This program is 28 minutes long
(New York Stock Exchange: Anthony Mason) Anxiety over the economy featured; scenes shown of Massachusetts factory workers discussing a possible recession; graph shown of the rise and fall of stock figures today; details given of Merrill Lynch’s dire predictions about home prices; statistics on mortgage rates since the Fed’s rate cuts cited. [Financial planner David CARUSO- tells workers this is a tough time.] [PNC Financial Services chief economist Stuart HOFFMAN- comments on the economy.] [President BUSH – describes his economic stimulus plan.]
(Plantation, Florida: Kelly Cobiella) Strategies for job seekers in this troubled economy outlined. [Job seeker James MATARAZZO†- describes his job search.] [Manpower, Inc. Greg CARPENTER†- suggests remarketing yourself.]
(New York: Kelly Wallace) The investigation into Ledger’s death reviewed; details given about his prescriptions; scenes shown from outside his Manhattan apartment; excerpts shown from “Brokeback Mountain” and “The Patriot”; statement from actor Mel Gibson quoted. [Publicist Howard BRAGMAN, local employee Michelle VELLA- comment on Ledger’s relationship with his daughter.]
(London: Richard Roth) The breach of Gaza’s border with Egypt after Hamas militants blasted through a barrier put up by Israel featured; scenes shown of the blasting, bulldozers clearing debris and Palestinians pouring through to buy food; details given of concern about weapons going back into Gaza.
(Studio: Katie Couric, Jon LaPook) Why many adults are not getting vaccines, booster shots and flu shots discussed.
(Wellesley, Massachusetts: Richard Schlesinger) Michael Cohen’s use of recycled vegetable oil to fuel his diesel car engine featured; scenes shown from the Deluxe Town Diner near Boston and of Cohen processing the oil; details given of the financial and environmental benefits. [COHEN – comments.]