Editor's Note: Tuesday’s American Morning audience debated the spanking study from Tulane University that found children who were spanked frequently at 3-years-old were 50 percent more likely to become aggressive by the age of five. While the majority opinion favored spanking as a form of discipline, some equated the act with abuse.
What do you think of spanking? Continue the conversation below.
(CNN) – From "Dancing with the Stars" to skating for Olympic gold, some say there isn't a challenge speed skater Apolo Ohno can't conquer.
He joined us on Tuesday's American Morning to discuss his new mission: to stop underage drinking and start getting kids more interested in healthy lifestyles.
(CNN) – Toyota is taking it on the chin again. Consumer Reports has put out an urgent warning to the car-buying public: "Don't buy" the 2010 Lexus GX 460.
The magazine says the luxury SUV poses an unacceptable safety risk because it's prone to skidding while turning, posing a possible rollover hazard.
What does this mean for Toyota, the parent company of Lexus?
Jon Linkov, managing editor of Consumer Reports Cars, and Neal Boudette, Detroit bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal, joined us on Tuesday's American Morning to break it down.
Editor's Note: A shift is underway in how U.S. companies do business. From dinner staples like seafood, to clothes and technology, more companies are opting for the "Made in China" label, and that's making life here less expensive. Today in our original series, "China Rising,” Christine Romans examines how China's powerful economy affects you in just about every way. Tomorrow on American Morning, a colossal middle class is emerging from Shanghai to Beijing, but is the sky the limit for China or is their growth a bubble about to burst?
By Christine Romans, CNN
(CNN) – To see how China's powerful economy affects you in just about every way, look no further than your dinner plate.
Alaskan Sole caught and frozen in the Bering Sea is unloaded in Alaska's Dutch Harbor and from there most of the fish goes to… China.
Bill Orr, president of Signature Seafood, says his catch is cleaned and filleted cheaper and quicker in Chinese workshops than in the United States.
“We sell it to companies around the world, but most of them have the fish sent to China and have it further processed into fillets or portions, have sauces added or breaded, packaged and sent back to Europe, the United States or South America,” he explains.
That's right. Chances are the fish you order at restaurants traveled some 14,000 miles. How can that be possible? Because China's economic miracle of cheap labor and a government-subsidized industrial base has changed everything, even the economics of your dinner plate.
U.S. seafood exports to China were just $82 million in 1996. Today, they’re $597 million. How much of that comes back to the United States is impossible to know in this new globalized world.
(CNN) – The transportation industry's security screening procedures have been under intense scrutiny recently by the federal government.
Amtrak, however, believes it is using something both effective and affordable. In our CNN security watch, Jeanne Meserve takes a look at Amtrak's army of specialists, highly trained to sniff out dangerous explosives.