This program is 29 minutes long
(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) The ripple effect of the slowdown in consumer spending featured; statistics on sales and inflation cited. [Small business owner Jeff PAPE- says people aren't spending as much as they used to.] The expectation for an increase in back-to-school spending noted.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) The rise in home prices in Chicago, San Francisco and Atlanta cited.
(Atlanta: Sharyl Attkisson) The improvement in the housing market featured; mortgage rates cited. [Home buyer Jonathan OROZCO, real estate broker Jason LAPENE- comment on the market for buyers and sellers.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley, Rebecca Jarvis) The Federal Reserve Board’s options to jolt the economy and why low interest rates haven’t made a dent in unemployment discussed.
(Syria: Charlie D’Agata) The dangerous road to Aleppo featured; details given about snipers, checkpoints, the presence of the shabiha militia that is loyal to Syrian President Bashir al-Assad’s regime, refuges in hiding, funerals for fallen rebel fighters. The plight of the civilians discussed.
(Los Angeles: Ben Tracy) The provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires insurance companies to spend 80 percent of their premiums on health care or reimburse the customer featured; details given about which companies owe rebates. [Rebate recipient Jamie COURT- says it’s confirmation that insurance companies took too much of what he paid.] [America's Health Insurance Plans Robert ZIRKELBACH- explains what is driving the rise in insurance premiums.]
(London: Mark Phillips) The feat for American swimmer Michael Phelps in becoming the athlete with the most Olympic medals featured; excerpts from the “60 Minutes” interview shown; scenes shown of Phelps with Russian gymnast Larisa Latynina, who previously held the record for the most medals. [PHELPS – comments.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Gold medals for American swimmer Allison Schmitt and the US women’s gymnastics team noted.
(Chatham, Massachusetts: Seth Doane) The increase in sharks off Cape Cod, Massachusetts because they are attracted by the booming seal population featured; details given about an attack on a swimmer in Truro; 911 call played; scenes shown of the injured man, great white sharks in the water, seals. [Attack WITNESS – describes seeing the fin.] [Water tour operator David MURDOCH- says seals are increasing in number because they are protected.]