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September 29th, 2011
07:13 AM ET

AM One Minute News for Sept. 29, 2011

Here's what you need to know to start your day. This morning, we're monitoring:

* A man was arrested in an alleged plot to strike the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol with remote controlled planes packed with explosives.
* The Justice Department is asking the Supreme Court to look at President Obama's health care law.
* Michael Jackson's assistant testified in the Conrad Murray trial yesterday on the chaotic scene he witnessed when Jackson stopped breathing.
* In Iran, the attorney for the two American hikers who were released last week says he was briefly detained by security forces on Tuesday.
* The House is expected to approve a bipartisan Senate deal that temporarily averts a partial government shutdown.
* Just in to CNN: Sen. John McCain is in Libya. He arrived in the capital of Tripoli a short time ago.
* Tampa Bay Rays grab the American league wildcard slot with a 12th inning walk-off homer against the Yankees, completing an historic comeback.

Tune in to American Morning every morning for the most news in the morning at 6am Eastern.


Filed under: One Minute News
September 29th, 2011
07:10 AM ET

Minding Your Business for Sept. 29, 2011

This morning on American Morning, Christine Romans reports on the morning business news headlines.

Today we're watching:

* U.S. stock futures are up this morning, but concerns linger about Europe.
* Earlier this morning, Germany's parliament passed a measure to overhaul a European bailout fund.
* Waiting for the latest released on the number of Americans filing first-time jobless claims. We're also waiting for a revision on how much the U.S. economy grew in the second quarter.
* Nokia, the world's largest cell phone maker, is announcing plans to cut 3500 jobs.
* A hacker group known as Cabin Crew hit Goldman Sachs. They published personal information for several employees including CEO Lloyd Blankfein.
* Reebok is required to pay $25 million in refunds for claiming its "Easytone" and "Runtone" sneakers tone leg and buttock muscles.
* You may soon have to start paying more money to see a 3-D movie...for the glasses.

Tune in to American Morning at 6am Eastern every day for the latest in business news.


Filed under: Minding Your Business
September 29th, 2011
05:00 AM ET

Talk Back: Why would anyone want to run for president?

From CNN's Carol Costello:

Let’s face it, Americans are demanding of their politicians, especially with the economy in such a rut. Voters love to rip candidates to shreds about both political issues and their personal lives, so who would want to subject themselves to the constant scrutiny and indecision?

The public wants politicians to keep their taxes low, but not cut services. Candidates are not conservative enough and not liberal enough. Is there anything a candidate can do right? Not saying that politicians don't deserve some derision, but as a candidate, you can't even be yourself. So, why would someone put themselves through that?

Talk Back: Why would anyone want to run for president?

Let us know what you think. Your response could be read on our program.


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