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>> maybe we let them have canada. >> no, we send them some brooms. >> to have them be that excited about my product, it felt good and it will allow my wife to stay home with the kids. so for that, i am truly blessed and excited. covid shots for young kids next week. tonight, it's looking good i'm shepard smith. this is the news on cnbc covid game changer advisers to the fda vote to recommend pfizer's vaccine for kids. >> it is clear to me that the benefits do outweigh the risks. >> but will parents follow through? >> today is definitely a washout. strong winds, flooding rain. a nor'easter roars up the coast while the midwest faces the threat of tornados we're tracking the storms. scandal rocks the nhl.
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a player alleging sexual abuse by a former coach. >> the report is, both, disturbing and difficult to read. >> the chicago blackhawks fined. their gm steps down. what the investigation revealed. battleground virginia. president biden back on the campaign trail his party at risk of losing the governor's mansion steve kornacki live at the big board with the state of the race a dark web opioid drug bust. new insight into the alec baldwin shooting and play ball. gearing up for game one of the world series live from cnbc, the facts, the truth, "the news with shepard smith. good evening america is now one step closer to vaccinating young kids because today an fda panel just voted, overwhelmingly, to recommend pfizer's covid vaccine for children aged 5 to 11.
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the advisers emphasized the benefits of the shot outweigh the risks. now, the plan goes to the fda and cdc. if both agencies sign off, roughly 28 million kids could be eligible for the shots as early as next week the white house says it plans to distribute the smaller doses of the vaccine as soon as it's authorized but a lot of parents say they're hesitant, and that could be a major hurdle the kaiser family foundation reports about a third of all parents surveyed say they'll wait and see how the shot works before vaccinating their 5 to 11-year-olds nearly a quarter of parents with kids in that age group say they definitely will not get their children vaccinated. cnbc's meg tyrell covers science and health for us and is on the top story tonight. megumi, break this meeting down if you could did the panel have any really big concerns >> yeah, shep, the panel was a lot more divided on the recommendation than its vote would imply. it came down to how these 18
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medical experts viewed the benefit-risk tradeoff for the vaccine for kids in this age group. the benefits, 91% efficacy in preventing cases of covid. potentially, helping approach herd immunity and reducing transmission and allowing kids to get back to school and life in a more normal way the risks, mainly mayocarditis, the heart inflammation that emerged as a rare side effect following the second dose of pfizer and moderna's vaccines, predominantly in young men for younger kids, the risk is unknown. the cases seen in older people tended to be mild and resolve on their own, and suggested the risk may be lower in this age group. for one reason, the dose is a third of what is given to adults and kids over 12 but the group grappled with those uncertainties. another point that came up is the number of kids who may have already had the virus and whether they need two shots of the vaccine. a cdc study suggested as many as 40% of kids between 5 and 11 had antibodies for the virus in may
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and june up from just 13% at the end of last year. suggesting six times as many kids may have been infected as has been reported. given all of that, some committee members suggested narrowing the recommendation to just kids at high risk of bad outcomes but the fda pushed back to keep the vote broad, and ultimately, the committee sided with giving parents the choice of whether to vaccinate their kids one committee member also brought up a concern that a broad recommendation and authorization could lead to states mandating the vaccine for kids to go to school the fda's head of vaccine reviewing, dr. peter marx, though, pointed out the agency is weighing emergency-use authorization for this age group. not full approval. and said it would be unlikely the vaccine would be mandated before it's fully approved shep. >> meg tyrell, thank you new, troubling details tonight from the district attorney investigating that deadly shooting by alec baldwin on a movie set in an interview with "the new york times," the santa fe county
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district attorney says criminal charges are not off the table. "the times" quotes her as saying investigators found an enormous amount of bullets on the set of the movie "rust. the paper also reports late today the da says that the firearm that baldwin shot and the one that killed the cinematographer with was a legit antique gun, not a prop gun as it has been described. we could learn more from the da and the sheriff tomorrow they have announced they'll hold a news conference. investigators say the film's assistant director is the one who gave baldwin the gun on set and shouted cold gun to indicate it was harmless. the director says the revolver fired while baldwin was practicing drawing and pointing it at the camera during rehearsal. we are now hearing from a prop master who says he turned down a job opportunity on that very movie. he says he felt the production was -- and i am quoting here -- completely unsafe. cnbc's valerie castro spoke to
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him tonight, valerie, what are we learning? what were the red flags that he saw? >> well, shep, neil says he is haunted by what happened on set after speaking with film managers in the weeks before the production was scheduled to start, he felt they were creating a cost-driven dangerous situation. he says there were several red flags in his initial discussions with the film team but the final point that led him to turn down the position was the notion of combining the position of a prop assistant and the armorer. he says those are two independent jobs that carry huge responsibility, and combining them was a cost-cutting measure that he just wasn't okay with. >> that was essentially the deal breaker for me because they were compressing two positions -- two major areas of focus -- the armorer should never be combined with anybody their responsibilities should never be lessened and they should be -- have a sole focus and that is the preparation and the -- the -- the working of the weaponry house for the day.
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>> he says his understanding is that the positions were combined, even after he raised concerns one of the actors who was on set several weeks before the incident spoke about the experience to tmz. ian hudson says his character was shot and killed during one scene, and that even the firing of blank rounds made him uneasy. >> i would talk to my fellow cast members afterwards, and we all agreed how intense that was. and how scary and real it was. >> reporter: he recalled hearing the director joel souza who was injured in last week's shooting praising the armorer hanna gutierrez for her work on set. >> in fact, i even overheard joel souza, the director, um, praise her a couple of times for being as safe as she was and as consistent and speedy, too keeping up with the rush to schedule
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>> reporter: now, this is believed to be one of the last pictures of halyna hutchins on set inside the room with church pews described as the area where actor alec baldwin was rehearsing with the gun. it was posted to social media by a crew member, who later told investigators he held halyna in his harms in the moments after he was shot. >> valerie castro, thanks for the update. weather alert now. a powerful nor'easter still barreling through the north east region tonight right now, the storm is hitting in new england where 4 million people are facing the risk of flooding and damaging winds. national weather service reports that storm is set to dump as much as 5 inches of rain in some parts of massachusetts new york and new jersey declared states of emergency ahead of the storm. there were isolated reports of floofding and some water rescues in the region. but overall, both states largely spared nothing like what we saw last month when the remnants of hurricane ida wreaked havoc. the problem is the new york region is expecting eight more
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hours of rain, starting in about an hour. cnbc's perry russom live tonight near boston. perry, the weather service says wind gusts are a real concern? >> reporter: yeah, shep, this is more of a wind event than a rain event for us right now we are in revere, massachusetts, as you mentioned, the north shore of massachusetts pt about a 15-minute drive north of boston we were measuring wind gusts earlier today of 20 to 25 miles an hour. pretty sustained at that right now. we have a map we can show you some of the expected peak wind gusts overnight and into tomorrow we are talking 50 plus in boston proper 60 plus on nantucket and then, 70 plus in p town all the way at the top there of cape cod. tonight, they have shut down ferry service. no more ferries going to and from nantucket no more ferries going to and from martha's vineyard and previous storms from previous years that were equivalent to this with wind, that has stretched days of no ferry service. we will keep an eye on that. so, with this storm, we are
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expecting trees to come down, power lines to come down, power to go out. ever source is one of the major energy companies in the area they have crews lined up throughout the state ready to go at a moment's notice also, with the storm, we want to keep an eye on some of the coastal erosion. we have lost homes in previous storms but the wind continues to get stronger and it will only get stronger overnight into tomorrow. >> perry russom live tonight, revere, mass parts of oklahoma facing a severe weather threat of their own tonight, include gding the possibility of tornados. meantime, people cleaning up in central missouri after the tornado that touched down there on sunday. national weather service confirmed today, more than 20 tornados hit missouri and illinois over the weekend. and on the west coast, that so-called bomb cyclone dumped nearly three feet of snow in the sierra nevada in northern california accord according to the uc berkeley snow lab, it's set to be the second snowiest october on record. allegations of sexual abuse
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in the nhl allegations reported and ignored. now, a top executive for the chicago blackhangwks is out of job. what an investigation uncovered. students at usc angry and protesting why they are calling for the end of greek life. and china facing a shrinking workforce. the solution they say changed the policy on having children. our report from beijing tonight on why that may not work at all. the facts, the truth, "the news with shepard smith" back in 60 seconds ♪♪ just like the men and women who wear it on their uniforms and the country it represents. they're all only meant to move one direction which is why we fly it this way on the flanks of the all-new grand wagoneer. moving boldly and unstoppably forward.
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after a player identified only as john doe reported an alleged incident with the then-video coach there, brad aldrich, back in 2010. a warning, first, though, the details from this report are graphic. quoting now, aldrich threatened john doe by telling john doe he needed to act like he enjoyed the sexual encounter or john doe would never play in the nhl or walk again he then forcibly performed oral sex on john doe, masturbated on john doe's back, and threatened john doe, again, before he was able to escape aldrich's apartment. investigators say the player told a confidant about that encounter, and made it clear it was not consensual local coverage now from nbc 5 chicago and their reporter chris hush >> nothing was done by the other senior leaders to address this situation. >> reporter: the bombshell report of the independent investigation led by the law firm claims that five members of senior management at the
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blackhawks delayed taking action on a report of a 2010 sexual misconduct allegation until the stanley cup playoffs were over >> several witnesses recalled and later told others about a discussion that then ensued during the meeting regarding whether the time was right to address the allegations against aldrich in light of the ongoing playoffs >> reporter: the investigation was launched after a former blackhawks prospect filed a lawsuit claiming the team's former video coach, brad aldrich, sexually harassed him in may 2010. the investigation found the allegation wasn't addressed for three weeks. >> aldrich was then given the option to undergo an investigation into what had occurred with john doe or resign he chose to resign, and no investigation was conducted. >> reporter: now, the fallout. the team's ceo announcing stan bowman out as general manager. >> we and he ultimately accept
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that in his first year as general manager, he made a mistake. alongside our other senior executives at the time, and did not take adequate action in 2010 >> reporter: in the weeks that leadership held on to the allegations, the investigation also uncovered aldrich allegedly made a an unwanted advance on a 22-year-old intern while participating in celebrations. aldrich could not be reached for comment. >> the report is both disturbing and difficult to read. it speaks for itself >> reporter: the law firm behind this report interviewed 139 witnesses, including aldrich himself, who during these interviews said the sexual encounter was consensual meanwhile, the national hockey league has now fined the chicago blackhawks $2 million. i'm chris hush, shepherd, back to you. >> chris, thank you. hundreds of students protesting greek life at the university of southern california yesterday marked the fifth-straight day of demonstrations after accusations
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of druggings and assaults at the school's fraternities. >> with no shame, we pro claim, spiking drinks is not -- >> usc frats shut down all social activities on saturday. the department of public safety there announced it receive reports of drugs being slipped into people's drinks at parties. it all began with reports that sigma nu, police say the president of that fraternity also faces a sexual assault accusation but since then issue the department has released reports of druggings and sexual assaults happening at other fraternities, as well. the president of usc called the accusations deeply disturbing, and said a student has now been suspended. sigma nu released a statement of its own that reads, we take all this information very seriously. and we remain committed to direct opposition to abuse, harassment, and assault in any form we are also committed to taking appropriate accountability and disciplinary action in response
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to any confirmed occurrences of member wrongdoing. the nationwide strike wave is now spreading to mcdonald's. this time, over what workers say is a pervasive sexual harassment problem in that company's restaurants. hundreds of workers in 12 cities, including miami, detroit, houston, and chicago, all walked out today a lawsuit filed last month alleged that a manager at a mcdonald's in pittsburgh raped 14-year-old worker lawyers say mcdonald's and the store owner knew, or should have known, that the manager was a convicted juvenile sex offender. workers walking out say the issue is rampant throughout the fast-food chain, and the mcdonald's refuses to take responsibility the company released a statement today saying every single person working at a mcdonald's restaurant deserves to feel safe and respected when they come to work and sexual harassment and assault have no place in any mcdonald's restaurant. gas stations malfunctioning. long lines of drivers hoping to
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agency reports hackers shut down a nationwide system that iranians use to buy subsidized fuel with government-issued cards. it's unclear really who is behind the attack. there are also reports that hijack -- that the hackers hijacked electronic billboards, and made them display messages to the ayatollah demanding to know where is our gas? the cyberattack comes nearly two years after nationwide protests over increased gas prices in iran sudan's prime minister now heading home after the country's top general detained him in a military coup yesterday. that's according to an official there. the general said earlier today that he was detaining the count country's civilian leader for his own safety he said he and other military leaders feared for the prime minister's life. he also said the army took over the country yesterday to avoid a civil war. people angry over the coup took to the streets today, burning tires and blocking roads the white house says it's looking into all possible economic actions against sudan
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>> we believe it undermines the country's transition to democratic civilian rule and we firmly reject the assertions that this is within the authority of the military leadership in sudan. from our expectative, these actions are utterly unacceptable. >> sudan struggled with a transition to democracy since longtime ruler omar al bashir was overthrown more than two years ago. for decades now, china's communist party has enforced strict birth limits on families. only one child allowed no more. well now, the world's most populous country has pulled a 180. china is actually urging parents to have three children to counter an aging population and a shrinking workforce. but for many families, more kids is not an option here's nbc's janis mackey frayer >> reporter: with boxing lessons, then painting and ping-pong, too, it's a juggling act for lily pung to keep her two kids busy.
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she had a second daughter when china relaxed its one-child policy five years ago. now, the government is urging parents to have three kids to counter an aging population. >> it's a good policy but for myself, i am 40 years old already. i don't have the energy. >> would you have a third? >> no. no way no way two is enough. >> reporter: china added just 12 million babies last year the lowest since 1979, when the one-child policy took effect where oppressive rules and a desire for sons, erasing millions of girls from the population now, with the workforce shrinking, they are trying to boost the birthrate. >> the chinese state has already put forth a lot of policies. >> is the state expecting a baby boom >> the baby boom is not happening. >> reporter: the challenge most couples don't want two or three children because of high-living costs and competitive pressures. like, chicken parents, a new parenting culture here known for
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being obsessive, like scheduling their kids' days in 15-minute increments. >> that's a lot of pressure on a kid. >> the parents, they feel they don't have choice. they have to do it because everybody do it. >> reporter: it's given way to a multibillion-dollar shadow school industry here where tutoring and math, english and sports, begins as early as preschool and can cost a family half their income. >> when we force everybody to go through the same system, you have, again, wasted talent and unnecessary competition. in the end, you get greatly anxious parents and irrational behaviors. >> reporter: fearing deeper inequality and parental burnout, when the communist party wants to see larger families, the government is cracking down. forcing the entire private-education industry to go nonprofit. public schools, ordered to do more activities to ease pressure on china's kids so parents will have more of them.
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the government here is talking about ways to give breaks for families, like cash incentives or discounts on public transit for multiple children. the problem is most people think it just doesn't add up they see larger families as a luxury that few can afford for the news, i'm janis mackey frayer the seismic shift in hollywood. from relying almost exclusively on theaters to having more streaming services than anybody can count. but where does that leave the independent filmmakers the u.s. preparing to welcome back international travelers, and now new york city businesses are trying to lure them in. it takes more than a few americans to make up how much money one international traveler spends. and president biden's in virginia where the race for governor is in a dead heat steve kornacki at the big board with the numbers and the other big races exactly one week away from election day. that's next as we approach the
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the big movie studios owned basically the entire movie-making process back in the '30s and '40s, right they own the films, the distribution process, and the theaters but then, came the paramount decrees. it was a supreme court ruling that the studios could not own both the distribution process and the theaters
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it essentially broke up the monopoly on the market today, the big streaming platforms control basically the whole process, all over again. so, is hollywood running into the same system it had and got rid of decades ago well, it's complicated to break it down, here's cnbc's christina. >> att is spinning off warner media to merge with discovery forming a giant content conglomerate amazon is acquiring mgm. the consolidation in the movie space has some independent movie makers worried. >> the other way of putting it, of course, is the biggest possible audience -- um -- and it's really pushing everything else that's more niche oriented aside. >> reporter: although the streaming revolution has rewritten the rules of movie production and distribution, it's not the end all for filmmakers. >> we need those bigger companies, those machines to really get our projects out there because sometimes if you release a film that you worked on for years and you don't have the means to market it and you don't have the machine to market
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it, then it kind of falls flat >> reporter: which is why now, actors, directors, and filmmakers are expected to become multifaceted. >> you have to be much more entrepreneurial which is not a natural fit, necessarily, for a director or a producer or a writer or even an actor. and to become a subject-matter expert in all of those things in order to best position your film so that you get an opportunity to make another film, you will probably need help >> reporter: because it's a fragmented, complex industry where volume takes center stage. >> i think the enormous demand for content, these days, has created such an incredible opportunity for companies who want to stream their content and so, i think the opportunity is that as consumers, we have so much more choice >> reporter: and the movie business was much about creating movies capable of luring audiences to theaters and selling a ton of tickets with the advent of streaming platforms' about luring subscribers with a steady flow of films and series. and that means indie filmmakers
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have a chance to grab a piece of that pie. >> small chance. >> but a chance that's all that matters, right >> christina, thank you. consumer confidence is bouncing back and that's what's topping cnbc's "on the money." confidence rose unexpectedly this month after three months of decline. it's up four point despite rising inflation according to the data from the conference board. it reports decreased concern about covid drove consumer confidence, and that people say that they are planning to spend on cars, major appliances, or homes. speaking of home prices were up nearly 20% year over year in the month of august. that same rate as the previous month, according to core logic case sheller it is a potential time that price increases could be cooling off, which also contributes to that consumer confidence rise. and the spanx founder, sara blakely, delivering some major updates and gifts to her employees after she announced she sold her company for
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$2.1 billion, she surprised the employees with this. >> celebrate this moment, i have bought each one of you two first-class tickets to anywhere in the world everybody's two first-class tickets to anywhere in the world, you are each getting $10,000. >> that was met with enthusiasm. blackstone purchased a majority of this shapewear empire but blakely will remain what she -- what the company calls a significant shareholder. on wall street, the dow up 16 s&p, up 8. the nasdaq, up 9 i'm shepard smith. on cnbc, it's the bottom of the hour time for the top of the news working from home. who gets to keep doing it? the new lawsuit that may shape the future of office life. a massive global drug ring
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busted the feds seize enough fentanyl to kill millions people. but first, president biden hits the campaign trail for a high-stakes governor's race. in fact, minutes from now, he is set to headline a rally for terry mcauliffe. the former governor of virginia who is running to get his old job back there's just one week left until election day, and this race has been uncomfortably tight for democrats. the trump-endorsed republican candidate, glenn youngkin, looking for an upset democrats pulling out all the stops. even former-president obama campaigned with terry mcauliffe over the weekend the selection is widely seen as a sort of bellwether for next year's midterms when control of the congress is very much up in the air. steve kornacki's live at the big board. steve, what are we seeing in the latest polling here? >> yeah, shepherd, a tightening race here. you can see, take a look this is the average of all the polls in virginia one week out terry mcauliffe with the very,
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very slight advantage right now over glenn youngkin. about a point and a half in the average, and we have seen a couple come out in the last 24 hours that have had this race dead even. of course, virginia. a blue state in 2020 a state joe biden won by ten points over donald trump why is it so close one of the reasons youngkin appears to have made some inroads in suburbs in virginia northern virginia, richmond sub suburbs places that swung very hard against donald trump. youngkin tries to win back a number of voters there education. these battles you have seen, a lot of these scenes, school boards parents showing up at school board meetings. interesting question in the new suffolk poll they asked virginia residents who should have more influence in your view on school curriculum parents or school boards you see the overall answer here. what is striking to me is check out the partisan gap that this question elicits democrats, overwhelmingly, hear this question and say school boards republicans overwhelmingly hear it and say parents
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independents, though, by a 25-point margin, say parents that's the attitude, that's the sentiment that the youngkin campaign is trying to tap into to win background republicans have been losing in the suburbs. >> right that's virginia. what about new jersey? a week from today, there's an election there democratic governor phil murphy campaigning with bernie sanders later this week as he faces the gop challenger, jack ciatterelli. >> bit of a different picture in jersey remember, where biden won virginia by ten, his margin in jersey was 16. so, it's a bluer state to start with and you see the incumbent democratic governor there, murphy, on average leading by about 9 points in the polls. now, i will say this race has attracted less attention than virginia there have been fewer polls here there was a poll this week that put it in single digits. there are some democrats i ever spoken to in new jersey who are, i would say, a little bit uneasy going to be very curious i expect at least one more poll before the election in new jersey going to be very curious to see what it shows. >> and next time, we'll hit spell check on murphy, won't we? >> oh, my god.
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>> forgiven. i am going to call it our mistake. >> no, that's mine it's me. >> it's great to see you, steve. have a good one. enough fentanyl -- this one's not a happy thing -- enough fentanyl to kill 4 million people that's how much a massive international sting operation seized in the united states and around the world today, the justice department announcing the fbi teamed up with law enforcement agencies across three continents to shut down drug traffickers on the dark web they were selling opioids and deadly pills laced with fentanyl this is what the shadowy online marketplaces looked like the feds say their ten-month operation led to 150 arrests and that 65 of those were in the united states. >> we are here today to expose those who seek the shadows of the internet to peddle killer pills worldwide.
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my message to you is simple. there is no dark internet. we can, and we will, shine a light. >> the feds say during the pandemic, more people than ever before have turned to the dark web to buy illegal drugs work from home love it or hate it, everybody from your neighbor to your boss has an opinion on it, right? now, a lawsuit may shape who gets to keep doing it. last month, the equal employment opportunity commission sued a metro atlanta company on behalf of an employee an employee who claimed the company fired her after denying her work-from-home request the employee has said that she has a heart condition that heightens her risk during the pandemic the company says it fired her for performance issues but there's a bigger picture here nbc news legal analyst, danny cevallos is with us. danny, this lawsuit specifically zeroes in on medical conditions that would keep an employee working from home. but with covid, seemingly here to stay, are the implications of
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this much wider? >> yeah. in march of 2020, did the employment world change? in other words, when we all spent months, if not years, working from home, can an employer now claim that working from home or request to work from home is no longer a reasonable accommodation after a year and a half -- year and a half of everybody doing it and that's exactly what happened in this case in march of 2020, just as covid was exploding, the plaintiff here was diagnosed with obstructive lung disease and requested a reasonable accommodation. her employer, eventually, said you got to come back to work and denied her request >> danny, a lot of companies implemented work from home during the pandemic. do you think that changes their ability to legally claim that in-person work is necessary? or do we not know yet? >> yes, we have short memories two years ago, an employee's request to work from home was probably not reasonable for most
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employers. but, oh, how things have changed in just a couple years now, almost every job appears to be something that can be done from home with lots of zoom meetings and other things that tether you to your desk. but working from home, we've seen a culture change, a societal change, and an employment change in the notion of working from home so, at least the eoc appears to believe that forevermore, working from home may be a reasonable accommodation if you have a qualifying disability not for everyone but for people with that qualifying disability. >> yeah, understood. and, you know, danny, one more thing. does this lawsuit, in your estimation, open the door to future policy shaping lawsuits about work from home >> absolutely. i mean, this is just the first in what will surely be a volley of these cases and keep in mind, also, that this may also represent the eoc's recognition that not a disability, itself, but the possibility of contracting covid may be in the eoc's mind a
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disability apart from whatever your -- you know, disability is that you can still go to work with but that increased risk that, itself, may be a qualifying disability under federal law. and that's according, apparently, to the eoc itself. >> danny cevallos, thanks so much in less than two weeks, the united states is re-opening its borders to vaccinated international travelers. great news for cities that rely on foreign tourists who spend big bucks on hotels and in stores and restaurants look at new york more than 13 million international travelers came to visit the big city in the year before the pandemic. but last year, about 2 million, an 80% decrease. with restrictions easing, the push is on to get those foreign travelers back in here to the big apple. here's cnbc's seema mody >> reporter: new york has a message. >> it is a time for the show to begin. >> reporter: the slogan, part of the city's $30 million marketing blitz being launched across
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eight countries in hopes of whooing back international travelers. >> i have been waiting impatiently to go back to the u.s. for two years. >> vidal works in london his brother, barry, in new york. like many, the two siblings have been separated by travel restrictions and now, plan to reunite in new york once the ban lifts. >> thanksgiving is around the corner so just figuring out the exact date definitely, in november. >> reporter: the big apple needs others to follow a record 13.5 million international travelers visited the city in 2019 accounting for nearly half of the $47 billion spent by tourists that year without them, the city's once-vibrant tourism industry has been unable to recover. >> international visitors stay longer, and spend more money it takes the spending power of four domestic visitors to equal the spending power of one international traveler >> reporter: other cities like miami and san francisco are also trying to attract the same tourists with advertising
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campaigns overseas. >> we know the competition is going to be fierce there are so many destinations fighting for that same tourism dollar >> reporter: hospitality executives, including jonathan tish, the owner of this hotel, the regency here in new york along with many other properties played an instrumental role in driving discussions with the white house to get restrictions lifted new york city now anticipating 2.8 million foreign travelers to visit this city this year. that number expected to triple by next year we are still well below pre-pandemic levels. industry not expecting a full recovery in hospitality for another couple years shep. >> see mama, thanks. fighting the supply chain pain the new fines for companies that leave shipping containers on docks. severe trucker shortages showing no signs of easing can we unclog our nation's overburdened ports plus, social media executives on capitol hill the heated exchanges with lawmakers and the bipartisan push to protect children online.
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a new penalty to try to ease the supply chain chaos clogging california ports the ports of los angeles and long beach announcing they'll fine shipping companies for each container they leave on the dock starting the 1st of november the fines begin at 10 0 bucks per container, increasing in $100 increments per container per day. carriers will have three days to move containers from ports by train, or nine days by truck and then, the fines start piling up the hope is the added pressure on companies will nudge them to move cargo out of the docks more quickly. about 40% of all shipping containers entering the country come through the l.a. and long beach ports. container ship traffic in those ports reached a record high just yesterday. of course, it will all be difficult because of the lack of truck drivers. that's not helping the supply chain congestion at all. that shortage also reached a peak, and experts say there is no sign of it letting up
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here's cnbc's frank holland. >> the trucker shortage is at an all-time high. 80,000 according to new data released this week by the american trucking association. paints a bit of a grim picture for the holidays as trucks move about three-quarters of everything that you buy in stores including your holiday presents, even the candy that you hope to have for trick-or-treaters in just a few days the pandemic, that is one cause of the shortage. the average trucker was 55 years old and made about $18 an hour before the pandemic according to cnbc data. many of those drivers retired. many also moved on to jobs in warehouses or delivering packages that often have similar pay without those same travel demands. also, only 7% of truckers are women. getting women involved is one way to ease the shortage there is also 91,000 truckers that have been cited for at least one drug or alcohol violation. 72,000 are suspended from driving and 54 of them have not even started the process of being reinstated those are a few factors. the shortage, obviously, has
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many causes and many factors but one thing is clear the u.s. needs more truck drivers. it's estimated a million more truck drivers are needed to enter the industry over the next decade to just replace the drivers that are on the road now. shep. >> frank, thanks almost two years into the pandemic, colleges and universities report enrollment rates continue to drop all across the country according to new data from the national student clearing house research center, undergraduate enrollment is down more than 3% from last year and over the past two years of the pandemic, down more than 6%. that's the largest two-year enrollment drop in the last half century. the report found the pandemic's economic impact continues to weigh on college enrollment. experts in higher education say the drop could spell real trouble for the u.s. economy in the coming years because when fewer students go to college, fewer students graduate and move onto higher-paying jobs. kids' safety online. a big focus in d.c. today.
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top-tech executives testifying on capitol hill. senators grilled them on what they're doing to protect children on their platforms. snap, tiktok, and youtube all testifying, or their executives, anyway the hearing got heated when the democratic senator ed markey asked whether snap, the parent company of snapchat, supported his bill to expand child privacy laws. >> would you support my child protection -- my teen protection law? do you support it? >> so, senator, we agree that there should be additional protections put against young people to protect them further. >> do you support it or not? >> i think, senator, we would love to talk to you a bit more about some of the issues. >> no, listen. this is -- this is just what drives us crazy. we want to talk. we want to talk. we want to talk. this bill's been out there for years and you still don't have a view on it do you support it or not >> i think there are things that we would like to work with you on, senator. >> yesterday, house republicans sent a letter to all three companies. they demanded the platforms turn over research on how they affect
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teenagers' mental health the move comes after leaked facebook documents showed the company knew that instagram was -- was toxic for teenaged girls. game one of the world series tonight. braves and astros minutes away from taking the field. one team hunting for its first championship in 26 years the other, hoping to get out of the shadow of -- well -- let's say controversy politely we are live at minute maid park. he was gifted tom bridy's record-breaking football then, he was asked for it back but this fan is not leaving empty handed at all. wait until you hear what brady and the bucs are giving him as they pile on the prizes. and a swim in the lake turns when this man notices that was not alone.
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game one of the world series just minutes away. houston astros set to face the atlanta braves the stros made it to the fall classic thanks to their bats houston put up 67 runs in this postseason and two-thirds of those came with two outs in the nlcs, the braves just upset the defending champions in los angeles dodgers. atlanta back at the world series for the first time since 1999.
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wow. cnbc's jay gray live outside minute maid park in houston. what is the atmosphere like, jay? >> well, shep, they are ready to go i think a lot of people have been getting ready if you know what i mean for the last few hours. so, folks walking in here just ahead of the first pitch here at minute maid stadium. you laid it out pier effectually, shep. this is two very different teams and the bad boys of baseball for the last several years have been these astros of course, they were implicated in the cheating scandal during the 2017 world series that they won. they were stealing signals, and actually signaling base runners by banginggarbage cans in the dugout as for atlanta, they have struggled to get back to this world series they've done it -- you can see, they are ready to go here. even some good food here at the ballpark should be a fantastic start to what odds makers say are going to be a very good series a lot of people expect it to go
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seven. the astros with a slight edge right now. >> a slight edge for the stros jay gray, enjoy the game did you see tom brady throw his 600th nfl touchdown pass the other night? bucs wide receiver mike evans caught the pass. and then, like, i don't know, accidentally gave the ball to this fan, byron kennedy. a bucs team official as you may have seen, went over and was like brady really wants that kennedy willingly surrendered the ball and now, the team is rewarding him bigly for giving it back. espn reports the fan will get two signed brady jerseys, a helmet, another jersey signed by evans, plus evans' game-worn cleats the bucs also plan to give him a $2,000 gift card to their team store -- i meant a $1,000 gift card and a pair of season tickets for the rest of this season and for next season last night, brady even promised kennedy a bitcoin, which right about now is worth some 62,000
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bucks. but were the gifts enough? well, sports memorabilia experts admit that football could have been auctioned for at least half a million dollars. wow. another planet really for the first time ever, astronomers from nasa have detected what appears to them to be a planet outside of our galaxy these are illustrations of what the so-called exoplanet might look like. exo planet, the term they use to define planets that are outside of our solar system. nasa reports it's located in the whirlpool galaxy that's about 28 million light years from earth the planet, roughly the same size as saturn, they report. nasa says more research is needed to confirm the existence of this exo planet and that it will take a while. scientists say it'll be another 70 years before that planet is visible, again unwelcome company for a man
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taking a swim in a lake in brazil have you seen this watch for the alligator. here he is, swimming towards the shore when you can see the gator start to chase him down, and then that. oh, my god suddenly, surged forward, latching on to the guy's tore sew. he was able to get away and make to land. he will walk out in a second somehow, no major injuries this happened in a lake that is off limits to swimmers, well, because alligators but people who work in that local area tell reporters there aren't many signs warning people about any danger at all. either way, probably a day that this guy is not soon going to forget halloween's less than a week away now, fans of the '60s sitcoms munsters can own a piece of that show rare memorabilia up for auction, including its iconic costumes and spooky artwork it's all on display in texas inside a replica munster mansion. a haunted one, of course local reporting now from our station there, nbc dallas-ft. worth and their reporter, katy blaky.
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>> reporter: welcome to munster mansion. what may look like the hollywood set is actually the home of chuck mckee. >> when we find something that's a little bit closer to the show, we'll discard it and we'll bring the other stuff in so, it's an ongoing work for last 20 years. >> reporter: he says this was all his wife's idea. >> when mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy >> reporter: yet clearly, he's embraced the '60s sitcom, too. the house is all his hand handy work. >> it's clean, wholesome fun. >> this week, the mckees open their doors to heritage auctions so the company could display some rare pieces from the munsters tv show that will, soon, be on sale including lily's iconic dress. they even invited an old friend, eddie munster. >> this is one of my favorite places on the planet literally i mean, from the outside, it's great. you look at it, you see it but when you get to the inside and you see the appointment to
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detail, that is what he really amazes me. >> actor butch patrick played the youngest munster in and visits the mckees often when he travels the country. >> you kind of grew up as an extended member of their family without ever knowing it and now i am reaping the benefits of three generations of people who love watching it with their kids now. >> reporter: that love drives the mckees to get the details just right no telling how many times they have watched the show. >> when we built the house, it was 24 hours a day, seven days a week >> reporter: and sure, if it was solely up to chuck, his home might have looked different. >> probably, the set of the enterprise no actually, it would have just been a normal victorian home >> reporter: but then, what's the fun in that? 45 seconds on a race to the finish an fda panel is now recommending pfizer's covid vaccine for kids aged 5 to 11 if the fda and the cdc sign off, 28 million children in the u.s. would become eligible.
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doctors say they're concerned because so many parents indicate they're hesitant to allow their children to get vaccinated the general manager of the chicago blackhawks has resigned. it comes after an independent investigation criticized his handling of a sexual assault allegation against a coach the investigations -- investigators say they found that the gm failed to act when told of the accusations. and we could learn new details in the alec baldwin movie set shooting tomorrow. the district attorney and the sheriff set to hold a news conference and now, you know the news of this tuesday, october 26th, 2021 i'm shepard smith. follow us on instagram and twitter @the news on cnbc. and listen to the news podcast on apple, spotify, or your favorite podcast platform. they customize my car insurance, so i only pay for what i need. how about a throwback? ♪ liberty, liberty, liberty, liberty ♪ only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty, liberty, liberty, liberty ♪
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