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"gutfeld report." all of the above. we begin with a fox news alert. four people dead in colorado after a series of shootings there. hello, everyone. i'm greg jarrett. welcome to a brand new hour inside america's news headquarters. >> and i'm arthel neville. officials say the crime scene covers several major streets in downtown colorado springs. and the chaos ended with the suspected gunman killed. this is after exchanging gunfire with police. alicia cunia is live in denver with the latest. >> reporter: according to police the call came in about a quarter to 9:00 mountain time for a report of shots fired in downtown colorado springs.
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when police arrived and saw the suspect at an intersection with a rifle, law enforcement yelled for him to put down his weapon. instead the man began shooting at officers. according to witnesses, multiple officers returned fire, killing the suspect, but only after he was able to kill three other people, cops say. according to one witness, named matt abshire, who talked to the colorado springs gra zet there, was a commotion outside abshire's apartment. when he looked outside he says he saw the suspect shoot another person with a rifle and then the suspect began walking down the street. abshire told the gazette he then got out of his apartment, followed the suspect whose name has not been released at this time. abshire says as he called 911 following the suspect he saw the suspect turn the rifle to one side and begin shooting. two women were hit and killed. >> right now everything is stabilized. we don't believe there's any greater threat to the community. but we are trying to piece this together as it unfolded.
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>> colorado springs police were the officers involved here, but because colorado's senate passed the state statute requiring additional transparency in peace i have of officer-involved shootings the sheriff's office will be investigating. the officers are on routine administrative leave while that happens. and arthel, much of downtown colorado springs is shut down right now. and according to cops, it will be for many hours into the evening as the investigation continues. sheriff's deputies did say they found multiple weapons on the suspect. arthel? >> so very scary. and this is halloween day. a lot of kids are out trick or treating early in the day. boy. okay, alicia, thank you very much for that report. now a fox extreme weather alert. the death toll is rising to at least six in texas after severe storms there and flooding just pounding the region. the rising waters forcing people from their homes and into shelters. the houston area alone receiving
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about eight inches of rainfall since yesterday. and now there are reports of tornadoes that are tearing through the state. emergency officials urging trick or treaters avoid the area, take extra caution tonight. a russian passenger jet crashing in egypt's sinai peninsula, killing all 224 people on board. officials say the pilot reported technical problems before the plane went down. the metro jet plane was heading to st. petersburg from the sharm el-sheikh resort on the red sea. egyptian investigators are now analyzing both black boxes. john huddy live in our mideast bureau. >> the black boxes are key. they may tell the story about how and why this jet airliner crashed, as you mentioned, killing all 224 people on board, including according to officials, 17 children.
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now, earlier today, take a look. egyptian officials including egypt's prime minister inspected the crash site and the debris. we've been seeing that. we've been seeing what appears to be a section, the fuselage, sections of the wing. other parts of the plane and now as we know of course the bodies. the number of bodies recovered at this point is unclear. we've heard anywhere from 100 to 150, but we're waiting for official confirmation. family members of the victims obviously distraught, stunned, devastated, have according to officials given dna samples for identification purposes obviously. there are also reports that family members may be flying to egypt hoping to get some answers. we're hoping for more as well. we know that the flight, as you mentioned accuracy'll, took off from the southern sinai resort city of sharm el-sheikh, which is on the red sea en route to st. petersburg, russia. the pilot radioed air traffic
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controllers that there were technical issues, according to investigators, and about 20 minutes into the flight contact was lost and the plane dropped off the radar. the plane crashed in a volatile part of the sinai where egyptian military forces have been battling isis militants. but both russian and egyptian officials have ruled out a terror attack or they say any foul play. also egypt's prime minister said the plane was checked before departing from the airport and that there were no mechanical problems. and now the moscow-based metrojet also said in a statement earlier today that the a-321, the airbus, received required factory maintenance in 2014. the statement also identified the captain as a man named valory nemov and according to metrojet he had 12,000 hours of experience in the air including more than 3,800 in a-321s. but obviously we want to know more about that captain and his co-pilot. the crash, arthel, is already
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affecting the airline industry. as mentioned, two major airlines, lufthansa and air france, officials with both airlines say that they are diverting around the sinai peninsula until the cause of the crash is determined. but again, this crash is in its initial stages, early stages of the investigation. but again, i said the black boxes have been recovered, and that is a crucial and key part of this investigation and a piece of evidence here. >> absolutely. but so many questions still remain. john huddy, thank you very much. and want to recap some of what john huddy told us. that is after the tragic accident air france announcing it will avoid flying over the sinai peninsula for safety reasons. now, the russian jet crashed in an area where egyptian troops have been battling islamic militants. air france says its decision follows a similar move by germany's lufthansa. again, recapping john huddy's
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report there, the airlines saying they will continue to avoid the area until it is clear what caused the crash. >> and we're going to be talking with general tom mcnerney about this very subject in a few minutes. stay tuned for that. turning to politics now, new developments after this week's republican debate with florida senator marco rubio on the rise after a very strong showing at that event. and now billionaire investor paul singer is pledging his support to rubio, giving a big boost to rubio's campaign, his super pac. garrett tenney joins us. what does this mean for marco rubio's campaign? >> well, it's been a huge week for marco rubio, gregg. this past hour a senior campaign aide told fox news the campaign has received more than a million dollars in donations since the debate wednesday night. adding to that is the endorsement of paul singer, one
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of the wealthiest and most influential republican donors in the country. his endorsement and his vast network of donors could potentially bring millions of dollars more to rubio's campaign. and if that weren't enough, on friday a major pro-rubio super pac, conservative solutions, announced it's also ramping up its efforts and plans to spend some of its millions of dollars on a new tv ad for the florida senator. gregg? >> and singer is so influential, among other big donors. this is a guy who has the power to pick up the telephone. magically, overnight you're talking about tens of millions of dollars from others who may contribute. what are these other gop candidates saying about this sort of sudden rise of marco rubio? >> anytime donald trump starts criticizing you you know you're doing well. yesterday that's what donald trump was doing, going after rubio for singer's endorsement. but today in virginia trump was laying out his plan to help veterans fix the va, he went
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after all the other candidates for using super pacs which he recently decided not to use. >> everyone's opening up super pacs. trump super pacs. i don't want them. i don't want them. because it's going to lead to problems like -- it's a scam. it's a scam. you look at what's going on in iowa, where super pacs are running campaigns. we better get rid of super pacs or you're going to see problems like you never believe. these politicians -- these politicians are nothing more than puppets for the super pacs, for the lobbyists. >> it's been a rough past few weeks for jeb bush as well. he's been dropping in the polls. his campaign announced severe budget cuts last week, and his debate performance wasn't what he was hoping for. then on friday his campaign's chief operating officer resigned. today in iowa bush tried to downplay those shortcomings while also taking a veiled shot at donald trump.
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>> just as an aside, you know poll numbers go up and they go down. iowa proves that in every caucus. and when they go down you don't insult iowa voters. because they're the same discerning voters whether your polls are going up or going down. you learn from iowa voters. >> and of course all eyes will be on the next gop debate on the fox business network just a week and a half away on november 10th. >> i think it's interesting. trump doesn't use a super pac. he uses hats and t-shirts. i guess it's kind of working. garrett tenney, thanks very much, garrett. >> all right, greg, we now go to the hillary clinton e-mail controversy. a senior administration official confirming to fox news the white house will not release any e-mails between president obama and the former secretary of state until after the president leaves office. this as the state department releases 7,000 pages of new clinton e-mails. james rosen has more now from
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washington. james? >> reporter: greetings from washington. aides say the president and secretary of state clinton exchanged on a handful of e-mails and they were non-substantive. because they mostly conducted business in person or by telephone. the white house says presidential communications are not subject to the freedom of information act. a position also taken by the bush-cheney administration. at one point the secretary, whose private server was running weak and outdated security software, joked to an aide in the state department's office of legal counsel that the chinese were hacking clinton's contacts list. "weird since my address book only has your gmail," clinton wrote the aide, nora toyve, in july 2011. maybe the chinese hacked it and focused on you. two minutes later clinton wrote that aide again, "even weirder. i just checked and i do have your state but not your gmail. so you who did that happen," clinton said. adding again "must be be the chinese."
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among those entrusted with mrs. clinton's private e-mail address was actor ben affleck. during her testimony before the house benghazi committee last week mrs. clinton admitted that u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens, whom she personally recruited for that dangerous mission and was ultimately killed by terrorists during the benghazi attack, did not have her personal e-mail address. the state department is processing 55,000 of mrs. clinton's private e-mails for public release. friday's was the largest monthly release thus far, with 7,000 e-mails. mrs. clinton has said she deleted 30,000 before turning the rest over and the fbi is investigating whether any laws were broken. arthel? >> james rosen. thanks, james. this just in. triple crown winner american pharoah just winning the 2015 breeders cup in lexington, kentucky. the award-winning race horse along with the jockey victor espinoza was the favorite going into the race. american pharoah is a 3-year-old
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colt. he has won unbelievably 9 of his 11 career starts including the first sweep of the kentucky derby, the preakness, the belmont, the trim crown of course, in 37 years. hasn't happened in that span of time. this is his final race before he retires. >> and lives the good life. >> and i think we know what he's going to be doing in retirement. yes, sirree. >> well, congratulations. that's exciting. >> lucky guy. >> okay. moving on now. the obama administration defending the decision to send american special operations teams to syria. >> it is not a decision to enter into syria's civil war. it is not an action nor a choice focused on assad. it is focused exclusively on daesh. >> the white house says it is not a combat mission, but how realistic is that given the aggressive nature of isis? we'll take a closer look at this
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freeway exit sign. the california highway patrol says the man was speeding when he suddenly hit the back of a pickup truck, sending his car out of control. then his car flipped several times over and over and the 20-year-old driver was ejected from the car, thrown about 20 feet into the air. he died at the scene. police are investigating. a noteworthy shift in the obama administration's policy in syria. the president approving the deployment of small special ops teams in the war-torn country and iraq. expanding america's role in the fight against isis. the white house insisting it is not a combat mission, but the deployment contradicts promises made by the president back in 2013 that the u.s. military would not be putting, quote, boots on the ground in syria. steve bucci is here, director for foreign and national security policy formerly with the u.s. chamber of commerce and the department of defense for national security. thanks. good to see you.
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thanks for being with us, steve. how are you? >> sure thing. thanks for having me. >> good, good. let's start here. i want to get to several points with you. what kind of impact, first of all, will these fewer than 50 special ops forces have? and steve, at this juncture is this the right move, the right strategy for the u.s.? >> well, actually, i called for actions like this about two years ago when this whole thing started. this is not a bad move. but it may be too little too late. special forces are a force multiplier. they can bring a bigger effect than their numbers indicate. but i'm not sure if this is enough. and it is going to be pretty sporty being out there on the end of the spear inside syria. >> i want to get to that as well. but first i want to play some remarks by the president. president obama made at the g20 press conference in australia. this is almost a year ago, november 16th, 2014. >> with respect to syria,
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chairman dempsey has consistently said in awful his testimony and i would expect him to always do this, to give me his best military advice and to not be constrained by politics. and he has not advised me that i should be sending u.s. troops to fight. what he said in testimony and what i suspect he'll always say is yes there are circumstances in which he could envision the deployment of u.s. troops. >> so that definitely keeps the door open. steve, is it fair to sate deployment of these nearly 50 troops is not necessarily a change in policy but perhaps a change in strategy as needed. it's a different tactic seeing that isis is a game changer. >> i think it is a change. let's be realistic. these guys are going to be in harm's way. you can't be inside syria and not be in a combat zone. so to say this is not a combat
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role is kind of silly. talking about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. it is a change. i think it's a positive one. but again, i don't know if it's enough at this point. and it's kind of lean. like most of our response to isis, it needs to be more robust, more fulsome than what these guys can provide. >> and of course no one wants any of our troops to be put in any kind of situation that is dangerous. that's their job of course but we don't like that. and especially if it's complicated and almost kind of a no-win set of circumstances. not saying that's the case. but you understand where i'm going with this. it's a very complicated situation over there. talk to me, steve, though, about the risks on the ground for this small contingent. will isis try to target, provoke or engage the special ops? >> oh, i don't think there's any doubt that they'll go after them. these guys would be the mother lode for them if they could get their hands on them. however, i think they're going
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to find these guys are not just sitting back smoking and joking. these are going to be some pretty serious professional special operators, the best people we have. this is not 18, 19-year-old kids. these are our pros. this is what they do. they're comfortable with it. they're really good at it. and i have high confidence that they will be a beneficial additive to our fight against isis. it remains to be seen if they need some additional folks to be in there with them. >> is that imminent, additional folks to be in there with them? more combat boots on the ground in syria. >> if i was a betting man, and if president obama is not stupid, i think we will see more people there. i think for now they should keep it to the special operators. we need to have more air power doing more than just flying circles around the sky. but i think if we do this right
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we can put some hurt onto isis, as we should. they are a threat. they need to be responded to. and i really hope this isn't just the president trying to get the headline back from vladimir putin. i hope he's doing this for all the right reasons. >> okay. steve bucci, i appreciate your analysis. thanks so much, steve. >> thanks for having me. tragedy in egypt after a jetliner goes down in the sinai peninsula, killing more than 200 people, mostly russians. what officials say might have caused that catastrophic crash. woman: my mom and i have the same hands. same eyes. same laugh. and since she's had moderate alzheimer's disease, i've discovered we have the same fighting spirit, too. that's why i asked her doctor about new once-a-day namzaric™. vo: new namzaric is approved for moderate to severe alzheimer's disease in patients who are currently taking, and can continue to take certain doses of both namenda and donepezil. new namzaric is the first and only treatment to combine 2 proven alzheimer's medicines
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retired air force lieutenant general tom mcinerney joins us. he is a fox analyst. good to see you, sir. obviously the cockpit recorder, the voice cockpit recorder will reveal a lot of the story. but this is a jetliner that's cruising at roughly 36,000 feet. isn't that the safest part of the flight? >> yes, it is, gregg. and particularly after level-off. here's what's bothering me. as i look at that debris field, it is becoming very obvious to me that that airplane may have broken up before it hit the ground. look how spread out that is. and you remember that one from san francisco, when it hit the end of the runway, it was contained. this is very spread out. and so that worries me. it could have been a flight control problem or it could have been something else. now -- >> what's a flight control problem, though? what does that mean? >> well, it could have been meaning that the flight control
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and the pilots were having problems coordinating. that sometimes happens in the airbus. i don't know that. this is speculation. what i do know is because they have both the voice and data recorder if they know what has happened now, they just haven't told us. all that evidence is going to come out i believe tomorrow. >> and there's no mayday call here which would signify an absolute immediate emergency. so what does that tell you? >> that's very perplexing. that's the right question to ask. it tells me that those pilots were so concentrated with what was going on they couldn't hit the mike button and say mayday, mayday, mayday. and so that tells you something happened 23 minutes after takeoff, right after level-off, when normally they fly with the autopilot on all the sometime. but a lot of times pilots will engage in different airplanes.
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but something happened right there. they had a 6,000-foot rated descent, which is much too high for an a 20 -- for the a -- for the airbus. >> right. >> so that is the -- the 321 airbus. that is the perplexing thing. something happened -- >> is that a pressurization problem? >> well, it could have been. but normally he would have leveled off at 10,000, gregg, and then he would have gone to either cairo, alexandria, or tel aviv, wherever he had a good location to go. but he didn't. so i've discounted that as a course of action, and i really think it's in the flight control probably. but i do not know. but the good thing is they do know. they've got -- >> that should tell the story. as we reported earlier, two of europe's largest airlines have now decided to avoid flying over that exact area, the sinai area, where as we know egyptian forces have been battling islamic
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militants led by an affiliate of isis. now, i don't want to inflate concern. i don't want to exaggerate what might have happened. but could there be a correlation here? >> there could be. i'm inclined not to think that right now. but it's still a course of action that we must consider. and i think that lufthansa and air france are bei in ing very prudent on what they're doing. >> there have been persistent media reports that this islamic group, again, led by an affiliate of isis has been able to obtain on the black market russian shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles. but those missiles can't attack an aircraft at 36,000 feet, can they? >> no. they can't reach flight level 360. so you're spot on. >> what about other surface-to-air missiles? what about that?
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>> well, sa-11 could. but they don't have the sa-11. >> right. >> so you see, i just don't think that's a course of action. >> well, we're going to find out a lot more when we can get the flight data recorder, the voice cockpit recorder. general tom mcinerney, as always, great to see you, sir. thank you. >> thanks, gregg. gregg, florida politicians battling it out in the most recent republican presidential debate, with senator marco rubio turning the tables on former governor jeb bush after a sharp attack. what it means for both their campaigns. >> but marco, when you signed up for this, this was a six-year term. and you should be showing up to work. i mean, literally, the senate, what is it, like a french work week, you get like three days where you have to show up? >> no, jeb, i don't remember -- well, let me tell you, i don't remember you ever complaining about john mccain's vote record. the only other reason why you're doing it now is because we're running for the same position and someone has convinced you that attacking me is going to help you. did you know that good nutrition
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our campaign is going to be about the future of america. it's not going to be about attack anyone else on the stage. i'm not running against governor bush. i'm not against anyone on the stage. i'm running for president. because there's no way we can elect hillary clinton to continue the policies that -- >> that was marco rubio in the most recent republican debate, defending his presidential run. the florida senator getting a huge boost following that performance, a backing by billionaire investor and top gop donor paul singer. former florida governor jeb bush on the attack at that debate as his campaign faces some funding troubles and a whole lot more. but florida's pockets perhaps not big enough for the both of them. let's talk about it now with susan evidestrich, professor of at usc, former campaign manager for michael dukakis and fox news
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contributor. great to see you, susan, as always. paul singer gave more money than any other donor last year. this guy has a rolodex of rich friends. so for rubio this could mean tens of millions of dollars to boost his campaign. how does that change the contour of rubio's candidacy, and what does it do to bush? >> well, you know, the way i look at it, gregg, rubio's been ascending now for a couple of weeks. i mean, ever since the last debate where he was a strong performer. he's been on the ascendancy. and jeb bush obviously is having great difficulty connect on the campaign trail. his donors are somewhat up in arms from what one reads. and he's just having a tough time of it. the thing about rubio is i expected a wave of donors to move. now we've got one. but remember just a couple of weeks ago hillary -- there was word on the street that the hillary donors were ready to go to biden.
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and it's a classic political move. we've got to see if singer is the first of many or can bush find a way to staunch the bleeding, which has become his campaign. >> let's talk about that a little bit more. early on jeb bush was sort of the predicted front-runner. he's got immediate name identification. financial muscle to be sure. but then there were the interview stumbles and the un r underwhelming debate performances and the falling poll numbers and financial problems, firing staff. where did bush go wrong, susan, and can he turn it around? >> well, i think part of the property, to be fair to governor bush, is not him. part of the problem is the times we're in where ben carson and a donald trump can command the support of almost half or more of the republican electorate. it's not a good year on the
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republican side certainly for insiders or dynasties or moderation or any of that. and i think the problem jeb faces is that he would be a much better general election candidate but for primaries you need to really connect with voters at a basic level and he's kind of moderate on a lot of issues, which would be good for a general election, not so good for the primaries. so i think he's just got a tough time ahead. and if the singer donation and the singer swerve as you could call it brings other bush donors with him, that will be a major step for rubio. >> you know, in this last debate bush criticized rubio for missing senate votes while rubio was campaigning, and i've got to say, rubio dressed him down like a naughty child. it may have shown rubio's smarts, his moxie, but did it also simultaneously kind of make jeb bush look desperate and
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small? >> i fear it made jeb bush look desperate and small. you know, when i sat there watching it i thought my goodness, is this the best thing they've got against rubio? because if the best thing they've got is that he didn't show up for votes in an institution which people have lost confidence in i've got to tell you, that one is not going to fly very far for jeb bush. he's got to come up with something more powerful. now, rubio has complications with his personal finances. there's some baggage there. and the question is is jeb going to use it? is there going to be an independent group that uses it? certainly the media is going to now give rubio the scrutiny which is a fun scrutiny which it -- >> the nshlt"the new york times did it months ago. but you're right. it's going to happen even more. look, one of the knocks against marco rubio is he's a young guy, hasn't even finished his first term in the u.s. senate. wasn't that the same criticism
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of a guy by the name of barack obama? wasn't jack kennedy disparaged for his youth and his callow senate record? >> yes is the answer. i'm not sure marco rubio is a jack kennedy. remember that line from lloyd bentsen. right? i don't know yet. but certainly his youth and his inexperience, it's hard for a democrat to put too much into that given that we all got in line for obama. on the other hand, you do know when you look at rubio that in a general election, what the clintons will do and the clinton campaign will do is to try to pose rubio as a risk. it's exactly the same as that slide jeb bush was showing to his donors. you know, marco rubio is a risky choice. and that's going to be hillary's message, i'm sure, if she faces him in the general. and right now it's jeb bush's
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message but jeb isn't connecting with it. >> quick question because i'm out of time. you know, bush said he had an off night. i think the quote was "i could have done better." well, susan, you can't have an off night when the stakes are so high here. and yet he and his allies are sitting on about 100 million plus to run tv ads. so, i mean, you can't count this guy out. >> oh, absolutely not. and i was thinking back today, gregg, about george bush the first and the second, both of them had trouble in some of these early states. and maybe that's the jeb bush pattern, that he's going to follow. i don't see him doing all that well in iowa or new hampshire. but if he can come back in florida and beat rubio in florida i think that would be a really important move for him. >> great point. susan, always fun talking to you. love seeing you. thank you so much. appreciate it. >> happy halloween. >> you too. and don't forget to read susan
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that's up 16% over last year. but nearly half those respondents say they don't actually have any specific budget in mind, which means there's a danger of spending a lot more than you meant to and racking up huge holiday debt. scott gant is here. he is a reporter and author, "help save my" is his website. good to sigh, scott. >> good to see you, arthel. >> some people are going to spend 500 bucks, some people saying up to $1,000. that's $1,500. that's a lot of money. but why is everybody feeling so good and wanting to spend money on the christmas gifts? >> well, look, the economy is doing better. we're seeing more improvement in the labor market. more people are working. and of course gas prices have been low for the past year or so. the data is actually showing that people have been saving that stimulus from the pump over the past several months and even over the past year. so now they have this cushion and they can go out and spend for the holiday shopping season. >> that's very good. and according to the report that we have, the categories that the people are spending the most on,
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gifts at 6%, and then they have decorating and decor and furnishings at 33%. so why is that? people are feeling like great, i feel good about my money in my pocket, i feel good about the fact that i've been able to do some home improvements, i want everybody to come on over and see how i spruced up the place. >> of course you're going to spend money on your loved ones. but people feel they can spend money beyond that. tangible gifts. we're seeing people spend on vacations and traveling and different shows and things like that. >> that's good. this report said half the people who responded say they don't actually have a budget. it's great the economy's good and you saved some money you spent at the gas pump but the
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danger sufficient to have a budget because you're going to just be crying come january. >> it's so crew. and of course we have a month until the black friday shopping day where everyone intends to spend a lot of money. now is the perfect time to go and set a budget. you want to have a plan going into the shopping season because otherwise your spending is going to balloon out of control. >> what's a good budget versus how much your income is? what percentage of your budget do you think -- >> well, look, i think the main point here is to try to assemble some sort of a cash budget. that's because if you're going to use a credit card a lot of people will just leave that balance on their card. and one point that's really important is that interest rates on credit cards are set to go up. many economists think the federal reserve is going to raise interest rates in about six weeks during its december meeting. now, keep in mind interest rates have been low since the recession. and of course the economy was much worse then. so what's going to happen is as we get closer to that december meeting we're going to see rates on government bonds go up. especially if we start to see more improvement in the job market. and that's going to push
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interest rates on credit cards up. and then if the fed actually does raise interest rates in december we're going to see rates on credit cards go even higher. so it's a one-two punch for credit cards. and then come january that $1,000 you spend during the holiday shopping season will be a lot more if you leave a balance on the card. >> before we go, so quickly, what do you think about this idea? and tell me which ones are better. what if you get one of those prepaid credit cards you that put $1,500 on there and you use that to shop. are those good, some better than others? >> i don't love the prepaid debit cards because there are fees involved. but if you do need that to really keep your spending in control then it's a good idea. ultimately set aside a cash budget or, again, if you want to use your credit cards -- that's fine. just pay off the balance in full each month, don't pay that minimum payment. it's calculated in a way to keep you in debt. >> scott gamm. thank you very much. for those of you who may find yourself in a candy coma, christie burke, our producer has o.d.ed on candy. by the way, tonight after trick or treating if you're still
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munching on the candy you can get an extra hour of beauty sleep. daylight saving time ending at 2:00 a.m. sunday morning. don't forget to fall back, turn your clocks back one hour before you go to sleep tonight. good news, gregg, is a lot of us have the smartphones, they're going to do it for us. >> that's right. it's automatic. you get the extra zs. who can argue against that? mischief isn't the only thing in the air this halloween. an asteroid zooming by the planet today. this so-called halloween asteroid caught nasa scientists by surprise. brian yanus joins us outside our new york city headquarters. that's a little disconcerting to say the least. >> it was close but it didn't hit us. at about 1:00 p.m. eastern time tv-145 zipped by earth at about
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78,000 miles per hour. it's about 2,000 feet in diameter. that's three times the size of the coliseum in rome. but like you said, luckily it did not hit us. that's relatively big for near-earth objects. originally thought to be an asteroid, nasa now says it's more than likely a dead comet. that's right. a zombie comet. adding to the eerie feel, the dead comet fittingly on halloween looks like a human skull face. look at that. a normal comet is made up of ice a comic flew by earth about 302,000 mimes away.
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it wasn't spotted until october 10th. >> things are spooky. they're kind of square ri. this is a spooky thing. it wakes us up to know that stuff is nighing and the solar system all of the time. >> nasa says they've placed a high priority on tracking asteroids. since 1998, day eve found 90% f dangerous objects mar than half a mile. >> okay. well, the pope drew thousands to
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