10 Things You Didn't Know About Christine Romans
May 12th, 2014
10:45 PM ET

10 Things You Didn't Know About Christine Romans

Christine Romans is one busy lady! She co-anchors "Early Start" with John Berman weekdays at 4am ET, she is CNN's chief business correspondent and the host of "Your Money," CNN's Saturday business program airing at 9:30am ET.

Here, Christine shares 10 things you probably don't know about her:

1. I have been getting up before 3 am for five years

2. I feel like I have had jetlag for five years

3. My first job in business journalism was covering pork belly and hog futures

4. My first newspaper job was covering crime

5. I can't sleep on a plane

6. I avoid clichés like the plague

7. Je parle Francais

8. I have covered 4 presidential elections at CNN

9. I learned how to speed read in sixth grade

10. Olivia Munn’s character in The Newsroom is based on me

See Christine's journey to discover her family history at CNN.com/Roots


Got a money-related question? Want some [very] early morning tweets in your feed? Connect with Christine!



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May 12th, 2014
12:57 PM ET

Search Company to Provide ‘Black Boxes in the Clouds’

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 continues as the International Civil Aviation Organization, or (ICAO), meets this week to review the best methods for tracking planes.

At the same time, Inmarsat, the company whose satellite had the last known contact with Flight 370, announced the company will invest about $3 million to offer a free global airline tracking service.

Senior Vice President Chris McLaughlin said the technology, which acts like a "text message," will send information about a plane's speed, time and distance back through their network.

Inmarsat is offering this communication service to all 11,000 commercial passenger aircraft, or "virtually 100 per cent of the world’s long haul commercial fleet," it said.

The company's website adds that they will also offer a ‘black box in the cloud’ service that, when triggered, would stream flight data recorder information and cockpit audio off a plane to aviation safety professionals somewhere else.

McLaughlin said the industry has been looking at this for five years, but "we want to cut through that and offer this to them now."

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With Inmarsat's announcement, some are questioning if this is a public relations move to off-set recent criticism that the company hasn't released all their data related to the missing plane.

McLaughlin told CNN's Chris Cuomo Monday they aren't hiding anything.

We've "shared what little data we have" and four other independent groups "are content with the model that we put forward," he said.

McLaughlin emphasized that there isn't a huge amount of data that exists from their end, except for "handshake pings between the satellite and the aircraft" that let them know the plane was in the air for a number of hours after it was lost.

The official also said the company is limited by what they can share because Malaysia is at the center of the investigation so the data belongs to that country.

He said, "It's a matter for the authorities to decide what they're going to do with their data. It's not something Inmarsat can release."



READ: Flight 370 search chief: Hunt for plane is the most difficult in history

READ: Help from above: Satellite signals can confirm a plane's identity

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May 12th, 2014
12:08 PM ET

Mom Spends $200 to Pay Off Entire School's Lunch Debt

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," a mother does an incredible act of kindness when she finds out that her son was denied school lunch due to a debt. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

Dominic Gant is a high school junior who says he was humiliated when school officials took away his lunch because there wasn't enough money in his account.

He was off by less than five dollars, but they took his food away and told him he "didn't have enough to eat today."

After his mom, Amanda Keown, heard what happened, she took matters into her own hands.

"I was appalled that he was denied lunch and his lunch was taken out of his hands over $5,"  she said.

Keown went to the school and paid off her son's balance, but didn't want to see the same thing happen to another child.

She ended up spending around $200 to clear every student's outstanding balance in the entire high school.

See the full story at CNN affiliate WBND and if you have #GoodStuff news, let us know.

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Photo of the Day: Washington Monument Reopens
May 12th, 2014
10:06 AM ET

Photo of the Day: Washington Monument Reopens

In today's photo of the day, reporter Jim Acosta shared a view of a Washington treasure.

"Washington Monument finally reopens today after 2011 earthquake," he said.

If you have photos you'd like us to select as our picture of the day, send them our way for consideration.

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