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endeavour blasted off on captioning funded by cbs >> good morning. perfect launch. the space shuttle endeavor ever lifts off. gabrielle giffords watches. we're live at the kennedy space center for this morning's historic launch. busted banker. the head of the international monetary fund and but possible choice for the next president of france now set to be arraigned in manhattan later on charges he sexually assaulted a hotel maid. his wife is speaking out in his defense as the impact from his arrest makes its way around the globe. opening the flood gates, the people of louisiana's cajun country head for high ground. early this monday morning, may 16, 2011.
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a wet morning out there. good morning. 10:00 a.m. in a soggy new york. 7:00 out on the west coast. good to have you with us. i'm erica hill. >> i'm chris wragge. in a bit lara will be with us on the story on pakistan. she interviewed the former intelligence chief said that pakistan is hurting the u.s. more than any country though they are supposed to be an ally and getting billions from this country. >> before we do that we want to touch on the historic launch of the space shuttle "endeavour." it went up about an hour ago. this is the next to last mission of the nasa shuttle program. mark strassman is at the space center in florida with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. >> give us the -- >> reporter: go ahead. >> pretty much a picture perfect
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as it were this morning. >> reporter: it was really a spectacular beautiful launch. some cloud cover, sort of cut the view short. from the time it disappeared it was spectacular. the shuttle "endeavour" is now in complete orbit where it will spend the next 16 days. it will spend about a day and a half now chasing the space station where it's going to dock and stay docked about two weeks. there will be also four space walks during this mission, the last four space walks of the shuttle program of course this "endeavour" launch is the next to last launch of the shuttle program, the program is coming to an end with an ambitious science experiment and personal drama with the arrival of representative gabby giffords here to watch her husband, the commander. >> she was on hand to watch her husband as you mentioned, commander mark kelly, take off. where did she watch from? >> behind me, that building you see with the black windows, that is the launch command center,
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there is a black tarp over the windows to give her privacy. she spent it there with her husband's family, also some other crew members and their family were there also. spent it in private but apparently nasa is going to release a photo of her watching the launch. she apparently turned to her chief of staff and said good stuff. one other note. she is wearing her husband's wedding ring and her husband is wearing her wedding ring during this mission as a way to stay connected for the next 16 days, so significant personal milestone in her recovery process, also just a very personal moment for a husband and wife as well. >> absolutely. must be encouraging as focused as commander kelly is, must be encouraging to have had her there. mark strassman, thanks. here is chris. >> thank you. here in new york city this morning one of the most important bankers, the head of the international monetary fund is charged with sexually assaulting a maid in his hotel room. michelle miller is in lower manhattan with the latest on
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this for us this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, chris. dominique strauss-kahn spent the night in jail awaiting arraignment here at this manhattan criminal court house today. and he's been cooperating with authorities, even submitting to a forensics exam to see if he had scratches or any other physical evidence that might link him to an alleged assault. as chief of the international monetary fund, dominique strauss-kahn is moon of the most powerful men in the banking world. last night he stepped in front of cameras handcuffed and charged with an i ray of sex crimes. the man considering a run for the presidency of france agreed to commit to dna tests in an effort to clear his name. >> he denies wrong doing. >> reporter: strauss-kahn is scheduled to be arraigned this morning, his tofattorney says h will plead not guilty. the 62-year-old french politician is accused of
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attacking a 32-year-old maid saturday afternoon inside his $3,000 a night hotel suite. she had gone to clean what she thought was an empty room. strauss-kahn was in a bathroom. he allegedly walked out naked, locked the suite door and forced the maid onto the bed. she told police he then tried to take her clothes off. when she resisted he allegedly dragged her into the bathroom and forced her to perform a sex act. three hours later at kennedy international airport police arrested strauss-kahn as he was seated in first class, ten minutes before his airfrance flight was scheduled to take off. the maid later identified the imf chief in a police lineup. strauss-kahn's job running the imf placed him in a key role in efforts to stem the european debt crisis forming aid packages for greece and ireland. the twice divorced but currently married strauss-kahn admitted an affair three years ago.
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his reputation got him the nickname the great seducer. sources say that strauss-kahn always kept his job because of his abilities in the banking world but his future in that position is now clearly uncertain. and according to police, they caught a break in the quick arrest of strauss-kahn because he called the hotel looking for his cell phone. they say the hotel employee lied and told him that he had it, asked him where he was and that only then did investigators realize he was on his way out of the country and at jfk airport. chris. >> michelle miller, thank you. here is erica. >> chris, thanks. you can imagine the full impact of this arrest being felt around the globe. liz palmer is in london with more on the reaction to these charges. liz, good morning again. >> reporter: good morning. dominique strauss-kahn was a prominent member of the jet
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setting il heat and the next few months should have been the pinnacle of what has been a stellar career. strauss-kahn known as a gifted mr. fix-it will be missed at greek bail-out talks starting today but they will go ahead. >> i think generally markets will perceive that this will be sorted. >> reporter: strauss-kahn's political ambitions, though, have almost certainly been sunk. sometime this summer, dsk as he is known was expected to quit the monetary fund and return to france as a strong candidate for president. his center left supporters along with his wife, a famous journalist, have reacted to news of the arrest with disbelief. i don't believe for a second the accusations leveled against my husband, she said, i have no doubt that he will be found innocent. but strauss-kahn, the economist and politician had a reputation
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as a predatory womanizer. on a french talk show the writer alleges that strauss-kahn assaulted her during an interview. it ended violently, she said, i had to kick him to get away. she didn't pursue a lawsuit at the time but her lawyer says today she may now be considering legal action. erica. >> liz palmer, thanks. >> now here is chris. >> the morganza spillway in louisiana is open as officials pull flood waters out of the mississippi river away from baton rouge and new orleans. this leaves thousands of small town residents in the water's path. their land could be under 20 feet of water in the coming weeks. dean reynolds has this report from baton rouge, louisiana. >> reporter: nine gates are open at the morganza spillway and the intentional flood is under way. pushing water west of baton rouge. a mandatory evacuation order went out in one louisiana parish
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on sunday, and more are expected as the week wears on and the water pours over the rural areas, 25,000 people in its way. >> for the most part we're doing a lot of evacuating, asking people to move livestock, getting prepared. >> reporter: to get an idea of how much water we're talking about, consider this. when just one gate is opened, 75,000 gallons of water per second or 4.5 million gallons per minute, are released. that much water going that fast would fill an olympic pool in nine seconds. they were filling sandbags in butte larose though if the army corps of engineer's estimates are correct it's probably pointless. >> we're going to be nine feet of water. >> reporter: jake own as boat landing in henderson. he knows living by a big river can have serious downsides. >> you take the chance when you live here.
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but we love it so much that's why we're here. >> and why they will stay. dean reynolds, cbs news, henderson, louisiana. now here is erica. >> ever since that daring raid killed osama bin laden have been asking if pakistan's government is helping the u.s. in the war on terror. lara logan put that question to a man who may know the answer better than nen anyone. >> you have to give pakistan a title. is it a friend. what is pakistan? >> currently has the title of ally. >> right. deceptive. >> so you think its title should be? >> it should be hostile country, a hostile state. >> so pakistan is the enemy of the u.s.? >> the amount of pain pakistan has inflicted upon the united states in the past 12 years is
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unprecedented. no other country has inflicted that amount of pain upon your nation. >> lara logan joins us from washington. he made some really strong allegations. but he's actually not alone in that assessment when it comes to the real role of pakistan, the relationship between pakistan and the u.s. is that a view the obama administration shares? >> reporter: he obviously goes further than the obama administration because pakistan remains officially an ally. but i think most people at this point have accepted that the relationship with pakistan is a trade-off. what he's saying the trade-off isn't worth it. you need to look at the reality and realize whatever you're getting from pakistan isn't worth what you're -- what they are taking from you and the price you're paying. now, the administration is not at that point, but certainly the you know, the capture of, well, the killing of osama bin laden,
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that didn't help pakistan's case and relationship. the relationship right now is under the microscope. >> a renewed focus there. senator john kerry is in pakistan. he had the this to say. we need to find way to march forward f. it's not possible there are a set of downside consequences that can be profound. that also is a very strong statement. what is he referring to specifically would you say when he talks about the downside, the consequences? >> reporter: i would say the two most important things are pakistan's nuclear arsenal and the fact that pakistan is the fastest growing nuclear nation in the world. for a country with a population of 160 million, 85% of pakistani women don't know how to read or write their own name, you're talking about what is in lots of ways a third world nation with a nuclear arsenal. and the other problem is the relationship that pakistan has
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with various militant groups, and those two things specifically threat at any the national security interests, not just of the united states but of the western world. >> when we look at the situation in pakistan specifically, thousands of demonstrators this weekend in the streets protesting the killing of osama bin laden, the united states, give us a sense, though, is that the overarching feeling? is this a small contingent of folks? how are folks seeing what happened a couple weeks ago? >> reporter: you know, this is one of the most interesting points because pakistan has such a close relationship with the u.s., so many u.s. tax dollars go there and the u.s. seems to get little credit. there is a lot of anti-american sentiment inside of pakistan. this is not an isolated fringe. it's not the educated elite that live in the capital islamabad. it is widespread across the tribal areas, places like that, it's not a surprise at all. and really what you have to look at is the fact there aren't
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demonstrations like this being held in other parts of the world. it is a significant statement and the u.s. can't afford to ignore that because it really is driving a lot of the anti-u.s. policy. and it's also driving a lot of support for america's enemies inside pakistan and that's been extremely damaging to the united states. when you walk through arlington cemetery, and you see the graves or you go to walter reed hospital and see the hundreds of amputees, that's literally the price that's being paid now for this relationship. this is not something that doesn't mean anything. it's not just words, you know. you go to those, to the parents of those military families who lost their children in afghanistan, fighting the taliban, whose leaders operate from pakistani soil, that's what this is really about. and in one sense, in a much bigger sense, this is about the national security of thes united states and potential terrorist attacks on u.s. soil. given that there is so much at
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stake, the administration is looking carefully at this relationship. this is probably the most critical foreign policy issue facing the united states right now. >> lara logan in washington, thanks. now here is jeff glor with a check of today's other headlines g. morning. >> good morning to you. british police received warning that a dissident irish group plans to set off a bomb in london today. the threat warned of a bombing in central london where security has been increased. it did not include a time. the threat is to the eve of queen elizabeth's visit to ireland. this morning the chief prosecutor for the hague war crimes court announce shed seeking arrest of libyan dictator moammar gadhafi and one of his sons. the prosecutor accused them of crimes against humanity, civilians have been targeted and killed. in singapore an engine fire
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caused a landing. all 149 people on board were evacuated. some as you can see frightened but no one was hurt. long time cbs news man joseph worsebaugh has died. he worked for edward r murrah on the famous segments that helped expose joseph mccarthy and later was one of the original producers on "60 minutes." he died saturday. he was 90 years old. >> it is last call for the legendary sahara casino. after 60 years it's closing its doors. it was a favorite hangout for the rat pack and many otherly gaenldary performers. recently it was mostly known for dollar games and its six-pound burrito. 16 minutes past the hour.
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and good morning once again. welcome back to "the early show" here on a monday morning. chris wragge here in new york along with erica hill. coming up on the program, the growing u.s. debt. the federal debt ceiling, the total amount that congress allows the government to borrow is $14.3 trillion. now, analysts believe we will hit that limit later today. so, what happens if congress doesn't raise it? rebecca jarvis will have some answers for us and what it could mean for every household in america. >> also ahead, there's a new twist in the 2012 presidential race. one of the most popular republicans, mike huckabee, says he's not going to run. and that could change things for the other gop candidates. how so? we'll take a closer look and tell you who's in line to potentially pick up huckabee supporters.
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>> a lot of people in line right now for those supporters. first up, jeff glor at the news desk once again with another look at our top headlines this morning. jeff, good morning again. >> chris, good morning once again to you. good morning to everyone at home. the head of the international monetary fund will be arraigned on sexual assault charges this morning here in new york. dominique strauss-kahn is expected to plead not guilty. a hotel maid says strauss-kahn assaulted her in his hotel room on saturday. at least 29 p
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we juan to get you more on this morning's launch of the space shuttle "endeavour." just before 9:00 eastern time this morning the shuttle left pad 39a at the kennedy space
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center. everything went according to plan which is exactly what you want to hear. to give us a better idea of what was happening this morning and what this means for the program, cbs space consultant bill harwood joins us from the kennedy space center. we launched this launch together, bill, and it was by all accounts picture perfect. >> yeah, it really was. if there was a down side at all to this launch was the layer of low clouds over the space center. so just a few seconds after liftoff, "endeavour" knifed through those clouds as it wheeled about to line up on its trajectory. i guess for all the spectators that showed up, that might have been a disappointment, but nasa's pleased. it took off in fine form, no problems. it got to orbit in good shape, not working any issues. >> and we were listening as it was taking off, listening very closely to what was being said on board the shuttle. what are some of the milestones that you listen for in those first couple of minutes? >> i think after 134 launches, the shuttle has taken on being a routine event, but it's really
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not. it weighs 4.5 million pounds when it's loaded with fuel on the launch pad, and it accelerates to 100 miles an hour straight up in about eight seconds. obviously, the early moments of flight are critical. you've got those big main engines working, those two solid fuel boosters. those of us who watch shuttle launches regularly, it's a very nervous time because there's so much energy in that spacecraft, and everything has to work almost perfectly to get to orbit. and, of course, once again, it appeared to do just that. >> you mentioned the energy, and for some it may have been disappointing as we see it go clue the clouds, but you can still feel that launch, correct? >> absolutely. our position is about 3.5 miles from the pad, and it shakes the building like an earthquake. if you have books on a bookshelf, it can shake off just from the concussion of those big solid rocket boosters when they ignite. it shakes the ground. the sound, it vibrates the clothes on you. it's something that i hate to say it, since we're in the tv business, but tv simply doesn't
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capture it. it's one of those things you have to see in person. >> you have to be there and be a part of it. there is one more launch left. as we look at this, this is now the 25th flight for "endeavour." what is -- what will they be doing during this 16-day mission? >> well, they have two primary goals. they're launching a $2 billion particle physics experiment that's going to study cosmic rays up above earth's atmosphere. they're hoping for some great insights into some of the physics of the big bang that started the universe 14 billion years ago. they also have a palette of spare parts and components they're putting on the station. they're trying to stockpile this gear to protect against the day when the shuttle stops flying, things that are too big for smaller unmanned cargo ships to launch. four spacewalks planned. it's a very busy mission. of course, we'll all be watching that over the next two weeks. >> there's been so much attention on commander mark kelly because of his wife, congresswoman gabrielle giffords who was involved in that horrific shooting in tucson in january. he has this incredible focus. and we've heard so much about it. but this really is something
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that it's probably safe to say most every astronaut must have as part of the job. >> well, he calls it compartmentalization, mark kelly does. he says that all pilots share the ability to focus on the task at hand. in his case, it's difficult for normal folks to imagine having a wife that injured and being able to participate in the kind of training you have to do for a shuttle launch. but his crew says he's done a great job. he's split his job between his wife and train. of course, here's it's paid off today. she was here for the launch. of course, he got to take off after really more than a year of training is how long these crews begin getting ready for a flight. so it's a lot on the line for them personally. and as you say, he somehow manages to keep a laserlike focus on the affairs at hand. pretty impressive. >> he's on his way with the other five members of his troop. bill harwood, thanks again. >> my pleasure. just ahead, what is the debt ceiling? how close are we? we'll explain. called atrial fibrillation, or afib, that's not caused
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in this morning's "moneywatch," the debt ceiling. today the government reaches its debt ceiling. only congress with raise the
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debt level but republican leaders are fighting with the president over how much to cut spending. on "face the nation" sunday, speaker of the house john boehner said the president needs to get serious. >> he's talking about it. but, i'm not seeing real action yet. and i just think this is the moment. we all know what the problems are. why don't we just deal with them? no more kicking the can down the road. no more whistling past the graveyard. now is the time to deal with the fiscal problems we have in an adult-like manner. >> joining us now is cbs news business and economics correspondent rebecca jarvis. rebecca, good morning. >> good morning, chris. >> what does this mean for the overall well-being of the u.s. economy? and should people at home be worried when they hear talk like this? >> take a look at why we're in this position. as a country we're just spending a heck of a lot more money than we're making. for every dollar that the u.s. government spends, about 60 cents of that dollar comes from collections in taxes. but 40 cents of that money comes from our borrowings. that means we need to raise debt as a country in order to really generate the kind of growth and
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pay the kind of commitment that we've made to pensioners, to people who are taking social security, medicare, all of these programs that are out there, that are supposed to help americans. well, we have to borrow to make good on those commitments. as a result of that, if this goes through and we don't pass the debt ceiling, some of those things could actually be hindered payments on many of those programs may not be met. >> are we going to see an immediate reaction here? >> today not so much. but august 2 is really the major deadline that we're looking at here. that's the day where treasury, congress, they can't get more money to meet those obligations. there's been a lot of trepidation around this, because not only is this a question of a debt ceiling, but it's also a question of just too much debt. so there's fear about that in general. >> want to talk to you about a number. new gallup poll says that 47% of americans don't want the debt ceiling to be raised. but speaker boehner and president obama both agree that it should be raised. now there are ways of getting there are totally different. how big is that divide? >> it's a pretty significant divide. what you have from speaker
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boehner is a plan where we raise the debt ceiling but we also cut future spending. from the president what we have is more of a plan where we raise the debt ceiling and we sort of strip out that future question mark and we approach that future question mark at a later date. and also potentially raise taxes in order to get there. >> all right. this past weekend, of course, as we talked about earlier in the broadcast, the international monetary fund chief dominique strauss-kahn was arrested on saturday night. instrumental in bailing out greece the first time around. greece needs an additional bailout. of course he was also instrumental in those talks. what does this mean for the global economy overall and greece as they continue to try to get out of the rut that they're in? >> remember, greece is in this rut because they took on too much debt as a country and the international monetary fund as well as the overall european union had to step up to bail them out. right now the market is relatively unfazed by the question of dominique strauss-kahn's future. but the market is fazed by the future of greece. because it's a huge question, and it will have huge implications, and a ripple effect for us here in the united states. when it was an open question
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last week, before all of this drama around the imf chief, it was still a major issue for the markets, and we did see declines here in the united states of that market as well. >> rebecca jarvis, thanks. coming up next on the program, who are mike huckabee's supporters going to vote for you? we're going to look at the reshaped republican presidential race when we come back. this is the "early" show here on cbs.
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he wasn't going to get in the race, huckabee really started to rethink it. polls show that he would have been a front-runner right away. and some of that private polling by other possible candidates had his dominant in key states like iowa. but, erica, there were some financial considerations. huckabee's really making some money now on his television show. he's building a new house in florida. so he said he prayed for clarity, and he got it. here's huckabee on saturday night. let's take a listen. >> all the factors say, go. but my heart says, no. and that's the decision that i have made. and in it, i finally found some resolution. >> so that's obviously, i think, the moment that everybody had been waiting for on saturday night, makes it very clear he's going to stay on the side lines this time. >> so it's a question, of course, where do all the supporters that he could have had go to. you mention his strong polling numbers as a social conservat e conservative. he's also scored very favorably with a number of tea party
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folks. who do you see those people putting their backing behind now? >> well, that's a great question. and you're obviously going to see this real jockeying right now amongst all these people who are out there vying to get that support. i think the former minnesota governor tim holland he has got to be breathing a sigh of relief. he's going to be hoping to get those huckabee supporters. as he's really fighting to be the alternative candidate to mitt romney. he needed those social conservatives. he's trying to build a coalition with a whole bunch of conservatives. i think the other person, though, is the former pennsylvania senator rick santorum. this may allow him to stay in the race a little longer. he's been working really hard in south carolina, a key primary state and he's been getting a very good reception with social conservatives. >> what about some of the folks who still haven't jumped in? does it give them any bit of a boost to have mike huckabee say, i'm not doing it? >> oh, absolutely. and the one person i think benefits most and gets the biggest boost from this is minnesota congresswoman michele bachmann. now, her advisers tell me they
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never thought huckabee would run. that's why she'd been taking a hard look at getting into this race. but yesterday, sources close to bachmann told me they really see a real opening for her, and they expect her to get in to the race as soon as june. now, bachmann would be extremely competitive in those key states like iowa, and south carolina. there's still a few others out there who may not run. but i don't think that they're really as affected by huckabee's decision. governor mitch daniels, in indiana, obviously we're expecting to hear from him. and the former utah governor, john huntsman. we'll hear from him, too. >> we'll be watching it all. jan crawford in washington, thanks. we'll be right back. you're watching "the early show." of a scent you've always loved, it's freshness that lasts for 14 days, it's snuggly softness you depend on. it's value you can feel good about.
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governor brown is set to release a re time newsoms headlines from c -- time for news headlines i am sydnie kohara. a new revenue forecast, tax receipts for april have been $2.5 billion ahead of expectations. san mateo county has just postponed the cutting down of an old oak tree near men low park the reason, legal issues brought up by neighbors trying the save the tree on 15th avenue it is in the path of a new pipeline being belt to carry water. san jose sharks down 1-0 in western conference finals stanley cup playoffs. the vancouver canucks won 3-2
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in vancouver, game 2 will also be there wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. game 3 and 4 will be in san jose friday and sunday. we will take a look at traffic and weather around the bay area in just a moment. stay with us pie. apple or cherry? cherry. oil or cream? oil or cream? cream! (announcer) some use hydrogenated oil. reddi wip uses real dairy cream. nothing's more real than reddi wip.
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taylor street a couple cars involved the right lane is blocked traffic is very slow and go through the area also slow northbound 101 as you work your way through san jose, 280, northbound sluggish through san jose looks like things are busy. no accidents a wreck on 880, southbound through 16th. thanks a lot giana. lingering showers from the last system, a little deceiving outside, blue skies, clouds thinking maybe it will be a beautiful sunny day. it is not folks. more showers in the forecast starting noontime today continuing into the afternoon and evening, lingering showers for tuesday and showers should taper off by wednesday late morning thursday finally warming up seeing sunshine, friday a little bit more cloud cover building in and this weekend dropping down in temperatures slightly sunshine back in the picture hang in there. you will get a dose of brightness just around the corner
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welcome back to the "early show" on a monday morning. you can see there the space shuttle endeavor taking offer in in flflorida. >> this commanded by mark kelly. husband of gabrielle giffords. we just saw this moments ago. and by all acountries all systems were go. let's get the latest from the kennedy space center. mark, good morning. looks as though everything went
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as planned. athat what you were able to report? >> i tell people all the time. one of the most memorable things you will see in person was the launch of a space shuttle. it was picture perfect. four or five minutes ago. the shuttle launching off on the 25th andlaunch. it is a six man crew commander marketly. the husband of arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords, watching at a building nearby. there was some cloud cover here. in the end, it held off and the mission went right on time. h how about the congresswoman, where did she watch the launch from and who was with her? >> she was 400 yards from me on the roof of the lawch control center in a private vip area.
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along with the kelly family members. but it is a private moment. and other people can't see her. they are going to release a picture of her watching the l n launch later. but we have not seen the congresswoman herself. how long will the mission be. what are they looking to accomplish here? >> 16 days in all. the main part of the mission is delivery of a $2 billion science experiment is going to help scientists discover more about the origins and make up of the univer universe. the final big experiment delivered to the space station. if that goes as well as this lift off, nasa will be very, very happy. >> cbs's mark strauss this morning. good to talk with you.
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here is erica. this morning's louisiana's cajun country is emptying out. residents have been advised to get out. dean reynold's spent time with one of them. from dato ruth, good morning. >> reporter: along with new orleans, baton rouge is one of the cities that authorities are trying to save. but it is the rural folks that will have to sacrifice. except for four tours of duty in vietnam, ernest has spent his life in the swamp. >> it is one of the prettiest swamps in louisiana. he earns a living here. >> guiding tours by the abundant flora and fauna. >> what lives here? >> bob cats, beaver, i say the only thing we don't have here is
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cougars. >> he is about to get so much water here, that it will put him out of business for a while. the water will be too high and running too fast to be safe. >> it will be a while. nine gates at the spill way are open now. each one diverting 4.5 million gallons of the mississippi every minute away from the darecades and toward the less pop lus cajun country that er nest calls home. >> this is all volunteer, man. >> he is not sure it can control the force of nature. >> you can tell the river where to go. but you can't tell it where to overfl overflow. >> he knows that land comes second to big cities. what is happening here, hurts. >> just a bunch of hearts, people that liver live, here.
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>> those come back. they were here before. that is the way we were born and raised. >> that is the hope of course, but it will be a long, slow recoverly. >> dean, thanks. >> let's get to jeff glorwith a check of today's headlines. >> good morning. to there was a security scare in london this morning as british police received a bomb warning. elizabeth palmer has the latest. good morning. >> the warning came last night and it was a coded word warning that police say is from irish republicans. the warning that police recognize is a kigt signature o republicans from the early 90s when there were many bomb attacks in london.
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in theory, giving the political aims of the group lots of publicity. this threat didn't mention a specific time or place. but the place are asking ev everyone to be vigilant because the queen goes to ireland tomorrow. that is the first visit of a monarch in more than 100 years. >> the head of the international monetary fund underwent dna testing in effort to clear himself of assault charges. amaid saying he allegedly assaulted her in his hotel room on saturday. >> he denies any wrong doing. >> he was considered a strong contender for the presidency.
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>> prosecutor for warm crimes court stressed he is seek iing moammar gadhafi and sons for crack down on rebels. billy graham is back home today. he is doing well and return to normal activities over the coming weeks. president obama makes a commencement speech today at bo university today. >> yesterday michelle obama gave a commencement speech tell s graduates to make sure they give back. >> find those folks and do for them what spellman has done for you. >> historically a black women's
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ask your doctor if nasonex is right for you. in this morning's "healthwatch," stress can make it harder for women to conceive. and yoga can help relieve stress. now some women are combining this ancient art with modern science. >> reporter: more than 4 million babies are born every year in the u.s. but it's not always easy. 7.3 million women suffer from infertilit infertility. while many options exist to help couples conceive, their long paths to parenthood can be painful. >> every time you get the phone call that it was unsuccessful, a little part of you dies.
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>> reporter: for eight years, holly underwent dozens of unsuccessful fertility treatments, it caused your severe weight gain and embarrassing mood swings. >> so hard to not let your mind go to bad places when you've been so unsuccessful for so long. but you try to keep your mind and body open to the fact that you will have a family. it's emotionally and physically draining. >> reporter: she was about to give up, until one day at the nyu fertility center, she heard about a fertility yoga class that would change everything. >> if somebody said a support group to me, i would have said, no way. but fertility yoga, it's a lot of like-minded people. you share your stories. it became a support network. >> reporter: it helps balance mind and body. for an hour every week, hopeful moms-to-be just like holly use
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age-old focus to reduce stress. >> it provides a community, a place where women can gather. they feel much less isolated. they're more relaxed. >> reporter: that relaxation may be just what the doctor ordered. nyu fertility specialist believes that adding yoga's time-worn wisdom to the modern medicine he prescribes is valuable for patients. >> i think being in a yoga class with other women who are undergoing the same stressful things that you're undergoing, the time in the office, the drugs, the cost, really can help a person be grounded and relieve a lot of her stress. >> reporter: relieving stress is yoga's key. making a difficult physical process easier on the soul. mind/body programs designed to reduce stress have reported fertility increases up to 35%. regardless of the patient's history. but nothing can prepare you for that phone call. >> she said, congratulations.
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and i just started hysterically crying. and my husband ran up the stairs and he was crying. it was just the best moment of my life. i hung up the phone on the nurse, and i had to call her back the next day and say, what do i do next? >> reporter: after eight years and two pregnancy, the proof is in the playroom. >> it's hugely important. honestly, i don't think i'd have my family if i hadn't met trayty at nyu. >> joining us dr. jennifer ashton. you're an ob/gyn. you deal with women all the time with couples who have having a hard time getting pregnant. have you heard of that? >> when you talk about this mind/body connection that's so powerful, i recommend absolutely anything that the patient can do to be more proactive in her care, as long as there are no risks, no downsides, especially when talking about adding to the
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more conventional treatments. and, again, risk/benefit, there's no reason not to recommend it. >> it's really about the stress, sort of letting go. >> absolutely. we know that stress in your brain releases a chemical neurotransmitter called do dopamine. it can trigger an inflammation pathway in our bodies. >> i would imagine this could have an impact in other areas of your health, perhaps provide some sort of a benefit there? >> exactly. when talking about yoga or meditation or any of these complementary therapies, we know there have been a variety of positive health effects such as reducing pain, it can lower blood pressure. it can even improve irritable bowl symptoms or the severity of those symptoms and it can improve sleep. and the list just seems to be growing and growing the more we study these forms of treatments,
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the more people engage in them, the more we find it does absolutely more good than harm. >> and because of all those things it releases in your brain. >> yes. >> yoga isn't just really about meditation and vice versa? >> yes. we're anything to strengthen that mind/body stress. even something like acupuncture. it focuses in on that mind/body connection. and in terms of how it works, we're really just starting to chip away at the understanding of that. more research is ongoing. they have done study where is they use a special type of mri to look at brain activity in patients who are undergoing meditation. and they have actually shown that multiple areas in the brain, not just one area, but multiple areas in the brain that are involved in how we process or perceive pain are activated when people undergoing meditation. and in some cases, that can have
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a better effect than the drug morphine on pain perception. if that's what we're seeing with meditation and the brain, the other effects and mechanisms there are really just pretty significant. >> and there really doesn't seem to be any downside or risk here? >> you always have to remember risk versus benefit. if you are undergoing aggressive medical therapy for something like cancer or a chronic illness, you obviously always want to talk to your health care provider about adding complementary therapies like yoga or meditation. you don't want to discontinue the standard medical therapies in luf something like meditation. but it can be so important. we're going to hear a lot more about this in the future. >> sounds great. nice to have that positive. thanks. we'll be right back with more. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. g, deep pain. i didn't understand it.
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still to come this morning, you get gps, you think this is great. >> yes. >> i don't need a map. if you're a man you don't have to ask for directions anymore. except when it doesn't really do its job. >> got to tell you, i've never been good with the gps. i prefer to get lost. >> really? >> i do it. >> makes for a good story. >> really need to figure out how to use it. a lot of these gps will turn you on places where roads don't exist. >> we did a little investigation. we're going to bring you the findings on that. what you need to know, especially if you're going to, perhaps, rely on gps to get where you need to be. >> i don't condone the getting lost thing. speaking of not getting lost, a guy who was right on the island the whole time, boston rob, "survivor" last night, the big finale. and guess who's a million dollars richer? more than a million, as a matter of fact. and his wife amber, she won a million, two. these two are taking cbs for an awful lot of money. >> we're going to take them out to breakfast later. stay tuned to "the early show." we spend a lot of time together.
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returns to the bay area today. he's still unconscious, more than six weeks after being attacked outside dodger stadium os angeles. but brian stowe returning to the bay area today. still unconscious more than 6 weeks after being attacked outside opening day game in l.a. an 8 hour test by pg&e happening today in antioch. it involves filling pipes with highly pressurized water to see how they respond any pipes that don't measure up will be replaced. the bicycle race expected to start today after a snow out on day one they plan to run stage two today squaw valley to sacramento. so far cancellation of stage one around lake tahoe it was
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snowy. wednesday's leg will be down here liver more to san jose. traffic and weather coming up right after this ,,,,,,,,,, [ yawns ]
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[ magical chime ] ♪ [ people cheering ] [ girl ] whoo hoo! good morning a struggle along 880, we have an accident
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blocking the off ramp mainlines effect traffic sluggish as you work your way through there. most delays are northbound just if you pass the coliseum, 30 minutes north 880, 238 to the maze. headed to the bay bridge, traffic stacked up as well backed up to the maze. metering lights on. golden gate seeing volume, that is traffic here is christy. >> thanks giana. clouds build outside that is because we have more wet weather making its way to the forecast, a live lookout side, ocean beach and yeah, looks like we will see a little bit of moisture come off the coast noontime, showers in the afternoon and evening, and lingering showers into tuesday, wednesday we should be dry by the morning and thursday and friday looking nice lows low 70s. mix of sunshine and clouds for the weekend a little bit more sunshine but cooler ,,,,,,,,
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bottom of the hour here on a monday morning. and we have a weather situation in the big apple this morning, everyone. look at this. traffic is a mess. >> yes. >> snarled on fifth avenue. >> watch "the early show," pull up the covers. >> dvr it and watch it again. >> hit rewind. chris wragge along with erica
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hill, jeff glor and marysol castro. and do people ever keep telling you, just keep doing it until you get it right? just think of one guy, rob mariano. boston rob has been on "survivor" four different times. like 117 days of this man's life. finally, he won. jeff probst said rob played almost a perfect game. i would say it was pretty perfect. "survivor: redemption island" from the start he dominated and boston rob is here this morning to pick up his million dollar check. there he is right now. >> he looks happy. >> why shouldn't he be? >> he's actually getting more than a million bucks. we're going to tell you why he's taking home a little bit more than the requisite $1 million for winning. >> red sox also swept the yankees. >> all right, come on! open wounds, let's -- >> i'm upset over it, too. >> i notice rob is wearing a red shirt. >> anyway, we move on. >> you may have heard, this is say story we've been covering, the canadian couple that got lost, on a road trip in nevada. they got lost. the wife found 48 days later. her husband is still missing. one of the reasons they got
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lost, they relied on the gps which really doesn't work that well, and doesn't in certain parts of the country. so this morning we want to keep this from happening to you and your family. we're going to take a look at how really just your own street smarts and an old-fashioned paper map could, in many cases, beat those high-tech locators to keep you safe and sound. >> paper maps. how about that? >> i have maps in my car. >> some plastic ones. >> mine are paper. can't fold them to save my life. >> also 10% of us in the u.s. bought a coupon last year from websites like groupon or living social. they offer coupons on everything from wine tasting to gym memberships. sometimes the deal of the day on these sites turns out to be a dud. we will show you how to identify the offers you should definitely be saying no to. >> one offer i always say yes to. check of the weather with marysol castro. >> well, actually, i think before we get to the weather, there's something in chicago that you need -- >> yeah, that's my fault. i was so used to doing it the old way. we're mixing it up. it's a big day in chicago this morning.
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it's the end of a dynasty there. former white house chief of staff rahm emanuel is taking over as the city's mayor. he got a little emotional yesterday when he was asked if he'll be thinking about his family in his inaugural speech. cbs news correspondent -- >> -- like that. you know, there will be stuff about my family. stuff about the challenges. stuff about the opportunities. we'll see. >> cbs news correspondent cynthia bowers is in chicago this morning. to give us the very latest on this. cynthia, good morning. >> good morning, erica. i think that's the most emotional i've ever seen rahm emanuel. his swearing-in happens at about 11:15 this morning. his predecessor, another family man, richard m. daley, will be there, as will the vice president joe biden. after his swearing-in ceremony he will be greeting the public. that's kind of the way things go here. it will be on the fifth floor of city hall right behind me.
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rahm emanuel was out and about this weekend. he's already busy planning what he is calling his first term. it was a very cold, rainy weekend but he was out weeding in a community garden. he called it weeding out corruption. he met with locals. now he says that he will listen to every person in the city, and get their opinion about stuff. which is going to be interesting, given that this man, more than most, is known for his partisan politics. so we'll see how that goes. he will be replacing a dynasty. 43 of the last 56 years of chicago has seen a daley in office. now when richard m. daley took over 22 years ago, this city was mockingly called beirut by the lake. because it was so racially divided. somehow, he was able to unite the races and all the ethnicities and get people to see his single vision to make this a global city. and no doubt that has happened. he also turned the lakefront into a jewel. and although his 22-year administration was tainted by talk of corruption, he left on
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friday to cheering crowds. >> cynthia, what are some of the big challenges that rahm emanuel faces as he takes over? >> well, i mean, no question, like most people who were leading a state or a local government these days it's going to be the budget. i thinks the $1.2 billion budget shortfall, if you include worker pensions. he has already come in and says that he's going to freeze the city budget. he's going to put $75 million worth of cuts into a $6 billion budget. he's already taken on the powerful teachers union. he says that teachers have to teach longer hours and they have to teach a longer school year. he says t that a grad use rate here in chicago that is stuck at 55% does not mesh with his idea of a world-class city. >> cynthia bowers in chicago this morning. cynthia, thanks. want to check in now
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>> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now over to chris, whotz sitting with a man with a bit of a million dollar check. >> yeah, someone feels pretty wealthy over here. thank you very much, marysol. it took four trips and 117 days of playing "survivor" but boston rob finally outplayed, outwitted and outclassed everyone and last night he was crowned the winner of "survivor: redemption island." >> the winner of "survivor: redemption island" -- rob. >> and there he is. rob mariano. good morning, rob, and congratulations. >> thank you. >> nice to have you. you know, you've had a little chance to let it sink in a little bit. did you -- i mean, did you know, did you have a pretty good sense
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that this one was finally going to be yours? >> no. when we left nicaragua that final tribal council i had a good feeling, but with everything in "survivor" you don't want to get overconfident. >> yeah. >> and, you know, i was happy once the votes were read. >> now, even jeff probst said you played as close to a perfect game as anyone has ever played in 22 seasons of this show. i mean, how much of an advantage did you have because this was your fourth go-around? >> well, first of all, it's a huge compliment coming from jeff. i mean someone that's seen every season of the show play out from beginning to end. i think it could have gone either way from the beginning this time around. and i felt like i used what i brought to the game from my past experiences, was able to get my foot in the door, and the people were responsive to that. >> when you got down to the final three, though, anybody who's watched "survivor" all know it's all about making sure you're the strongest one left there at the end. and you had two, with all due respect to natalie and phillip, you had two relatively weaker contestants there with you at the very end. was that the play all along? >> of course, yeah.
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i mean that's part of the game plan. is to sit with someone who you think you can beat at the end. since we're on "the early show" i just want to take a minute and thank mr. moonves, mark burnett, everybody at cbs. you guys have been family to me over the past ten years. i'm finally happy to be able to get it done, and thanks for everything. >> you haven't cashed the check yet. didn't you think, because your wife, amber, who had beaten you on all-stars when you finished second. >> right. >> you ended up marrying and have two lovely daughters with, did you think that maybe the votes could have potentially gone against you because someone in the family already won a million bucks? >> listen, i'm glad they haven't. because for the past seven years i've had to hear it in my own house, okay? it wasn't so much about the money. she's getting the check anyway. but now, i'm at least on level playing field with my wife when it comes to winners in the "survivor" household. >> and the kids got to be happy because now they each got a million bucks. >> right. >> what did amber say to you last night. you just had a brief moment to
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see her? >> you know what was great? was that we finished filming this back in september and i didn't tell amber the end result. i actually led her to believe that i was voted off at the final four. >> yeah. >> so it was a great surprise for her last night. and you know, i had to keep it a secret for a long time. but i was happy to be able to do that for her. >> well, last night, then, everybody talked about the relationship that you had forged with natalie. how you guys kind of had a bond right there. amber a little jealous at all? >> natalie was like a little sister to me. she really was. she was very sweet. and you know what? at her age, 19 years old, it was a true testament to, you know, a real coming of age story. so i was happy that natalie, you know, was able to go as far as she did with me. >> "survivor," and cbs, have basically been pretty much your life for the last ten years. you've done the show four times. finally won. now what are you going to do? >> i'm actually have a new project i'm starting tomorrow. >> tell me it's going to be on cbs. >> it's on the history channel
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but i would love to continue to work with cbs. and like i said, the relationship has been great over the years. >> you think there's any chance though, now that you've won? >> no -- >> would they bring you back for an unprecedented fifth time? >> at this point there would be no point. i've accomplished everything i wanted to ever accomplish with "survivor." so i'm happy with my legacy the way it stands. >> you want that check, don't you? >> i would love it. >> can we get the check for this man? this is a big check which means you're going to have to go to a very big bank to cash it. there you go, young man. >> thank you. thank you very much. >> one million dollars. have a round of applause for rob mariano, boston rob who finally takes home a million bucks after four tries. i mean if you hadn't won this time, i don't know what we were going to do. it's been a big weekend. the sox. good weekend. >> good weekend in boston right here. >> kids look great. rob, thanks so much for everything. >> thank you very much. >> congratulations once again. >> appreciate it. >> see if you come back for a fifth time. >> i don't know. >> chris, thanks. millions of travelers no longer carry a map. instead they use gps. but the story of a canadian couple lost in nevada is a
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warning to drivers this morning, those high-tech locators don't work all the time. cbs news correspondent bill whitaker has the story. >> reporter: it was a tragedy caused by blind faith in technology. >> we found a lady that's been in her van since march 19th. >> reporter: rita chretien was rescued from this van, 7 1/2 weeks after following gps directions to a dead end in the nevada wilderness. her husband is still missing. >> her husband took off a month ago for help, and never came back, so i'm sure he's dead. >> reporter: his body has not been found. >> they had a magellan gps that they had mounted on their dash. >> reporter: though rare, incidents like this happen enough to have earned a macabre name, death by gps. >> formal navigations devices can be a wonderful traveling aid. but they're not going to do the dpriefing for you. >> reporter: anyone with a gps knowles it's a marvel of technology. >> i live on gps. i use it all the time, every
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day, nonstop. >> reporter: but rescuers are warning of a troubling tendency. drivers who rely too heavily on the satellite-guided system. that becomes downright dangerous when off the beaten track. >> if you're in a remote area, where there aren't that many roads to choose from, it doesn't understand that a dirt path or a smaller road may not be as travel worthy as another one. >> reporter: and it's not just in remote regions. for example, i'm driving on famed mulholland drive in los angeles, i asked the gps to take me to the hollywood bowl, and without fail -- >> turn right -- >> reporter: i turn where it says, and drive straight into a locked gate. >> sometimes i'll, like get directed to a street, and the street doesn't exist. >> a navigator can be a great aid. but you always also want to plot it on a traditional map and maybe sure you understand the road ahead. >> reporter: in other words, don't follow your gps blindly.
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bill whitaker, cbs news, los angeles. >> rita chretien is now out of the hospital and an intensified search for her husband began over the weekend. so far it has found nothing. chris? >> erica, thank you. a new survey finds in the past year 23 million americans bought a coupon from the deal of the day website like groupon or living social. now, there are hundreds of these sites that have been out there, even facebook is now offering coupons. but some consumers now say they're not worth it. here to help you avoid buyers remorse is farnoosh torabi, a contributor to yahoo! finance and the author of "psych yourself rich." good to see you this morning. >> great to see you, chris. >> so many people use these sites. but like i said, there is a big call for people to be a little bit more cautious, and to just click yes on everything. why is that? >> the problem is, we waste a ton of money on these sites. the facts show that one in five buyers on these daily deal sites like groupon, living social, end up completely wasting the voucher. they never redeem the deal. and the problem is, these sites
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are very clever at getting us to buy on impulse. you know we see the ticking clock on the side of the website saying we have two hours left. 45 minutes left to bank on this deal, whether it's 50% off acupuncture or buy one get one free cupcakes and we lose our minds. adrenaline kicks in and we end up making an impulsive purchase that oftentimes is not rational. >> very similar to going shopping and buying things that are on sale when you had no money to begin with. >> you get most fayed by the deal. we get clouded by the sale sign, the 50% off, and mistakes happen. >> let's look at some warning signs here. and these are some examples of some bad deals to look out for. not bad products but bad deals. >> right. things that are kind of iffy. circus training classes on groupon. now, if you're going to join barnum and bailey, maybe this is for you. but clearly, a whimsical deal, not a need. additionally we found on living social, a half off night's stay at a tahoe ski resort. okay, now, lovely deal, would love to go to tahoe. but watch out in the fine print, the parameters of how you can
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redeem this are very limited. you can only redeem it during certain months of the year. and keep in mind that travel deals are not an end-all on these sites. you can find even better deals sometimes outside of the world of groupon and living social. because they are very competitive. >> well, while you're saying you have to be cautious and read the fine print, there are some good deals out there. how can you tell if it's a good deal or not? >> we have some exams. the first one is from groupon, it's for nord stram rack. again, a national deal. great because it allows you to really have room to redeem. it's not this little store in town close by. it's pretty much all over the country. this is a very popular deal, in fact. also, a great deal is one that exemplifies a need. something that you were going to buy anyway. so on they were giving a $25 voucher that got you $50 worth of diapers, and wellness products. if you're a new parent, this is a win-win. >> there are some great deals out there. you have some recommendations for people, how they can avoid kind of feeling that buyers
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remorse. buying something and being like, why would i do that? first you say to buy extremely local. >> hyper, hyperlocal. you know, if this is a store or a vendor that's on your way to work, that's within your home's radius, that's close to your school, you're more likely to redeem it. it's all about the path of least resistance. >> just make it really convenient. national vendors, you think? >> again, national vendors, because there's more room to redeem. and also, you don't run the risk -- the risk is not as high of the store closing overnight. and this has happened to people who have bought deals on these daily deal sites. let them sit, and then six months later realize the store's not even there anymore. >> really, like you said, almost like the local thing. know what you're familiar with. >> exactly. >> make it easy on everybody. you recommend the buddy system. >> yes. >> this was odd to me. the buddy system. what exactly do you mean by that? >> there's two advantages to the buddy system. the first is obviously there's safety in numbers. if you go in on a deal with a bunch of friends, the peer pressure is healthy, you're going to make a date, make a time to go, you're going to
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actually act on the deal. more likely, than if it's just you. additionally, these sites will incentivize you for referring people to their sites to buy a deal. so if you find something that's like a restaurant coupon, and you invite a couple of buddies, and they actually end up buying the deal, groupon, for example, will give you groupon bucks. as a thank you. and you can use this towards future deals. also living social, your deal might end up being free on that site if you refer enough people. >> is it one of those things you almost feel better about buying something that you're not sure about if you can get your friends to buy it as well? >> exactly, that peer pressure which is pretty helpful in this case. you're all more likely to do the deal if you actually commit to it together. >> what if you're actually buying something, okay, and more so than buyers remorse, if you sit back and you realize, you know, i have made a great mistake here and i really need to kind of get out of this. >> well, there's hope for you yet. there are a bunch of resale sites like ebay or stub hub for daily deals. so if you're thinking, oh, what was i thinking? you go on, deals go around dotcom and coup
8:49 am and you can sell your deals on these sites. the earlier you post the better. you don't want it to get too close to the expiration date, otherwise you may not be able to find a buyer. >> can you get full value back? >> you know what, there's a little bit of a fee to post your deal, but if it's a really in-demand deal, like that nordstrom rack deal from groupon in the fall was really, really popular. it actually sold for higher than what it was originally sold on groupon because people just wanted the deal. so you can make a profit. >> make a little money on it. all right, farnoosh, thank you. >> you're welcome. >> we'll be r,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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>> let's take you to the bay bridge toll plaza. pretty significant delays back
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to the maze. probably to 880, at this point metering lights are still on. northbound 880, still busy through oakland, southbound most brake lights around hayward. a live look at the golden gate bridge, south of here, as you approach the toll plaza, reports of a minor wreck. it is to the right shoulder. give yourself time there. christy. >> thanks a lot. seeing the clouds, more rain is on the way later this afternoon. a live lookout side here in san francisco, you can see the cloud coverage by noon we should see showers, continuing, tuesday lingering showers wednesday some showers in the morning tapering off by afternoon thursday and friday looking pretty good temperatures low 70s. our warmest locations mix of sunshine and clouds both days weekends looking pretty nice temperatures slightly cooler than the end of your workweek ,,,,,,,,
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