lauren: breaking news this morning, a 47 billion-dollar deal in the tobacco entry. british u.s. tobacco buys u.s. american to bring new port, world's biggest tobacco company. good morning, to you i'm lauren simonetti. nicole: good morning incident on the campaign trail the canned caits trade punches at a dinner in new york. we will have highlights from that. lauren: still focused on earnings, general electric, mcdonalds all due out this morning. nasdaq futures down 10. nicole: for you could see the
nikkei down one-third of one percent. shanghai composite up a quarter of 1% and congress honing trading was close bus -- because of a typhoon that threatened the island. up slightly right now 50.65. stock to watch today microsoft. cloud-computing business is kicking in high grear. lauren: in sports rogers scorches chicago bears. are you awake? nicole: we are. welcome to fbn:am, first look at morning markets, breaking news and what to expect for the day ahead. lauren: british american tobacco offering to buy reynolds
america. the value is $93 billion. offer represents a 20% premium over reynolds closing price yesterday and deal brings camel, new port and shares of american tobacco both higher as you can see in the premarket. nicole: also breaking this morning a day after the final presidential debate, donald trump explaining what he meant when he said he might not except -- accept a election result. >> i would accept a legal election result and i will challenge in the case of a questionable result. nicole: this comes after bipartisan criticism and republican senator john mccain he didn't like the outcome of
2008 race but that he still conceded the seat without reluctance. lauren: third most watched debate in history. it was moderated by fox news chris wallace and in las vegas, two of the three most watched debates in presidential history occurred during this election cycle. first debate, that set a record 84 million viewers tuning in the 1980 debate. that is now in second place. nicole: well, donald trump and hillary clinton at the annual al smith dinner right here in new york city. a day after the intense debate, the two presidential nominees did shake hands last night after trading some jokes at the charity event. >> michelle gives a speech and everyone loves it, it's fantastic.
my wife melania gives the exact same speech. [laughter] >> and people get on her case and i don't get it. >> i took a break from my rigorous nap schedule to be here and as you heard, it's a treat for all of you too because usually i charge a lot for speeches like this. [laughter] nicole: you could see our own beautiful maria bartiromo sitting right behind the podium. at one point trump drew boos from the crowd when talked about clinton being corrupt. >> we learned so much from wikileaks, hillary believes it's vital to deceive the people by having one public policy and a totally different policy in
private. i don't know who they're angry at hillary, you or i. nicole: clinton plans to visit ohio but certainly seemed like a lot of fun. lauren: i would have loved to be in that room. wikileaks released emails from john podesta. details from peter barns. one top clinton aide huma raises questions about donations and hillary clinton's role in them. an event in morocco was set up and months before she announced campaign per president not while she was secretary of state to be clear, she announced the morocco conference in september 2014 for may of 2015 but in january 2015 four months before she announced campaign for president, her aides raised questions to
abidan. the agreement was her participation. if hrc, that's hillary rodham clinton was not part of it, the meeting was a nonstarter. cgi wasn't pushing a meeting in morocco and wasn't first choice. this was hrc's idea. our office approached moroccans and they 100% believe they doing this at her request. the king committed approximately $12 million both for the endowment and to support the meeting. it will break a lot of china to back out now. abidan went to say she created this mess and she knows. secretary event ended up not going to the event, her husband did. no comment yet from the clinton campaign or foundation. back to you in new york. lauren: peter barns, thank you.
nicole: will face espionage charge according to court files. martin was arrested in august but the kept was kept until seal until earlier this month. he spent decades stealing records. martin's attorney declined to comment but he said in the past that his client is a patriotic american who has served his country. lauren: philippines president announcing the country is separating from the united states where he is seeking closer ties with china. the state department is looking for more information. >> we are going to be seeking an explanation of exactly what the president meant from separation from the u.s. we are not clear to us exactly what that all means in ramifications. lauren: state department
spokesperson the philippines trade minister says the country will maybe taken trade and economic ties with the u.s. nicole: let's get you caught up in the global market action overnight we have been watching, a lot of action in asia, there was an earthquake in japan, typhoon in hong kong that closed the hang seng and markets and the schools and the like there. hong kong, hang sing closed, nikkei in japan down one-third of one percent. korea kospis down one-third of one percent. lauren: all of those stocks are moving, major averages relatively flat this morning. the ftse unchanged. the cac if paris not even one point. nicole: dow futures are down 59. s&p futures are down 7.
we have earnings from ge, mcdonalds, just to name a few. lauren: let's check on commodities, oil holding $50 a barrel. 50.61, down two pennieses. gold is down a dollar. nicole: yesterday we spoke about the ecm meeting and we said they weren't going to do till december. that's exactly what happened. the european central bank won't do anything until december. the yen is higher against the greenback. >> let's heck out the yield on the ten-year treasury, 1.74%. nicole: microsoft a stock to watch stocks trading at an all-time high. cloud business doubled in the first quarter. microsoft ranked second in selling data storage.
the companies shares have doubled as shift focus to mobile cloud commuting rather than pc's, stuart varney, i hope he's listening. that's one of his favorite stars. lauren: that's very true. earnings are expected to rise from a year ago for the third straight quarter. the recent growth comes despite massive downsizing by the industrial giants. then you have honeywell, lowered the top end of 2016 sales and profit forecast earlier this month due in part for fewer shipments of business jets and mcdonalds reported in the morning, expected to report lower of third-quarter sales because more people are cooking meals at home and the all-day breakfast is a year old now and they need something else to give them some growth. nicole: here is a look at the headline in wall street journal. dragged economic growth.
some officials are warning that a heightened emphasis by banking regulators and officials may be constraining global growth. plummeting newspaper ad revenue for worst decline since recession, publishers are cutting cost and restructuring, global spending on newspaper print ads expected to sink 8.7% this year. it's increasingly luck -- lucr lucrative. lauren: coming up are claims for voter fraud real? >> the biggest vulnerabilities that while it's illegal for noncitizens to register and vote, it's really an honor
nicole: it's friday. come on, get up. it's 5:15 a.m. in new york. let's get you caught up on what's happening now. huge take other in the tobacco industry. british american tobacco wants full control of reynolds american. $47billion to buy the piece of the company that it doesn't already own. the deal will bring new port, tent, all the cigarettes and would create the world's biggest, largest tobacco company listed. hillary clinton and donald trump finally shook hands. right here in new york. it's a traditional roast where the candidates trade jokes about one another but at one point
trump was jeered when it crossed . shares did rally 6% after hours after the company anouned that the cloud business is booming. that brings the to be to an all-time high. rank second now only to amazon in that business. let's check in on u.s. stock market futures this morning. we are seeing some down arrows. s&p futures down 6. lauren, that's what's happening now. lauren: thanks, nicole. first the most used word is rigged. donald trump says it's happening. hillary clinton and many others say it doesn't happen or at least not in great number. peter ducey takes a fair and balance look at this election. >> if donald trump loses election in 19 days he says it would be dirty trick by democrats at polling places. >> she had 1. 8 million people
who are dead, registered to vote and some of them vote. one was a republican and after death became a democrat. >> some experts say they are not dead people they worry about it's people that vote before becoming citizens. >> one of the biggest is illegals that vote. >> sent undercover officers to polling places to try to vote as vote or dead people or felons and it worked about 97% of the time according to report by the national review. illegal in-person voting appears to be far more rare. a loyola law school study looked at $1 billion cast in 2014 and found in-person fraud just 31 times. >> if you look statistically it is more likely that a person in the united states will be struck
by lights than that we will experience in-person voter fraud at the polls on election day. >> much bigger problem of mail ballots but the trump campaign still wants to mobilize supporters to monitor polling places on november 8th. >> you can ask the board how many republicans, how many democrats, how many independents, keep a running track of it. you just watch what's going on. >> pennsylvania as secretary of state said there's nothing to worry about. >> it's at any level from city to entire state is without merit. >> the worrisome trump critiques
nicole: aron rogers torches chicago bears and the rest of chicago is waking up. >> it's contagious. when you start hitting it is contagious. nicole: we will find out more in the highlights. it might be all of those national anthem protests. we will have the stories for you. we are seeing up arrows for the week. materials have been a great sector this week. s&p futures down 6. you're watching fbn:am, first look at morning markets and breaking news. guess what guys, i switched to sprint.
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remember them? nicole: changes. let's take a look at the latest from the world of supports. chicago cubs are one win away from world series. two-run homer, 1-1 tie, 8-4 victory over los angeles dodgers after struggling offensive in the series the cubs scored 18 runs in the last two games putting them within reach. dodgers now turn to clayton kershaw to avoid elimination in game six and that will be on saturday. in football chicago bears are running out of quarterback not only did they lose last night to green bay packers 26-10, quarterback broke his arm, he was injured as he attempt today pass in the second quarter. cutler is out with a bad thumb. team is to 1-6 start. another domestic violence case,
josh brown admitted abusing his former wife in 2015. prosecutors are not filing charges because the woman will not testify. brown will not be with the team for its game on sunday. officials say they are reviewing lauren: and then there's this, a new poll find the nfl ratings are dropping because of national anthem protest. according to poll, 40% of those surveyed were turned off by the protests as colin kaepernick and other athletes refused to stand. 29% they are watching but they are watching fewer games this season. kaepernick has been taking a knee during national anthem since preseason in protest against police brutality and racial inequality in the united states. nicole: coming up the presidential candidates trade punch lines instead of counterpunches. hillary accidentally bumped into
me and she very civilly said pardon me. >> getting through the three debates with donald has to count as a miracle. [laughter] nicole: we will hear more of one-liners, that's coming up. the stock to watch today certainly could be microsoft because shares are jumping 5% after some surprising gain in cloud business. let's check in on u.s. stock market futures this morning. we have some down arrows. down futures down 63. we are seeing s&p futures down 7. you're watching fbn:am, first look at morning markets and breaking news.
nicole: breaking news this morning, a 47 billion-dollar deal in the tobacco industry. british american tobacco offers to buy reynolds american to bring together cent, world's biggest tobacco company. good morning, i'm nicole petallides. lauren: hi, nicole, tborng, everybody. i'm lauren simonetti. not punches just the punch loins. nicole: good thing. honeywell and mcdonalds all due out this morning. dow futures down 12, s&p futures down 7.
lauren: in asia japanese stocks edging lower. nikkei down .3% and in china up .2%. hong kong trading closed because of typhoon that threatened the island. oil prices fell but still holding about $50 a barrel. right now, in fact, at 50.71. lauren: stock to watch is microsoft. shares are soaring after cloud computing business is kicking it into high gear. nicole: in sports chicago cubs finally waking up. lauren: can't wait. friday october 21st. welcome to fbn:am, first look at morning markets, breaking news and what to expect for the day ahead. nicole: breaking news this morning, british american tobacco offering to buy reynolds american in a 47 billion-dollar
cash and stock deal. they want to buy 58% of reynolds it does not already own and $93 billion. the offer representing 20% premium over reynolds closing price on thursday. the deal brings together lucky, palm. it is looking 54.50, 54.95. that higher and you're seeing british american tobacco, that's also higher, 118.13. closer to 120 to 121 this morning. lauren: donald trump explaining what he meant when he said me might not accept the election results. >> of course, i would accept a clear election result but i would also reserve my right to contest or file a legal challenge in the case of a questionable result. lauren: this comes after
bipartisan criticism senator john mccain he didn't like the outcome but he conceded the seat without reluctance. nicole: wednesday night's faceoff to become the third most watched debate ever. that means two of the three most watched presidential debates in history occurred during this election cycle. take a look. the first debate between donald trump and hillary clinton set a record 84 million viewers. well in the number two spot in 1980 debate between carter and ronald reagan second place and the third one the third trump-clinton debate. lauren: they're at the al smith dinner last night. that was the day after the intense debate, the two presidential nominees they did shake hands after tradinjokes at the charity event. >> michelle obama gives a speech
and everyone loves it. it's fantastic. my wife melania gives the exact same speech and people get on her case and i don't get it. >> i took a break from my rigorous nap schedule to be here and as you've already heard, it's a treat for all of you too because usually i charge a lot for speeches like this. [laughter] lauren: right behind hillary clinton on the left you can see maria bartiromo in the white gloves and red dress, so she will probably in her show talk about that event last night. also i want to tell you that at one point last night trump got booed when he talked about hillary clinton being corrupt. >> we've learned so much from wikileaks, for example, hillary
believes it's vital to deceive the people by vague one public policy and a totally different policy in private. that's okay. i don't know who they're angry at hillary you or i. lauren: trump is scheduled to campaign in north carolina and pennsylvania today. hillary clinton plans to visit ohio. nicole: wikileaks released more emails from campaign manager john podesta. >> one purported e-mail from top clinton aide raises new questions about foreign donations to the clinton foundation, its clinton global initiative and hillary clinton's role in them. in event in morocco was set up a year and a half after she left the state department and months before she announced campaign for president and not while secretary of state to be clear. she announced the morocco
conference for may of 2015. but in january 2015, four months before she announced her campaign for president, her aides raised questions about it to abidan. the condition upon which the moroccans agreed to host the meeting was her participation. if hrc, that's hillary rodham clinton was not part of it, the meeting was nonstarter. cgi, global initiative also wasn't pushing for a meeting in morocco. it wasn't the first choice. this was hrc's idea. our office approaches moroccans and they believe they are doing this at her request. the king has committed approximately $12 million both for the endowment and to support the meeting. it will break a lot of china to back out now. she created this mess and she knows it. sect ray clinton ended up not going to the event, her husband did. no comment yet from the clinton
campaign or the clinton foundation barks to you in new york. lauren: president obama is trying to defend his troubled healthcare law in florida. the president comparing obamacare to a starter home that she claims can be improved over time but he says replacing the affordable care act would only make matters worse. >> repealing the affordable care act will not work. that's a bad idea. [applause] >> that will not -- that will not solve the problem because right off the bat repeal would take away health care from 20 million people. lauren: instead the president is encouraging lawmakers to run to help states where there's little or no competition among the private insurers, concerns to remain about sharply rising costs, some of the big insurers pull out of the marketplaces.
>> we need proven solutions that can deliver affordable solution. it doesn't work for consumers or hospitals or plans or specially hard-working taxpayers. lauren: next obamacare enrollment period starts november 1st. nicole: former nsa contractor accused of stealing information will face espionage charges. martin was arrested in august but the case was kept under seal until earlier this month. federal prosecutors say martin spent decades stealing the records which include top secret information about military operations. martin's attorney decline today comment but he said in the past that his client is a patriotic american who has served his country. lauren: rodrigo announcing that he's separating from the united states.
the u.s. state department says it's looking for more information. >> we are going to be seeking an explanation of exactly what the president meant when he talked about separation from the u.s. it's not clear exactly what that means in all ramifications. lauren: state department spokesperson that the u.s. remains rock solid in commitment to mutual defense treaty that it does have with fill pins, the trade minister ss that country will maintain trade and economic ties with the u.s. nicole: let's get you caught up in the global market action overnight. the shanghai composite up. nikkei is down one-third of one percent. hong kong hang seng, that is closed because of a typhoon and all schools are closed, everything is closed in hong kong and korea's kospi down one-third of one percent.
lauren: ftse in london up 9 points, cac in paris down 1, the dax in germany down 7. dow futures are down 53, s&p futures down 1. lauren: this is how oil is trading this morning. 50.76. gold down three dollars. nicole: i know our own stuart varney watches the show. microsoft stock is trading at an all-time high and he's a share hoeder and many of you are as well. cloud business doubled in first quarter. microsoft now ranked second to amazon in selling data storage. company shoir have doubled since august 2013 as shift to mobiling cloud computing rather than pc's. lauren: general electric also stk to watch.
honeywell also reports this morning. the air space parts supplier lower to a in part to fewer shipments of business jets and we are going hear from mcdonalds. the world largest fast-food chain expect today pose low e third quarter sales because more people getting cheaper groceries are making their own food at company. mcdonalds reported weak quarterly sales in july, all-day breakfast is a year old now and they need something else to jump-start them. nicole: is voter fraud for real, experts say, yes, they are and it's not just dead people. >> while it's illegal for noncitizens to register and vote, it's really an honor system. nicole: fox news' peter has that story. let's check u.s. stock market futures. down two weeks, still higher for the week but this morning dow
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lauren: 5:45 a.m. in the east. a potential takeover in the tobacco industry. british tobacco wants full control of reynolds american and offering $47 billion to buy the piece of the company it does not already own. deal would bring today new port, cent and create the world's biggest listed tobacco company. well, hillary clinton and donald trump they finally shook hands. the moment came at the al smith fundraiser in new york. a traditional roast where the candidates trade jokes about one another but at one point jump
was jeered when his speech crossed into personal attacks on hillary clinton. as for investors, in microsoft they're enjoying the view from the clouds, shares ralling 6% after cloud business is booming. that brings the stock to all-time high. the last time we saw that was back in 1999 microsoft is betting big on data story -- storage and it's paying off. let's show you how stock market futures are trading this morning. all down putting gains in jeopardy. nicole: the most used word in election cycle, rigged. donald trump says it's already happening. hillary clinton and many others says it just doesn't happen or at least not in great numbers. fox's peter ducey looks at fairness in the election. >> if donald trump loses the
election in 19 days he says will be dirty tricks by democrats in polling places. >> she had 1.8 million people that are dead that are registered to vote and some of them vote. one was a republican and after death became a democrat. >> some experts say it's not dead people they worry about most it's people voting before they became citizens. >> one of the biggest vulnerabilities also is the fact that while it's illegal for noncitizens to register and vote, it's really an honor system. >> back in 2013 the department of investigations sent under cover officers to polling places to try to vote as either dead people or felons and it worked about 97% of the time according to report by the national review but aside from undercover officers illegal in-person voting appears to be far more rare. a loyola law school study looks
at one billion casts and found in-person fraud just 31 times. >> if you look statistically it's more likely that a person in the united states will be struck by lighting than experience in-person voter fraud at the poll on election day. >> a much bigger problem is improperly mailed ballots. but the trump campaign still wants to mobilize supporters to monitor polling places in person in swing states for any sign of funny business on november 8th. >> you can ask the board how many republicans, how many democrats, how many independents, keep a running track of it. you just watch what's going on. >> pennsylvania's secretary of state says there's nothing to worry about. >> to imply that fraud is ramping at any level from the precinct to an entire city or state is without merit. >> the worrisome trump critics have some stay home because they don't want to risk getting
hassled by someone watching the goal by helping trump win. nicole: interesting, peter ducey, thank you so much. lauren: in sports rogers torches the chicago bears and the chicago cubs are finally waking up. >> it's contagious, when you start hitting it it's contagious. we will have highlights. it's friday, you have to pour yourself a big glass of wine while you still can, why there might be a wine shortage? we will tell you about it. down day so far. dow down 40. s&p down 5. you're watching fbn:am, first look at morning markets and breaking news.
met life says it's rebranding after the company's recent announcement that it will spin off most life insurance business to focus on corporate clients. peanut characters were brought in 30 years ago to help bring the company a more friendly image. take a look at, here is a met life makeover. met life navigating life together. lauren: let's take a look at the latest in sports, chicago cubs are one win away from their first world series since 1945. addison russell two-run homer snapping a 1 to 1 tie lifting the cubs to 8-4 win over la dodgers after struggling offensive in the series, the cubs scored 18 runs putting them within reach of the national league. the dodgers now turn to clayton kershaw to avoid elimination in game six that is saturday. in football the chicago bears running out of quarterbacks not
only did they lose last night to green bay packers 26-10 quarterback broke his arm. he was injured as he attempted a pass in second quarter, cutler is already out with a bad thumb. the team is down to a one and six start. well, the and a half is investigating another domestic violence case. this time police have released emails in which josh brown of the new york giants admitted abusing his former wife in 2015. prosecutorses say they are not filing charges because the woman will not testify. brown will not with the team with game on sunday. officials say they are reviewing brown's future. nicole: new poll finds nfl ratings are dropping because of thationnal anthem protest. according to yahoo poll, 40% of those survey say they were turned off by the protests, colin kaepernick and other athletes refuse today stand for the national anthem.
29% say they are watching few e games this season. kaepernick has been taking a knee since the preseason in the protest against police brutality and racial inequality. lauren: don't be surprised if the cost of wine starts to go up. there's a small possibility that that happens because wine production across the globe is down 5% from last year. that's according to international organization of vine and whine, severe weather like floods and drought and frost hurting this year's grape crop. alpa was cut sharply in france and south america but the quality of 2016 vintage should not suffer. italy remain it is world's top producer for the second year in a row. nicole: millennials are drinking for wine. lauren: they are. >> first take a look at u.s. stock market futures which are lower this morning. down 42. also lows at the morning, though. s&p futures down 4. you're watching fbn:am.
lauren: it's been an exciting week with the debate and everything else. thank you so much for joining us this week and hanging in there for everything that happened. i mean, late night. nicole: no doubt. we had two weeks of selling off. we will see what happens today and we are going to toss it over
to maria bartiromo who looked absolutely es question sit -- beautiful last night. lauren: i loved the white gloves, maria. maria: happy friday, everybody. thank you so much for joining us. i'm maria bartiromo, it is friday october 21st, top stories right now 6:00 a.m. in the east coast. both campaigns on the campaign trail. whether i would agree in advance to concede the results on election night if for some reason we should lose and that was unprecedented question. there had been numerous cases