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debt deal. european leaders finally agree on a critical step towards resolve the debt crisis but is it too late? anger rising. demonstrators take to the street from coast-to-coast. and a suicide shock. the wife of convicted ponzi king bernie madoff speaks out in an exclusive "60 minutes" interview. >> we decided to kill ourselves because it was -- it was so horrendous what was happening. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, october 27th, 2011. good morning, everybody. appreciate you joining us. good to see you. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen.
this morning, european leaders agreed on a deal to help resolve the european debt crisis. the agreement was hashed out during tense overnight negotiations. it was all censored on reducing grease's debt. drew levinson is here in new york with the details. good morning. >> good morning to you, terrell. >> reporter: the crushing greek debt threatens to affect the entire global banking system. now eu leaders say they have a deal but is it the answer? >> these are exceptional answers for exceptional times. europe never find itself in this situation. >> reporter: after marathon negotiations, european leaders emerged with what they hope is the solution. the plan includes a significant reduction of greek debt that requires banks to accept losses of 50%. injecting $140 billion into europe's biggest banks to withstand those losses and an expansion of the continent's bailout fund to better protect other countries in country, especially italy and spain. failure to get something done would have been a disaster.
the european crisis is the single biggest threat to the u.s. economy. europe is america's biggest trading partner. and default in greece or anywhere else could send shock waves through our banking system. >> if greece were to default, banks across the globe would really take a huge hit. then the next step, stock markets tumble. bang. our 401(k)s, our i.r.a.s start to suffer. from a company perspective, american companies might not have access to money. lending and borrowing would freeze up. and maybe there would be a whole other round of layoffs. >> reporter: now that the eu has attempted a deal, the trick is putting it into action. four months. 17 different member nations have bickered over how to solve the crisis. and it remains to be seen how committed they are to this plan. still, asian markets liked what they saw. after news of the debt deal, japan's nikkei gained more than 2%. hong kong's hang seng was also sharply higher.
most european markets have also opened on the upside. wall street will get its chance to react to the news a little later this morning. the hint of progress sent stocks higher yesterday. the dow gained 162 points. the nasdaq tacked on 12. terrell? >> that continues to be the big question, how will this affect the u.s. drew levinson, here in new york, thanks very much. there could be more good economic news this morning. economists estimate the gdp grew at an annual rate of 2.4% from july to september and that means both consumers and businesses stepped up spending. a significant improvement from the 1.3% in the second quarter. to the latest now on the occupy wall street protests. overnight here in new york, demonstrators took to the streets again. the wall street protesters who started it all were on the move protesting health care costs. overnight in oakland, several
hundred demonstrators marred -- marched following yesterday's violent confrontation with police. earlier they allowed the protesters back into city hall plaza yesterday. kpix has more. >> reporter: last night, tear gas. tonight, a tug of war. >> we are trying to hold the fence back from being pushed any further. >> reporter: as the fences came crashing down outside city hall, inside, police were explaining last night's use of force. >> our officers were assaulted with bottles, rocks, and had hazardous materials thrown at them. >> reporter: protesters claim they were shot with rubber bullets and inndurred -- >> none of the police officers used rubber bullets. we don't have that in our inventory. >> that is a lie. the police need to be indicted and investigated and the police who did this need to go to jail. >> reporter: he is referring to this shooting cbs 5 captured of scott olson, an iraqi war veteran. protesters claim he was shot at
close range by police. the mayor says an investigation is under way but would not accept responsibility. >> i don't do the tactical planning. >> reporter: for giving the go ahead to using force and then traveling to washington, d.c. for a meeting at the white house! >> i didn't know what day. i was actually hoping it wouldn't be until i got back. >> reporter: now the protesters are ripping down fences. it appears the mayor may be back pedaling on the reoccupation of frank o'gala plaza. eastern california was jolted by a earthquake last night. the magnitude 4.7 quake was centered about 35 miles west of reno, nevada, in a sparsely populated area. there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. hurricane rina is expected to hit the resort heavy east coast of the yucatan peninsula sometime tonight. as seen from the international space station, rina is a category 1 storm with sustained winds of 85 miles per hour. rina is moving northwest threatening popular resorts in
cancun with 10 inches of rain. perry said he was kidding when he said president obama wasn't born in the united states. the birther issue, as it's being called, was fanned by donald trump earlier this year. over the weekend, perry told "parade" magazine he wasn't sure obama's birth certificate was legitimate but in an interview yesterday, he backtracked. >> i was having fun with donald trump. oh, yeah, look. it's fun to -- you know, lighten up a little bit! i'd be -- i have no doubt about it. >> top republican officials have been urging candidates to drop the birth issue. they say it's bad for the republican party. president obama is back in washington today. he has wrapped up his three-day campaign style tour out west. in colorado yesterday, the president unveiled his plan to help students repay their college loans. it reduces the maximum requirement payment on student loans from 15% to 10%. it goes into effect next year. remaining debt is forgiven after 20 years. take a quick breck. just ahead on the "morning news," a 5-year-old calls 911
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>> yeah. she said it, she did. the girl's mother wasn't home because she had been taken to the hospital earlier that day. everybody is okay. and no charges will be filed. kids are on grown these days. the manslaughter trial of dr. conrad murray is winding down. today or tomorrow could be the last day of testimony in the death of michael jackson. on wednesday, the defense brought in witnesses that praised dr. murray's character and that brought him to tears. karen brown reports. >> reporter: dr. conrad murray dabbed tears from his eyes as witness ruby moseley took the stand. she testified how murray founded a clinic in a section of houston in honor of his father. >> do you think dr. murray is greedy? >> do i think? >> yes, ma'am. >> no. >> reporter: moseley was one of a string of character witnesses who spoke of murray's charitable work and his kind manner. >> i have never had a doctor that was more caring. >> and i just don't think he did what he has been accused of.
>> i'm alive today because of that man. >> reporter: the jury was released early for the day because of scheduling issues, but not before the prosecution got the chance to cross-examine the character witnesses, as they tried to show dr. murray treated his superstar patient differently. >> dr. murray never gave you propofol in your bedroom, did he? >> no, sir. >> reporter: the prosecution spent four weeks trying to prove that dr. murray gaf mive michael jackson the popular drug of propofol but murray's lawyers are trying to suggest the singer would do anything to get to sleep, including taking too many sedatives and injecting himself with propofol. the defense is expected to wrap up its case with renowned medical experts of their own. jurors could begin their deliberations as early as next week. karen brown, cbs news, los angeles. a coroner in england says amy winehouse drank herself to death. the 27-year-old singer had more than five times the legal limit
of alcohol in her blood when she died in july. doctors say winehouse suffered accidental alcohol poisoning when she resumed drinking after weeks of abstinence. she had fought a long battle against alcohol and drug abuse. a british man has a new smart phone and it's built into his artificial arm. trever per due who was born without a left arm, has the world's first aesthetic device with a nokia phone. he said he got the idea because it was too hard to use a smart phone one handed. he says he can dial and text easily. he says it is brilliant. coming up on this thursday morning, your weather forecast. in sports, it is a cringe worthy kick and now the vikings brian robison will pay. separated from your own life... when the only thing you can be sure of is migraines with 15 or more headache days a month, you're living a maybe life. and you may be living with chronic migraine.
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our meteorologist here says the weather will be clear and chilly, around 506 degrees. the nfl has come down hard on vikings brian robison. on sunday during a game against the packers, he kicked t.j. lang in the groin. yeah. pretty direct aim there. he got him. for that, robison was fined $20,000. robison did apologize for the kick on tweeter. lang tweeted back and said robison is not a dirty player. a streaker, four-legged streaker intercepted a south america soccer match. play came to halt between the colombian and brazilian team for about three minutes. the canine evaded everyone who chased him but eventually the dog lost interest and just left on his own. i guess he said, i'm bored with you guys, time to go. when we return, another look at this morning's top stories. and ruth madoff tells "60 minutes" how she and her husband bernie planned to kill themselves. e's enough energy right here in america.
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on the "cbs morning news," here's a look at today's weather. look for rain along with a few flakes in upstate new york. wow. scattered storms can be found all the way down to texas. sunny skies and mild weather hits the southwest, while the arctic blast that hammered denver heads towards texas. here is another look at this morning's top stories. european leaders reached a deal to help resolve the european financial crisis. the plan calls for a significant reduction of greek's debt, including a significant loss for greek bondholders. occupy wall street protesters marched overnight in oakland. earlier, police allowed the demonstrators back into a plaza they had cleared yesterday. protesters in new york also took to the streets. for the first time since last year's catastrophic oil spill, bp has been given the go ahead to drill a new deepwater drill in the gulf of mexico. 250 miles southwest of new orleans and 6,000 feet deep.
that is a thousand feet deeper than the well that blew out in 2010. that explosion killed 11 workers and caused the worst offshore oil spill in u.s. history. a former board member of goldman sachs is free on $10 million bail this morning. rajat gupta turned himself into authorities here yesterday in new york. he is accused of sharing insider information with a convicted hedge fund trader. he pled not guilty to the charges. if convicted, he faces 105-year prison sentence and millions in fines. the wife of convicted ponzi schemer bernard madoff makes a startling admission to morley safer on "60 minutes" building sunday. he spoke with madoff and her surviving son andrew. her son mark killed himself last september. in the interview, andrew talks about the day he received an envelope from his mother. >> i tore open the envelope and dumped it out and it was absolutely heartbreaking. these were pieces of jewelry that i recognized, things that i had seen my mother wearing over the years.
and i couldn't understand how she could do this. i mean, what were they thinking? and it wasn't until three years later that i had a chance to ask her, what were you thinking when you sent me that jewelry? i don't understand. and she told me that she and my father planned to kill themselves and they put together that package beforehand and sent it out. >> reporter: did they try to kill themselves? >> yes, they did. >> i don't know who -- whose idea it was, but we decided to kill ourselves because it was -- it was so horrendous what was happening. we had terrible phone calls, hate mail. just beyond anything. and i said i can't -- i just can't go on any more.
that's when i packed up some things to send to my sons and my grandchildren. i had some lovely antique things and things that i thought they might want. i mailed them. it was christmas eve. that added to the whole depression. we took pills and woke up the next day. >> reporter: what did you take? >> i think ambien. >> reporter: how many? >> i don't even remember. i had -- i took what we had. he took more. >> reporter: did you leave notes? >> no. it was very impulsive and i'm glad we woke up. >> you can see morley safer's entire interview with ruth and andrew madoff this sunday on "60 minutes" right here on cbs. coming up on "the early show" the testimony that made michael jackson's doctor cry. i'm terrell brown. and this is the "cbs morning news."
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in washington state, 10 billion apples are hand-picked each year. it is by far the state's biggest cash crop, but the orchards are facing a problem all too rare these days. too many jobs and not enough workers. ben tracy reports. >> reporter: it's the height of the harvest in washington's apple orchards and grower al robinson is racing against time. >> we are just running out of days. >> reporter: he needs to clear his 240 acres of apples before the first freeze. he usually has 80 pickers. this year, he could barely find 60. >> once they are frozen, that quality goes downhill fast and after a couple of days, you're done. >> reporter: help wanted signs are planted up and down the wenatchee valley, nicknamed the
apple capital of the world. right now this state desperately needs more than 10,000 apple pickers so where are all of the workers? a lot of growers are convinced all the talk about illegal immigration in washington, d.c. has scared away the apple pickers here in washington state. most of the pickers here are migrant workers. an estimated 66,000 are here illegally. that is about 72% of all farmhands statewide. >> whether they are legal or illegal, they are not traveling. >> reporter: alfonso garcia has a green card. he has worked these orchards for 24 years. >> and this last year, they deport more and arrest more because, you know, they don't have license. >> reporter: and these migrant workers carry the load of this back-breaking work. they pick about 8,000 pounds of apples in a nine-hour day. are these jobs most americans would do? >> no.
you can say, oh, well, you don't pay enough, but i'm paying 150 bucks a day. unemployed people who are on unemployment aren't willing to get off of that and come work. >> reporter: the labor shortage has put the 1.4 billion dollar washington apple crop at risk. >> without a labor force to do that, the industry is simply not going to survive long term. >> reporter: bruce grimm runs the washington state horticulture association. he wants congress to create in awe guest worker program that allows migrants to come here for harvest and then return home. >> we see a need for securing borders and taking care of your immigration, no question about that but we have workers who want these jobs and workers in america who clearly don't want these jobs. >> reporter: without more workers, al robinson worries with generations of his family's business, he could be his family's last. >> it will fold. people will go out of business. >> reporter: ben tracy, cbs
news, wenatchee valley, washington. coming up on "the early show" more on the interview with morley safer and ruth madoff. jill biden talks about her work in africa. he is back making people laugh. cal penn on his new flick. that and much more coming up a little later on "the early show." that will do it for the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. appreciate you watching. i'm terrell brown. take care, everybody. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com