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in just hours, the confederate flag comes down in south carolina but is the debate really over about this divisive symbol? donald trump giving republican leaders a new reason to fear. the problem in the upcoming election beyond the primaries. historic data breach. 21 million americans with social security numbers stolen. we will tell you what you need
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to know coming up ahead. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. it's friday july 10th. 4:00 a.m. in the east. christine romans is off today. happening in a few hours, the confederate battle flag flown at the south carolina capitol for generations will be lowered for the last time and taken to a state museum. this is the culmination of a stunning turn of events that started with the murder of nine people last month at the african-american church this charleston. killed by a gunman who posed with a confederate flag in social media pictures. the debate followed 13 hours of passion passionate pleas. cnn's don lemon is in columbia with the latest. >> reporter: john 22 days after the massacre at the ame church in charleston, south carolina governor haley signed the bill
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that the flag must come down. it will come down within a few hours here. there will be a ceremony. when she signed that bill yesterday, what she said was that generations of americans, generations around the world will look at south carolina differently. >> this is the story about the history of south carolina and how the action of nine individuals laid out this long chain of events that forever showed the state of south carolina what love and forgiveness looks like. i will tell you now this is about our children. because when they go back and look at the history books, while we're still grieving and the grieving will last for a long time and the emotions will start to fade the history of the actions that took place by everyone in south carolina to get us to the moment is one we can all be proud of. >> reporter: the eyes of the
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world were on south carolina governor as she signed that bill. even the former president bill clinton weighed in. >> i almost cried when i saw that picture of the south carolina legislature yesterday with republicans and democrats and african-americans and white people embracing each other and making that vote and seeing the decisive speech made by a woman who is a direct descendant of jefferson davis. don't tell me we cannot get across the lines and divide. >> reporter: it happens today at 10:00 a.m. eastern time. in just a few hours, we will be here covering it. >> 10:00 a.m. eastern time. cnn will have that event live. the confederate flag is the center of debate in congress. house majority leader john boehner pulled the funding bill because some republicans are pushing an amendment to allow the continued display of the flag at national park service
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cemeteries. white house press secretary josh earnest slammed the statements. >> it is jammed up because of house republicans eager to protect the confederate flag on park service grounds. the same republicans criticized the race baiting rhetoric. >> he was making reference to donald trump and his comments about immigrants. new anxiety among republicans regarding donald trump and not just his comments will alienate latino voters. he told anderson cooper he would draw hispanics to the party. >> what i will do for the latinos is i will create jobs. i will take jobs from china, excuse me from mexico from
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japan where they are sending millions of automobiles all the time. i'll take jobs back and bring them back into the couple try. the latinos will be able to work and make good money. they will vote for me. i tell you what i will take them away from hillary clinton. >> the new concern for republicans this morning is not the comments about immigrants, trump is leaving the door open for a third party for president. asked which party he would have in the primaries, he would have to see who the nominee is. and the new hotel under construction in washington, d.c. protesters stood outside demanding a halt to the project or removal of trump's name from the building. in a new chef there reversed plans for a restaurant in the hotel. cnn's joe johns has the latest. >> reporter: john donald trump has given a barrage of interviews. now mixed messages whether the chairman of the republican
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national committee asked him to tone down his rhetoric. the republican national convention is calling this a respectful conversation between trump and reince priebus. they have to walk a line because the republican party and presidential cycle of 2012 is trying to make in-roads to the latino voters and the concern is trump's comments are hurting as opposed to helping the gop. trump is saying chairman priebus did not test ties and in fact the call was more congratlatory. trump is insisting his comments did come up in the brief conversation. it is important because the rnc did a study as an autopsy of the last presidential election and the take away was republican candidates need to change the way they talk about the immigration issue. the fallout continues at the new hotel trump is putting up in washington, d.c. there were protests against trump at the construction site
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on thursday. the real fallout at the hotel has more to do with trump's business partners on the project backing out. latest one to do so is jeffery zakarian. the director of the hotel in new york which trump owned but sold to a company in india. he was set to put up a new hotel restaurant but said trump's statements don't align with his core values. another chef and restauranteur has backed out for basically the same reasons. trump, for his part is showing no signs of backing down. he has a saturday visit scheduled to the state of arizona which is ground zero in the debate of illegal immigration. john. >> joe johns for us in washington. as for another republican in the field, jeb bush is amassing an unprecedented campaign war
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chest. the first six months bush and his pac raised more than $114 million. now more than $100 million of that went straight to the super pac. bush was able to personally raise unlimited funds for that pack most of the year because he did not declare. george w. bush and bill clinton shared the stage at the presidential leadership event in texas. as you might imagine, talk turned to the current campaign and possibility that sharp elbows could emerge. >> i know jeb and i'm confident secretary hillary will you know elevate this course. i can't attest to their surrogate. i'm not going to be a surrogate -- >> i expect it to be very
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vigorous in the primaries. whoever wins the primaries will have a hard debate. we ought to show respect for the debate by being specific as we can about the policy choices before us. >> it turns out, these guys know someone pretty well running for president right now. the two were on hand to celebrate the first graduating class of the presidential leadership scholarship program. later this morning, senator bernie sanders running for president, perhaps hillary clinton's chief rival for the democratic nomination will be a guest on "new day" at 8:30 eastern time. new developments this morning. data threat from the office of personnel management has gone from huge to close sal. hackers stole personal information and social security numbers of more than 21 million people. that is nearly 1 in 10 american adults. original estimate was about 4
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million. nearly all those effected had submitted security clearance applications. china is the leading suspect in the theft. republican lawmakers are calling on president obama to fire the head of the office of personnel management. the white house says the president still has confidence that she is the right person for the job. new this morning, fbi arrests saved american lives. that is the world from director james comey who says more than ten people with suspected ties to isis were arrested in the last month. comey believes the busts were over the fourth of july holiday. the suspects were inspired by the unprecedented social media campaign carried out by isis. along those lines, al qaeda in the arabian peninsula has a new leader and calling on attacks in the united states. calls on muslims to conduct global jihad. he made a direct order to gather your arrows and swords against
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the united states. he praised al qaeda operations in syria and taliban operations in afghanistan stressing that al qaeda's affiliate in yemen will not stand by while the united states kills muslims. happening now. a new offer by greece in hopes to stave off economic calamity. deep spending cuts and tax increases. those are things that the greek leader said he would not support before. now all that in exchange for a three-year bailout of at least 50 billion euro. the greek parliament and european leaders have a few days to debate and decide the fate of greece. cnn's isa soares is in athens. isa, it is policy whiplash. today, it seems hope is possible. >> reporter: it feels like whiplash. good morning, john. a deal may be possible after tsipras handed in his proposals
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to europe last night. i think many people waking up here pretty much spitting feathers at the fact this deal contains more austerity measures than the ones he could have agreed on before the referendum on sunday. a lot of people will be very angry. in terms of what they are proposing. a 53 billion euro bailout and 15 billion euro of spending cuts. they have also many taxes in greece. they made concessions on pensions. they made many concessions. one includes getting rid of the special rate to the islands. this is a major red line. the other red line they conceded john is the pensions. a special rate for poorer pensioners. now it seems they are giving in to that.
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they will also cut military spending and raise retirement age and reform the system and include 23% tax on restaurants. i think a lot of people will wake up very angry. at the moment tsipras is meeting with the party. there will be a few left wingers there to say they don't want this deal. it will be parliament to vote before it goes on to the finance ministers and summit. john. >> interesting to see how he supports austerity. thank you, isa soares. time for an early start on your money. alison kosik is here with that. >> good morning. with the greek drama and china's stock markets crashing it looks like the u.s. markets end the week on a positive note. european shares are higher now. so are u.s. stock futures. there is hope that greece may
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reach a deal for a new bailout plan. we can only hope. this is the last chance for greece to stay in the euro. asian shares are higher. shanghai stocks are up 4.5%. is this the end of the tail spin for stocks in china? the government has stepped in to stop the plunge. it seems to be working right now. stocks have fallen 30% in recent weeks wiping out trillions. and oil prices are up. oil, copper and iron have slid on worries of health of the global economy. good for investors. not good for consumers. >> alison thanks. new fallout for bill cosby. the sex and drugs confession from the l.a. police all the way to the white house.
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details next.
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new fallout this morning from the admission by bill cosby under oath he obtained drugs with the intention he would give them to women he wanted to have sex with. the los angeles police department launched a criminal investigation looking into sexual assault allegations against cosby, including those which the statute of limitations expired. the response has now even reached the white house. jean casarez has more. >> reporter: john as everyone waits to see if the full deposition of bill cosby from 2005 will be publicly released the sexual assault survivors organization is petitioning the white house to take back a presidential medal of freedom that cosby received in 2002. the online petition has garnered more than 2,600 signatures. the white house press secretary says he doesn't know what will happen but as a rule the administration has been focused on countering sexual assault.
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the los angeles police department confirms with cnn it does have an open investigation regarding cosby, but won't say anything more than that. alleged victim chloe goins met with her attorney this year. and the lead detective on the cosby investigation called him and wanting more information. insurance company aig, who insures cosby under three policies filed federal suit saying they will not defend the star in the civil defamation suits by janice dickinson in california or three others. the reason? his insurance contracts do not cover sexual assault or sexual or physical or mental abuse. we reached out to marty singer for the response. if aig's suit is successful
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cosby has to pay out of his own pocket any monetary damages the women could be awarded by a court or jury. john. >> just the beginning. jean casarez, thanks. just days from a deadline to reach a nuclear deal with iran or the deadline has been blown through again and again and again. tough issues still standing in the way. we are live with the negotiations next. running my own shop has been brutal. but then i got a domain and built my website all at godaddy. now i look so professional i just got my first customer who isn't related to me. get a domain website and email starting at $1/month all at godaddy. do you toss and turn? wake up with back pain? if so, call now! the sleep number bed supports you with a cushion of air that conforms to your
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this morning, the deadline
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to reach a finer nuclear deal with iran has been extended with no firm end date. secretary of state john kerry is warning that the united states could walk away from the negotiating table if they don't get what is needed for a final agreement. >> the simple fact is despite the progress we made and it is real some of the tough issues remain unresolved. >> real progress but real obstacles. where does that leave the world in the state of negotiations? cnn's nic robertson is live in vienna with the latest. nic, it is confusing where they stand right now. >> reporter: you know it really is there was a notion they would get a deal done and before congress before the deadline which would have been four hours ago. the morning of the 10th today. there was the fact these talks were extended tuesday through
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friday. then u.s. secretary of state john kerry last night saying well the iranians need to make the tough decisions, but will not stick around forever just because the clock clicks midnight. there is a finite amount of time. where does that leave us? right now, it leaves us with john kerry in a meeting with iranian foreign minister and eu foreign policy chief. the eu foreign policy chief was asked last night how long this is going to go and how much more time. this was 14 hours ago, mind you, she said it was a matter of hours before we know. perhaps she means 24 or 48 hours, what we call a couple of days. it is unclear at the moment. the positions are entrenched. i went to a briefing by a senior iranian official. the trust deficit between them and the united states is growing and gaps are getting bigger.
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they believe the united states is moving the goal post. contrary to what secretary kerry believes iranians believe it is the united states that needs to make the tough political decisions. where we stand, a timeline unclear. a top diplomat in the talks as we speak, a matter of hours. we have been already 14 hours since she said that. john. >> interesting to see. perhaps the united states making one last effort to force iran to move here. nic robertson, thanks. the confederate flag just hours now from coming down from south carolina's capitol grounds. is this emotional debate over or is a new one just set to begin?
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the confederate flag comes down in south carolina in just a few hours. this is after a long emotional debate. is the controversy over this divisive symbol really over? donald trump giving leaders a new reason to be concerned not just about immigration now. a third party candidate? 21 million americans the victim of a hack attack. social security numbers stolen. a close sol federal data breach. are you on the list of people? welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. happening in just a few hours, the confederate battle flag which has flown at the south carolina capitol for generations
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will be lowered for the last time and taken to a state museum. this is the culmination of a stunning turn of events that began with the murder of nine people last month at the african-american church in charleston. they were killed by a gunman who posed with a confederate flag in social media pictures. the debate ended following 13 hours of passionate pleas. cnn's don lemon is in columbia with the very latest. >> reporter: john 22 days after the massacre in charleston south carolina's church governor haley signed the bill that the flag must come down. it must come down within a few hours here. there will be a ceremony. when she signed that bill yesterday, what she said was that generations of americans, generations around the world will look at south carolina differently. >> this is a story about the history of south carolina.
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and how the action of nine individuals laid out the long chain of events that forever showed the state of south carolina what love and forgiveness looks like and i will tell you that now this is about our children because when they go back and look in the history history books, while we're still grieving and the grieving will last for a long time. when the emotions start to fade the history of the actions that took place by everyone in south carolina to get us to this moment is one that we can all be proud of. >> reporter: the eyes of the world really were on south carolina as the governor signed that bill and said the flag will come down. even the former president bill clinton weighed in. >> i almost cried when i saw the picture of the south carolina legislature with the democrats
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and republicans and african-americans and white people embracing each other and seeing the decisive speech made by a woman who is a direct descendant of jefferson davis. don't tell me we cannot get across the lines of divide. >> reporter: it happens today at 10:00 a.m. we will cover it live. >> thanks don. cnn will cover this event at 10:00 a.m. eastern time. join us then. the confederate flag is the center of debate in congress. house majority leader john boehner pulled a funding bill because republicans were pushing an amendment to allow the continued display of the flag at national park service cemeteries. josh earnest slammed the republican lawmakers as out of step with the vast majority of americans. >> right now the interior appropriations bill is jammed up in the house because of the house republicans eager to
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protect the status of the confederate flag. the same republicans who criticize the race baiting rhetoric. >> a clear reference to donald trump and his comments about immigrants where he called them drug dealers and rapists. new anxiety among republicans this morning regarding donald trump and not just the immigration comments will alienate latino voters. on that front, trump said he would draw hispanics to the paper party. >> i'll take jobs from china. i'll take jobs excuse me from mexico from japan where they are sending millions of automobiles all the time and we get nothing. i'll take jobs back and bring them into the country. latinos will work and make good money. they will vote for me. i'll tell you what i will take them away from hillary clinton.
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>> the new concern for republicans this morning not about the immigration comments but this. trump is leaving the door open now to a third party bid for president. asked if he would support which ever republican emerges from the primaries. trump said he would have to see who the nominee is. this morning, problems are mounting in a new trump hotel under construction in washington. protesters stood out front demanding removal of the name frommed edthe building. cnn's joe johns has the latest. >> reporter: john trump has given a barrage of interviews and mixed messages of the chairman of the national republican committee asked him to tone down the rhetoric. the rnc is calling this a respectful conversation with trump and priebusreince priebus. they have to walk a thin line because of the presidential
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elections of 2012 is trying to make in-roads to the latino voters and the concerns is trump's comments is hurting as opposed to helping the gop. trump is saying priebus did not test ties and in fact the call was more congratulatory. it's important because the rnc did a study that's been described as an autopsy of the last presidential election and one of the big take aways is the republican candidates need to change the way they talk about the immigration issue. and new fallout at the hotel in washington, d.c. there were protests of trump at the site on thursday. this has more to do with trump's business partners backing out. the latest one is jeffery zakarian. the director of the plaza hotel
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in new york which trump used to own, but sold to a group in india. trump put out a statement saying the statements don't align with his personal core values and he wasn't able to move forward. another chef jose andres backed out of putting a restaurant out of the hotel for the same reasons. trump is showing no signs of backing down. he has a saturday visit scheduled to the state of arizona which has been ground zero in the debate over illegal immigration. john. >> and an unprecedented campaign war chest. in the first six months of the year jeb bush and his super pac raced $114 million. more than $100 million of that went straight to the super pac. bush was able to raise unlimited funds for the pac most of the
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year because he was not a declared candidate until a few weeks ago. later this morning, bernie sanders, running for the democratic side against hillary clinton, will be a guest on "new day" at 8:30 a.m. the data threat has gone from huge to monumental. hackers stole the personal information, including social security numbers of more than 21 million people. the original estimate was about 4 million. nearly all those affected submitted security clearance applications. officials say china is the leading suspect in the theft. republican lawmakers are calling for the president to fire the head of the personnel management office. the white house says the president believes she is the right person for the job. happening now, a new offer for greece and last best hope to stay in the euro and fight off
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economic calamity. details of the proposal obtained by cnn with deep spending cuts and tax increases. that sounds like austerity. now the leaders have a few days to debate and decide greece's fate. cnn isa soares is live in athens covering this economic and political whiplash. good morning, isa. >> reporter: good morning, john. it sounds like us t austerity because it is more austerity. you remember the one we discussed before the referendum was called on sunday, john, practically the same. people said no to us te austerity. and tsipras said he would not
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jump on the pensions which is getting rid of the special offer for pensioners who are slightly poorer. he will not get rid of that. that is going to go by the year 2022. the other concession made is special right on islands. certain islands here in greece had a special rate of tax basically reduction. he did not want that to go ahead prior to the referendum. now he conceded saying some of the richer islands will get rid of the tax on that. the special rate. all in all, he's accepted there will be more reforms up to 23% to restaurants. he is making concessions on the retirement age. he is privatizing state assets and cutting military spending and raising corporate tax. what we know is it is going to
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parliament and it has to be approved. >> every step has its own little macinations. time for an early start on your money. alison kosik is here with that. >> good morning. with the greek drama and volatility volatility we will end on a good note. european shares are on a high note and so are u.s. futures. greece may finally reach a deal for a new bailout plan. asian shares are higher. shanghai composite has been on a wild ride. stocks are up 4.5% today. the question is is this the end of the tail spin for stocks in china? the government has stepped in to stop the plunge and it finally seems to be working for now. stocks have fallen 30% in weeks. also rising oil prices. u.s. crude up 2% right now. we are seeing commodities like
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copper and iron slid on worries about the health of the global economy. oil prices fall on worries about china's slowing economy and stock market crashing. >> at least for today. it's friday. that's nice. bill cosby facing new possible fallout after admitting he obtained eded drugs to have sex with women. details now including the white house. details next. r nowhere to rest your beard? choose from thousands of hand-picked hotel deals at the very last minute. only on your phone. only from priceline. ♪
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new fallout this morning from the admission by bill cosby under oath that he obtained drugs with the intent to have sex with women. the los angeles police department is looking into sexual assault allegations against cosby. including those for which the statue of limitations has expired. this has now even reached the white house. cnn's jean casarez has more. >> reporter: john as everyone waits to see if the full deposition from cosby will be released from 2005 the sexual assault survivors group is petitioning the white house to take back a presidential medal of freedom that cosby received in 2002. the online petition has garnered more than 2,400 signatures. josh earnest says the administration has been focused on countering sexual assault.
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meanwhile, the los angeles police department confirms it does have an open investigation regarding cosby, but it won't say anything more than that. alleged victim chloe goins met with the lapd this year. her attorney tells me that several weeks ago the lead detective on cosby's investigation within the lapd called him wanting more information. also insurance company aig, who insures cosby under three policies has filed federal suit saying they will not defend the star in the civil defamation suits brought by janice dickinson in california or three others. the reason? the insurance contracts don't cover sexual assault, molestation or harassment or sexual or physical or mental abuse. cnn has reached out to marty singer for a response. if aig's suit is successful
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cosby has to pay out of his pocket any monetary damages the women would be awarded by a court or jury. john. >> jean casarez, thanks. another deadline has passed. are there any deadlines left to reach a nuclear deal with iran? secretary of state john kerry in meetings right now. we will go live to the negotiations next.
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all right. this morning, the deadline to reach a final nuclear deal with iran has been extended yet again. this time no real firm end date at all. secretary of state john kerry is warning the u.s. would walk away from the negotiating table if iran does not make the tough decisions needed for a final agreement. >> the simple fact is that despite all of the progress we have made and it's real some of the tough issues remain unresolved. >> cnn's nic robertson is live in vienna with the latest. nic, a lot of people thought a deal would be reached today. where do things stand now? >> reporter: i don't think we will get that announcement today. all bets are off. that is the issue of the talks so far. what is happening this minute secretary kerry meeting with iranian counterpart with the
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foreign minister and eu foreign policy chief. they have been in the meeting for about an hour. the first meeting of the day. secretary kerry saying he is willing to walk away. eu foreign policy chief, about 15 hours ago, said the amount of time before they walk away is a matter of hours. did she actually mean 24 or 48 hours? what we call a couple of days or did she mean hours? it is just not clear. what is clear is that both sides are very deeply entrenched in their position. we heard from secretary kerry saying the iranians need to make the tough choices. i went to a briefing by a senior iranian official who says the u.s. needs to make the concessions right now. he said the u.s. is moving the goal posts on this agreement. you get the sense as we stand outside the meetings here. the public positions are that
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they are still apart. here we are and the senior iranian official said we are in the 13th hour of talks. way past the 11th or 10th hour if you will. those entrenched positions still publicly appear to exist. >> the 11th hour was a long long time ago, nic. the acrimony is on the uptick. thanks. jeb bush says americans should work more. we will give you the facts behind the statement which is pretty controversial coming up next.
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time now for an early start on your money. alison kosik joins us now. >> good morning. lots of green arrows around the world. european shares are higher. so are u.s. futures. optimism that greece will reach a deal to stay out of bankruptcy. asian shares are mostly higher. the shanghai composite is up 4.5% today. it is a wild ride for the chinese stocks. new this had morning, it's the biggest cosmetics merger in history. p&g is selling perfume and hair care and makeup business. clairol and max factor and names we recognize. >> speak for yourself. >> you have women in your life.
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it will be scooped up in a $12.5 billion deal. it is a chance to focus on tide and pampers. jeb bush causing a stir this week when he said americans need to work longer hours. americans already work pretty hard. the average workweek 34.4 hours. that is longer than workers in other countries. americans get fewer vacation days and they don't use them all. i don't understand that. bush said he wants those stuck in part-time jobs to get full-time jobs. he was clarifying there. there are 6.5 million workers. it is why many say the unemployment rate is not so accurate. the under employment rate, the part-timer part-timers, is at 10.5%. >> it is not perfect. alison kosik, thanks so much. "early start" continues right now.
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in just a few hours, the confederate flag comes down in south carolina. the debate about this controversial symbol is far from over. donald trump given republican leaders a new reason to worry, not just comments on immigration, but is he flirting with an independent bid? 21 million americans victims of an historic data breach. social security numbers stolen. are you on this list? good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. it is friday july 10th. 5:00 a.m. in the east. christine romans is off this morning. happening in a few hours, the confederate battle flag which has flown at the south carolina state capitol which has been there for generations will be flown for the last time

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