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October 30th, 2009
05:54 AM ET

What’s on tap – Friday October 30, 2009

Here are the big stores we’ll be talking about today:

  • “It’s hard to believe” they can’t find Osama bin Laden.  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with a not-so-diplomatic message to Pakistan this morning.  Our Jill Dougherty sat down with Clinton during her trip.
  • Hijacked on the high seas.  A British man and his wife being held hostage by Somali pirates.  For the first time we're learning just what happened the moment their yacht was attacked, in a dramatic phone call from captivity.
  • Signs the economy has turned the corner, Stocks soaring and stimulus dollars providing a spark... but is it all an illusion?  Where are the jobs?  Our experts tell us when all this will make a difference on main street?
  • Why did that 90 dollar room you booked online end up costing you 175 bucks?  Small, sneaky hidden fees are becoming big business for the hotel industry.  But there's a way to stop being nickel and dimed, if you know how to play the game. Gerri Willis will show you how to beat the house.

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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Ted

    I believe if you qualify for Obamas free health care, you should have to go without your cell phones, computers, plasma tv`s, ect! If these people can afford this stuff they can help pay for their own health care period! Problem with this country since Obama was elected is its made more people lazy and to look for that free handout! About the cash for clunkers, what a total scam by Obama, it cost the tax payer $24,000 per vehicle sold after taking in all the red tape the government has. This ought to be an indication of what to expect with a program (health care reform)that dwarfs the clunkers program! This is not what our forefathers had envisioned! Thank God Obama will be done in 2012!

    October 30, 2009 at 7:32 am |
  2. Ted

    What recovery, the only recovery that has happened was the bailout of the big banks! They took the money and ran and left the rest of us who paid their debt to fend for ourselves! Hell of a thank you! Obamanation is not working and it amounts to socalism at best! This is no longer land of opportunity, its the land of me maketh and the rest taketh! Scrap health care reform because it basically amounts to the working paying for everyone elses health care! No responsibility for the ones who are recieving all the perks! One last thing if you go around your local neighborhood this winter and see people with their front doors open are the ones recieving free heat, makes me sick, no accountability what so ever! Obama has done nothing for this country, he`s only made it weaker and more dependant on the government which means the ones working and paying taxes! There used to be a time in this country for people to be poor and to go without, now with Obamanation people have gotten lots more lazy and much more dependant! SDome people in this world are poor and thats just the way it is. The vast majority of these people that do succeed are the ones who got off their butts and did something with theirselves instead of laying around for that free handout! Shame on Obama and shame on the lazy Americans turning this country into a welfare state!

    October 30, 2009 at 7:24 am |
  3. Grant

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talks tough? Where would the USA be if Pakistan simply said, "Go away." The US is complaining Pakistan can't find Osama. Excuse me if I laugh.

    October 30, 2009 at 6:07 am |