jennifer westhoven tells us. >>> independent joe lieberman is threatening to block the health care bill and without him, they do not have enough votes to pass it. lieberman said he will impose any plan that's includes government-run health insurance. he said it's just too expensive and too risky. >> we ought to wait three or four years to see how the tremendous forms that we have a chance to put into effect work. and then if we need a publicly owned health insurance company, we'll come back and discuss that. >> lieberman typically votes with the democrats. they need him to muster those 60 votes that are also important to overcome a republican filibuster. >>> a former writer for david letterman said she quit his show in part because she considered it to be a hostile work environment. in "vanity fair" she accused high-level employees of having sexual relationships with female staffers. she also says women benefited professionally from those relationships. scavell says she's not taking legal action but wants to call attention to the complete lack of women writers on late-night talk shows.
"our money" expert jennifer westhoven explains why. they're hugely popular! >> yeah. i mean, there was one estimate that like one out of three parents had them, and then you know maybe your kid didn't turn into einstein. so, this is a fight that's been going on for years between the makers of the videos and a group called the campaign for a commercial-free childhood. basically, in the past, the box seemed to hint that the tapes could make babies smarter when in fact, there's research that points to trouble for babies who watch tv. the bottom line the american academy of pediatrics says no tv if baby is from 0 to 2 years old. we've got the refund info. it's all up now on our website cnn.com/robin. go it "looking out for you." by the way since you don't need a receipt you could probably pick a few up in a thrift store, send them in and get the money. i didn't say that i think you could. all right. >>> companies expect to hire and invest more in the next six months in the united states. that is some good news in a bad economy. this is a new survey by the national associa
jennifer westhoven is joining us. jen, does this mean that the recession is over? >> technically, that's what this is pointing to. the gross domestic product rose 3.5% on an annual basis over the summer. think it's hard for a lot of us to swallow, when you look around and see what you're seeing. but look, it's the first time we've seen a plus sign that the economy grew in a year. and the real question is is it real growth? because we all know, right uncle sam pumping billions of dollars into the economy. a lot of growth cash for clunkers, the first-time housing credit. how much of it has staying power. but we do seem to be slowly coming out of the worst recession in 70 years. and the big question you're probably asking is -- great you see it on a piece of paper. when am i going to see it in the jobs market? we're watching. natasha? >> jen thanks for the update. >>> well the bodies of at least 18 americans killed in afghanistan are back in the u.s. and president obama was there to see their flag-draped coffins arrive home this morning. the deaths came in the deadlie
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