims it has destroyed the icy sis isis-k terror cell behind a deadly bombing outside a mosque in kabul. the government spokesman says they attacked the terrorist hideout and killed everybody inside witnesses say 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. evacuated tens of thousands 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 for the american government.
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>> 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.s facing the horrific scene at th >> 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 --
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just 20 minutes after he left, a 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 onto 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: and shep, his dream now is to find 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 la palma is not letting up at all. lava pouring out faster and
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thicker, they tell us, after a 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 plan 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 tinseltown 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.
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to ask the fda this week to authorize a booster shot of its covid vaccine. that's according to a report from "the new york times." cdc data shows more than 1 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 dose the panel of fda advisers set to meet next week to discus whether to amend j&j's emergency use authorization to include an extra dose the panel also set to meet next week to review data on moderna's booster. u.s. regulators. >> reporter: 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 will be spending christmas with my family
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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? but 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 do choose to get together in person, americans should consider gathering outside and when indoors, americans age 2 and up should wear a mask if they're 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 wrote, the content is in the process of bein 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. 98% of voting members support walking off the job.
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the union, the international alliance of theatrical and staff employees represents about 150,000 workers in the united states and canada, which includes studio mechanics, wardrobe and makeup artists. the decision to vote comes after months of failed negotiations with the studios junior workers are demanding higher wages, larger contributions to health and pension plans, longer rest periods and importantly, residuals for content that aired on streaming services. but 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 do strike, it could stop hollywood production in its tracks the last time something like this happened, and onto remotely like this, was back in 2007,
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then a writer's strike led many shows to delay new seasons 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 earlier this year, she became the first woman to head a major u.s. bank. and topping the list, the cvs health president and ceo, karen lynch. cnbc's seema modi now. what catapulted lynch to the top spot, seema? >> reporter: shep, yeah, she's a less familiar name in corporate america, but "fortune" crediting her pandemic response, testing and the rollout of the vaccine across the country, why trying
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to disrupt an industry that is not known for being cutting edge a number of female leaders in health care made the list this year walgreen's ceo rosalyn brewer. anthem saw their ceo at number seven. and pfizer's angela wang, who played a significant role in getting the company's vaccine to market and making it a financial success. she's also known for adversity an such a wide diversity gap there has been progress in this year's list, right >> yeah, that's right. for the first time two blalooka 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 now, what's also interesting is that five of the women in the
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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 telling me that takes guts on that list, as you mentioned, jane fraser, 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. fraser, just six months in the job and already finding ways to stand out. shep >> seema, 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 not even have been on the field.
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professional hockey may be facing a reckoning over medical st treatment. in a stunning statement, 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 nhl official told espn the league is trying to speak with
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lehner about the allegations the player is threatening to release one new story every day unless things, as we puts it, get fixed. here's cnbc's perry russom. >> reporter: the 12-year veteran nhl goaltender robin lehner making headlines, tweeting out, is it common for workplaces to give out benzodiazepines to employees when they travel or ambien. benzodiazepines are for insomnia ambien is also used for insomnia lehner calls out the coach from philadelphia, dinosaur coach treating people robots not human. fire the dinosaurs >> you know, i was obviously very disappointed. me pushing pills um -- i don't need another income
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um -- i have no idea where that comes from >> reporter: the fliers gm has denied allegations against the team lehner tells cnbc, to be clear, i never said that coaches gives out pills. that are team employees that does former nhl players showing support of lehner. tweeting, th 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 eichel was removed from being team captain the sabres and eichel have disagreed about how to treat his neck injury. >> robin lehner! >> reporter: lehner has championed players health in the past in 2019, he was awarded the nhl's bill masterton 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 the nhl tells us they are not
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commenting but they have reached out to lehner and want to hear from him directly. he says he had a great conversation with the players union yesterday. shep >> perry, thank you. an historic night in foxborough tom brady not only pulled out the victory in his return to new england, he also broke the nfl's record for most passing yards of all time here's the play when that happened game didn't stop brady leading the bucs to a 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 nbc billed last night's game as "the return" and it appears the hype was real. according to initial data from nielsen, it was the second-most watched sunday night football game ever. more than 27 million viewers on tv and another 1.3 million across other platforms 60 seconds left, on our race to the finish. facebook is back online after a
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six-hour outage. the company's executives have yet to plain 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 the public good and children a major environmental disaster off the coast of california crews scrambling to contain a massive oil spill. dive teams try to find where it's coming from and 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 podcast o apple, spotify your favorite podcast platform
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