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trump's three adult children and son-in-law were at the middle of it raising questions of conflicts of interest. we have phil mattingly with the latest from trump tower. >> reporter: john and alison. no secret donald trump and silicon valley did not get along over the course of the campaign. the primary and general election. a lot of the individuals who showed up at trump tower for his big tech summit were not opposed to certain policy issues, but opposed to him all together. some raised and donated money for opponent. the president-elect welcoming them to trump tower with a series of individuals coming in to pay homage if you will, but recognize if they want to move forward, they need the president-elect and his team. the president-elect is willing to let them know. >> i'm here to help you folks do well and you are doing well right now and i'm very honored
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by the bounce. they are all talking about the bounce. right now everybody in the room has to like me at least a little bit. we will try to have that bounce continue. perhaps more importantly, we want you to keep going with the incredible innovation. there's nobody like you in the world. >> reporter: guys, one of the most interesting things of the meeting was not what was discussed or the policies that both sides agreed or disagreed on, but who was in the room. not the tech titans side, but the trump side. when the camera sprayed around the room. you saw ivanka trump and her husband and don jr. and eric. the children are close to their father. here is what has changed. the president-elect announced on wit at which ti twitter he with a hand the reins of trump organization to the children. they are helping to vet candidates for secretary of
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state and secretary of interior. this is the issue raising concerns. both from ethics lawyers on both sides of the aisle, but people inside the trump operation. they are weary of what this could mean going forward and recognize there needs to be a separation. we know that is worked on. the details delayed until at least the new year of what that may be. every time you see something, you recognize that this is an issue that the trump team is not running away from. the president-elect seems to be welcoming it. whether it is meetings over the last couple weeks with foreign leaders or cabinet officials or tech summit on wednesday night. one thing is clear. they don't believe this is as big a issue as everybody else. that could spell problems in the future. john. >> thank you, phil. the republican party spokesman says worries over conflicts of interest are not a problem. sean spicer says conflicts of interest only arise quote when you are sneaky or shady about
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it. spicer said the president-elect has been clear from the start about the children's role. spicer suggests the vowters kne. >> every one of the people were listed on the transition web site. this is a transparent process. the people he trusted and he made it clear how much he values the family. he has been transparent in the role his family will play from day one and not recently. since going back to the debate. he was very clear the role the family would play in the campaign and government and business. >> trump transition source says sean spicer is the leading candidate to be white house press secretary. ivanka trump is likely to handle the duties undertaken likely by the first lady. with melania spending time in new york with 10-year-old b barron, ivanka is poised to play
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hoste hostess. she will advise her father on a number of issues. an office of the first family is in the works for the east wing where the current office of the first lady is located. this morning, the white house is arguing that president-elect trump was quote obviously aware that russia was interfering with the election and that was to his benefit. josh earnest says the clearest evidence was the remarks urging moscow to locate and publish e-mails from hillary clinton's private server. >> there is ample evidence known long before the election and long before october. everything from the republican nominee himself calling on russia to hack his opponent. it might be an indication he was obviously aware and concluded based on whatever facts or sources he had available to him that russia was involved.
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a federal judge is ordering president-elect to sit for a deposition in january in his ongoing dispute with celebrity chef jose andres. the questioning will take polla in new york. trump sued for breach of contract after he backed out of plans for a restaurant in the president-elect's rocluxury hot in washington. andres claims he canceled the deal after the remarks about mexicans. president-elect will visit hershey, pennsylvania as part of the thank you tour. vice president-elect mike pence will be along for the ride. pennsylvania, along with michigan and wisconsin were key in the trump victory to crash through the blue wall. let's talk more about the transition. let's bring in cnn political reporter eugene supreme coucott.
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he is joining us live in washington. thank you for waking up early. >> thanks for having me. >> let's talk about the meeting at trump tower with the top tech executives. what you are seeing happen because you saw this being a family affair. you are seeing sean spicer come out. the republican party spokesperson come out and defend why his family members were there. list listen. >> conflicts of interest arise when are you sneaky about it and shady about it and not transparent about it. if you tell everyone here is what is going on and the process and the people playing a role. that's being transparent. >> and then this tweet from don jr. honored to sit in on the meeting. the most impressive group of minds i have seen. looking to fight for all of america and u.s. jobs. if this is happening in plain sight. it has to be legit, right? >> no is what the critics would
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say, right? i think what is interesting is this is not the first time the trump family has been criticized for blurring the lines. it seems like they are doubling down. this is something that we will continue to see more of despite the criticism. we should expect more democratic lawmakers and some conservatives frankly worried about conflict of interest to press him on this. it is not about preferences. there are reasons we have laws in place that want people's families and businesses separated from their government responsibilities. it will be interesting to see if the trump family an biodiesbide those. >> you can have a transparent conflict of interest. they are not mutually exclusive. let's divide a couple of things here. on the one hand, there is the issue of ivanka trump taking over the washington hostess roles. this is precedence for that.
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this has had in the past. what is unusual is the president coming in with so many evntangld business interests. unusual is a news conference scheduled for today, originally, and explain what the divisions would be and postponing it until january. there are open questions, eugene. >> what is unusual is for a president to enter the white house in the last several decades without releasing his tax returns. we don't know the depth of the entangled businesses. what is interesting about sean's interview yesterday is him saying that the american people knew what they he wewere gettin. the people voting for trump knew what they were getting. the nearly 3 million people knew and decided this was not something they wanted in their president-elect or president. it remains to be seen how they will respond to the criticism. >> and donald trump has come out defending his daughter ivanka
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for the issues giving us a hint of what she could very well carry through once in office. listen to what he said on fox. >> if you look at ivanka, you look at it. she is strong with the women's issue and child care. nobody could do better than her. i have to see whether or not we can do that. she would like to do that. >> so could we see a more gentler approach to policies if ivanka takes a role in the administration? >> what we do know is that the policy areas she is interested in are of great interest to multiple americans. voters and people who did not vote in the election. especially regarding affordable child care and women's issues. i think this will be an opportunity as you said, a softer opportunity for real bipartisan ship in the administration as people come together to find conclusions. >> to be clear, she has business
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interests which she has not explained how she will divest herself. eugene, word that jared kushner, he will have a role, not just in the first family office in the east wing. you see him on the left. s also in some advisory role in the west wing. they have not explained to us how this gets around some of the nepotism laws. >> they have not. these entanglements are a problem for many people. frankly, transparency starts at the top. i cannot imagine we would expect to see those revelations from ivanka or jared, if we have not seen them from the president-elect. >> it is our job to keep asking. maybe they will give us an explanation. we will keep on pressing. thanks, yeugene. the federal reserve made it official. janet yellen raising interest
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rates by .25%. you can expect three rate hikes next year. one more than wall street expected. despite the 3.2% growth in the third quarter, the fed sees gdp increasing at a 2.1% rate next year. that is half of the 4% growth that president-elect trump has promised. he said it could be higher than that. we all want to know what the rate hike means for you. mortgage rates are already rising. overnight, the average for a 30-year fixed rate jumping to 4.27%. that will move higher in the coming days. a month ago, it was 4.02%. earlier this year, plunged to historic lows to 3.34%. expect rates on home equity lines to go up. saf savers are winners.
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they could benefit on deposits, but we have to wait for banks to move on that. >> things like savings accounts. what are they? a new cease-fire declared in aleppo, but the last one ended with air strikes and bloodshed. will the 50,000, maybe 100,000 civilians trapped inside this city, will they be able to get out while the whole world stands by? a live report next. now i have nicoderm cq. the nicoderm cq patch with unique extended release technology helps prevent your urge to smoke all day. it's the best thing that ever happened to me. every great why needs a great how. enjoy your phone! you too. all right, be cool. you got the amazing new iphone 7 on the house by switching to at&t... what??.... aand you got unlimited data because you have directv?? (laughs to self in disbelief) okay, just a few more steps... door!
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we have breaking developments in syria. rebel forces announced a new cease-fire has been reached. syria's second largest city in ruins. estimated estimated 50,000 residents are
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strapp trapped. we have cnn's jomana karadsheh with the latest. the question is are these people, jomana, getting out? >> reporter: john, it does seem that we are seeing some sort of movement right now. according to activists and some live pictures from syrian state tv that these buses supposed to be there to evacuate the residents and civilians out of eastern aleppo are moving. they are there ready to take people out. the process getting close to the evacuation and falling apart. we have to wait and see if that happens. this comes after the dangerous developments that we saw earlier today. about three hours ago when we saw the first convoy carrying the wounded out of eastern aleppo according to activists and doctor in eastern aleppo and rescue group white helmets that
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they came under fire and one person killed and four wounded as they were approaching the regime held areas and to that crossing where they are supposed to be the transfers and take the wounded people out. we have not heard anything from the syrian regime and allies and russian and others, iranians, when it comes tot the allegati s of the shooting. we heard from syrian state saying the rebels in syria and they are saying the buses are ready and they are prepared to evacuate them and their family members from the besieged eastern aleppo. this has been a very fast changing situation on the ground. it is so complex and this deal is fragile as we have seen over the past 24 hours. it remains to be seen if we will
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see them move out. >> 50,000 or 100,000. lives hang in the balance. jomana karadsheh, thank you. a new security breach at yahoo! and this one is huge. yahoo! confirming more than 1 billion user accounts have been hacked. this security breach is believed to be one of the largest ever. it comes less than three months yahoo! admitted data from 500 million accounts had been stolen as well. we have samuel burke live from london for us. just when it could not get worse for yahoo!. >> reporter: what is insane is yahoo! did not realize this hack happened although it occurred in 2013. they are just finding out about it now. think about what hackers have been able to do with that information over the past three years. let's put up a list to show what you we believe was stolen as part of the breach.
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information including names and e-mails and passwords and dates of birth. what it does not include is credit card data or bank account information. you may be relived, but it would be better if it were reverse. you can change your credit card number. you can't change your date of birth or likely not change your name. the hackers use that information to go into valuable accounts you may have. you want to immediately if you have a yahoo! account, get them to change the password and you should use two factor authority. a text message every time you log in so it keeps you safe. what will happen with the $4.8 billion deal for verizon to buy yahoo!? verizon is saying at this point they are going forward and they will he evaluate the situation.
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it is estimated the company will pay $220 per stolen hacked account. i have a feeling nobody will pay that and the consumer will suffer. >> this will certainly inspire consumers who have yahoo! accounts to ditch them. a big disappointment for nba fans in memphis. cavaliers were in town, but they were unrecognizable. the three biggest stars on the team stayed home. this is the little bit of a problem for the league. what will they do about it? andy scholes with this morning's bleacher report next.
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leave complicated behind. what's in your wallet? so imagine living in memphis and you pay hundreds of dollars at least to see the cleveland cavaliers and lebron james to play. not only does he not play, but doesn't show up. >> andy scholes has the bleacher report. >> this is grizzlies big home gauge of t game of the season. head coach decided to rest lebron and irving and love. those three did not make the trip to memphis. fans upset about spending unha s hundreds of dollars not to see. one sign said thanks for ruining my christmas. the fans did get to see their
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team win. grizzlies win 93-85. the nba and players union reaching a tentative agreement on a cba. a seven-year deal guarantees labor peace through the 2024 season. the agreement calls for 51% of players receiving the revenue and owners getting 49%. the cba and the league's average salary from the $5 million range to nearly $9 million annually. richard sherman not happy about playing on three days rest. he is there as seattle hosts the l.a. rams. the first game since they fired jeff fisher. kickoff for this one is 8:25 eastern. surprisingly, the rams have beaten the seahawks three times in a row. finally, dwyane wade returning home this off season. he is serious about using the
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the first family and the titans of technology. don jr. and ivanka and eric join the president-elect as he hosts am and facebook and others at trump tower. and the cease-fire in aleppo as some prepare to get out of the city alive. welcome to "early start."
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i'm alison kosik. >> i'm john berman. 30 minutes past the hour. there are questions who is at the table when it comes to president-elect trump. the president-elect called nations tech leaders. sources tell cnn the meeting focused on jobs and china where many american tech products are made and focused on immigration. these are all very important angles, but just as big a story, who else is at the table. trump's three adult children and son-in-law. some of whom may run the family business. some of whom may work in the white house. where are the lines? it's unclear. the president-elect postponed a news conference that had been scheduled for today to explain those decisions. cnn's phil mattingly with the latest. >> reporter: john and alison, look. no secret president-elect trump and silicon valley did not get along during the primary and
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general election. a lot of the individuals who showed up for the tech summit were not opposed to policy issue, but opposed to him all together. some raised and donated money for his opponent. the president-elect welcoming them to trump tower with a series of individuals paying homage, if you will, but recognize if they want to move forward business wise, they need the president-elect and his team. the president-elect is willing to let them know their business is doing well and he thinks he is the reason why. take a listen. >> i'm here to help you folks do well. you are doing well right now and i'm very honored by the bounce. they are all talking about the bounce. right now, everybody in the room has to like me at least a little bit. we will try to have that bounce continue. perhaps even more importantly, we want you to keep going with the incredible innovation. there's nobody like you in the world. >> reporter: one of the most interesting things of the meeting wasn't discussed or the
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policy of the sides, but who was in the room. not on the tech titans side, but the family. when the cameras sprayed the room, you saw ivanka and jared kushner and don jr. and eric. they are close to their father and advisers to their father. here is what has changed. the president-elect himself announced on twitter he would hand the reins to the trump organization to don and eric. it is not just the temperature summ tech summit, they are vetting candidates for the secretary of interior. this is raising concerns from lawyers on both sides of the e aisle. they recognize that there needs to be some separation. we know that separation is worked on. the details delayed until the new year of what that may be. every time you see something like this, you recognize this is
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an issue that the trump team is not running away from. the president-elect seems to be welcoming it. whether it is meeting over the last couple weeks with foreign leaders or with cabinet officials or tech summit on wednesday night. one thing is clear. they don't believe it is as big an issue as everybody else. that could only spell problems in the future. john and alison. >> thank you, phil. the republican party spokesman says worries are not a problem. sean spicer say conflicts of interest arise when quote you are sneaky or shady about it. spicer says trump has been clear about the children's roles in his campaign and business. spicer suggests the voweders kn voters knew what they were getting. >> every one of the people listed on the transition web site. they are all part of it. this is a transparent process. the people he trusted and he
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made it clear how much he values input of his family. he has been transparent. from day one. not just recently. going back to the debate in august of last year. he was clear the role the family would play in the campaign and government and business. >> and trump transition source says that spicer is now leading candidate for white house press secretary. more details on the incoming first family. ivanka trump is likely to handle duties by the first lady. a source tells cnn with melania in new york with barron, ivanka trump will assume the role of white house ho testess. this has happened with widows or bachelors. ivanka will advise her father on some issues. an office of the first family is already in the works for the
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east wing. where the current office of the first lady is located. hershey, pennsylvania is the next stop on the long running donald trump thank you tour. the president-elect holds a rally there at 7:00 tonight. he will be joined at the giant arena by vice president-elect mike pence. this is the same venue he visited days before the election. the win in pennsylvania help break through hillary clinton's so-called blue wall. >> let's discuss the trump transition. we are joined by eugene scott live in washington. great to have you with us. i want to play more of sean spicer. sort of conflating the issues with conflicts of interest and trying to explain why we have yet to receive answers with the trump family and trump white house. >> conflicting of interest arise when you are sneaky about it and shady about it. if you tell everyone here is
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what's going on, here is the process and people playing a role. that is being transparent. >> you can have, to get at issue here, you can have transparency and conflicting of interest. there are issues with the division of the trump family and trump white house. questions up until now have not been answered. they were supposed to be answered today. supposed to be a news conference today on how trump would distance business from the white house. he cancelled or postponed that news conference. >> he certainly did. interesting point in the int interview is whether spicer argued trump being transparent. there are cameras in trump tower part of the business portfolio that voters know little about. what people that didn't vote for
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him are the delatails and how i could affect the presidency. >> this is all in the family. legally can he get away with it? >> well, that remains to be seen. i was reading about a loophole. we know a law in place that prevents him from hiring and appointing his children. that may be possible if they don't collect a salary. details remain to be seen. we can expect democratic lawmakers to stay on that and press it and make it an issue that many in his camp don't think it is. >> and again, two things going on here. ivanka will work in the east wing as a hostess role. that has happened in the past where a daughter or niece has been in the white house when the first lady was not active. there is the issue of how don jr. and eric will separate the business from the white house. they were part of the meeting with tech leaders yesterday.
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they are meeting with prospective cabinet members. how do they separate the business from the influence on the administration? these are real questions. >> that press conference we were hoping to see today which has been delayed, the trump transition team says more details regarding that will be revealed during that time. i think people want to know what will be done up until then. this is a concern as of now. we have seen not only eric and don, but before the announcement of ivanka's role in the white house. we saw her involvement in the meetings, not just business leaders, but foreign leaders. i think people want to know the role of the family and what it will be in the future and how that will not present itself to be a problem with conflict of interest. >> talk about revelation. we got a piece of something from donald trump during the meeting with top tech ceos and leaders.
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listen to what he said. >> to help this go along and we will be there for you annual call my people. it doesn't make any difference. we have no formal chain of command around here. >> we have no formal chain of command around here. what? did i hear that right? >> yeah. i wasn't completely sure what that meant. it seemed like it came off as informal. you expect a formal chain of command with the president and vice president and other advisers. i find that meeting fascinating that so many of those ceos did not support trump and spacampaid specifically for hillary clinton. the obvious glaring absence of the meeting was the ceo of twitter. it is very interesting. we have mixed reporting on why he was not there. what we will see with the trump administration and silicon
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valley in the future certainly remains to be seen. >> on the subject of chain of command. it hasn't slowed down the transition. they have the positions filled as quickly or more quickly than past transitions. they are moving along. eugene, thank you. federal reserve chief janet yellen raising interest rates. she had this message for her soon-to-be boss. >> i will not offer the incoming president advice about how to conduct himself in policy. i'm a strong blieliever in the independence of the fed. >> she intends to serve out her entire four-year term which ends in february of 2018. she said i'm not going anywhere. however, trump was harshly critical of her during the campaign. listen. >> this janet yellen of the fed.
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the fed is doing political. the fed is being more political than secretary clinton. >> janet yellen should have raised the rates. she is not doing it because the obama administration and the president doesn't want her to. >> i think she is very political and to a certain extent, she should be ashamed of herself. >> the congress gives the fed the power to act independently. it does not need approval from anyone in government to make policy moves. what is interesting with that is that there's the talk on wall street that maybe there is a bit of a political influence of how the fed and policy mamakers mak the decision and raising rates have something to do with the policies that are expected. >> that is not necessarily political. it is making a bet against the economic situation and taking into account the fact he will provide a stimulus. cut taxes and they think it will heat up the economy.
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could lead to inflation, which is why you raise rates. just some of the money interests involved. a new truce declared in aleppo. will it last long enough to allow people to escape? we have a live report ahead.
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rebel forces in eastern aleppo announcing a cease-fire
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agreement reached. civilians evacuations can begin. earlier this week, a cease-fire brokered by turkey with russia sla collapsed in a wave of dpeadly air strikes. an estimated 50,000 residents still trapped without food, water or medicine. cnn's jomana karadsheh is tracking latest developments. she is joining us live now. this is a situation that seems to be changing every hour. are these civilians able to evacuate at this moment to get to a safer place? >> reporter: it really is changing so fast, alison. when we last spoke, we were reporting on the violent incident that delayed the evacuations. according to activists on the ground and other sources. one killed and four wounded when the convoy tried to approach the regime areas as they were evacuating. we are hearing from the international committee of the
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red cross tweeting out saying the operation to evacuate around 1 200 wounded from eastern aleppo is under way. the red cross and the syrian air red crescent is under way and ready to deal with the wounded as they are coming out. according to one of the last doctors in eastern aleppo, there are about 2,000 wounded people who need medical attention and they will be priority with the evacuations. we will see the evacuation of civilians and rebel fighters. this will take place in phases. it will be over several days. i have to say that people we have spoken to on the ground, residents of eastern aleppo really mixed emotions there. so much relief that they will leave. a couple days ago, they were terrified of a bloodbath and they might be killed. right now, they are looking at this and getting so close to
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leaving eastern aleppo. they say they were forced to do this. they never wanted to leave their homes. faced with death, they have to do that. >> never want to leave your home with the violence and death and destruction. jomana karadsheh, thank you. let's see what is coming up on "new day." alisyn camerota joins us. >> good morning. >> great to see you. we will have some new reporting on exactly what role donald trump's daughter ivanka trump and her husband jared will have in the white house. where their offices will be and what they will be doing and how they will get around nepotism laws. we will explore that. plus, the trial continues in the horrible case in south carolina where the white supremacist killed nine people at the mother emanuel church. the sole survivor has given testimony about what went on that horrible day. we will bring you that and an update on what's happening in that trial when chris and i see you at the top of the hour.
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>> see you then. the dow falling short of a major milestone yesterday. the question is will the average make history today? the chances of dow hitting 20,000 next. >> slim. hi, we're the hulford quads. (laughter) we're in 8th grade. technology is the only thing that really entertains us. i'm gonna use this picture on sketchbook, and i'm going to draw mustaches on you all. using the pen instead of fingers, it just feels more comfortable for me. be like, boop! it's gone. i like that only i can get into it and that it recognizes my fingerprint. our old tablet couldn't do that. it kind of makes you feel like you're your own person, which is a rare opportunity in my family. (laughter) (vo) it's the holidays at verizon, and the best deals are on the best network. with no surprise overages, you can use your data worry free and even carry over the data you don't use. and right now get four lines and 20 gigs for only $40 per line. you'll even get the samsung galaxy s7,
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okay. not quite winter, but we want to prove to you it is cold outside.
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in cleveland, you are looking live behind the wheel in cleveland, ohio. this camera here coming from wjw, our affiliate. showing the lake-effect snow coming down and covering the roads there. areas near lake erie is looking at a foot of snow before the weekend. be careful. a new security breach at yahoo!. this is huge. yahoo! confirms more than 1 billion accounts have been hacked. this breach is believed to be bigger than the one that happened a year ago. we have samuel burke live from london. whether a mess, samuel. >> reporter: good morning, john. the only thing more mind boggling than the 1 billion number is this hack happened in 2013 and no one at yahoo! realized until now. let me put up the list of information we believe was hacked part of the breach. names and passwords and e-mails and phone numbers and dates of
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birth. not credit card data or bank information. we would rather have that sto n stolen. you can change your credit card number, but not your name or date of birth. to get around this, don't just change your passwords, turn on two-factor authentification. maybe that is a lot better than changing your password every other day. >> maybe it is. sam, thank you. let's get a check on cnn money stream this morning. dow futures pointing to a higher open. as investors get used to the higher interest rates following the fed decision yesterday. stocks in europe are up slightly. shares in asia finished lower overnight. oil is steady. sitting at $51 a barrel. we are also watching shares of yahoo!. the stock is down almost 3% in pre-market trading following the disclosure of the huge hack back
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in 2013 that samuel just spoke of. wall street will see what this means for verizon's purchase of yahoo!. yahoo! stock is up 23% this year because of the anticipation of the deal actually going through. the dow is still in spitting distance of the 20,000 mark. the average fell yesterday after the fed's decision to hike interest rates. the dow will need to gain 208 points to get to the 20,000 milestone. that is 1% rise. regardless, it is a great year for the dow. jumping 13.5% so far this year. people are rushing to sign up for obamacare. that is despite donald trump's vow to repeal it as soon as he gets into office next month. 4 million people have signed up on the federal exchange. hundreds of thousands more on state exchanges and that's more than 1 million new enrollees. 2.9 million renewing coverage. if you need health insurance
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beginning january 1st, today is the deadline to sign up. if you had coverage through one of the exchanges last year, the advice is shop around if you can. some premiums are going up and coverage options are changing. i say shop around if you can. not all counties have a choice of insurers. some have one insurer. you have to chose the plan. that is all for "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm alison kosik. concerns of conflicts of interest and the first family. "new day" starts now. >> he made it clear how much he values input of his family. >> no formal campaign of command. >> jared kushner will have a place in the west wing. >> donald trump shutould divest himse himself. >> he represents the united states of america. >> prosecutors say roof hoped to start a race war that day in charleston. >> i was asking that he wouldn't
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kill all of us. >> unmitigated humanitarian disast disaster. >> we are here seeing a genocide. >> a cease-fire failed to produce results. >> we don't want anything else but freedom. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. >> good morning. welcome to "new day." it is thursday, december 15th. 6:00 in the east. we begin with donald trump sitting down with technology ceos to talk about jobs and china. what were the concerns and the promises? at the tech talk, three adult children and son-in-law, once again, blurring the lines with business and family. >> that is raising concerns about conflict of interest with the family business. some congressional democrats are worried about the trump d.c. hotel. this as the judge orders mr. trump to face a deposition in the lawsuit against jose andres.
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36 days until he is unaugust rat rated. morning, alisyn. ivanka's role has not been decided and no formal decision for her or her husband. donald trump's family is going to play an outsized role in the white house. >> you call my people, you'll call me. it doesn't make any difference. we have no formal chain of command around here. >> reporter: donald trump's unconventional white house shaping up to be a family affair. trump's three oldest children all sitting in on a meeting with the nation's top tech executives wednesday. some who openly supported hillary clinton. >> we want you to keep going with the incredible innovation. there's nobody like you in the world. in the world. nobody like the people in this room.

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