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Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4 p.m. ET on CNN.

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, on possibly increasing duration of the Ebola incubation.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, on possibly increasing duration of the Ebola incubation.

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October 15th, 2014
05:44 PM ET

Slow economic growth, rising Ebola fears send markets tumbling

New York (CNNMoney) – Don't blink. Otherwise you're bound to miss a wild swing in this increasingly-violent stock market.

It was a memorable day on Wall Street as the Dow plummeted 460 points before staging a late rally to end down "only" 173 points. The Nasdaq briefly fell into correction territory, indicating a 10% drop from a prior high, but rebounded sharply to finish the day barely in the red.

"It was an emotion and panic-filled day both in and out of assets. You flushed out a lot of panicked longs and you're getting a knee-jerk bounce. What this means going forward, I don't know," said Peter Boockvar, chief market analyst at The Lindsey Group.

Late-day heroics: The factors behind the early losses were obvious and plentiful: slow economic growth, rising Ebola fears and continued uncertainty about the Federal Reserve. The reasons for the rebound were less clear, though beaten-down stock prices appeared to entice buyers to step off the sidelines.

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October 9th, 2014
04:37 PM ET

Dow sheds 335 points in biggest drop of 2014

New York (CNNMoney) – If the stock market were a transatlantic flight, the ride just went from uncomfortably bumpy to white-knuckle turbulence.

The Dow plunged 335 points on Thursday, its worst day of the entire year on a point basis.

October is shaping up to be a scary month for anyone with money in the market, but for now investors are just trying to catch their breath. Already this month, there have been five days with major market moves where the Dow has swung up or down more than 200 points. Wednesday - mere hours ago - was actually the best day of the year so far for stocks.

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October 8th, 2014
05:32 PM ET

Mike Rowe on running for office: Never say never, but I prefer the kind of dirt that washes off

"Somebody's Gotta Do It" premieres Wednesday at 9 p.m. on CNN.

(CNN) – With approval ratings of Congress at record lows, being a politician may be one of the dirtiest jobs out there.

CNN's "Somebody's Gotta Do It" host Mike Rowe has testified before Congress, urging the retraining of workers and the promotion of trade schools. Reviving America's workforce, Rowe advocates, requires skills that aren't necessarily obtained in a college classroom.

Asked if he would he would ever run for office, the former "Dirty Jobs" host  quipped: "I prefer the kind of dirt that washes off in the shower."
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October 7th, 2014
05:37 PM ET

Is Google liable for hacked nude pictures?

(CNN) – Is Google liable for the content it shares?

Attorney Marty Singer says potentially yes, to the tune of $100 million. Singer said he represents several female celebrities whose personal pictures were stolen in late August and shared on Google.

"You do nothing - nothing but collect millions of dollars in advertising revenue from your co-conspirator advertising partners as you seek to capitalize on this scandal rather than quash it," Singer wrote in a letter to Google.

Today, Academy Award-winning movie star Jennifer Lawrence is leading the charge against hackers.
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September 18th, 2014
05:41 PM ET

NFL feeling the heat from sponsors

(CNN) – With more NFL players making headlines for their rap sheets than stat sheets, sponsors are speaking out about the league and even criticizing its handling of these high profile cases.

"I am deeply disturbed that the repugnant behavior of a few players and the NFL's acknowledged mishandling of these issues, is casting a cloud over the integrity of the league ... the reality for Commissioner Goodell and the NFL is that they now have an opportunity to affect positive change with the situation presented to them. I urge them to seize this moment," read a strongly worded statement from Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO of Pepsi Co.

McDonalds, Visa, Campbell's Soup and Anheuser-Busch have also released statements pledging to monitor how the NFL deals with domestic violence cases going forward.

USA Today sports columnist Nancy Armour joins CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" to discuss.

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