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less than six hours from now, the sit down the world has been waiting for. president trump and putin meeting for the first time. the spotlight of the g20. we have it covered from hamburg, washington, moscow, and seoul. good morning, and welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm miguel marquez. it is friday, july 7th, 4:00 a.m. here on the east coast. it's one of the most eagerly anticipated meetings of world leaders in decades. this morning president trump sits down with russian president vladimir putin as the g20 summit gets underway in germany. their bilateral meeting comes just a day after president trump said russia should stop its destabilizing activities.
minutes later refused to conclude that russia meddled in the u.s. election. >> new cnn reporting this morning says russia has even stepped up its spying efforts in the u.s. more in a moment. for the latest, let's turn to the white house correspondent covering this for us, sara murray, live in hamburg. president trump meets putin face to face in just a few hours. it will be fascinating to see the optics of this meeting. >> reporter: yes, it is a very highly anticipated and will be closely scrutinized. this is expected to be a brief meeting between these two world leaders. an intermat one, as well. they're expected to be joined by trump's secretary of state rex tillerson as well as foreign minister lavrov. in the runoff to the meeting, trump and putin have had sharp words for one another. putin wrote an article in a german newspaper taking aim at the sanctions the u.s. levied
gaep against russians saying it's protectionism. we heard trump's words for putin yesterday in poland. he chided russia for its role in conflicts in ukraine and syria. when it comes to u.s. election meddling, when he was speaking in poland yesterday, trump still seems to question russia's role in all of this. if you look at his tweet storm this morning, it is very clear that trump's mind is still on that 2016 election. he's taking aim at former officials in the clinton campaign saying, "everyone here is talking about why john pod see it refused to -- podesta refused to give the server to the fbi and cia, disgraceful." in terms of the way the president has prepared for the meeting, he's worked with senior advisers to get ready for the meeting with putin. we're told by one white house official that the amount of pages dedicated to this important meeting is just a few. it will still be up to president trump to decide what they talk about, what's on the agenda going into this meeting. >> all right.
fascinating. a lot to unfold today. sara murray is there in hamburg to cover for us. thank you. now as president trump prepares to face off with vladimir putin, cnn has learned russian spies are very active here in the united states. especially since the november election. u.s. intelligence officials say the kremlin is feeling emboldened because the current and past administrations have failed to retaliate. more now from pamela brown in washington. >> reporter: good morning. russian spies are ramping up intelligence gathering efforts in the united states according to current and former u.s. intelligence officials who say they've noticed an increase since the election. so the russians' efforts have not been slowed by the intense focus of the intelligence community's assessment that russia meddled in the u.s. election. and since the election, u.s. authorities have detected an uptick in suspected russian intelligence officers entering the united states under the guise of other business. officials say they've been
replenishing their ranks ever since the u.s. expelled 35 russian diplomats suspected of spying last december. in some cases, russian spies have tried to gain employment at places with sensitive information as part of their intelligence-gathering efforts. the fbi which is responsible for counterintelligence efforts in the u.s. would not comment for the story. the russian embassy in washington didn't respond to a request for comment. of course, all of this begs the question, why isn't the u.s. stopping it? there's a couple of reasons. partisan political disagreements over the russian activity, and president trump's reluctance to accept intelligence conclusions about russian shah's meddling in the election -- russia's meddling in the election has slowed efforts the former intelligence say. and fbi counterintelligence is seeking to keep an eye on activity. in some cases, the fbi uses surveillance to track the suspected russian intelligence officers as part of a counterintelligence effort. christine and missional? >> thanks to pamela brown. responding to requests for
comment, a kremlin spokesman says, "don't listen to fakes." >> there will be plenty on the agenda when the presidents trump and putin meeting at the g20. so much that the russians say the limited time available might make it hard to delve into russia's aggression in ukraine and crimea. that still leaves syria, isis, sanctions, and more to talk about. ivan watson live from moscow now. i've been looking at this from both sides. what would constitute a successful meeting for the russians and for the u.s.? >> well, i think just the fact that you've got the two heads of state that are going to be meeting face to face. that's a big step forward for both sides. there hasn't been a meeting between russian and u.s. presidents in nearly two years since september of 2015 when barack obama was the u.s. president. the kremlin has indicated that having phone calls isn't enough. it's time to have a face-to-face
meeting. and that would be good for basically geopolitical stability. the kremlin pointed out, though, that going into this meeting, regrettably, it does not know what washington wants to come out of this. we do have to recall that you're not going to have an entirely fair meeting. vladimir putin, this will be his fourth u.s. president that he's met. he's been in this position, head of state in russia, for years and years and years. the flashpoints are many. there could be success on the syrian front. the u.s. secretary of state, rex tillerson, wrote at the beginning of the week that there has been some progress in that awful civil war between the u.s. and russian militaries on establishing deconfliction zones. he hopes that perhaps he can talk about establishing no-fly zones there. last night the russian top diplomat, sergei lavrov, said that's a step in the right direction. maybe syria and the awful war that's killed so many and made so many people homeless, maybe
both heads of state can find some common ground since both countries have the stated goal of fighting islamist extremist terrorists on the ground in that country. >> so much has been made of the personalities and the optics of this meeting. the different personalities of the leaders. but clearly, a lot of substance to get to. thank you so much for that, ivan watson. we'll turn to hamburg, site of the g20 summit. and we'll bring in international diplomatic reporter nick watson. the meeting between trump and putin, given how interconnected the g20 is, close members, many know each other, what do we expect out of this meeting? >> reporter: i don't think we can expect there to be a great meeting of the minds. i mean, there very much is a sense of this unity that there's a new world emerging if you listen to seasoned elder statesmen at the diplomatic
world elder states men and women they talk about a changed world forward that of the post-world war ii order of changing relationships and dynamics. that's very much how it feels here. of course, there are the common crises of north korea. there are of syria, of ukraine, that unite some of the leaders. but because, for example, the president of south korea is perhaps trying to -- would more readily reach out and try to get into dialogue with the north koreans while he supports, you know, the united states and what it's doing and defending and securing the korean peninsula and its concerns about north korea, they're not in lockstep. you know, this is just one example of how complicated things can become on the big issues. so but -- broadly speaking, there is a sense of that disunity. and i suppose if you want to
look at the really big framing here, look at it this way -- hamburg, july, 1943, the second world war, the world -- at that point the heaviest ever bombing raid began. operation gomorrah. it lasted four days, more than 40,000 people killed. 37 wounded. that was part of world war ii. in essence, trying to get an agreement to set a peaceful future, an agreement across the big agendas. it's in the context that the world order since the second world war is beginning to change. will we see a maximized position where there's a lot of agreement, no. will we see a mineral mallized position where -- minimalized position where there's no agreement, no. but this is in many senses a different g20 than some of the previous. >> we're also seeing specifically some protests from yesterday. is it the sense that they will
be able to affect any of the ongoings for the g20? >> reporter: no. and they'll be lucky, you know, to get anywhere close to those buildings in their minds, that would be luck for them. i mean, protesters this morning have sort of rather than being at a big block protest where the police said there were 12,000 demonstrators last night, more than 20 arrested, more than -- well, 111 police officers injured, today they've broken up into smaller groups and tried to block the road that some leaders will take to get to the meeting well secured. police have a firm hand here making sure demonstrators don't get through to the building. that seems incredibly unlikely. so you know, they're not going to have an impact. and this is typical of europe, if you will, and of germany and of hamburg that's used to
demonstrations. >> hamburg and germany used to dealing with major protests. nic robertson, thank you very much. >> any of us who covered a g-7, g-8 meeting, these gatherings of thousands protesting is common regardless of who the president of the united states or for germany, for that matter. an assault on a flight attendant forces a delta flight to turn around shortly after takeoff. how other passengers jumped in to action.
it two of america's biggest part -- two of america's biggest partners are striking a deal. and that could be bad news for car makers and dairy farmers. europe and japan signed a free trade agreement before the g20 summit, a clear reaction to the white house's protectionist stance. japanese prime minister shinzo abe saying they will hoist the flag of free trade among protectionism. this could hurt -- this deal
could hurt u.s. industries like cars. the agreement removes high tariffs on japanese cars and helps european automakers in japan. both actions will slow automakers as sales slow in the u.s. there will be tougher competition in japan. the deal eliminates japanese duties on european cheeses. right now japan slaps a whopping 30% tariff on dairy, and an increase in european gouda will hurt american cheesemakers. currently many is the third largest -- currently japan is the third largest market for u.s. cheese. they were banking on the transpacific partnership, the tpp, to help them in japan. as you know, president trump scrapped the deal on his first full day in office. a scare for passengers on a delta airlines flight headed from seattle to beijing. flight 129 turned back shortly after takeoff last night when a passenger assaulted a flight attendant in first class. the plane returned to sea-tac airport under a defense department escort. delta says the suspect was
restrained by other passengers on board and taken into custody upon landing. the flight attendant and a passenger were injured and taken to the hospital. both are expected to be fine. last night a federal judge denied the state of hawaii's attempt to limit the scope of president trump's travel ban. in his request for clarification, hawaiian officials argued the government overreached by excluding grandparents and other relatives after the supreme court decision allowing the ban to take effect. a district court judge in honolulu rejected that challenge, ruling any requests for clarification should be made to the supreme court. a full hearing of the case is set for the fall. so far, no clear strategy to slow north korea's nuclear program. now one leader says he'll meet kim jong-un any time, anywhere. we'll let you know who and why it matters. [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare?
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xfinity mobile. the new president of south korea is still willing to meet with kim jong-un despite another condemnation of the north's intercontinental ballistic missile test. president moon saying he's ready to talk at any place if the conditions are right. yesterday moon met hours after meeting with president trump and shinzo abe. da david mckenzie with more. any takeaway ahead of the meetings at the g20? >> reporter: yes, a lot of takeaways. it's interesting that president moon there diverging somewhat from the u.s. viewpoint, at least publicly, and saying he would meet anywhere, any time with the north korean dictator given the right conditions.
now he did go into those conditions in a policy speech where he is at the g20. he went into details like they have to really stop, of course, the missile tests, the nuclear program. that's a preconditioning from getting anywhere. it is an olive branch kind of dangling the carrot as it were to the north koreans, saying there could be a real sweetening deal with them should they stop the program. that's nothing really they show to doing. you did have jim mattis, the secretary of defense in the u.s. saying the latest missile test by the north koreans does not bring the usa and north korea closer to any kind of conflict. to tone down the rhetoric. a very different scene in pyongyang, massive rallies with senior party and military leaders bringing out the population, as well, to cheer that latest icbm, successful --
in their words -- launch. they said that they are ready to wipe out the u.s., to reduce it to ashes. so certainly no lack of bombast and propaganda, as usual coming from north korea. but potentially a door opening from the south korean president trying to solve this through some kind of dialogue. christine? >> david mckenzie live this morning for us in seoul, south korea. thank you, sir. now the eyes of the world are on hamburg, germany, for president trump's meeting with russian president vladimir putin. we have the broader implications of the meeting and the latest from the g20 coming up.
hamburg, washington, moscow, and seoul. welcome back to "early start," i'm miguel marquez. >> i'm christine romans. look at all that talent lined up for this morning. 28 minutes past the hour on this friday morning. it is one of the most eager looeped meetings of -- eagerly anticipated meeting of leaders. president trump sits down with vladimir putin as it gets underway at the g20 summit in germany. the full-fledged meeting comes a day after president trump said russia should stop its "destabilizing activities." minutes later the president refused to conclude that russia alone meddled in the u.s. election. >> and news that russia has stepped up efforts at spying in the u.s. more in a moment. for latest, white house correspondent sara murray is live in hamburg. president trump meets russian president vladimir putin face to face in a few hours. what can we expect out of the
meeting? >> reporter: look, everything from their public statements to their body language is going to be closely scrutinized in this meeting. we're expecting it to be relatively brief but intimate. obviously, president trump, putin will be there, as well as their top diplomat, secretary of state rex tillerson. and russian prime ministerer sergei lavrov. they've had sharp words for one anotherme another. putin has slammed sanctions against russia and taken aim at u.s. trade policies. trump speaking in poland yesterday was chiding russia for their role in conflicts in ukraine as well as in syria. the one thing that trump did is he questioned russia's role in interfering in the 2016 election. now u.s. intelligence has concluded that russia meddled. trump is under pressure from lawmakers to bring this up in the meeting with putin. it's unclear whether he's going to do that. today trump is offering up harsher words for some of his
democratic opponents than he is for russia. he took to twitter to say everyone here is talking about why john podesta, a clinton campaign staffer, refused to give the dnc server to the fbi and the cia. disgraceful. that is where the president's head is at today. of course all of this is playing out in germany against the backdrop. a pretty incense protest too the -- intense protest to the g20. there were thousands of protests yesterday. 111 police officers were injured, and a number of arrests. we're expecting protests to continue today. back to you. >> sara murray for us in hamburg, thank you very much. as president trump prepares to face off with vladimir putin, cnn has learned that russian spies are very active here in the united states, especially since the election. u.s. intelligence officials say the kremlin is feeling emboldened because the current and past administrations have failed to retaliate. more this morning from pamela brown in washington. >> reporter: miguel and christine, good morning to you. we have learned that russian spies are ramping up their
intelligence gathering efforts in the united states, according to current and former u.s. intelligence officials who say they've noticed an increase since the election. so the russians' efforts have not been slowed by the intense focus of the intelligence community's assessment that russia meddled in the u.s. election. and since the election, u.s. authorities have detected an uptick in suspected russian intelligence officers entering the united states under the guise of other business. officials say they've been replenishing their ranks ever since the u.s. expelled 35 russian diplomats suspected of spying last december. in some cases, russian spies have tried to gain employment at places with sensitive information as part of their intelligence-gathering efforts. now the fbi which is responsible for counter intelligence efforts would not comment. the russian embassy in washington didn't respond to a request for comment. of course, all of this begs the question why isn't the u.s. stopping it. well, there's a couple of reasons. partisan political disagreements over the russian activity and
president trump's reluctance to accept intelligence conclusions about russia's meddling in the election has slowed efforts to counter the threat these former and current intelligence officials say. and we are also told that fbi counter intelligence is seeking to keep an eye on some of the activity. some of the cases, the fbi uses surveillance to track the suspected russian intelligence officers as part of a counterintelligence effort. christine and miguel? >> great new reporting from pamela there. responding to requests for comment, a kremlin spokesman says, "don't listen to fakes." there will be plenty on the agenda when presidents trump and putin meet at the g20. so much that russians say the limited time available, it might be hard to delve into issues like russia's aggression in ukraine and crimea. still leaves syria, isis, nato sanctions, and more out there. senior international correspondent ivan watson joins us now live from moscow. ivan, looking at this from both sides, what could constitute a
successful meeting for the russians and the u.s.? clearly a great amount of pressure on both these men. >> reporter: good morning. i mean, the russians would love to have u.s. sanctions lifted that have been imposed ever since russia invaded and occupied and annexed crimea out of the ukraine in 2014. just in the last couple of weeks, the trump administration slapped additional sanctions on dozens of russian entities much to moscow's chagrin. we don't know whether or not that is a possibility in this upcoming meeting. the one area that perhaps both sides could find some common ground on is the conflict in syria. earlier this week, secretary of state rex tillerson wrote that there had been some success there between the two militaries, russia and the u.s., which are operating in such close proximity there. there had been some success at establishing deconfliction
zones. and he floated the idea of establishing no-fly-zones there. russia's top diplomat said last night that is a step in the right direction. on the eve of the meeting, the kremlin said regrettably, we don't know what washington wants to get out of the meeting. they admit the relationships between the two countries are at zero. the kremlin said sitting face to face would probably be good for geo-- geopolitical stability. basically trying to avoid a worst case scenario. of the two militaries that are bumping up against each other not only in syria but in the airspace over nato's eastern borders, simply getting the leaders to talk could prevent a worst case scenario. some terrible example of miscommunication. miguel and christine? >> sounds like a soft restart of the entire relationship. ivan watson, thank you. let's turn to hamburg. the site of the g20 meeting. want to bring in international diplomatic editor nic robertson.
good morning. the world will be closely watching this trump/putin meeting. given how interconnected this g20 is, what are the chances the encounter could make a difference, could have far-reaching effects? >> reporter: if you had to look for one area where both are keen to cooperate, syria might be the one. on the issue of fighting isis, there's more of a meeting of minds on that than on anything else. certainly the kremlin seems to have indicated it doesn't expect to bend president trump's mind on, crane. of course -- on ukraine. of course, nikki haley, ambassador to the u.n., has been very, very clear that the fresh hold there is for -- the threshold there is for russia to get troops out. on the issue of syria, russia said that it is in favor of fighting isis, a big issue to president trump. there could be cooperation there. of course, the pentagon's been
skeptical of russia, on claims of tackling isis. it says most of the air strikes in syria are supporting regime of president bashar al assad. you know, any meeting of the minds there between president trump, putin, on that is obviously going to get close scrutiny by defense chiefs, et cetera. i think that could potentially be the area of cooperation. on north korea, you know, still seeing to be poles apart. putin's position is sanctions don't work, and of course that's the line that president trump wants to take to increase sanctions on north korea, to get it to curb the nuclear and missile ambition. so, you know, let's -- let's look toward syria. perhaps -- both countries, both presidents poles apart, it appears at least on, climate change, as well. >> so much to be made of the body language. let's be honest. there's so much substance to go through, but so much to be made of the body language. wean that vladimir putin -- we know that vladimir putin is a very skilled manipulator of the other person who he's meeting
with. he's been known to berate world leaders in private. he brought a dog to a meeting with angela merkel because she doesn't like dogs. you know, that matters. those tactics matters, too. >> reporter: we've also heard, you know, president bush saying that his dog -- putin criticized his dog bonnie or implied -- implied the dog, a smaller dog, wasn't as impressive as the large dog he paraded in front of president bush when they met one time. yshs he yes, he's going to use that. think about it, vladimir putin, his narrative for russians is one of a strongman. riding bare chested on a horse, bare chested hunting. he bears the image of a strongman. you can guarantee that that's the way he's going to want to be perceived in his first encounter on camera with president trump. president trump, of course, is
not going to want the russian leader to get away with looking like the dominant force in that. you know, he's the tough negotiator, you know, who starts with the maximalist position, starts from a strong position. we can expect the body language i think at the beginning at least, while the cameras are there, to be one -- let's not call it a faceoff. two tough men standing face to face. >> it will be very interesting. and make a very good point. they both have very, very refined and defined personal brands, these two men. all right, nic robertson, thank you very much for that in hamburg for us this morning. an assault on a flight attendant forces a delta flight to turn around shortly after takeoff. hoe other passengers -- how other passengers jumped into action.
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remains strong and just how far the president's promise of 25 million jobs in the next decade is to reality. economists predict 172,000 jobs added in june. that's a strong number. to get to the 25 million promise from the president, you'd need to average 208,000 a month to meet that goal, still, the unemployment rate should remain a low 4.3%, the lowest since 2001. experts tell us they think the numbers, the unemployment rate in particular, is near what is called full employment. meaning there aren't many more available workers waiting for a job. that means job gains will probably start to slow. they already are. job growth from february to may was the slowest in three years. the u.s. has been adding jobs for 80 consecutive months. that streak can't last forever. still, there's plenty to be happy about -- american wages, we're looking for them to rise in this report. american manufacturing is humming again.
the u.s. added 55,000 manufacturing jobs, the largest gain since 2014. strong global growth and a weak u.s. dollar are making u.s. exports more competitive. a scare for passengers on a delta airlines flight. flight 129 turned back after takeoff after a passenger assaulted a flight attendant in first class. the plane returned to sea-tac airport under defense department escort. delta says the suspect was restrained by other passengers on board and taken into custody upon landing. the flight attendant and passenger were injured and taken to the hospital. both are expected to be fine. flight 129 is back in the air this hour, expected to land in beijing this afternoon. last night a federal judge denied hawaii's attempt to limit the scope of president trump's travel ban. in its request for clarification, hawaiian officials argued the government overreached by excluding grandparents and other relatives after the supreme court decision allowing the ban to take effect.
a district court judge in honolulu rejected the challenge ruling any request for clarification should be made to the supreme court. a full hearing for the case is set for the fall. . the white house battling conflict of interest concerns now has to find a new ethics watchdog. walter shaw, the director of the office of government ethics, is stepping down to tackle campaign finance reform at a nonprofit. he made a name for himself as a trump administration critic, repeatedly raising questions over the president's decision not to sell his business interests. the ethics office works with executive branch employees to avoid conflicts of interest. it does not have enforcement power. the white house says it appreciates schwab's service and that the president will name ape successor in short order. severe weather brewing for parts of the midwest and northeast. we want to bring in meteorologist derek van dam. good friday morning, christine and miguel. we're talking now about the newly formed tropical depression
across the central atlantic. this is tropical depression four. a lot of things working against the strengthening of this tropical depression, that being the upper level wind shear and also saharan dust coming off of north central africa. you see that on our dust monitor that's streaming right into the location where our particular tropical depression is located. this is the satellite loop. you see how poorly organized this particular system is. only winds at about 30 miles per hour. the national hurricane center doesn't believe the storm will impact land. that's good news. scattered showers, though, across the southeast. severe storms throughout the ohio river valley. we're focusing attention from cleveland to pittsburgh, indianapolis indianapolis, a possible tornado. a wet day new york to boston. have your raincoats and umbrellas handy. let's talk temperatures. cloud cover and rain in the forecast, only 79 for the big apple today. back to you. >> 79 is fine --
it all adds up to our most reliable network ever. one that keeps you connected to what matters most. the new president of south korea is still willing to meet with the north's kim jong-un, despite raising tension and other condemnation of the north's first intercontinental ballistic missile test. president moon says he's ready to talk any time and at any place if the conditions are right. yesterday, moon met china's president about north korea hours after meeting with president trump and japanese prime minister shinzo abe. we want to bring in cnn's david mckenzie. he's live in seoul for us. david, any takeaways from the meetings ahead of the g20? >> reporter: what we do know is that everyone's trying to figure
out how to get out of this mess with north korea rapidly progressing its icbm program. you've had hand wringing from president trump, but in pyongyang, a different viewpoint. massive celebration, thousands of people, fireworks, and senior leaders of both the party and the military all celebrating latest scientific revolution of their latest icbm. more rhetoric against the united states saying they will reduce america to ashes in any conflict. the propaganda, the bombastic talk from north korea isn't changing one bit which suggests, and i said it plainly, they plan to do anything in terms of stopping progression to a nuclear power. that is a reality check for president moon, per president trump, and all the -- for president trump, and all the
leaders at the g20 summit trying to figure out the headache of north korea. missional? >> certainly interesting -- miguel? >> certainly interesting to see the dynamics. i'm sure that will be a topic of great conversation at the g20. david, thank you very much. amelia earhart's disappearance 80 years ago remains one of the great mysteries of our time. she vanished while trying to become the first female pilot to fly around the world. now a history channel special suggests this photograph found in the national archives may be a vital clue -- missing since earhart and her navigator disappeared. jeanne moos with more. >> reporter: whether you low key it -- >> there's a new clue -- >> reporter: or hype it -- >> it will blow the lid off the story. >> reporter: this 80-year-old mystery never gets old. amelia mania is back as the history channel presents new evidence for an old theory. >> reporter: she may have been prisoner of the japanese. >> reporter: a photo purports to show earhart alive sitting on a
pacific island jetty in 1937. this may or may not be her navigator, fred noonan, according to a facial recognition expert. >> the hairline is the most distinctive characteristic. >> are you kidding me? that's fred noonan. >> reporter: and is that ill-defined blob really the plane being towed by a japanese ship? the theory is earhart crash-landed, was picked up by the japanese, and imprisoned until her death. even cher was intrigued. okay, no more politics, how about finding amelia a groban cs is giving me chills." but naysayers say no face to see, black and white and grainy. i want to, but i don't see it. as if the latest photo weren't already questionable enough, internet posters couldn't resist embellishing it. photoshopping in a flying saucer, jfk's assassin, and big
foot. even chris christie in a beach chair has landed on the jetty. >> the world has wondered -- >> reporter: did she crash into the ocean, or was she a castaway? short-wave radio operators say they picked up distress calls. >> i recognized that voice. >> reporter: one place we know you can find earhart's plane is on itunes. you can download this romantic comedy starring clark gable and joan crawford, and guest starring amelia's actual plane. the 1936 movie came out the year before the lockheed eelectera disappeared. love on the run, it's called. seems we never run out of love for the mystery of where earhart's plane ended up. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> when i was a little girl, my grandpa used to talk about -- remember the news coverage of her being missing and how it was such a big news event that she was embarking on this round-the-world trip. when she vanished, it was just -- it was the mystery of the time. >> wow. >> and still is apparently.
>> a great story. >> millions of people still interested. >> that's the story i go to when i hear a new development. >> amelia earhart rock, bottom line. >> true. let's check on cnn "money stream." global markets down after wall street closed lower. the dow shed more than 150 points. all 11 sectors in the s&p 500 fell yesterday. the nasdaq dropping along with tech stocks. meanwhile, bond yields are rising. yields, of course, increase as prices have fallen. for weeks investors have been selling government bonds as central banks reduce monetary stimulus. the stock rally could stall if borrowing costs rise. economic growth is mediocre. we'll get a good gauge of the economy today. folks, the june jobs report comes out at 8:30 a.m. eastern time. tesla is no longer the most valuable u.s. car company. the stock is down 20% from its all-time high in june. that's officially bear market territory. in fact, tesla lost $3 billion in value just yesterday. the company's worth about $2 billion less than gm. the stock fell after
disappointing safety test results and delivery data. don't feel do bad. tesla's stock is still up 45% this year. 18 democratic attorneys general are suing the education secretary, betsy devos, because she delayed an obama-era rule meant to protect student borrowers. the rule was created to help students take an advantage -- taken advantage of by for-profit colleges. devos announced in june she would delay the implementation. the suit says that devos is siding with school executives over students. americans hold $1.34 trillion in student loan debt. and that debt is growing. a 2016 graduate had an average $37,000 in debt. ten years ago, the average was about $20,000. of those who have debt, that's how much they have on graduation. >> fortunately, i finally got rid of mine. >> did you? >> a lot of debt. guess what -- >> what? >> "early start" continues right now.
less than five hours from now, the meeting the world is waiting for. president trump and putin meeting in the spotlight of the g20. world leaders arriving at this hour and protesters out, as well. we have it all covered this morning in hamburg, washington, moscow, and seoul. good morning and welcome to "early start." i'm miguel marquez. >> i'm christine romans. it is friday, july 7th, folks. 5:00 a.m. in the east. it is 11:00 a.m. at the g20 in hamburg. we welcome all of our viewers in the u.s. and around the world. it is one of the most eagerly anticipated meetings of world leaders in decades. president trump sits down with russian president vladimir putin as the g20 summit gets underway in germany. their bilateral meeting comes a day after president trump said russia should stop its "destabilizing activities." but minutes later, refused to conclude that russia alone melded in the u.s. election.
>> reporter: a report says russia has stepped up its spying on the u.s. more in a moment. for the latest, we turn to white house correspondent sara murray, live in hamburg. president trump meets putin face to face in a few hours. what can we actually expect out of this meeting? >> reporter: you can expect everything from their statements to their body language to be very closely scrutinized. this is slighted to be a relatively brief meeting but important one. along with rex tillerson, russian foreign minister lavrov will be there. in the run-up to the meeting, the world leaders have had sharp words for one another. putin has slammed u.s. sanctions against russia as well as president trump's trade policies. as for trump, when he was in poland, he had stern words for russia, too, chiding them for their role in conflicts in the ukraine, as well as in syria. the big question is whether president trump is