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Tree lighting, concert at Rockefeller Center lights up New York
"New York's Rockefeller center Christmas tree is all aglow after a star studded concert and lighting ceremony. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in midtown Manhattan. NBC broadcast the Rockefeller center Christmas tree lighting ceremony Wednesday night, an event that featured hosts from The Today Show and artists including Catherine mcphee, Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani. The tradition of the tree started with one put up by construction workers building the center in 1931. This year's 82 foot Norway spruce from queensbury, New York, was decorated with 50,000 multi colored LED lights and a crystal star weighing 900 pounds. Audio courtesy and BC. Absent from the ceremony was 68 year old Today Show weatherman Al Roker, who has been battling health issues and reportedly returned to the hospital after missing his first Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in 27 years. I'm Jennifer King
Singapore and New York are the most expensive cities to live in, EIU says
"Amy is inflation, pressures remain high a new survey says New York City and Singapore are the most expensive cities to live in. The report comes from The Economist intelligence unit. Tel Aviv Hong Kong and Los Angeles round out the top 5, the survey says the cost of living in the world's largest cities rose more than 8% over the past year. Straight ahead, we'll bring you your latest local headlines and a check of sports. This is Bloomberg. Thank you, Nathan, 6 O 7 on Wall Street. Now let's bring in Michael Barr to find out what else is going on in New York and around the world. Good morning, Michael Good morning, Amy, New York's MTA, may boost fairs on subways, buses, and commuter rail lines by