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hinks ihes. that's all for now. i'm lester holt. thanks for joining us. [theme music] now. >> hour. the news with shepar i'm shepard smith on cnbc. and this is the news our covid chi. stimulus stalled americans not giving in. retail optimism rising holiday miring up. how far can our resiliency carry us early voting made a lot of sense. >> hysteric early voting new registration numbers more covid kchaos on the gridiron the patriots cancel practice
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how will this affect our sunday football we've been going at this for nine months now. >> the struggling front line workers and the people most at risk from cnbc global headquarters the facts, the truth, the news with shepard smith. and good evening, we begin good evening we begin with hope, a silver lining even, as another wave sweeps across our nation there's a new and promising sign for our economy as we head into the weekply last month. we just got the numbers today. more than doubling the expectations shoppers spending big on clothes and access we got the numbers clothing up 11%. book sales up 5%
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and car sales up 3.5%. now, the real test small businesses and big box scores are in a make-or-break season cnbc's kate rogers are looking at how small businesses are tray trying to survive. kenya owns a vegan and care company that's i kenya joseph are seeing a boost in consumer spending firsthand joseph owns perfect blue alchemy, an organic and vegan fragrance and personal care that retails locally in north carolina and on online joseph says business has picked up about 30% beginning this summer as shoppers flocked to support black-owned businesses in the wake of police killings of george floyd and breonna taylor customers have stuck with the brand since, joseph says, investing in self-care during the pandemic, a trend she hopes continues into the holiday season >> i think that everybody really
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needs a break from everything that has been going on this entire year. we do a lot of gift sets we're going to be adding even more than we have before >> reporter: beyond main street, big box retailers are gearing up for the holidays as consumers lean even more ecommerce and contactless options. target bringing on 130,000 seasonal workers in line with last year's hiring walmart adding 20,000 to its fulfillment operations for the season, and amazon last month announcing 100,000 full and part-time hiring opportunities across delivery, fulfillment, and more as its business booms another bright spot for small businesses this past week, shep, a small business sentiment did tick up for september. but remember, a lot of these companies are waiting for additional aid from washington and how that plays out into the upcoming holiday season remains to be seen shep >> kate rogers, thanks so americans are spending. that's a bright spot during this fragile recovery
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steve liesman is here. where are the pockets of strength, steve? >> so internet retail, shep, doing really well. we keep ordering stuff and having it delivered to our houses business materials and home improvement supplies, they're flying off the shelves because we keep fixing up the homes we're stuck in here. autos are doing well here. all sorts of hobbies and sporting goods fender guitars can't keep enough axis in stock. restaurants are still struggling >> there is no stimulus, there is no disaster relief for people so where are they going to get the money to spend and what is the economy -- what do you think the economy is about to do? >> so still have -- people still have stimulus left over in their bank accounts, according to the data that may not be true for some of the individually struggling families, of course. but overall american savings rates are very high. we seem to be using that right now to see ourselves through this period to keep spending the trouble for the months ahead
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are if the savings run down, if jobs don't come back in a strong way, then we're going to really have trouble on the retail front and the overall economy. >> what is the word on jobs? is there data on that or are they coming back or not? >> some places are coming back they're coming back quite well you have some areas that are hiring for example, you can see in the data retail trade has come back let's focus on leisure and hospitality for a second, shep, because it's interesting 318,000 jobs came back in the month of september that still leaves us north of 3 million jobs short of where we are in february in that particularly hard hit industry same with retail trade, still running below. most industries have not really come back, but some of them are showing. warehousing is doing well, that goes along with the internet
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retailing. >> hope. steve liesman, thanks. 18 days until the election now. president trump and joe biden back on the campaign trail after those town halls last night. right now president trump set to hold a rally in macon, georgia after earlier stops in must-when florida. georgia hasn't turned blue since bill clinton won it back in '92. candidate trump snagged both states back in 2016, but polls show this is very tight. joe biden spent the day in battleground michigan, slamming the president's response to covid-19, accusing him of not doing enough to fight hate and racism in america. more than 22.5 million americans have already voted early, incredible, and staggering for the analysts historic voter turnout keeps getting even bigger. look at this this is the line in raleigh, north carolina earlier today we sped it up so you can get a sense for how long the line is and show you how many people are there. early voting got under way just yesterday. but north carolina has already
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topped a million votes cast in person and by mail leigh ann caldwell is in raleigh talking to voters. what's it like there today >> hey, shepard, seems to be still extremely high, north carolina, a suburb o polls close in just about 30 minutes. i'm in cary, north carolina, a suburb of raleigh. i just talked to the chief election judge she said they just topped the number of voters they had yesterday today, and there is still some time left i spoke to a lot of voters about why they decided to come out and vote early, even some standing in line in the rain. here's what they had to say. >> i remember a time when you couldn't vote early. so this is one of the finest hours. you can do it. get in there, cast your vote. >> for me, there is justg also. >> reporter: and north carolina something about coming in person and voting as long as i'm physically able, i want to be able to do that, and just to really experience the other people out here voting
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also >> and shepard is a political battleground most say he can't win the presidency unless he wins the republic so republicans can keep control of the senate. both sides are contesting it both sides think they can win, and it's evident in their visits here the president was here yesterday. vice president pence was here today. and joe biden just announced that he will be here sunday. shep >> for people who may want to go out and early vote, is it orderly? is it working? >> it is so long lines are often associated with voter suppression tactics. but i haven't heard any complaints of that. >> good. >> yet here. there is 20 voter sites in wake county alone there is 25 voting little cubicles inside this one location here. it's just that so many people are coming out to vote and so there tend to have some long
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lines. >> sure. >> some people on twitter are saying there should be more polling places available, but they did increase them from 2016. >> no movement over that left shoulder since we've been watching thank you so much. now to georgia, also posting historic early voting numbers there. according to georgia's secretary of state, more than a million people have already cast their ballots. keep in mind, in-person voting just started on monday blayne alexander live at the state farm arena in atlanta. blayne >> yeah, every single day since early voting has begun, we have seen records breaking here in the state of georgia a quick note about my location this is the state farm arena, typically the home of indiana's basketball team. but for this early voting process, it's been transformed into georgia's largest early voting location. you've been seeing hundreds of people coming in here, streaming in and out to cast their ballots. now let me put a little bit of
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this into context for you. more than a million people have voted. that is about 17% of georgia's registered voters. some 7.58 million people registered to vote so that means about 17% of them have already cast their ballot and that split between in-person voting and absentee ballots. but let's put that into context. what did it look like back in 2016 back at this point in 2016, only about 538,000 people had cast their votes at this point. we have seen a 377% increase when it comes to voter turnout here in the state of georgia those are numbers from the secretary of state's office and certainly what officials are wanting. they have been very desperate for people to vote, not on november 3rd necessarily, but they want people to use these three weeks of early voting leading up to actual election day so they can ease some of the pressure that they're expecting to see when it comes to november 3rd, and hoping to reduce those long lines and get people in and out quicker. >> blayne, thanks. developing news. and we've been watching a story out of paris for the last few hours. our teams there getting us updates on a really horrible
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story. a man who police say took out a knife and cut off a school teacher's head after that teacher showed his students cartoons of the prophet muhammad cops got there and tell us they shot and killed the man and brought in a bomb squad to make sure the killer wasn't wearing any explosives matt bradley sent this report from scene >> yeah, shep, people in this community are shocked by this. what happened was this 47-year-old school teacher at a local school here outside of paris, he was decapitated by an unnamed man. that man then fled the scene and when he refused to surrender to police in a neighboring town, they shot him dead now police said that the motive behind this may have been that this teacher showed images, caricatures of the prophet muhammad to his class as part of a discussion about freedom of speech, but actually, some parents in the class complained last week about this teacher i spoke with the young man who says he was in that class and was there when he showed those pictures here's what he had to say.
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>> he says that the teacher showed a caricature of the prophet actually naked to the class. he says he actually said to the teacher that he shouldn't be showing this to the students, these pictures shep, this is the latest incident to put this city very much on edge remember, back in 2015 the charlie hebdo along with the bataclan killings. that was very bloody year for paris. nearly 200 people died that last year just a few weeks ago a young man attacked two people in front of offices that he thought were the offices of that "charlie hebdo" publication. that publication has now been moved, and their current location has been kept secret. but the trial for all of those people, especially from the "charlie hebdo" attacks back in 2015, it's still ongoing and as long as there is still threats, this city will remain on edge. shep >> matt bradley from paris tonight. a weather alert.
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we've watched as wildfires devastated lives of so many in northern california. and tonight threat on their livelihood the personal side of napa valley wine business. and the rest of the news on a friday night i'm shepard smith at cnbc world headquarters it's great to you with us. shepard.
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the largest wildfire in colorado recorded hifstory is about half contained a thousand trirfirefighters are battling the cameron peak fire as it burns across colorado. strong winds could make things much worse this evening. since yesterday, the fire scorched another 9,000 acres that's from the u.s. forest service. roughly a hundred homes and businesses damaged and now they tell us it's threatening communities near rocky mountain national park. right now, 260 square miles burned the largest wildfire in history. forecasters are warning very strong winds could make things worries this evening fire scorched another 9,000 acres. that's from the u.s. forest service. roughly 100 homes and buildings damaged.
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now they tell us it's threatening communities near rocky mountain national park in a tweet, governor gavin newsom wrote that the president approved his request for emergency aid, and that comes just hours after the trump administration rejected the request for emergency aid. for the people of napa and sonoma county, really all across wine country, the relentless wildfire season has scorched their land and threatened their livelihoods. but one family we found faced with destruction says in the end, they're still thankful for what they have here is cnbc's aditi roy >> water in wine country a familiar sight this summer as fires tore through wine country, wrecking vineyard large and small like this one at the topb >> i'm watching. >> reporter: les barrons and his wife are the owners of of spring mountain >> watch the glass, babe. >> reporter: les barons and his wife lisa are the owners of barons family winery they fell for the rustic spot the first time they laid eyes on it. >> 20 acres.
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>> 20 acres. >> right on top here >> there was nothing there was no developed water, electricity, nothing but we could immediately see the potential. we fell in love with it. >> reporter: that was in 1998. since then, the winery has grown up alongside the couple's five children but two weeks ago, the flames arrived with little warning scorching their vineyard, and destroying most of their wine in production >> this is our 2020 grenache from a vineyard in windsor >> reporter: there is so little that remains in the ashes. these broken bottles and some of them contain their favorite wines. napa has never seen a wildfire season like this one in august, lightning strikes sparked another fire in the region >> these are all just singed. >> reporter: it ripped through summerston estate, which craig becker cofounded.
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>> first real wildfire experience on my end it looks just like it does on tv. >> reporter: most of his grapes weren't damaged by the flames. it was the smoke that got them in the end. >> you work really hard to get everything right for these vineyards, and you spend the whole season preparing for harvest. and to have that all taken away, literally in a 24-hour swath, it's pretty emotional for us as a wine making team >> reporter: the losses here are deep has it sunk in yet >> probably not. >> reporter: but les and lisa say they are grateful for each other, and ozzie, their grandson born just as the fire started. >> he'll have a story. >> oh, he'll have a story. between covid. he's our bright spot in 2020 between covid and the fires and a lot of other things. >> reporter: a bright spot and a reason to keep going for the news, i'm aditi roy, napa valley, california. it's 17 minutes past 6:00 in southwest louisiana, and at this
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moment, one week ago today, the eye of hurricane delta was over lake charles it made landfall live here as a powerful category 2 storm. just six weeks after hurricane laura devastated the region. delta ripped apart buildings but still covered in blue tarps from the last hurricane it tore down power lines that had just been repaired hundreds of thousands of homes left in the dark during the pandemic when people are told to stay home if they can. one week later, people are still on the long road to recovery, and our own scott cohn is live on the ground in lake charles tonight. scott? >> hi, shep, scenes like this are all too common, street after street and home after home but not from far from where i am you will find the united way of southwest louisiana's hurricane relief center. there are cars as far as the eye can see. they have been going nonstop since september 4th, distributing supplies donated
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literally around the world. >> the donations come in here, and our folks can drive through our great tent, and pick up the supplies they need, whether it's cleaning supplies or baby supplies, food. >> reporter: among the many volunteers here, day in and day out, is renee booth from lake charles. she loves the work and satisfaction she gets from helping her neighbors in need. she has a secret unbeknownst to even her fellow volunteers until recently, she too lost everything in the twin storms. >> we went and looked, and the roof was missing and water is all in there, and it wasn't nice keeps our mind off of things, and working with some amazing women and men. i mean, i don't think about dealing with fema, the insurance companies, i don't have to listen about bricklayers or the
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roofers or, you know, that's nice, and when they say thank you, and whenever they tell me what they're going through, i'm very lucky. >> reporter: renee told us that she hates to leave at the end of the day. she loves the people that she works with and the people that she's helping. she's one of the reasons that southwest louisiana will get through this crisis. it's going to take a while, but shep, they'll get there. >> scott cohn, thank you so much. a woman in michigan defies death threats three times, and paramedics in florida chip in to help a war vet on this cnbc trip coast-to-coastt to new york, a stolen painting returned 87 years later. authorities say nazis looted it from a jewish family in berlin windsor was one of 200 pieces taken from them. the family's remaining heirs got it back yesterday. they say they plan to auction it off. a woman in scottsdale was born missing part of her arm
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but that's not stopping her from playing music. she uses the end of her arm to strum her ukulele. >> ever since i was really little, i learned to adapt, whether it be crawling or picking up an instrument >> she credits her mom for encouraging her love of music. florida, an 83-year-old man says he passed out while working in his yard. the paramedics who showed up treated him and then finished the mowing the vietnam vet says he never fully recovered from a stroke years ago. the ft. lauderdale first responders say they appreciate his service to the country and wanted to show it. michigan an ann arbor woman beating the coronavirus after 196 days in the hospital she tested positive back in march, and was on a ventilator for months doctors say they called in her family three times, expecting for them to say goodbye, but
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each time she bounced back family and friends celebrated yesterday as she left the hospital, part of this cnbc trip coast to coast here's one for you, mexico's former defense secretary, right, was also the godfather of one of that nation's most violent drug cartels. we just learned this in the last couple of hours. hear this. federal prosecutors in the united states took the guy down. his name is salvador cienfuegos. he was busted last night at l.a.x. the indictment says he's charged with money laundering, cartels referred to the general as the godfather. in exchange for money, cienfuegos allegedly sicced his soldiers against his rivals. in other words, he put the armies against the cartel rivals and the feds say he helped navigate drug filled ships in mexican waters he served as the highest ranking military official for six yearsa so no, there is no corruption in mexico we have been reporting
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tonight and for the past few days, really, on early voting happening across the nation in record numbers but let's drill down now who's voting and what does the polling tell us about who they're voting for. steve kornacki has data for us. hi, steve. >> hey, shep yeah, we talk about election day. it really is election month. look at this almost 20 million votes have already been cast in this election as of today, this is the number of ballots that have been filled out by voters and returned these are basically mail ballots to put this in some perspective. we're already at 14% of the total number of votes that were cast in the 2016 election. and we're in the middle of october, and again, we've never seen this many votes this early. this is 313% we are at 313%, the number of votes that have been cast early at this point in 2016. this is just a record pace,
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these are record numbers, and there is also a big imbalance here when you talk about which parties' voters are coming out for this democrats, 47% of the ballots requested nationally only 30% republicans. remember, donald trump has urged his voters to go on election day, not to be voting early. not to be voting by mail as much in florida, a similar trend, 49/30. this lines up with the polling we asked folks who said they plan to vote early or by mail, how do you plan to vote. look at that almost a 40-point lead there for joe biden over trump trump tells his supporters go out and vote on election day the voters who say they're going to do that, almost a mirror image, 65/31 trump >> you know, that almost feels like it's almost foreshadowing this situation that everybody has been talking about, steve. one side wins early and then they count the rest of the votes. >> and it really becomes, this is a thing to watch on election night for folks.
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different states are going to do this differently even different counties are. but which one of these buckets are they counting their votes from first there are going to be some states that count the early and mail-in vote first, and release those numbers first, and those states biden is probably going to jump out to a really big lead, even if the late counted vote swings it the other day and there are going to be states that count their election day vote first trump could jump out to a big lead and then it might be later that night, days, a week later that they finally call all that mail-in vote and it tells a different story. >> we're talking early voters at the moment what about voter registration, indications that republicans are really gaining ground there. >> yeah, we have seen this in a number of states the last few months republicans adding new voters to the rolls. let's take the big picture view. let's look at florida, one of the states where republicans have gained some late ground in the last few months. in 2016 on election day, this is
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the voter registration democrats outnumbered republicans. it was tight but it was a 3-point advantage for democrats. remember, florida usually doesn't get more competitive than florida it's tightened this doesn't look like much, but it's significant it was a three-point edge in registration for democrats four years ago. now it's down to a one-point edge for democrats over republicans in florida so, again, this is one of the things the trump campaign has been talking about when they say they still have a chance they think they have added new voters to this late in the process that could change things a little bit >> we know that the numbers are enormous for early voting. we have never seen anything like it, but is there anything to indicate that real voter turnout is going to be a percentage like we haven't seen before or what are you seeing >> i'll put that right back up there. the 18 million that have come in right now, i can tell you the total number of votes that were cast in 2016 was 137 million we're already outpacing vastly where we were in 2016. we also had in 2018 a midterm election that shattered,
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absolutely shattered what we had seen before, turnout midterm wise there are folks that say 150 million votes cast in this election is not unrealistic. >> that's incredible the more that vote, the better be heard whatever you want to say. a plan to deliver vaccines to nursing homes the two companies stepping up to help people free of charge if in fact there ever is a vaccine for covid-19, and cases continue to rise staggering numbers, 39 states. we're on the ground in utah where hospitalizations are spiking in a frightening wayon where hospitalizations are meanwhile, the governor of new mexico calling this the most serious emergency new mexico has faced. and kentucky's governor with a warning of his own >> this is our third escalation, and it's our most serious one yet. it will result in the most deaths we have seen. by now, if you don't know someone who's lost someone, then you're not asking him. so you're a small business,
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i'm shepard smith on cnbc. it's the bottom of the it's the bottom of the hour and time for the news. another grim milestone, more than 8 million americans infected by covid-19 it took three weeks to add another one million cases. that's from johns hopkins. another sign the fall surge is
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right here the virus is hitting utah particularly hard. daily cases spiked 8% over the past week. the second highest single day increase of the pandemic, and nearly 100 new patients admitted in icus across the state the highest number in nearly three months erin mclaughlin near salt lake city in the top story at the bottom of the hour erin, what's driving the surge >> reporter: hey, shep, well, it seemed as though utah had been spared the worst of the pandemic, but a few weeks ago the state saw a spike in the 15 to 24-year-old demographic coinciding with the start of the school season. the covid-19 virus then spread to older populations, leading to what now is a record number of hospitalizations still, no suggestion from state health officials that they are looking to shut anything down, indoor dining is still an option here bars are open, even the high school football season, still in play school is in session, except for the one behind me. this high school was shuttered,
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due to a covid-19 outbreak some 15 students confirmed with the virus. i spoke with the principal earlier today, and she was telling me that she thinks that in-person learning is necessary, that high school football is necessary. take a listen. >> i see all of the benefits for our students, for our high school population. i have very strong feelings about this that students need to be in school they need to see each other. they need to have that emotional support. they need to be actively involved in things we just need to make the mandates to keep everybody under the circumstances as safe as we possibly can. >> reporter: now, state officials just this week announced a data driven approach focused on mask wearing, making masks mandatory inside state hot spots, also strongly suggesting and in some hot spots, requiring that people limit their social gatherings, visiting friend and family to no more than ten people health officials here acknowledge that this strategy
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relies on people voluntarily complying with these new mandates shep >> erin mclaughlin, thanks. no covid-19 vaccine from pfizer until after the election. the company today reports it will not know for a while whether any vaccine is effective. if all goes well and there is n. the company report guarantee, it could apply for emergency use authorization in late november. the ceo detailed the time line in an open letter emphasizing safety saying standards are set high the safety reviews will dictate whether a vaccine is ever available. if a vaccine is one day approved, nursing homes will get it, free of charge federal health officials outlining that plan today. the logistics are daunting, no doubt. there are more than 22,000 such facilities across the country. to help cvs and walgreens have
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agreed to administer the vaccine. the voluntary program is part of operation warp speed. some hopeful news on a vaccine, but hospitalizations are rising, up 20% this month alone. more than 37,000 total, the highest level since late august. the last time we saw an increase like this was june to july when we were rising to peak numbers icu admissions also the highest since late august, rising 17% this month more than 7,000 total. dr. ashish jha is with us now,c he dean of brown university's school of public health. dr. jha, thank you so much >> thanks so much for having me on >> could you give us an understanding, almost the visual we can't give ourselves of what happens when a hospital becomes overstressed cancelled elective surgeries, beds are full, medical experts feel the pull of sick people. >> think it's about hospital beds, and obviously, it is about
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hospital beds. they start running out, we start having people in the hallways. but there is a stress that physicians and nurses start to feel you know, you have the patient who really could benefit from the icu. there's only one icu bed left. do you use it for this person or do you wait for that critically ill patient who might walk in through the door that is hard enough on anyone on a given evening. if you're doing that all day all night every shift, you're rationing, choosing who gets to get the icu care that's going to save their lives and who's not that wears on people and one of the things that you can't easily replace is all the physicians and nurses and the staff who make a hospital run, and i think people don't get a sense of the stress that that creates and how difficult it is to work in that environment. >> you know, i have a couple of friends in new york city who dealt with that exact reality back when we were the hot spot of the whole world, and you know, i'm not sure they've fully
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recovered from that trauma >> oh, i mean we've seen physicians who have committed suicide after going through what has been an awful, awful experience we have seen physicians and nurses have ptsd like symptoms this is horrible and this is what we have to avoid. and of course it's all avoidable if people did the things like wearing masks and avoiding large indoor gatherings, it would make a huge difference, but that's unfortunately not what's happening in many parts of the country so we're seeing what we're seeing. >> dr. jha, you and your colleagues have come to understand the novel coronavirus better as you have been able to study it many school systems are shut down we just heard from the administrator just a moment ago saying we need our kids to have something to do. they need to be around others. they need their sports they need it are doctors rethinking this shut it all down? >> absolutely, shep. and i feel like over time, as evidence has come in, i have
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also become more and more convinced we've got to get kids back into school look, kids were not born to zoom in for eight hours a day what i have been saying to policy makers is you have a choice you can have schools open or you can have bars open you probably can't have both open as far as i'm concerned, it's a no brainer, open the schools and close the bars. >> dr. jha, good to see you, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> all right winter snow holidays, warm fireplaces sounds pretty good, but this year could also mean the end of outdoor dining how one restaurant is getting creative to solve that problem. and one man in louisiana sentenced to life in prison for stealing hedge clippers. this is real he's finally walked out more than 23 years later, and that's next the facts, the truth, the news with shepard smith, back in 90 seconds d smith, bac beautiful. but support the leg!
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by day and a young captain planet by night. plus, a decade-long nuclear treaty is set to expire as we go around the world in 80 seconds >> russia, vladimir putin proposed extending a nuclear pact with the united states for at least another year.
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the new start treaty limits the number of nuclear warheads, missiles and bombers that both country can deploy the pact was signed in 2010. if moscow and washington don't act, it expires in february. india. meet lisi priya. she is a 9-year-old climate crusader, saying up way past her bedtime. she staged a midnight protest calling for action to tackle climate change in india. >> i want our leaders to take immediate climate action. >> the latest world air quality report ranks new delhi as one of the planet's worst polluting cities. finland, most tourists can't see santa's unofficial hometown year blame covid, the grinch. but st. nick and his little helpers are making the best out of a not so jolly year the elves wearing masks while working at the gift shop the kids telling santa what they want for christmas, but behind plexiglas. australia. don't blink or you'll miss it. that's a kangaroo hopping across
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local officials embracing the moment, telling commuters don't designated footpaths be like skippy and stay on the designated foot paths. a good reminder as we go around the world in 80 seconds. the coronavirus pandemic creating a seismic shift in the restaurant industry. according to the national restaurant association, nearly one in six is closed either long-term or for good. new york city alone they tell us could lose 12,000 restaurants to the pandemic that's according to the state comptroller. take a life look on bleaker street in greenwich village. 53 degrees right now, but new york streets have been packed since the summer, and as you can see, they're out and about under the sort of covering tonight it's bustling. it's fun there's music. a bright spot in so much darkness friends and families outside with their masks, but like i said, it rained all day, and temperatures are dropping across a large chunk of the country so restaurants are going to have to be mighty creative to keep their doors open
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cnbc's contessa brewer is in poughkeepsie, new york, with a restaurant owner doing exactly that hey, contessa. >> hi there, shep, nice to see you. it's not a nice night out. it's raining, cold, and winter is coming. a lot of people don't want to sit in doors because of coronavirus and their capacity restrictions, so here at paula's public house in poughkeepsie, they're doing everything possible to make patio dining palatable. >> i had to buy heaters. then i have to have propane, all of those things wind up costing more money. >> if necessity is the mother of invention, restauranteurs like paula young-bora are like modern day thomas edisons >> it's like taking a bottle cap and a piece of gum and a grapefruit rind and stringing it together as a necklace and saying isn't it pretty >> reporter: they're creating new ways to capture customers. along chicago's fulton market,
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bubbles are popping up. >> i think it's a great idea people need to think outside the box this year. >> in san francisco, an icy drink in an igloo. and new york city, pasta in a plastic pod. >> this looks like cinderella's couch. it's beautiful i like it. >> reporter: despite restaurants' best efforts, overall sales are down 34% from a year ago, and 38% of operators say they will likely close for good if business conditions don't improve. with indoor dining capacity restrictions still in effect in many states, restaurants have relied on the outdoors to make the numbers work. >> that translates into 20 seats only and that really is not going to make it financially if i only can survive on the indoor. >> reporter: paula's business is down 80% from last year. she's begging government leaders to come up with a plan to help >> we are restauranteurs, which means we restore you
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someone needs to restore us. >> reporter: paula is so intent on extending this outdoor dining season as long as she can, she's stocked up on $5 blankets. she offers them to her customers for $5.50. the $0.50 to cover her taxes >> oh, wow contessa brewer in poughkeepsie, thank you so much. is bacon a meat? not technically. i know because my stepmom spent 30 years as a dietitian in a school system, and the school system categorized bacon as a fat, not a meat. but man, it smells so good mmm, bacon well, now you can smell it all day if you want. hormel, the company of spam and other deli treats is now selling bacon scented face masks they call it revolutionary featuring the latest in pork scented technology you go, hormel hawaii is open for tourists again, but in covid times, nothing is ever easy even in the aloha state, the testing and
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travel next and a warning for peloton owners have you heard this? a potential recall on thousands of bikes
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record deficit and there ar still americans that need government aid that's what's topping cnbc's on the money. >> $3.1 trillion that's the final budget deficit in 2020, tripling last year's as government spending increases. the total debt, $27 trillion but there's a bright spot. record low bond yields which means the cost to service all that debt came down. borrowing is almost free, so those who have a lot can get a lot more for almost nothing. a voluntary recall for peloton, hear this? the peddles used on about 27,000 of the older exercise bikes have issues now, day tell us. multiple reports of injury five of those injuries, and i'm quoting, required medical care such as stitches to the lower
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leg. that's from the consumer product safety commission, and tab, tab cola, you will be missed coca-cola's first diet soda introduced in 1963 is among the drinks headed for retirement coke has been trimming brands to focus on its bigger and more popular products diet coke showed up in '82 and tab took a backseat. a small but loyal tab fans remains. other products getting the ax, z earrin ico coconut water, and diet coke feisty cherry. good grief tab cola, a beautiful drink for beautiful people 16 ounces in and one calorie tab. you're dope but you're done. on wall street, the dow kicking a three-day losing streak, up 112. s&p barely changed the nasdaq lower by a third of a percent. all three higher on the week, despite a late day selloff
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industries right on top. aloha, and ma hallow, unless you're covid positive, of course hawaii is allowing tourists back into the islands without quarantining for two weeks if they can prove that they tested negative for coronavirus about 8,000 people flew in on the first day of hawaii's new pretravel testing program. it's an effort to jump start the tourism based economy after the pandemic devastated it. from atlanta to new england and now indianapolis, covid causing more chaos in the nfl. a source telling the associated press, another member of the patriots tested positive for covid. i don't know which it force i don't know which it forced the team to cancel practice today, and the colts announced that four people tested positive this morning then they tested them again later, and those were actually negatives, the league allowed the colts to reopen facilities this afternoon, and in college, the alabama/georgia game is still set to square off at
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bryant-denny tomorrow. 'bama's head coach nick saban says he's feeling great after testing positive for covid this week he's been running practice remotely, but they won't let him tomorrow remotely, and he is displeased under ncaa's rules, only people in the press box can talk to coaches and players on the field. you can't do it on zoom, and i bet saban is fit to be tied. imagine being sentenced to life in prison for stealing hedge clippers that happened to a black man in louisiana. here he is, fair wayne bryant, did 23 years, parole board says he can go home now, thank you, he was convicted of burglary in 1997 so why the harsh sentence? louisiana's habitual offender law. bryant already had four felonies under his belt at the time he'll be the first to enter a new program in baton rouge that helps prisoners adjust to life outside.
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freedom after 23 years for hedge clippers no legs, no limits, words kanya sesser lives by. >> i feel like even with legs, i would probably be the same kanya. >> her story starts with a dust covered pink blanket took her to the set of a telephone series, and it's far from over her story and a live chat, straight ahead live so you're a small business,
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got a friend who really inspires you you know, somebody who just seems to overcome any obstacle and just keeps shooting for even more greatness our friends at telemundo 40 in mcallen, texas, met up with a woman who checks all of those boxes. she's an athlete, born with no legs, no fear, and no limits kaz
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>> i'm kanya sesser, and i was born without legs. i started skate boarding when i was like 9 years old and surfing, when i was 9 years old. i was born an athlete, with or without legs, and i feel like even with legs, i would probably be the same kanya. my mom and dad, jane and dave sesser, and they have two birth kids of their own. i'm the only adopted one i'm the youngest she went all the way to thailand to pick me up. she never was like i'm sad for her that she has no legs let me take her in no, she has potential in her life and i'm going to give it to her. the walking dead, i'm a stunt performer and zombie for them. i do deadly stunts and jump out of cars, and i go in front of a semitruck, 45, 50 miles per hour, while strapped in on literally nothing. women, men, with any type of,
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like, lifestyle and capabilities, disabilities, mental abilities, i feel like wv have such -- so much power as a human that we can create i just love connecting with other people who are just like me so because we can all impact the world and change the world, and show people that, like, yo, nothing stops us and i feel like anything is possible, and life is just possible, and no legs, no limits, you know >> no legs, no limits. kanya sesser is with us live it is so nice to meet you. where do you get this energy >> i think it's just me, i'm like an energizer bunny, i just love life. >> tell me what kanya sesser loves to do besides to skateboard what really gets you going >> i don't know, like skate boarding, i think, gets me
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going, but also i like to create and i just i love jet skiing and doing many different things and showing anything is possible just live my life. i just do it >> i don't have to tell you for people with legs, when they meet somebody like you for the first time, sometimes you don't know quite what to do, what do you tell us? >> i say you never really know unless you actually do it and go for it if you overthink things without doing it, then you will never really know and you're just fearing yourself you have to, like, get through that fear and just, you know, whatever is comfortable and fun. you might never like sky diving, but then you do it. >> no. >> and oh my god, it's so cool >> yeah, i bet it is who inspired you when you were young and figuring out life? >> to be honest, when i started like skateboarding and all that? >> yeah, really. >> no one really inspired me to
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do it. i just do it i thought it was so cool how different i was than anybody else, and i was just like heck yeah, oh, my goodness, this is so fun everyone looks at me in shock and surprise, what made you do it, i'm like, i don't know, i just go for it i just do myself my first attempt was going downhill on a skateboard and wobbled out on my board and hurt myself i got back up and oh, my gosh, that was so awesome. >> kanya sesser, it's a perfect way to begin the weekend thank you. it's so nice to meet you we are 40 seconds on a race to the finish president trump reversing his decision to deny disaster money to california for last month's devastating wildfires. the governor there says he spoke to the president on the phone, and he agreed to send aid. last month's fires destroyed thousands of homes and buildings and devastated parts of the wine country killing at least three people. three numbers to leave you with before heading into the weekend, 8, 18, and 22 8 million, the sad milestone we crossed today in america with covid. 18, the days to the general election
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and 22 million and counting, the record number of people who have already cast their vote, and we've still got weeks to go. and now you know the news for this friday, october 16th, 2020. i'm shepard smith. enjoy your weekend and we'll see you on monday. ♪ it's hard to imagine modern society without a healthy aviation system. but that system that survived the attacks of 9/11 and the great recession has never taken a body blow like this pandemic. guthrie: you think there might be a major u.s. carrier that just has to go out of business? smith: because there are fewer flights, they need fewer pilots, fewer flight attendants, and, really, fewer people overall. cramer: i worry the government might need to bail them out again -- take a chunk of equity. smith: this industry is on its knees.


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