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October 7th, 2009
06:22 AM ET

What’s on Tap – Wednesday October 7, 2009

Here are the big stories on the agenda today:

  • Eight years in Afghanistan for U.S. troops and the general now in charge says we need 40,000 more to win this war. The president is making it clear withdrawal is not an option right now.  But after a rare bi-partisan meeting with congressional leaders, something else is clear: the president is not ready to commit to a war strategy just yet.
  • You're already paying more for peanuts, blankets and leg-room.  Now the airlines are finding another way to make money.  Several carriers are now hitting you with a 10 dollar peak-travel surcharge.  The added fee goes into effect between Thanksgiving and New Years.  You'll also have to pay more if you're traveling around the typical spring break season and Mmemorial Dday.
  • If you live in New York City and have been through the drive thru in the past year, now you know why they call it a Whopper.  The city was the first to start making chain restaurants post calorie counts on their menus.  Others followed. It's forced some people to do a double take. But has it stopped them from “super sizing?” There’s a surprising new study that says some people are actually eating more!
  • To catch a predator.  Our Rob Marciano is on the hunt for 20-foot sharks off Virginia Beach with scientists who are trying to find out why they’re behaving differently… and what that could mean for their next meal.

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  1. michael crawley

    It is certainly a tragedy that 40 children have been murdered in Chicago since the first of the year, but it is also important to know that 40 children die from extreme poverty every 2 minutes. That means that 8.064,000 children have died from starvation and preventable diseases since January 1st. The children who die from extreme poverty are as innocent as the victims of violence in Chicago. They are all needless deaths. But look which story gets the headlines.

    October 7, 2009 at 6:50 am |