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for h deraughter. that's all for this edition of "dateline." i'm craig melvin. thank you for watching. [music - theme song, "dateline"] i'm contessa brewer in for shepard smith on cnbc and this is "the news." january, even worse than december. >> a new warning for the next covid surge as hospitalizations hit record levels and vaccination rates fall short of expectations the problems and the fix. now it is time for the senate to step up to the plate. >> mitch mcconnell rocks the democrat's push for $2,000 stimulus checks. washington playing games as main street fights to hang on. the boeing 737 max back in the skies. it's been grounded for 21 months
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officials say it's safe. will passengers buy it >> people are viewing trading cards as an asset. >> the big business of trading cards. how kids and collectors are cashing in and making millions. live from cnbc global headquarters, the facts. the truth. "the news with shepard smith." good evening the united states is nowhere near its vaccination goals two weeks after they started receiving shots. operation warp speed leaders promised the u.s. would have 20 million doses by the end of the year so far states have only received 11.4 million doses and only about 2 million americans have received shots according to the cdc. but admiral bret giroir tedefend the rollout. >> the numbers reported 2.1 million vaccines in people's arms we know that's underreported because there's a 3 to 7 day
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delay. we expect that to ramp up. >> he said everybody in the u.s. who wants a vaccine will be able to get one by june, six months away december is already the deadliest month of the pandemic. the virus killing more than 66,000 people in the past 28 days alone and right now more americans are hospitalized with covid than ever before about 121,000 just yesterday that's from the covid tracking project. the numbers are staggering, but dr. anthony fauci says with all of the holiday travel, the worst is yet to come >> in addition to the surge, we're going to have an increase superimposed upon that surge, which could make january even worse than december. i hope not i hope that doesn't happen, but it certainly is possible >> dr. carlos del rio, the executive associate dean and distinguished professor of medicine at emory university
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thank you for being here i want to start with news we've got this evening colorado is the first state to confirm a case of that mutated strain of coronavirus, the same one from the united kingdom. how concerned are you about widespread contagion of this particular mutation? >> well, i think we're all concerned, but none of us are surprised. we knew this was going to be the case if you look and start doing sequencing, you're going to find the strain i think what you'll find is this is a 20-year-old person with no history of travel and this person had no contact with anybody who traveled to the u.k. it clearly shows the strain is already being transmitted in the u.s. we need to ramp up vaccine, we need to ramp up, you know, genomic sequencing in our country. we are way behind genomic sequencing in our country and we need to do that much more than we already are. >> when we look at the slower than expected rollout, operation warp speed said one of the problems is there's a lag time
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between the shots as they're administered and when it's being reported is that the only problem >> well, you know, i heard admiral brett giroir and i have a lot of respect for him let's say 2.1 million is too low. let's say 4.2 million have been vaccinated that puts us too low by the end of the year we want 20 million yes, our ramp up has been slow if we're going to change that, if we're going to get every single american who wants the vaccine vaccinated by july, that is a huge effort and it's going to require a major coordinating effort >> how do we get there has this got to be something that the federal government
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tackles? >> well, the federal government has to work with state governments. everybody has to work together this requires federal government, private sector, public sector, it needs everybody to do their best to have clinics open all the time, to have vaccination available. we have underfunded public health for years right now it's really hard to find employees in public health that are not busy who can start doing the vaccination. and we have hospitals also because of the surge of patients, nurses are busy. you cannot have them be in the icu and vaccinate in the clinics. you have a problem with personnel and staff. we need to be creative we need to come up with ways to get medical students, nursing students and others trained to start administering the vaccines if we don't do that, we're not going to reach our goal. >> in some places they're talking about using the national guard to administer the shots. thank you for your time today, sir. the senate today stymied those stimulus checks worth $2,000 majority leader mitch mcconnell
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blocked a vote on it even as senate democrats dared republicans to go against the president. >> will senate republicans stand against the house representatives? the democratic party and the majority of their party to prevent the $2,000 checks from going out the door >> late this evening senator mcconnell crafted a proposal that would include the $2,000 with a huge catch. his bill includes two unrelated measures the president wants addressed, repealing section 230 which currently shields tech companies from being held liable from what users post on their platforms and creating a bipartisan election commission to study election fraud. of course that's largely fueled by president trump's baseless claims voting on the relief checks alone was going to be a huge hurdle in the senate that would require all democrats and at least 12 republicans to vote in favor but now that this is not a clean bill, well, it's even harder cnbc's ylan mui has the story.
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there are families counting on those bigger checks. what's senator mcconnell trying to accomplish here >> reporter: well, contessa, he's trying to walk that tight rope between what republicans have traditionally wanted and what the president is now pushing for. republicans have generally not been in favor of direct checks they say they're expensive, inefficient and don't help the people who need it the most. today the president ratcheted up the pressure on his own party to do something, tweeting that they need to get tough and pass those $2,000 checks asap a growing number of senators are behind him at least six have publicly expressed their support for the measure, including the two republican senators from georgia, david perdue and kelly loeffler their races could determine which party holds the chamber next year and today senator david perdue tweeted president trump is right i support this push for $2,000
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in direct relief for the american people. but tying this vote for bigger checks to these other measures like liability protections and election security means that democrats won't support it in a statement chuck schumer said senator mcconnell knows how to make the $2,000 survival checks reality and he knows how to kill them he said a package that combine these partisan provisions will not pass the house and will not become law in other words, contessa, this push for bigger checks has basically gone bust. >> in the meantime, if that's something families should not count on, when will they get $600 >> reporter: i do have some good news for you on that front the treasury department has announced that that money could start hitting bank accounts tonight. the treasury secretary steven mnuchin tweeted that he has delivered a payment file to the federal reserve and that they could arrive in some accounts by direct deposit as early as tonight and continue into next week he said paper checks would be sent out tomorrow. there had been some worry that
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the money could be delayed because the president didn't sign the bill until a few days ago but now treasury is making it clear, contessa, that these checks are going out the door. >> ylan mui, thank you. the relief signed into law by president trump will aid different industries, 15 billion for airlines, 15 billion for music venues, 284 billion for small businesses through the paycheck protection program but one group insists it's being left behind. restaurants. their funding is lumped in with small businesses restaurant owners say it's not nearly enough to get them through the pandemic nbc's jacob ward live at san francisco's iconic cliffhouse which closed for good this year. what do you hear from restaurant owners >> reporter: contessa, we've been speaking to restaurant owners across the country over the past 24 hours. i want to play you a sampling of the sentiments they are expressing. >> there's a real misconception that the employees are underpaid and that restaurant owners are
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making all of the profit the fact of the matter is that most restaurants, especially the independent restaurants, if they're extremely profitable or extremely successful are making only 10% profits. >> when you start to see restaurants close, you start to talk about millions and millions of people that go without work you start to see the perpetual hurt, and it's terrifying to be honest with you. it's terrifying. >> reporter: now, contessa, i want to tell you a little bit about where i am the cliff house has had some sort of food service since 1863. it survived two earthquakes, two world wars and still this year it had to close after a lease dispute with the national park service and the coronavirus. think about this across the country. if you think about the numbers over 15.5 million americans are
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employed by the restaurant industry that accounts for about 4% of national gdp about 10% of the work force. now the national restaurant association says 110,000 restaurants have closed or due to close and 50% who have already closed say they're never coming back. when you stand in front of icons like this, you can see how much we stand to lose. >> when restaurants close in our neighborhood, it changes the neighborhood forever. day five of the bombing investigation in nashville and the motive remains a mystery crews are still collecting debris from the massive explosion. the sound of detonation captured by police body cams blocks away. the video also caught the moment officers arrived at the blast
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site they're looking at what materials the bomber used. tom winters joins us good to see you. what do they hope to learn if they determine the type of explosive? >> well, contessa, it's a big question right now because as they get closer to doing the chemical composition from the explosives or explosive that was used in this, they can start to key in on a couple of different things one, what was particularly used. that might be helpful to them in the process of determining, okay, was this purchased legally? is this something somebody could have easily gotten it has an impact on future investigations and future efforts by law enforcement to potentially try to stop an attack like this when you look at it, you could say, okay, was there a step here where we could have put in a trip wire to alert us that somebody was purchasing this type of chemical or compound in order to build this bomb
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it's helpful for the future. it's helpful for the current sense of things. they're going to look through his financial statements, his credit cards, his bank records and determine when the specific bomb making components were purchased and when it was assembled. that can help with motive. still trying to figure out what the motive was behind this apparent suicide bombing so when were those things purchased? and when was this all assembled as far as the timing of when this bomb was made match up with some things that witnesses are telling them it's all going to be important in the grand scheme of the investigation, contessa. >> i want to ask you about where this happened. the blast happened outside that at&t facility. knocked out cell service in nashville. the 911 systems were disrupted i thought these kinds of infrastructure sites were supposed to be hardened after 9/11
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are we seeing more concern about how fragile the communication system is? >> that's a great question the communication system in these buildings, they are hardened that's an interesting thing about this these are not just generic office buildings or warehouses, these are buildings that were designed to be redundant with power supplies, designed to be built stronger facilities. we'll have to look at, a, how large was the bomb, back to your first question the second thing we have to look at here, contessa, what needs to be done? larger perimeters, different types of construction, all things to be considered down the line. >> tom winter, thank you >> thank you. new tonight, federal prosecutors say they will not charge the cleveland cops in the killing of tamir rice. he was the 12-year-old playing outside with a pellet gun and he
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was shot by the officer in 2014. they told investigators rice tried to reach for his toy gun, which looked real, and that he refused to show his hands. prosecutors say they can't tell what happened because video of that incident is too grainy. there's no audio and part of the video, the view was blocked by the patrol car. boeing has waited for this day for two years. lift up your tray tables and hope for the best. >> i felt safe getting on the plane. >> reporter: american airlines takes it back skies. we'll see the changes made >> what are you doing? >> caught on camera. a park ranger tases a native american man the video's gone viral exposing a troubling cultural divide. people are craving that sense of community >> plus, change is brewing coffee is getting creative amid covid.
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boeing 737 max back in the sky today. commercial passengers flew on that jet for the first time in nearly two years the american airlines flight took off this morning from miami and landed safely in new york city the 737 max jet was grounded in march 2019 after two crashes killed 346 people. the aircraft was cleared to return after boeing made some safety-related changes cnbc's phil lebeau was on that flight joins us from new york's laguardia airport. phil, how was it >> reporter: it was uneventful, contessa and i know that sounds boring. somebody might be saying, why am i watching that story? the fact of the matter is, that's what american airlines, boeing, all the others want.
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this was only a half full flight from miami up to new york. most of these people on this flight were aviation bloggers, advocates, people who wanted to be on the first max flight when it returned to service there were a few people who booked tickets coming to new york, didn't realize they were on the max i said to them, were you apprehensive about getting on this flight? here's what they had to say. >> i did at first when the pilot first made the announcement but i quickly forgot about it and it's been a really easy flight. >> i felt safe getting on the plane. >> what do you think about the flight >> very smooth and all seems well >> reporter: i will say this, contessa when we landed and we talked with people afterwards, almost everybody said the same thing. wow, that felt like any other flight again, that is exactly what american is looking for. >> non-eventful usually does not make the news. when are we going to see more of these max planes flying?
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>> reporter: oh, you'll see it pretty quickly there's 34 from american that they're going to start filtering into their schedule pretty quickly. then you have united as well as southwest and alaska who are all going to be bringing back the max in the first quarter in the first half of the year you will be looking at the flight and it might be a max. >> or not. i never look at what plane i'm flying the city of albuquerque calling for a speedy investigation tonight into what it calls a disturbing video. a warning, some of our viewers might find this disturbing, too. it shows a park ranger tasing a native american man. the national park service is now looking into what happened here. cnbc's rahel solomon has the story. >> help! help >> reporter: a sunday afternoon hike gone wrong. >> no. what are you doing >> the man being tased and screaming for help is
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30-year-old native american and marine veteran darren haus it was taken in albuquerque, new mexico. >> what are you doing? >> haus says he, his sister and poodle were off trail which is what prompted park service rangers to contact him he refused to give his name. >> i don't want to i.d. myself. >> haus tells nbc news he was at the park to pray it took several hours. i want justice to be served. i want things to be made right i want him fired i want the other guy fired for being there and letting this happen meantime, a spokesperson for the national parks service issued a 125i789 which says in part, this incident is under review and has been referred to the nps office of professional responsibility, our internal affairs unit, for a thorough investigation it goes on to say, we take any allegation of wrongdoing very
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seriously and appreciate the public's patience as we gather the facts of this incident >> reporter: contessa, we know that haus was issued with three citations, interfering information. a rare discovery in the hawaiian rain forest and apparently couples are discovering some enjoyable covid time together if the hospital nurseries are any indication let's take a cnbc trip coast to coast. missouri a firefight from on high in kansas city. an apartment building a raging inferno with most of the building engulfed in flames. firefighters say at least two people jumped from their balconies but are okay the red cross is helping more than 30 families out of their homes. louisiana, there's a covid baby boom. it's been nine months since americans started hunkering
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down now the results are in the women's hospital in baton rouge is anticipating 200 more babies will be born between january and april than last year that's weird experts tell us birth rates usually decline in tough economic times. hawaii, a new native flower discovered deep in the rain forest in maui it's called, wait a minute, i can get this -- cyanai it doesno extin extinct. california, another rare sighting, a moon bow it happens when the moonlight mixes with the rain sprinkling above the desert a truly remarkable site on this cnbc trip coast to coast times square getting ready for the new year's eve closeup, this year without the people packed into pens for hours on
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end. today the city tested the confetti everything went off without a hitch. the times square alliance says 1 ton of confetti will be released printed on that confetti, thousands of people hoping for a better year. yeah, yeah, all nice who is going to read that? seriously, no one will be there. there are no spectators because of covid, but you have to have someone clean it up. crews out there sweeping up all the mess that makes sense starbucks on every corner. that's a joke in big cities, right? not anymore. the pandemic forcing major changes. dunkin', too how these coffee chains adapt for life during and after covid. a hospital gnt
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well, for starters, the amount of added sugars for adults the limit should be cut from 10% to 6%. a recommendation that was ignored. and alcohol intake for men stays the same the committee recommends -- well, they wanted to have it down to one drink per day instead of the current guideline of two but that also was rejected a usda spokesperson said there wasn't enough evidence guidelines are released every five years. dunkin'/starbucks, the two largest coffee chains in the country. dunkin' wagging a cold brewed war for the attention of gen z they collaborated to make candles, personalized t-shirts, betting. they went all in on tiktok paid in in a big way the brand has 2 million followers on tiktok more than any other chain. on instagram, starbucks beats out dunkin'. the pandemic has forced coffee giants to think about what they want at the store. here's cnbc's kate rogers. >> reporter: until 2020 your commute may have looked and sounded like this, but with millions of americans working from home due to the coronavirus
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outbreak, how you get to work and the cup of coffee you grab on the way look different. major coffee players are taking note leaning into new store formats to cater to changing behaviors. starbucks is closing 800 stores in 2021 but opening 850 stores from curbside pickup to drive through. business is bouncing back faster than expected and stores in the suburbs and those with drive throughs in particular are seeing a boost dunkin' announced up to 800 unprofitable store closures in 2020, but it's also working on a next gen store pre-pandemic. the closures would free up franchisees to invest in stores with drive-throughs. despite changes across the industry, kevin johnson says he's confident consumers will continue to come back, whether it's in the starbucks cafe the company is known for or the new
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store formats to come. >> right now people are craving that sense of community. they are seeking that feeling of being a part of community and connection human connection what we see happening is as the vaccine rolls out and as people get more comfortable, they are going to seek social connection. >> reporter: and while consumers may not be coming into stores as frequently due to schedule changes related to the pandemic, when they visit a starbucks or dunkin' donuts, they're spending more money and the $6 latte i got in the field. home sweet home became a top priority as 2020 comes to a close. what's topping cnbc's on the money? u.s. home prices rising in the fastest amount in six years. strong pandemic.
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home prices up nearly 8% and also boost being the book business how long can you stare at a screen sales of printed books up 8% according to the npd book scan audio books and ebooks seeing a jump fashion powerhouse pierre cardin died at 98 years old wall street and stocks snapped a three-day winning streak the major averages finishing the day lower. the dow down 68. s&p falling 8 points and nasdaq off 49 i'm contessa brewer in for shepard smith. it's half past the hour. here's the full picture. president-elect joe biden says the trump administration is falling far behind on vaccinations he's promising to ramp up shots
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when he takes office operation warp speed set a goal of 20 million vaccinations by the end of the year, so far 2 million have been given according to cdc data. >> as i long feared and warned, the effort to distribute and administer the vaccine is not progressing as it should i've told my team to have a much more aggressive effort to get things back on track. >> president-elect biden said he'll push congress for more funding and use the defense production act to boost the pace of vaccinations. geoff bennett in delaware. biden is sticking with his goal of 100 million vaccinations in the first 100 days. >> that's right, contessa. the president-elect's remarks served three purposes. one, it was a warning. he warned of a spike of coronavirus caseload the death count in the pandemic will get worse before it gets better he used the remarks to call out the trump administration for the slow pace of coronavirus
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vaccinations the trump administration has only vaccinated about 2 million people even though they promised to vaccinate 20 million people by year's end. biden had a plan to kick it into high gear when he gets sworn in. he called for more funding from congress, he would use the production act for the vaccines and the protective gear to administer it. all part of his plan in the first 100 days of his presidency covid-19 of course has crippled hospitals and health care systems across the country. fewer were hit harder than holy name medical center in teaneck, new jersey they're doing out hundreds of doses. we have michael marin with us.
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great to see you with us today, michael. i know your hospital was the epicenter of the virus how are you doing now? >> we're doing okay now. all the preparedness that we had back in march and april is paying off dividends now as we've seen this second surge in the fall and so that helped tremendously we were much better prepared. >> is there a lag right now between the vaccines that you have on hand and getting them into the arms of the people who need them most who are in line to get them? >> no, not at all. as the vaccine comes in, we're administering it we have the capacity to do more than we're currently doing we're taking this in a very methodical approach. this vaccine is precious we don't want to waste any we have to remind everybody it's a two dose vaccine so it requires two shots. one 21 days later if it is the pfizer, 28 days later if it is
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moderna. >> what does it mean that you have you more than you are able it administer? >> no, we have more -- as the drug comes in, question administer it. what we don't have is a regular schedule of supply of the drug if i know -- we don't want to schedule people and cancel them because the drug is not available. we're scheduling as we know we have drug available to administer so we're keeping everybody on pace. >> have you been given guidance how you go about moving from the hospital community to the community at large >> well, we kind of figured that one out on our own we're working with tnek who has been a great partner we're going into a community center and we'll set up a registration area. we'll encourage people to do it
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online ahead of time that's the most efficient and ideal approach come in, if you're green lighted, you go right in if you are vaccine ready, short sleeve shirt, easy to get the needle in the upper arm, send you to an observation area for 15 minutes and then you're on your way under that model we expect to do at a minimum 1500 a day. >> michael, that's the most detail i've gotten thank you for that. >> you're very welcome. a hospital in michigan changing its rules for the holidays allowing covid patients one visitor for an hour. here's the moment when a daughter saw her dad for the first time in a month. >> hi. >> hi. >> i love you so much. >> i love you. >> i'm okay now. don't worry. >> the daughter's actually a nurse who works in the same hospital but she wasn't allowed to see her father since he tested positive.
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>> no words were needed. it was just seeing him that made a huge difference to me. >> the hospital in michigan, one of the few if not the only hospital allowing visits like this some people are still waiting hours just to get a test from long lines wrapping around buildings in california to packed parking lots at drive-through sites in connecticut. this is a problem all across the country. cnbc's bertha coombs shows how one company is offering high tech solutions not just for testing. >> reporter: waiting in line is part of covid life lululemon opted virtual lists so they could reserve a spot. more than 300,000 signed up last year >> we launched in october, double digit growth with our tenants adopting and using the platform and triple digit usage increase when we went into black friday
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>> welcome to wait while 4-year-old startup wait while which got its start managing crowds but now has become a go-to for social distancing. >> we have quadrupled our growth covid provided a lot of activation energy in a time frame that would have taken five to seven years they use wait well to keep families in the loop when they're having surgery critical in covid. >> a lot of times it's call a phone number someone doesn't pick up. this allows us to have two-way communication. they can communicate back if they are nervous. >> city md went virtual with the experity platform.
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>> i was very concerned about people waiting in the cold. >> wait while hopes it sticks. >> having covid, having people wait just as using video conferencing and telemedicine have changed our expectations about how we do meetings, visit doctors, virtual wait lists are an eye opener about how to make waiting easier for both sides. >> bertha, thank you for that. president-elect biden facing an endless list of challenges. how will he handle it? a look at his priorities ahead. steve kornacki breaking down the senate runoff in georgia kornacki at the big board. that's next.
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there's just one week left until the georgia runoff the two republican senators who were fighting to hold on to their seats are now supporting $2,000 stimulus checks after president trump demanded bigger payments >> i've stood by the president 100% of the time i'm proud to do that and i've said, absolutely. we need to get relief to americans now and i will support that >> i'm delighted to support the president in the $1400 increment
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over what we've done with the vaccine coming, it's appropriate. >> their democratic challengers are accusing them of flip flopping he's been opposing all direct covid relief until it became politically convenient to support it more than 2.3 million georgians have voted early smashing the record in a georgia runoff and we still have a week left steve kornacki is breaking down the numbers so far what are you seeing, steve, in terms of enthusiasm to get involved in this runoff? >> it's off the charts and i guess that's consistent with politics this year and the last couple of years. you mentioned it, 2.3 million and counting the previous record was 2.1 million. this thing could be up at 2.7, 2.8 million when all is said and done then people will turn out and vote on election day, too.
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it will turn out significant more than 5 million people voted in georgia of course it's only fitting that the runoff election have high enthusiasm what is it, two for two in the senate races the good news for democrats, hey, this is a state, georgia, that their candidate, joe biden, just won in the presidential race biden by about 12,000 votes beat him in georgia this is what they're up against next week. take a look at what happens in the senate races in november first of all, jon ossoff versus david perdue, nobody got to 50%, that's why we're in the runoff perfe perdue got more than ossoff. biden the democrats wins, but in this one the republican leads. again, that jungle primary, more
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republican votes contessa, there were split ticket voters in georgia they voted for biden and republicans in the senate. democrats need to change that if they win. >> turnout matters so much here. steve, thank you. >> you've got it. president-elect biden is about to face historic and daunting challenges when he takes office a raging pandemic, struggling economy, calls for racial justice and a bitterly divided nation here's cnbc's eamon javers. joe biden is taking on the most difficult circumstances in american history his first priority is the rollout of the vaccine to millions of americans and then he's hinted at another economic stimulus measure calling the latest bill passed by congress just a downpayment on what needs to be done on top of that, biden wants a massive new roads and bridges
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bill he'll have to do it all using federal computer systems that have been so badly hacked by the russians, that he may not be able to trust information and communications coming into the white house from his whoen agency, including the full scope of the breach and the extent of the damage that it's caused. >> reporter: the russians won't be his only problem. biden will jettison trump's america first foreign policy his idea to reinvigorate it from china. biden is appointing the most diverse cabinet in history and then he'll address the economic side with investments in small businesses, education and homeownership. contessa, biden's greatest challenge will be healing a
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divided nation bipartisanship seems like a relic of an earlier age. that may be more than any president can do but this president-elect, contessa, says he'll try. >> uphill road indeed. thank you, eamon greg norman is warning about coronavirus. a rescue from downnd ♪ you can go your own way
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greg norman, the shark may be untouchable on the golf course, but covid hit the two-time major champion hard sending him to the hospital more than once. the golf great is on the road to recovery gabe gutierrez spoke to norman about covid and what he thinks everyone should learn about his experience. >> reporter: greg norman is used to being on top of the world and on top of his game. >> i start off with 30, 45
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minute cardio. >> reporter: the 65-year-old australian legend has documented his workout so he posted another kind of video on christmas eve shark's fans took notice. >> i feel very flu like, i have a mild fever >> reporter: he would soon test positive for covid he received an antibody treatment. >> right now i feel pretty fatigued >> reporter: now he's quarantining at home after being discharged >> this is once in a hundred year pandemic. trying to understand it. >> reporter: he says he tested negative before playing at the exhibition pnc championship in orlando where tiger woods played with his 11-year-old son charlie. after norman's son tested positive, norman noticed his own symptoms including back pain. >> i couldn't move it was severe tightness and aches and pains and then as each
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day went by progressively, there was a time just before christmas eve i went to walk my dog i couldn't even open the door handle with my hands my hands hurt that much. >> reporter: norman lost his sense of smell and taste. >> reporter: what most surprised you about this virus >> oh, how it totally just hit me from the top of my head all the way down. >> reporter: he has a warning for anyone who thinks the virus only strikes those with pre-existing conditions. >> that is total bs because i'm a very fit guy. >> reporter: what would you tell people who are skeptical about how serious this virus is. >> i wouldn't wish this on anybody. any of the symptoms i've had, not a combination of them, just any one of them, i wouldn't want to wish it on any one of them. >> reporter: at one point norman's son and his son's wife tested positive. we reached out to the pga for comment and have not heard back. contessa a workout in below freezing
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temperatures and bombers target a bus full of government workers as we go around the world in 80 seconds. afghanistan. an explosion injures at least six people the attack targeted a bus carrying government workers. they rigged it on a bicycle near a bus in kabul so far nobody's claimed responsibility. belgium. covid killed 18 nursing home residents after a visit from a man dressed as san if a. an outbreak emerged and he reportedly was among the first to test positive afterwards. australia. crews rescued a 10-year-old boy and his father from their truck. they were stranded by flood water in a remote area of queensland their travel companions walked more than 30 miles in 12 hours to get help. a rescue helicopter spotted a man and child sitting on their
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truck's roof. russia, dozens of bold swimmers in siberia getting in a quick workout in freezing waters the temperatures there don't get above minus 4 degrees fahrenheit so santa hats are definitely not enough the swimmers say the frigid water boosts their immunity and boosts their body against disease. i say that which doesn't kill you makes you stronger coming up, if you have an old shoe box full of sports trading cards from, i don't know, when you were a kid, it might be time to dig them out and see if there is a money maker in there coming up, the booming business of trading cards. 10 p.m. eastern and pacific, "streets of dreams" with marcus lemonis travels the country visiting the most iconic and influential streets that f
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collecting sports cards isn't just a hobby, it's a booming business take a look at these cards sold for record sums. mike trout's signed rookie card made history this summer it went for almost $4 million. and the great one, wayne gretzky set a record off the ice his rookie card sold for almost $1.3 million this month. we look at the growing value of sports trading cards.
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>> reporter: virginia turned trading card worker. >> they can't go to the games. they can't do anything but watch it on tv in the pandemic it created a focus. >> reporter: former card owners are dusting off the sets and a new generation is emerging looking for quick flips and long-term investments. >> people are dealing trading cards as an asset. the big difference between trading cards and a lot of commodities is the fact that there's a finite amount of supplies. >> reporter: after years of decline, people are changing how they price it. trading cards are valuable. >> if you take the top 500 trading cards they beat the s&p
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500 by 153%. that's not a small sample size. >> a couple of weeks ago seth curry rookie card sold for $611,000 yannis sold for 1.8 million. many are putting together collections across varying prices going from $100 to thousands. the industry will make history from 1.5 to $2 billion here. the biggest in the history. >> they increase in value and if that is a championship, for example. they continue to increase in value. >> sports card trading is getting its fair share gold and other precious metals some don't ever possess them there's youtube. people are getting massive reactions from opening boxes of
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cards. >> unboxing videos i just love them eric, another type of card game i'm hearing is making a real comeback and it has not that much to do with sports. >> yeah, that's right. it's a good question not just sports trading cards that are taking off, pokemon cards are seeing a huge spike. plenty of pokemon cards are getting headlines for selling well above $100,000. most of them are selling for a few hundred bucks, just like sports cards, a lot of this is being driven by adults. >> how many 12-year-olds have $100,000, eric thank you. recapping our top headlines of the night the united states falling way short of operation warp speed's goal of 20 million vaccinations by the end of the year
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the latest data shows about 2 million americans have received a dose. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell blocking a vote to increase the stimulus checks it will not charge the officers with the killing of tamir rice and now you know the news of this december 29th, 2020 i'm contessa brewer in for shepard smith tonight. you can follow us on you can follow us on twitter @thenewsoncnbcns sellin. and ea but cheese till you find the perfect slice... even if everyone asks you... another burger truck? don't listen to them! that means cooking day and night until you get... [ ding ] you got paid! that means adding people to the payroll. hi mom. that means... best burger ever. intuit quickbooks helps small businesses be more successful with payments, payroll,
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