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  • CARL AZUZ, CNN ANCHOR: It`s Wednesday. I`m Carl Azuz. This is CNN STUDENT NEWS.

  • Today, we`re starting with economics.

  • When people want to see how a country`s economy is doing, they can study different indicators.

  • The stock market or retail sales, for example.

  • Two other indicators are government reports that come out every month.

  • The national unemployment rate and the number of jobs added or lost.

  • This month`s report says that in September the economy added 148,000 jobs.

  • That`s fewer than the previous month.

  • Also, the unemployment rate went down a little bit to 7.2 percent.

  • The numbers in these reports don`t always match up, that`s because the two numbers come from separate surveys,

  • one asks businesses about hiring, the other asks individual households about their employment status.

  • The same day that a government report came out, a CNN ORC poll came out.

  • According to that, 71 percent of Americans think that U.S. economy is in poor shape, 29 percent say the current conditions are good.

  • What do you say? If you are thirteen or older, go to our blog.

  • If you`re already on Facebook, go to our Facebook page.

  • Tell us, do you think the U.S. economy is getting better, getting worse or staying the same?

  • Earlier this week, we reported on wildfires burning in Australia.

  • Authorities expect today to be about as bad as it gets.

  • High temperatures, low humidity, strong winds.

  • When you`re talking about wildfires, that`s a forecast for disaster.

  • These fires stretched nearly 1,000 miles. They`ve destroyed hundreds of homes.

  • A CNN reporter asked one victim about what she wished she could have saved.

  • CHRISTIE DASCHKE, RESIDENT: My photos.

  • Photos from the computer with -- on the computer or the laptop, whatever, wherever, I could have gotten from my photos. Yeah.

  • UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Photos of what?

  • DASCHKE: A honeymoon, wedding, my wedding album, photos of me as a baby, Jake as a baby.

  • We don`t have a record of any photos to show to my children, of, you know, me growing up.

  • AZUZ: More than 1,000 emergency crews are on the ground.

  • Officials are bringing in 1500 more firefighters to help.

  • ANNOUNCER: It`s time for the "Shoutout."

  • What is this?

  • If you think you know it, then shout it out.

  • Is it a blobfish, dragonfish, lionfish or tigerfish?

  • You`ve got three seconds, go!

  • This is a lionfish. It`s native to the South Pacific.

  • But the species has been found in other parts of the world, too.

  • That`s your answer and that`s your "Shoutout."

  • AZUZ: They may sound funny, but lionfish are not joke.

  • The spines on their fins are filled with venom.

  • They eat anything, they have no natural predators.

  • In the Pacific where there are native species, other fish know to steer clear of them.

  • But in the Atlantic, where lionfish are an invasive species, it`s a whole different story.

  • One that has some conservationists concerned.

  • KATIE LINENDOLL, CNN CONTRIBUTOR: The Atlantic Ocean is on the brink of what could potentially be one of the biggest disasters, and most people aren`t even aware of it.

  • All of this thanks to one fish, the lionfish.

  • An evasive predator species was actually thrown into Atlantic waters by pet owners decades ago.

  • Now, it`s up to teens like those here in Bermuda to take matters into their own hands.

  • GRAHAM MADDOCKS, PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER OF OCEAN SUPPORT FOUNDATION: The lionfish invasion into the Atlantic is most likely the worst environmental disaster that the Atlantic will ever face.

  • Bermuda got lionfish in 2000.

  • From 2000 to 2013, they have spread their way from Bermuda all the way out through the Caribbean.

  • We had no idea that could spread so fast. They even caught the top scientists off guard.

  • And there are no predators except human beings.

  • All of this fish in the Atlantic from what they can tell from the DNA only came from six to eight females.

  • It was from pet owners, released a pet shop got wiped out, maybe let a few go,

  • but really, it was a combined effort of just human beings, just being irresponsible.

  • So, that`s another problem. These are almost the perfect predator:

  • venomous, ferocious appetite, big mouth that can eat almost up to three quarter of its size -- this fish can eat a fish that big.

  • We know that the fish in the Pacific where their native range comes from,

  • are DNA-coded from the million years of evolution, they know to stay away from the lionfish.

  • Instinctively, they are born with that instinct.

  • If you go near the lionfish you`re going to get eaten.

  • Our fish have never seen a lionfish.

  • So they stream right up to them, they don`t recognize them as an enemy.

  • Therefore, that`s why they are eating so well, and that`s how they are doing so great.

  • We are trying to do as much data collecting as possible.

  • We leave no lionfish behind. We try to kick every single one that we can.

  • We are videotaping, so therefore the scientists can go back through that videotape later on

  • and look at it at their own leisure and be able to stop and freeze frame it and look at the different things that are going on down there.

  • We`re trying to observe different behavior,

  • we`re also trying to see what other species of fish are leaving with this lionfish.

  • We`re doing fish counts down there to see what the populations are.

  • Lionfish are destroying ecosystems.

  • And they are doing it very quickly.

  • And this isn`t the battle that we can win.

  • We only hope to be able to maintain their populations and Mother Nature isn`t going to come up with a wonderful cure all for everything.

  • This is something that we have to take responsibility and try and fix or try to control ourselves.

  • ANNOUNCER: Time for a "Shoutout" extra credit.

  • What do all investments have in common?

  • Do they all involve profit, loss, dividends or risk?

  • Put another three seconds on the clock, and go!

  • The only guarantee when you (inaudible) in investment is that it comes with some level of risk.

  • That`s your answer and that`s your "Shoutout Extra Credit."

  • AZUZ: You can make all sorts of investments, you can put your money in the stock market or in real estate.

  • You can invest your time.

  • And now one company wants to give you the chance to invest in your favorite athlete.

  • Of course, the athletes have to agree. This month, one did.

  • ZAIN ASHER, CNN CORRESPONDENT: On the fields, he`s explosive.

  • Off of it, charming.

  • UNIDENTIFIED BOY: What`s your favorite food?

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: My mama cooked some (inaudible) enchiladas.

  • ASHER: And if one company has its way, he`ll soon be a publicly traded asset.

  • BUCK FRENCH, FANTEX CEO: We`re interested in working with Arian because he has attributes that are beyond just being a pro-ball running back.

  • His approach to life and things off the field make him an attractive candidate for us.

  • ASHER: Start NFL running back Arian Foster is the first athlete to sign up with Fantex,

  • a San Francisco Bay startup that will allow fans to buy and sell shares of their favorite athletes.

  • Fantex will pay Foster $10 million upfront.

  • In exchange, investors get the opportunity to earn 20 percent of Foster`s future income,

  • including money from playing contracts, endorsements, and appearance fees.

  • Fans can buy a stake at $10 a share, but veteran sports (inaudible) consulted Robert Tuchman is punting the Foster stock.

  • ROBERT TUCHMAN, PRESIDENT, GOVIVA: It`s very difficult to monetize athlete`s brands post-plane daze.

  • It`s very difficult to monetize athlete`s brands while they are playing.

  • ASHER: Fantex says, it`s looking for taunted athletes with significant growth potential.

  • FRENCH: How you play or the performance of your play gives you a platform, in which to have a voice in the marketplace, which impacts your brand.

  • ASHER: So, what`s in it for the athletes?

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: For players, this is a complete homerun for Arian Foster.

  • I mean he`s basically buying himself insurance in terms of his playing days.

  • ASHER: So, why Arian Foster?

  • Well, he`s one of the NFL`s biggest stars?

  • His (inaudible) with the popularity of (inaudible) football.

  • He is a master running back for team owners and Fantex wants to make him a must buy for investors.

  • Investors, though, should tread carefully.

  • Fantex lists 84 risks factors on its website including the risk of athlete getting injured and unforeseen issues with its trading platform.

  • And, if Fantex doesn`t raise enough money in the initial offering, it says it`s scrapping the deal.

  • Still, the company is bullish about bringing sports investing to the average Joe.

  • FRENCH: We really embrace this concept of him being a trailblazer,

  • and it fits his brand and how we see him and we think that there is a desire for that out in the marketplace.

  • ASHER: Zain Asher, CNN, New York.

  • AZUZ: Check it out, schools from three continents in this worldwide Wednesday edition of the "Roll Call."

  • First up, Estonia and the students at Rapla Uhisgimnaasium.

  • I hope I said that right, I was practicing.

  • That is down to South Africa, to say hello to the Eagles from the American International School in Johannesburg.

  • And we`ll wrap up in Malaysia with the Raffles American School in Nusajaya. (ph)

  • Combining an iconic dance move with an ambitious marching band, you get something like this YouTube video.

  • As Michael Jackson.

  • Well, it`s the Ohio State Marching Band paying tribute to Jackson and pulling off the king of pop signature moon walk.

  • The band has a reputation for impressive half- time performances, but with that floating foot ward formation it really stepped up its game.

  • People in the stands might have expected a good show, but I doubt anyone was anticipating that kind of thriller.

  • We took a chance showing that video. After all, it was a band performance.

  • Either way, it`s the final note in today show. Hope you`ll enjoy the rest of your day.

  • END

CARL AZUZ, CNN ANCHOR: It`s Wednesday. I`m Carl Azuz. This is CNN STUDENT NEWS.

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