If you've seen the movie "Contagion," you know it's fiction, but a lot of it is rooted in current research on pandemics.
Experts have a real fear of a deadly new virus spreading uncontrolled around the world. That's where our next guest comes in.
You might say he's the "Indiana Jones" of virus hunters. Nathan Wolf has a new book, "The Viral Storm" and he also happened to be a consultant on the movie "Contagion."
This morning, Wolfe talks with CNN's Christine Romans about what we can do to prevent a pandemic.
CNN's Alina Cho talks with Christian Louboutin and looks at how the famed shoe designer finds inspiration.
GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, the former pizza chain executive, has surged into the top candidate tier in the blink of an eye. And now a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll has him in first place nationally among potential Republican primary voters.
The Georgia businessman must have felt like a pinata at this week's GOP debate in New Hampshire, with the candidates ganging up on him and this "9-9-9" tax plan. But the criticism doesn't seem to be sticking. He's surging while Mitt Romney treads water and Rick Perry plunges. In the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, Cain is the republican front runner with 27% of the vote, four points better than Romney.
Roll Call's Shira Toeplitz talks to American Morning on whether Herman Cain can sustain the election season as a frontrunner.
Pennsylvania's capital, Harrisburg filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday. This was a move that was at odds with the city's mayor, who argued that the filing was illegal, and the state, which had pushed hard to avoid the action. The filing came a day after the City Council voted 4 to 3 to approve it, said Brad Koplinski, one of the members who voted in favor of the measure.
Koplinski introduced both resolutions Tuesday night to pave the way to file for bankruptcy. He said to the New York Times that "This really is our only option out there." Koplinski says if the mayor's rescue plan had been enacted – placing the city into financially distressed status under state law – it would have allowed bondholders and other creditors to be paid off with proceeds of the sale or long-term rental of city assets.
Harrisburg city councilman Koplinski talks to Ali Velshi about how this filing came to fruition.
The talk of political circles these days is GOP candidate Herman Cain's "9-9-9" plan. But what exactly is the plan and will it work? Is it likely that Congress would ever go for something like this?
This morning on American Morning, Carol Costello talks to Wall Street Journal Economics Writer Stephen Moore about the "9-9-9" plan, which was inspired in a book he co-authored called "Return to Prosperity."