tv MONEY With Melissa Francis FOX Business February 23, 2015 2:00pm-3:01pm EST
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your economy and, it will have a direct impact on america's national security. melissa: the debate comes amid a brash threat aimed at america's heartland a new video from the terrorist group al-shabaab calling for an attack on the mall of america in minute in place. jeh johnson, head of the department of homeland security is urging shoppers to be cautious. >> i'm very concerned about the serious potential threat of independent actors here in the united states. if anyone is planning to go to the mall of america today, they have to be particularly careful. melissa: here to discuss all that, charlie gasparino, james freeman of "wall street journal." todd starnes from fox news radio. todd, what did you make of the threat and warning to be careful? >> they also tell us there is no credible threat. what are shoppers supposed to look out for besides savings at local shopping mall? we've known for a long time, these are so-called soft targets. people are really concerned about this stuff but now you
have the funding dhs funding in the mix. some people are saying hey is the administration, starting to play a little bit of politics here and playing scare factor? we have known all along, look, shopping malls churches, those are soft targets. melissa: james. >> you can't defend soft targets. melissa: right. be careful where you're shopping. what does that mean? >> if someone is out at mall see something, by all means report it. but idea you will amount a defense in front much abercrombie & fitch is really crazy. this is why we have to play offense. you have 20,000 jihadis come from the west and gone to the middle east. we have to take these people out there. you can debate whether you think america ought to run the world or how active we ought to be in nation-building but we need to take guys out threatening us. you can't do it at every mall? >> i would say this is legitimate economic threat terrorism. melissa: it is. >> one of these bombings obviously. they know this. i'm not letting cat out of the bag, the stock market will go down 2,000 points. it could stop the economy
functioning in normal way for a while. it is odd, this administration tells shoppers to be careful and they are not taking it to the terrorists. just such a weird juxtaposition. they're relying on shoppers looking out for people with duffle bags okay? they're not going out and doing as you said take it to the enemy. why aren't we taking them out? why aren't we surveilling more. this deal they will cut the deal on homeland security. there is no way they're not going to fund this. no way. it is scare tactic. >> texas governor said 20,000 illegals came across the board. >> the problem the obama administration always diversion. you get the sense one big diversion against real sort of story here. melissa: that's true. >> how to take the lead. melissa: oil filtrating below $50 a barrel. getting a nice pop moments ago as opec is weighing a an emergency meeting right now. this is according to comments from nigeria's oil minister to the financial times. that's what you're seeing that move based on.
james, what do you think? they're talking about opec trying to get in there to emergency meeting put a floor what is going on? >> you have this ongoing issue. i don't think saudi arabia believes the other members of this cartel can be trusted not to cheat. melissa: they can't be trusted not to cheat. >> i think production will be big but doesn't mean oil will stay low forever. you've seen lately americans buying more of cars they want to buy. those are suvs and light trucks. >> by the way, there was a pop when it came back down. doesn't look like the markets are taking it all that credibly. melissa: you make a great point. prices go up and down. so do prices at pump. we've seen aaa prices report going higher again as we see so much disruption because of seasonal adjustments and because of strikes going on. drivers are paying more. melissa: >> oil is traded on a futures market. we price in the future. if you look at something over the next 10 years that will really be commoditized, okay? i'm not saying will never go up again, it has to be oil. you have advent of electronic
cars. coupled with fracking, coupled with the fact you will get much more get a more pro--drilling administration. melissa: you look skeptical. >> first part about electronic cars. >> technology at some point you know is going to -- >> that is not technology story. that is government subsidy story. buff i agree with you on fracking and -- >> people do ride them. >> north american energy. >> if i'm playing markets right? melissa: there you go. some unsettling news about the state of household budgeting. new survey finds 37% of americans have credit card debt exceeds their emergency savings. todd starnes this was a big headline. is it surprising to you that people are on the verge what they call financial ruin? if there is one accident, you basically don't have credit card reserve even to go out there to cover your monthly expenses because you're maxed out. does it surprise you americans living like that? >> of course not. how many times does president obama say send us maximum you
can send us for donations. max out the biggest check you can send us. max out your cards. look folks are suffering. folks are hurting. and, in spite of what we're hearing on television, in spite of what leaders tell us in washington the average american families are not doing well. that is why we see headlines. melissa: james, go ahead. >> they're starting to do better. we ought to save more. it is getting better for the middle class consumer. >> why? >> lot to do with cheaper gasoline we've been talking about. melissa: prices are on way back up. wage gap is rising. wages falling behind. >> even if it goes back whether it is 50 or 60 where below where oil was last summer. 2014, 2014 was a very good year for hiring. it was best in 50 years. not where it should be. we're still underperforming. wages starting to creep up. again haven't had growth we'd like but i think middle class
consumer has a better situation now, much better than six months or a year ago. >> look at it this way. lower oil prices. lower energy prices was a huge tax cut for average americans. huge. it may not show up immediately in gdp and all this other stuff because you have the stock market trading off. valuations of some stocks coming down. but this is huge thing for -- melissa: i don't know making up for falling wages working part time when you want full-time work. >> you are starting to see impact, not just buying bigger cars but more restaurants visits. melissa: janet yellen jumping into the hot seat tomorrow. fed chief testifies before the senate banking committee where likely to face tough questions from both sides of the aisle. market is watching looking for any clues about the timing of raising rates. although todd, i always love the testimony. i feel if they want to, the fed chief can talk around, any of these questions from the senators. >> they all do. i thought, i mean if, go back
remember old godfather movie. melissa: which one? i loved them all. do a scene together. >> had to testify in front of the congressional hearing. melissa: got it. >> all staged. it is a big dog-and-pony show. i don't expect anything here. melissa: yeah. >> well i just, to stick with my theme, i think it would be great if she was thinking about the u.s. middle class consumer. we've been talking about how good low oil prices are, a stable dollar. that is what she ought to be saying. melissa: do you think she cares about a stable strong dollar? i think that is very bottom of her long list of items? >> she probably cares about the most? stock market. melissa: yeah. >> what i think she will do, rest, make us rest assured that probably not going to raise rates or raise them much. melissa: which is opposite of strong dollar argument james freeman. >> not saying what she should do. >> it is not an emergency anymore. we're long past that. melissa: i like this story. hsbc -- stock getting absolutely
crushed. that is not part i like. >> you like lower stock prices. melissa: stock falling 17%, if that wasn't enough. this is the part interesting. ad milting ceo is sheltering his bonus money in a swiss bank account. of course he is. of course he is. i mean why would he pay taxes on his own money? when nobody else banking with them is paying taxes? why would he pay taxes on it? >> someone who covered banks a long time and regulatory sort of scrutiny of banks, if you were an investor in this stock you have to be really worried because -- melissa: getting killed. look at that. >> not even just that. now, there will be a lot of focus on hsbc. when regulators and government start smelling a place they think is kind of sleazy like jpmorgan they did in jamie and citigroup years ago, they go after it. this is company, my opinion that you know, put your money in apple before this. melissa: bank points out as i say --
>> they might be totally innocent by the way. melissa: that he lives in hong kong. he pays taxes there. we all know has to be more beneficial than having his money in the u.s. they were out there quick talking why it is okay in a swiss bank account. what do you think? >> i think he apologized, said that was basically a different time. >> wait. which was a different time? when he decided to shelter his assets in a swiss account? >> let me ask you a question. what is illegal about sheltering your assets? >> well, this raises a good point. i wish we at some point would go from these discussions in this country to how do we encourage people to want to bring money here instead of looking places overseas. melissa: they're pointing out, they're saying what he did is not illegal. he lives in hong kong. paid taxes -- >> admitted that he didn't do anything illegal. melissa: he doesn't actually live there. he has to pay taxes somewhere else. >> here is what i would tell you about hsbc they will have some
eyeballs on them. melissa: right. >> this other things. there is a lot of stuff. melissa: okay. >> i talk to analysts all the time, if you're in that stock -- melissa: yeah. on to a story personally impacts me so i'm very focused on this american airlines passengers see luggage go from miami to mia. the airline lifting off without hundreds of checked bags blaming a technical problem at miami international airport. passengers never getting an official alert. but finding out the hard way that baggage carousel. i wasn't on american airlines. somebody mistagged my bag in miami, sitting with that pile of bags. >> is that real? melissa: my bag went to miami. all the weather forecasts to new york. see you later, sweetie. i'm going to new york. >> i used to have fox decal luggage. every time the decal was there, luggage never got to where -- melissa: come on pilots. they come out watch us. the.
>> pilots fine. luggage on the plane. melissa: i don't know. you got a comment on that one? >> i would be glad they took off. instead of waiting for baggage. i don't check bags. melissa: i know. we had golf clubs. there you go. with the stroke of a pen president obama set to sign up on first major veto of presidency. there could be more coming down the pipeline. seeing mickey and minnie got more expense system. oh no. disney's latest price hikes won't have parents whistling while they work. more "money" coming up. ♪
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floor. it soon engulfed apartments and above and below. took firefighters two hours to extinguish all the flames. no one was harmed, thankfully. over to japan where there are fresh fears over radiation. scientists found a new look at the crippled fukushima nuclear plant. radiation levels are 70 times more than normal. officials are trying to stop contaminated material from reaching the pacific ocean. landing in north korea, which has banned all foreigners from its, marathon because of ebola. tour operators say no runners are allowed into the country citing fears of the deadly virus could be brought in from overseas. president obama speaking now to aarp announcing plans to tackle what he cause stockbroker excessive fees and conflicted advice. peter barnes is at the white house monitoring this one for us. peter. >> hey melissa. the president is talking about a draft proposal from the labor department that the would impose a special duty, fiduciary duty
stockbrokers to put clients interests first before their own, telling them investments when they roll over their 401(k)s at their companies, into iras. about $300 billion in rollovers a year. now you think brokers already do this. in fact legally they're not required to, right now, they are only required to sell clients investments that are, quote suitable for them, and what is suitable is open to wide legal interpretation. critics, now including the president, say this creates a conflict of interest for stockbrokers and their firms that incentivizes them to sell them higher fee and lower return products. in fact a report from the president's economists estimate, that conflicted investment advise by stockbrokers for role-off customers, cost them -- rollover customers, suss them 1.7 doll trillion in assets under
management. this doesn't cover non-retirement accounts. that is covered by sec which is being look at the issue on its own. it would put brokers under same rules and financial advisors separately, already required to operate under tougher fiduciary duty legal standard. melissa? melissa: peter barnes, thank you so much. a few stories on our radar. ports on the west coast may be up and running but it could take months to get through the backlog of cargo. dozens of ships are waiting to unload. dozens more are on the way. 20th century fox denied it held takeover talks for discovery communications. one report they're trying to create a 100 million-dollar company. 21st century fox is the. admission into orlando's magic kingdom, now $105.
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melissa: one step closer to the first manned voyage to mars. mars one selected the final 100 contenders for a colony on the planet. ultimately 40 people will be selected envoyage to mars. by the way, a one-way ticket. we have one of the final contenders and she joins me now. from 20,000 people they whittled down to 100. you're one of them. what happens next? walk me through it. >> hi, melissa. so, what happens next is we get to work in teams. and, basically we're going to start to find out which one of us actually is it zood for this mission and plays well with others. melissa: what is nhe competition like? it is about team work? what happens? >> i think the most important thing right now is how we all interact as a team.
that is going to be the most critical important element of the mission. a lot of teammates, we've gotten together and trying to figure out what our personality types are. which ones of us are messy and like to leave our underwear on the floor and not. you know. i think those things will become uber important. melissa: i think the one thing that is on everyone's mind out in our audience, do you know it is a one-way ticket right? you know you're not coming back? you're cool with that? >> yes. so i'm very well aware that it's a one-way ticket. we were all notified of that in the very beginning. melissa: how do you feel about that? >> you know it is to me this is one thing that i love space. i have always wanted to go out there and i think, it has been difficult to kind of talk to my loved ones about it at times. they don't want me to go. but it is also something i feel a calling for and i'm pretty prepared to go.
melissa: you're prepared. you realistically this could come along, they could give you phone call? i think it is supposed to happen. they're thinking 2024, when it could happen. you could go and never come back? emotionally you're prepared for that. you're okay with that? you will live on mars, die on mars, i mean you're not coming back? >> yeah. i mean that is part of what i have been doing is. i kind of, i have been going out in the world. i have this 10 years left on earth bucket list. last year i spent time abroad. i climb ad volcano in bali. shipwreck diving, surfing i wanted to do my entire life, i'm going out into the world doing that now. spending as much time i can with relatives and loved ones. melissa: what do you think it will be like to be on mars? how do you picture? trying to see if you live with someone leaving their underwear on the ground? you're picking ture ground where you leave underwear? do you wear underwear on mars obviously? >> right. i used to live on a sailboat for
a year. it was 27-foot sailboat. about nine meters. with another person. granted we got off and on board. it gives me idea of what it is like to be tight, enclosed space. much like being on a base in antarctica. they have a great high quality of life. they worked a lot of things out. it is probably no different than that. melissa: sue ann, best of luck. keep us posted. very cool. congratulations making this huge cut. >> thank you very much. melissa: not so many people left. thank you. nasa astronauts working hard this weekend, laying hundreds of feet of cable to prepare for commercial spacecraft, from spacex and boeing in 2017. according to nasa this mission is quote most complicated rewiring of the space station, but senate butch and astronaut terry still managed to have a little fun. a selfie to end the grueling work day. they didn't use self if i stick
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♪ ♪ melissa: fox confirming the quaystone bill is -- keystone bill is set to land on president obama's desk tomorrow and with that he has 100 days to sign it or send it back and the president has made it clear he will not let it pass. the first major vetoes of his term you should veries in -- ushers in a new era as he fights to protect the laws he has put in place. here now to discuss it is stephen hayes, fox news contributor. todd is back as well.
stephen, how do you see this playing out? >> well, you know, as you say it's not unexpected at all. this is what the president i think, has made clear for a couple years. he's signaled this even before he before the 2014 midterms, so nobody should be surprised by this. i think republicans if they're smart, they'll make this an anti-science decision. numerous environmental impact studies have shown it wouldn't add to global warming the state department found that itself. i think if i'm a republican, i make the argument -- it's a short argument, i don't belabor this i say the president's anti-science here, unions are behind it, it would be good for the country, and the president's against it. melissa: i mean, not only that todd, you talk about the big derailment we saw last week, the department of transportation coming out predicting that trains hauling crude oil will derail an average of ten times a year over the next two decades. do you talk about, you know, not wanting to harm the environment what is more harmful than a
derailment that kills people? >> look, that was a state of the art train that derailed, car that derailed. so look i absolutely agree here we're entering this new era. this is the first of what i expect to be many, many vetoes as the president goes toe to toe with the republicans. melissa: so let's talk about the veto threat steve, because do you think he's really going to take it to the hoop and do a lot? he could easily surpass george w. bush, he had 12 vetoes, but people like fdr, something like 635 vetoes during his many terms, but still president obama now is far from holding the veto record. is he going to step it up? >> yeah, i think he'll definitely step it up. look part of that is just the makeup of politics today. republicans have both houses of congress. the republicans, i think, don't seem that eager to push the president which i think is a mistake. the republicans if i'm advising republicans at this point, i'm theming them to highlight the contrasts, push your policy agenda, have a policy agenda, make the president veto these
things. but whether they will or not is almost irrelevant. the president's going to fight to protect what he's done and to try to push forward through executive action. melissa: okay. thanks to both of you. now we're looking ahead to 2016 and the major contenders hoping to lead the presidential race. chris stirewalt is fox news digital politics editor, and he's here with his 2016 power index. chris, i look forward to this every week, you have been ranking the top ten finishing op helpfuls -- gop hopefuls. what movement did you see this week? >> well, at the top of the deck walker at two, jeb bush at number one walker didn't move, but he sure rattled in the questions where, interestingly, you used to have to say you were a christian to be president obama of the united states, now you have to say you think barack obama is a christian to be president of the united states. [laughter] what a difference six years eight years makes. but anyway, we're steady at the
top. big movers this week though are rick perry up, he continues to to demonstrate that he has some fundraising clout even though he is now the former governor of, and he also is going out front and hard in new hampshire, in iowa and other early primary states with a strong national security message, and he's also talking about vladimir putin and the ukraine which is an issue that people are missing out on in the republican field. that means that rand paul slips and he slips because this issue continues to be problematic for him, and we're waiting to see if rand paul can deliver on the early promise of his campaign or if it was too much media hype. melissa: okay. and chris christie dropping like a rock. >> well -- melissa: do you see that turning around? >> well no not right now. look, being a successful presidential candidate means not just having the money not just having the appeal, but you also have to answer a question, and right now there's not a question that chris christie is answering for the republican party. you want a moderate republican who is popular with big deep-pocketed donors from the
northeast, jeb bush is your man. there's no debate about that a anymore. okay, you want a tough-talking republican reformist kind of governor from a blue state scott walker's the guy on that. so crust christy, the question -- chris christie the question is can he get enough dough, can other big donors put enough dough for chris christie that he can hang around in the space and hope that somebody scuttles at the top and that he can go in and take advantage of that? that's a pretty tough question. melissa: it is a tough question. but you'll be back with all the answers and an all new power index next monday. chris, thank you so much. >> you bet. melissa: stocks sunking as oil prices -- sinking as oil prices continue to plummet. let's do to nicole on the floor of the new york stock exchange with more on today's trading. what do you have? >> good afternoon melissa. there's really a correlation oil's been slipping, stocks along with it, energy shares have been particularly weak, and we see oil today below $50 a barrel. something else that has pressured the markets is boeing,
and boeing has been a name on the dow jones industrial average that's worth -25 dow points, a downgrade over at goldman sachs concerns about new aircraft order and production growth. that's been slowing and also the free cash flow expectations are a little too high, and you see the stock down 2.5%. back to you. melissa: breaking news right now, we're getting our first look at the ratings for last night's big oscars. the telecast drawing 36.6 million viewers. that's down 10% from last year. 10%. that is a big drop, and it is a new four-year low. hmm. new fears over home grown terror, why officials are warning people about shopping and one of america's biggest malls. more money and answers coming up. ♪ ♪ brilliant idea for her science project. and you could make it happen. right? wrong. because you're not you you're a cancer hospital and your daughter... she's a team of leading researchers...
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♪ ♪ melissa: i'm melissa francis with your fox business brief. apple shares hitting another record high, topping more than $132 for the very first time. that puts its market cap at around $770 billion. that is twice the size of exxonmobil if you're keeping track. apple also announcing that it's spending $2 billion on new data centers in europe with. honda's ceo stepping down within months. the company has been hit hard by takata airbag recalls.
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melissa: one of the nation's largest malls is on high alert as a terror group threatens to carry out a gruesome attack. fox news' doug mckelway is live at the mall of america in bloomington, minnesota. doug? >> reporter: well, you know terrorists realize that one of the most effective tools in their quiver is to inject fear and if they can keep people away from a shopping mall by injecting fear into their thinking, then they've earned a small, small victory. one side of the mall of america is concerned about this terror threat, they've kept all media outside of the mall today having us report from the parking lot here where it was a balmy -8 degrees this morning, about 3 degrees right now. all of this in the aftermath of the video from al-shabaab in somalia releasing a video over the weekend threatening attacks here at the mall of america, also at a mall in edmonton, canada, and elsewhere as well. dhs secretary jeh johnson did
the go around on all five sunday talk shows yesterday urging people who come to this mall and others to be vigilant. listen up. >> the video that was released byal-shabaab reflects what i believe is the new phase we've evolved in terms of the global terrorist threat and what we need to do in terms of counterterrorism. groups like isil al-shabaab, aqap are now publicly calling for attacks either through the internet through videos through publications which means that we need to respond militarily. >> reporter: but at the end -- [inaudible] at the mall here along in conjunction with local and federal authorities, seemed to downplay what jeh johnson said on the morning talk shows n. a statement they said, and i'm quoting: at this time there's no credible threat associated with the mall of america. and at today's white house press briefing josh earn was asked whether the secretary might have been hyping up the threat a little bit to force republicans
to fully fund the department of homeland security as funding runs out at the end of this week. josh earnest said categorically, no that he was not trying to do that. that's the latest. things appear to be calm in the mall fairly normal, maybe a little bit lighter than normal but all is normal here. back to you in new york. melissa: doug, thank you so so much for that report. the focus has put the minneapolis area in the national spotlight. of the hundred americans who left to fight alongside isis and both iraq and syria 25% were from minneapolis. joining me now to discuss this, kt mcfarland and christian whiten, a former state department official. christian, let me start with you, what do we do about the problem? what's going on in minneapolis? >> well a couple of things. first of all it recognizes we do need to profile people based on their behavior. you know, the threat is real. if you look at the boston marathon bombing we didn't think much about chechnya before
that but this was someone of chechnyan extraction, the older boy and his brother, who had traveled to chechnya. we also have this tremendous asset they don't have in europe which are average americans who have the right to keep and bear arms. john boehner and mitch mcconnell should pass what's called national reciprocity. if you have a license to carry a concealed weapon in one state you should be allowed to carry it ever every state and we can have average citizens helping develops. -- helping cops. melissa: a lot of what's driving this are economic factors and jobs would solve the problem. when you look at the situation in minneapolis, they say a lot of folks there that are radicalized, it happens because they have come to america and then do not find economic opportunity and are looking for a purpose and a correction. do you buy that argument? >> no. you know, if it was poverty that was creating terrorists in a country like india would be one of the most terrorist countries in the world and it's not. there are a whole number of
things that drive this, and i guess what i find so frustrating is that you either have the reaction of people who say, oh, mall of america, or you see the bombings in europe, and you say, oh well we've got to worry about that or we see isis take over large swaths of syria and iraq. this is all part of a money bigger problem and the problem is to recognize the existential net of our time is radical -- threat of our time is radical islamic jihad. and it needs a comprehensive program to deal with it, at least on law enforcement's part. it needs an economic part, a military party it needs an alliance part and an ability to cut off the funding of the people doing this. i look at the administration and the president either is unable to see this or he sees it and he's not willing to do anything about it or, frankly he's in over his head, and i think it's probably a combination of all three. we will eventually have to deal with radical islam. i just hope we do it before they get their hands on more serious weapons. melissa: okay christian, do you agree with that? >> i do.
economic factors just aren't the compelling thing here. there's an ideology at work. it seems crazy that people would look at isis and the taliban and say i want that. but this myth they say, this lie about the past and this lie about a future that will never be is appealing to people who lack direction. melissa: okay. >> we need to confront the ideology. melissa: k.t., you look at the prime minister and it does feel -- the president and it does feel that he's committed to doing the least possible in this war. where does that leave us? >> i think the president -- melissa: go ahead. >> i think you're right. he's checked out. this is just not his fight. he's not going to recognize it as a problem, and whatever plan he's going to come up with isn't going to be enough to solve it. maybe it's a jobs summit, maybe it's throw another couple of thousand troops into the middle east. none of those are sufficient to deal with a much more exist tenable problem. we laugh at that and think, oh isis, you think you're going to have a caliphate to take over the world, well, they're going
to kill anybody who stands in the way, christians jews atheists other muslims. and the question i have is how in this new world do we deter, do we prevent, do we take care of a problem that is going to plague us for a generation? i don't see any answers coming out of this administration. melissa: thanks to both of you. approaching the last hour of trading, let's check in with liz claman and see what she's got coming up. liz: that was a heavy conversation. that movie munich was on hbo recently, and you're thinking that was 42 years ago, not much has changed. we're looking right now though, at the markets and the nasdaq very, very close to that 15-year high once again. what a climb it's been. but, of course, we also turn our attention to what's happening on the west coast and the ports. we've got tom perez he made it happen. he was part of the team from the obama administration who flew out and said look let's get the union members and the port workers together and figure this
situation out. but how far did he really get? in five years when this current contract is up are we going to have to pen door this again? -- endure this again? we're going to find out. plus imagine, melissa, making $200 million in just one single day. floyd mayweather might be the guy to do it. he and pacqiao are going to face off may 2nd. we're going to game this fight because the purse could be as much as $400 million. showtime and hbo in on this as well. charlie besser has worked for every network in sports, he looks at the economics of sports, and the famed teddy atlas, he was the boxing trainer back in the day. fight commentator today. we're all going to see who comes out the winner. will it be the fighters or will it be the networks? see you at the top of the hour. melissa: oh, i can't wait liz, thank you so much. lego teaches a-listers that everything is awesome when you have a statue made of plastic bricks.
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♪ ♪ melissa: whether it's on wall street or main street, here's who's making money today nascar driver joey logano. he just won the daytona 500 and is now the second youngest driver to ever do so. among those he beat was four-time champion jeff gordon by way who finished 33rd. that looks like a lot of fun. all right, the lego movie fails to receive a nod for best animated film, but it did win major points with the performance of the oscar-nominated song from the movie "everything is awesome." dancers from the audience
awarded oprah, steve carell and emma stone with a lego version of the troh e my. here now to discuss all of this is bruce trick el. bruce, i loved this so much. here's the question i had in on my mind, do you think lego paid for product placement last night? >> i think some genius at lego figured out you get these things into people's hands and they're not letting go of them. no, i don't think so, it was just a wonderful placement. melissa: last year samsung was the big brand activist. they did that super selfie but i don't know if we just saw it, i thought it was absolutely brilliant. now i want my own lego oscar. do you think they're going to be up for sale on ebay? >> that's my big question. do they have the licensing rights to actually put out that toy, and is lady gaga going to do a duet with lego oscar?
is there's so many opportunities. melissa: yeah. everybody thought they were snubbed because somehow it was not nominated for best animated feature, which i don't understand how that happened. [laughter] but it was from a branding point of view, from a marketing and money point of view, that's what this show is all about. was it the clear winner last night? >> it absolutely was. i have a boss that used to say i don't need to win awards, i need to win green awards and boy, did they win the green awards. melissa: absolutely. bruce, thank you so much. send me one of those lego statutes when you -- statues when you see one, okay? i'll pay for it just send it my way. from babysitter to businesswoman, meet the 15-year-old taking the nanny world by storm. she may be young but don't let her age fool you, she is all business. at the end of the day, it's all about "money." ♪ ♪
fun with spare change. sixth graders hang out with friends and go the mall but our next quest was busy hatching her own business. the founder of nannies by noah serves 190 climates with both baby sitters and full-time nannies. you're 15, you have your own business. you decided to do this pause you had a brand idea -- because you had a brand idea. you knew your parents weren't getting the most out of their babysitters, they weren't engaged enough. where did you go from there? >> i realized they weren't engaged enough and weren't new york city-savvy nannies so i helped my mom and word got out that i helped my mom and i had a good eye. melissa: here in new york it's very popular to poach other people's manmies off the -- nannies off the playground. you weren't doing that, were you? >> i would use word of mouth and i'd go on college career web
siteses and depending on the request of a climate, i could recruit specifically for that job, if we didn't have a nanny that fit that job, and i would use creative strategies, and that's what i take pride in. i'm very creative. melissa: now you've become a company, you're private so you adopt want to talk about exactly how much you're -- don't want to talk about exactly how much you're making but it's a big business. how did you get to the point where you became a larger business? i know your dad's in private equity and he helped you get organized. you don't even have a driver's license. >> so i got to a point where it was either i would have to be in it, you know, committed or i'd have to drop out because it's a very serious business, the nanny industry, and it takes up a lot of time and work. i got to a point where i realized that the need was there, people were interested and so i decided that we needed to hire a ceo while i was in high school to run the business -- [laughter] melissa: we've got to go because we're out of time, but you hired a see ceo because you are, after
all, in high school. i hope you're making "money" today, make sure to tune "the five" tonight. countdown starts right now. liz: okay melissa. 15 years after hitting its all-time high, the nasdaq in this final hour of trade on the cusp of finally doing it again, maybe, but the hard-fought climb back to 5k being tripped up at this hour. concern over greece got more intense this afternoon after the indebted nation balked at meeting a deadline for today. they had promised to submit plans to stick to the bailout problem but now saying maybe tomorrow. we'll see. violence in ukraine testing a very shaky cease fire a bomb killing at least two people, injuring about a dozen others. traders and investors staying away today's volume here on track to be one of the lightest trading days