tv MONEY With Melissa Francis FOX Business October 17, 2013 12:00am-1:01am EDT
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melissa: clock is ticking. vote is imminent. senate expected to vote on a deal to avoid default in the next two hours this is fluid and keeps changing. house committee preps for a vote later tonight. here is what we know the deal will fnd the government through january 15th. it extends the debt deadline to february 7th t keeps obamacare mostly intact. will it pass the house and senate before the midnight deadline? joining me from the hill, democratic senator mark pryor. welcome to the show. >> thank you for having me. melissa: what do you think? do you support it as it stands. >> i do and i think most people in the senate will. this is has been an ugly process. should have never allowed the vernment to shut down and get this close to the debt ceiling. this hyper partisan gridlock in
washington, this is what you end up with. i'm just hoping some lessons here will be learned by politicians to not allow this to happen again. i hope voters out there and our constituents will insist we don let this happen again. melissa: there are those on the other side would say we are wildly outspending what we're taking in. at some point you have to stand up and do something about it and this was the moment in time when you could stand up and say, rather than raising our credit limit and getting that credit card expanded further we need to talk about how to really cut spending down the line. how do you respond to that? >> well we have cut spending. we did the budget control act of 2011. we cut $3.6 trillion out of spending over next 10 years. we're in year two of that. we have eight more years to go. so some progress has been made. the annual deficit has gone down. i'm not trying to defend the deficits. we're living beyond our means. melissa: right. >> we need to fix this. but i support a more comprehensive approach.
something more along the lines of simpson-bowles. i don't agree with every line of it but simpson-bowles lace out things we need to do. it lays out a blueprint for us, i wish we two years ago, three years ago would have followed that. i wish president would have taken it up and wish republicans and democrats on the hill would embrace it. melissa: i think we all agree there is plenty of blame to go around but when we get to the precipice again and again. they say i like simpson-bowles, i wish would have done that but we didn't. that doesn't help us now. a lot of people say have we put off the fight from december to january or february, and really doesn't get us any further? >> well i was hoping for a longer term debt extension, something more like, december of next year before we would be looking at default again. i think that would be better situation. melissa: but why? why would that get you to a point where you make tougher decision s? it if you push it out further, it pushes off when you have to
make tough decisions what we'll do with real long-term obligations we have that we can't possibly support? >> i understand. look at the track record. have we made those discussions yet around the debt ceiling. >> no. >> no. obviously this is not a strategy that works. let's go ahead and i think it is better for the economy if we have a longer term situation where people know it is okay to invest here. they know it is okay to take risk to higher to do what we need to do. we need discipline in the congress to work on national debt. it is not just spending. you could cut your spending out completely. all the discretionary spending and still not get to a ball manies lad budget. melissa: either way, the reason people don't feel secure investing here because we spend way beyond our means and we aren't tackling that problem. so by not dealing with it, that doesn't make people want to invest here. raising the debt limit doesn't solve a problem of people being ready to invest here. dealing with our long-term
obligations that we can't pay, that is what gets people, would make them feel better about investing here. >> but the prospect of default is what i mean. if we if people feel like markets have last few days, not today, if they feel like we're about to default, that send jitters around the market and that sends contraction. that is what i mean. melissa: it would but we haven't seen contraction. why do you think that is? we're not really going to default. i don't think the market has taken that prospect seriously. that is why we haven't seen a real big move. >> well, here again, what we need not to use the debt sealing to hold hostage. we need a more comprehensive approach. one of the problems quite honestly, a lot of people don't want to put taxes on the table. i think which should put taxes on table. look at some recommendations from simpson bowls or others.
everybody watching your program today knows that our tax. everybody watching your show the tax code is complicated and unfair. melissa: they would like to simplify the tax code. they want to see a lot less spending. we see the sequester in place. we see the government shutdown. we realize the government could be a lot smaller than it actually is. that is what people are saying on the other side. i will give you a chance to respond to that before we go. go ahead. >> i'm not disagreeing with you or people on the other side. if we want to get closer to a balanced budget we need a comprehensive approach. i think that is my point. melissa: senator, thank you for coming on. we appreciate it. get back to work. thank you. so as they say it takes two to tango and in the case of the fiscal showdown. it is two hours. senate and house of representatives. you heard from democratic senator. we want to bring in a republican congressman, john mica. you were just listening to that what is your reaction?
>> unfortunately one more bandaid kicking the can down the road. we'll be in the same situation on january 15th next year. and then on february 7th. meantime you continue the spending and rack up indebtedness. melissa: yeah. >> unless you have some leverage and we lost today the leverage to do something, no one likes the shutdown. no one likes, we don't want to default on our indebtedness but how do you stop people from spending and adding up the debt? melissa: right. senator pryor said the other side is not willing to put taxes on the table. how do you respond to that? >> well,. >> we would favor reducing taxes but we have to reduce some spending programs that have gone wild and some of those are again overdue for reform. discretionary spending, we made
some cuts. we can go further. but i sit on a committee that oversees waste and fraud, government oversight. and we see every day billions an billions of dollars of taxpayers money wasted. some of it, and i'm a very supportive of our military. even in dod, and social security, medicare, there are all kinds of ways any senior citizen could tell you, they see the money wasted in some of these programs. melissa: we are set up to have this fight again in a few months, are we not? what is going to be different? >> going to be the same ol' same ol'. it will be colder in january. and it will be a lot worse for the taxpayers. in the meantime that debt has, it will go from 17 trillion, we're headed to 18 trillion. this administration is racked up in five years from 9 trillion to 17 trillion on our way to 18 trillion. and with consent of congrs. that has to stop.
our biggest economic threat is not shutdown or default. it i was shut down the country financially. the lack of credit, even the united states could become greece. you can wake up and see what happened in cypress where, you go to the bank and, you can't get your money. melissa: senator pryor said he would like to see the debt ceiling fight have been put off for a year. that is what the country need for the economy to recover. how do you respond to that? >> well we've been putting it off and putting it off and spending and spending. it has to be done now. it should have been done yesterday. there should have been negotiations. the president needs to lead. i have, i worked with presidents since i was a staffer in in the senate back with reagan. worked as a member congress, even with clinton. they have always negotiated though, always shown the leadership to bring people together. unfortunately some of this may be about the 2014 electn where
you bash our side and then you just keep offering more and more manna from washington. and where, they tried to make republicans out to be the mean, mean-hearted, mean-spirited guys. mean heart edness is running the country into debt beyond the pale. melissa: i think a lot of people at home don't care republican, democrat what is really going on. what they see is a country that can't spend within its means and can't get the financial checkbook in order. is there any hope to get that done in my lifetime? anytime soon? >> it can be done. you know, we balanced a budget, i was here, we balanced it. we had a shutdown last time and we got the, the budget balanced within two years from 97, look at it, to 2000 two. we had -- 2002. we had revenue to meet our expenditures. in fact the debate on the floor just before 9/11 was what to do
with the surplus. so it can be done. we have things like welfare reform. we back slided on many of the social programs. we have more people on food stamps than we ever had in the history of the country. people's incomes have gone down. that is how the make the country successful is to make the economy vibrant. melissa: to grow. pro-growth policies. that is only thing that can solve all the problems when you talk about your debts. we have to get spending under control but this idea you have to have more tax revenue come in, that doesn't happen through raising taxes. it happens through growing the economy. so there is more profit everywhere. how do we do that though? what is one thing we could do today? what would you do do today to make the economy grow? >> well again, i think you need a more favorable attitude towards business. particularly small business that create jobs. it is very difficult for people to get in business. now you have -- melissa: that's right.
>> this new ruling by mandates and edicts whether it is epa, osha, all of the federal agencies, cracking down on business people. and then you have the biggest expenditure in governments since world war ii, probably with new obamacare that is left people in limbo, 29 hour work weeks. so all the things that depress employment, people having good jobs. being able to pay into the treasury. melissa: congressman, real quick before you go, does it end tonight, yes or no? >> oh, this is just the beginning. stay tuned. we'll be here, with you, with snowstorms and in january and february. melissa: well, that is true too. thank you so much. we appreciate it. get back to work. >> thank you. melissa: next on "money," what might be an even bigger trip wreck than congress? healthcare.gov. the former chief information officer for the white house tells us why everything is going wrong, and, how to fix it, by the way because we're about solutions. plus iran offers nuclear
melissa: it has been more than two weeks now and the obamacare website that was supposed to change the face of health insurance has instead continued to face plant, losing almost 90% of its traffic, since the october 1st launch. can you imagine if a business lost 90% of its traffic? a new study estimates the healthcare.gov, infamous for glitches and lengthy delays registered just 36,000 people in first week of operation. that is less than 1% of the 9.4 million who visited the site. we're always trying to help here on money. joining with us a master class how to fix the problem, former white house information officer teresa peyton. teresa, let's jump right in. number one tip, engage outside panel of experts to determine which fire sneads to be put out first. only problem remind me of the business roundtable that the president brought in and didn't let them do anything.
what should the folks do? what should they do and where should you get them? >> america is so fortunate. we have the best internet innovators in the world. think of companies like disney, fedex. they can give us advice. first thing i would do, hand them the production report talks about the system errors. difficulties people are having navigating online. i would have a trusted group of advisors for their advice. think about it, they made mistakes along the way and lived to tell the tale. melissa: it is shocking they're not doing that already. democrats in washington are so close to so many people in silicon valley, i can't believe they haven't done that already. makes a lot of sense. post peak traffic times to avoid on the website that makes a lot of sense. >> yeah. i mean you can definitely tell by now when the peak times are. as well as when you're doing maintenance. put it right there on the homepage for your best customer
experience possible, stay away from these times. people will do that. that will help sort of take away some of that frustration. >> i love the third tip. it is so smart. create status tracking form on the website like fedex. even domino's pizza does that when you order a pizza they have a tracker that tells you where the order is to follow along where it is going. fedex obviously more sophisticated over longer period of time but this is genius idea. >> if you think about what ace going on right now, americans are very anxious. they know they have a deadline they have to hit. and so they're wondering did it take my application? they're filling out more than one. they're calling the call center. all of this creates traffic and another load on the system. we don't need. so we create this very easy, here's your nokia tracking number. check your own status. it will really head off at love problems. melissa: and a lot of frustration. make people feel like they know what is going on. they have some sort of an agency. i love that one. number four as well. you say separate research
process from the shopping experience. does that mean you would have two different websites or how would you do that exactly? >> you know, the experience would still feel like you're going to one website, but if you think about, again, i go back to amazon. i go back to, any shopping site, even looking for a loan. you can shop all you want and nobody asks you for account information. and why do they do that? there is really two reasons behind that. first, makeing a simplistic customer experience. simplicity is king when it comes to the internet. let people shop. when they're ready to buy, send them over to the buy side. the other piece is load balancing. think about it. y don't want to have all of the people who are ready to purchase inputting all of the same information at the same time as people who are just browsing right now. melissa: yeah. >> so tse two things can be accomplished by just separating out the shopping experience from actually inputting all of your personal data. melissa: so logical. i'm shocked that is not going on right now. your last up with you say, only
access health care options through secure sources. why is that important? >> well, we've seen, if you think about the big internet household napes that you use and love today, whether it is amazon, fedex, any of those sites, even your banks, cyber criminals use emails with links and ads to trick you into going places you shouldn't go and giving up your personal information. so as it relates to your health care, only go from trusted sources. we don't want to see people clicking on ads or links, hhs.gov or whitehouse.gov if you're not sure what the local exchange is. that is great way to beat out fraudsters. melissa: do you think the reputation of the website is salvageable? it has become literally a joke on some different shows. even left-wing comedy shows are doing some jokes about the website. is there anything they can do to salvage the reputation at this point? >> i think it is tough. at this point what they need is very aggression sirf get-well
plan. ifhey announced they were bringing in trusted experts from big household names, some american internet innovators to help come in and improve the customer experience i think you might be able to win people back. melissa: yeah, put a new face on it. we'll bring google in to turn the whole thing around. bring jeff bezos in. makes a lot of sense. we'll send the white house a link to the segment. i'm sure they will do all those things right away. appreciate it. good ideas. >> thank you. melissa: next on "money," iran seemingly backing down off its nuclear positions offering to get u.s.-led sanctions lifted. how do we know if this is a ruse though? a top middle east expert is here to respond. plus is your career six feet under? there are five critical tips to bring it back from the dead and one of the top employment gurus around is here to fill us in. they are great ideas. i've seen them. i love them. do you ever have too much money? we'll be right back. when we made our commitment to the gulf, bp had two big goals:
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melissa: turning now to iran and its proposal for a plan that would limit its nuclear program in return for decreased economic sanctions. it is looking like iran's crippled economy led to a change of heart but of course there's a catch. as part of the deal, iran wants an acknowledgement of its right to enrich iranianup. needless to say that caveat did not sit well with israel's prime minister and kind of makes you wonder why it even needs enriched uranium if it is not making nukes, right? here to dissect the situation, middle east expert and fox news contributor, lisa daca tarry. what do you think of this? >> israel has ever right. we've seen this act before. they said they will make concessions.
they will ask for loosening of sanctions. we see what the agenda and let's not fall for it again. the west seems very much eager to go along with what iran is offering. they say they will be cautious. they say they will want to see action before they loosen any sanctions. melissa: yeah. >> although there is no immediate resolution came out of the geneva conference over the last few days they set aate for november to continue the talks and seem pretty enthusiastic about something happening this time around. melissa: let's dissect it a little bit. they say they will constrain the nuclear program in exchange for easing sanctions. what could it possibly mean? >> what could it possibly mean, when, a, we have reason to beeve they are far enough on the nuclear program to quickly produce a bomb? and b, they already said they won't stop enrichment of uranium. what does constrain really mean? melissa: what are they hoping we think it means? >> that it is a lot of beautiful
vocabulary and fall for it again. we don't know any details of talks but a lot of diplomats at the meeting said this was most detailed of the talks that they have had thus far. melissa: let me play the devil's advocate. the other side will say, we put the sanctions in place. they are squeezing the government. now their posture has changed. they're coming to the table with something. everything we've done is working. we should respond and continue down this path with them. what is wrong with that? >> that is fine as long and sanctions remain in place and pressure remains on the government. talk about the sanctions and in terms of who is it asaffecting and how it is affecting iran. unfortunately the burden is on the people of iran. there are two economies. mainstream economy and regime's economy. mainstream economy is awful. common goods are hard to come by. when they are inflation and prices of basic food items are high families can't afford to put food on the table but at the same time regime found loopholes
to get around it and find things they need but still want loosening of sanctions. melissa: looks like they're not impact if you. why would you loosen them? >> a, you want to keep people off the street. revolutions happen because there is no food and poverty and. that is b, they are targeted sanctions where the regime might not have the supplies it needs. it has all the equipment it need to actually completely nuclear agenda. so we do know there is an agenda here in terms of loosening the sanctions, going on with their nuclear program and now making these concessions in order to again, play out the clock as they have before. melissa: the show is called "money." we like to follow the mone as it goes around the world. interesting to look at the impact of sanctions. i didn't realize iran is rapidly accumulating unspent pools of money in other countries. south korea, turkey, japan, places buying its oil and money is just sitting there. i assumed the money was clearing
one way or the other or there was a barter situation is going on. a lot of that is going on. >> a lot is going on. you have to remember the central bank in iran is sanctioned. they can not do business as usual. they have found these unique loopholes or ways around it but at same time their oil out put has been cut by half. melissa: yeah. >> that is very, very significant cut in their economy but as you said -- melissa: they're not getting paid in full. other countries money is sitting -- what is impact of that? if there is money sitting in japan, south korea, turkey, owed to iran why do we care about that? >> we're the ones we're basically pulling the strings on that. if we give them the economic breathing space, imagine all of this flooding into the country and they are going to revive the economy the way that they want. they are going to strengthen their power at home. meanwhile talk about human rights. businesses as usual back in iran. prisons are still being flooded with journalists and, christians and we know all these things are
still going on. melissa: yeah. >> you about the money is there. and we know that if we loosen the sanctions before we see any type of significant actions -- melissa: real action then we're just fools. >> we're giving them what they want. melissa: lisa, thanks for coming on. always such great insight. from the u.s. to every corner of the globe money has been flying around the world. first to greece, the largest labor union in the country is calling for general strike on november 6th. union officials say austety measures are pushing unemployment to quote, nightmare levels and hammering workers rights. those general strikes typically led to violent clashes with police. on to the united kingdom. its postal union voting overwhelmingly to go on strike. the 24 hour walkout is scheduled to take place november 4th. the union has 115,000 members. the royal mail was privatized and made its ipo debut last week but the union claims privatization will hurt workers pension benefits and job security.
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move. shares of ebay are jumping after hours. a weak outlook for the current quarter. it has been facing tough competition as it tries to expand market share in mobile payments. there you go. it is more than just a workplace blues. as your career flat light? on "money" we are here to help you bring it back to life. tom campbell is the president and ceo of staffing and recruiting firm, and he has got tips to get anyone back on track. number one, rise and shine. get started earlier. you don't mean go into the office earlier. >> if that is your deal, great. you don't have to. distaff to get your day started earlier. read the paper, watch tv, have your bowl of cereal or do whatever it is that you do. just do it earlier and get going faster. kind of like the army. we do more before 9:00 a.m. and most people do all they. melissa: you also mean get revved up so that you are not
dragging your into the office -- excuse me, so to speak. you look like miserable. kid grabbed up and then show appeared thought. >> whatever is, give yourself time. melissa: your main purpose is to make your boss's life easier. i think a lot of people forget that. >> it really should be a symbolic relationship. the manager's job is to get the employees promoted an advanced, make more money. the employee's jobs to make to manage a good and get things done. you're doing after navy have a real relationship with your manager your career will go to the roof. melissa: melissa: connect with them on a personal level, ask about passions. is that personal? >> it is not something that you do on day one. you go from a chart, they want an end, by the way, whether your plans. we're talking about you have a job, get to know them. as questions. care. melissa: you also say enchant
your co-workers. what does that mean? >> the key, and we are playing a little bit with the halloween holiday, but you want to make them like you. too often -- melissa: your co-workers. >> too often he started gotten people go when thinking my co-workers are like weeds because i'm here. melissa: sure they don't care. it's just about charming your boss. >> number one gun no one wants to determine the bus. you will do more pro-active work and help the environment. people are happy around each other there will be more sharing of ideas, more execution and team work. melissa: as for assignments outside your job description. >> if there is something going on within the entire department are at the company is all and they're looking for people to volunteer, you will get exposure to different managers, leaders in the company, and you can show you can do something instead of the day-to-day minutia. melissa: doesn't that say, don't have enough on my plate. i'm not busy?
>> well, the one volunteers. you might have to put in extra time, but the fact of the matter is it shows you are committed to helping the company. melissa: interesting. tip number five, speak up. that seems pretty obvious. >> you would be surprised how many people have great ideas that don't get said. add all want to step on my bosses or co-worker stow's. i -- the best thing i ever hear in interviews and we're talking to candid it's is, of saying at allegis was not sure it was my place. melissa: you're saying is always your place? >> judgment is a huge thing you need in any career. however, if you have a good idea, you can plug it by somebody at a different level and department at second i had this idea. melissa: had the you know your career is lining? we are joking about that. your career is dead. what are the signs? maybe your just comfortable. have you know you're really sort of leveled out? >> the easiest ways to look around and see what your peers
are doing. if your peers are getting more opportunities, more exposure to senior management, you can look and say, hey, wait a second. why am i the upper snapped. the editing, and any feeling, am i really moving forward? get ideas. love it. fresh ways to bring in new revenue. your feet maybe getting even smaller. or you can soon find yourself in them on board shower spa. a lot of ways to interpret that. what strategies will be the big money when it? the high-flying details. at the end of the day, it is all about "money." ♪
your kids, with the flying many as you are about to step into an on board shower spa believe airlines are pulling out all the stops to get you on board and to make money. while first-class gain extra perks, the rest of the plan is having its privileges based. you won't believe now. he with the details to mark murphy, president and ceo of travel alliance. let's start with the luxury first. that is just so nice. what is this on board nanny thing? and focused. is this what a crying kid bouncing on your lap and wants to walk around and fun and everything? will you drink or whatever? >> you enjoy your $20,000 class ticket and they will give you a nanny in order to take the kid out of your hands for that trip. most of these people of the wealthier used to having any sticker of the children. why not have it in the air? planes. melissa: do i have to buy
$22,000.1 class ticket for my child as well in order to get that? details, details. >> you are spending the money. you're spending the money. melissa: after buy for them as well. might be cheaper to bring in any along. in any case, where some of the of the things? the on board shove, there already is chef. talking about something a lot more serious. >> meals cooked to order. order your own meal, and it will keep to your liking while in flight which is something unusual because most people when you consider airline food, they're trying to bring in an new and different experience. airline travel the last few years, the last decade, everyone hasone to flatbed seats in business class. the differentiators, the service, of course to make them down to price, but it is not so price sensitive in the business class and first-class cabin. now is about what amenities you would give the customer. melissa: two is doing this? >> all those crazy things the
you mentioned at the start of the segment. that is emirates. a really lead away with unique product, in particular these first-class private suites, nannies, the chef on board, all of that stuff. melissa: it seems like their is a lot of room here to charge first class even more. and we say it cost $20,000 to buy first class, you know, that sounds like an astronomical fee, but that is pretty much standard. if you are flying long haul, you know, first class to the middle east and asia, it is about $20,000. if you fly privately you're looking at $300,000. so between that 22 and hundreds of thousands of dollars, there is room for airlines to charge, you know, really wealthy business travelers of the five grand where some phenomenal -- right? is a double we sang? >> you know what i think happens, the difference between the flat business class and a first-class seat, when it becomes a much bigger spread because it is more competitive on the business class site is
just to be ten, 15, $20,000 difference you will see people go down because it is on the edge of our flight or in the case of asia, maybe 16 or 17 hours nonstop from new york to get to many points in asia nonstop. your point about the private aircraft, if you have enough people on that private plane that can hold ten of 12 with a gulfstream five, you are spreading that money over those people. then it might make sense to go private, and those people to exactly that many times. melissa: airlines are adding five or six more seats on each plane. southwest is going to have dinner see back magazine pockets to jam more people in. alaska airlines, smaller trades, united is putting magazine pockets above the tray table. united 83201-inch closer from front to back. basically if you're in the back of the plan the bottom line is you're going to each and. >> you're right to use squeeze more and more. and they are doing all the car pricing so that you can choose
the seepage you want, but if you're looking for the lowest ticket prices would get the tightest see, in some cases this seat pitch 28 inches down to 34 inches is what it was just in years ago. melissa: go on a diet before you get on the plane. thank you so much for coming on. we appreciate it. next on "money," we can all use a stiff drink after watching the debacle on congress. who better to mitt bring in the master mixologist. as special drawing to colmar jitters and a parking cautioned to give washington working together. get ready for "spare change." you can never have too many cocktails' -- i mean too much "money." ♪
♪ melissa: it is time for a little fun with "spare change", and i mean fine. in honor of today we are joined by master mixologist. you will start with the toast to the almost deal in congress. fortunately anthony has brought lots of drinks to get as did the government shut down. one very special drink. >> we're doing a variation on our rusty nail. i am calling a little bit rusty because i think when some of the government employees get back, maybe it will be a little bit rusty. melissa: okay. >> i'm going to make this with drambuie, an american whiskey, bourbon. that's just goes right in here. we will do about 1 ounce of beach. and then just give it an nice stir. melissa: what makes this a
variation? why is it better than the normal resting now? >> and normal rusty nail would be drambuie and scotch. this is drambuie and bourbon and mesquite. a little bit different scotch tend to be a little bit smug your. melissa: and it will loosen them up a little bit. what is up with the giants eyespot? >> it does not know nearly as quickly. this molecule by swiss is what i am making here. sales. all i really need t do is solve it to the temperature. what is the hottest trend you're seeing entering china? >> right now dress cocktails'
money right there? >> since it is national liquor day i made three liquor cocktails. the rusty nail is the first. the second one is a black russian. that is killing and vodka. the third one is cognac and benedictine. i named after the show in the money because this is only made with benedictine in brandy, but i'd lasted up with benedictine in cognac. melissa: was the most popular core right now? >> probably jager mr. melissa: why? it's like a rocket fuel. >> i am actually partial. melissa: which one of those are you going to taste?
get in here. c'mon in. what did you try one of these as well. i don't know what -- >> that is a little bit rusty. this is a black russian. this is our in the money, the variation. melissa: what is your favorite liqueur right now? >> drambuie. ims test and was the guy. scotch is heather, money, and spices. melissa: this sounds fabulous. what is a big seller right now? what is like the biggest and the people are aspiring to? what would my "money" audience, you know, and drink you're trying to impress people and go into the bar. you're like me and have no knowledge of their appetite for it. what should i do? >> i can give you a little financial. bourbon. if you're going tonvest, bourbon. it's like 30 percent. yeah drinking more dark spirits in this country than we have since prohibition. our palates are evolving.
gone from blockage around. now it's all about whiskey. american whiskey which is bourbon and dry. super hot. if you're going to invest in a distillery. melissa: that is growing on me. now i like it. when we get to commercial i might drink all of that. thank you. up next, who made "money" today. they get better for six straight years. the housing recovery is making them rich. the aner right after this. you can never have too much "money." ♪ when we made our commitment to the gulf, bp had two big goals: help the gulf recover and learn from what happened so we could be a better, safer energy company. i can tell you - safety is at the heart of everything we do. we've added cutting-edge technology, like a new deepwater well cap and a state-of-the-art monitoring center, whe experts watch over all drilling activity twenty-four-seven. and we're sharing what we've learned, so we can all produce energy more safely. our commitment has never been stronger.
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