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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
ABC
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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Jan 5, 2012 4:00pm PST
. >> this is a new season premiering here on abc. back to you. >> and warren buffet pop star in china? yes. the unusual stage performance planned for lunar new year. >> general motors asking thousands of electric car owners to bring vehicles in for repairs. how it plans to fix a phone shallly dangerous problem. >> driving with a cold. >> and checking traffic again on a thursday afternoon, looking at 80 in berkeley. on the traffic headed towards berkeley moving smoothly. better for those heading back towards san francisco or to 580. the news at 4:00 continues. with the "name your price" tool, you tell us what you want to pay, and we give you a range of coverages to choose from. who is she? that's flobot. she's this new robot we're trying out, mostly for, like, small stuff. wow! look at her go! she's pretty good. she's pretty good. hey, flobot, great job. oops. [ powers down ] uh-oh, flobot is broken. the "name your price" tool, only from progressive. call or click today. >>> warren buffet is bringing his musical stylings to china he will play guitar and sing during upcoming lunar new year,
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Jul 25, 2011 4:00pm PDT
comic conat otrc.com. >> and still head, china taking steps to crack down on fake apple stores popping up in china. >> new research on how smart your dog is compared to a human child. and findings may surprise you. >> and then, later on, race to find the best recycler in one bay area county. green police picked a winner. >> and traffic moving nicely in san rafael this, is 101. moving well in both directions right now. we'll be right back. ===xxxxxxxxd >>> chinese officials have now turned up fivejf ofp those fake apple stores in the southwestern city in china this a week after photos were published online. now they say five, two stores were ordered to suspend business. officials said they couldn't do anything about other stores because they did not find fake apple products there. all five displayed apple signs and logos, an american woman who lives near the area stumble add cross three shops pretending to be apple retailers, later posting photos to her blog that. is how we've learned about it ever thought your dog was acting like a 2-year-old? you might have been right. a study finds d
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Jun 16, 2011 4:00pm PDT
and making plan to grow in china. here's the blook burg after the bell report. >> sells in china rising this year. it is adding 100 dealers in china. that is two a week. they are saying with 340 dealers in a country of one billion people that is growth potential. toyota will return to full vehicle production in september. the automacher is trugling to restock dealers in the month following the devastating earthquake and tsunami. they have a thren day - 37 day supply of vehicles. dow and s&p 500 closing higher and the nasdaq is finishing lower. wells fargo said it is getting out of the reverse mortgage business and that could displace 1,000 workers and fargo will maintain their obligations and not take on new ones. this is bloomburg after the bell report. >> still to come, financial turmoil spills in the streets in greece. >> also ahead. real whole foods parking lot and the shopping cart. >> bay area native turns whole foods hassle to a youtube hit. oak lapped based environmental group filed a lawsuit against two dozen cosmetuc companies claiming they mislabeled products labeled a
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Jan 13, 2012 4:00pm PST
committed suicide in china these plants are ramping up production. and two of the biggest independent studios are coming together. and there is cash and stock, and this purchase gives lion's gate last installment of the twilight series as well as rights to the last 14 movies. and one analyst says it's a sign of challenges in the industry. taking a look at what happened on wall street. stocks kicking off the weekend on a down note ending four-day rallies in response to credit down grades in europe and your bloomberg index 12 ut of the 13 companies lower on the session. and in other news, kodak is suing fuji film claiming the digital cameras infringe on kodak's technology. and this claims fuji film is infringing on five separate kodak patents. back to you and have a great weekend. >> spencer keeps promising us... >> talking about weather. like rain, next week. and i want to bill this as the 49ers playoff forecast. >> sunny skies tomorrow. and there is around 60 degrees or so, dry and will get dark later into the afternoon. let's hope lights work this time. >> does get dark. >> yes. >> h
ABC
Feb 16, 2012 4:00pm PST
china tonight he'll attend a lakers game, scheduled to return to china friday night. us us and china continue to grapple over issues of fair trade and diplomacy. >> the nigerian man who tried to blow up an airliner with a bomb in his under wear will spend life in prison. he was calling the prison term a just punishment. he tried to blow up a northwest airlines flight on christmas day, 2009. the bomb did not detonate. he was badly burned. the 25-year-old pleaded guilty and says he was trained by radical american born cleric. the al qaeda leader killed last year. >> a man -- manda knox has a book deal. she was convicted of murdering her roommate in italy only to be acquitted last year. the and reports say she will be paid $4 million to tell the story. >> new jersey state assembly approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriages. the lieutenant governor wants voters to decide whether to legalize same-sex marriage. if supported in new jersey by a 52% to 42% margin. >> and an earthquake hit solano county today. the magnitude 3.5 earthquake hit this morning centered two miles south of vallejo
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Feb 14, 2012 4:00pm PST
among his republican opponents. >> president obama assured china's vice president beijing welcomes the rise in the world and mr. obama hosted she jen continuing at the white house. the president reiterated concern overs human rights records. she defended china's policy but added quote there is room for improving. the president is hopeful congress will renew a cut in the payroll tax. white house calls it a tax cut for middle class. mr. obama offered a romantic plan for stimulating the economy. >> let me start with a quick public service announcement for gentlemen out there. today is valentine's day. do not forget. i speak from experience here. it is important you remember this. and go big that. is my advice. >> and this is good advice. the president wished the first lady happy valentine's day via twitter. >> students found many res rooms unlocked today at mount diablo high school. the principal ordered all but two locked last year that meant the 1400 students had to share one boys bathroom, one girl's bathroom. the principal says she's she closed the bathrooms because people had been va
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Mar 12, 2012 4:00pm PDT
s and p close higher, there is concern about whether china's economy is clo slowing down. and there is games with shares of apple leading the way. speaking of apple, supplier foxcon looking to hire an officer for one unit in china. fox con has been criticized by groups over working conditions and the company advertised a safety officer job as well as a life style services manager, two fire chiefs for a unit. and if you're hoping to get your hands on a new ipad, good luck. apple sold out already. and there is a is a shipping delay and says demand is quote, off the charts saying apple may sell one million tab blets on friday. and there is 3 huvn,000 devices on the day the original ipad starting selling. >> thank you. >> and turning to weather, it's not raining yet. >> there is a great day today. >> and excited than it has been all winter, there is almost over. there is a week of winter left. and some substantial rain coming our way. there is a live view now from our sutro camera. you can see a mixed sky and lots of blue showing through. there is is a a massive rainfall well north arou
ABC
Nov 28, 2011 4:00pm PST
internet. many had ties to china we've discovered they're turned to online shopping for competitive reason autos there are some really good deals out there. and this keeps us on our toes. we're able to offer great sales this year. >> and the board is reminding shoppers they need to pay taxes on purchases. californians have to pay sales and use tax on purchases made over the internet. fewer than 1% dochl the board says the easiest way to keep your receipts until you file taxes in april. >> there is still no word on what cause that had huge water main break on friday. and one look and you can see and understand why residents are still cleaning up, one family has in the been able to return. tough way to spend thanksgiving weekend. and we're live with the latest on the investigation. >> the pipe was a big one, a 12 inch pipe. a five-foot pipe bringing it into san francisco. and neighbors say it looked like a yellow stone geyser. it went on for hours, flooding was a river of mud. and it was next door and he says it split at a vertical joint. >> this is a bolted joint, looks like its just
ABC
Feb 17, 2012 4:00pm PST
china. a team of independent inspectors said it found tons of issues with fox con a plant. the fair labor association says it plans to release more information incoming weeks and inspectors do still have to interview 35,000 employees. apple will have a chance to contest or agree steps to prevent further labor violations. apple says inskbrorkts have been given full, unrestricted access. things are looking up in the semi conductor business. applied terms is boosting profit forecast as it's customers step up spending to ensure they can meet demand for chips used in smart phones, and other mobile devices. all of this signaling the makers are pulling out of a slump. different picture for foste foster-city based gilliad sciences, this is because some patients using experimental medicine for hepatitis c relapses within four weeks after they stopped taking the drug. drug companies have been scrambling to come up with a treatment for the virus which is carried by 170 million people. world wide. as for trading today s and p now sitting in a three-year high on optimism greece will get that sec
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Dec 6, 2011 4:00pm PST
start offering take out in china. and there next year will open in shanghai. owner says china is a growing market that can't be ignored and says it started to become popular there and the menu may include local vegetables and more fish there. is tasty news out of the east bay. the city set to change its restricted food truck ordinance. tonight the city council will consider a measure allowing food truck vendors to set up in four districts on a trial basis. currently only allowed to sell in the fruit veil area this, would allow only trucks to operate during special events and backers say this will protect brick and mortar restaurants. >> he have to have a business license or they will be shut down. >> and this lrb dried out until a permanent ordinance is adopted next year. and some critics say new guidelines issued by uncanadian city is making immigrants feel like children. it includes advice on asimulation, including a tip to be careful about cooking smelly food that. does not sit well with the owner of a lebanese bakery. >> you try to share your culture, smelly food might of a par
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Nov 3, 2011 4:00pm PDT
problem to solve and trying to convince china to fund the debt and avert a new crisis. >> and apple admitting there is a problem. the plan to fix the new iphone is up next. >> and there are fewer people flying for thanksgiving that does not mean you're going to have an empty s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s
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Nov 8, 2011 4:00pm PST
china he got hit with a tax bill. >> this is an outspoken government critic slapped with a bill for alleged tax evasion, detained for 81 days as well for part of a wide spread crack down, supporters donated $800,000 some throwing money outside of the stud yes. >> china has 1.3 million people if everyone gives a little, we'll have enough 6 the chinese government says it may be illegal, his mother says she's worried about what may happen if he can't pay the bill by the deadline. >> there is a sur suggesting we're making more friends on facebook these days but have fewer friends if real life. found people have two close friends today, down from three in 1985. i may be down to fewer than that. despite that, finds people are socializing as much as ever, a lot of it is online. >> and there is another survey, some of the unusual reasons people miss work. >> the job web site career builder compiled this list. >> there is a story of a worker who caught a cold from a puppy. >> and one manager said an employee called him because he'd been rushed to the hospital for drinking antifreeze fchl he
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Mar 27, 2012 4:00pm PDT
dropped as the company finished work in central china. there are stocks closing lower showing a report that consumer confidence is near the highest level in a year there is bloomberg silicon valley index up a smith high yirks here is a question for siri. how popular are you? looks like you're liked but not getting that much attention. there is a report showing over 50% of the u.s. users are satisfied but only using it for simple tasks. what users aren't taking advantage of are features like playing music. part of the problem could be glitches. many complained it has a hard time understanding names and some accents and we'll see how that improves over time. >> and if you ask siri what weather is going to be do you know what she says? >> ask spencer christian. >> the weather fell apart. it's probably going to take me until tomorrow to straighten things out here, it's wet around the north bay. there is a look outside from our east bay camera. looking west we can see lots of dark low clouds and there is light rain spreading but there is steady and heavy rainfall, you can see it's been a me
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Jul 27, 2011 4:00pm PDT
china town's unfavorable bli. >> and there is service along muni lines including stockton street corridor. >> a light rail vehicle line is higher than any other line in the city. and will be highly productive. a grand jury reports the central subway and people in san jose fed wupt way local banks are maintaining foreclosed homes took matters into their hands today. 20 community activists delivered three trash bags to a branch. the garbage came from a property owned by wells fargo. the group left the bank when asked to move and enforcement officials say they're haefr hearing the message loud and clear i. >> i agree with the message. the community should call code enforcement. they see a property abandoned, give us a call. i'll have an officer out there to take a look. >> and bank of america is promising to pay maintenance fines. >> and a judge is now considering several options for an opt-out program for those who don't want a pg&e smart meter. there are different prop yots yoes yalz today. the cpuc is requiring pg&e to come out with a program, some who oppose worry the wireless t
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Nov 10, 2011 4:00pm PST
trying to ramp up influence abroad mainly china. and he spoke with us about the nba lockout and what it means to espn saying lockouts are complicated for disney and hopes they can come to an agreement if we don't have a season to compensate disney will ship advertisements to other mail programming so might save money. and at bloomberg studios in san francisco i'll send it back to you. >> yae. we should mention disney owns abc 7. >> right. i'd like to see the nba back. they may have other plans. turning to weather now today gorgeous. >> it was. >> however... >> is there rain come something. >> there is our last hit. >> real zblee. >> q and we're out of hits z let's take a look at our -- what remains at a live view looking down on to bay. we've got mostly clear skies now. you can see some clouds continuing to gather. there are sunny skies and we've had a weak like that, a week's worth of sunny skies but thing goesing to change overnight tonight. now we're looking at mild conditions and temperatures 70 degrees now and in san jose. these are the highlights. clours arriving during morning
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Jul 11, 2011 4:00pm PDT
coming back. and a celebration held on the docks of shanghai, china today, we're talking big. final component of the bridge are now complete. and loaded on to ships today for san dan bay. >> and local officials setting off fireworks afterwards. the bay bridge upgrade is the biggest project in california history and also a landmark for the heavy machinery maker. >> a look at how america's cup will impact san francisco. >> it's a draft of the environmental impacts report. and mark matthews has a look at how it's being presented. mark? >> it's a big document. 1600 pages, very dense, difficult to review in just hours, and a task made more difficult by the fact those presenting it didn't want to talk specifics. this mornings briefing on environmental imparkts was off camera, but after, reporters asked what are the biggest imsnakts. >> we take a look at the project description. then took a step back and sid what are the impacts of these approaches? >> the project coordinator for the city office outlined concerns, traffic, water, air quality, sea life and public access, and which areas wer
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Mar 1, 2012 4:00pm PST
rusha, china and iran. and there are opportunities to increase their influence. >> let me put this cynically. it's troblly in america's interests that the current government subdued a rebellion in a civil war. >> and saying it's not all like liba. most are getting rid of muammar gaddafi did not lead to a divide. it's the situation in syria that can best be el straighted by a conver situation a syrian member of the muslim brotherhood wanted to know why the u.s. would not do more to help. they're told because the u.s. fears a civil war. >> said, well, let's get rid of the regime and will be okay. i said what are you going do with minority? and he said half jokingly we're going to kill them. >> there is a certain amount of truth, he says, as tanks circle around the rebel strong hold, that is what the u.s. is facing. >> i don't think that is the end of the conflict but i bet if you're a fly on the wall that you'd be saying god. i wish this would end, quickly. >> saying they are fighting for survival and as you heard him say, he believes fighting will go on and on.. >> and not optimisti
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Aug 15, 2011 4:00pm PDT
tour. the president fielding criticism from his own former ambassador to china, john huntsman, he says he finds it unbelievable the president is not attending daily economic briefings at the white house. >> and time for our first check of the weather now. >> there is going to be gorgeous again tomorrow, if you enjoyed today's weather, subtle changes are coming. breezy, mainly clear, mid-50s mid-70s, areas of fog will be the biggest change. by afternoon, it's a mild to warm day. mid-60s to low 90s, coastal areas coming down and inland areas remaining warm for tuesday. there is temperatures heading up on wednesday. carolyn? larry? >> and coming up, new research that indicates autism may run in the family. >> and google goes shopping. the company makes it's biggest acquisition to date. now competing with apple. >> and michael finney is taking your consumer questions through facebook and twitter. we have links for you at abc 7 news.com. >> and our first check of traffic looking at downtown san francisco, the skyway. it's very slow heading towards the bay bridge. things starting to turn int
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Aug 26, 2011 4:00pm PDT
being removed from china's music down load site. the country's minute stris of culture says they need government screening. and actor jim carrey getting attention for a video love letter directed towards actress emma stone, carey says it was just a comedy routine. the cast of "thelma & lieu yeez is celebrating 20 years. >> they all enjoyed a special screening. for your hollywood 411 hit up otrc.com. in los angeles. >> and up next, 10,000ses today help the hungry. what this bay area woman gave up for the good of others. >> and then at 4:30... >> electrical equipment, computers and now, very to go elsewhere to do work. >>> a fallen tree knocks hundreds of people out of business. >> then, at 5:00, apple keeping its enemies close by hiring a hacker. >> and get away friday, checking traffic there is a bridge back there. but it's shrouded in fog if you're heading into the city. looks good. we'll be northbound as well z cheryl and i are coming back with more on the news at 4:00. >>> an oakland park is getting a huge makeover thanks to volunteers. employees fanned out across the park to sprea
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Aug 29, 2011 4:00pm PDT
china. >>> dog advocates are petitioning google to take down an ad they find offensive. the motto is raise your dog to be the best. it says it doesn't condone violence but says games are different. about 41,000 people have signed online petitions urging google to pull the plug on the game. >> astronauts may need abandon the international space station. russiana says if the rocket remains grounded there will be no way to launch more astronauts before current residents are scheduled to leave. a spaceship was and the launch has been delayed three of the current astronauts will remain for a week. they were supposed to return september 8th. >> still ahead in our 4:30 half hour, live from the bart platform, we'll see if there is any sign of protests there, yet. >> and waning hope we'll know which libyan government official authorized the lockerbie bombing. >> and sunny skies today from coast to inland. get ready for a cool down first. then, a big warm up is coming. details coming up. b >>> barricades under place in downtown bart stations and police are preparing for what promised to be ano
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Feb 6, 2012 4:00pm PST
china veet yoting a security council draft resolution that seeks to halt the violence. >> those who voted against the is a recipe for failure. >> and the president assad remains in power and bloody attacks continue in what is increasingly looking like a civil war. abc news, london. >> and at least 13 people died from a strong earthquake that shook the philippines today. the quake hit an area about 400 miles south of the capitol of manila. rescue workers continued to dig at least 40 people who are believed to be missing. the quake triggered a landslide that buried dozens of people. food and medicine cannot reach the hardest-hit area autos still to come on abc 7 news at 4:00 a hedge fund manager is having hoop dream autos first, don sanchez has the best of the big money super bowl ads. >> the couple that pulled at heart strings and more that made the heartbeat faster. >> loophole allowing a texas man to live rent-free for months. he's known as a $16s squatter. the news at 4:00 continues right after this. ♪ beth! hi! looking good. you've lost some weight. thanks. you noticed. these c
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Feb 20, 2012 4:00pm PST
, experts expect the number to rise as the economy rebounds. >> china's appetite for luxury goods makes up 20% of the global market. there is a new survey that claims the luxury market will be worth $27 billion by 2015. some say purchases of designer items is growing at 18% per year in the far east. >> time for a check of the forecast. >> this just continues to warm up. >> it does. got off to a cloudy start today. there is clouds lingering much of the day now. we've got almost summer like warmth ouring our way. there is the golden gate. there is that sky, wisp qlee clouds around and a stunningly beautiful late afternoon here, just going to get milder and milder, you can see san jose, upper 60s and today wasn't our milder day. there are milder days coming this week. partly cloudy skies tonight with patches of fog by morning. sunny, mild tomorrow. there is highs into mid to upper 70s, satellite shows some big strong ridge of high pressure putting maps in motion. we'll start at 7:00 this evening, we'll still have clouds around and still be some light rain well north. moving into earl
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Mar 16, 2012 4:00pm PDT
workers in china a series of suicides by factory workers prompted the company to give workers a bump in pay reducing hours in hopes of improving circumstances for employees. he and his son were among those in line in san francisco got one of the demonstrators' flyers. they support the goal. >> i think apple taking good steps to improve awareness and conditions in factories. >> there is the flagship a store in washington, d.c. and this one. in san francisco abc 7 news. >> and there is more this afternoon about the foxcon situation bloomberg west is standing by with that. hi john. >> there is a report on conditions of workers has been restrakted by the radio program "this american live" and it was focusing on working conditions at fox con and the show's producer says errors came from a monologue titledding aony and ecstasy of steve jobs. this weekend's going to detail errors. and apple's got thousands of apps for the ipad and devices there are 600,000 apps ask counting with those apps the store is having trouble with quality controls. when apple launched this store it insisted on clear
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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