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and i'm sure she's thrilled. and, you know, we got married on her birthday. so that would have made her ecstatic. [music playing] news start mou mdaw. i'll see you monday. the news with shepard smith starts now >> the highest court in the land takes on a case at the heart of division in america. i'm shepard smith. this is the news on cnbc >> federal vaccine mandates challenged in the supreme court. >> whether or not the federal government can mandate medical procedures such as a vaccine on you. >> the arguments for and against, plus the potential impact on workers coast to coast. police get down now >> body cam footage released after a deadly police shooting now the investigation into whether the officer was
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justified. >> send us everybody >> sentencing, the men convicted of chasing down and murdering ahmaud arbery. >> ahmaud had a future that was taken from him in an instance of vio violence >> the emotional testimony from the victim's family and how long the murderers will spend behind bars >> fighting to stay warm after a blast of winter weather. the rapid snowfall over, now the deep freeze hitting millions of americans. trail blazing acting legend sidney poitier dies. >> mobile sports betting expands to a new market. >> and inside america's most expensive home >> live from cnbc, the facts, the truth, the news with shepard smith. good evening the fate of president biden's vaccine policies now rest in the supreme court. today, justices debated whether the white house has the legal power to enforce covid measures in workplaces.
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the rules would affect nearly 100 million americans. the court heard nearly four hours of arguments in two cases that challenged the president's policies one of them involves a vaccine or testing requirement for large private businesses the other, a vaccine mandate for most health care workers in arguments today, the court's conservative justices seemed skeptical of sweeping rules for businesses chief justice john roberts said the white house appears to be trying to push covid requirements on much of the nation he says that decision should be left to congress, not federal agencies >> it seems to me that it's the government is trying to work across the waterfront, and it's just going agency by agency. i understand the idea that agencies are more expert than congress but this is something that the federal government has never done before. >> the court's three liberal justices appeared to support the measures justice elena kagan said action
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is needed to address the pandemic >> it is by far the greatest public health danger that this country has faced in the last century. and this is the policy that is most geared to stopping all this >> both cases went to the court on an emergency basis. that means the justices could issue a decision in just a matter of days senior white house correspondent kayla tausche on our top story tonight. >> shep, religious groups asked the supreme court for today's rare emergency hearing to keep the vaccine mandates from large companies from taking effect monday and attorneys representing republican-led states and large businesses argued the rules should be paused immediately liberal justices seizing on the recent surge in covid cases and arguing workplaces do in fact pose in the government's parlance, grave dangers. >> you have to be there, you have to be there for eight hours a day. you have to be there in the
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exact environment that the workplace is set up with and you have to be there with a bunch of people you don't know and who might be completely irresponsible. where else do people have a greater risk than at the workplace? >> the white house says it's confident in its legal authority, but the six conservative justices skeptical, warning it could set a press d president for future infectious diseases john roberts sharply criticizing the administration's fragmented approach, pursuing separate tracks to vaccinate federal employees, federal contractors, health care workers, and private employees. the national federation of independent businesses which first challenged the mandate says for employees who want to choose a test over a shot, there aren't tests available and the impact of the mandate would be swift >> on monday, we do expect to see people quitting their jobs if this rule goes into effect.
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and these are people we are not going to get back. the worker shortage is real. this mandate is only going to exacerbate that reality. >> the justices appeared open to a temporary stay to allow more time to parse the evidence before a final decision. shep >> kayla tausche live in washington the covid situation we're in right now will not become the new normal that's the message from president biden today. >> i don't think covid is here to stay. having covid in the environment here and in the world is probably here to stay, but covid as we're dealing with it now is not here to stay we're going to be able to control this the new normal is not going to be what it is now. it's going to be better. >> unless of course a worse variant comes along and then it's not, truth be told. right now, infections are rising hospitalizations, too, but not like previous waves. and a lot of americans say they're just frustrated. especially with the way the white house is handling the
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pandemic some of the nation's top health experts have always raised concerns, and now they're doing it publicly. six of the president's former advisers published these op-eds yesterday in the journal of the american medical association the doctors are calling for an entirely new pandemic strategy the long and short of it, let's learn to live with covid instead of trying to wipe it out cnbc's meg tirrell covers science and medicine for us. what kind of changes are they talking about? >> a key part of these opinion pieces focused on what that new normal with covid actually is. and the importance of laying out specific goals and strategies and communicating them well. >> we're trying to lay out basically the kinds of things we need to do in order to live with this virus, to move us forward rights now, there are many people in the public who believe that this will never end it's going to. we just have to figure out how we're going to do it >> the university of minnesota's dr. michael oster er holm is ono
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the cyst authors who perform the new normal for covid that groups it with other respiratory viruses like flu and rsv, and suggest a peak level would be one that's no higher than the worst of what we saw before the pandemic. for example, the 2017-2018 flu season was especially bad. 41 million symptomatic cases of flu, 710,000 hospitalizations, and 52,000 deaths. rsv adds thousands more. so that would suggest the worst week in what this group is aiming for would see 35,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths so how far are we from that right now? well, this week, 115,000 people were admitted to the hospital with covid and more than 8700 people died so how do we get there well, these experts recommend a sweeping strategy that includes rebuilding the u.s. public health infrastructure, establishing modern data collection and surveillance systems, and building up forces of public health workers and school nurses.
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it also includes improving testing, ventilation, and access to high-quality masks. and continuing to focus on vaccine and drug development and while these experts don't work in government, the cdc itself is showing signs of changing its strategy as well. at least when it comes to communicating. it held its first stand-alone briefing today since july. this was something the agency used to do at least weekly, now, promising to answer direct questions outside of white house briefings more regularly cdc director dr. rochelle walensky acknowledging, quote, this is hard, and said she's committing to continuing to improve as they learn more about the science. >> we'll watch for that. meg, thanks so much. >> weather alert now the first real deep freeze of the winter is about to blanket much of the northeast. it comes in the wake of that fast-moving winter storm that dumped some snow on the area nothing massive. national weather service reports new york city got about six inches a little more in partsof long island a little less in philly and boston in buffalo, buffalo, the lake
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worked like magic. look at this a foot and a half. second snowiest january day ever recorded in buffalo. now comes the cold snap. adam is tracking it. senior meteorologist with accuweather. we got a warm start to the winter guess that's over. >> big time. shep, that's the nice way of putting it i think we're playing catch-up here, not only with this storm, but that colder air coming as we head into early and middle parts of next week here's some additional snow tototals from the quick moving system canaan heights, 15 inches. outside of boston, 13 1/2 inches of snow. a lot of that wrping up. still a little bit of lake effect as you get closer to buffalo and watertown, but even that will be shutting out in the overnight hours. the advisories and winter storm warnings will be gone by the time we wake up tomorrow morning. the focus is going over the temperatures we're talking about 2 above zero
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in the twin cities 9 in chicago 16, cleveland. 20 in new york city. it's going to feel more like the teens, though, from the northeast, even down to the tennessee valley going to feel below zero around the great lakes as we're waking up tomorrow morning. we have another cold front that's going to move on as we head through saturday. more so into our sunday across the northeast, and that moisture is going to be working into that colder air potential for freezing rain and sleet from central pennsylvania, western new york, eastward here. once we get into the afternoon hours on sunday, a lot of that is going to change over to plain rain, as the winds are going to temporarily bring in some relatively milder air. but behind this front, that's the arctic air mass that's going to be spilling into the upper midwest, the great lakes, the northeast, as we head through early and middle parts of next week we're talking temperatures upwards of 20 degrees below normal, the wind making it feel even colder than that. the lake effect machine is going to turn back on. new york city, for example, we go from 40 on sunday down to
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about 20 for our high temperature on tuesday you factor in the breezes, it's going to feel more like the single digits, and then you go into the upper midwest, into the twin cities where we're known for being cold, we're definitely going to be living up to that as we head into early next week even the second part of the weekend, 8 above zero for the high in minneapolis on sunday. we don't get above zero by monday, and again, it's going to feel colder than that. shep >> welcome to january. adam, thank you. the deadly demonstrations in kazakhstan taking a turn even for the worst. in a televised speech today, the country's president ordered security forces to shoot to kill those involved in the anti-government protests he warned if they don't surrender, they'll be, as he put it, eliminated a warning, the video we're about to show may be disturbing. local officials releasing this surveillance footage of a protest, shows a car ramming into a group of police officers
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in kazakhstan's biggest city one cop reportedly injured the death toll still rising across the country, interior ministry reports security forces have killed more than two dozen protesters, arrested nearly 4,000. we're also told ate least 18 police officers have been killed but nbc news cannot independently verify any of that kazakhstan's president says he said no to calls for him to hold talks with the protesters. he alleges, as they often do, that foreign actors and independent media helped cite the unrest, but he offered no evidence >> to celebrate the new year, a guy in ohio went out in the backyard and started firing celebration shots with his ar-15. now he's dead. and there's body cam footage that shows some of what happened >> and fighting to get out of jail the parents of the middle school shooting suspect pushing in court for lower bail wait until you hear the judge's response and trapped inside a burning
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car after a near fatal crash the rescue caught on camera. >> the facts, the truth, the news wit
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just after midnight on january 1st, a man was in his backyard firing an ar-15 into the air, as the story goes his wife says he was celebrating the new year and that's when she says the police officer ran up and opened fire through a fence and killed him. it happened in canton, ohio. and police there have now released the officer's body cam video. we're going to play it from the moment the officer hears the gunfire. another warning, some of what you may see may be disturbing. >> shots fired shots fired. police get down now
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police get down now >> he was down the police chief says the officer feared for his safety. he's now on administrative leave and an investigation under way here's cnbc's valerie castro >> just minutes into the first day of 2022, a canton, ohio, police officer's body camera footage captures him running toward the sounds of multiple gunshots he fires his weapon through a tall wooden fence numerous times, announcing himself after the shots are fired. it's unclear in the video if he had previously announced his presence >> shots fired shots fired. police, get down now >> the man on the other side of that fence, james williams, later died the officer involved and that body camera footage now under investigation by the state attorney general who asks that the public reserve judgment >> a body cam has a particular point of view. it doesn't show you an awful lot of the context for the other facts that go into a
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determination of whether something was proper or not. >> but former detroit police chief isaiah mckinnon says an officer's response to any call should begin with asking this question >> was anyone's life in imminent danger and it bothered me because that did not appear to be the case initially. >> police say the officer was in the area investigating a report of shots fired early in the body cam video, he describes seeing a man with a rifle. >> after i heard the shots, got on my cruiser and went to the porch and saw him putting the rifle away >> it's unclear if he was referring to williams, whose wife told the canton repository, everybody in the neighborhood was shooting it was a tradition everybody shoots on new year's eve. she says she was just feet away from her husband when he was shot i could see the blood splattering across his shirt he collapsed in the living room. mckinnon says the tragedy will need to be closely examined, but in his opinion, based on the video, the officer fired blindly. >> what if there had been a kid
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or other kids or as his wife was back there also, she could have been shot and killed >> later in that body camera video, police ask everyone to come out of the home, and that includes several children who were inside. the attorney general says it is illegal to fire a weapon into the air, as williams was allegedly doing. the name of the officer involved hasn't been released shep >> valerie, thank you. the teenager accused of gunning down four suspects and injured seven others at his high school in oxford, michigan, is now set to go on trial it comes after ethan crumbley waved his right to a preliminary hearing. that's where the prosecution lays out the evidence and the judge decides if the case should go to trial. no court date yet set. also today, the judge refused to lower bail for crumbley's parents remember, they're charged with involuntary manslaughter and are accused of buying the weapon as a christmas gift for their son they're also accused of ignoring warning signs before that mass
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shooting the parents' defense attorney had tried to lower bail from half a million dollars to $100,000 >> want to run your business with paypal or pay out your march madness bracket with venmo? new rules now in effect for money apps the $19,000 difference in what you're required to report. the death of sidney poitier. president biden said today he held a mirror up to america's racial attitudes in the '50s and '60s next, the pressure poitier faced choosing movie roles when few people looked like he did. we'll remember the life and incredible legacy of the trailblazing actor and director.
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a trailblazer, an icon, a pioneer for racial progress. words shared today to remember the actor and director sidney poitier, who has died at the age of 94. his career spanned decades, and started at a time when most movie stars were white he rejected roles based on offensive racial stereotypes, once writing, i felt very much as if i were representing 15 to 18 million people with every movie i made in 1964, sidney poitier became the first black man to win the oscar for best actor 38 years later, denzel washington became the second in his acceptance speech,
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washington said, i'll always be chasing you, sidny, there's nothing i would rather do, sir here's nbc's joe fryer >> they call me mr. tibbs. >> sidney poitier played kaurths that jumped off the screen opset rod stieger in the heat of the night. >> i'm a police officer. >> amen. >> and in the lilies of the field was handyman homer smith >> lots of luck, mother. i ain't building no shackle. >> yeah, you >> the role that won him the first ever lead actor oscar for an african-american. >> it is a long journey to this moment >> raised in the bahamas, he moved to harlem as a teenager and endured the usual hard scrabble climb to anicter's life, then came no way out, the groundbreaking 1950 film about racism >> you watch yourself, black boy. watch how you talk to me >> just shut up. >> poitier played a doctor, in a
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performance so powerful the film was credited with ending british colonial rule in the bahamas and the intense 22-year-old performer, hollywood had its first african-american screen star >> go ahead and say it >> a first he would later point out that was too long in coming. >> if we are 40 million americans, we certainly ought to have more than one movie star. >> maybe i'll get down on my black knees. >> he wasn't just a movie star he was the embodiment of a proud and dignified black point of view in the american conversation about race that accelerated along with the civil rights movement. in '67, he reached hollywood's mountaintop, its top earning leading man, as virgil tibbs, righteous enough to slap in return the white politician who slapped him. >> there was a time when i could have had you shot. >> and in guess who's coming to dinner, as dr. john prentiss, half of an interracial couple,
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telling his disapproving father times have changed >> i'm your son. i love you but you think of yourself as a colored man. i think of myself as a man >> in the '70, he moved from acting to directing, some critics said he played the same role too many times. >> okay, let's get out of here >> as a director, he was a money maker with hits like stir crazy and his buddy movies with bill cosby. >> the nation tauters on the brink of disaster. >> his enduring image of a man and actor of principle, no surprise he would play mandela, a man whose existence among us made racism less palatable as he noted after receiving a lifetime achievement oscar. >> not because i brought so much, but the time was right circumstances were right >> sidney poitier, the right man
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for his time for the news, i'm joe fryer. >> for years, she worked as a speech pathologist and then covid hit she's trying something new these days, with some big name support. tonight, putting a face to the great resignation and how women are paving their own way back into the work force. >> sentences handed down to the men convicted of murdering ahmaud arbery. the final words from arbery's family before the killers learned their fate >> botm t
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buying a home just got more expens expensive. mortgage rates just hit their highest level since the spring of last year, according to mortgage news daily, the average rate for a 30-year fixed is 3.5% higher mortgage rates will mean the housing market is even more expensive. the new data shows some affordability dropped to its lowest level in 13 years cnbc's real estate correspondent diana olick now. still historically low rates, but how much more is this going to cost home buyers? >> on the median priced home which is now believe it or not around $350,000, if you put 20% down, the monthly payment is about $100 more than it was a year ago if you're putting less down like fha buyers who tend to be first-time buyers. it's about $120 more red fin just put out a report
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saying nearly half of the potential buyers it surveyed said they would feel more urgency to buy if rates crossed 3.5% where we are now. >> then what's more affordable now, renting or buying >> well, generally still to buy, but of course, it depends on where you live all real estate is local, right? home ownership is more affordable than renting in urban and suburban areas but it's cheaper to rent in big cities it's cheaper to own in houston, san antonio, detroit, philadelphia, and tampa. owning a median priced home is more affordable than the average rent on a three-bedroom home in just over half the country, but again, rising mortgage rates like we're seeing now are going to start to shift that scenario very soon. >> so that's the affordability part what about housing as an investment still worth it, or no? >> well, you know, home ownership historically builds wealth some argue it's better to take that big chunk of change you would be using for a down
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payment and put it into the stock market or another investment but that calculation generally depends on how long you intend to own the home. the longer you own, the better the investment you want to stay at least five to seven years for the best possible returns, shep >> diana olick, have a great weekend. >> no jab, no job. if you work at one major bank, anyway that's what's topping cnbc's on the money. citigroup reminding employees if you're not vaccinated, you're out of a job they must provide proof of vaccination by next weekend. if not, they'll be put on unpaid leave and then fired the first major wall street institution to enforce the vaccine mandate. >> big changes if you use mobile money apps for business. venmo, paypal, zelle and others now required by the irs to report annual commercial transactions that total more than $600.
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the tax code change is part of the american rescue plan that was signed into law just last march. until now, mobile apps had to report 2 00 or more a year that exceeded $20,000 because we just can't live without another canned cocktail, welcome new fresca its owner coca-cola teaming up with contuilation brands to can the new cocktail it's not vodka based, but a selection of spirits people who tried it say it tastes kind of like a fizzy gin and grapefruit come spring time, we be sucking on gin and juice out of the can. on wall street, the dow down five the s&p down 19. the nasdaq down 145. i'm shepard smith. on cnbc. it's the bottom of the hour, time for the top of the news >> hiring stalls the disappointing number from december, and what the president
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said about the great resignation. >> racing to save a woman trapped inside a burning car the daring police rescue caught on camera. but first, the men convicted of murdering ahmaud arbery learn their fate >> a judge sentencing all three men to life in prison for travis mcmichael and his father gregory, it's life without parole their neighbor, roddy williams has the possibility of parole, but he'll need to serve 30 years before he's even eligible. the sentencing comes nearly two years after the men chased down arbery in their pickup trucks in their south georgia neighborhood the killing helped inspire racial justice protests across the country. before the judge handed down the sentences, we heard emotional testimony from ahmaud arbery's parents. >> when i close my eyes, i see his execution in my mind over and over. i see that for the rest of my
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life >> it's not over yet for mcmichael and williams they're preparing to go to trial again on separate federal hate crime charges. here's cnbc's perry russom >> i if i could, i would trade places with ahmaud in a heart beat but i can't. >> for the first time since three men were convicted of killing their son, ahmaud arbery's family addressing the court. marcus arbery is ahmaud's father >> they killed him while he was doing what he loved more than anything running. >> marcus arbery says running is when ahmaud felt most free and alive. he was running in february, 2020, when travis and greg mcmichael chased him in a pickup truck. william roddy bryan followed in his truck and recorded the video of arbery being shot and killed. jasmine arbery is ahmaud's sister >> ahmaud had dark skin that
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glistened in the sunlight like gold ahmaud had a broad nose and the color of his eyes was real he was tall with an athletic build. these are the qualities that made these men assume that ahmaud was a dangerous criminal. >> travis mcmichael killed arbery with his shotgun. during the trial, he took the stand. >> it was obvious that he was attacking me, that if he would have got the shotgun from me, then it was a life or death situation. >> wanda cooper jones is ahmaud's mother. >> son, i love you as much today as i did the day you were born raising you was the honor of my life and i'm very proud of you. >> next month, all three men go on trial again, facing federal hate crime charges the arbery family rejecting a plea deal. for the news, i'm perry russom
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>> president biden touring the devastation from last week's fast moving wildfire in colorado it incinerated entire neighborhoods and destroyed more than 1,000 homes and buildings the wildfire was the most destructive in colorado history. president biden and the first lady hugging and comforting families who lost everything in l louisville, one of the hardest hit towns twine denver and boulder. the fire broke out unusually late in the year after months of drought and costed an estimated $500 million in damage >> president biden will deliver his first state of the union address on march 1est. that's the word today from the white house. the state of the yunnian speeches are traditionally in january, but it's been delayed in part because of the recent record-breaking covid spike, plus congress' busy schedule and the upcoming winter olympics which eats up broadcast air time the scheduling also comes as democrats struggle to pass president biden's agenda,
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including voting rights reform and a massive social spending package. >> the economy will likely be a big part of that speech, and new jobs numbers out today paint a mixed picture. the labor department reports the u.s. added nearly 200,000 jobs last month that's a miss. in fact, less than half of what the economists predicted but the unemployment rate dropped to 3.9%. that's the lowest rate since the pandemic started the report comes days after we had learned that a record 4.5 million workers quit their jobs in november. speaking today at the white house, the president shrugged off the weak jobs numbers. he claimed the economy is stronger than it was before the pandemic >> there's been a lot of press coverage about people quitting their jobs well, today's report tells you why. americans are moving up to better jobs. >> the data shows the great resignation is driven by women and they're doing it on their own terms. here's cnbc's ylan mui >> thank you for coming.
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>> when life handed ashley walker lemons, she made lemonade gourmet frozen lemonade. >> we catered the official tailgate for the super bowl. the commissioner, his friends, and his family >> it was just the boost her new business needed. >> we just came in embracing the opportunity, honestly. >> walker started smoothie me please in the middle of the pandemic after spending years as a speech pathologist >> once everything shut down, of course, i lost contracts with the schools i was currently working in and kind of slowed everything down >> you just have to get back to the basics go back to what you know i'm like, well, i can make some fresh fruit products i was just making things for my house, and having friends and family come pick things up because, you know, publix was sold out of ginger shots, but i had ginger, i had the ingredients at my house. >> walker is not the only one shaking things up. women are quitting their jobs at a higher rate than men, according to private data. millions left the workforce
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altogether in the pandemic >> these are our heavyweight grits. >> the latest government numbers show they're coming back, and this time, more of them are their own boss >> the pandemic hopefully has made a long permanent and enduring shift in the way women think about entrepreneurship and the more female entrepreneurs you have, the more female entrepreneurs you get. because they form networks, they exchange information, they build successful business models and form a community >> we're having a party on january 15th >> smoothie me please will celebrates its first anniversary next week. walker has no desire to go back to her old career, but she does have big dreams for the future >> it's bigger than a smoothie shop it's bigger than smoothies it's bigger than food. this is a place that kids are going to come and be able to see themselves so they know how far they can really go >> before the pandemic, just over a third of new businesses were open by women the latest data shows it's up to a half, including more women of color like walker. shep >> ylan, thanks so much. >> nearly two years into this
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pandemic, many industries are still dealing with covid burnout. health care systems hit especially hard, but testing labs are getting crushed the demand for tests is skyrocketing as we all know, and now, many of the labs that process the tests are having trouble keeping up because their workers have the rhona, too. before you think this is all about covid, consider that the same workers also screen for other diseases and without those results, doctors can't make very important decisions for their patients the impact is far reaching here's cnbc's kate rogers. >> at a time when testing has never been more important, medical laboratory professionals behind the scenes are in short supply at au health in augusta, georgia, the hospital system is short 43 full-time lab professionals. and that's even after 30 workers came out of retirement to help immunology lab director brandsy gunsal told us workers are burning out and leaving. >> they feel like they don't
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have enough support, and that primarily stems from not enough individuals. they're like, i'm doing all of this, and i feel like i'm doing it by myself it's heartbreaking when you have a shift and you know that you need five people on that shift, but you can only stack it with two because that's all you have. >> the nature of the job requires highly educated workers. many of them have not only bachelors degrees but masters, ph.d.s, and are board certified. but the annual median salary for those with bachelors and associates degrees in 2020 was just $54,000 texas state university professor and industry advocate rodney roadie says the lack of pay coupled with retirements and a lack of funding for training has made getting new talent into the pipeline a challenge and not only are these workers running pcr tests for covid in hospitals. they're also working on di diagnosing other critical conditions like cancers. the shortage creates a ripple effect for all those in need
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>> when you have this type of shortage going on across all areas, it impacts all patients so whether it's a person not getting the cancer treatment they need because the hospital is selectively moving on to postponing that, to someone maybe not getting seen in an er because they're overwhelmed from covid. >> one positive for the profession, which is made up of workers behind the scenes is the pandemic has shone a light on these workers and the need for more many are hopeful that may help drive new interest in pursuing this important career. shep >> kate rogers, thank you. big sports weekend ahead some key nfl games to finish the regular season college football and national championships on monday. another battle of the s.e.c. greats, and now a major move in sports betting millions of americans are just hours away from finally being able to place bets on their phones and tennis star novak djokovic
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speaking out from australia as he sits in limbo over his he sits in limbo over his 'lherol to get vaccinated.
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only pay for what you need. ♪liberty, liberty, liberty, liberty♪ a fire that destroyed a planned parenthood health center in tennessee was deliberate. that's the word from fire officials in knoxville the health center burned down about a week ago ceo says the $2 million renovation and expansion project was almost complete when the fire happened. investigators offering a $10,000 reward for information on whoever might have started it. >> a woman is lucky to be alive thanks to four sheriff's deputies who pulled her out of a burning car and the rescue caught on newly released body cam video. >> this is what deputies in pasco county, florida, arrived to around midnight last wednesday. a car crashed and on fire. a woman trapped inside, behind an airbag. deputies say they used three
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fire extingsuishers to try to put out the flames, but that the fire just kept coming back >> i'm out i used it all. >> the smoke from the flames choking the deputies at times. >> they tried to get the woman through the back seat. >> can you pull her? >> no, not from there. we have to get her out this way. >> then one of the deputieyies bare hands starts pulling the wreckage around the driver's side door. >> i got her out >> eventually, pulling the woman to safety. >> sorry >> heroes at work. the florida highway patrol reports the woman was driving the wrong way before she crashed and they suspect she was impaired the results of blood tests are pending. no charges filed on facebook, the pasco county sheriff's office explained why they decided to release the footage. quoting here, we share video of this rescue to show the dangers our deputies face each shift we're proud of their selfless efforts to insure the driver made it out of the car alive
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well, good news for sports fans and gambling fans mobile sports betting is about to become legal in the biggest city in the land according to the new york state gaming commission, four license mobile sports wagering operators can accept bids in the big apple as early as bright and early tomorrow morning cesar's sports book, draftkings, fanduel, and rush street interactive. the locals estimate sports betting could bring in hundreds of millions in tax revenue cnbc's contessa brewer dug into the impact for fans and casinos and the state. hey, contessa. >> hi there, shep. tonight in new york, if you want to put money down on your game, you have to drive at least an hour and a half from new york city to an upstate casino or cross the hudson river into new jersey tomorrow morning, at 9:00 a.m., i could pull out my phone and make a bet on my favorite team, the green bay packers. i cannot bet on my alma mater,
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syracuse university, because you can't wager on new york colleges whatever this is game changing. home to ten pro sports teams spanning six major leagues, new york is one of the big sports destinations in the world, and now, the most populous state to launch mobile sports gambling. >> new york sports fans are some of the most passionate, avid fans in the world, so we're really excited to see them engage with the product, and we know that it just elevates the live sporting experience so to watch that in the empire state is really exciting >> the timing couldn't be better ahead of the nfl playoffs and college football championship game they were expecting it closer to super bowl in fact, the announcement caught these casinos by surprise. for instance, bet rivers, owned by rush street interactive, their app hasn't been approved yet by apple and android tomorrow, gamblers have to go to the website, on a phone or a desktop in order to make a
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wager. their app should launch in a few days >> downloading right now what's new york expecting to do -- for the state coffers? they need money. >> yeah, they sure do. new york is counting on this, adding an additional $500 million in tax revenue by 2025 because it's charging a whopping, get this, 51% tax rate across the river, new jersey charges just 13% and because the state adopted mobile sports gambling in 2018, new jersey, it's been drawing big betting business from new york more than 20% of the sports wagers in new jersey, shep, are estimated to come from new yorkers. what happens when those gamblers no longer have to cross state lines. new york's win on this front may be new jersey's loss >> yeah, that's how it sounds. thanks so much have a good weekend. you can always bet on new york sports fans to give their teams a hard time. now one is taking it to a whole level.
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one man is suing the giants and jets for claiming that their new york teams when actually they play their games across the river in the hudson river in new jersey the lawsuit filed in manhattan federal court. in it, the guy demands both franchises return to new york by 2025 and it calls for a multi-billion dollar payout. the filing states if the giants and jets want to call themselves new york teams, they need to come back to new york. the guy says, i have traveled to and from metlife stadium by mass transit and car service, and both ways are a nightmare. cnbc can confirm the giants issued a statement saying this case has no merit. >> by the way, at the moment, the teams don't have much merit, either combined, they're 8-24 >> novak djokovic on the other hand is the best of them all, and he's commenting for the very first time since his visa application was rejected in australia. in a post on the gram, the world's number one men's tennis
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player wrote, thank you to the people around the world for your continuous support i can feel it, and it's greatly appreciated. today, some supporters gathered across from his hotel in melbourne where he's been reportedly detained since yesterday. the whole drama is over his vaccination status so far, he's declined to disclose whether he's vaccinated from covid the rules for the australian open do allow unvaccinated players to compete if they get a medical exemption. he got one, they granted it, but australian border officials canceled the visa on wednesday after he failed to show what they call the right documents to enter the country. today, the australian home affairs minister said djokovic was not being detained under any duress, and that he's free to leave any time djokovic is appealing the deportation. a court set to hear his case on monday 105,000 square feet of real estate one house. the biggest and most expensive modern home in all of america. and now it's for sale.
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included, 21 bedrooms, 42 baths, and a mountain of debt and that's why the owners need to sell it and fast. >> and have you heard of wordle? it's a fairly new internet sensation with a simple
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an update just in on the january 6th investigation. the select committee could ask former vice president pence to come speak to them as early as this month that's according to the committee chair person, bennie
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thompson of mississippi. this would be a voluntary request for him to appear. the committee has indicated it's interested in hearing from mr. pence about the days before january 6th. the republican congresswoman liz cheney who sits on the committee has called mr. pence a hero for his actions on the 6th on that day, he refused pressure from former president trump to try to overturn the election >> here at the news, we tried our hand at the latest online craze. you may have seen these things floating around on the internet, green, yellow, and gray squares. it's called wordle, and it's a new word game. the task, guess a five-letter word in six tries. the squares let you show off your results without revealing the answer to the puzzle wordlecame about after softwar engineer josh wordle noticed his wife's obsession with word games. he created it just for them. the couple played for months then their family joined in. then wordle released the game to the public in october. he tells "the new york times" on november 1st, there were 90
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players. and by this past sunday, more than 300,000 had picked up the game here's the catch only one game is released per day. no matter how many little green squares get posted on twitter, his wife says she'll always appreciate he made it just for her. >> all across social media, cryptic colored cubes, and from twitter users to celebrities, everyone seems to be bragging about their scores playing a game called wordle designed by a software engineer for his partner because she loved word games like the ones in "the new york times." wordle telling "the new york times," soon friends and family were hooked, and then over a quarter million people were trying to serve the wordle a day. >> is it part of your daily routine now? >> every morning or if i stay up until midnight >> no app, just a website without ads or money making gimmicks its explosive growth mostly by word of mouth. >> for british fans of an old
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game show called lingo, the five-letter word guessing might feel familiar. >> plain, p-l-a-i-n. >> in this game, no opening hints as you try to solve a five-letter word in six turns or less let's say we try stood see that yellow, that tells us we got a couple letters right but in the wrong place how about dotes. the green means the letter o is in the right place how about totes? now we have two letters in the right place. we know there's an a somewhere how about t-o-d-a-y? >> in real life, it's tougher. ask the queen of scrabble, my genius wife. >> okay. >> how about this? no what if i don't get it >> then i am the wordle champion of the house >> could there still be another a in this word though. >> big spoiler alert, the answer is yes, sometimes a letter is
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used twice like in banal. >> is that your final answer >> yes >> did you google it >> yeah, i googled a lot of words that were not words. >> tomorrow, no googling >> for the news, i'm gadi schwartz >> thanks. >> as promised, the most expensive home in america. the developers call it the one more than 100,000 square feet in bel-air, inside, a bowling alley, a nightclub, a spa, and pools. lots of pools. it also comes with some baggage. here's cnbc's wealth reporter, robert frank >> it's the $295 million question can this house become the most expensive ever sold in the u.s.? >> i think buyers are going to rise to the occasion and pay the big number for this property >> today, this 105,000 square foot mansion listed for $295
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million. if it doesn't sell for that price, it will head to auction next months and sell to the highest bidder it has to sell for at least $200 million just to pay back the mountain of debt racked up by its developer. >> so much more than a house this is a private resort and the most prime location in the world, bel-air >> it's 3.5 acres includes 21 bedrooms and 42 baths. it's got a nightclub, a 40-seat movie theater. puty salon, wellness spa, a giant moat with an adjacent running track, a guest house, a bowling alley, a 30-car garage, a 10,000 bottle wine cellar, and seven water features including an indoor lap pool the mega home market has never been hotter. sales of homes priced at $10 million or more in l.a. more than doubled last year compared to pre-pandemic. and nationwide, a record eight homes sold last year for over $100 million the auction for the one will run from february 7th to february 10th and if you're thinking of
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bidding, you'll have to send $250,000 as a deposit and show proof of funds that you can write a mega sized check shep >> all right thanks >> 40 seconds left on a race to the finish the fate of president biden's covid vaccine mandates in the hands of the supreme court justices hearing arguments today on an emergency basis. >> the three men convicted of murdering ahmaud arbery sentenced to life in prison. only one has the possibility of parole they're facing federal trial on hate crime charges >> and tributes pouring frin sidney poitier who broke racial barriers in hollywood. he was 94. now you know the news of this friday i'm shepard smith. i'm shepard smith. have a for: in this episode of "american greed"...
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the wingman. a small-town politician goes on a brazen crime spree that reaches all the way to the nation's capital. to understand his case is to understand, like, 12 different tentacles of criminality that are all different in and of themselves. narrator: newcomer joel greenberg has just been elected to local office in seminole county, florida. hampton: it's like did he wake up and say, "oh, hey, i'm gonna be a tax collector today"? narrator: a millennial born into money and privilege, he begins almost immediately to abuse his power. with all due respect, you are full of crap. narrator: ...stealing from his office... ritchie: and the next thing you know, joel's making money. narrator: ...paying for sex with a minor...


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