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i am david shuster on behalf of all of us at "power politics," thanks for watching. >> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm richelle carey, and here are the top stories - diagnosed with ebola. a health care worker in dallas is being treated with the disease after caring for ebola victim thomas eric duncan. this latest diagnosis raising concerns about the protocols used to deal with the outbreak it seems i.s.i.l. is on the edge of victory in battles in syria and iraq two months after michael brown was killed by a police officer, protesters in st louis
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continue to demand justice. experts said it could happen, and now it has - a dallas health care worker has become the first person to become infected with the ebola virus in the u.s. the worker part of a team that cared for thomas eric duncan at the presbytarian hospital in texas. she has shown mild symptoms. health officials warned of more case, tom freeden said the news out of dallas doesn't mean the virus is out of control. >> our thoughts are with the health care worker who is providing care and appears to become infected to the person concerned, in the case of that care.
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it doesn't change the bottom line that we know how to break the chain of drans in addition. -- transmission. >> three west african countries have not been able to break the chain of transmission. 4,000 have been infected in given -- given, sierra leone, and -- guinea, sierra leone, and liberia. heidi zhou-castro has more details on this case. >> the newest development. the c.d.c. confirmed that the independent health care worker indeed carries the ebola virus the news hitting a few minutes ago. this worker has been treated inside a 24-bed wing of the intensive care unit of the hospital. this is the same area where less than a week ago she was the caretaker for thomas eric duncan, the first person to be diagnosed and die of ebola in the united states. the hospital says that this
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worker who we are not naming out of respect for her family's wishes had extensive contact with duncan. >> translation: texas health presbytarian said the workers test results came in late saturday night. >> last saturday evening a preliminary blood test from a caregiver the texas presbytarian dallas proved positive for ebola. >> reporter: the worker cared for dunk, the man who died. the worker wore full protective gear. >> the individual as following full c.d.c. process, barrier and droplet - gown, mask, shield. >> we don't know what occurred in the care of the original patient in dallas. at some point there was a breach in protocol. that breach in protocol resulted in this infection. >> reporter: an investigator
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interviewed the worker, who is unaware of how she may have contracted the virus. that means others may be exposed, but not know it. >> unfortunately, it is possible in the coming days that we'll see additional cases of ebola. this is because the health care workers who cared for this individual may have had a breach. >> the c.d.c. is evaluating other workers that treated duncan, in addition to the 48 people previously identified as duncan's contacts. so far those individuals have not shown symptoms. >> you cannot contract ebola other than from the bodily fluids of a symptomatic ebola victim. you cannot contract ebola by walking by people in the street, or by being around contacts who are not symptomatic. there's nothing about the case that changes the premise of
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science. >> has mat teams are decontaminating the apartment where the worker lives. she had been self-monitoring and discovered a low-grade fever on friday. >> the caregiver notified the hospital of imminent arrival and was admitted to the hospital's u.s.lation room. the -- isolation room. the entire process from the self monitoring to the administration intoestlation took 20 minutes. a close contact of the health worker is in isolation, and the worker's car has been cordoned off. ambulances have been instructed to stop bringing patients to the emergency room until further notice. >> we'll undertake a complete investigation of how this may have occurred. that is important to understand it better and intervene to prevent this happening in the future. >> reporter: the c.d.c.'s tom
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freedom said the agency is developing information that includes more training for the hospital workers, and keeps the numbers responding to ebola at a minimum, and limiting medical procedures to the essential ones. they are looking at the equipment that workers used to protect themselves and recommend for each case there's one health care worker whose full-time job is to make sure etch everyone is following -- sure everyone is following protocol. there was a call for president obama, whose advisors pushed for an expeditious investigation as to what happened in dallas, and the need to ensure hospital preparedness. >> heidi zhou-castro, live from dallas, thank you other officials in the u.s. are trying to press the idea that the public should not be alarmed. here is what a doctor from the national institute of allergies
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and diseases said. >> as tragic as it is. she would be, she was on voluntary infection. she did what she immediately was supposed to do. in this troublesome information, the system is working. >> the case in dallas highlights concerns as to how well we will deal with an outbreak, and how the country will deal with another crisis or epidemic. >> emdemics are part of the history. two of the deadliest struck in the 20th century. the spanish flu killed 15 million worldwide. more american soldiers died from the flu than killed in conflict. the spread of measles among children killed one of three or four until the do. of a vaccine. today, the appearance of ebola
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in texas is raising questions about endemics and containment. >> ebola is scary because of the severity of illness it causes. at the same time we are stopping it in its tracks. the c.d.c. has protocols in place. it's essential to diagnose new cases and important to have the means to distribute supplies, medicines and vaccines. >> it is important to quarantine the sick. >> the focus raises a bigger question - how prepared is the u.s. when it comes to fighting endemics. the c.d.c. raised a red flag with a report warning of reduced financial resources. the losses make it diff for state and local health departments to expand the preparedness capabilities. congressional funding for preparedness shrunk by one billion since the height of
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funding during the 2001 anthrax attacks. state and local health departments cut nearly 50,000 jobs since the 2008 financial crisis. the entero virus sent children across the country to hospitals. the c.d.c. confirmed more than 500 cases of the dangerous d68 ent strain -- entero virus strain. the man that discovered ebola in the 1970, dr peter piot said the biggest infectious disease threat to americans is the flu. each year 200,000 americans are sent to the hospital, and 50,000 have died because of complications from it the c.d.c. set up a training center to teach health worker to handle ebola patients. we talk to workers at a hospital
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to see how prepared they are >> reporter: for months the c.d.c. have been sending flow charts outlining ebola symptoms to 5,000 hospitals. >> are you guys prepared for an ebola patients in your hospital? >> absolutely. >> the grady hospital is a few miles from the busiest airport in the world. one just a handful. >> reporter: this doctor says the hospital has been prepping for an ebola-infected patient since august, updating medical records, so communication between staff is spot on. the hospital fully expect someone with symptoms to walk through the doors at any moment. >> we ask if they have symptoms concerning for ebola. regardless, we'll put a mask on them and move them to an isolation room. >> reporter: the screening process at atlanta's grady
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hospital has intensified since thomas grady was sent home after a first visit to the dallas hospital, exposing gaps in the communication process there. >> we don't know enough about how the infection can be treated, number one, and how best it can be supported. i don't think that there's anything that could be said about an earlier intervention that might have made the difference. >> when people hear a patient went to the hospital in dallas, and they knew he was from liberia, and turns out he was infected, it's hard not to panic. >> it's true. that's where it lies on the hospitals and the emergency department to have things ready. the ebola response goes beyond the confines of emergency rooms. first responders in the feel are a key component in communications. >> triage operators are awesome, trained in the right questions
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to ask, so they can alert the crews, paramedics and e m.s. crews. >> the c.d.c. conducted training for health workers. but this may be expanded for doctors and nurses and small health care systems with less coordination in the coming months. joining us now is dr lee norman, the chief medical officer at kansas. we appreciate your time. you predicted that the first case of ebola would reach the u.s. by the end of september. it has. what do you think went wrong? >> i don't know that anything went wrong so much except there's so much activity, people coming to the united states from west africa. it was bound to happen given the amount. ebola over there, it's not
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surprising to see it here. >> what are the common mistakes that happen in the process to prevent ebola spreading. where does it usually go wrong? >> well, there's a million details, and i have confidence in what the c.d.c. is telling us about how to prevent it, the mode of transmission, et cetera, but the personal protective equipment and all the details of providing care to people requires that you have it almost perfect at every junk tur. that's why we talked about having spotters, short shifts where people don't well fatigued is critical. there's a lot of details at every junk tur in taking care of a -- juncture in taking care of a patient with this illness. >> is bottom line that americans don't have the experience to use this equipment even though they haven't been trained on it.
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>> i think we have good experience with the equipment. the stakes have never been so high with anything as infectious, with no treatment options. the fact is that we know how to use it, but kent have slippage in -- cannot have slippage in processes or procedures. it has to be perfect. >> what is the effect on a hospital that treats an ebola patient. what might the texas health presbytarian be going through. sometimes in a situation like this, might there be patients that don't want to be in the hospital, even if the fear may not be rational? >> yes, i think it is unfortunate because, you know, hospitals have to keep the doors open, we like a continuous flow. we like to provide services to people, and we have to make ends meet financially. i worry about what is to a hospital like that a disaster. in the sense that when patients don't come in the door, when ambulances are diverted, whether
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it's right or wrong, they'll have a hard time filling the beds and doing what they need to do to be successful. i am sure there'll be creative work done at the state and federal level. i worry, but some of the fear is irrational. it's a bad disease, and who is to criticise people that don't want to be in harm's way. >> you can understand why people don't want to feel the way they do. >> thank you dr. thank you for your time. >> okay. you're welcome health care workers in liberia at the front lines of the ebola outbreak are threatening to go on strike. doctors and nurses are demanding higher pay and better insurances. they say they are receiving little risks for treating the patients. many are worried if there's a strike, patients will leave the hospitals before being cured, go into the community and infect
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the community a nurse in spain appears to be improving. she was able to sit up on saturday without help. >> reporter: from outside the carlos the ii i hospital there has been brief glimpses of an ongoing effort to save teresa romero, in isolation on the sixth floor of the building. her life hangs in the balance. but a week since she was confirmed with the virus, she is the only positive case of the disease here so far. >> responsibility for tackling the ebola alert has been taken away from the spanish health minister and handed to the deputy prime minister. an ebola commission will meet daily. >> at airports in the united states and britain, tighter monitoring has been introduced, targetting travellers arriving from the ebola-affected countries. asking passengers whether they feel unwell will be of limited
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effectiveness. >> you say "yes, i have a never", knowing they won't let you on the plane - will you say you have. >> reporter: the u.s. is warning against travel bans. >> recent cases shows that this is a global crisis much the answer is not to close borders or impose bans. such measures will isolate the countries, not the disease. >> we need international solidarity. >> little is known about the dangers. it seems good fortune prevented the disease spreading beyond the infection of the auxiliary nurse teresa romero. others know that luck alone will not be sufficient protection. controlling the spread of ebola comes down to the numbers. experts say the virus will not be under control until each
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person infected infects fewer than one other person. jacob ward explains how efforts are under way. the w.h.o. reported three numbers, 70, 70 and 60. to control the epidemic 70% of burials need to be conducted safely, no one should be infect while preparing the dead or touch them. 70% of people need to be in treatment in 60 days. at the moment only 18% are in treatment, we are nowhere near where we need to be. we need 10,000 and 15,000 people in treatment right now. if we don't do anything, in one month that number will go up to between 45,000 and 50,000 people. in two months it will become more than 100,000 people. jacob ward reporting there coming up on al jazeera america, more protests planned
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as part of the weekend of resistance in ferguson, missouri. and st. louis, missouri. we'll talk to demonstrators. i.s.i.l. is closing in on baghdad. how closer they to taking over the capital of iraq. he has not been seen in a month. now the u.s. national security advisor is weighing in on kim jong un, and whether a power change may be brewing in north korea.
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now to the fight against i.s.i.l., there has been a shift in the fight for the syrian town of kobane. coalition air strikes are helping and have been able to fend off chances. i.s.i.l. appears to have a shortage of fighters. they are sending in reinforcements. we have more. >> reporter: the message we are getting from inside kobane, from the y.p.g., kurdish fighters is one of optimism. they say coalition air strikes appear to be helping, they made headway pushing i.s.i.l. back they are on the attack rather
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than an extensive stands. this is something we heard. he was positive, he said once sick, he'll go back in, and they can achieve that. when you do speak to some here, the kurds are watching all this fold out, thinking that international health has come too late. many have fled, living under difficult conditions and many want to come back into kobane, and turkey is not allowing them to do that. there's a lot of frustration as they sit and watch the battle for kobane pay out stefanie dekker turkey agreed with the u.s. to train 4,000 syrian opposition fighters - at least that many. turkish intelligence will vet the fighters to train in groups of 400. in iraq, the fight is
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intensifying. the u.s. called in apache helicopters to help iraqi forces near baghdad airport. general dempsey said i.s.i.l. was 15 miles from the airport, and about to overrun iraqi soldiers. iraqi officials requested help from international partners. there has been more suicide attacks in iraq. a triple suicide coming killed 58 people, and a roadside bomb killed the police chief of anbar. imran khan has the latest. >> hospital staff are stretched as they try to deal with the aftermath of three suicide attacks. the bombers struck the government compound. this was a facility with kurdish peshawar soldiers, and members of the political party. it's further evidence of how bloody the battle against i.s.i.l. is, not just in diyala, but to cross iraq.
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in the capital baghdad, more tears for more killed as a result of violence on saturday. >> this is the neighbourhood. in the early evening two car bombs ripped through the marketplace. those in the vicinity didn't stand a chance. 38 were killed. 58 injured. >> a car bomb exploded at the checkpoint, killing and wounding several people. my son was injured and is now in hospital. this is the vehicle damaged in the attack. >> residents look at what is left. twisted mettle and burnt out vehicles prove how powerful the bombs were. baghdad faced daily bombings. the community is decisive. >> no one claimed responsibility for the attacks, but people are worried about what the future may held. the head of the provincial
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council in anbar said there needs to be boots on the ground. he didn't say whether it should be n.a.t.o. peace keeping forces or american boots, but that is the only way to defeat i.s.i.l. coalition air strikes are not working. that is a view we are hearing from sunni law majorers there there needs to be boots on the ground, air strikes are not enough we are joined by mikey k, a retired officer of the air force. we appreciate your time. i.s.i.l. has pretty of taken over anbar province. should we assume parts of baghdad is next? is that possible? >> i don't think we should, but there are problems when it comes to coordination. i'll stay away from the political. my view is military activity needs to be fused with a
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political plan. let's maintain the military bit. if you look at iraq, you have the peshawar, the yazidi, and a host of coalition air forces engaged in strikes. you have the,brits, dutch, french. all requires coordination. airpower is ineffective unless you have coordination. it requires communication, ground forces to be on the same frequency. we alone, the west, the coalition had problems. it's called battle space deconstruction. it calls for guys and girls on the ground to designate moving targets. if you have an infrastructure, that's all very good, you can take it out. when it comes to urban warfare, you have to have someone that is a reliable source that can designate the positions on to
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the target who should do that? is the iraqi army the weighing lin link. -- weak link. >> mistakes were made in thinking you could go in and whip out the infrastructure -- wipe out the infrastructure and train them to do something. that's the first mistake. you need a reliable source, someone with a radio, that understands the procedures used for close air support and that can it'sing nate the targets. it would be done by j.t. ac or special forces. it wouldn't surprise me. i know there are special forces units operating. >> you talk a lot about what needs to happen on the ground as opposed to air strikes. at some pint in time do you think it will be necessary for the united states to put boots on the ground to make this work.
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>> i don't think the u.s. should be looking at that. what we need to do is harness an indigenous hard fighting forces there. that is the kurds. what we need to do, when we talk about arming rebels - whether it's syria, the free syrian army, jabal alnews ra... >> the moderate rebels. >> exactly. when it comes to the kurds, that is the best example of an organization that wants self rule but is not aligned to islamist ideals and could fuse with a political party to take the country to the future. that will require reconciliation to the kurds. the kurds in turkey, the p.k.k. have been at odds with the kurdistan regional government in iraq. there needs to be reconciliation and with the pyd. that will need to occur. >> those things take time. >> of course they do.
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you can't tix something in a month that has taken three months to break. >> i can't let you leave without asking you about kobane. do you think it's a matter of time before kobane falls. what should turkey do about that? >> it goes back to identifying what the solution is. this needs a political plan. there needs to be reconciliation between the syrian and the turkey kurds and the kurdistan regional government. turkey needs to reconcile with the pk kx. we need to take the threat seriously and pull apart the disimpss with the p.k.k. and understand -- differences with the p.k.k. and understand the threat, which at the moment is i.s.i.s. kobane is a strategic key. >> if kobane falls, that's a horrible sign for what may be to come. >> kobane is strategic.
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it's the in flow of fighters into syria, i.s.i.l. financially it supports oil are that way because it is strat edgic. if you take the kurds out of the equation, who is the best chance of fighting i.s.i.s. >> thank you for your expertise on this. >> the trial against former president mohamed mursi has been adjourned once more. his supporters are creating chaos on the streets. university students are back to school and protesting in a coup that ousted mohamed mursi. mursi and others were imprisoned on charges like espionage and inciting protesters. october 12th is 288 days since three al jazeera journalists have been imprisoned in egypt. peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed were falsely accused of aiding the outlawed muslim brotherhood, and are appealing their conviction.
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baher mohamed received an additional three years to the seven received by the other two, for having a bullet picked up at a protest it's been more than a month since kim jong un has been seen in public. it has fuelled speculation about his health and whether he's in charge. national security advisors tole "meet the press", that the white house is monitoring the situation. >> we have not seen indications of a transfer of power in north korea that we view as definitive. we'll watch it carefully. >> north korean state tv kids kim was not present at a political anniversary. the last confirmed appearance was september 3rdrd. next on al jazeera america, a new round of clashes between police and protesters in hong kong overnight in the u.s., police get into confrontations. the latest on a weekend of resistance when we come back.
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it's the third day of resistance marches in missouri, protesting the shooting death of two black teenagers by police. yesterday thousands demonstrated largely peacefully in ferguson and st louis. ashar quraishi joins us from st louis. we are in day three of a weekend of protests, weekend of resistance, that is. how is it looking right now? >> as you mentioned, yes, that is what is happening. we are painful west of downtown st louis. hundreds gathered to listen to music. rallies, marriages and protests
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began. protests were peaceful. they have a lot of people coming, speaking to the crowds about what happened in ferguson, missouri, and the fatal shooting of michael brown in august. until last night things were peaceful. marchers that went from ferguson to st louis descended on a quick-trip gas station where they faced off with st louis metropolitan police. they began to pound the batons on the ground, telling protesters that they needed to move away and eventually a scuffle erupted. there were police officers that had the batons, and were using them and pepper spray. we understand 17 people were arrested late last night. no injuries, damage to property was reported. and you've been talking about st louis, what happened in
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ferguson as well. >> the protesters started in ferguson. after the march in downtown st louis, during the day they announced they'd be marching on canfield avenue, where connor brown was shot and killed. they marched along canfield. there were blockades there. they did not run into the police in intense ways that we saw. a peaceful day in ferguson altogether. >> ashar quraishi reporting live. >> tensions are escalating between protesters and hong kong. police broke into a car to arrest someone who tried to drive through the crowd. and they head several arrests. tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters
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occupied parts of the city. we have more from mongkok. >> not the numbers we have seen at the height of the protest, but here in mongkok there has been many scuffles. these have been a daily thing that is going on, including earlier when the blue ribbon anti-protesters, as they call themselves, tried to come and break things up here. i'm not sure if you can see in my shot, there's more police, tighter security, that has been a flash point of a lot of confrontations between the locals and protesters. regardless of what the chief executive said, and the locals are saying as far as inconveniencing their lifestyles and daily lives of going to work and their daily functions, the protesters stated that they are going to remain here and the polls are closed in
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bolivia. resident cast their ballots in the presidential election. over 6 million registered to vote. evo morales is expected to win a third term. if he succeeds he'll be the longest serving president. we go to bolivia, in la paz. when are we expected to cabinet the results? -- to get the results? >> hello, i'm in front of the presidential palace, and the legislative assembly. bolivians are taking the day off, playing with the pigeons, waiting for the results, which we should have in 5-5.5 hours from now is evo morales - if he wins, which seems likely, what will that mean moving forward for the country? >> that's a good question, there are not answers to all of them. in terms of policies they are expected to tackle pressing
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issues, health and education the highest. he reduced poverty by 25%, extreme poverty by 43%, he's nationalized the gas. the economy is the best. he has other issues. >> all right. live in bolivia, thank you in brazil, the run-off presidential election is shaping up to be a close race. polls suggest that statistically it is tied about the incumbent, dilma rousseff. environmentalist maria silva has endorsed aecio neves, and will place third in the first round of votes. in an open level to the country she pledged to fight for the land of indigenous people and the environment polls closed in bosnia. vote voters choosing between 500
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officials and a 3-member state parliament. it is a poor country with unemployment at around 44%. the election commissioner said voter tonne out is higher, and preliminary results expected on monday. world leaders gather in cairo to discuss the rebuilding of gaza. we tell you how much u.s. aid may be involved. a new report reveals the state of california has given more than $2 billion in contracts and how new bicycles in africa is having an impact on a group of students.
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the economy may be sluggish, but things are looking up for
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shareholders, using profits to buy back stock, boosting shareholder value. what is good in the short term may be problematic for comprehension growth in the long term. >> reporter: many of americas largest companies have been on a binge, spending $914 billion this year alone to issue dividends and buy back shares of the company. that includes apple. imm, pfizer, exxon, together buying back more than $86 billion of stock in their own companies. companies with the biggest buy back programs spread the value of stock price and outperformed the broader market by 20% since mid-2008. it's a trend that's been on the incline for the most part since the end of the financial crisis. analysts think companies are on track to out perform the market
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by 25% in 2013. >> companies are doing more bye backs. because they can and they are pushed to by outside investors. when they do the buy-back, they reduce the number of shares that use for earns per share. that goes up. the price to earnings per share goes down, took look attractive and investors like that. cit -- critics say some of the money should be used for buy back. big companies have been spending less. companies spend 40% of cash for capital expenditures. the critics warn that companies that cut expenditures can affect
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future growth. >> the more earnings are created through account reduction as compared to increasing sales and earnings. company. >> many wonder how long companies can buy back their own shares at record levels before shareholders question how companies intend to groe for the future. >> that was "real money"'s jen rogers reporting. california's health exchange is called for oversight. an investigation found california has awarded no big contract word more than $180,000. some deals going to companies with ties to the agency, peter lee. cover california was able to use contracts to meet affordable health deadlines. the agency sis it will rely less on contractors in the future palestinians asked for $4
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billion following a conflict with israel. secretary of state john kerry spoke after they reached the agreement. >> more than 50 countries and organizations came from near and far, united in our determination not only to rebuild gaza, but to chart a different course for the future. >> kerry noted that the international community needs to help resolve the underlying conflict that led to the war. for american teens, age 18 is when they make decisions. in israel one is made for hem. they face compulsory military service. we speak to two teenagers that have taken different paths. >> reporter: this girl packs her bags. >> this is the uniform outside
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of because. >> to the toiletries and clothes. >> you need a lot of undershirt. >> and a prayer book. >> i lo to prayer. >> her dog tags. >> weird seeing my name on it, very grown up. >> she fulfils the expectations shared by hundreds of thousands of israeli 18-year-old. >> i'm going in with a lot of my friend. we'll be in it together. >> what do you pack to go to gaol? >> when this 18-year-old prepares his bags... >> you have no clothes. >> they give me a uniform. >> toiletries. >> that also. >> bulldogs and a towel. he packs for protest. what gives you comfort. >> the telephone that they have every day. >> reporter: everiable jewish israeli 18-year-old other than the ultra religious must complete military service. three-quarters of men and women
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serve. dara will train a generation that follows her. >> you feel like it's the right thing, what i'm supposed to do. >> the military fills the society. soldiers working openly. joining the military is a rite of passage, even if it means going to war. the soldier's unit helps to open korean and society's doors. >> it's a way of going about it. it's embarrassing. >> people say that they want to kill me, they don't have the right to live here. >> this boy refused to serve. he was imprisoned. he shot this video before saying no. he disagrees with israel's wars and occupation. >> israel doesn't need to occupy. and when you occupy you can't be surprised they come you. no one say okay, i'll be in
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prisoned. gaza is the biggest prison in the world. >> reporter: his friends support him. has brother fought, father and grandfather. he believes young israelis are indoctrinated. >> school, education brainwash. >> reporter: there are people that refuse to serve. what do you feel about those people? >> on a personal level i understand it. on a national level, i think it's a disgraus. i think it's absolutely the most selfish thing you could do. >> for-daara, service is religious and national thing. >> so many have been killed, so many. it's crazy. no one, an 18-year-old - no one my age in the world nose death as much as -- knows death as much as me and fellow friends a decision about war and peace that each 18-year-old must
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make as soon as they finish high school. and for more on the challenges facing challenges cross the u.s. tune in to "edge of 18," airing together a new initiative to getting africans to stay in school. the classes is not the hard part, getting to them is. this story from orange farm. >> reporter: it's the third time this week the boy is late for school. his mother cannot afford public transport. he walks 5km every day. >> i'm staying far, far away. i cull mipate in the goal. when i stay far like that, i'm not catching up the time. >> the 19-year-old south african is writing exams. he is worried coming late and missing lessons could make him
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fail. >> most of them become irritable. they don't concentrated for the better part of the lesson. and therefore it affects others. so it's important when they come in, they get education on time. >> today there's good news. the brand new bicycles could help to improve attendance and punctuality. a 2-hour walk could be cut to a 30 minute ride. >> there are 12 million of school-going children that walk to school. 500,000 of them walk longer hours than four hours from school. over a period of two years, we'll monitor the academic performance, punctuality, tannedance to see if we can get a shift in a practical way. the shift happening on the
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ground many more bicycles are needed across south africa. >> there's not enough bicycles. priority will be given to those that live further away. simply now they hope the final year in high school will be a smooth ride. he heads home, promising to be on time for school to now on one of popular sports but is on the brink of shutting down. why the basketball league is facing financial troubles. that's when we come back.
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culture and national beauty and is becoming app iconic event in australia. today is the opening day of the professional basketball season in greece. it's a popular sport. it pushed some to the brink of shutting down. we have the story from athens. >> this man was something of a prodigy, dropping out of an economics degree to play basketball. and spent four years on the national team. he decided to play out remaining teams. an iconic team relegated two years ago. the salary is modest. but he wants to catch iac on the rebound. >> it is a big club. it's great for my career to play here and help the team come back. it's a great club. the first team. >> iac was nearly sync by
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embezzlement and debt. they didn't pay tax or publishing balance sheets for the first first seven or eight years. >> that can't happen. someone stole money from the club. big contracts were not paid as well. that is something that somebody accidentally does. >> when the team is rely kated they had debts of 2 million. it spent three millions representing the gymnasium in athens. >> it was able to stay alive because it ipp cityingated itself from death. it represented itself as a new company. it's moving to new facilities behind me. >> iabbing was the first team taking the championships.
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enabling it to hire top talent. a third of the pre-crisis turn over. it is determined not to run up debts again. >> we want to make bigger budgets and do bigger transfers. we'll stay as we are and do step by step if we cap go further, it will be okay. >> it's a better fate than extinction. >> heart-stopping moments for players on a flight. they had to make an emergency landing on north carolina. this was the scene. passengers had to strap on the oxygen masks after a pressure issue. the second plane had a hydraulic problem. both landed safely. people may have been scared colombus day, a national holiday that started in the
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1930s has been celebrated the second monday of october. more are breaking from that tradition this year. we'll look at why that is in "the week ahead". coming up at 8:30pm eastern, 5:30 pacific. i'm meteorologist dave warren. i'm watching a few tropical systems. this is hudhud impacting the eastern shore of india, and a powerful storm, category 4 hurricane. this is the latest image coming in before the sight went down. here is the eye of the storm. that's where the intense wind is. to the right is a powerful storm. >> not nearly as intense, this is a tropical storm, moving over. to the north, and it will maintain its intensity as a tropical storm, impacting
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mainland japan as it turns to the north and contracts over land. big flooding. the last system brought a lot of flooding. temperatures off to a cold start because high pressure controls the weather across the east. that is about to change. as the high moves out an intense area of low pressure develops. this will pull up the form air. so temperatures going back up this week. the threat for severe forms on tuesday and wednesday to the south and east of that area of low pressure. >> n.a.s.a. released a photo of the sun looking like it's getting ready for halo een. the active region combined to give it an appearance of a jacko lantern. it shows what looks like a mouth and eyes emating more energy than -- emitting more energy
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than the sun. i'm richelle carey, i'll be back with more news at 6:00 pm eastern. real money weekend is next. keep it here. the price of oil is falling thanks in part to the u.s. fracking boom, helping americans pay less to fill up at the pump. an expert says the good times will not last, predicting $200 plus a barrel plus, russia's president vladimir putin speaks out. 10 years in gaol, will it quieten mikhail khodorkovsky. il