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June 3rd, 2011
03:22 PM ET

Why some companies are hiring, some not

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - In yet another alarm bell of a weakening U.S. economy, the job market took a disappointing turn in May.

The economy gained a mere 54,000 jobs in the month, a significant slowdown from 232,000 jobs added to payrolls in April, the government reported Friday.

Why are some companies hiring at a breakneck pace while others are sitting on the sidelines?

American Morning's Ali Velshi and Christine Romans talk to two business owners. Angela Selden with Arise Virtual Solutions is looking for qualified candidates to fill 11,000 jobs this year, while David Martin with Home Style Foods is not looking to make any new hires this year. On AM this morning, they explain their reasons why.


Filed under: Economy • Jobs
June 3rd, 2011
03:21 PM ET

True story of a real fake: Frank Abagnale Jr. talks about new Broadway show

Leonardo DiCaprio played him on the big screen in the movie "Catch Me If You Can." Now, Frank Abagnale Jr.'s incredible story of how he fooled the world is a Broadway show. The Tony-nominated musical is also going on a national tour this fall.

On American Morning this morning, Frank Abagnale Jr. - who is now in the business of catching con-men - spoke with Ali Velshi about what it's like to watch his live story acted out on stage.


Filed under: Entertainment
June 3rd, 2011
11:33 AM ET

Boy's torture sparks rage in Syria

Known as the "Arab Spring," a revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests have been sweeping across the Middle East since December of last year.

In Syria, the story of the torture and murder of a boy named Hamza Ali al-Khateeb has rallied protestors seeking change within the country.

Columnist Mona Eltahawy joins Ali and Christine this morning to discuss the Syrian uprising and the outrage amongst protestors over Hamza's murder.


Filed under: Politics
June 3rd, 2011
11:21 AM ET

Yemen: A violent struggle for power

As the conflict in Yemen escalates, government forces have unleashed some of the heaviest shelling yet on their tribal rivals.

With the situation spiraling out of control, Outside Magazine journalist Patrick Symmes joins the AM team to discuss his experiences in Yemen, offering a unique perspective about the forces tearing the country apart.


Filed under: Middle East • Politics • Yemen
June 3rd, 2011
11:21 AM ET

Why Americans are captivated by the Casey Anthony trial

The Casey Anthony murder trial has captured widespread attention of the American public.

Legal analyst and lawyer Lisa Bloom joins the AM team this morning to talk about America's interest in the case. She's also on to talk about her provocative new book "Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World," where Bloom explores what we can do to reclaim our brains in a tabloid-driven society.


Filed under: Law
June 3rd, 2011
11:13 AM ET

Rep. Weiner's Twitter troubles: A social media lesson for Congress

In the wake of the Rep. Weiner Twitter incident, Capitol Hill is buzzing about the use of Twitter and social media by members of Congress.

Political reporter Emily Heil joins the AM anchors this morning to discuss the explosive growth of Twitter use among Congress members and whether Rep. Weiner's troubles are impacting social media use on the Hill.


Filed under: Politics • Social Media
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