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Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York · Page B1

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015
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USA TODAY— DEMOCRATANDCHRONICLE E3 SECTION B 10.20.15 USA SNAPSHOTS © Paperwork epidemic Source Surescripts’ #connectedpatient survey of 1,000 U.S. adults TERRY BYRNE AND JANET LOEHRKE, USA TODAY Americans spend an average of 5 minutes filling out doctors’ forms, or of the time they actually spend with their doctors. a third SCOTT OLSON,GETTY IMAGES United Airlines names acting CEO IN MONEY Hot is optimum temp for Cooper, Miller in ‘Burnt’ ALEX BAILEY,WEINSTEIN COMPANY IN LIFE This is an edition of USA TODAY p rovided for DemocratandChronicle. An expanded version of USA TODAYis a vailable at newsstands or by subscription, and at Find USA TODAYSports in today’s local s ports section. WASHINGTON The White House is enlisting Fortune 500 CEOs in its attempts to reach a break- t hrough agreement on climate change, announcing agreements w ith 68 more companies committed to reducing their greenhouse g ases before international talks in Paris. T he CEOs are among 81 major companies that made speci fi c c ommitments on climate. Just as important for President Obama, they put a business-friendly face on his clean-energy initiatives. “Historically, when you start talking about an issue like climate change, the perception is that this i s an environmental issue — it’s for tree huggers — and that hardheaded businesspeople either d on’t care about it or see it as a conflict with their bottom lines,” O bama said. “But for these companies, they’re discovering that t hey can enhance their bottom lines.” Obama met Monday with the C EOs of Johnson & Johnson, Intel, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, H ershey’s and Pacific Gas & Electric — and of some of the smaller companies that supply them. The White House expects the commitments made by the 81 big c ompanies will trickle down through their supply chains, enc ouraging energy-e cient practices throughout the economy. “ This e ort to push companies through their supply chains is sig- n ificant,” said Brian Deese, the White House point man on cli- m ate change. “When a large company sets certain goals, it can spur action across the supply chain though the adoption of clean energy and emissions reductions.” The “Act on Climate” pledge is p art of a White House e ort to bring a strong negotiating hand to the international climate talks i n Paris next month. The companies promise to support the Paris t alks — and the countries involved in them — and to take spec ific steps to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Obama enlists corporate America to sell clean energy CEOs help promote benefits for business Gregory Korte @gregorykorte USA TODAY POOL PHOTO BY AUDE GUERRUCCI Obama met with CEOs such as Loretta Rosenmayer of Intren. “When a large company sets certain goals, it can spur action across the supply chain.” Brian Deese at the White H ouse RA ’ ANANA , ISRAEL More than a thousand Jews who fled France to Israel after the Charlie Hebdo and kosher market attacks in Paris in January are facing new challenges amid a surge of knife attacks by Palestinians in the West Bank. M any of those emigrants and o ther French Jews who came earlier find themselves targeted once again. Two random knife attacks by Palestinians a week ago in this normally quiet, tree-lined suburb left members of the French community shaken. “It was terrifying, and my children need to be careful on the street,” said Sandrine Cohen, owner of a clothing boutique filled with imports from Paris. She moved here with her two children last year from the central Paris neighborhood around Champs-Élysées, where she said it was “always dangerous,” especially for her 16-year-old son, who w ears a yarmulke. L ike the rest of Israel, the French community has responded with anxiety to the spate of attacks since last month that has resulted in the deaths of nine Israelis in more than 20 stabbings and 41 Palestinian fatalities. Despite the attacks, French Jews said they have no regrets about moving to Israel, where they feel more protected. “It’s not like in Paris, which I don’t recognize anymore,” Cohen said. “Here, though, we feel free.” Lisa Rahmani, who came to Israel five years ago, said the French community has “never French Jews find new risks in Israel Fleeing attacks in P aris, they now f ace new dangers Shira Rubin Special for USA TODAY JAAFAR ASHTIYEH,AFP/GETTY IMAGES APalestinian youth raises a knife during clashes with Israeli security forces in the West Bank city of Tulkarem on Sunday. v STORY CONTINUES ON2B things after she spotlights them. Would Barack Obama be where he is had Oprah not helped elect him president? Along with Obama, Oprah is among the most influential African Americans in the nation’s history; certainly, she’s the richest, having made billions over the y ears. Her Midas touch on Main Street has moved to Wall Street, says Howard Bragman, founder of 15 Minutes Public Relations, who has known Oprah since her Chicago local-TV days 30 years ago. “As much power as Oprah has, she has used her power for good — she hasn’t invested to just watch her stock go up,” he says. “And the reason she is so powerful is her authenticity. She gets involved in things she believes in. “ And as long as she remains t rue to herself and her life and to how things a ect her emotionally and physically, she will continue t o have this e ect,” Bragman says. T he Oprah e ect (there was a T V documentaryabout the phenomenon in 2009) is most obvious in publishing and book sales, Wall Street was all aflutter Monday about “the Oprah e ect.” She bought 10% of Weight Watchers, and the company’s stock soared. A nyone who follows pop culture has watched Oprah’s turn- to-gold touch for decades — on books and magazines, movies and television, fashion and lifestyle products, on politics and political causes and on making stars out of nobodies she has embraced. Ever heard of psychologist Dr. Phil and health expert Dr. Oz before Oprah reached out and touched them? Alternative-medicine advocate Deepak Chopra and fi nancial adviser Suze Orm an? Lifestyle designer Nate B erkus? They’re all celebrities after years of appearances on Oprah’s daytime talk show led to t heir own TV shows. O prah’s Favorite Things, prod- u cts she has featured on her show or in her magazine, O , very shortly become America’s favorite after she created her Oprah’s Book Club in 1996. Toni Morrison — whom Oprah loves and whose books were chosen four times (the most individual picks for one author) for the club — got a bigger sales boost from Oprah than from winning the Nobel Prizefor Literature. B ut don’t mess with Oprah: In 2001, when she picked Jonathan Franzen’s book and invited him on her show, he dissed her literary standards, suggesting that going on TVthreatened his place in “the high-art literary tradition.” Oprah withdrew the invitation and most everyone, including in the “high-art literary” world, dismissed him as arrogant. OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, was not an immediate success, but “it’s doing a lot better,” B ragman says. She’s acted in a h andful of movies, but she earned an Oscar nomination for her first role (1985’s The Color Purple ) and a nother for 2013’s The Butler . “ There’s never been any quest ion that when Oprah speaks, people listen — her word is very powerful,” Bragman says. THE ‘OPRAH EFFECT’ MICHAEL TRAN, FILMMAGIC Dr. Phil McGraw Suze Orman ‘O’ magazine Deepak C hopra President Obama Dr. Mehmet O z Winfrey in ‘The Color Purple’ Nate B erkus Toni Morrison Obama by AFP/Getty Images; Dr. Oz by USA TODAY; ‘The Color Purple’ by Warner Bros.; Berkus by Getty Images; Morrison by Timothy Greenfield- Sanders; McGraw by USA TODAY; Orman by Getty Images; Chopra by Getty Images IT SEEMS EVERYTHING SHE TOUCHES TURNS TO GOLD Maria Puente USA TODAY Oprah Winfrey Network Homeownership is falling a nd rents are rising. Why top presidential candidates are avoiding t his issue. IN NEWS GETTY IMAGES American Dream takes a back seat in campaign 2016 Weight Watchers stock soars 105% Oprah also fattens her fortune b y $70M in a day. IN MONEY

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