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captioning funded by cbs it's friday, november 25th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." black friday is under way. shoppers scrambling for the best deals of the holiday season, but is it worth it? president-elect trump tweets he is working hard, even on thanksgiving. what that might mean for thousands of american workers. and remembering a lovely lady. florence henderson, best known as mom to "the brady bunch," has died at the age of 82. ? one day when the lady
and they knew it was true love ? good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin with sad news in the sitcom world. actress florence henderson who played the ever cheerful mom on an iconic tv show has died. ? here's the story of a lovely lady who was bringing up three very lovely girls ? >> henderson was a broadway star before she became carol brady. the show about kids from two families was a '70s hit. "the brady bunch" one of the first american shows to focus on a nontraditional family. as the youngest of ten children, she knew firsthand about large families. maureen mccormick who played
florence. florence henderson died in a los angeles hospital last night and she was 82. coming up on "cbs this morning," we will have more on actress florence henderson. millions of americans are making the transition today between an old tradition and a new one. fueled with calories from thanksgiving dinner, they are heading out in search of holiday shopping bargains. roxana saberi is among them in queens, new york. good morning! >> good morning. york, opened yesterday at 3:00 p.m. and stayed open through the night and into today. the store manager told us up to 30,000 people shopped here yesterday. he is expecting more people today, in what many retailers predict will be a very strong day of sales across the country. more than 137 million americans will go shopping for big bargains this holiday weekend. most of them today. >> i got a tent right over there.
>> reporter: kelly eddings set up camp at a store in ft. worth, texas. he was one of the first to cash in on black friday sales. online sales are expected to climb as much as 10% compared to 2015. online many started black friday shopping on thanksgiving thursday.many started black fri shopping on thanksgiving thursday. hundreds lined up for blocks in queens, new york, tode at jcpenney and others waited for hours at this best buy store in glendale, california. >> i don't condone this black friday shopping. even though i'm here right now. i think it's horrible to do it on thanksgiving, but i can't deny that there is a good deal on thanksgiving. >> reporter: experts say it's a good idea to have a shopping list. >> if you're just walking around the mall and in and out of stores, you're going to get frustrated and tired and want to leave and say everyone is getting a gift card. >> reporter: the national retail federation estimates the average american will shell out $589
an interesting tidbit. the national retailers association says this year, gift cards are high on women's gift lists, while men prefer electronic gadgets like this. so if you haven't done your shopping, anne-marie, here you go. >> i have not. thank you, roxana saberi, in queens, new york. coming up on "cbs this morning," cyber shopping safety. tips on how to protect yourself from fraud during the holiday shopping season. the parade of cabinet candidates to president-elect donald trump's door paused during thanksgiving, but there was still buzzing at high profile jobs that are still unfilled. in the meantime, mr. donald trump followed up on a campaign college to stop an american company from closing a u.s. plant. president-elect donald trump took to twitter this thanksgiving to say he is working hard to keep manufacturing in america,
plans to move 2,000 jobs to mexico. carrier tweeted a response. carrier has had discussions with the incoming administration and we look forward to working together. nothing to announce at this time. mr. trump's adviser, kellyanne conway, spent thanksgiving weighing in on 2012 gop nominee mitt romney who was on the short list to be secretary of state, despite his fierce criticism of trump during the campaign. on thursday the potential pick has led to a deluge of messages warning against romney. she checked a post-list of attributes she believes to make a secretary of state, loyal is being one of them. the president-elect is also expected to tap billionaire investor wilbur ross for commerce secretary. ross splits his time between new york and his home in florida just down the street from mr. trump's.
in three battleground states. some data experts and election lawyers want to make sure hackers didn't affect the results. clinton has not responded, but another candidate is taking action. anna werner reports. >> reporter: jill stein has raised more than $4 million in just over 24 hours, all through donations to her website. >> our goal is to create a voting system that we can believe in. >> reporter: stein is questioning results in pennsylvania, where trump won by wisconsin, where his margin of victory was a little over 27,000 votes and michigan which is still too close to call. what evidence of fraud do you have in this election? >> let me be very clear. we do not have evidence of fraud. we do not have smoking guns. what we do have is an election that was surrounded by hacking. >> reporter: she points to the hacking of the democratic national committee and the hacks into the voter registration
investigators to russia. she says it all raises questions of fraud with electronic voting machines that demonstrates the need for a count of the actual paper ballots. voting rights attorney john bonafaze is helping to drive the recount effort. >> if we don't ever look at the ballots and we don't ever verify the vote, why should we expect that public trust? people who say donald trump won fair and square. you need to let it go and get over it? >> i'm engaged in this process as a small democrat. i believe in the democratic process and i believe we ought to verify the vote, regardless of who the winner was declared on election night. it may turn out it doesn't change the turnout of the election but it's a healthy process for us to engage in as a democracy. >> what about hillary clinton?
bonafaze says he approached clinton first about recounts, but with no decision made, he approached stein instead. the only comment from president-elect donald trump's team was a tweet from kellyanne conway saying, look who can't accept the election results. referring to clinton supporters. anna werner, cbs news, new york. in france today, police are searching for a man who fatally stabbed a woman at a home for retired catholic missionaries. the attack happened thursday night in a small southern village. security forces safely evacuated 60 priests and nuns were evacuated. the attacker's motive and identity is not known. police are not saying if there is a connection to extremists. security at religious sites in france has been increased since a series of attacks by islamic militants. the u.s. military has suffered its first combat death in syria. a member of the special operations forces died thursday in northern syria. the pentagon says the victim was killed by an improvised
about 300 troops are in syria to help train arab and kurdish fighters. they are trying to retake the city of raqqa from isis. coming up on the "morning news." a missing colorado jogger is found safe. police believe the woman was abducted more than three weeks ago. and singer aretha franklin brings down the house with an extended version of the national anthem. this is the "cbs morning news." . this is the "cbs mornis. anyone with type 2 diabetes knows how it feels to see your numbers go up, despite your best efforts. but what if you could turn things around? what if you could... love your numbers? discover once-daily invokana?. it's the #1 prescribed sglt2 inhibitor that works to lower a1c. a pill taken just once in the morning, invokana? is used along with diet and exercise
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"the sacramento bee" reports on a mom missing for more than three weeks, found alive by a passing freeway driver. police believe 34-year-old sherri papini was abducted while jogging near reading, california, on november 2nd. now she told police that she was bound with restraints and then released. papini described her captors as two armed women who were still on the run. the associated press reports on a breach on the information of more than 135,000 current and former sailors. their names, social security numbers and other information was stolen from a contractor's laptop. investigators don't know who accessed the data. there is no evidence the information has been misused. "the washington post" says hundreds of fbi documents about the unsolved db cooper hijacking will be released. online magazine true ink will
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rendition was the longest in rendition was the longest in memory, but the crowd in her hometown roared its approval. on the cbs "moneywatch" now. snagging the best deals on black friday. and would you buy a cartier watch from walmart? jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne-marie. u.s. markets are open this morning. but close early after a strong week on wall street. the dow climbed 59 points on wednesday to an all-time high behe the s&p closed up one point and also setting a new record. the nasdaq, though, lost about five points. many shoppers are out right now shopping for black friday deals and experts say they should be in luck. nerd wallet says retailers reserve lower than usual prices for the day after thanksgiving. the same report says reports out before black friday not likely as good as the ones you can find today. you don't always think of
buys, but the discount retailer is hoping to change that. walmart's website is using third-party sellers to attract higher income shoppers. some luxury items available include 18,000 dollar cartier watches and prada shoes worth hundreds of dollars. after the hype of black friday, smaller businesses want you to think of them. tomorrow has become known as small business saturday. it is an effort to support local stores and what they do for communities with the goal of pumping money back into local economies instead of the big box retailers. >> yeah. i love this idea. whenever you get into some of those little stores, you find such unique gifts. i'll really an idea. >> i agree. you know, you're supporting your local community. a win/win. >> exactly. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange, thanks a lot, jill. still to come, beware the netflix tax. cities across the country are charging extra to stream video.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. cities across the country are seeing a backlash against new taxes on streaming video. local governments are trying to make up for lost revenue when cable companies and switch to services like netflix and hulu. carter evans has more. >> this tax doesn't make sense. this is just money grabbing and all i got to say. >> reporter: the pasadena city council has been taking heat for weeks, after announcing a 9.4% tax on streaming video, calling it a utility. so it can be taxed like water and electricity.
this tax. >> even if it's a couple of bucks to help out the city? >> even if they are, it's being taxed twice. >> reporter: tyrone hampton says the designed tax was designed to make up lost tax revenue for people getting ridof cable tv and home phones. >> i read it multiple times and was like, when did this happen? >> reporter: it happened when pasadena voters modernized a law in 2008 to tax cell phones, like land lines, and never thinking it could be applied to video streaming. 41 california cities now have similar and see tax line items on their netflix and hulu bills and they are not going to be happy. >> reporter: the internet association director robert callahan believes cities could be violating federal law because the government doesn't allow tax on the internet. >> utilities are electricity and water and sewer and all sorts of other types of actual utilities. websites andpps don't fit that mold whatsoever. >> reporter: that hasn't stopped cash-strapped cities across the country. chicago is currently being sued for charging a 9% tax on video
and pennsylvania is charging a 6% tax on everything from apps to downloads to help close a 1.3 billion dollar budget gap. and now in the face of stiff opposition, pasadena has put its new tax plan on hold. >> where do we stop? you know? is it hulu, is it netflix, is it pandora? every time you stream music in your car? where do we actually stop? >> reporter: cities in california still haven't started collecting the controversial and unpopux. and when they do, they will likely end up in court. carter evans, cbs news, los angeles. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," a preview of the holiday movie season.
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? ? here's the story of a lovely lady who was bringing up three very lovely girls ? >> oh, yeah. so great. >> here is another look at this morning's top stories. we are remembering the life and careeror died last night. she played the always smiling mom of "the brady bunch." the show was a hit in the '70s and was revived later in shows and movies. henderson was 82. donald trump paused his transition to the white house for a thanksgiving dinner in florida. republicans are at odds over whether mitt romney should be secretary of state. meanwhile, mr. trump is following up on a campaign pledge to stop an air-conditioning company from moving a plant to mexico.
in talks with the trump administration. well, it is one of the country's richest cities. thousands have no place to stay, though. john blackstone reports on an effort to make their lives just a little more manageable. >> reporter: the latest count of homeless in los angeles shows the city has more than 43,000 people living on the streets. on skid row in downtown los angeles, make-shift dwellings spread from block after block. few outsiders regularly walk these forbidding streets, but raquel beard has. >> people are dying every day here. the drug trade and drug usage is just out of control. property thefts are through the roof. >> reporter: she worked with the association of business owners in the skid row area who are being overwhelmed by the homeless. >> and there's no community outcry about that. >> reporter: because other people don't see it? >> out of sight, out of mind, let's just keep it there. >> reporter: but skid row also a has those struggling to make better lives. they are helped at a warehouse
with nowhere to live, debra parra got a bin here to keep clean clothes and helping her hold down a job as security guard. >> i utilize stuff here. depending what job i'm doing. >> reporter: this makes it a little easier? >> oh, sure does. a lot easier. >> we have a waiting list. >> reporter: mark is the ceo of the corporation that runs the bin. what does this represent? belongings and the life history of about 1,500 residents of the skid row area. >> reporter: users must check in at least once a week. >> glass in there? >> yeah, drinking glass. >> reporter: toothbrush? >> toothbrush. yeah. >> reporter: val has been living on the streets for 15 years, got a measure of safety when he got a bin. >> so whatever they find is there, they keep it and take it and move on. >> reporter: the bins provide order and often chaotic lives. >> when i come out and i roll out the bins, i'm treating it as a service to them. >> reporter: demetrius reed knows the bin from both sides.
>> it kind of adds a little dignity back into the equation. >> reporter: as part of l.a.'s latest plan to help the homeless the city is looking to add thousands more bins, which can provide a modest step toward life off the street. john blackstone, cbs news, los angeles. >> a great idea. that is the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green.