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  • Hi, I'm Carla Zeus for CNN.

  • 10 and Fridays are awesome.

  • Buckle up, y'all, because we're taking a ride on a roller coaster called the U.

  • S.

  • Economy and where it's headed.

  • Nobody news.

  • Here's the good news.

  • The U.

  • S Commerce Department says between July and September, the economy grew a lot.

  • The biggest measure of economic activity is the nation's gross domestic product, the total value of the goods and services the country produces.

  • And the government says America's GDP grew by 7.4% in the summer months.

  • That's a record.

  • Never since the government started keeping track of the GDP in 1947 has the economy grown that much in a single quarter.

  • That growth came at a faster rate than economists had predicted.

  • A major factor in this was the lifting of the lockdowns when businesses and retail stores were allowed to open their doors again after the mandatory closures of the spring that had the goal of slowing the spread of coronavirus.

  • So what's the bad news?

  • Will virus cases in most states are on the rise?

  • Economic analysts are concerned that could put a drag on the economy once again when comparing the number of jobs in America.

  • The Labor Department says there were 10.7 million fewer jobs in September than there were in February.

  • And even though America's GDP grew by 7.4% in the summer, it had dropped by 9% in the spring.

  • So the economy still has a ways to go to get back to how things were before the virus struck.

  • And the future is hard to predict for several reasons.

  • One.

  • There's an election coming up in four days.

  • We don't know how it will shape the government's economic plans.

  • Moving forward to CO vid 19 hasn't gone away.

  • We don't know if or how it will impact consumer spending.

  • Moving forward.

  • Three.

  • France just imposed another national lock down through the end of November, similar to what Germany did earlier this week.

  • Could that happen again in the United States?

  • All of these are events that could have a major impact on the future of the economy.

  • As the sun rose on Thursday over Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia, more than 2.5 million homes and businesses had no electricity.

  • That was just one of the effects of Hurricane Zeta following its landfall the day before.

  • And it's race across the southeastern US This was a very fast moving system in one way.

  • That's good because it didn't sit too long over any one area, lashing it for hours with wind and rain.

  • In another way, it made the storm worse because it was able to carry its strength far inland.

  • Zeta made landfall and Cocodrie, Louisiana.

  • But 500 miles away, Atlanta Georgia was under a tropical storm warning for the first time in two years, all along Zetas path that left a trail of damage.

  • At least three deaths were blamed on the storm, and those ADA was officially a Category two hurricane when it hit the Gulf Coast.

  • It's sustained wind speeds of 110 MPH.

  • Put it right on the cusp of Category three status.

  • Thes large fires sometimes cause us to back out our firefighters because we're concerned about the potential for a building collapse.

  • It also could be used for searching for people in large collapsed buildings, horse rescues, fuel tanker fires on the freeway, fires in refineries and many others.

  • So the utilization of the Rs three will number one enhanced firefighter safety.

  • It will enable us to sustain a long term interior aggressive fire attack which will result in faster extinguishment.

  • Mm hmm.

  • 12th trivia.

  • What nation has both the largest economy and the largest population in Africa, Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt or Kenya?

  • With the continent's highest GDP and a population of more than 214 million people, Nigeria tops the list right.

  • Despite that, though, there is widespread poverty in Nigeria, according to the U.

  • S.

  • Central Intelligence Agency.

  • It estimates that 70% of Nigerians live below the poverty line and that more than 60% of them live in extreme poverty.

  • There is also a significant difference in literacy rates between men and women.

  • An estimated 71% of Nigerian men can read and write, while the estimate is less than 53% of women.

  • So the CIA says better educational opportunities for women could help Nigeria overcome some of its problems.

  • Sandra Agweb, or has the tools of the trade that's making a difference.

  • All right, make sure you do.

  • You you have your homework done.

  • I need to see the purpose.

  • Alright then.

  • Good luck.

  • My name is Sandra O Globo, the first female mechanic in Nigeria, the founder of the Lady Mechanic Initiative.

  • I've been a mechanic for 22 years.

  • I've bean running my own garage for 22 years now, so that is the where it walks.

  • The leading mechanic initiative is walking with the vulnerable group.

  • You're like, there's no more hope in my life.

  • I said to them, You know what?

  • You have got a lot of hope.

  • I'm going to help you build up hope.

  • I'm in a year.

  • She has five Children and she's a mechanic.

  • Amazing.

  • Because they're vulnerable.

  • They don't have money there from poor backgrounds, so they don't pay to land on.

  • We do all this from the funders.

  • Funders paid their stipends.

  • Pay for the lecture.

  • Overall, I'm training is just free off charge.

  • You want to be able to help other women as well.

  • Now we've been ableto empower.

  • Graduated by 1000 female mechanics in Nigeria in five states, being the first female mechanic and a bed of roses may have been there from generation to generation fixing cars.

  • When I came me, it was like, Excuse me, Are you okay?

  • Or you need to see a doctor that no, I knew what I was doing.

  • But for me to become the first female mechanic in Nigeria had to walk five times other than the way they may will walk to put myself, many of you are.

  • They don't know me by my name is letting mechanic everywhere I go now a lot of guests wants to come to Nigeria.

  • Toe lend out of his car is the best job in the world for any woman.

  • I c e way.

  • Think of pumpkins this time of year.

  • It's usually in terms of removing their innards, not stuffing them.

  • But don't tell that to these residents of the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois, their pumpkins air stuffed with everything from bugs to bones to fruit to meet.

  • Oh my goodness.

  • And regardless of what they got from the Halloween fairy, all of these animals got engaged in playing with their food and eating it, too.

  • Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin seeds or pumpkin soup.

  • Who cares when your pumpkin pie in the sky is still with meat or fruit?

  • The big cats are not lying when they say they want their pound of flesh.

  • The primates are not monkeying around when they want something fresh.

  • It all stems from their favorite foods, whether they're in the zoo or wild.

  • So you can't blame those for turning up the nose where pumpkin pie is pile.

  • All right, We hope that however you choose to spend this Halloween, you find a way to have fun and stay safe.

  • Shout out to our friends and fans in Gilbert, Arizona, watching from Mesquite High School.

  • I'm Carla Zeus and that is CNN.

  • Yeah, yeah.

Hi, I'm Carla Zeus for CNN.

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