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October 26th, 2012
08:05 PM ET

FDA: Pharmacy behind meningitis outbreak knew of quality control problems

The Federal Drug Administration released documents Friday that shows the company behind the steroid injections that led to the outbreak knew it had quality control problems.

The deadly meningitis outbreak has spread to 18 states and left 25 dead.

CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen is OutFront with the latest.


Filed under: Health
October 26th, 2012
07:53 PM ET

CNN Poll: Obama 50%, Romney 46% in battleground state of Ohio

CNN released Friday its latest poll from the crucial battleground state of Ohio, with the President leading Mitt Romney 50 to 46 within the margin of error. President Barack Obama's four-point lead is unchanged from the last CNN poll taken after the first presidential debate.

OutFront tonight: CNN's Chief National Correspondent John King has been looking at the latest numbers and takes a look at Romney's game plan if Obama takes Ohio.

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Filed under: 2012 Election • Politics
October 26th, 2012
02:27 PM ET

Ohio's "Nightmare scenario": More than a month for election results

The election is two weeks away, but it could be more than a month until we have a winner. It's what an election official in Ohio calls a "nightmare scenario" and it could become reality.

Here's why:

  • Voters who request an absentee ballot but decide to vote in person on election day have to cast a provisional ballot to make sure they don't vote twice.
  • By law, those provisional ballots won't be counted until at least November 17 with the final tally not due until November 27.. three weeks after election day!
  • As of Thursday, 800-thousand people have requested absentee ballots but haven't returned them.
  • So there's a potential for 800-thousand provisional ballots in Ohio and this is the state where just 200-thousand votes separated Obama and McCain in 2008.

OutFront tonight: CNN Contributors Reihan Salam and Roland Martin.


Filed under: 2012 Election • Politics
October 26th, 2012
01:38 PM ET

New Ultra HD TVs arrive in stores for the low, low price of $19,999.99

The first Ultra HD television finally went on sale Thursday. The new 84-inch LED TV from LG electronics delivers four times the resolution of current hi-definition televisions and includes 10 speakers, three-dimensional picture quality and glasses, and a virtually frameless cinema screen design.

The price tag on the Ultra HD TV is $19,999.99.

Even with the three thousand dollar discount some stores are offering, that's frankly, insane for a TV. But apparently, it's relatively, cheap.
The Sony version of the Ultra HD, which hits stores in December, is expected to retail for almost $25,000. The very high-end retailers that are stocking the sets hope to capitalize on this year's holiday shopping season.

Which brings us to tonight's number: 3%.

During the first quarter of this year, three percent fewer televisions were sold than in the same period in 2011. That might not sound like a lot but it is the first time in history that TV sales dropped from the previous year.


Filed under: Tech • The Number
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