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Jan 19, 2011 6:00pm PST
popularity. >> china's president spent the day at the white house. tonight kons yegss made on human rights. >> and there is [ female announcer ] why settle for plain bread when you can have pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits? the warm, light delicate layers are like nothing else. ♪ layers of brownie and caramel, dipped in chocolate. ready to eat sweet moments. find them in the refrigerated section. >>> in washington house voted to repeal the president's health care reform law, largely a party line vote. >> we've seen this coming since november election but now votes have been cast the important brace for public opinion continues. in congress republicans pushed forward a promise. >> it's time to push obama care aside. and there will be processes they need. >> and people have been posted by the and there is a story of a 5-year-old with reporters and and and today, the preexisting condition is under control. she's healthy but when she was born she weighed just one poind pound. her body unable to ward off infections. >> we were denied by eight different insurance companies multiple time
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Oct 19, 2010 6:00pm PDT
off 30,000 workers and shipped jobs to china. fiorina sync: china. india. russia. poland. i know precisely why those jobs go... anncr: ...because fiorina shipped them there. to shanghai instead of san jose, bangalore instead of burbank. proudly stamping her products 'made in china.' 30,000 workers gone... ...while fiorina took $100 million for herself. carly fiorina. outsourcing jobs. out for herself. bb vo: i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message. >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >>> take a look at this picture, this woman is this n critical condition tonight. no one knows who she. she was found an the embarcadero. if you know who she is, you are asked to call the hospital social worker at the number on your screen. >> we also have that number posted at www.abc7.com. >>> just like the rest of the country, cities struggling with rising unemployment. san francisco thinks they have an answer and that is to change the decades old hiring policy in one key industry from good faith to mandatory. carolyn tyler explains. >> it's estimated every the next ten
ABC
Feb 23, 2012 6:00pm PST
conditions in factories in china but that issue never came up in today's meeting in cupertino. abc 7's david louie has the story. >> the issue of working conditions in china is resonating. joining a protestor, couper teen yoz dent thinks share holders are the key to making change. >> i think that they need to apply pressure and they need to stop looking for more and more, i guess growth and money. >> this week, abc news night line took americans inside of a factory in china ipads and iphones are made. the factory is operated by fox con, a contractor to apple and other company autos when you're the biggest corporation in the world it's true other companies have manufacturing in china that is the justification you'll hear but you know, be the he'd yes, right? do the right thing. >> cameras aren't allowed inside of the meeting. after a business meeting that lasted 30 minutes six people got to ask question autos long line of people to talk and i thought that would be a big issue. it wasn't. >> donna was surprised china didn't come up, understanding why pressure is building. >> it isn't o
ABC
Nov 15, 2010 6:00pm PST
aviation history the first pan am china clipper, a sea plane took off on its maiden voyage with a stop in queens a journey of 8,000 miles. there is a look back at the china clipper history. >> first united states airmail. >> the clippers flight from alameda carried only airmail. from then then on, the ocean liner taking well heeled travelers from hawaii to hong kong. the beginning of commercial aviation. crowds came to treasure island to watch departures. >> and when it was romantic and it was really first class. and martin and flying boats ordered by pan am. the first leg of the trip was a 17-hour flight to honolulu. passengers enjoyed white linen dining and sleeping berths. it was not inexpensive. >> $380 for the trip. equivalent of probably about $9,000. >> round trip? >> one way. >> the service ended in 1945 when it crashed. 16 passengers and nine crew members died in the crash. this pro peller is on display with other memorabilia. there is a similar aircraft. a 1940s era that served as a stand in. >> when they're getting ready to make indiana jones they needed a flying boat that w
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Mar 26, 2012 6:00pm PDT
says he was getting ready to retire, he had been a teacher in china before coming to the u.s.. a 37-year-old was a software engineer in emeryville. co-workers describe her as smart and quiet. police arrested the 35-year-old sunday on suspension of five counts of murder. a neighbor shot this video of a s.w.a.t. team moving in for arrest. neighbors at the western edition complex say police broke down the door to make arrests. and there is a neighbor that says she can't believe he'd been arrest he'd would hold parking spots for my daughter like i will hold this spot, go move your car. and you know i asked for rides on the motorcycle and he would say when you get time i can give her a ride. >> leslie says she's upset by the killings and anxious to know more from police. >> my parents are worried and we can see police here for three days. >> and police have said only so far this is not a random crime, and that the family was targeted. about the murder weapon, waits not a gun, but some kind of edged weapon that could cut someone. look, could be arraigned this week, the police have until t
ABC
Feb 21, 2012 6:00pm PST
its contractor assembly lines in china that is the result of mounting criticism conditions there. over the years david louie visited several factories in china he's here with inside perspective. >> americans would scoff at a 60 hour worker at $1.78 per hour, and workers are fed and get a dorm room. but pressure is building on both sides that conditions could be better. >> we first went six and a half years ago. criticism mounting then, that conditions were hash skpsh pay was low. tens of thousands flocked to escape poverty and make money. here is what a toy factory worker told us. >> working in this job, you can have enough money, it's okay but not to be very, very rich. >> fast forward to today. and bill weir found little changes. lots of representative work and long hours. >> through american iz you can't imagine why someone would do that. from their eyes this is a period where they're going away from the family and they're going to work as hard as they can, send money home and get back home as soon as they can. >> workers polled say they were mostly happy but wanted higher pay. appl
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Apr 13, 2013 6:00pm PDT
tour of china. on monday he'll discuss environml policy. today brow with former nba star yao ming. he owns a winery in napa. today governor brown talked shop with the head of the communist theor officed of to the together. theycalifornia, america' most pop and shanghai, china's most pop already city, c expand their partnership. >> an open process, and moving at mock speed so when we go back we'll emulate it. >> ama: the tour ends tuesday. >>> still to come at 6:00. caught on camera. police now trying to track down this man. what he is doing that has him in trouble with the law. >> the close call for a store owner who confronted a thief. >> the vacation that went horribly wrong until a bay area teen came tohe rescue. >> lisa: it's nice and sunny now. we have gusty winds, the chance of isolated >> ama: new at 6:00, two gardeners have been arrest on suspicion of robbery in san mateo county. on thursday a woman called 9-1-1 say se surprised two buglars in her home. the pair left in a truck with a telephone number on it listing a gardening service. deputies learned the men had been doi
ABC
Oct 22, 2010 6:00pm PDT
. carly fiorina changed all that. fiorina laid off 30,000 people and she shipped our jobs to china and india. i had to pack my bags and i was out the door that night. we even had to train our replacements. she didn't need 5 corporate jets. one hundred million for herself. fiorina never cared about our jobs. not then and not now. i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message. just ask jerry brown. he gave california state employees collective bargaining powers. since then the unions have grown stronger and stronger. now state employees can retire at 55 with much of their salary for life. and taxpayers are on the hook for one hundred billion dollars in unfunded pension liabilities. no wonder those unions are 100% behind jerry brown. he'll just spend, and spend, and spend. no wonder those unions are 100% behind jerry brown. "abolish the public schools." he even called our schools "insidious" and "socialism." as families struggle to raise their kids, to provide a good education, harmer bragged, "we can design a plan to dismantle them." david harmer is just too radical. we need jerry mcnerne
ABC
Aug 25, 2011 6:00pm PDT
products. >> however in, china, apple's fastest-growing market there is a certain steve jobs wow factor, consumers told us jobs sold them on apple products. >> he says there was a celebrity affect in apple products when steve jobs was ceo. people went to bhiz products for his name, they thought he was brilliant. now another guy becomes ceo. people will look at products in a more objective way. and apple's china stores are at highest-grossing stores in the world what. people think in china as well as the u.s. will help shape its future. >> and governor brown is trying to create jobs in california and today, introduced a plan he says would do just that, through changes in the corporate tax structure this, closes a tax loophole brown says gives incentives to the wrong people, encouraging people to expand outside of california. >> brown wants to increase hiring credit for small companies, provide businesses a tax break, and eliminate back tax loophole. republicans say the prop proseal goes back on a promise to businesses and they're going to fight intent to change the tax law passed
ABC
Jul 28, 2010 6:00pm PDT
you. >> and stay with us the news and pictures of the devastating floods now taking place in china. it's a major disaster left thousands of people trapped in their homes. [ male announcer ] whoa, the new ultimate turkey & bacon avocado. get ready for the ride of your life. wipeout in waves of tender turkey and crispy bacon. gaze upon the rad rainbow of voluminous veggies and cool, sea-green avocado all on freshly baked bread. are you up for the ultimate? ♪ then you've got to try the totally new subway ultimate turkey & bacon avocado. carve one up today. crank up the flavor at subway. >>> a tense confrontation outside jp morgan chase bank. housing activists demanded to deliver a message to chase executives. eem yogs are high after chase cancel aid planned meeting to discuss dayways to stem the foreclosure crisis. >> we're here. we're not moving until change is made. >> that was the message about two dozen wanted to give to jp morgan chase today. demonstrators from the contra costa inner faith supporting organization converged on the homeownership center in oakland. >> we're not as
ABC
Oct 28, 2010 6:00pm PDT
laid off 30,000 people and she shipped our jobs to china and india. i had to pack my bags and i was out the door that night. we even had to train our replacements. she didn't need 5 corporate jets. one hundred million for herself. fiorina never cared about our jobs. not then and not now. i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message. >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >>> a nurse attacked by an inmate this week. the 54-year-old was tacked monday afternoon in an area where new inmates are processed. authorities say he faked a seizure and hit the nurse in the head with a desk lampe. friends say she was a wonderful woman. >> she was kind. she loved her roses and loved, played with orchids and everything. did her job. and did her job well. >> the suspect, a 34-year-old was being booked on a burglary charge at the time. head no previous criminal history. authorities say there were several deputies within 10 feet of the two at the time. the california nurse's association says the death has reenergized their efforts to increase security for nurses in potentially dang
ABC
Nov 16, 2010 6:00pm PST
178-point loss. nasdaq fell also because of an interest rate increase in china. and a new financial crisis in europe. fewer people shopping at walmart. those who are do are spending less. the u.s. revenues have fallen for six quarters now but profits up because of robust sales overseas. carnival cruise lines says the ship that got stranded last week will be out of service for repairs until january so passengers holding tickets will get full refunds plus 25% off a few tour cruise. and chevy volt named car of the year today. it's gm's first electric vehicle. motor trend says it has advanced engineering ever seen in an american car. >> coming up next, assignment 7. a $6 billion plan to put homes on treasure island. >> we hope it's one of the most environmentally sustainable large development projects in the united states. >> but there are some major hurdle that's must be crossed before that can happen. stay with us. the news continues. right now, verizon has the new samsung galaxy tab. at just seven inches, it's the only tablet designed for maximum mobility. and it's android-powered an
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Mar 25, 2011 6:00pm PDT
port of oakland today since the disaster two weeks ago. after china and south korea, japan is the third largest exporter of containorized goods to the united states. things like cars and parts, computer and electronic products z these are the people who move thots thoes goods from the port of oakland. >> i've seen a lot of parts. mainly parts and equipment. machinery. agricultural. >> electricity shortages at plants in japan slowed down production, then, there are damaged roads making goods getting goods from point a to b difficult. drivers know they'll feel impact in a few week autos right now, january, february, march is like that. slow. and this year it's going to be more slow than last year. there is a tsunami. we have to wait for that. >> so some james lincoln is with the school of business. >> apple designs and there is assembly done in china. many of those components are japanese he didn't think the impact will be long lasting. toyota acknowledged it's stopped overtime at 13 plants knowing there will be shortages. >> there is delays in shippings and then longer term we'll h
ABC
Feb 16, 2011 6:00pm PST
china spending their own time learning the language. david louie has the story. >> these students are giving up lunch recess to be members of the china club. they pledged to respect chinese culture to learn and some day to visit the great wall. three of them have been designated ambassadors going to china in april. >> i want to learn about history and hoi they speak. and what they learned in school. >> one of the three is erica. it is linked to a school in the delta. dennis fong's late feather contributed money to build the school. >> these are kids from mexico and china learn english. there are kids in the school in china are learning english too. you know? why don't they come together? >> fong provided the link. most of the students are hispanic. manda rin is the third language. >> dennis says if you can speak three languages you can do business with 95% of the world this, is the wave of the future we're excited our children are at the forefront. >> the members get lessons via language training software. computers let them interact using skype. the fongs the rotary club foundation a
ABC
Oct 26, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. >> there was a solar powered trade war between the united states and china. >> also tonight the recovery of a giant copper church belt stolen last week in annest bay salvage yard. >> conditions will remain high and dry. i am spencer christian. i will have details coming up. >>> do it yourself wills are they good enough? i am michchchchchchchchchchchchchchosososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososo
ABC
Nov 4, 2011 6:00pm PDT
the slow down in sales and a flood of low cost panels coming from china extended losses past a half billion. sun power has a deep pocket partner, a french company ranking among the top and oil and energy companies in the world. paying $1.3 kbrinl for a 60% stake in sun power. its president seeing it as a lock long term dreel deel. >> he plans on solar being a main stream energy resource in 2020, 2030. he's betting on sun power to be top three, if not number one. >> sun power applies for and received a $1.2 billion loan guarantee on the last day of the federal energy program in september. financing a 250 megawatt solar generation project in san luis obispo county called california valley solar ranch. sun power's partner in that project is now the sole owner and holder of the loan guarantee. there is given mounting competition, it needs government help so says executive director of the sanford center for energy, and physical. >> got to continue provide strong research and development funding. second, we ought to fix, not throw away, this important loan guarantee program z third, we ou
ABC
Mar 8, 2012 6:00pm PST
rights to the ipad name in china today threatened measures against vendors and dealers there who try to sell it. stim, stock rose today, and as the "wall street journal" points out, aapple typically goes up after a product announcement, then falls when the product goes on sale. >> there is a apartment building near collapse. and this is after a fire declared an accident. it began in a closet containing two water heaters. flames roared like this for hours, there is nothing to stop them from going to the roof. >> i ran out of the back and there is already flames coming up from the second floor up the stairs so we came out tlau the front. >> this roof collapsed forcing firefighters to battle from outside. >> there is up unsupported where roof structure burned through. so they're leaning. >> nine people in this gutted building are homeless. tenants from six surrounding buildings will be kept out. the owner plans to tear down the rear of the building tomorrow. >> governor brown's plan to let voters decide on a tax measure he couldn't get through legislature is becoming a tough sell. polls sh
ABC
Sep 15, 2011 6:00pm PDT
part of the world. >> and china was not mentioned as a threat, the move as china is claiming dominion over vast areas that the u.s. considers international waters. >> and still ahead, prosecutors putting pressure on banks to ease the foreclosure crisis. >> too big to dale doesn't mean too big to do the right thing. >> a legal settlement and what it might mean to you. >> abandoned mercury mine left a toxic legacy now destine forward a major clean up a work wut out without havingggggt >>> a community group issued a startling report on what the foreclosure price krisis is doing to property values estimating by next year, california real estate will be devalued by $650 billion. san francisco properties worth $6.9 billion less, home values in oakland, hardest hit in the state will drop $12 billion. alliance of californians for community empowerment says when i home goes into foreclosure, value drops 22%. >> so when you have foreclosures people are band oning properties and losing their homes. it brings down property values in that area but helps bring down the representation of th
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Aug 16, 2010 6:00pm PDT
seems few products are made in the u.s. anymore. many labels on things say made in china, vietnam, or mallaisha. but there is a manufacturing come back happening here in the bay area. and abc 7's david louie has the story tonight from sonoma county. 20 years ago, manufacturing in u.s. was in its prime, then competition from china and other countries with far lower wages. workers are now demanding and getting higher pay. the result is a surprising turn around in the bay area. >> there is a more competitive than they are overtea saes now. >> and the new trend allowed his factory to go one to 16 employees. >> rather than a customer reinvesting into having an overseas manufacturer bring parts to life, they're to life in our facility. >> there is a new generation of advanced technology machines making that possible. a single unit can represent an investment of a half million or more, but boosted productivity by lowering costs. >> this largest corporations are sitting on their capitol right now. it's uncertain environment. the small manufacturings don't have that luchlry. they to make the i
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Jul 13, 2013 6:00pm PDT
crash at sfo are now back in china. they were in the u.s. to attend a summer camp when the plane crashed a week ago. this is the photo of them boarding a bus in beijing to take them back their home town. three teens were killed in the plane crash. tonight the victims are being remembered at a special buddhist memorial within sight of the crash site. tomas roman is live. reporter: the parents of the two young women who died in the crash are staying here behind me at the crowne plaza hotel. an organizes of the vigil say they were honored when the parents came and joined them in their prayers. the planes landing in the background at sfo a mile away. the buddhist group held a vigil for those who died or injured when flight 214 crashed last week. sitting together among the more than 100 people gathered were the parents of the two young women who died in the crash. the patients -- parents spoke through a friend. >> according to translator, the parents thanked everyone for their support and prayers. they say they now don't feel so alone here in the u.s. a third passenger died. 17-year-o
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Mar 10, 2011 6:00pm PST
united states and china triggered largest single day drop in the dow jones since august, plunging 228 points to close below 12,000. and nasdaq fell 50 points. and s and p 500 dropped 24 points. and still to come a bay area woman's efforts to get giants playoff tickets. >> my husband says wow, how did that happen? >> michael finney looks into ticket snafu kept her from being part of the >>> as the season dawns for the giants thousands of fans are giddy from the world series victory. >> for one fan, euphoria went cold when she thought she had tickets to a championship game. >> this story will break your heart or... make you very cautious when you go online or maybe both. and what happened when a victory creates hottest tickets in town. you remember excitement, thrilling as the giants inched closer to the world series? >> i was watching the games. the more they won, more excited i got. >> laurie remembers it well. game four. the giants playing phillies for national league title and a tie breaker. this scored a winning run. it's just one victory from the world series. fans going nuts and.
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Jun 21, 2011 6:00pm PDT
become ambassador to china. >> i respect the president of the united states. he and i have a difference of opinion on how to help a country we both love. >> the poll shows huntsman running 10 points behind the president and an analyst says it's not yet a serious candidate. >> the question is does huntsman attract the level of enthusiasm he needs to make it through to brk the nominee? at this point, data does not suggest he can. >> it was policedded by political ads. he enjoys riding motorcycles. the message is certainly obscure. >> i would say at this point he -- huntsman is in a category, if he would get through would be a difficult candidate for obama to face. >> and you can tell the obama administration is taking huntsman's candidacy seriously. the administration issued a statement saying the governor is relying on the same failed economic policies of the bush administration. >> the u.s. senate confirmed former monterey congress man leon pin netta as the next secretary of defense. south carolina republican lindsay gram called him a home grown choice and in a statement he s
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May 23, 2011 6:00pm PDT
the fire wall of chin a. cisco sells the same in china as other countries. >> petco pet store chain is threatening to sue in san francisco. there is a city hall proposal to ban all chain stores from the area. the head of the small business commission said we'll take our chances on that. >> a showdown for at&t and community activist in san francisco. at&t wants to upgrade the equipment but opponents say what they are proposing is blight. here's the story from san francisco. >> at&t said the big boxes represent the most significant upgrade in the 100 year history of the operation in san francisco. telecommunication's giant had a handful in place and wants to install 726 u-verse utility boxes in the city. wooloffer faster internet speed and better telephone service to compete. >> and so why are these people protesting? >> they represent san francisco beautiful. the sierra club and the neighborhood parks' council. >> let's have beauty and not boxes. >> it would congest side wakes and invite graffiti. they want technology installed on private property or under ground. >> you could wake u
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May 17, 2011 6:00pm PDT
and go too fast. >> it is called eco driving. this navigator was made in china. >> there is displays here that basically show the driver how much gas they are consuming and how much carbon in any begin time. there say scorecard. drivers of the same car or a fleet wide rating. >> when it comes to fuel economy it is not just how hard you push on the gas pedal. >> but will a driver armed with real-time information make better decisions? that's what martin and the team of c researchers are trying to figure out. they installed the cars and will study the result. one thing researchers in uc riverside know from their own survey, with or without the navigator. they will drive the strategy if and when the price of gas reaches 40.40 a -- 4.40 a gallon. >> you can see from the reporters it is windy and rainy out there. >> depending on where you are, spencer. >> we have pockets of rain and there are strong gusty winds. the weather is unsettle for -- unsettled for sure. looking in san francisco and across the bay. we have clouds in the sky. it is not raining anywhere but the rain is more widespre
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Mar 16, 2012 6:00pm PDT
contractors in china that assemble products ai. few weeks ago apple ini'd vited abc news inside where they are made. >> i'm just a user not an organizer but reason we do see changes is because apple is starting to see that it's customers are concerned with the practices. >> and analysts are predicting apple will sell a million ipad autos killer app now is streaming video z on this fast at and t network this comes up instantly. 50 everyone is talking about ipad sales, we also forget this is a big day for ipad access riz such as covers and blue tooth wireless speakers. >> and there is storm system moving through ram yidly. >> but hitting us hard. >> in the north bay how, and it's pushing across the bay becoming not only heavier but more wide spread tlchl is a live view from our south beach camera. looking eastward long the bay bridge, you can see there is a dreary view right now. it doesn't appear to be raining heavily in the direction our cameras aimed but take a look at live doppler 7. you can see there is heavy rain across the bay area now. there is north bay, heaviest rain is more w
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Nov 23, 2011 6:00pm PST
sixth day today. manufacturing weakened in china and unemployment claims have gone up, here. the dow fell 236 points. >> in santa cruz police have a tool to fight crime that helps them predict a crime brit happens. >> this is more than a hunch. people good holiday shopping and don't put value yublz out of site. police are using maps to predict where crimes will occur before they happen. >> there is between 16% and 17% reduction. and any type of burglary. >> the program devised by professor algo ridge yimz. maps can show where a break in can occur using data. >> this is about a 2% chance that within this box today there will be one of these crimes which is much higher than any other location. they look like boxes but they're people this, is someone who didn't have a crime occur to them. >> at the start of the watch officers are given maps showing 500 sectors where the probability is highest of a crime. in a typical hour, officers spend 40 minutes handling calls. rest of the hour can focus on crime areas. >> this is what they'll do in 20 minutes to come through these locations when
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Nov 30, 2011 6:00pm PST
american dollars. the u.s. federal reserve and central bank of china were in on the deal. dow jones shot up 490 points on this news. the best showing since august. and bank of america gained 7%. jp morgan chase and citi group did better today. and today's action will make it easier for banks to make loans but does little to shore up the euro, which may have been just day from collapsing. and there are more money matters tonight. we're seeing improvement in the u.s. economy. retail sails sales grew but hiring and real estate remain weak. and safeway plans to take on $1.5 billion in debt. crude oil prices ticked up again today and closed above the $100 a barrel park. and despite misgivings, the billionaire warren buffet bought his hometown paper today. >> president obama pushing for an extension of a federal payroll tax cut and told supporters failure would cost average americans about a thousand dollars and would be a major blow to the economy. he chastised republican who's openosed the bill because it would be paid for by raising taxes on people making more than $1 million a year. >> how
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Dec 12, 2011 6:00pm PST
china i had a difficult time. i couldn't speak english. >> i opened a mexican restaurant july 27th. >> the coe stands for creating economic opportunities for women. guadalupe opened her restaurant in 2006 in union city. today werk met elbia, the owner of la luna cup sakes selling to shops like phil's coffee in berkeley and whole foods. ceo women taught her nuts and bolts of starting a business. >> they spoke business lang wachblgt i learned about business language, what it took to start my bis like many, ceo womens' financial well being eroded and this year lost most of the funding from foundations and corporations this, is what some are being told. >> we're consolidating funding this year, we're not going to fund organization buzz we're going fund issues relating to a geography or a particular social issue or economic issue. >> and this small businesses make the economy and they really help people you know, take the courage to open their business. >> ceo women closes december 21 leaving many without tools necessary to succeed as entrepreneurs. in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> they
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Apr 14, 2011 6:00pm PDT
persistant and flexible. with a little effort she manage to book a trip for her family tho to china. >> we have unbelievable memories and it is golden. >> consumer reports said if you have a few to use up. best deals are newspaper and magazines subscriptions. >> that is good to know. >> we'll be spending them. >> a group of bay area attempting to navigate the stretch from the islands to the golden gate bridge is still in the water tonight. they started the relay at 6:30 and raising money for the wounded warrior project which supports service members and fam faps. the swimmers are approaching the golden gate now but not quite by 7:00 tonight. they don't expect to arrive until eight or nine. they are farther along than that. >> i think the weather is good for a swim. >> we'll check in with christian. >> i am over here. >> yeah, sorry about that. we realized the camera was in our direction. >> right. that is a good thing. >> and here is a time lapse view from the high definition camera showing clouds low level and midlevelev screaming in over the bay. we saw a lot of sunshine today as
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Sep 6, 2011 6:00pm PDT
francisco's china town business leaders gathered to blast the city attorney and mairl candidate herera after pulling support for the project. his campaign office told abc 7 news he wants to deal with the issue in a detailed and thoughtful way. and he'll post his position later this week. supporters maintain it will be good for the sti i pray this stuff happens and the subway becomes a political football for the campaign. because it will kill a community dream. >> the subway project will extend metro service to chinatown n july a grand jury suggested scrapping the project saying it's too costly and further straining muni. supporters claim most money would come from the federal government. >> and just getting started here at 6:00. more still to come, plummeting mortgage rates. we're going to take a look at the rush to refinance, why those rates may be too good to be true. >> also, the devastating path of destruction from wildfires sweeping across texas. >> and fog at the coast. hot inland. we've seen a pattern before and are going to see it again. details in the accu-weather forecast coming up
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Sep 17, 2010 6:00pm PDT
toxic metal from childrens jewelry. a lot of the tainted jewelry come from china. >> that is pretty. >> reporter: kids will be kids. jewelry supposed to accessorize outfits, young ones think they're toys. we found olivia making a meal out of her necklace. >> she's two and a half and puts everything in her mouth. and how do i know this is safe? >> reporter: state senator padly led a charge to ban hazardous levels of lead in children jewelry but the democrat discovered a dirty secret. that the replacement metal isn't safe year it's substituted use of lead for cadmimu which is toxic and a problem to children it ranked seventh on the list of the most-hazardous substances in the environment. it's linked to cancers and developmental problems in young children. >> all we have to do is just hit start. >> reporter: the senator padly allowed parents to test their childrens jewelry with a machine. and the levels were shocking the proposal banned it from samples have a variety of retailers and each component is tested whether latch or the charms. >> this one is purchased at walmart. miley cyrus
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Mar 12, 2012 6:00pm PDT
have this as an every day car. >> coda has been criticized for building parts in china, then assembling them here but the snirt complaining about the 25 jobs they've created here. >> in clois closing let the good times roll. >> jonathan bloom abc 7 news. >> just ahead, development war brewing at lake tahoe. >> ultimatum nevada has given to ca >>> a war between states breaking out in lake tahoe. and nef has given an ultimatum running down the middle of the lake. as you'll see they don't. >> lake tahoe is a beautiful spot in the world but 50 years ago facing threats. ski resorts brought glitz and glamour but development. over 204 motels and 4500 rooms. there are streams and wetlands. half of the wetlands were covered with buildings and a freeway planned to circle the lake. >> there is a proposal in 50s and 60s to have a city as large as san francisco here, at the lake. >> in 1969 president nixon signed an agreement called tahoe compact. california and nevada agreed to caps on development creating tahoe regional planning agency. >> there is nowhere else that has that kind of pro
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Mar 1, 2012 6:00pm PST
get rid of saddam hussien upsetting balance of power now u.s. influence diminishing and china, russia moving in. >> thank you. >> and on to consumer news no, one wants to pay a bill that they just don't owe. that is what happened to one couple until their daughter got in touch with michael finney. >> this is a case of one mistake compounded by another another. everybody so mixed up it took 18 months to unravel. there is joe crosby fills up the pitcher with water. >> i went there alone and there was no water. waits horrible. >> the company had shut off water to the family vacation home in monterey. and this is because of a dispute over the water bill. >> this became the first overcharge. >> $110 for a bill normally toses today $40 so the family complained. and california american water told her parents their home had leaky water pipes. the family then spent $300 to check leak autos they said no. that they're fine. the company gave them a credit. >> that should have been the end of the story. then, later the family saw another huge spike in the bill. $86 in january, 2011, $104 t
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May 3, 2011 6:00pm PDT
then is really important . does china step in. who steps in? >> the raid on the compound and killing of bin laden reignited the debate over water boarding. feinstein saw no evidence that harsh interrogation techniques led to bin laden. >> i know a good deal of how those interrogations were conducted and in my view, nothing justifies the kind of procedures that were used . >> but the republican chair on homeland security said feinstein was wrong. >> information came from colleagues like mohamed after being water boarded relating to the courier and information came . initial information about the cower yir came from cahid sheik mohamed after the water boarding. >> some information about bin laden's courier came from detainees that were water boarded. but it came many months after he was water board information that came out in standard interrogations. senator feinstein said her committee will investigate the event in pakistan and she will not commit to a public hearing. she will get a full briefing. she is scheduled to meet with panetta tomorrow. >> here's what we learned about the rai
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Nov 1, 2010 6:00pm PDT
china and india. i had to pack my bags and i was out the door that night. we even had to train our replacements. she didn't need 5 corporate jets. one hundred million for herself. fiorina never cared about our jobs. not then and not now. i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message. >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >> i a high-stakes california cases go before the supreme court tomorrow. the high court hearing arguments about whether california's law is constitutional. >> there is a kalt law makes it little illegal to sell or rent violent video games to minors. the supreme court is now taking up the case with one side arguing it's a violation of the first amend. others saying games incite children to be violent. this pro growers at santa clara university law school specializes in constitutional law. >> there is a court has to figure outdoes it want to be a nanny for things like video games? and i think the court in prior cases signaled koit not like to be in that position. >> six other states have tried unsuccessfully to ban the sale or rental of violent g
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Oct 18, 2011 6:00pm PDT
strong. >> he cited demand rising 12% in china, 21% in india and 23% in indonesia as reasons why intel is weathering a weak u.s. economy. yahoo reported a slide in earnings this quarter and posted a profit and the reason was a drop in ad sales and revenue. yahoo didn't indicate whether there is any news about a buyer. >> i think they should feel positive. it's a bright spot right now. >> and in case you're wondering the cash on hand is now excess of $81 billion. it does not pay dividends. interyaels cash on hand now close to $15 billion ask will be paying out $1.1 billion in dividends. >> and for that, we'll hear wall stret's reaction since numbers came out. apple down $28 a share, or 6.5%. intel up $1.30 and yahoo up 44 cents. >> a. >> apple may have missed a target but bank of america reported $6 billion in earnings today. and april activity is up 25%. and bank of america and wells fargo leading the way. with that tonight abc 7's vic lee is live where the occupy san francisco movement took complaints to city hall about economic inequality. vic? >> all that have news is more ammunitio
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Nov 25, 2010 6:00pm PST
pressuring china to help restrain north korea. the pentagon is going ahead with plans to join a south korean exercise sis this weekend. >> word tonight from the pentagon that a bay area marine has been killed in afghanistan. a 19-year-old and beyond that they'd say he died while conducting operations. he was part of the first combat engineer battalion based out of camp pendelton. >> thousands of troops sat down to traditional thanksgiving dinners today. this video from defense department shows members of the army's raider brigade enjoying turkey at their base. president obama picked up the phone offering happy thanksgiving wishes to several troops. he called two members from army navy and coast guard before sitting down to a meal with his family at the white house. >> and on this thanksgiving one oakland boy is taking the phase "pay it forward". he's been feeding the hungry ever since today hundreds joined mikey in a park to hand out a special holiday meal to people who need it the most. >> and what this family gave to me, i can't give back to them. i pait it forward giving them what they ne
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Nov 7, 2011 6:00pm PST
to stand up to china and pass a bill to force china to raise the value of its currency. that could mean a million additional jobs. >> this is called occurrencey exchange right oversight reform act telling china raise the value of the currency or united states will slap import duties on chinese goods. george miller sounded in front of a receptive audience. congressman miller toured the plant which is now operating with 700 workers and acknowledged china is eating into u.s. steel. >> because china can dump steel on the market. >> and chinese insist they've raised value of the rur kenzie 30% since 2005. and the congressman miller says it's 30% lower than it ought to be and congress needs to pass a law. >> this is hurting europe and asia and hurting latin america and the united states. and and it's not to stop. >> and the chip yeez able to under bid u.s. manufacturers by $400 kblinl. caltrans took the bid because it's $7 billion, it's the most expensive in the world. and there are fears adding tariffs could result in a trade war. >> the president of the pittsburgh steel plant tells me
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Oct 21, 2011 6:00pm PDT
boost from chinese. the delegation from china is here, participating in a three-day conference. abc 7's david louie is live in santa clara tonight with the story. david? >> cloud computing green technology and finance are key topics. the us us and china compete on many fronts, focus here is on cooperation. the chinese own one trillion in u.s. debt w money continuing to earn with making goods, capitalists have come, seeking new ways to invest. the president of the chinese counsel for international investment. >> he wants to bring in more opportunities and also, want to bring this opportunity from the us to us china. >> and a delegation of 10 mayors are attending this innovation and entrepreneurship forum to see if new partnerships can be formed and showing off cloud computing, and at the same time, they're snapping up american ginseng, paying in was of $100 bills, irsi who operates a business portal created this conference. >> they wanted to create more business opportunities for both china and the u.s.. and there are benefits for both country business. >> the playing field isn't per
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Feb 16, 2012 6:00pm PST
manufacturing going to china. >> a year ago we did layoff a few people. >> but outlook is starting to change. he added 12 employees because a small start up decided to ship manufacturing from china two to the us use just a lot of international customers which has been kind of the bulk of our initial success were saying they wanted usa brand. >> cali bowl is a product preventing accidents like this, a small lip inside of a rim eliminating spills, the design makes it easy to scoop up nuts. the bowls and packaging now pro claim made in the usa. it first outsourced to china because that is what everyone else did. but they had to order large quantities. manufacturing her here, costs have gone up 5% to 10%. >> the quality is much, much better than it was out of china. we're yugsing better materials and kruk. -- construction. everything is much better than what we witd out of china. >> they found ways to trim costs of packaging. the manufacturer found ways to boost product activity and lower costs. >> this is manufacturing over in asia now. problem is that there are four, five people stackin
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Dec 6, 2011 6:00pm PST
called dodge dart after the 1960s vehicle of the same name. >> china is developing a case for a american fast food. one local pizza chain hopes to cash in on the action. amici's confirmed it plans to open a place in shanghai. the owner says china is a growing market that cannot be ignored. pizza started to become popular there in the last 15 years and says customers should not zpokt see many additions to menu autos there will be slight changes based on veilibility of different food but mostly in china, they want authentic western foods. >> several bay area employees including chefs will be heading to china to train new employees there. >> and coming up here next, the stanford graduate donating a kid ni raising the question why is it legal for him to sell it? >>. >> if it's legal people do it for no money, i don't see w [ female announcer ] what's so great about jcpcash? no excsions! with jcpcash, get 10, 15 or $20 off on the spot storewide! unlike other stores, we don't make you come back to save. get up to $20 off with no exclusions! we make christmas affordable. you make it yours. jcpe
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Feb 18, 2012 6:00pm PST
. checks coming to apple's manufacturing plan in china. and biggersen necessarily better. at least that's is what one candymaker is now saying. >> leigh: i'm leigh glaser. we had a weak cold front move through earlier in the day. clouds and mist and drizzle, but we cleared out nicely. the wind is up. construction crews, bay bridge don't want any rain this holiday weekend. they might see a little bit çk >> closed captioning brought to >> closed captioning brought to >> alan: a live look at the golden gate bridge where traffic has been heavy as people try to get to the city because of this weekend's bay bridge closure. here's a look from our emeryville camera on i-80 tonight by berk limp that is looking pretty ugly on the westbound traffic. eastbound, she's well. even worse further up when you hit 58 0. >> whitney houston was remembered in a funeral featuring friends, family, music, and tears. ♪ >> alan: alicia keyes and stevie wonder performed. and kevin coaster coster in spoe over her need tober reassured. >> escort by an army of angels to your heavenly father. and when you sing
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Feb 17, 2012 6:00pm PST
movement banned in china and independence of tibet, controlled by china. >> and a he can yaid after a violent confrontation with a burglar a peninsula lawmaker met face-to-face with the man who tried to rob him. this is a first time he had seen the man, he was high on meth when he broke into hill's garage. hill managed to subdue the 18-year-old, a decade later harvin requested to meet with hill as part of his rehabilitation. >> it's not like i forgot what he did to jerry, his family and house, it seemed to large that i had never thought of how would i approach this? >> we both had a bad day that day. and this. that was then this, is now. >> the assemblyman says he looks forward to supporting him during rehabilitation. >> touching. >> and let's talk about the weather forecast. the weekend is here. and this is shaping up to be a nice one. >> it is. there is a couple systems bringing us a little bit of rainfall. there is a live look towards western sky. there is a bit of a glow there. there is a clouds gathering as you can see. there is live doppler 7 hd. there is a little bit of rain de
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Jun 1, 2011 6:00pm PDT
a squad car. hacker in china broke in the google g-male account . google believes that hackers tricked people in sharing the passwords in phishing scams. the attacks are not believed to be tied to a assault originating from china in the past few years. >> and democrats and republicans are fighting over whether recipients should be frint - fingerprinted. >> california is one of three states that requires foot stamp applicants to be fingerprinted. advocates for the poor cite the fingerprinting process as one of the major reasons that the state has the lowest foot stamp program in the country. some didn't like to give the fingerprints. >> it is hard to go anywhere knowing that you are getting fingerprinted and different things of that nature. it is uncomfortable. >> more people are joining the food stamp program. they have a proposal to remove the fingerprint requirement. with more participation millions more in federal matching dollars come in the state. >> by increasing participation. they serve as a massive economic stimulus program for california. >> they say that fingerprinti
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Jan 14, 2011 6:00pm PST
agreement. >> this is he says it will kill u.s. manufacturing jobs and growing jobs in china the deal allows up to 65% of the products to be soresed from china. >> there is a back door to ship more goods from the united states. on his trip, president obama said would it create jobs at home. >> this is a job threat. with everyone million, 5,000 jobs are supporters at home. >> it calls for sourk to cut tariffs in half, 8% down to 4. and eliminate knit five years. this u.s. tariff would remain at two and a half percent until the fifth year. u.s. international trade commission increasing exports gfs by $10 billion n keer rea, protests rocked the capitol and says the deal would put profits ahead standards for labor and wages. there is a specialist says it will benefit. >> this is looking for american engineers highering here, too. >> he says the u.s. is well known for software and core regrarks hardware like televisions and cell phones and he says the agreement will increase business for both. the president plans to call for ratification of the agreement when he delivers his state of
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Mar 27, 2012 6:00pm PDT
china's forced repatriation of north korea. the chinese officials have long considered north koreans in china to be ill lem immigrants not protected by international law. >> many are holding out hope for a reunification. 90 minutes ago the president arrived from a trip to the south korean capitol of seoul. tonight we take a look at tension that's still exist after 60 years and this is tensioned witnesses on a recent visit to the zone. >> at this time we're being monitored so do not point wave or gesture. >> that is a stern warning we got when visiting where tensions run high 24 hours per day. our guide was a young soldier from sacramento. there is a stark reminder of three years of war and remembered it all too well. >> this is forces supported by russian and chinese invaded us. and that started the korean war. >> now, it divides his people. >> this is heavily mind by both forces. >> and they hoarded us into the room where negotiation was the north take place. half of the rooms in the south, half in north korea. >> they're standing in a modified position, locked and ready. >> there i
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Mar 21, 2012 6:00pm PDT
that tomorrow afternoon. before she heads back out to china. >> thank you very much. you look live there. it's an enormous vessel. and first grader in san jose got to meet kyle bush today. in fact he got to spend a day with him, taking him to school for show and tell. there is a wish come true story. kyle bush at williams elementary school today to fulfill a wish. first grader and possibly biggest fan. >> yes, yes sir. >> aj hasn't always loved nascar races but turned on after going to a giants game. one of the race cars was at the park his dad said that is when the love affair began. >> we're there early. i put him signed of the car. >> aj and his dad entered a competition. they uploaded a picture of aj in the car, added the sponsor and some racing flames and a checkered flag. they competed and won. the prize? spend the day with your favorite nascar driver, a no brainer for aj. >> he's got the whole day. he wanted to share this with his kids. i thought man. they must love school. school is cool. >> of course there is a possibility aj will be a nascar driver himself. there is no pr
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Jun 28, 2011 6:00pm PDT
know the truth. >> and san francisco china town is also home by what some call the most unpleasant bus ride in the city. today-to-date muni approving a $233 million contract to dig a subway tunnel under china town. and why mun eye is willing to spend that kind of money. >> do you think this is crowded?. >> pushing and shoving. i don't like it. >> down towards your back. going to get on through the back door. >> it's almost like sardines. >> and also... also. >> this is the typical ride on one of the buses ferry people in china town. standing shoulder to shoulder riders hold on tight live as riders inches down the street. saying the problem is getting worse everywhere. >> and you don't want in 30 years from now to be in a city where you can't move. >> digging a tunnel underneath the street will be the longest part of an eight-year $1.6 billion project designed to relieve congestion here everyone agrees it's a problem not everyone thinks a subway is the best solution. >> this is a boondoggel waste wfl rather small benefits for the amount of money invested. >> critic frtz group save muni
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May 4, 2011 6:00pm PDT
our culture to have fresh meat. >> those who want live poultry can go to china town. >> all right. we'll give you another look at the weather. warm in the bay area. >> it was a gorgeous day. check this out. china beach and looking at the golden gate . this is submitted by youtube. thank you for the awesome shot and how they thinks are going to shape up. it will be mild . noon 70s mid-80s and late afternoon temperatures in the mid-to upper 80s around 90 once again today . senday forecast and a scizzlingg warm day . by sunday, mother's day we'll look at the coolest day with the clows thickening and maybe an overnight chance of rain into monday morning. we want to take you back out to a fire burning in san francisco. firefighters having a tough time getting a handle on this. >> it is raging and there have been several injuries. leslie update us if you would. >> they have lost control in the last five minutes . we went from smoke as they douced it and pulling the plug on it and spread to one or two adjacent buildings and they are let go right now. we can show you video. all of the smo
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Nov 21, 2011 6:00pm PST
it dmot compete with solar makers in china. and they can get a tax credit to help pay for health insurance, money to cover costs of looking for a new job and up to two and a half years of unemployment. and that adds up to roughly $13,000. the company whose government loan guarantee now under investigation by congress and the fbi. >> and as thanksgiving approaches demand to feed hung very growing. in the south bay, food boxes are packed with something new. fresh produce. between now and wednesday, 4,000 boxes will be contributed. an increase of 14%. >> there are more seniors and folks that are struggling under homelessness and a lot more of those folks that are being affected in this economy. >> and there is a turkey or chicken comes with the box and there is something different, fresh produce. it's part of a campaign to promote healthier eating. maria noticed immediately. >> broccoli, onions, eggs, turkey. tortilla. >> healthy eat something. >> yes. very healthy. >> they trained 100 families to learn how to cultivate organic gardens. studies indicate low income families often ski
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