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September 28th, 2011
07:20 AM ET

AM One Minute News for Sept. 28, 2011

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

* Day two of testimony at the Michael Jackson death trial today.
* The Iranian Navy threatening to move Navy ships near the U.S. East Coast.
* Israel announcing plans to expand settlements in east Jerusalem.
* Tear gas literally raining down on hundreds of native Bolivians.
* A powerful typhoon slamming the Phillipines killing at least 7 people and leaving thousands displaced.
* The race for the last two baseball playoff spots coming down to the final day of the Major League Baseball season.

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

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September 28th, 2011
04:02 AM ET

Talk Back: Are job loss greeting cards kind or inappropriate?

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From CNN's Carol Costello:

There are Hallmark cards for everything, from birthdays andKwanza, to depression and divorce. Hallmark's latest? Unemployment.

The company has launched a line of "job loss cards," ranging from the humorous to the thoughtful, that give consumers the ability to send cards to loved ones who have lost their jobs and may be experiencing financial troubles.  

In explaining their decision, Hallmark says, “Cards for people who have lost their jobs are a reflection of the times. Hallmark customers were asking for these cards to offer support to their friends or family going through a difficult time. People in times of need always look for ways to connect."

However, with unemployment being perhaps the biggest fear in America right now, some are doubtful as to whether a “Hallmark moment” can make it better.

Talk Back: Are job loss greeting cards kind or inappropriate?

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


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