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that surprise snowstorm that hit the northeast will not be forgotten. millions are waking up without electricity ten it could be days before they get it back. the storm slamming some places with more than 2 feet of snow. herman cain has two events this morning and you can be sure he'll be asked to discuss allegations of sexual harassment in the '90s. and today is the day experts put the number of people on this earth at 7 billion. good morning, monday, october 31st, happy halloween. this is your "a.m. wake-up call." i'm carol costello joining you live this morning from new york. herman cain begins this week
fighting off allegations of inappropriate behavior. political reports, at least two women accuse cain of sexually suggestive behavior when he was president of the national restaurant association in the 1990s. here's how he responded when confronted about those allegations. >> i'm not going to comment about two people you won't tell me who they are. that's like negotiating -- i'm not going to comment on that, because i think that that is one of those kinds of things that -- >> that was the last question. last question. >> have you ever been accused of sexual harassment? >> cain's campaign has also released this statement, it reads in part, since washington establishment critics haven't had much luck in attacking mr. cain's ideas about how to fix the economy and create jobs they are trying to attack him in any way they can, end quote. more than 2 million people
in the northeast are waking up this morning without power. it's because of an unusual october snowstorm that pounded states from maryland to maine. it's blamed for at least five deaths were more than two feet of snow fell in some areas over the weekend. officials say it will take days to fully restore electricity. new york, new jersey, connecticut and massachusetts all under a state of emergency. as for trick or treaters, halloween has been postponed or canceled in some areas. let's head to atlanta to check in with reynolds wolf. please tell us it's over. >> okay, it's over. >> yay! >> it is, seriously. we expect the temperatures to be above the freezing point, both during the night and during the daytime for the rest of the workweek. what we do have today is improving conditions, cleanup here and there, no question about it. your expected delays are as follows. let's take ahead the computer full-on. look at that, that's your forecast you have there for the trick or treat, no more trick or treats. here you go, miami, orlando, tampa, heavy rain, a chance of
delays. it destroyed scattered showers. gusty wind conditions. not so much in termses of the fog and marine layer out west. the nor easter that brought the snow, wind and smfr the rain now moving farther out to sea. right behind it better conditions that we can anticipate. take a look at what it left behind in new hampshire, 31 inches of snowfall, some places a bit more, massachusetts, let's see, plainfield, win sodsor, millbrook also impressive. newark 5.2 inches of snow. the low is of monthing out. we see another one moving through the western great lakes, scattered showers possible from places like detroit, maybe afternoon rainfall in muncie, indiana, back for the upper plains, another area of low pressure moving through. the xaerred showers in the intermountain west and back out to california, nice, highs in albuquerque going to 07 degrees. 76 in dallas, 62 in atlanta, new york 53 degrees, 51 in boston, 83 in miami and 73 in san
francisco. coming up we'll take a peek at your halloween forecast. we'll let you know if it's going to be more of a trick or a treat. back to you. >> thanks so much, reynolds. occupy protesters in oakland, california, are calling for a general strike on wednesday. they're hoping to shut down the port of oakland to show solidarity with long shore workers. organizers say the strike will be a warning shot to the 1% that their wealth only exists because of the 99% creates for them. in oregon police arrested some 24 occupy protesters last night who refused to leave a city park in portland after warnings that it was closing. each side blamed the other for the arrests. men in texas, dozens of protesters were arrested in austin. police say they ignored a rule banning food tables during certain hours of the day. there are reports this morning that a somali american carried out a suicide bombing in the somali capital of mogadishu.
a website says the somali american was involved in one of two suicide attacks saturday against an african union military compound. a somali diplomat at the united nations says the bomber was from minneapolis and left the united states three years ago. says it's the third time a somali-american from minnesota has carried out a suicide bombing in somalia. nato's mission in libya officially ends today. the seven-month-long aerial bombing campaign played a major role in the downfall of strong man moammar gadhafi. last week, u.n. security council voted to end military operations days after gadhafi was killed. he died from a gunshot wound to the head. there are still question about the circumstances surrounding his death. if united nations estimates are correct, the world's population will reach 7 billion today. just exactly when it happens is anybody's guess.
not everyone agrees that today is such a big day. the u.s. census bureau says we'll hit 7 billion in march of next year. most experts agree we're on a steep growth curve and could reach 10 billion by the end of the century and this could create even more problems. >> it's also the consumption challenges that we face. we already have dwindling natural resources around the world, over a billion people go to bed every night without enough food and as the population rises, a lot of that growth is going to happen in those countries that are least equipped to deal with it. and so dwindling water supplies, dwindling natural resources, a growing population means for a very uncertain future. >> just about all the projected growth this century is expected to occur in developing countries like asia, africa and latin america. it you are celebrating halloween tonight and need help finding a costume, say no more. comedian jay leno has you
covered. >> here's the last minute costume idea for the ladies. if you're on a budget, grab a bottle of vodka, strip naked and go as lindsay lohan. or, or if you're a guy, get handcuffs, go as her dad. either way, either way, very cheap. in fact, one more rescue will break his daughter's record. very competitive family. >> ouch. scientists are excited about a new breakthrough involving mosquitos. they say they've actually genetically engineered these insects to kill their own offspring but there are serious concerns. we'll talk about that, straight ahead in a live report. first, time for the quote of the day, quote, even as a feminist, my whole life i've been waiting for a man to love, who could love me. for decades i thought the man would be my father.
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would be my father. when i was 25 i met that man and he was my brother. end quote. that was mona simpson, steve jobs' sister and this is say quote from the eulogy she delivered at jobs' memorial earlier this month. this headline definitely caught our attention, mosquitos genetically engineered to kill their own offspring. that's better than off, isn't it? let's go to kristie lu stout. could this mean the end of mosquitos forever? >> not quite. researchers have engineered mosquitos that pass a lethal gene to their offspring, thus killing them before they mature. a study was just published on sunday said 19,000 engineered mosquitos released in a controlled experiment on grand cayman island on 2009. the trial has been deemed successful. the idea is to help control
mosquito-borne diseases. authorities in the florida keys, they're looking at the study and hope to carry out an open air test of these modified mosquitos as early as this december. they're waiting on approval from the agricultural department. wait and see. carol. on another topic, boeing is getting into the taxi business? >> yes. according to company sources boeing is indeed planning to manufacture space taxis. a seven-seat capsule, called the cst-100. it would launch on the atlas 5 rocket. boeing plans to build them at an old space shuttle hangar at kennedy space center. it's one of four companies nasa is sponsoring to develop vehicles to take people to the international space station.
>> we have to talk about halloween before you go. there's a halloween costume idea that certainly is generating a lot of buzz. >> that's right. i don't know if you've seen this youtube clip yet. it's a good one. there's an ipad halloween costume getting a lot of attention. it's both gory and extremely awesome. mark roper used red sauce and two ipads to pretend he has a vast open wound through his body. he used duct tape to stick an ipad in the front and another in the back and he started a facetime video chat. he has a gaping hole in his body. mark adds if the halloween party you're at is kind of lame, you can always play angry birds. how is that, carol. >> that is really awesome. i'm loving that. hopefully his batteries won't die. >> it's incredible. the battery life will get him
something bills passed by congress. think late night comedians haven't noticed? here's your punch line. >> president obama had dinner with a u.s. postal worker who won a contest to meet him. and the mailman was like, someone who takes longer to deliver than do i. pleasure to meet you. it was a long meal. every time obama tried to pass the salt, it got rejected by republicans. it was just weird. >> oh, geez. time now for your political ticker with tim farley, host of morning briefing on sirius xmpotus radio. >> if he passed the salt to the right it wouldn't have been a problem. he kept trying to pass it to the left. >> ha, ha, ha. let's talk herman cain. herman cain is responding to allegations by two women of sexual harassment. he did kind of, sort of respond to those allegations. let's listen.
>> i'm not going to comment about two people you won't tell me who they are, okay? that's like negotiating. i'm not going to comment on that, because you know, i think that that is one of those kinds of things that -- >> that was the last question. thanks. thanks. last question. >> have you ever been accused of sexual harassment? >> it was sort of a nonissue. i'm reading the political article right here. we don't know specifically what these women were accusing cain of in the '90s. we do know the two women left and they had some sort of settlement to leave. >> yes. we don't have names and it is clear that there was something inappropriate. he was head of the restaurant association in the 1990s. this is something, carol, you look at and go, all right, i think most people would like to have a little more detail before we start rushing to judgment. it is something he'll most
likely get questions about today. he could play the outraged, sort of high-tech lunching argument that clarence thomas played during his hearings in the 1990s when he was up for confirmation of supreme court justice. he may say, this was taken care of long ago, things come and go. it will be interesting to how this plays out. it looks like he was a little taken aback when he was coming out of the "face the nation" appearance yesterday. >> i have the political article right here. i'll read a bit of it so our viewers will understand a little bit more about these allegations. i'm reading from the political article, political.com. if you want to read it for yourself 3 these incidents include conversations allegedly filled with innuendo, taking place at hotels during
conferences and other officially sanctioned restaurant events and at the association's offices. there are descriptions of physical gestures that were not overtly sexual but made the women who experienced them or witnessed them uncomfortable and they regarded as improper in a professional relationship. so that's as far as the description goes of these allegations. you're right, they're not specific. politico can't name the women, because as part of this settlement they agreed not to talk about these incidents. for privacy reasons politico says it is not making these women's names public. >> it doesn't sound very detailed. it doesn't sound -- it's not a clear case of something terribly wrong. as i say, details are something lacking. i don't think we'll get more detail. as i say, i think it will be more how he responds to this and how people think he rises above this or winds up wrestling in the mud on this. >> if he responds to it well, comes up with an answer that
people will accept, will it make any difference to conservative voters? even if he doesn't come up with a great answer, people really like this man, especially conservative republicans. will it make any difference at all? >> yeah, that's what it comes down to, credibility, or not people believe what he is saying or whether or not two individuals who are not named in a suit from 15 or 16 years ago, wasn't even a lawsuit, was a settlement. as a result of that it will be whether they think how it defines the candidate or does it really just sort of point to an off incident, if you will. so if people like him and they do believe him, then i think it won't hurt him at all. >> tim farley, host of morning briefing on sirius potus radio. thanks for joining us this morning. >> thanks. syria's president sends a warning to the west saying those who would interfere in his country would cause an earthquake that would burden the whole region. details just ahead. first, today is october
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22 minutes past the hour. here's the three things to put on your radar this week. more than 2 million customers are waking up without power this morning after the near blizzard that rocked the northeast. a state of emergency has been declared in new york, new jersey, and connecticut. we could see closing arguments and the case handed to the jury this week in the case of dr. conrad murray. protesters are hoping to shut down the city to show outrage over what they call a huge disparity of health around the world. the syrian president has a harsh warning for those who may want to get involved because of uprisings in his country. let's head round the world with zain vergee. it's getting ugly there syria now. >> it is. president bashar al assad said any intervention by the west in syria would be like an earthquake. he says that syria is no egypt,
it's no tunisia, it's no yemen and it has a completely different set of political and geographical principles and importants. he said doing anything with syria would be a major fault line because syria sits at the hub, the middle of the middle east, and it would have destabilizing effect across the region. he also said many mistakes were made by his own security forces earlier on in the uprising in syria. he says now they're targeting terrorists. also just by point of what's happening today, this wasn't in the interview but the syrians actually, committees getting together to draft a new constitution, they say that putting together for syria. that's an effort to defuse the protesters. car carol. >> it looks like qantas is up and running. the planes are in the sky again? >> the planes are flying again.
it will take until about wednesday to get things back to normal, gosh, carol, the snowstorm in the northeast of the u.s., so many frustrated, annoyed passengers and then with qantas over the weekend grounding its flight, basically there was a labor dispute between qantas and the unions. the unions were mad because they were upset that so much outsourcing of their jobs is being done and they are saying qantas is about profits and not looking after the employees. the fleet was grounded. there was something like 400 flights over the weekend. hopefully things will get back to normal. but there are miserable travelers out there. >> you're not kidding. zain vergee live in london for us this morning. thank you. stranded on a frozen tarmac for more than seven hours. no one may have been more frustrated than the pilot. you'll hear that for yourself. new recommendations for some teenagers, regular and routine hiv testing starting at age 16? we'll have details for you,
good morning to you. it is monday, october 31st. happy halloween. this is your waup watch. i'm carol costello joining you live from new york this morning. it is 30 minutes past the hour. crews are trying to restore power to more than 2 million people in the northeast. a freak snowstorm is blamed for at least five deaths. the storm dumped more than two feet of snow in some areas. >> you kept hearing snapping
from every direction and i mean, literally every branch from every tree fell be we think. >> could be days before power is fully restored across the region. many airlines had to cancel and divert flights. jetblue said 12 of their passengers were stranded on the tarmac in hartford, connecticut for more than 7 1/2 hours. they weren't the only ones frustrated. so was the pilot. >> we can't seem to get any help from our own company. i apologize for this, but is there any way you can get a tug and a toe bar out here to us and get us towed somewhere to a gate or something? i don't care. take us anywhere. >> jetblue 504, roger, i will talk to state operations. see what they can do. >> my priority is a tug and a crowbar. give me a welding shop, i'll be
willing to make one myself. >> alas he could not. jetblue has apologized to its passengers. they will be refunded their tickets and receive one free round-trip airfare. today, the anesthesiologist called by dr. conrad murray's defense team will be questioned by the prosecution. you might remember an anesthesiologist for the prosecution contains an i.v. drop set up by dr. murray killed jackson. the jury must decide between the two competing thorryes. the american academy of pediatrics say teens should be regularly tested for hiv. the aaap -- the aap, rather, says some 70% of new infections are caused by people who don't
know their status. still some question whether health care professionals will actually dopt the new recommendation. another food recall to tell you about this morning, turkish pine nuts, 5,000 pounds of turkish pine nuts are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. at least 43 people have become sick so far. the nuts in question were sold at wegmans groceries in new york, pennsylvania, new jersey, virginia and maryland between july 1st and october 18th. demand is so high, company official say they're thinking about expanding. someone has money out there. details for you, straight ahead. 32 minutes past the hour. that'e for failed investing. open an e-trade account and open doors, seize opportunities, take action with some of the most powerful yet easy-to-use trading tools on the planet all built to help you maximize the potential of every dollar you invest.
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site and carter evans. good morning. >> i guess the idea, carol, is -- and good morning -- just because we had a couple good weeks that turned into one of the best monthly performances for stocks ever, don't get too comfortable. the uncertainty is far from over. we have a lot going on just this week. investors are relieved that european officials finally have a plan. if you leave investors enough time they'll get concerned about that. the leaders of the g-20 nations will be meeting in france next week. we have the central bank's rate decision on thursday, the fed with a two-day meeting this week and the all-important jobs report due out on friday, the unemployment rate here will likely stay the same at 9.1%. >> probably no surprises there, sadly. but some people do have money and they're doing quite well because one luxury carmaker, business is booming. >> business is booming for bmw. factories are running -- this sin credible, factories are
running at 100%, 110%, rather, capacity right now. there's a huge demand for bmw smaller vehicles like the 3 series and the x3 crossover. bmw right now is having to figure out how it is going to boost production around the world. if you don't didn't know this already, you may be surprised to find out bmws are very, very popular in brazil right now. they're talking about boosting sales to 2 million a year in brazil by 2020. currently they're selling 1.6 million bmws a year. not just popular in brazil, popular around the world. that's a good problem to have. >> yes, you're not kidding. carter evans. we'll catch you in a little bit. thanks so much. he's been soaring in the polls, now herman cain is facing allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior. we'll have details for you, next. first, time for our get smart question of the day,
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38 minutes past the hour. this is your "a.m. wake-up call." now to our get smart question of the day. zillow was out with its new ranking for best cities for halloween. what's the top city? philadelphia, san francisco or minneapolis in the answer is "b," it's san francisco. rounding out the top five, boston, honolulu, seattle and chicago. herman cain begins this week fighting off allegations of inappropriate behavior. politico is reporting at least two women have accused cain of sexually suggestive behavior while he was president of the national restaurant association in the 1990s. here's how cain responded when confronted.
>> i'm not going to comment about two people you won't tell me who they are. okay? that's like negotiating. i'm not going to comment on that, because i think that is one of those kinds of things that -- >> that was the last question. thanks. thanks. >> yes or no. >> have you ever been accused of sexual harassment? >> cain's campaign has also released a statement, it reads in part, quote, since washington establishment critics haven't had much look at attacking mr. cain's ideas to fix a bad economy and create jobs, they're trying to attack him in any way they can, end quote. mr. cain is expected to be questioned about the allegations at two big speaking events, they take place today in washington, d.c. ron paul won two separate straw polls in iowa overt weekend, he also tells our candy crowley if he does not get the republican nomination, he has no
intention of mounting a third party bid for the white house. paul ran as a libertarian in 1988. president obama's top campaign strategy sift taking on critics saying the president is turning his back on a campaign promise to refuse donations from lobbyists. david axelrod says the obama administration is the most transparent in the history. >> the president has imposed on himself on a ban of taking contributions from federal lobbyists. he's imposed a ban on taking money from political action committees but more importantly, as president, he has ended the revolving door between industries and the governments. >> a recent "new york times" article charged that some people who ask others to donate are in fact lobbyists. axelrod says the campaign discloses everyone who raises money for it. occupy protesters facing more arrests and vowing a shutdown of a major american port. we'll have details for you, coming up. it's 40 minutes past the hour.
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good morning to you, it is monday, october 31st. happy halloween. this is your "a.m. wake-up call." i'm carol costello joining you live from new york. it is 43 minutes past the hour. over 2 million people in the northeast are waking up withouttrity this morning. it's all because of an unusual october snowstorm. it's blamed for at least five
deaths. more than two feet of snow fell in some areas over the weekend. officials say it will take days to fully restore electricity, new york, new jersey, connecticut and massachusetts all under states of emergency. as for trick or treaters, halloween has been postponed or canceled in some areas. for more on the storm and the damage is caused, we'll take you live to our boston affiliate -- we'll take you live to boston and janet woo from our affiliate hdh. what's it like in boston now? >> reporter: well, actually i'm not in boston. i'm in tewkesbury, north of boston. this was not the jackpot for snow but this town hit the jackpot for power outages. at this hour, 90% of the town is still out of power, making for a cold and miserable night. these folks are not only getting a white halloween, which is unusual, but they're getting a very dark and freezing one as
well. >> janet, i understand the problem was the leaves were still on many of the trees. it was a very wet, heavy snow and then the limbs came crashing down on the power lines. that usually means it will take maybe a week for power to be restored or more? >> it's really hard to say in this case. similar to when we had the hurricane in late summer, the power outages lasted, indeed, a week for some people. there's a couple reasons for that. because it's such a big event they couldn't bring in crews easily from other areas because so many people are impacted, those crews are needed other places. as you said, the leaves on the trees just made it easier for those limbs to fall down. and, again, it's just painstaking work, first clearing all of the brush, clearing the leaves and getting crews to restore power. right now, 551,000 customers, businesses and homes are still without power and the various companies did say it could be about a week before everyone is
fully restored. >> is it at least a little warmer out there? >> well, i don't know if you can see my breath right now, it's certainly not feeling warmer and we do have some icing problems right now, because, again, this was a very wet, heavy snow. instead of being the lovely fluffy stuff that we love to see here in new england, it's not that. it's icy and miserable. the kids will have to be careful this evening when they trick or treat. >> janet woo reporting live for us this morning. thanks so much. let's head to atlanta and check in with reynolds wolf. the worst is over for the folks in new england and all the way down to maryland, right? >> absolutely. the story now is basically shifting over for the long term ramifications you'll have from all the damage you were talking about moments ago. you had temperatures in boston at 39 degrees. it's above the freezing point. as we look ahead to the rest of the forecast, the rest of the week ahead, it looks like it will be fairly mild in terms of the temperatures above the freezing point. still a very cold morning out
there right now, no question about it. very rough this weekend. we have video, amazing video, out of new hampshire. let's take that now if we can. it sure looks pretty but unfortunately, all that stuff certainly causes a lot of weight on the power lines, the overhanging tree branches and, boom, you have the cumulative effect of the freezing condit n conditions on the trees. the trees topple over. when you have the tree damage, that's what causes a lot of power outages. you see the lines right there. things will get better, slowly but surely. crews working around the clock. there are great men and women up there. they are truly dedicated to the task. we should be fine about a week or so. let's jump forward, some of the snowfall totals, in new hampshire, in excess of 30 inches, plainfield, massachusetts, 30.8. windsor over 20 inches, 19 or so in west milford and millbrook, new york, 1 7.9.
the numbers are also impressive in pennsylvania. some places get an abundance, others less. 20s and 30s from philadelphia southward to the east of the nation's capital in the delmarva peninsula. as we wrap up your forecast for the delays, we have them in miami, orl, tampa, due to thunderstorms and heavy rain. detroit, scattered showers. may keep you grounded for about an hour and san francisco, not the fog but gusty winds wrap it up, might keep you on the tarmac for a little bit longer than you'd want. that's the latest. you're up to speed. back to new york. >> we appreciate that. occupy protesters in oakland, california, are calling for a general strike on wednesday. they're hoping to shut down the port of oakland and to show solidarity with long shore workers. organizers say the strike will be a warning shot to the 1% that their wealth only exists because of the 99%. in oregon police arrested some 24 occupy protesters last night who refused to leave a
city park in portland after warnings that it was closing. each side blamed the other for the arrest. in texas, dozens of protesters were arrested in austin after clashing with police over food tables set up outside city hall. they ignored a rule banning food tables set up during parts of the day. a website linked to the al shabaab islamist movement says a somali american was involved in an attack, saying the bomber was from minneapolis and left the united states three years ago. he says it is the third time a somali american from minnesota has carried out a suicide bombing in somalia. nato's mission in libya officially ends today. the seven-month-long aerial bombing campaign played a major role in the downfall of moammar gadhafi. last week, the united nations
security council voted to end military operations just days after gadhafi was killed. there are many questions surrounding the circumstances of moammar gadhafi's death. a harsh warning from the syrian president to those of the west, do not interfere. let's head live to london and round the world with zain vergee. good morning, zain. >> good morning, carol. the president of syria, bashar al assad gave an interview to the daily telegraph here in the uk. he said syria's not like egypt or tunisia or yemen in that it really is a hub, the center of the middle east. and that any kind of an attack on syria would destabilize the entire region. he called it -- he said it would be like an earthquake. but he also likened it to afghanistan. he was also asked questions about the early protests that went on, as you can see on the streets, the syrian government has brutally cracked down on.
he said mistakes were made early on by his security forces but now they're moving forward and targeting the terrorists. he said, that are causing these disturbances. carol? >> let's talk about the world population, because the planet earth is fast reaching a milestone. we could do it what, sometime today? >> sometime today. there are reports just moments ago, already out that says the 7 billionth child in our world has been born. some reports are quoting the u.n. saying that they're recognizing a baby symbolically in the philippines. other reports say the 7 billionth baby was born in india. i was reading one analysis piece, carol. it looks like in india a baby is born nearly every second. china, of course, is right behind -- just ahead of india, actually, but india is catching up pretty significantly. there are many reports, all day
today someone will claim to have the 7 billionth baby in their country. it is say major milestone for us. i just want to give you an idea that for every person in the world, that could fit inside the borders of texas, you can fit 7 billion people inside just the state of texas, if you jam everyone in. >> i get it. >> sorry. i'm losing audio here. if you can fit 7 billion people inside the state of texas, just the way you can if you jammed them in like in new york city. >> wow. that would be a pretty crowded state of texas, wouldn't it? zain vergee, sorry for the technical problems. we'll check back with you, thank you. the japanese government is taking action for the third time this year. some are describing it as a battle between the market and the government. details in a live report from the nasdaq market site. first, let's take a look at the word of the day. the word is -- it's two words,
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it is four minutes till the top of the hour. this is your "a.m. wake-up call." now back to your spooky phrase of the day. it's ghost particles, tiny mysterious particles that pop nouft existence but at speeds so fast no one has been able to prove they exist. it's in the news today because of a proposal to build a special layser in britain that may be used to find them.
scientists want to point it into space, hoping it's hot enough to make the ghost particles show themselves. they believe the laser may shed light on the mysterious dark matter if, of course, the machine can find them. here are three things to put on your radar today. more than 2 million customers are waking up without pouter this morning. the state of emergency has been declared in new york, new jersey, connecticut and massachusetts. we could see closing arguments in the case handed to the jury this week. and an activists with occupy oakland are calling for a general strike across the city wednesday. protesters are hoping to shut down the city to show their outrage over what they call a duj spee sparety of wealth around the world. comedian jay leno has you covered if you need a costume for tonight. >> i'm looking forward to halloween, finally getting to see people wearing nba uniforms.
here's the last-minute costume for the ladies. if you're on a budget, grab a bottle of vodka, strip naked, go as lindsay lohan. or, or if you're a guy, get some handcuffs, go as her dad. either way, either way, very cheap. intact, one more rarrest will break his daughter's record. very competitive family. all righty. let's go to carter evans for a look at your money this morning. that's a perfect costume for you, the lindsay lohan one. >> the lindsay lohan or the dad one. >> the lindsay lohan one. >> the last thing i need are handcuffs right now, that's for sure. >> being naked is so much nicer. >> yes. i'm going as a proud parent. my son's first halloween. we'll take him out in his cookie monster outfight. >> that's terrific. have a great time. you have to tell us how the
markets are shaping up this morning. >> we had such a good week last week, investors will be thinking about that and wondering if they overdid. our futures are lower today. we gregt a reading on manufacturing in the chicago area and on friday, we get that all-important government jobs report. so it's very important there. we'll keep an eye on that one. the unemployment rate expected hold steadily at 9.1%. here's a look at futures right now. not a whole lot of action, at least when you take a look at it, the dow up 22.5. s&p 500 up about a fraction right now. >> give us the headline on cnnmoney.com this morning. >> one the big things people are talking about is what japan did with its yen. they intervened to halt the yen's rise. it had risen to the highest value since world war ii. that's bad news for japan because japan is an export country. and when its currency is very expensive, people don't want t