January 7th, 2010
11:11 PM ET

Suze's back, and taking your questions

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Program Note: Suze Orman will talk to Anderson tonight and she'll answer your questions. AC360° 10 p.m. ET.


Suze will be back on AC360° tonight to answer your questions. Do you have questions about the economy? The future? Suze will weigh in on what to expect for the upcoming decade. Do you have anything you'd like to ask? Send them our way!

Submit your financial questions here for Suze Orman and watch AC360° to get them answered.

Suze's book, " Women & Money," was released on January 5.

And check out the new iPhone App for Suze's book here. Download it today!

And for those of you in New York City next week, Suze will be talking at BARNES & NOBLE, Union Square at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 14. (33 East 17th Street, NYC, NY). She'll be signing books and answering your questions.

Filed under: Suze Orman
January 7th, 2010
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 01/07/10

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Tonight on 360°, Pres. Obama taking responsibility for the failures to "connect the dots" in the attempted Christmas Day bombing. Plus, a possible late night shake-up at NBC. Will Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien be getting new time slots?

Want to know what else we're covering? Read EVENING BUZZ

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

Here are some of them:

1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (there's no need to yell)
3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
4) No links
5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst - and that includes $#&*)

Filed under: Live Blog • T1
January 7th, 2010
09:31 PM ET

Air travel threats and enhanced screening


The U.S. Transportation Security Administration is beginning enhanced screening procedures for U.S.-bound air passengers traveling through "state sponsors of terrorism or other countries of interest."
View more of these countries here.

January 7th, 2010
09:08 PM ET

Evening Buzz: "The Buck Stops With Me"

Maureen Miller
AC360° Writer

Pres. Obama said today when it comes to terror threats against the U.S. that, "Ultimately, the buck stops with me."

This comes as Pres. Obama released a declassified report on the failed Christmas Day attack on a Detroit-bound jetliner.

Pres. Obama said U.S. intelligence officials had "sufficient information" to stop Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab, who is accused of trying to kill all 290 people aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on December 25. But Pres. Obama said "the dots were never connected" to foil the plot.

Released along with the report was a three-page order from Pres. Obama outlining what various agencies need to do to correct the "inherent systemic weaknesses and human errors."

Tonight we'll show which agencies have been put on notice and let you know what the changes could mean for you the next time you fly.

Sticking with airport insecurity, we also have new information on the breach at Newark Liberty International Airport last weekend. That's when a man slipped past a TSA checkpoint. Terminal C was shut down for hours. It turned out TSA cameras were rolling, but not recording. But another tape does exist of the incident. We'll show it to you tonight on the program.

We also have our continuing series "What's Next." Tonight we'll focus on education and talk with the head of Washington, DC schools, Michelle Rhee. Hear how she thinks education will change in the decade ahead for your children.

Plus, a possible major shake-up at NBC. Will comedians Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien be getting new time slots?

Join us for these stories and much more starting at 10 p.m. ET. See you then!

Filed under: Maureen Miller • The Buzz
January 7th, 2010
08:46 PM ET

Video: Students weigh in on education

Tonight we are continuing our What’s Next series with a focus on schools. Anderson is speaking with the Washington, D.C. Schools Chancellor, Michelle Rhee, about future innovations in the education system.

We hit schoolyards in Atlanta, D.C., New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago to hear from students of all ages. They shared their ideas, goals, interests, and some had questions for Chancellor Rhee. Tune in tonight at 10pm E.T. to see the interview and hear the Chancellor answer some of the questions.

Filed under: 360° Radar • 360º Follow • Anderson Cooper
January 7th, 2010
07:00 PM ET

Jobs and population

Editor's Note: This article continues our series excerpted from AC360°'s contributor David Gewirtz's upcoming book, How To Save Jobs, which will be available this month. Over the next few months, we'll be excerpting the first section of the book, which answers the question, "How did we get here?". Last time, we looked at offshoring as a national security risk? This time, we begin our look at jobs and population. To learn more about the book, follow David on Twitter @DavidGewirtz.

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David Gewirtz | BIO
AC360° Contributor
Director, U.S. Strategic Perspective Institute

The issues of jobs and population are inextricably linked. If you want to know about jobs, you need to think about population. Strangely enough, very little work has been done on the macro issues of jobs and population. Here’s the key fact: China has 1.3 billion people, India has 1.2 billion people, and the United States has a mere 302 million people.

In other words, together China and India have about 8 1/2 times the number of people as the United States, and, according to the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, they make up almost 40 percent of the world’s total population.

This detail becomes particularly important when we explore the question of outsourcing.

With all those people, China and India can absorb a virtually unlimited number of outsourced U.S. jobs. After all, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only about 154 million adult Americans work, 10 million are unemployed, and about 80 million are considered to not be in the labor force for one reason or another.

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Put another way, China and India can absorb our entire labor force demand 10 to 20 times over.


January 7th, 2010
06:41 PM ET

Weather Update: More frigid temperatures ahead


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A snowstorm backed by bone-chilling cold flowed into the Deep South on Thursday, reinforcing record low temperatures well into Florida.

The National Weather Service is keeping an eye on a dangerous mix of ice and snow expected across the Southeast, from Louisiana into Georgia.

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines, noting "winter weather may impact operations in the Southeast," said it would issue winter weather travel waivers to passengers booked on Delta and Northwest flights to, from or through five states.

Travelers have the option of changing their schedule without fees until Saturday if their routes include Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi or Tennessee.

The arctic blast that began last weekend has been blamed for at least seven deaths.

Snowfall amounts of 4 to 8 inches were forecast Thursday for the upper Plains to the Northeast, and as far south as Kentucky and Tennessee. Chicago, Illinois, could see up to 10 inches of snow, according to forecasters.

CNN meteorologist Rob Marciano, reporting from Memphis, Tennessee, said temperatures there have been the coldest in more than a decade.

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January 7th, 2010
06:33 PM ET

Video: Isaac Mizrahi's favorite things

Anderson Cooper | BIO
AC360° Anchor

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January 7th, 2010
04:18 PM ET

Beat 360° 1/7/10

Ready for today's Beat 360°? Everyday we post a picture you provide the caption and our staff will join in too. Tune in tonight at 10pm to see if you are our favorite! Here is the 'Beat 360°' pic:

Actor Ashton Kutcher and singer Taylor Swift talk in the press room during the People's Choice Awards 2010 held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California.(Getty Images)

Have fun with it. We're looking forward to your captions! Make sure to include your name, city, state (or country) so we can post your comment.

_________________________________________________________________________________ Beat 360° Challenge

Filed under: Beat 360° • T1
January 7th, 2010
04:17 PM ET

House and Senate compare Health Care's key provisions


The House- and Senate-passed health reform bills are based on the plan set out by President Obama in his campaign. View a side by side comparison of it's key provisions here.


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