>> breaking news this morning. a new poll shows senator ted is that of donald trump for the first time. center marco rubio picks up a key endorsement in south carolina. good morning. i am lauren simoneti. >> i am jo ling kent and for nicole petallides. can it continue? looking at futures flat. the dow features unchanged, s&p down lightly on the nasdaq attaching the green. >> stacks in japan up sharply. the nikkei jumping 2.3% good let's take a look at crude oil right now. prices yesterday after 6% gain up to and after% at 31.38.
melissa mayer retrench is crazy enough as is, cutting digital magazines. we will tell you but the change means. lauren: wal-mart spending big ducks to win back customers from amazon. we will find out if it's working when wal-mart reports its latest profit this morning. jo: in sports, night obsessive. the top five teams taken a fall. we will have those highlights. lauren: welcome to "fbn:am" comair look at today's markets, the latest breaking news in what to expect the day ahead. jo: we are just two days away from the new "wall street journal" nbc national poll shows that cruise leading donald trump for the first time ever. crews have 20% support in this bow and trump is trailing by 26%. marco rubio coming in at 17%. this is a big change from last month when trump held a 13-point lead over crews. rubio comes in third place
followed by kasich and bush up 4%. another poll from bloomberg politician or trump is ahead of chris in south carolina at 36%. marco rubio in third place with 15% followed by jeb bush, john kasich in last place of 7%. and then very space, ted cruz speaking in south carolina challenge trying to sue him for defamation over an ad showing trump in a 1999 interview in support of abortion rights. >> i don't think anybody is surprised donald is threatening to sue people. he's done that most of his adult life. the look, i've practiced law 20 years send this letter really pressed the balance of the most frivolous and ridiculous letters have ever seen.
jo: trunk now says he opposes abortion rights and type is dismissing claims that he is a liar saying both men screamed liar liar whenever someone points to their actual record. is it a germanic in south carolina. lauren: speaking of senator rubio, he picked up the endorsement of south carolina governor nikki haley. >> i want a president that will bite back on the last figures it had to deal with and hold conscious to every republican to make sure they do what republicans are meant to do, which is balanced budgets, reduce debt and for reserves. mark or rubio is an entity that. jo: haley campaigned last night an event in columbia, south carolina hours after announcing endorsed it. for complete coverage, republican primary caucuses saw straight saturday as p.m. eastern right here on the fox business network.
jo: president obama planning to announce he will travel to cuba next month. this is the first time in 90 years a u.s. president has visited the island. republican presidential candidate jeb bush opposes the trip. >> as we legitimize iran by negotiating the agreement, we are doing the same by diplomatic relations. we got nothing in return. my hope is cuba will be free one day and that is from the president should be going there. not at a time when there's no efforts to free the country for its people. lauren: president obama stepping cuba would be part of a broader trip to latin america. treated to a highly dangerous radioactive materials and there are fears they could be used as a weapon if acquired by the islamic state. reuters said it was in a protective case the size of a laptop. it was said to have disappeared in the southern iraqi city of basra appeared in the sun by weatherford, u.s. oilfield company which says it is not possible or liable.
jo: pope francis bacon and hundreds of thousands of people on both sides of the u.s.-mexico border yesterday. his words were heard around on the mexican side of the border across from el paso, texas. because the forests of central america and the human tragedy and humanitarian crisis. he delivered for compassion towards immigrants. the event was the conclusion to this six-day visit to mexico. republican president candidate donald trump spoke about the pope's trip to the border on farney and company. >> the pope is a very political person. he doesn't understand the problems our country has. i don't think he understands the danger we have with mexico and mexico got him to do it because mexico wants to keep the order the way it is because they are making a fortune and we're losing. jo: the vatican was funny to trans-criticisms saying apart
zero, the pope talks about migration problems all around the world and the duty we have two hosts a certain other countries in search of a life of dignity and peace. lauren: the town of princeton from new jersey has a campaign to prevent undocumented workers have been arrested. prince of establishing decent english and spanish that encourage illegal immigrants to remain silent and have a plan. if confronted by u.s. immigration and customs enforcement officers. the campaign follows the recent targeted arrested to legal immigrants in the town of immigration and customs enforcement spokesman says fox's infections are in keeping with the laws and homeland security priorities. jo: let's keep up a global market action overnight. we are watching asia stocks across the board. except for shanghai down slightly, the hang seng two and a 3%. the nikkei up to point nikkei up to .28% as well. let's look a european stocks.
the ftse down 35 points but the caci 2.2% in the dax is another arrow up half a percent. lauren: u.s. stock market futures mixed in with another day. s&p down slightly, just about flat and about flat enough that features a 2.5. jo: are we able to take the sport is in a row? oil prices that. 31, 33 a barrel. look how the dollar was trading against a key currencies in the u.k. pound. >> as for the yield it stands right now once upon a percent. putting the wheels in motion to ramp up the on-demand delivery service. reuters reported the company is obtaining charters to deliver packages for regular customers that just plain users.
using an out to center a former chef to pick up packages and smaller warehouses near big cities. they deliver those to the customer sprint during this expansion is showing amazon is pushing deeper in the delivery business possibly trying to control shipping costs which cost $11.5 billion last year. jo: wal-mart reports fourth-quarter earnings. looking to see if the efforts to get customers back in the stores is paying off. and does it cost the company too much money. analysts expect wal-mart to put the six straight quarters does that increase in its fifth straight quarter of heavier traffic. this follows a long stretch of decline. lauren: apple fans rallied yesterday outside of the san francisco store to protest the u.s. government demand that apple helped the fbi hack into the iphone i see of one of the attackers in the december san bernardino shooting that killed 14 people. apple is resisting the order.
the ceo is giving his support to apple. jamil jaffer, for pfizer to the committee says this may not be a time for apple to take a stand. >> companies have to comply. it's not the result decided. at the same time in this case we have a known terrorist. murdered american. ask yourself, does this when they put their foot down? jo: john ashcroft will win this morning on morning to maria at 8:00 eastern to offer unique perspective on the apple san bernardino controversy. don't mix. the internet company announcing yesterday it plans to close seven digital magazines. site dedicated to articles about food, travel, parenting and health. loss of jobs for journalists to work on the site. chief executive mercenaries is deliver cost by eliminating 15% of staff and closing off this as
well as business units. >> here's a look at the have-nots right now in "the wall street journal." newer phones aren't easy to crack at the heart of the legal battle between the government highlighted the growing role of encryption and digital life. a unit of china's conglomerate is bite ingram micro for $6 billion. the deal is the latest in a string of investments by cheney's companies in u.s. tech companies. for pricing, more share buybacks on the way. the company is authorized up to $3 billion. coming up, the highest paid athlete in the world last year. but the boxer danny steps to last a big endorsement.
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jo: in europe, watching stocks trade ratepayer. the cac at 17 points in the dax up 70 points about three fourths of a percent. their third straight games in a row for the third time this year and they're up again. dow futures higher by 20 points. lauren: let's check the move in oil. moving pretty strongly to the outside. down at the earlier highs. oil up 2% right now. go down half a percent. nike has strived boxer manny pacquiao after his derogatory comments against gays. nike strongly deposed discrimination of any kind and standing up for the algae bt community. the boxing championships that those in relationships at the same sets are worse than animals. pacquiao did not respond however
he did post an apology on social media. >> i am humbling myself before you, before god for my mistake. thank you. lauren: said to also wrote i am sorry for hurting people by comparing to animals. jo: big upsets and hoops with north carolina last night. tony for-senator was a close one. north carolina lead before a run at the end of the game putting duke of high point. tar heels are three times that left 15 seconds remaining but elected not to call him. freshman derek thorton made him regret the decision by watching the final shot of the game feeling the upset. texas tag puts down the number three team in the nation. this is the first time in
history the raiders have beaten three top 25 teams in the road. they cap number 14 baylor and number 21 iowa state in their previous two games at texas tech edge came up in a big win scoring 25 points. happy valley hosting the third outside against the 79-75 date tree after losing five of the last six. they didn't like their recent struggles with 18 points apiece in their team's second win over a top 25 team. a big night. lauren: ted cruz hits back at accusations from donald trump and mark or rubio said he is a liar. >> whenever anyone points to their actual record, to what they voted on, they start screaming liar, liar, liar.
lauren: the new poll shows tight race ahead of donald trump for the very first time and will have the numbers for you. wal-mart has been shelling out a box to bring our customers from the likes of amazon. we'll find out how successful wal-mart has been when it reports its latest profits. jo: chick in the u.s. index futures at 24 points, nasdaq up almost eight. p up 1%. yore wchin"fbnm," ur firslookt moing rketnd breang news. ♪
mark or rubio at the king person in south carolina. the full story from the campaign trail. good morning. i am jo ling kent and for nicole petallides. lauren: good morning. i am lauren simoneti. after the first three-day rally of the year, can it continue? guess again. just futures up 21 points, nasdaq up 6.5. jo: shand of the day slightly but a nice pick up a 2.3% of the nikkei in japan at 2.3%. lauren: let's check crude oil prices after a 6% gain. that is a gain of over 2%. ceo marissa mayer retrenching, closing offices in cutting digital magazines. what do the changes mean for the future. transfer wal-mart spending big bucks to win back customers from amazon. we will find if it's working when they report the latest profits this morning. jo: a big night of upsets for three of the top five teams taking a fall. we'll bring you those
highlights. welcome to "fbn:am," your first look at today's markets, breaking news and what to expect for the day ahead. lauren: we are two days away from the gop primary in south carolina. "the wall street journal" poll shows tight cruz pleading donald trump for the first time ever. process 28% support. when trump held over cruz. mark or rubio come in third place 17% support followed by john kasich, dr. ben carson and former governor jeb bush. another poll from bloomberg politics just jump ahead of cruz and south carolina at 36%. then you have marco rubio still in third place with 15% support followed a jet bush 13%, ben carson 9%, john kasich lasted 7%. boxes were released south carolina has lost national post today at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. eastern.
and then a space. ted cruz speaking at town hall in greenville, south carolina challenge trying to sue him for defamation over tv ads showing in 1999 interview speaking in support of abortion rights. >> i laughed out loud. this has not been a typical race by any sense. i don't think anyone surprised donald is threatening to sue people. he's done that most of his adult life. but this letter -- though, i practiced law 20 years and this letter really press the bounds of the most frivolous and ridiculous letters of ever seeing. lauren simoneti lauren: trump says he now opposes abortions and dismisses claims is a liar saying both men scream liar liar when someone points to their actual record. jo: a lot of trauma right now. senator marco rubio picked up the coveted invested as governor nikolay hailey.
>> i want a president i will fight back on the last eight years we've had to deal with it now so make they hold a conscience driver republican to make sure they do the republicans were meant to do which is reduced to grow reserves. haley campaigned alongside rubio last night at an event in columbia, south carolina hours after announcing her endorsement. we will bring you the latest. tune in for complete coverage of the south carolina republican and the nevada caucuses starting at 6:00 eastern right here on fox business. lauren: president obama plans to announce he will travel to cuba next month. the first time in 90 years a u.s. president has visited the island. republican presidential candidate jeb bush opposes the trip. >> just as they legitimize the regime in iran by negotiating this agreement, we are doing the same by diplomatic relations. we got nothing in return.
my hope is cuba will be free one day and that is for the president should be going. not an time when there is no efforts to free the country for the people. jo: to stop in cuba would be part of a larger trip to latin america. let's get a closer look at the asian markets with business reporter tracey you. she is a reporter for chinese state television. good morning, tracey. reporter: while asian markets or integrate with the exception of the nikkei composite commodity index at a choppy trading day was two tenths of 1%. sentiment by the continuous data among sega enterprises ltd. market downside. the global dance gaining 2.3%. energy companies sort recovering oil prices. recovery prices also supported sentiments in japan. japanese that gained 2.3% on
wall street overnight. despite the continued rank against u.s. dollars and that caused the ending up about 1.3% lead by steelmakers about companies as well. jo: as always, thank you. lauren: and europe, stocks are trading mixed. the ftse done by commodity prices and shares. the cac at 16 in the dax said saturday. jo: u.s. stock market futures have been a little bit. 13 points, s&p unchanged in nasdaq up five day period lauren: oil prices above $31 a barrel. that is up 68 cents. wal-mart reporting fourth-quarter earnings. investors will look to see if the efforts to win back customers in their stores paid off and didn't cost the company too much money. analysts expect wal-mart to report the fixed-rate quarter in
same stores increases in the fixed-rate quarter of heavier traffic. others have followed long stretch of decline. lauren: wal-mart accepted the internet company announced yesterday plans to close seven of the digital magazines that include site dedicates two articles about food, travel, parenting and health and fortunately job losses for the journalist to work on the site. because they're part of marissa mayer's plan to lower costs by eliminating 15% of staff in closing offices and business units, might they sing a lot of pressure from investors. some of them want her out and the board is certainly watching closely. coming up, live from springfield it's the same since. how can an animated show be live? a florida couple finally came forward to claim their share of $1.6 billion lottery prize. we will tell you how much they
stock futures moving the upper direction. note 37 points. s&p up 3.5 and nasdaq above good we will see dow futures looking good right now. lauren: oil prices 3150 right now up two and three quarters of a percent. down half a percent. jo: here they are. the owners of the sector winning ticket from last month's record $1.69 powerball jack card have claimed their winnings. we spent the 55-year-old will take the lump sum payment of $327.8 million. she played the winning number for 30 years. they didn't have any special significance. so the added a new car and a massage in the cars for the first verse. her plane tickets had taken the lump sum so far. winners in california have not publicly come forward yet and the third winner still has a plan for the big money.
lauren: the simpsons are going live for three-minute on may 15th. homer simpson will comment on topics of the day and answer questions from fans on the live episode of the simpsons. producers whose motion capture technology and is supposed to make that happen. see the air live on the east and west coasts with questions for each broadcast. fans can ask questions on twitter. these hash tag home or life between may 1st and may 4th. jo: i would like to ask how they have not aged at all. lauren: ask a question. i hope you didn't answer. jo: thank you. accusations from donald trump and mark are rubio that he's a liar. >> whenever anyone points to their actual record, actual record come at what they said, what they vote on, what they've done, they start screaming liar, liar, liar. lauren: cruises now head of donald trump for the first time ever first time after we'll bring you the poll numbers. ballmer showed that the big
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♪come love me again lauren: breaking news, new poll showing ted cruz have been ahead of donald trump for the first time. marco rubio at the key endorsement of south carolina. will have to stores. good morning. i'm lauren simoneti. jo: died in for nicole petallides. the first three-day rally of the year. right now it looks like the first u.s. stock futures at the
dow was up 35 points, s&p up slightly and the nasdaq moving up 12.5. stocks in japan up sharply. the nikkei jumped into .3% for the hang seng, shanghai down slightly. >> let's look at crude oil right now. i'll hold above 3150 of 2.75%. lauren: marissa mayer closes and cats magazines. we will show you what the changes mean for the future. jo: ballmer spending big bucks trying to win customers back from amazon. is it working? lauren: a night of upsets in college hoops withdrew the top five teams taking the fall. we will have those highlights. welcome to "fbn:am" come your first look at today's markets, the latest breaking is about to expect for the day ahead. we called this little friday.
jo: two weeks away from the gop primary. and in "the wall street journal," senator ted cruz now they been donald trump for the first time ever. cruz has 28% of support trailing just slightly at 26%. mark are rubio at 17. that is a big change from trump held a 13-point lead over ted cruz. you can see after mark are rubio is kasich, person kasich, pricing and bush with six. another poll from bloomberg politics is a different story. it shows donald trump is well ahead of ted cruz and south carolina at 36%. mark are rubio in third place with 15% followed by jeb bush at 13. ben carson at nine and john k. kasich and last place. today at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. eastern watch for that. and then there is this.
ted cruz speaking in south carolina challenge tried to sue him for defamation over the ad showing a 1999 interviews begin in support of abortion rights. >> i laughed out loud. this has not been a typical race by any sense. under what a surprise donald is threatening to sue people. he said that most of his life. i've tried this for 20 years and this letter really press the bounds of the most frivolous and ridiculous letters i've ever seen. jo: trump opposes abortion rights and dismisses claims that he is a liar for both men research is screaming liar liar whenever someone point out their actual record. lauren: speaking of senator rubio, he picked up the endorsement of nikki haley. >> i want a president that will
fight back of the last eight years and make sure they hold a conscience river public and to do what republicans are meant to do which is balance our budget, reduce debt and grow reserves. mark are rubio is the man to do that. >> she campaigned a lot of a lot of rubio in columbia, south carolina hours after announcing her endorsement. be sure to to to to fox business for complete coverage of the republican primary as well as the democratic caucus is this saturday starting at 6:00 p.m. eastern right here on the fox network. jo: president of bob announces he'll travel to cuba next month. the first time in 90 years a president has visited the island. jeb bush is not into the trip. >> just as they legitimized regime in iran by negotiating the nuclear agreement, we are doing the same by diplomatic relations. we've got nothing in return. my hope is cuba will be free one
day and that is when the president should be going there. not at a time when there's no efforts to free the country for its people. jo: president obama's top will be part of larger broader trip to latin america. lauren: hundreds of thousands of people on both sides of the u.s. mexico border and his words were heard around the world. the pope told the open air mass on the mexican side of the border from el paso texas because the forced migration of thousands of central americans a human tragedy and humanitarian crisis. he delivered a plea for compassion towards immigrants. the event was the conclusion to the six-day visit in mexico. republican presidential candidate donald trump spoke about the pope's trip by "varney & company." >> pope is a very political person. he doesn't understand the problems our country has or the danger of the open border we have with mexico and i think
mexico got him to do it because they want to keep the border the way it is because they are making a fortune and we are losing. >> the vatican responded to criticism and this is what they said in part. the pope talks about migration problems all around the world, of the duties we have to solve problems in a humane manner. posting those in search of a life of dignity and peace. jo: but sketchy path of global action overnight. stop close across the board. the shanghai down just slightly but across-the-board hang seng, nikkei, kospi up with a significant aid in hong kong at 2.3%. lauren: in europe stocks are trading to the upside for the cac and the dax. both up half a percent and .9% respectively. jo: u.s. stock market futures were up to in the upward direction. dow futures holding gains that 31 points, s&p up 2.5 points and nasdaq at 10 points.
lauren: oil prices above $31 a barrel, up 80 cents. gold up six bucks to 12.05 announced. jo: investors will look investors will look to see if company a first to get customers back in this door is paid off. weather caused the company too much money. analysts expect wal-mart to report a fixed-rate quarter as same-store sales increases in the fixed-rate order of heavier traffic. that would follow a long stretch of declined. lauren: a rally yesterday outside nablus and thus the story to protest to demand that apple helped the fbi hack into an iphone recovered from an attacker in the san bernardino shooting that killed 14 people. apple resisting the order. google ceo adding his support, but jamila jaffer, former adviser to the foreign relations committee says this may not be a time for apple to make a stand.
>> companies have to comply with the lawful process. at the same time in this case we have a known terrorist murdering american. ask yourself, is this the place to put the foot down? >> john ashcroft joins mourning said maria at 8:00 a.m. today to offer his perspective on the apple san bernardino controversy. do not miss that one. jo: the internet company announced yesterday plans to close at additional magazines and sites dedicated to articles about food and travel, parenting and health are at a loss of jobs for a loss of engineers and journalists working on the site. the cuts are part of chief executive marissa mayer's plan to lower costs by eliminating 15% growth in offices and businesses across the country and around the world. facing new pressure from investors feared some who want her out.
lauren: wet weather is headed to the east coast people are turning to another winter storm? maria melinda will be here with the details. in sports the top five teams have fallen. stay tuned to find out who. we will have all the highlights for you. jo: checking u.s. stock futures ahead of the opening bell. nasdaq futures up 11. you are watching "fbn:am," your first look at morning markets and breaking news. ♪ i think it landed last tuesday. one second it's there. then, woosh, it's gone. i swear i saw it swallow seven people. seven. i just wish one of those people could have been mrs. johnson. [dog bark] trust me, we're dealing with a higher intelligence here.
31.0 to four word is trading at 2.% in tandem with dow futures. hold down half a percent. lauren: the 20th ranked the troubles with the number five tar heels last night was 74 to 73. they let most of the game before a run at the end of the game put duke up by one. the target set three times with 15 seconds remaining but elected not to call one. freshman derrick burton made them regret the decision by blocking the final shot of the game. the upset for duke. texas tech took down the number three man in the nation. this is the first time in school history the red raiders have beaten three top 25 teams in a row. they topped baylor and 21 iowa in their previous two games. their big win scoring 25 points to oklahoma seven.
the u.s. rangers hosting the defending stanley cup champions last night. however, they fell short in a 5-3 lost chicago blackhawks at the game is tied until three minutes remaining in the third period when they set up for the go-ahead goal. generic steals the win after an empty net goal of one minutes ago for his first career hat trick. that is exciting. before you head out the door, a look at your thursday forecast with fox meteorologist maria molina. how's it looking? reporter: across the east looking pretty quiet. we are expecting quiet conditions for sunshine and dry weather moving in. we do have lingering snow showers across parts of the northeast. that is something to watch out for. a quiet picture out there. we don't have a quiet picture across the western u.s. a massive storm moving in with bush or on the way from washington state to southern california and bush are spreading into parts of the
rocky. the rain and snow across western colorado. we are expecting pretty significant snowfall totals across the californcaliforn ia sierra, and iraqis but some areas forecast to receive more than two feet of now. temperatures this morning are quite chilly across parts of the great lakes with tperares ly ithe ens d ev coer thahat rosshe plet awe eer io th ternoo take a lo at numbers. not bad at all for winter. 72 for the forecast tied kansas city. avian city of dallas in some places breaking 80 degrees across southwest texas. let's head over to you. lauren: you. jo: abu run down global market action before we hand it over two mornings maria. ♪
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jo: all right. one last look at the markets before we hand you over to "mornings with maria." europe is next. the ftse up in the grade. 1% job. we are also looking at you as teachers in tandem with oil prices. dow futures up 49 points. but the hyatt the morning. nasdaq up as well and take a look right now. a 2.9%. maria: it looks like that continues to gain. good morning. happy thursday. it is thursday, february 18th. thought is this network dagen mcdowell, lenore hawkins and jpmorgan anastasia amoroso. the top stories at 6:00 a.m.
check this out. "the wall street journal" nbc news poll has said crews of 20% supported donald trump about that at 26%. senator marker rubio snagged a key endorsement. nikki haley yesterday days before voters head to the polls in the state's primary. governor haley and her decision to talk news >-greater-than-sign strand last night. >> more than anything, i want a president who will fight back on the last eight years we had to deal with them also make sure they hold a conscience to every republican to make sure they do what republicans were meant to do which is alan starr project, reduced edinburgh reserve. marker rubio is the man to do that. maria: may not come in battle over encryption heats up even further. apple pledging to fight a court order requiring the san bernardino shooters.
during that for legal fight that could go to the supreme court. president obama announcing the president will not attend the funeral of supreme court justice antonin scalia. meanwhile, we expected announcement today that he will visit cuba next month. it would be the first time in 80 years that the sitting u.s. president will visit the country. we are seeing a firmer date for stock prices this morning, we should be a fourth day of gains. the dow jones industrial average to open up to 50 points. nasdaq, s&p 500 stronger. coming up three straight days of gains in each index is that that is 5%. quite a row at the last three days. mix performances in london: back from a two-week high. down a third of a percent for the s&p 100. better than 1% in germany. in asia, oil prices drove markets higher mostly. the shanghai composite post back