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Oct 21, 2011 4:00pm PDT
. and china may disagree at times but an event underway proves the quest for common ground continues it does, indeed. david louie is live tonight with that story. david? >> you might think there is some high level trade talks going on here but you might be right. but what it is is a three-day conference promoting business partnership between us skus china. >> we're committed to developing a nation of system. >> the counsel yul general set the tone for this gathering. there is a common mission to foster innovation. for the next three days nearly 10,000 people from the us us and china will be in search of deals. >> he will bring more opportunity from china to us us and also wants to bring business opportunities from us to us china. >> they represent private companies and the public sector. mayors from 10 chinese cities will be participating this weekend. the forum is the idea of iris lai. >> they wanted to have a create more business opportunities for both china and the u.s.. benefits both countries business. >> the event is drawing international attention. state-obed china central televi
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Mar 20, 2012 4:00pm PDT
they'll impose a tariff on solar panels imported from china and. >> that is news dominating a major solar trade show that. is where david louie joins us now. david? >> there are lots of smiles today at the solar panel show underway here because of that decision. but there is concern that any sanctions against china would co-trigger a possible trade war. >> one company owns dozens of solar panel manufacturers stuck out it's neck, claiming unfair chinese competition forced to it layoff workers. >> we're put into position where we needed to close our plant that manufactures since late 1970s and we'd modernized to the tune of $40 million. >> american subsidiaries will benefit from the tariffs as they build in the u.s.. >> i think this is a good wake up call for both u.s. government as well as chinese government. is it's time to make sure we have markets growing. >> the u.s. will now send teams to china the commerce department is also scheduled to rule in may or june on complaints china is dumping panels in the u.s.. despite concerns it will escalate into a trade war, solar companies are
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Feb 9, 2012 4:00pm PST
drive urging the company to improve conditions in china where contractors assemble its popular products. abc 7's david louie is live outside of the apple store with more on this for you. >> apple is in the cross hairs to improve working conditions in china petition signatures were turned in today, however, apple main tains it's once of the most pro active tech companies in silicon valley. the organizers say they've collected 250,000 signatures turning them over to the store general manager hoping they'll be forwarded to tim cook. >> i love the apple products more if i knew they weren't being made by workers suffering from abuse autos critics believe workers stand long hours and suffer from repetitive motion injuries. apple's web site features a detail web site on supplier responsibility, listing contractors and posting an annual audit. a quarterly signatures are difficult to ignore. >> 250,000 petitions that are suddenly revealed to the public is a dramatic -- more dramatic than to take information you could amass in po years ago. >> apple declined an interview, issuing this st
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Feb 15, 2012 4:00pm PST
through before and after compare sons. it's a nonchemical approach generating interest in china, and the middle east besides the u.s.. and one of the and a map for dairy cows, more they lay down, more mic produced. a soft mat does more than pamper them. >> there are weight disperse percented even. the longer we can keep her laying down, less stress on the animal. >> gel mats are comforting cows now in 43 countries. there has never been more in, or demand for, technology row dusing results leading to profit that's can be taken to the bank. at the world ag expo, david louie abc 7 news. >> and still ahead, a las vegas restaurant priding itself on serving bad for you food earns its name. >> in sacramento, one state lawmaker wants to crack down on food trucks that may be banned from locating near schools throughout california. >> news at 4:00 continues right after this. >>> what a gorgus shot this is. you can see marin headlands just spectacular weather. we'll have an update coming up here shortly. and one state lawmaker wants to keep popular food truck as way from schools where students
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Jun 3, 2011 4:00pm PDT
served eight years in prison for second subbed murder. dr. jack kevorkian was 84 years old. >> in china a teen sold one of his kidney to buy a ipad two. he told a local tv station offering money to organ donors. he got $3400 and he bought a ipad and laptop and tried to hide what he had done from his shocked mother. >> i asked him where it came from. he finally told us. he said mum, i sold my kidney. i felt like the sky was crushing down on our family. >> china banned organ trafficking but a flourishing black market exist there. >>> and the british spies have a new message for terrorist. make cup cakes and not war. spies have run in the website. they put the respiece for making cup cakes. the cyber attack removed arcticles by osama bin laden and his deputy and what to expect in jihad. >> i am looking outside every five minutes and the rain is not there yet. >> it is almost here spencer? >> it is somewhere out there. it could be record-breaking rainfall given the unusual rainfall this time of june. we are looking at potential records. this is the live look looking at the golden gate and w
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Sep 12, 2011 4:00pm PDT
crunch fund. and speculation china may invest in italy paved way for a late turn around today. green arrows for the major indexes. gains led by shares of tech and financial companies. and bloomberg went higher with help for shares. sales of nintendo aren't doing as well as expected. analysts say the players will be probably 16% shy of the target price as cuts and new accessories failed to spark demand and say nintendo needs to restore confidence introducing more major game titles or developing games for social networks. the stock tumbled 80% since the high in 2007. >> and we know angry birds has been the rage. there is talk about the movie and a theme park? really? what is this about. >> and angry birds moved from internet and into a chinese theme park. the windows of the world theme park hosting a version of angry birds event this month. and the game allowed to it catapult with a sling shot but according to pc world the publisher did not give them permission to create this version but does hope to cash in on the deal, of course. and if you want to get the experience, i guess you're
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Oct 3, 2011 4:00pm PDT
succeed in clean energy but if we want to compete with china, pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into this space and compete with other countries that are subsidizing industries of the future, we've got to make sure our guys at least have a shot. >> a top official in the energy department told the white house not to worry saying warnings about silicon valley start ups were not unusual. house democrats say they released e mails to show there was a debate and no political favoritism was involve as many republicans claimed. that interview kicked off a new partnership between abc news anda hoo. part of the deal, a about. c anchors and reporters will consider reports for yahoo news, yahoo news is the most-visited news web site in the world. >> more still to come at 4:00, how the way men have chances of developing diabetes. >> a chemical plant goes up in flames in texas sending fire floating down a river. >> 7 on your side's michael finney is taking questions through his facebook and twitter pages. we have links on abc 7 news.com. >> it's slow, pavement is wet out there. and you're going to
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Feb 24, 2012 4:00pm PST
tried to block ipad shipments in and out of china now, bringing it's fight for the ipad name to the united states. and filing suit in a santa clara court. apple says it acquired pro you view's rights to the trademark in 10 countries including china and says pro view is refusing to honor an agreement. as for numbers today, stocks are little changed heading into oscar weekend. s and p managed to pose slight gains. your bloomberg silicon valley index up and shares of adobe among winners, google says it made a good faith effort to zpeet user information from they're kts if they are asked. that was in a letter sent to the house subcommittee. responding for information on privacy poll says, google says there is a process to remove user data after it receives the request. and an entire universe of games has been born, more people turn to mobile devices and computers for casual games like angry birds and farmville. and where had this traditional companies? sony is fighting back. this week the company released new gaming device that is aimed at serious gamers. we got a chance to speak on blo
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Feb 2, 2012 4:00pm PST
for this event. he is confident more teams are coming. >> i think the china team is -- has been fully engaged. i see them making plans to relocate here and set up shop. that is a good indication. south korea, i think is in the same boat if you'll pardon the pun. >> he believes competitors are being start and not ponying up the enry fee until they have to, in june. today, at city hall, mayor reremains upbeat on projections the races will bring in a kbrinl dollar wind fall. >> i'm confident this will get done. i think i added value to it by being physically there when knocking down the pier 27 building knowing this is coming. it's real now. >> and with a a.pollings to the mayor this is pier 27 behind me. they had a ceremony tuesday but didn't knock down the building. the building is going come down in march, i am told. and ian murray says teams should be in the building phase, june is the deadline so we'll see right now, there are officially three challenges going against ora cell. >> thank you. >> and it would help if we had more teams out there and spencer christian is ahead wit
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Sep 2, 2011 4:00pm PDT
marijuana will not be for sale here. >> careful trifing in china 4-year-olds now taking the wheel. this little girl is driving down a highway in china cars whizing by. she have having a great time. and she does pull over to let her daddy drive z you'll see here the man pulls out. and there is a short round from indiana jones and temple of doom. just bizarre. >> tremendous parenting. >> and fis net flix raises prices for delivery. now you're going to have fewer options for live streaming but at least no 4-year-olds are running into you. >> fate sealed for a tree people call granny. stay with us. >>> looks like net flix library may be getting smaller. >> and first news, bloomberg's deb has the after the bell report. >> breaking news out after the closing bell. u.s. government announced it will sue 17 firms including bank of america, jp morgan chase, citi bank for losses tied to faulty for the mortgages and as for other news during the trading session that dismal jobs report bringing the stock market down. the economy created zero jobs last month, and that brought back you'll of thos
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Sep 29, 2011 4:00pm PDT
raised in san francisco in honor of china the mayor, ed lee and other leaders are at city hall this afternoon celebrating national day of people's republic of china. and most workers are given a week off to celebrate. >> and a new study using data from twitter reveals people are happiest on the weekends, researchers searched millions of tweets for positive words and found a positive attitude peaks in the start of the day, dips in afternoon and rises again in the ening. saying it happens on weekends and suggests it originates in our biological clocks. the study is in the journal science. >> and on the left. >> yes. happiest when not going to work. yes. so it appears. house testimonyic leader nancy pelosi getting an earful. >> just ahead what they're saying about government help and tax increase autos looming deadline in republican presidential race and there may no longer be a front runner. >> there is a cooling trend followed by drizzle, then rain here, snow into the mountains, i'll be back with timing coming up. >>> house democratic he'der nancy pelosi asking small business what's
ABC
Dec 2, 2011 4:00pm PST
construction crews have found so far. >> and the government investigation into whether china is hurting green tech here in the bay area. >> and bay area treasure hunters. what they're hoping to find inside of >>> an accused art thief is now in jail in new york after pleading guilty to grand larceny and other charges in a manhattan court. he's accused of stealing high-priced paintings and pleaded guilty in october to walking out of a san francisco gallery with a $275,000 sketch. >> and construction of the new trance bay terminal is unearthing some of the san francisco past. many of the knickknacks are now on display in the lobby of 201 beal street. they include tea pots, plates, jars, toothbrushes made of bone and an open yim -- opium pipe. archaeologists say they come from homes and factories just after the gold rush. >> this is what it used to be like this, is what neighborhoods used to be like. i'm standing here, something is different. it's not that long ago that people used to live here and work here. now we're doing something different on the same space. >> and some of the ef day i
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May 26, 2011 4:00pm PDT
right to move our manufacturing over sea to china or india. >> casey manufacturing expanded its business and received a contract to make screening tables for tsa in the airport. >> google has a plan to turn your phone in a credit card. two big banks are settling foreclosure lawsuits. banc of america and j.p. morgan stanly are closing . units of both banks together will pay more than 22 million dollars to settle the lawsuit . the justice department said the foreclosure violated the simple release act from financial stress . stocks finished higher . tiffany boosting a four year forecast after recovering from the japan's earthquake. they plan to introduce new products and spend more on marketing this year. google helping consumer feed their way through the check out lines. they are partnering on a new service that lets you pay by tapping your hand set on a pay pass reader. >> and still ahead. another first from the founder of the grateful dead. bob reir has changed the ipad to change the acustics of the room. >> taking your consumer questions on the facebook page. go to abc sevenne
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Sep 7, 2011 4:00pm PDT
losing market share in china. at bloomberg studios i'm emily chang with bloomberg west. >> what is the story about justin beiber? apparently he's an investor as well. is this true? >> larry, i love this story. the blog business insider is reporting that the teen sing jer investing in tech start ups following in ash ton kutcher's footsteps reportedly invested in several different companies including a secret new york company in just the last few weeks this, is very under wraps and we don't know which start up it is, but have heard other high profile celebrity backers are also on board. we'll be watching for new any information on that. >> thank you. >> and if beiber is in, i want some. it's goinging to toeg through the roof. >> there you go. there is a guy putting money where his mouth is with weather. >> and i follow beiber's money. >> i was trying to give you credit. >> how about this today? butte oofl amazing. >> sunny along the coastline. hot inland there. is a live view from our mount tam camera looking on to the bay there. is not a hint of low clouds or fog in this view now. j
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Mar 8, 2012 4:00pm PST
difference between drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana. >> construction in china is moving in a rapid pace, so fast this 30 story building went up in just adays. the building went up because foundation had been laid out at 93% of the building factory made, meaning crews just had to put it together. builders say this eliminates delays but critics question the building's safety and quality. >> there is 15 days? >> remarkable. >> wave to me from the top. >> and ahead in the 4:30 half hour, americans earning back money lost during the great recession. >> david louie introduces us to one entrepreneur creating a lot of jobs for other women thanks to one $60,000 loan. >> and i'm vic lee. at the second harvest food bank it's getting harder and harder to fill up this warehouse to feed the hungry. they need your help. please. the story is coming up. >> there is sunny and mild, enjoy mild weather, winter is making a come back. i'll let you know when coming up. ...with a two-year-old at home. i have two daughters. we have five boys and a large family. i couldn't imagine not having at&t u-verse. l
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Sep 20, 2011 4:00pm PDT
marks ron artest was at the bottom of the score board. and china phillips with a 22. and that is all from holly woochld i'm rachel smith on the red carpet. >> and next at 4:00, $450 for heavy luggage? a look at the fee that's people are paying now. >> and later at 4:30 san francisco ice cream shop claims it being ripped off by a store in south korea. >> ask a bay area toddler gets a goift walk again after a what is that? oh, we call it the bundler. let's say you need home and auto insurance. you give us your information once, online... [ whirring and beeping ] [ ding! ] and we give you a discount on both. great! did i mention no hands in the bundler? bundling and saving made easy. now, that's progressive. call or click today. >>> two of the genius grants will be awarded to residents awarded by mcarthur foundation, this neurologyist is working to attract mysteries of early onset dementia. and there is a second local winner and each will receive $500,000 to use however they choose, it recognizes originality and potential for important future work. >>> a survey found airline passenger f
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Jul 19, 2011 4:00pm PDT
that lacks sizzle of apple or google. viviane got laid off in january, her job outsourced to china. >> it's really hard. i hope it's good consideration about americans having a job here and rather than just to outside of the country. >> to counter the trend, job counselors say older workers will need to know a lot about companies where they need to work. >> you need to do more home work and study it. if you don't have the skill sets they have in their job descriptions how can you get them? are you willing to make that investment? >> this study expects successful candidates to match every requirement. >> it's not surprising the hottest engineering job seekers will have strong knowledge of mobile computing and mobile communications. >> and thanks for joining us for the news at 4:00. >> and the news at 5:00 continues right now. >> rescue of a local wind surfer in the bay and off duty sheriff deputy is killed trying to protect a friend. how another family member finally ended the confrontation. >> and seven steps to take to keep alzheimer's disease at bay before you age. >> good evenin
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Feb 10, 2012 4:00pm PST
. >> solar energy has been a set backs from competition from china have not been find to job creation but there is more to green tech than solar. venture capitolists invested $3 billion last year, an all-time high, and government is cutting back. >> there is california left there was a program went through california energy commission. legislature not willing to fund that. >> chuck lead says the city has a goal to create 25,000 clean tech jobs. highly auto mated manufacturing doesn't require workers. >> there is a few technicians and they're manufacturing is real small because of the technology and qimt. >> the job growth may come from companies focusing on efficiency not harnessing solar. this start up retro fits other commercial buildings. 77 don't have systems to monitor the use or boost officiancy. the ceo says he has 37 employees now, projecting00 in five years. >> and you need to keep it up and running, those jobs can't be outsourced. >> the mayor and others speaking in this conference say local cities will now have to take the lead to support start ups and to encourage job gron
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Jun 20, 2011 4:00pm PDT
. and bank of america needs to raise capitol and plans to sell part of the stake in china construction bank according to three people and will be used to boost capitol. >> coming up next krks they do this? >> i felt like i had been blind. >> a man says he was kicked off of an airplane because of his disability. >> with instability in the housing market many of us are remodeling but there are common mistakes that can cost you big time. 7 on your side is next. >> and the program encouraging child's play this summer in order to keep your kids healthy. >>> the kitchen is the heart of the home and the most popular room to renovate. the average redo costs about $15,000. >> and mistakes that can make the price skyrocket. and michael finney, 7 on your side. >> and there are mistakes out there, too. the last thing you do is a construction project with unexpected cost overruns. >> and almost everyone has something they might have done differently. >> i feel i should have had it planned out better. >> nobody should start until everything you've ordered has been delivered. >> i wish i
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Dec 12, 2011 4:00pm PST
bulk up candy. it's blamed on a growing taste for coco in china as well as dark chocolate. >> it's been said everything is big in texas but apparently some things aren't high nuf a driver got her truck stuck under a bridge saying she did not see the height sign. she halted traffic until crews could unload bottled iced tea from the truck. >> take a look. you're driving down the street and there the pavement opens up. one driver had to be pulled to safety. and the car was on top of a gas line. the well brit is a broken water main. >> and thanks for joining us. >> you can keep track of the latest-breaking news on twitter. you can talk about it. >> and tonight prot yefrts nearing the port of oakland as we speak. we're live. >> and state efforts underway to prevent sex abuse scandal autos how care packages for troops became caught up in a local debit card scam. >> good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> hundreds of protesters on the march tonight over economic inqee quality. >> once again, demonstrators trying to shut down the port of oakland, leaving within the hour and they're reaching the p
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Jun 21, 2011 4:00pm PDT
today by the former utah governor, the former ambassador to china, john huntsman. with the statue of liberty behind his shoulder republican john huntsman made it official. >> i'm a candidate for office of the president of the united states of america. the former u.s. governor is still larmly unknown. today huntsman declared will control -- conduct his campaign on the highway. >> i respect the president of the u.s we have a difference of opinion on how to help a country we both love. >> two months ago president obama named huntsman to the critical post. at that time he said it would be easy to explain why he chose a republican, the co-chair of senator mccain's campaign. >> john has shown a willingness to move beyond old ideologies and stale debates that often bring progress to a stand still. >> pry mary voters are looking for a candidate that is going to punch their opponent in the face. >> in the latest poll, huntsman trails the president by 10 points in a head to head match up and garners only 1% support among republican fields. and the obama administration taking this candidacy
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Jul 21, 2011 4:00pm PDT
fake this, is one in china an american posted these photos on the blog says the store looks legit until getting inside. then, you notice creeking stairs and bad paint jobs, something you'd never see in a detail oriented apple store. the fake stores aren't authorized to sell apple products this, is according to an ap investigation. >> and still ahead this afternoon, alternative treatments getting more popular, but do they work? results of a new survey on everything from yoga to chiropractic. >> does one size fit all whit comes to car crashes? i'm michael finney from 7 on your side. answers to your questions about crash-test dummies and credit scores, up next with a microphone. >> later on abc 7, new rules surrounding liquides added to meat you buy. speaking of 7 on your side, michael will take a look at whether they'll weigh down the price of what you pay. >> you probably heard your advice to get your credit score checked every year, but this can be tricky. >> there are tips on that and more for us. >> we asked people to give us their questions. they did so. first is from annette s
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Dec 13, 2011 4:00pm PST
government's crack down killed more than 5,000 people. >> there is aamazing story. a hild in china is hit by a car, becomes trapped and the rescue is captured on camera. this 5-year-old was on the way to school and had a tantrum, sat down in the middle of the street. she refused to move so the mother walked away. well... just then, an suv had been backing out actually hit the child. this took 16 fem to free her arks mazingly she wasn't hurt. the people got involved and the little girl made to it school. unbelievable. >> remarkable. and fortunate. >> this afternoon there is growing outrage in response to a story yesterday. next our vic lee reports on a convicted thief about to get truck loads of evidence used to send her to prison. she's going to get it back. >> cell phone mistake led to lots of a-list parties for one ordinary guy and his girlfriend. [ mom ] hey guys. guys... [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon rolls with cinnabon cinnamon are an irresistible sunday morning idea. nothing calls them to the table faster. sunday morning ideas made easy. [ younger brother ] oh, do you want
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Dec 21, 2011 4:00pm PST
can blame it on an explosion in china this video from apple shes ipad. it's assembled there. investigateors believe dust signed of a factory triggered this explosion. that blast injured 60 workers. all are expected to survive. >> there is a bride to be can thank twitter for finding her lost engagement ring. >> she rides a commuter train to her job in boston, every day. one morning she took her ring off, put it down and got off the train. she realized ring was gone. >> her kor workers tweeted one of our employees lost her engagement ring. >> a custom ring. my mother's stone is in the middle. it's sentimental. >> other commuter as lerted workers, and a conductor spotted the ring. he calls it the most-excite thing that happened in the time he's been working on the railroad. >> so fortunate. >> behind the scene was president obama today on a shopping free. first up, first dog, beau. >> i'm ready this, is his holiday bone. >> that is some bone. you don't see a president and dog shopping alone. and if you don't count the small army of secret service agents there. and the president
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Oct 19, 2011 4:00pm PDT
. and thailand makes a quarter of the world's hard drive second only to china pc makers bracing for shortage autos apple warned this situation will likely affect mac products. and a general strike turned violent in greece. riotors clashed in athen autos police lobbed tear gas into the crowd. 33 people ended up being detained or arrested. riots happened before the government gave initial approval along with cuts and the vote takes place tomorrow. latest on austerity measures call for suspending tens of thousands of civil servants. >> voters in tunisia going to pick awe new leader and the election is being watched close lie to encourage voter turnout a video featuring the dictator in a popular revolt this, video shows a giant poster of benali. >> the ousted benali escaped to saudi arabia. the crowd becomes irate and tears it down. >> that reveals this message... beware, dictator ship can return on october 23, vote. it happens to be the most shared video in tunisia and egypt. >> and that is going to do it for us. thanks for joining us. and you can keep track on twitter at abc 7 news ba
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Feb 22, 2012 4:00pm PST
our newsroom in new york we're setting number of companies holding factories in china and moving back to america. and david muir and made in america team are where jobs and are going tell us how quickly they're hiring. also, brian ross investigates imposters pretending to be navy s.e.a.l.s and war heroes. sometimes, for money z how they get caught, after abc 7 news at 5:00. >>> michael finney is here to answer question autos there is a question about dental care, which can be to expensive. >> it is. that is why people are asking about it. and asking please tell me the name of free dental care for those who don't have insurance, there are resource that's offer free or reduced dental care berkeley free clinic comes to mind off the top. alameda county medical center dental clinic and other counties throughout the bay area offer free or very low cost dental services if you're low income. and also, check out the school of denist tri, and uo 7. jed asks do you have a recommendation for a visa card offering airline miles? we're going to look back on this as a colden age and there is sou
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Jul 14, 2011 4:00pm PDT
. >> speaking of the eyes of the world, china has a big interest in these talks, lending more money to the u.s. than anyone. abc news, washington. >> and back in the bay area, first look at our accu-weather forecast. it continues to be kind of the same. >> yes. cold. >> and change is coming. i think you'll like this weechblgtd and there is clouds clearing right now. so there will be mostly clear skies at the coast and clouds returning during overnight hours, then, tomorrow morning, early will be lingering clouds and that is expecting wide spread drizzle. by afternoon tomorrow, mostly sunny skies and this is high temperatures tomorrow from about 58 along coast up to about 78 into warmest loks but speaking of warm inland, going to get warmer inland very soon. i'll have details later. >> and still ahead, prosecutors getting chastised in the roger clemens steroids case. what they did to declare a mistrial. >> have you ever heard of a pastafarian? this guy is making up religion autos and michael finney is taking your questions. we have links for you at abc 7 news.com at the top of the home page
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Nov 4, 2011 4:00pm PDT
thousand small farmers in india and china. unlike most irrigation systems, this one doesn't require filters or electricity. only a bucket and a way to control the flow of water. >> we've made it affordable and simple to install and maintain. reasons on lower pressure. and we can manufacture it locally. >> the cost runs about $150 per half acre. most small plot farms have less than five acres. more projects like these are expected to be developed at the graduate school of business in the upcoming years. thanks to a $150 million donation from venture capitolist bob king and his wife, dottie. money will help launch stanford institute for invo yoe vacation in developing economy autos they're trusting us to use their gift to improve the lives of 1.2, 1.3 billion people that live on less than a dollar and quarter per day. >> and with this money they'll be able to find entrepreneurs in those count skpriz help them further expand their own projects. in the newsroom abc 7 news. >> that will be the key. thank you. >> and still to come she was just doing her job. a museum cleaning lady goes overboard
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Sep 6, 2011 4:00pm PDT
tries to capture the surge in demand from china and neighboring countries. this will be apple's fifth store in the region and no opening date has been specified z lastly an overhaul is coming to the world's largest retailer. sources say amazon.com is testing a major redesign of the web site this, is video of the current amazon web site a cording to l.a. times the site won't have that web site pop up navigation make it more tab blet friendly. >> and i hear groupon is offering a deal on tuition, what is that about? >> this is a deal that parents would love. discounted tuition. group onhas apparently partnered with chicago-based national louis university to offer would be teachers a nice deal on a tuition package. the deal shape shaves nearly 60% of the usual tuition on an enry level graduate course in education. the school says to encourage perspective teachers to enter the field. sounds like it's a good price. >> thank you. and when they offer a groupon for uc berkeley, ucsb, that is when my daughter is going to be focused. >> how about a deal on air condition something. >> it's
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Mar 21, 2012 4:00pm PDT
can outsell apple in china, saying it's phone operating system will surpass apple in popularity. the company is counting on parters to drive prices down. and chipa poised to become the world's biggest smart phone market in 2012. and needless to say china is crucial for manufacturers and sellers in the battle for sales. and finally apple's new ipad is fast. maybe too fast. well, the technology means videos down load within seconds and uses updata plans quickly, forcing customers to pay more. with the new tab blet people are blowing through data plans in just days. it has a lot to do with the new screen, this device is more data and putting pressure on wireless carriers that are having trouble with demand because there isn't enough wireless spectrum, one guest we spoke with told us in the future it's the consumer that is going have to adjust. we're going to have to tailor our activity based on wi-fi hot spots. >> and we cannot go fast enough. >> we can't. sheesh. and spencer is here with a look at weather. felt warm today it was warm and there is mild but we're going see temperatures d
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Feb 21, 2012 4:00pm PST
lines in china. >> in the face of criticism of conditions there. bill weir will go inside on night line later tonight. >> the chinese factories have been in cross hairs for years. >> david louie has visited several of them in china and is live with an inside perspective. >> employees make 1.78s ands hour and work 78 hours per week, and that is an improvement compared to years ago and assembly lines i visited. we went to the factories six and a half years ago. criticism mounting then, conditions were harsh, pay was low and work, hard, but tens of thousands of rural residents flock to the cities to make money. here is what a toy factory worker told us. >> in this kind of job you can earn enough money, it's not okay. >> fast forward to today. abc news night line anchor found little changed. >> it's mostly hand work. the same repetitive motion, soddering the same chip and wiping a screen of three, or four, 5,000 times per day, a 60 hour grueling week. >> workers told weir said they were happy but wanted higher pay. and the fire labor association began doing an audit. the executive director
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Jan 17, 2012 4:00pm PST
and china accessed financial information of anyone using the computers to do online banking. >> my teachers admitted she lives here and makes use of it all the time. i don't know anyone that does business on school computer autos i know a couple people, man, lost their money. and people broke into their stuff. >> the virus that's permitted hacking might have been copied to flash drives used to transfer data, that, then, infected home computers. >> san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi is set to be arraigned on domestic violence charges but today he went back to work. and there are a lot of questions whether he can do his job with charges hanging over him. >> he insists he can. but a court order separating him from his wife and-year-old son is taking an emotional toll. san francisco sheriff says he's looking forward to his day in court and looking forward to being at work. >> i have a managers meeting and through the managers of the department i will address the duties and needs and matters at hand. the department and of course, i'll address my situation. and in the most professional
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Feb 27, 2012 4:00pm PST
professionals including airline pilots may find better-paying opportunities in china. 10 chinese airlines searched for pilots through this job fare in miami. chinese citizens have more money to spend thanks to their booming economy. >> there is a pilot shortage. and there is a community... >> says things aren't so good in usa anymore. >> the airlines offer $145,000 per year comparing to about $116,000 a year here at home there. is a patch. pilots must relocate to china. >> still ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00 a golf course many pro golfers will face. u.s. open countdown is ahead. >> i'll answer your questions today. veronica wants to know if an employer is troird give you a raise. i'll have the answer to that. >> and coming up on abc 7 news at 5:00 the bank failure may have you rethinking your investments. taking a look at what is covered and what is not. ♪ [ female announcer ] hamburger helper cheeseburger macaroni. now even cheesier and tastier. helpers. forty dishes, all delicious. gives us the most nutritious of gifts. but only when they are ready to be given. that's why green
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Feb 23, 2012 4:00pm PST
because cars were in the driveway. and investigators tracked down a family in china the cause of the fire is still under investigation. >> a 778 -- 78-year-old man found dead in his home and police are investigating. that man lived above the montclaire district. laura? >> neighbors here say about the only problem they've had in the neighborhood is the rash of burglaries. now, a man lived here is dead, his family says he has no enemies. >> he was a very kind and gentle... >> the nephew of the 78-year-old was stunned. he says his elderly uncle was found dead in his home. >> he was gentle. he was peaceful and nice. he won't hurt a bird. so... i can't -- it felt like he didn't deserve it. >> according to police he was found by friends who came to check on him this morning. his body had been inside several days. they're treating this like a homicide, investigators are looking at all possibilities. >> now we have a major crimes unit investigators here and are looking into circumstances behind the death. >> neighbors were shocked that the man who lived alone with occasional help from care g
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Dec 20, 2011 4:00pm PST
the streets of china. this shows a crowd estimated between 20,000 and 30,000 people. few videos like this make it out because authorities exercise control there over the media and internet. protesters want a power plant closed because they believe it pollutes sea water. >> 23 people died when syrian troops attacked a town. activists say one town near the turkish border was hit. and this is after forces killed up to 70 army defectors. thousands of women in egypt protested in the streets against a military crack down. soldiers dragged women by their hair, beating others. about 10,000 joined today's demonstrations. and the crack down against protestors began. and the unrest destroyed part of history. scholars and volunteers sifted through piles some dating back more than to00 years. this when a fire broke out at a library. >> and still ahead bizarre shooting involving an amish girl in a buggy. >> and a cnn anchor called to testify in a british phone hacking scandal. >> and taking a look at traffic now. this is the san francisco skyway. it's slow going if you're making your way towards t
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Dec 22, 2011 4:00pm PST
following a sudden death of kim jong-il. china's ambassador paying their respects to the leader. the mourning period set to until october 29 nl skppblg could decide to delay taking power immediately. he did that when his father and founder died in 1994. >> you can get a good deal of figurines of former italian prime minister and there is a a discount at the end of a rough year. he resigned from office last month after losing a vote of confidence and being connected to charges of corruption. >> and want to talk about a merry compass, the lottery known as the fat one made a holiday one to remember. >> children sang out winning numbers with more than $3 kbrinl in prize money and against all odds, the town was a big winner. >> all 1800 tickets with a winning number were sold in that town of 2000 residents. ticket holders will receive $500-521,000. so 1800 come from one spot? >> it's unlikely? >> they might want to look into that. >> still ahead, pilot who's carry your cargo are going to be treated just like their counter parts. >> new information about that so-called geezer bandit indica
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Jan 25, 2012 4:00pm PST
advice here you don't want to flai hot potato with these guys. what is going on in china? plus... >> that will never happen. >> she has no doubts. the candidate nancy pelosi says is a real long shot. >> then at 5:00 one california county's healthy vision to use sidewalks to get people up and out of their cars. >>> take a look at this video of a bizarre skills tes. they're passing an explosive like a hot potato. seems like a bad idea but the chinese military believes this is a good test of character. this is in hong kong yike autos toast if you survive. >> videos of kids rocking out are very big on you tube now. >> yes. check out this 8-year-old guitarist. he isn't the only young rock star becoming an internet sensation. >> julia's first hard core song is a huge hit on you tube. 15 million views, and counting. >> like those expressions including that of a dog. >> pretty serious about it still ahead in our 4:30 half hour, nancy pelosi is wading into the republican presidential campaign a prediction about who won't win. >> also, consumer advocates taking steps to break up bank of
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Sep 22, 2011 4:00pm PDT
consider an ipo next year even if it does raise funds. and finally the major money going into china's largest e commerce company alibaba. sources told us they've agreed to invest in alibaba and value the company at $32 billion. the two firms will buy stocks from alibaba employees. the ceo says it's program will allow the company to focus on growing its business. in san francisco i'm emily chang with bloomberg west. >> thank you. >> and let's get a check of our forecast now. cooling down just a bit. >> you seem happy about that. >> i prefer to be warmer. >> and this week cheering heat. now cheering that. i'm glad you're on my side. there are low clouds cloudz and fog, so temperatures on the coast and around the bay averaging about four to eight degrees cooler. but we've had warmth inland. and there is inland north bay around the bay 84 mountain view. redwood city 73 oakland. 65 in san francisco. there are low clouds and fog along the coast. one more day of inland heat tomorrow. and then we'll have cloudier cooler conditions this weekend. the first weekend of fall. low temperatures toni
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Nov 9, 2011 4:00pm PST
call his opponents tomorrow. here he is speaking live right now. >> we're able to touch from china town, sunset and richmond or castro district. we're going to touch them all. i'm very proud of the city. and also, what buoyed me this morning, though, i was so happy to get up to hear that proposition b and c passed. so important to a message in working with the board. and that unity resonates. they're willing to vote to spend more money on roads and infrastructure and to trust us with the most collaborative effort ever experienced with our labor units and management to put forward a good, honest effort to reform our pension system. we didn't get everything. we're going to have cham yempks but i'm up for it. we're going to figure out things as long as i don't eat pork buns too often. and brianna will write about me. i am very, very thankful to the residents of san francisco. >> that is mayor ed lee elected with 61% of the vote. and there is to get to us this point becomes the first elected asian-american mayor. >> there are other results to pass along. and it's official in san franci
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Jan 30, 2012 4:00pm PST
contractor for u.s. sino investments left the country. a project manager tells me he's in china we've learned the stiff milpitas issued a stop work order on this project last wednesday, three days before the accident. because a building inspector determined the ditch was a safety hazard. th
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Mar 5, 2012 4:00pm PST
. stocks closing lower on news u.s. factory orders down and news china cut its economic growth forecast. and advanced micro device s down 5%, mark zuckerberg may be worth less than $21 billion. and this is slower than what some had thought. he and in bloomberg's brand new billionaire index a daily ranking of the world's richest people, zuckerberg doesn't even break the top 20. other names do crack into the circle, though. microsoft bill gates taking the number spot z oracle's larry ellison at number seven. >> and zuckerberg really hurting, only $21 bill yin weather was spectacular over the weekend. >> and there are allergies acting up. stuff starts blooming. and there is is a live view in emeryville. taking a look at clouds at the coast. there is a clear, blue sky but low clouds on the coast. there is weather conditions about to take a sharp change. there is a wide range of temperatures from 51 here in san francisco to 7234 antioch. not the wide spread warmth of yesterday. we can expect showers turning cold after that with warmer day as haerkd again. wednesday through friday. t
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Jan 16, 2012 4:00pm PST
negative attacks not worthy of the american people. >> now, the former utah governor and china embass door is trying to undo the campaign his campaign waged. >> i believe abortion should be safe and legal in this country. >> i have been pro life he wasn't in the room when huntsman endorsed him but bad blood isn't the only reason. >> being branded or embraced by the moderate candidate is probably not something he was looking forward to owe doing before the vote in south carolina. >> and. >> he says he ran a spirited campaign and thanked him for his support. >> a 49ers fan is in critical condition tonight after a shooting outside of a georgia restaurant. investigators say the gunman was rooting for the saints saturday and upset over the victory. >> this is cory adams says this hole shows how close he came to being killed. >> this is about run skpeg started shooting at me. four, five times. he hit the back, the back of my head. put a hole in my hood. and this is all over a football game he says he was here watching a playoff game. he says the fan took offense to him cheering for 49ers. >
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Aug 16, 2011 4:00pm PDT
this is a way of tapping into the lucrative tourism market in china staff members will be fluent. amenities include slippers, tea kettle and a chinese breakfast menu. >> and some chinese dim sum added in the breakfast program. i think that is really nice. because you know, for 14 days they miss the hot breakfast. >> 800,000 chinese visitors came to the u.s. last year. that number expected to double by the year 2015. >> you can call it back and blanc. a rock band getting into wine business that. and more coming up. >> and net flix making it easier for parents to find movies for their children. >>> problems in europe are pulling u.s. stocks down. >> and a band is back in the limelight. ac-dc. >> and concerns about the europe debt situation brought our rally to the halt. closing lower, the dow at one point, however went down 190 points. the crisis in europe overshadowing a report here that actually showed that factory production and u.s. climbed last month, that is a bright spot amid the economic news. data shows shoes u.s. manufacturers churned out more cars, kputders and furniture
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Sep 13, 2011 4:00pm PDT
yeez will be needed especially in solar industry to-to-compete with china. >> this is to just say it's every. i think we have to step up to the plate and invest with business and government. and that is in the country. >> this year's conference is the largest gathering in california. and one of the key elements is womens' kpik summit including secretary of state clinton. >> president obama on the road trying to sell his jobs bill to the american people and challenging congress to pass it immediate live. and republicans are saying not so fast. >> my question is what are you waiting for? let's tell congress pass this bill. >> the president spoke at the home of house speaker john boehner and sent his jobs bill to congress yesterday. it would be paid by ending some tax deductions for wealthy americans and businesses. >> and we can see permanent tax increases put into affect in order to pay for temporary spending. and i just don't think that is going to help our economy the way that it could. >> the white house says koit create up to two million jobs. >> congress hopes to avoid another
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Mar 2, 2012 4:00pm PST
picture business and china says it's reached one billion mobile phone subscribers and said number of mobile phones hit $997 million late in february. and expected to top at the end of the month. >> you can see that is nice weather. >> this it's amazing out there. you can see how much warmer it is there. temperatures up today. and we're not going to end with warming trend there. there is temperatures up more from our camera, we're looking down on sausalito. take a look at visibility. clear skies, and mild weather most of the bay area, it's anything but mild across other parts of the country. i want to show you live doppler 7 hd from the south towards ohio valley there is sear weather now. tornado watch boxes are up along with thunderstorm watch boxes, so far in this area tornado count has been high. dozens of tornadoes. 73 to be exact. this threat is going to continue. the night goes on there is a strong storm moving through. bringing you back to local weather here, temperatures now mild. and into 60s. here is a look at highlights. clear, cold, spring like days this weekend and turnin
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Mar 22, 2012 4:00pm PDT
hit up from $1.4 billion in 2011. and stocks closed qlor after signs china's economy is slowing down. and there is finally "the hunger games" frenzy has begun. chains are adding 3:00 a.m. screenings of the film to meet demand for tickets, it opens tomorrow, will be shown on more than 10,000 screens and this film may produce $120 million in sales this weekend alone. if it does, research from box office mojo shows it would edge past "alice in wonderland" to become the tenth largest first weekend of all. in san francisco, i'm emily chang with bloomberg west. larry are you going to see it?. >> not this weekend. i'm avoiding crowds. i'll wait for your review next week. >> gorgeous weather out there today, things are changing. >> and the weekend will not be enjoyable. now, there is a live view from our sutro camera. looking northward what a lovely afternoon it is. there is sunny skies today, and that would suggest breezy. it's cool and temperatures are these, 58 degrees in san francisco. there is 54 in fremont. so not a super mild day. and pleasant. we'll have clear skies and there is a we
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Mar 26, 2012 4:00pm PDT
involved. and there are details on tim cook's trip to china. >> guess what? chinese fans call him captain cook. take a look at pictures. tim cook quite the celebrity during a visit to china posing for picture was customers and there is is a spokesperson said he had quote great meetings and there is a big change from when steve jobs was at the helm. jobs never visited china. cook, yet again appears to be carving his own path, visiting china many times as coo. and this is apple's second largest market. progress hasn't been as long as apple forecast a couple years ago. so far, apple only has six retail stores in china predicted there would be 25 by now. biggest carrier doesn't support the iphone, meaning huge untapped potential there. sales in china were about $13 billion last year so $13 billion reasons to make it happen. and spring nextel's ceo's compensation went up 30% to nearly $12 million, he's working on turning the carrier around and the iphone hasn't been helping so far, selling fewer iphones than projected a drag on the company's bottom line. stocks today slipped into posit
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Sep 30, 2011 4:00pm PDT
filing for bankruptcy. first, chinese internet titans are rising fast. and they're talking about china's booming web business. >> i'm live at china 2.0 conference today. talking about the rise of china's internet titans. the chinese government announced there are half a billion people online in china, twice the population had the united states, chinese internet firms among the biggest in the world. and silicon valley companies however have tried again and again to track the chinese web market but failed because of government censorship. earlier today i sat down with joe chen ceo of ren-ren. we spoke about business in china it came time to talk about facebook. >> he should look into e commerce aggressively. for us that is the way to modify the future. he should with more aggressive. >> and chinese giving birth to innovative start ups and chinese venture capitol freely flowing, $5.4 billion last year, 79% more than the year before. in new york one of my colleagues betty lu had a chance to speak with the oracle of omaha today on the floor of the new york stock exchange, warren buffet said h
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Jul 1, 2011 4:00pm PDT
driver in china, frustrated with traffic abandoned the roadway. and witnesses say he showed little regard for people using the foot bridge. he can be seen here. he looked and went what? and went another way. i mean, really. >> yes. >> and. >> we're in store for a very warm holiday weekend. >> right. would you call it hot? >> it's getting hot. >> that is what we want 4th of july. this is a live view hooking at golden gate absent of fog. it's clear, sunny, warm around the bay area and there is a close up image indicates there is a warm dry flow of wind that swept clouds away. looking temperatures into 90s, low to mid-90s, upper 70s to upper 80s around the bay. 66 now in half moon bay this, is the 24 hour change, it's 15 degrees warmer now in san rafael than this hour, yesterday. 12 degrees warmer in los gatos. and there is maybe not continuing draw maticly and there is a sizzle starting tomorrow. he holds on throughout 4th of july and beyond, actually. overnight tonight may see patchy dog and there is lows everywhere inland and around the bay, mild side. mid to upper 50s near the bay
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Mar 28, 2012 4:00pm PDT
autos and mark zuckerberg spotted in china emily chang will join us with more on what he is doing there and why he's taking cues from apple. >> and michael finney is taking your questions through his facebook and twitter pages and will answer them here live a little bit later, you can contact him on michael finney/abc 7. >> sky 7 is live above richmond where there has been an officer-involved shooting. there is a chevy's on lock down now. we're getting details for you. as soon as we have them we'll pass them along. the news at 4:00 continues. >>> a new small study shows a supplement made of green coffee beans appears to help people lose weight. the research followed 16 overweight people more than 22 weeks and they lost an average of 17 pounds, though they were consuming about 2400 calories per day. researchers expect it's because of acids found in green coffee beans. that is a plant compound may blot glucose absorbing. >> men surviving a heart attack may want to consider drinking in moderation. harvard researchers monitored health of 1800 first-time patients for 20 years and found men w
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