July 5th, 2012
07:56 PM ET

Obama on campaign trail attacking China's trade policy

President Barack Obama bus tour makes it seventh stop in the buckeye state of Ohio. He announced on Thursday his administrations plans to file a complaint against China for imposing new tariffs on American-made cars and trucks.

Obama is not the only presidential candidate slamming China. His opponent Mitt Romney has said in the past that day one of his presidency he would stand up to China. Does it add up?


Filed under: 2012 Election • Deconstruct • Economy • News • Politics
July 5th, 2012
06:22 PM ET

Lifeguard fired for saving a life declines offer to return to work

By now everyone has heard about the story of a lifeguard fired after saving a man drowning. Tomas Lopez was terminated Monday for violating company policy by leaving the zone his company, Jeff Ellis and Associates oversees.

The Florida-based company said lifeguards cannot go beyond the perimeter of the beach they are responsible for.

The company today spoke to Lopez and offered him his job back, but he declined their offer.

CNN's Erin Burnett talks to Tomas Lopez at 7p ET.

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Tune to Erin Burnett OutFront at 7p & 11p ET for the full interview.


Filed under: News
July 5th, 2012
01:45 PM ET

E-Block: State lawmaker's accidental vote

CNN's Erin Burnett tackles a state lawmaker's accidental vote  in Wednesday's E-Block.

Filed under: E-Block
July 5th, 2012
12:58 PM ET

The Number: Poker tournament breaks record

On Sunday, 48 players paid one million dollars each to play in the tournament.
It might sound crazy that people would lay out a million dollars for a poker tournament, until you realize just how much they're playing for.

The winner of the tournament will take home a whopping $18.3 million. Just how much is that? It will be the largest-ever first place prize in any sporting event outside of boxing. Second and Third place have to settle for a paltry ten and four million dollars, respectively. FULL POST

Filed under: The Number
July 5th, 2012
12:55 PM ET

Barclays execs resign citing 'external pressure'

In London, where, the top two executives at Barclays, CEO Bob Diamond and COO Jerry Del Missier resigned within hours of each other.  Regulators in the U.S. and the U.K. fined the bank nearly a half a billion dollars for manipulating lending rates.

Lending rates that are directly linked to how much Americans pay on their mortgages. Earlier we asked how serious and widespread the scandal is for Barclays? CNN International's Richard Quest reports.


Filed under: OuterCircle
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