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December 20th, 2009
12:33 PM ET

House turned into video game

In this week's "Viral Video Rewind," we look at music made entirely out of a jeep; a U.S. serviceman's impressive percussion using just cups and pencils; a house turned into a giant video game anyone can play, and what happened to a young man who gave his friends his keys when he went out of town: They gift-wrapped everything in his entire apartment.
What are your favorite viral vids? Post here, and we just might share on air.

Filed under: Fredricka Whitfield • Josh Levs • Viral Video
December 20th, 2009
11:39 AM ET

Unemployment + Coffee = Dream Come True

It's a story that can offer hope to millions of Americans struggling with unemployment, and to working Americans everywhere who fear losing their jobs in this economy.
Forrest Graves was an executive for a major corporation when he was laid off last Christmas. He has a wife and two daughters to support.
Forrest made a choice: to turn unemployment into an opportunity. He chased his career dream.
Thanks in no small part to the ways he harnessed free tools on the Internet, Forrest made it work. Now, he tells me, he's glad he was laid off.
Here's how he turned a $600 investment into a growing business with clients around the world.

Filed under: Economic Survivors • Josh Levs
December 20th, 2009
07:07 AM ET

Vegas Rolls the Dice on CityCenter

From CNN's Betty Nguyen:

It's a city within a city. A massive 67-acre, 18-million-square-foot web of hotels, spas, a casino and so much more.

It's called CityCenter. And it officially opened for business last week on the Vegas Strip, creating much-needed jobs - thousands of them.

I recently caught up with some workers who took a gamble on CityCenter - and won.

Some 170,000 people applied for the 12,000 permament jobs at CityCenter.

But with Vegas tourism down 6% this year, and the convention business dropping by almost 1/3, it might be a while before there's a full return on the billion-dollar investment.

Filed under: CNN Newsroom
December 20th, 2009
04:50 AM ET

Coming up on this CNN Sunday Morning...

A major snowstorm has moved out of the Washington, DC area and is now socking New England. Three deaths in Virginia are blamed on the storm. Our Reynolds Wolf reports from Fredericksburg, Virginia this morning.

We'll have a live report from London after severe wintry weather has forced Eurostar to cancel all train service this weekend.

Now that the health care reform bill has the crucial backing needed to avoid a Republican filibuster in the Senate, what's next? CNN Congressional Correspondent Brianna Keilar joins us this morning with that.

And Josh Levs brings us's "Lie of the Year," described as "the most signifant falsehood of 2009."

Betty, Reynolds and Josh are here on this CNN Sunday morning, along with Rob Marciano in for TJ Holmes, beginning 6am ET/ 3am PT.

Filed under: Josh Levs • Reynolds Wolf
December 20th, 2009
03:56 AM ET

Do you have the holiday blues?

If you do, you aren't alone. The holidays can be a time of lonliness and sadness for a lot of folks. Our Betty Nguyen gets some tips from social worker Rita Grayson on how to beat the holiday blues.

Join Betty Nguyen on this CNN Sunday Morning, along with Rob Marciano in for TJ Holmes beginning 6am ET/ 3am PT.

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