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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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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
ABC
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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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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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
ABC
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
ABC
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,
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
ABC
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
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
ABC
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
ABC
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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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
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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
ABC
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
ABC
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
ABC
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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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
ABC
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
ABC
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
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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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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
ABC
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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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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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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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
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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