This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Trish Regan) What the falling price of oil means at the gas pump examined. [CNBC global energy analyst Daniel YERGIN- comments on falling demand for gas and pending talks with Iran.] [CNBC’s Sharon EPPERSON- states it will take a while to see any difference in gas prices.]
(Washington: Anne Thompson) Former Vice President Al Gore’s challenge to produce electricity from renewable energy and carbon-free sources within 10 years examined. [GORE – talks about his plan; defends the cost.]
(Washington: Lisa Myers) Senate hearings on banks helping wealthy customers avoid taxes by putting their money in secret offshore accounts reviewed; scenes shown from the hearing of Shannon Marsh and Williams Wu, who have accounts in Liechtenstein and Switzerland, and a former Liechtenstein bank clerk testifying in silhouette. [MARSH, WU, UBS BANKER – plead the 5th Amendment.] [Senator Carl LEVIN- says tax havens are engaged in economic warfare against the US and American taxpayers.] [CLERK – says the purpose is to make it difficult for law enforcement to follow the trail.] [Senator Norm COLEMAN- says it’s like a James Bond novel.] [UBS Global Wealth Management CFO Mark BRANSON- says we have decided to exit the business in question.]
(Studio: Robert Bazell) The uncertainty over the source of the salmonella featured; details given of the focus on peppers; CDC statistics cited. [FDA’s David ACHESON- says FDA is doing its utmost to minimize confusion for consumers.] [[University of Minnesota Dr. Michael OSTERHOLM- criticizes the handling of the outbreak.] The length of this investigation discussed.
(Miami Beach: Tom Costello) The impact of high gas prices on the US Postal Service featured; statistics on vehicles, miles and cost cited; details given of the ideas first put forward by UPS. [Mail carrier Melvin MILLS- reacts to delivering the mail on his bike.] [Mail carrier Betty ORTEN- describes how she tries to save gas.] [Postmaster General Jack PARKER – says we attempt to engineer as many miles out of our system as possible.] [Mail route examination team leader Holly LAMBERTI- explains what “deadheading” is.]
(New York: Scott Cohn) Cutbacks in company healthcare benefits for retirees featured; details given about how health savings accounts work. [Retiree Fred PETERS – comments.] [Kaiser Family Foundation vice president Trisha NEWMAN- says the current generation of workers can expect they won’t get the benefits their parents did.] [Worker John VALECCA- comments on his health savings account.]