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new york city. wall street just beginning trading and it is heading up after that huge selloff in china overnight. the shanghai composite plunging 6%, other asian markets closing down, all of this despite oil prices climbing back up. patricia sobga is here to help us sort it all out. the markets are up, the markets of down. >> there is volatility because there is uncertainty. all eyes are focused on the federal reserve policy meeting that kicks off today. really investors going to be looking closely to see what language the fed uses with rewards to the weakness each seen in china and basically also the extreme weakness in oil prices. >> the dow over the last few weeks since the first of the year, what goes up can also come down in the same day of trading. even if they are ticking up now, that doesn't mean anything for the close. >> exactly. we've seen a lot of bouncing
around, but what we have seen is definitely a bias to looking at the glass half empty as opposed to the glass half full. some blame the federal reserve raising interest rates in december. what it made that move, it lifted interest rates for the first time in a decade and also signaled that mr. were possibly four more interest rate hikes, steady rights on the horizon for this year. this was before turmoil we've seen. investors hoping to see some doveish signs, some signal that there's going to be an easing back of that signal from last year when they signaled the rates could go up. >> oil prices, oil prices, royal price. how big of an impact is it on the market? >> ahuge impact. the fundamentals of the oil market are not very good. we've seen oil move higher, and that's because we're getting statements from representatives of opec that they are ready to work with non-opec producers to
cut production. this is a very, very big hurdle, because you even have a serious rivalry within owe poke between saudi arabia and ran. you'd have to get non-opec producers like russia onboard to agree to cut production and buoy praises. that's a very, very big hurdle. what are the fundamentals of the oil market right now? you have acute oversupply, and slowing demand and fears over slowing demand from china especially. these are the fundamentals right now that are really weighing on oil prices. >> is the fact that we are getting used to these market swings a good thing now for the stability of the overall market? after all, the dow can drop 500 points and close up 100 points. are we getting more used to the market swings, the mood swings of the market? >> i mean you can call them mood swings, but exsupreme value at this time is unnerving and signals to investors unnerved. they don't have a clear path
forward and are very nervous about the future. >> dow up 90 points. stay tuned, because things change by the minute on wall street. patricia sobga, thanks for being with us today. new developments in the morning in the flint water crisis. walmart, coca-cola and pepsi will give public schools water through the end of the year, the state also launching an investigation into those dangerous levels of lead and how they got into the city water supply. as bisi onile-ere reports, the children getting sick. >> the tragedy of flint is a tragedy of immense proportion. words can barely describe this tragedy. >> things went terribly wrong. those were the words of michigan attorney general bill shute on flint's water crisis. >> i would certainly not bathe a newborn child or a young infant in this bad water. and if you can't drink the bad water, you shouldn't pay for it.
>> one week after launching an investigation into possible wrongdoing, the state attorney general announced two high profile appointments to lead the probe. >> reputations are earned and todd and andy have excellent reputations. >> former wayne county prosecutor todd flood who had contributed to rick snyder's campaigns will serve as special counsel. retired chief andrew rena will help determine what if any laws were broken. the attorney general calls the team a firewall as they defend the state and lawsuits brought by flint residents. >> this is an investigation i can assure you we're going to open up every door. we're going to ask the tough questions, the facts will lead us to the truth. we go in this with no predispositions, no preconceptions. >> in 2014, the financially
strapped city cut ties with the nearby detroit water system and began pulling water from the flint river. chemicals added to clean the polluted river water were corrosive and caused flint's aging pipes to leech lead. elevated lead levels can lead to stunted mental development and behavior problems in children. >> it's been very hard, we worry constantly about the kids. >> i know the governor has been under fire. who do you hold accountable? >> i think it starts with the city first. they're the ones that switched over. they knew that the pipes were bad. >> pipes that flint leaders say would cost the cash strapped city more than $1 billion to replace. the michigan national guard has spent weeks passing out bottles of water and filters with no end date in sight, as the city in crisis waits on a solution. bisi onile-ere, al jazeera, flint, michigan. michigan state minority leader earlier talked to
stephanie sy. she asked if he was aware that officials decided to make the switch to the flip river and if he had concerns about that move. i live in one of the zip codes that is the worst in the community. a lot of people were coming forward expressing concern, but when experts or supposed experts, department of environmental quality continued over and over again to say the levels were safe, even now we are finding out they knew it wasn't, we find ourselves in the situation we are in. >> they told you the levels which safe? where do you place accountable. >> leadership is ownership. the governor has taken the lion's share of the blame. folks within his administration time and time again lied to individuals of my community, lied to members of the governor's staff. unfortunately, it's become aware
now that the governor's top aids in july became aware and didn't tell anybody. >> governor snyder said during his state of the state speech this. >> government failed you, federal, state and local leaders by breaking the trust you placed in us. we need to make sure this never happens again in any michigan city. >> jim, is that sufficient of an apology to you from the governor? >> i think apologies are important. they would have been extremely important six months ago when they became aware. what we need now is action. the trust in my community, you talk to people in the community, it is gone. the only way to get it back is through action showing people that there's going to be steps to take care of the long term needs, whether infrastructure, whether health care needs especially of children. lead can lead to brain damage, cognitive problems, development issues and we've seen no action on those things.
it's extremely troubling. subpoenas for the emails show the governor's office might have been confused over what to do. warning in the water in seabring ohio. women and children advised not to drink it. elevated levels of lead were detected last year but never report. the problem, the town just finding out, the water superintendent is now facing a criminal investigation. a $50,000 reward is offered as authorities try to find three violent felons who escaped a souther california prison, the manhunt continues for the three men. they broke out of the orange county central men's jail in santa ana on friday. authorities are asking for help. >> we absolutely need the public's health amounted assistance to look at these pictures. somebody knows something. >> sheriff's department is now
reassessing security. president obama is banning solitaire coul confinement for juveniles. the president says the practice is overused, citing research saying it can lead to devastating psychological consequences. it will be prohibited for all low level offenses. executive action include expanding treatment for mentally ill prisoners, as well. two act visit behind votes against planned parenthood face charges. it was an unexpected result. john henry smith has that story. >> these undercover videos launched a nationwide debate over planned parenthood. an abortion opponent said they were the smoking gun proving the group profited from abortions.
>> it's hard to close your eyes and ignore that this is a child being dismembered. >> the people that made and released the videos in 2015 said it was investigative journalism. monday, a grand jury in houston said two people involved in making those videos committed a trial. >> trying to get planned parenthood to commit a crime by committing a crime yourself. >> the grand jury indicted the 27-year-old founder of the center for medical progress, as well as another employee. both face felony charges they tampered with a government record. there are reports those charges are connected to the use of fake identification cards that looked like driver's licenses. he is also charged with violating the state's prohibition on the purchase and sale of human organs. >> they'll have to go to court and defend these charges. they could go to jail for this. >> the grand jury had been convened at the request of state lawmakers who wanted charges against planned parenthood. jurors found no evidence that planned parenthood ever tried to
illegally profit from abortions. after the ruling, planned parenthood released a statement saying the only people engaged in wrongdoing are the criminals behind this fraud. david released his own statement saying planned parenthood still cannot deny the admission from their leadership about fetal organ sales captured on video for all the word to see. planned parenthood insisted it does not sell tissue from aborted fetuses. it said any money talked about in those videos was merely money intended to cover costs. >> officials say the two makers of those videos are now in talks with authorities to turn themselves in, bond set at $10,000 each. economists say the snowstorm could cost between $500 million and $3 billion, the damage is clearly visible as well in new
jersey where the high tide overwhelmed cities along the shore. miles of protective dunes that were built after hurricane sandy saved coastal towns. fighting for iowa. >> you have to have somebody who is a proven fighter, somebody who has taken them on and won. >> hillary clinton and bernie sanders sparring in hopes of winning the first votes of 2016 and a mizzou professor who called for muscle at this protest is in court today. .
the democratic president candidacy are back on the campaign trail after making their case at the town hall in did he mine. clinton made the case that she is the proven fighter. al jazeera's political correspondent michael shure has more. >> in des moines at drake university, the three remaining democratic candidacy got their chance at final arguments, a chance to make their case to the voters of iowa and even beyond. it was a forum not a debate so was a town hall style conversation anchored by chris cuomo. the three all showed up and were on stage separately, answering questions and talking with a moderator. the differences that do exist between candidates are amplified in the area of foreign policy where bernie sanders tried to
answer those who may think his experience does match hillary clinton's. sanders says that you can look at just one part of miss foreign policy experience, that's the vote against the iraq war to know enough about where he stands. >> i voted against the war in iraq and if you go to my website, listen to the speech that i gave when i was in the house in 2002 saying yeah, it's easy to get rid of a dictator like sadaam hussein but there's going to be a vacuum and political instability. it gives me no pleasure that what i feared actually happened. hillary clinton voted for the war in iraq. >> hillary clinton for her part showed the difference between being a senator and how she would be a president, saying in fact war is not her first option, the first place she would like to go is diplomacy. >> it's imperative you do your very best, every president and certainly i will, to avoid military action.
it should she the last resort not the first choice. to use diplomacy, even if it's slow, bothering, hard, to continue to persist and be patient to get results and that you should also use the norm mouse capabilities we have to project our values around the world, our cultural values, freedoms, our human rights and respect for the dignity of all people. >> the former governor of maryland was cited with endorsement of hillary clinton where they said he would be most suited for a cabinet position. o'malley said he's in the race to win. >> we need a candidate who can pull us together, heal these difficulties, get things done. i'm not a divider. if i were i would not be able to accomplish the things we have accomplished in our city or state through a recession. that's what i believe the people of iowa are looking for. >> these three candidates do get along and make sure to take the
time to compliment one another, even each other's ads. it is a presidential race and they are facing off against each other. hillary clinton feeling the proximity of bernie sanders in the poll numbers in iowa, and this was a chance they all had to make that closing statement to the people of iowa. >> and that is michael shure on the campaign trail in iowa, christina greer is an associate professor of political science at fort ham university. she told me there are pros and cons to hillary clinton presenting herself at someone with vast experience. >> she has been around a very long time and so there are many things in her past that concern a lot of people, especially young people, so she answered the question. she has answered about the emails, the vote in iraq, the question about health care, the vast majority of americans are in the center.
if we think about america as a distribution curve, the chunk of people are in the middle. in the primary people run to the poles. we find the most diehard democratic that is may mirror a socialist slant in a primary, the same wail we are seeing in the republican primary, the most extreme of the extreme, but bernie's analysis false short, because he doesn't really tackle some of the other issues that are of concern to people of color, which is class is one thing, but we have a long history of race in this country, as well. >> meanwhile, the latest poll showing the clinton lead over sanders narrowed nationwide, 52% to 38%. o'malley with 2%. >> a university of missouri professor is due in court macing misdemeanor charges after trying
to stop a student journalist from reporting on a racially charged protest. we have the story. >> you need to get out. you need to get out. >> no i don't. >> professor click was recorded in this confrontation with a student journalist. >> click, who teaches communications at the school faces a misdemeanor assault charge. the student journalist was trying to conduct interviews at a protest about racially charged incidents on campus. on monday, the interim chancellor rebuffed demands to fire click, who is in the process of being considered for tenure. >> for those calling for hasty action, i say this, we have good strong processes in place and will follow them to their completion and logical outcome. >> click gave up her courtesy appointment in the journalism school over what happened. while republican state lawmakers called for her to be fired, dozens of members of the faculty
wrote a letter supporting her. in a statement, the videographer wrote i don't want anyone to assume that because the city is dealing with her behavior, this problem goes away. i urge the university to enact reasonable protections that ensure journalists can gather news without being strong armed. a university task force is reviewing what happened, including her interaction with the student journalist. using yoga moves to help kids de-stress, helping children dealing with the violence in chicago. the only way to get better is to challenge yourself,
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>> dire warnings today from world health officials about the zika virus saying the virus will spread across north and south marrying. it is linked to brain damage in babies. the threat is said to be very real. >> we've seen other viruses spread by the same type which mosquitoes. it takes a person who is infected with the rye of us to get bit by the correct moss keith and you can have transmission. it is a big swath of the united states, but not in places like
north dakota, mostly in the southern states. we saw deng gay outbreaks in key west and hawaii. >> it is possible to predict how long it will take to develop a vaccine -- impossible, rather. the founder of hot yoga found by a jury to have sexually harassed a teacher. he denies the claims. in 2015, chicago recording the most murders of any city in the u.s. it is a city where a lot of families there live every day amid the silence. for kids, it's especially traumatizing. there's a group trying to help them deal with the stress based
around yoga. we have more from chicago. one group is helping the kids deem with the stress based on yoga. >> in the suffocating violence on chicago's south side. >> inhale. >> it helps to breathe. >> hold it. exhale. >> once a week students in the tough englewood neighborhood practice yoga to help clear their minds of the gangs, guns and police to infiltrate their lives. >> hey, get off the drive! >> how do we get into the warrior pose? >> it can help you like calm down and when you get angry. >> it helps cool you down and like helps cool your mind down. >> bend down when you look at me, you have your hand here. >> the two instructors are from the non-profit i grow chicago. they grew up in englewood and started teaching yoga at the school last fall.
they say it's a great way to reduce conflict. >> it helps me not focus on the negativity. once you're into yoga, we say be mindful of your choices, you know, be mindful of your surroundings. >> this exercise is about self control. >> we cheer loud, we say happy birthday loud, we clap loud, as adults, we know how to bring it back down. >> kids face constant challenges in englewood. on this day, two schools were on lockdown all morning because of a shooting just a couple of blocks away. >> child health researchers say children exposed to constant violence can show symptoms of post traumatic stress similar to combat veterans. rebecca levine says that makes
it hard for them to develop coping skills. >> we have children who are exposed to the constant level of violence and fear and it's as if their fight or flight mechanism is always kicked in. >> this teacher thinks the yoga makes a difference at the school. she is using it in her classroom. >> before the test today, we implement breathing, had them visualize what they would do if they have a difficult time with a problem, and how they can stop and calm themselves down. >> for these kids, a half hour of yoga is a welcome respite from the stress in their lives, a chance to just be kids. diane esterbrook, al jazeera, chicago. thanks for watching. i'm del walters in new york. the news continues live from doha next. check us out 24 hours a day by going to aljazeera.com where the
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