Skip to main content

tv   Fox News Live  FOX News  November 27, 2021 1:00pm-2:00pm PST

1:00 pm
texas which has no income tax. who's the outlier here, paul? it's joe biden and congressional democratics. the only good tax is a higher tax. paul: that's it for this week. i'm paul gigot, hope to see you right here next week. ♪ arthel: the cdc and state department warning americans not to travel to eight countries in southern africa as the world health organization now calls a new covid strain first detected in that region a, quote, variant of concern. meanwhilwhile, dr. anthony fauci says the omicron variant could already be here in the u.s. hello, everyone, welcome to a brand new hour of "fox news live." i'm arthel neville. hi, molly. molly: hello, arthel, i'm molly line. the world waiting to hear more about the variant that some scientists fear could be more
1:01 pm
contagious and more vaccine-resistant than the delta variant. the governor of new york issuing a new order to prepare hospitals for a possible surge as the u.s. joins other nations in limiting travel to several african countries to try to contain the new strain. >> besides that, we're going to be cautious, make sure there's no travel to and from south africa and six other countries. except for american citizens to come back. molly: we have fox news team coverage. jacqui heinrich in massachusetts with more on president's response to omicron, but first, jonathan serrie, of course, in atlanta, home of the cdc. jonathan, to you. >> reporter: hi there, molly. new york governor kathy hochul has signed an executive order postponing elective surgeries at hospitals in her state with limited bed capacity. action is designed to free up hospital space in anticipation
1:02 pm
of a potential surge in covid patients. it takes effect december 3rd and will be reevaluated on january 15 is -- 15th. the governor said in a statement we continue to see warning signs of spikes this upcoming winter, and while the new omicron variant has yet to be detected in new york state,st coming. researchers have yet to determine how much of a threat omicron poses. things like how contagious it is, whether it causes more severe infection and whether it can evade existing vaccines. but part of their concern is it contains a large number of mutations to its spike protein, that's the part of the virus that binds with human cells, and they're concerned with how fast this variant has been spreading through the southern part of africa. >> so omicron, b-115k9, is of concern because it has concerning properties. variant has a large number of
1:03 pm
mutations, and some of these have worrying characteristics. >> reporter: to protect yourself against omicron, the cdc recommends the same strategies we used to protect ourselves against earlier versions of the coronavirus are such as physical distancing and wearing masks in public indoor settings, especially in communities with high transmission rates. health experts also recommend vaccination and boosters for those who are eligible. >> the new antiviral drugs that are coming out, for sure, are going to be able to combat this, this variant the way they're designed. the i think the vaccines will also work, but will they work less, and that's why moderna is already creating a booster. >> reporter: in addition to working on a booster specifically targeting omicron, moderna is studying whether a higher dose of its existing vaccine booster offers increased protection against this variant. so, molly, while this virus is constantly involving, so are the
1:04 pm
tools used to fight it. back to you. molly: absolutely. jonathan serrie, thank you. >> reporter: sure. molly: arthel? arthel: as we just heard, president biden issuing restrictions on travel from south africa and seven neighboring countries to try to contain the omicron variant. the president says the rise of the troubling new strain is another reason for everyone in the u.s. to get the vaccine and for the fully vaccinated to get their booster shots. jacqui heinrich is live in nantucket, montana, where president biden is -- massachusetts, where president biden is spending this holiday weekend. >> reporter: hey, arthel. the news of this new strain rattled the stock market, and president biden said that he wasn't concerned or surprised by that, adding that's what typically happens when covid is on the rise. but he said people need to get vaccinated, and if you've already had your vaccine, get your booster shot because there are so many things we don't know about this variant. >> every american that has not been vaccinated should be
1:05 pm
responsibly vaccinated, number one. number two, everyone eligible for the booster shot should get the booster shot. immediately -- [inaudible] that is the minimum that everyone should be doing. you know, we're always talking about -- [inaudible] i think it's a patriotic responsibility. >> reporter: after u.s. health officials spoke to south african scientists about how fast the new variant spreads and whether vaccines are effect i against it, the president made the decision to shut down travel from south africa and certain other countries, we are told the, out of an abundance of caution. the restrictions were announced quickly, but they don't take effect until monday, and some medical experts say that could considerably lessen their benefit. a white house official said today the prime minister has been brief on the latest concern the president has been briefed on the latest. any next steps will be guided by the science, and a big upcoming focus will be on testing for in this variant. fast-moving developments are taking the spotlight off of
1:06 pm
holiday sales. the president encouraged shoppers to consider small business shopping this weekend and also tried to quell concerns about the stubbornly high gas prices tweeting: this week we launched a major effort to curb the pice of oil. it will take time, but before long you should see the price of gas drop when you fill up your tank. the president's referring to 50 million barrels released from the nation's strategic emergency stockpile last week. critics said, though, that could not have much of an impact, but the ftc is also investigating the price -- potential, rather, for price gouging. president said despite wholesale prices falling over the last few weeks, the price at the pump is continuing to remain the same with the supply companies pocketing the difference, and he called that unacceptable and one of the things that he is working on to bring down inflation. arthel? arthel: jacqui heinrich in nantucket, thanks.
1:07 pm
molly. molly: for more on the omicron variant, let's bring in dr. janette nesheiwat, family and emergency medicine doctor. dr. nesheiwat, this is clearly something that the lawmakers are concerned about, the public health officials are very concerned about, countries concerned about. we restricted travel as have a number of nations in the united kingdom. so how concerned should americans be as we head into this holiday season? >> so this new variant, the omicron variant, it is a variant of concern, but we shouldn't panic. it's just important to be the aware of what this variant could potentially do to americans, to those who are vaccinated and those the unvaccinated. what we know so far is that already a lot of mutations in this omicron variant, and the combination of these mutations might make it easier for the virus to gain access into our cells, into our bodies and make us sick. but the question is, is it more virulent meaning is it more harmful, or is it simply just going to be the more contagious.
1:08 pm
when we saw this outbreak in south africa, we saw an increase in the number of covid cases, but we kid not see an increase in deaths and hospitalizations, so that is reassuring. right now what's important is scientists are trying to determine if our current vaccines are still effective, which i think they will, maybe to a lesser degree, and also are current treatment modalities, for example, monoclonal antibodies, will they still work. these are things we need to determine and also to determine if someone has had previous infection and they have that natural immunity, those natural antibodies, are they at higher risk for reinfection. these are the things we are currently investigating. molly: what should we be seeing from the vaccine merricks themselves when they're -- vaccine makers working to combat it? are we seeing success in the efforts by major suppliers? >> i believe so. moderna, for example, has anticipated and was being
1:09 pm
proactive and knew that we were likely going to see more variants emerge, and they are already in the process of testing boosters specifically for omicron. and also pfizer is currently testing to see how effective our current vaccines are against this varian yafnlt i do believe they will still be effective, and i do believe best way to protect ourselves are to get vaccinated, get your booster if you're eligible for a booster. if you haven't had any of the shots, still not too late to do that in addition to getting your flu shot as well. molly: i want to jump right into that, because i thought that was an interesting point about having boosters that perhaps will be specific to certain variants? is that something we may see in the coming years? >> yes, absolutely. just like we mod pie our influenza -- modify our influenza vaccines on a yearly basis, that's the beauty of these vaccines that they can be modified and adjusted accordingly for the new variants we see merging, and it only takes weeks, maybe two or three
1:10 pm
months for these new, updated vaccines to be available to us. molly: we're seeing these in places around the globe, and then we look at whether they're here in america, very likely we're going to see it again. how important is it that the united states, other wealthy countries, reach out to other nations that may not have the supply of vaccine, of boosters and to make that happen? will that a help to prevent knew asians and the global -- mutations and the global spread of coronavirus? >> absolutely. data sharing and transparency is critical. it can help minimize the spread and transmission to other people, to other countries just as we saw the delta variant spread in india, to the u.k., to the united states. but you're absolutely right, molly. one of the most important things is we really need to ramp up efforts on global vaccination. we need to make sure that, for example, south africa, africa itself, there's a billion people in africa and only 93 million vaccines were sent to hem from the united states. so we're only as healthy and as
1:11 pm
strong as our weakest country, so it's important that we insure vaccine equity and accessibility throughout all nations globally. molly: we have a supply chain crisis, we've been talking about it a lot, it's been a big hit to the economy. to get things from place to place, that takes human beings which means does that contribute to the spread? and is there some way to kind of address it within the supply. chain? to get products moving again as well as prevent the spread of the coronavirus? >> yeah, absolutely. the economic slowdown, the lack of workers, the lack of supplies and scheduling plays a role because we need multiple ingredients to manufacture these this vaccine toes. the ingredients, the needles, the syringes, the manpower. so it's a combination of all of these factors that are important that we can get everyone who needs to be vaccinated -- which is everyone over age of 5 since pfizer is now allowed for vaccine over the age of 5 -- that's millions of people throughout the nation and globally as well that could potentially be eligible. but it's just a matter of quick
1:12 pm
manufacturing and working onramping up manufacturing -- on ramping up manufacturing throughout the world so we can prevent further variants from emerging. molly: dr. janette nesheiwat, thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you, molly. arthel: smash and grab robberies continue to plague northern and southern california. the latter saw robbers target a home depot in los angeles county yesterday, taking hammers, crowbars and other tools before fleeing in a car that was parked outside the store. meantime, there is a tragic turn of events many oakland. let's go to christina coleman live in los angeles with the latest on this. christina. >> reporter: hi, arthel. sadly, the aftermath of one of those crimes is a homicide investigation. today we learned the security guard who was shot protecting a news crew during an attempted robbery wednesday has died. the security firm that he worked for has identified him as kevin noshida, a retired san jose
1:13 pm
police officer. he's survived by his wife, two kids and three grandchildren. police are still searching for the shooting suspect. his death comes after a week of smash and grab robberies up and down the state. in southern california on black friday, a group of about 15-20 the suspects stormed a home depot store in lakewood and stole mallets and sledgehammers before jumping in getaway vehicles. a store near beverly hills was also hit by a group of robbers yesterday. some holiday shores say they now worry about hair safety. >> -- their safety. >> i used to go to san francisco every christmas and go do the macy's thing, the skating and puppies in the window. i don't want to go now. it frightens me seeing the news. >> reporter: in the los angeles area, groups of robbers have been targeting nordstrom stores and cvs pharmacies among other places. critics say california's soft on crime approach is leading to the surge in retail crime.
1:14 pm
>> i think the other thing that's going on is we see a lot of prosecutors who don't necessarily make sensible charging decisions. i think when people lose respect for the law, they don't fear capture or punishment, this is the sort of thing that you see. so i think all politicians would be well advised to make sure we have stiff the sentences in place and prosecutors would be well advised to take these crimes seriously. >> reporter: and at this point only a handful of suspects have been arrested in connection to all of this organized retail crime we're seeing across the state. arthel? arthel: christina coleman live in los angeles, thank you. molly. molly: the future is still uncertain for a huge part of the biden agenda. up next, what's at stake for president biden as lawmakers prepare to return from the holiday and fight it out over key portions of his big build back better plan. ♪ ♪ [uplifting music playing]
1:15 pm
♪ i had a dream that someday ♪ ♪ i would just fly, fly away ♪
1:16 pm
helen knew exercise could help her diabetes. but she didn't know what was right for her. no.
1:17 pm
nope. no way. but then helen went from no to know. with freestyle libre 2, now she knows what activity helps lower her glucose. and can see what works best for her. take the mystery out of your glucose levels, and lower your a1c. now you know. freestyle libre 2. now covered by medicare for those who qualify. with xfinity home, you can keep your home and everything in it more protected. i can wrangle all my deliveries. thanks, hoss! and i help walk the dog from wherever. *door unlocks* ♪ ♪ well, i can bust curfew-breakers in an instant. well, you all have xfinity home, with cameras to home security monitored by the pros. *laughs* learn more about home security or get our self-monitored solution
1:18 pm
starting at just $10 per month. molly: a woman in boston becomes the latest person stopped at an airport checkpoint with a loaded gun. this as police in atlanta continue searching for a man who caused panic at atlanta's hartsfield-jackson airport last weekend when his gun went off during screening. past saying more common people will return to the skies, it's going to be a very busy travel season, this is something to
1:19 pm
watch, and alexandria hoff has the story for us. >> reporter: it's not illegal to fly with a firearm, but there are specifics that travelers need to abide by. a gun definitely can't be in a carry-on and should never be loaded. the tsa is reporting a 20-year high in the number of weapons being confiscated. last saturday holiday travelers r in atlanta when a passenger who had been pulled aside for a secondary screening of his carry-on lung ared for the loaded gun inside causing it to discharge. three people were injured, and that man is still at large. on tuesday the tsa at boise's airport in idaho found two loaded guns. in pittsburgh wednesday, 3 2nd gun was found. new england posted this tweet noting agents discovered this loaded .357 magnum containing five rounds inside of a woman's carry-on bag. 16 firearms have been detect
1:20 pm
thed at logan airport so far this year, it's taxing an already covid-strained industry. the tsa is warning passengers they need to know policies before heading to the airport. >> if you are traveling, for example, with items that are not allowed in carry-on luggage, self-defense items, knives, tools over 7 inches, we see those all the time. those belong in your checked baggage. >> reporter: the agency adds that 80 percent of the guns they find are loaded. atlanta's airport has confiscated the most firearms of any airport so far this year, more than 450. in washington, alexandria hoff, fox news. molly: thank you, alexandria. arthel. arthel: the battle resumes on capitol hill monday over president biden's roughly $2 trillion spending plan, but a speedy journey to the vote in the senate does not appear likely. moderate democrats joe manchin and kyrsten sinema oppose parts of the plan as well as the price tag.
1:21 pm
let's bring in tara westwood, politics and investigative reporter for for the washington examiner. let's start with the state of play first. how fierce of a battle can we expect next week, and what items are the in the bill are at the center of the debate? >> yeah, i think this could definitely be a more difficult journey for the bill now that's it's in the senate, and you have senators like bernie sanders who are not happy that the state and local tax deduction cap was lifted in the house. they think that is essentially a tax break to the rich, that's something that blue statehouse members wanted in the bill. and then in the more centrist end of the spectrum, joe manchin and kyrsten sinema, as you mentioned, they're still objecting to the price tag. and if you're joe manchin, you have at point very little incentive to cave. you have patiently waited while in the house warring factions in the democratic party sort of worked this out, but now you look at your approval ratings, you're looking at the fact that
1:22 pm
you are far more popular among your constituents in west virginia than joe biden is and members of congressional leadership, and someone like manchin, their leverage has never been stronger than right now. so i think manchin is going to take his time when it comes to getting this bill narrowed in scope and getting that price tag down. and because of those margins in the senate, democrats are going to have to concede to a lot of his demands. arthel: so how much work does president biden have cut out for him next week? aside, you know, we've got manchin and sinema, who else does he have to pitchesome. >> yeah, i mean, biden's role here is really complicated because when it comes to his sort of sales pitch that he's making to the american people, he's really roded his creditability a lot on the economy. he went from saying that inflation was never going to happen when he was selling stimulus package back in the spring to sort of downplaying concerns that prices were going to rise, and now he's pivoting
1:23 pm
this to this knowledge that americans are concerned, but it's too little, too late. the white house is acting like all they have is a messaging problem when it comes to the economy. they're talking differently about jobs, about wages, sort of highlighting different metrics that they cherry pick, but what they really have is a policy problem. they don't have an answer to questions of how they're going to bring prices down and are pushing the bill that could arguably worsen inflationary pressures. so biden doesn't have a lot of creditability on this issue, so it's not clear he could actually be a big help at this stage in the negotiations. arthel: meanwhile, the house has nine legislative days remaining this year, senate has fourteen. of course, as you well know, that's subject to change especially given the crowded docket. you've got the debt ceiling, government spending and, of course, the social spending bill. does the build back better bill make it to the president's desk by the end of this year? >> that, again, seems highly
1:24 pm
unlikely. congressional leaders have said they want to get this done before christmas but, again, one of manchin's stated goals, he's wanted to narrow the scope of the bill, bring could be that price tag, but he also wants democrats to slow down. one of his concerns is the fact that democrats have moved so quickly to push through a bill that may actually enflame the problems that are facing the economy right now. and so in effect, manchin could notch a win simply by slowing the train down on the tracks right now. he has very little incentive to jump caron board -- jump john board, and in the house speaker pelosi has already conceded so much to the centrists that in the senate democrats don't have a lot left to offer manchin in terms of cuts without them causing a problem with the left flank of the democratic party. so it's the really unlikely that this bill is going to move on the timeline that the most optimistic democrats are pushing right now. arthel: you're saying that manchin is more willing to slow the train down for fear that it
1:25 pm
might crash as opposed to being concerned that that train could still be rolling, if you will, coming into next year when you're going into the year of the midterm elections. >> yeah, that's right. i mean, for manchin that could the, in effect, be a win for his constituents. they're obviously rewarding him for that, he's 30 points above water with his approval rating in west virginia, and every senator gets to have a seat at the negotiating table when it comes to negotiations in the upper chamber. that wasn't really case in the house. you really had to have, if you had concerns about what was in the bill, enough like-minded house members to really get your concerns aired in front of pelosi, and she was able to pick members off of each of those coalitions bit by bit until she was able to get it over the finish line. that's not going to be an effective tactic in the senate. schumer's going to have a much more difficult time, and he's arguably a less capable leader at doing that sort of thing. arthel: tara we'vewood of the --
1:26 pm
westwood of the washington examiner, thank you. >> thank you. arthel: molly. molly: holiday shopping season officially in full swing, but the ongoing supply chain crisis has shoppers unsure of what they may actually find at the brick and mortar stores and, of course, online as well. the ceo of overstock.com joins us on what to expect. that's up next. ♪ ♪ [laughing and giggling] (woman) hey dad. miss us? (vo) reflect on the past, celebrate the future. season's greetings from audi.
1:27 pm
1:28 pm
1:29 pm
1:30 pm
♪ molly: the global supply chain crisis showing signs it's finally starting to ease up, but some executives say they don't expect a return to normal for operations until potentially next year. and the pandemic could always throw some other wrench into those plans, so what should holiday shoppers expect? let's bring in jonathan johnson, ceo of overstock.com. jonathan, thank you so much for joining us on this thanksgiving weekend. we really appreciate your insight. of course, overstock.com is the
1:31 pm
most known online retailers there are, many people out there are dying to know, you know, how big of a problem is it? what are you expecting as we head into the holidays, cyber monday? where do things stand? >> well, the supply chain problems are real, and i think what customers need to be the careful when they are shopping on web sites is to understand when the product will be deliver. at overstock, we don't list any product on our site that isn't in a warehouse in the united states ready to ship when the order is placed, but not all web sites are like that. so i think it's the very important that customers be really attuned to whether it's in a warehouse to ship like it is at overstock. molly: cyber monday right around the corner, is overstock ready? what would your advice be to your consumers? >> we are ready. we had our best thanksgiving day ever in our history, our best
1:32 pm
black friday ever in our history, and we have more inventory this year, more products year than we had last year at this time. so we're ready. holiday shoppers are looking for, you know, the hot items whether those are flannel sheets, artificial christmas trees, anything for the home, we have it ready to ship. molly: how do you stay ahead of the bottlenecks? >> it's difficult, and it affects us like it affects others. the good news is we have such a distributed network of suppliers, over 3,000 the suppliers, taha if any -- that if any one supplier is out of a product, we generally find another supplier who's able to provide a very similar or exact same product. that's how we've been able to deal with the bottlenecks in the supply chain which, like i say, are very real and take a lot of work to get through. molly: what is it, is it flexibility? is it just having sort of the different suppliers, different
1:33 pm
manufacturers to know where things are? like it's a giant grid and you get ready and when one domino falls, you can go to next thing? >> it's the distributed supply chain, it's also having nimble suppliers that know how to work the system. when the ports are crowded, and today the real boltneck in the system -- bottleneck in the system is trucks and chassis, truck drivers. the smaller, more nimble suppliers we're able to get their products through the port and into the warehouse. it's working with entrepreneurial suppliers who know how to get it done. molly: we're watching the new variant of the coronavirus that's been dubbed omicron. your thoughts on that. is that something you also keep an eye on when you're trying to look ahead at supply chain issues? >> there's no question. we've watched new variants, we've watched where there's been outbreak, and we've helped our suppliers move their manufacturing with china and
1:34 pm
vietnam, vietnam got a bottleneck, some moved to the u.s. and south america. watching where these variants and outbreaks, what their impact is, you know, heaven forbid they become like the first one was and shut us down. but we watch that very carefully to make sure we'll have ample product on our site ready for customers to buy. molly: when you talk about these nimble manufacturers, that's part of the concern, you know, suddenly we're talking about south africa and a lot of the african nations when it comes to this particular variant, but in a few months we could be talking about something else coming out of another part of the world. >> yeah. these variants spread quickly, and so watching what happens to them, having multiple places to manufacture, more million billion suppliers to be able to draw on -- multiple suppliers to be able to draw on is crucial to our business model.
1:35 pm
we're not not affected by the supply chain issues, but i think we've been less affected because it's such a distributed supply chain where we've been able to reach out to different suppliers when one concern when one gets bottlenecked, we find another. molly: jonathan johnson, i'm heartened to hear you had a fabulous thanksgiving, hopefully good numbers for christmas as well and that people are happy and able to buy things for their loved ones. we appreciate you taking the time to talk to us and offering some reassurance, i have to say. >> thank you, molly. molly: great talking to you. arthel? arthel: well, the bright lights of broadway are dimmer today after the death of renowned composer and lyricist stephen sondheim whose credits include iconic musicals like west side story, gypsy and sweeney todd. his lawyer and friend richard says sondheim died suddenly early yesterday morning at his home in connecticut, a day after
1:36 pm
celebrating thanksgiving with family and friends. stephen sondheim was 91 years old. chris welch from fox 5 new york has more on his legendary career. ♪ maria, i just kissed a girl named mafia ♪♪ -- maria. >> reporter: if you needed proof of stephen sondheim's staying power, look at 1957's west side story which had two broadway revivals in recent years will head to the big screen once again next month. ♪ ♪ tonight, tonight ♪♪ >> reporter: two of his other shows, assassins and company, can be seen both on and off broadway today. >> he really bridged the gap from the golden age to the modern musical. and, i mean, west side story is the classic golden age musical
1:37 pm
and then he did company which was the beginning really of the modern musical. >> reporter: prior to tonight's curtain, company's director dedicating this evening's performance to him. >> he was truly the greatest artist that we in our lifetimes possibly will ever know in this art form. [applause] ♪ ♪ >> reporter: bernadette peters, often called the foremost interpreter of sunday is heym's work, thanking the man she called a friend. he gave me so much to sing about, she wrote. i loved him dearly and will miss him so much. stephen pascual currently starring in the stage revival of assassins writes: i don't think there's an example of another person in any other field that is the size he was to ours. stephen sondheim was born in 1930. mayor bill de blasio calling the new york city native a legend,
1:38 pm
writing: one of brightest lights on broadway is dark tonight. dark tonight, but perhaps the stage will light up with a new sondheim show just one final time as he hinted in an appearance on "the late show" in september. >> i've been working on a show for a couple of years. we had a reading of it last week, and we were encouraged. arthel: wonderful. so wonderful, amazing. by the way, that was chris welch reporting, and other stars are are also paying tribute. barbra streisand tweeted: thank lord that sondheim lived to be 91 years old so he a had the time to write such wonderful music and great lyrics. and hugh jackman writing: every so often someone comes along that fundamentally shifts an entire art form. stephen sondheim was one of those. ♪
1:39 pm
every business is on a journey. and along the ride, you'll find many challenges. ♪ your dell technologies advisor can help you find the right tech solutions. so you can stop at nothing for your customers. mass general brigham. when you need some of the brightest minds in medicine, this is the only healthcare system in the country with five nationally ranked hospitals, including two world-renowned academic medical centers, in boston, where biotech innovates daily and our doctors teach at harvard medical school, and where the physicians doing the world-changing research are the ones providing care. there's only one mass general brigham.
1:40 pm
if you're on medicare, remember, the annual enrollment period is here. the time to choose your coverage... begins october 15th... and ends december 7th. so call unitedhealthcare... and take advantage of a wide choice of plans... including an aarp medicare advantage plan from unitedhealthcare. it can combine your hospital and doctor coverage with part d prescription drug coverage, and more, all in one simple plan... for a low monthly premium or in some areas, no plan premium at all. take advantage of $0 copays on primary care doctor visits, virtual visits and lab tests. also get $0 copays on preventive dental care, $0 copays on routine hearing exams, and free yearly eye exams. plus, free designer frames and prescription lenses. now's the time to look at unitedhealthcare's variety of plans, and let us help find the one that works best for you. ask about ppo plans, too.
1:41 pm
they let you see any doctor who accepts medicare, without a referral. and pay in-network costs, at home or traveling, when you see doctors in the unitedhealthcare medicare national network. take advantage of $0 copays and deductibles on tier 1 and mail order tier 2 prescriptions. in fact, last year our medicare advantage plan members saved an average of over $9,000. and with renew active, enjoy a free gym membership - with access to the largest gym network of any medicare advantage plan. as always, you can count on unitedhealthcare to help you get the care you need, when you need it. we can even help schedule appointments or find a specialist. enrollment ends december 7th. call unitedhealthcare or go online today. we make it easy to enroll, too. enjoy all the benefits of the only medicare advantage plans with the aarp name. take advantage now.
1:42 pm
1:43 pm
♪ arthel: the family of a missing ohio army national guard specialist is now pleading for her safe return. michaela nelson last spoke with family members on october 26th in a text exchange with her grandfather. nelson had completed training weeks earlier at fort jackson many south carolina but failed to return to her daytona-based unit. anyone with information on
1:44 pm
michaela nelson's whereabouts is asked to call the columbus police department, and is here's the number for you. it's the 614-645-4545. molly: disney looking to shake up streaming market by investing more into its content than netflix with a $33 billion investment. disney hopes to lure in more subscribers with offshoots of its most popular franchises including "star wars," the marvel universe and, of course, the disney classics. arthel: black friday was a huge success for many big box retailer ors, and now today we're hoping to shine the light on small businesses. small business saturday is an annual event created by american express to help show some love to mom and pop shops, and they need your support more than ever after the one-two punch of last year's lockdowns and mow the supply chain crisis. oh, boy. small business expert jean marks
1:45 pm
joins us now. we're hoping for all the small shops, how optimistic are those small businesses heading into the holidays? >> hey, arthel, it's great to see you. first of all, we're all just very happy it's not 2020, so that's a good start. going into the holiday season, most of small business owners i speak to, a lot of my clients, heir wary and concerned about this holiday season. a perfect example, you had a guest just before, the ceo of overstock.com, who was talking about all the alternative ways his company can go for supplies which is great if you're a large company. if you're a maul business, you -- small business, you don't have all those options, and a lot of them are really relying on today and the next few days actually to really give themselves a jolt because they don't know what's going to happen over the next few weeks. arthel: i was thinking same thing. a lot of small businesses don't have the options of finding different suppliers, etc. and, of course, we've been reporting on supply chain
1:46 pm
concerns, the labor shortages, i mean, again, why is this year's small business saturday so important? i'd imagine it's going to be make or break for many of those businesses. >> yeah, it really is. what we're seeing right now is -- and i've been talking with a lot of businesses around the country -- they are really making the push early. like, they are going hard. and the reason why if you're running a small business, you really want to make sure you get your sales in right now. so if you're watching this and you are a small merchant or even if you're just a small company selling to other companies or selling services, many of my clients are going very, very hard on gift cards. that is a big thing year. now at least if you can sell gift cards in advance to your customers, at least they can make purchase now with promise of getting them stuff they want to buy when you get your inventory. [laughter] at least you can get those sales in now, and i know a lot of people are open to buying gift
1:47 pm
cards. the second piece of advice is i'm seeing tons of small businesses doing buy now, pay later programs. when we were younger, you know, the layaway plans? a lot of businesses can sign up for these services, and you can sell products to customers, and then they can pay them off in installments, and it really helps to entice sale early on. buy now, pay later, that's another big, big trend for businesses as well as gift cards. arthel: so you're putting the stuff on layaway, basically, you don't take it home until the item is fully paid for, correct? >> yeah. no, actually, you get it, you can take it home, but you making the sale in installments. i don't remember the way it was when my parents -- arthel: i think you couldn't take it. back then i don't think you could take it. you went in and you paid on it, and once service done, you paid in full, then you could take the it. so i hope people are going to work on the the honor system if you're telling me you can give,
1:48 pm
what, 20% down, 25%, take the it home and henst up to you to continue payments. come on, y'all, don't stiff these small businesses. [laughter] >> times have changed, and i think they can walk away with the product. i guess depending on the size. but buy now, pay later installments have been very successful in getting products out the door. one other thing i can also say very, very quickly, collect data from your customers because even if the holidays don't pan out out, you can continue to sell and market to them in january, february and march maybe to make up for some of those sales that didn't come during the holidays. all this uncertainty to you really want to prepare for. arthel: that's good stuff. and, by the way, if gene marks is suggesting to small businesses to sell gift cards, we want to say to those of you who would normally not like a gift card, it's okay get a gift card. it doesn't mean someone didn't think about you, they thought about small wiz and purchased -- the small business and purchased them to help them out. >> i don't know about you, i
1:49 pm
love gift cards. arthel: i'm fine with it. nice to see you, always good to see you. take care. molly: tensions rising in eastern europe as russia masses troops near ukraine, and now ukraine's president says moscow is planning to overthrow him. latest next. ♪ ♪ let's get away to a place where we can finally be free. ♪i've got to break free♪ (vo) plan your getaway with norwegian. sail safe, feel free. what makes salonpas arthritis gel so good for arthritis pain? salonpas contains the most prescribed topical pain relief ingredient. it's clinically proven, reduces inflammation and comes in original prescription strength. salonpas. it's good medicine.
1:50 pm
1:51 pm
1:52 pm
1:53 pm
arthel: iran is expected to resume nuclr talks on monday with the u.s. and other world powers in vienna. the biden administration has been trying to get iran back into the 2015 nuclear agreement from which then-president trump withdrew in 2018. iran's foreign minister says there could be an immediate deal if sanctions are lifted. our middle east ally, israel, warns the u.s. should not accept any partial less for less deal with tehran. molly: ukraine's president making a dramatic accusation on friday saying his intelligence service uncovered a russian plot to overthrow his government. the kremlin denies the claim which comes amid growing tension in that region. kitty logan is live in london with all the latest on that. kitty. >> reporter: molly, so the yaw
1:54 pm
cyren january -- ukrainian government can't actually back these claims with evidence, but nato is very concerned about this increasing russian military buildup in the area near ukraine in recent weeks. we've really seen the movement of russian troops and heavy weaponry move towards areas bordering this territory held by rebels in the east of ukraine. russia's real intention is not yet clear, and moss to cow says -- moscow says these military movements on its own territory are completely normal. but think the back to 2014 when russia forcibly annexed crimea from ukraine. sanctions were powerless to prevent that happening, and those russian-backed rebels seized power in parts of eastern ukraine leading to an ongoing conflict with the ukrainian military that's cost 14,000 lives to date. and despite an official ceasefire in place, there are recent reports indicating rising
1:55 pm
tensions on ground, exchanges of fire. now, the u.s. supports ukrainian military to a certain extent with equipment and training, but it has stopped short of a more direct involvement. nato is monitoring situation, but real question is how can it respond and how would it respond if russia really ups these antics and makes further moves. back to you, molly. molly: kitly logan, thank you for -- katety logan, thank you for monitoring. arthel: listen to this one, santa and frosty step aside, dinosaurs are the main attraction at christmas display in paris. oh, that's up next. that's pretty. ♪ ♪ knows everyone's unique. that's why they customize your car insurance, so you only pay for what you need. oh, yeah. that's the spot. only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty, liberty, liberty, liberty ♪ >> man: what's my safelite story?
1:56 pm
my truck...is my livelihood. so when my windshield cracked... the experts at safelite autoglass came right to me... with service i could trust. right, girl? >> singers: ♪ safelite repair, safelite replace. ♪ (tiger) this is the dimension of imagination. ♪ ♪
1:57 pm
1:58 pm
ray loves vacations. but his diabetes never seemed to take one. everything felt like a 'no'. everything. but then ray went from no to know. with freestyle libre 2, now he knows his glucose levels when he needs to.
1:59 pm
and... when he wants to. so ray... can be ray. take the mystery out of your glucose levels, and lower your a1c. now you know. try it for free. visit freestylelibre.us arthel: rain and snow could mean travel headaches for folks looking to return home from thanksgiving. participants of northern new england could seelingererring snow showers -- seeing lingering snow showers. meanwhile, rain is forecast for much of texas and parts of louisiana today. molly. molly: unique light display in paris taking visitors back in time, 600 million years back. with 100 larger than life light sculptures, dinosaurs, the exhibit is called evolution on
2:00 pm
the path of lights, also features light sculptures of insects, plants and even people from the stone age. arthel: i like it. molly: it's beautiful. arthel: it's gorgeous. even though it's not santa, it's fine, because any lights at christmas just makes christmas that much brighter. molly: adds to the joy. arthel: molly, thanks for being with us here tonight. ♪ ♪ >> hey, everybody, i'm lara trump along with anita vogel, raymond and tyrus, and welcome to "big saturday show." here's what's on tap tonight. anita? >> hi, lara. retailers fighting back as thieves target the high-end shop ises with so-called smash and grab robberies, but it's a holiday shopping season that kicks off, concern grows over whether small businesses can handle rising crime. >> tyrus?

20 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on