This program is 29 minutes long
(New York: Michelle Miller) The winter storms and dangerous traveling conditions featured; scenes shown of snow in Texas, a traffic pile-up in Oklahoma, salt trucks in Missouri, fog in Atlanta, tornado damage; details given about the impact of the Houston tornadoes, including a death and power outages. [Transportation official Mark SHELTON - says those roads are slick.] [Meteorologist David BERNARD- notes the threat from tornadoes and blizzard conditions.]
(Washington: Chip Reid) The spike in sales of AR-15 rifles and ammunition in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings and the Webster ambush featured; details given about President Obama’s support of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s proposal for a ban on assault weapons; the increase in FBI background checks cited; statement from an IbisWorld report quoted. [RTSP gun store owner Rick FRIEDMAN- says people want to make sure they can own them legally before they get the right taken away.] [NOVA Firearms instructor Chuck NESBY- says he would give Feinstein and Obama Salesmen of the Year awards.]
(Honolulu: Nancy Cordes) The efforts to avert the fiscal cliff updated; details given about what a bill from Senator Harry Reid would likely include. The Republicans’ view of Reid’s bill discussed.
(Studio: Jim Axelrod) Report introduced.
(Eagle Lake, Texas: Anna Werner) The impact on farmers if lawmakers fail to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff featured; details given about the uncertainty over funding for farm aid and crop insurance and about other programs covered by the farm bill, including food stamps, school lunches, forest conservation and renewable fuels. [Pharmacist/rice farmer Steve BALAS- says people don’t know what to do.] [Rice farmer L.G. RAUN- says he will be looking for another job if there is no subsidy.]
(Napa Valley: Ben Tracy) The boost to California’s housing recovery from Chinese investors examined; statistics cited; scenes shown of a housing complex in Irvine being built for Chinese buyers. [Silenus Vineyards manager Scott MEADOWS- says they're buying American made products and sending their money back over here.] [Student Di MENG- says his parents bought him a house as an investment outside China.] [Ritz-Carlton vice president of international sales Jim JACOBSON- says they look at their own economy as not very stable.]