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liz: bill, we like your picks. we'll put them on liz claman facebook page. [closing bell rings] the s&p just turned positive. have a great weekend. melissa: we'll take credit for the comeback, why not, why not? major averages mixed at the close. china trade concerns moving the dow. the dow was down significantly about mid-session. look at there, powering into the close, only down about 64 points. off session lows. i'm melissa francis. connell: i'm connell mcshane. this is "after the bell." he third melissa and connell are coming on. better buy. s&p higher by two points if it settles there. nasdaq up by 10. how about that? seven weeks in a row for the nasdaq and tech stocks being up. a lot more on the market movers today. but here is what is new at this hour.
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♪ connell: it's a blackmail bombshell. richest man in the world going after "the national enquirer." jeff bezos accusing the tabloid parent company of extortion. federal prosecutors are taking a look. that is only the beginning. plus the negotiations continue on capitol hill. congressional sources telling fox news they're not quite as optimistic as they were yesterday. we've got the latest on the funding battle to keep the government up and running. president trump under going his annual physical today at walter reed medical center. the president will be making his way back to the white house this hour. we'll bring you any breaking headlines there. melissa: back to the markets. major averages fighting for gains at the close. the dow ending down, well off the session lows as we mentioned. gerri willis, is on the floor of the new york stock exchange. gerri, talk to me about the comeback. >> i've been asking traders here
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in the last couple minutes what happened. >> should have been a short. >> it wasn't a short, what i'm hearing. we're trying to figure that out. yeah, we did get a big move. traders were happy to see it t has been a lousy week. look at laggards, what is making news. dow dupont, down for the week after cowan said they were ambivalent on the chemical industry. that is what dow dupont does for a living, cutting the that dow stock. economic council chairman said the u.s. and china far apart on trade issues. we know we have a long ways to go before that is resolved. jpmorgan chase down as well. interesting rumors about a bond index that includes venezuelan debt. what will happen with that? we're waiting for details. but jpmorgan chase down for the week as well. another interesting one here, united health. alex azar, head of health and human services hey, we can eliminate the middleman in
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health care. pharmacy benefit managers if we want to. united health owns one of those, optum-rx. back to you. melissa: gerri, thank you. connell: holding firm. senior white house official telling edward lawrence, march 1st which talk about as a deadline for increasing tariffs on chinese goods is staying put. let's get to edward at the white house with more. edward? reporter: exactly, connell. that white house official saying they will not budge on the deadline for march 1st raising tariffs on $200 billion worth of chinese goods to 25%, unless there is a deal been made. next week the meetings will be critical. first deputy level meetings on monday. those will set up meetings between u.s. trade representative robert lighthizer , treasury secretary steve mnuchin as well as vice premier of china face-to-face wednesday and thursday of next week. this will become a campaign issue. it already has actually. in iowa today, senator cory
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booker saying that the tariff powers need to come back to congress. >> in many ways we're paying those taxes, raising taxes on american consumers the way they are constructed. so we need a larger strategy. reporter: but the white house saying it is actually trade policies brought these countries to the table like china. with china, the treasury secretary says the one main sticking point that is sort of developing now is the mechanism for that enforcement to make sure that china follows through with whatever deal they make. u.s. trade representative told me that the chinese delegation understands they need to protect u.s. intellectual property of companies here. they also need to stop stealing technology from the u.s. so there is open market access. he adds though, enforcement is going to be a part of that when a final deal is done. back to you, connell. connell: that seems like a sticking point or one of them. edward lawrence at white house. melissa: let's bring in today's market pennal.
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jeff saut, carol roth. carol, let me start with you, if the sticking point becomes enforcement, i mean that's going to be tough. your thoughts on that? >> well, i think there is the rhetoric of these sticking point being enforcement and there is the reality of it. i certainly think in any deal they're going to have to say there is going to be enforcement. whether that, gets enforced or not, how it gets enforced is a bigger question. as we talked about before, the chinese, this is something that is engrained in their culture the way they do business. they knock things off. they're not innovators. to so change the way people do business in the country, countrywide with over a billion people is something that is going to be very difficult so i believe this is going to be probably more rhetoric than reality at least for the current time being. melissa: but, jeff, even if the u.s. only gets half or a third of what it is looking for, isn't that a big dramatic improvement
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over where we've been in terms of their markets being so protectionist? the tariffs on our goods going in, it, wouldn't that cause a market rally and wouldn't it be a big improvement? >> yeah, it would be a big improvement but i agree with your other guest. my contacts and i lived in d.c. i have decent contacts on capitol hill, tell me there will be no march 1st agreement. the best you could hope for is extension. doubtful if you will get that. we're coming up to a point in time it will be kiss-and-tell time. there are rumors, that president trump doesn't get the agreement, will stop another 25% tariff on autos. >> all right. stick around. don't move. connell: we talk about blackmail and extortion. amazon ceo jeff bezos going public with the allegations against "the national enquirer." deirdre bolton live in the newsroom with some new developments on this story. deirdre. >> certainly, connell this is a crime in new york, we should
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underline this, expose secret or publicize material that will expose somebody to contempt or ridicule. jeff bezos says that is exactly what the "national enquirer" is trying to do. he is accusing the magazine of extortion and black mail. a few news outlets are reporting that federal prosecutors are reviewing "the national enquirer"'s handling of the story involving jeff bezos' affair trying to determine whether or not the tabloid violated a prior immunity agreement. american media, that is the "national enquirer"'s parent, was granted immunity last year in connection with its assistance into a investigation into michael cohen, president trump's former personal lawyer. so that treatment required the company to agree to commit no crimes whatsoever. if the company violated that, it is in a heap of trouble. i spoke earlier to professor scott galloway. he is at nyu. he just flat-out told me, ami is bankrupt. it just doesn't know it yet. the friction between "the national enquirer," and
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founder of amazons jeff bezos started a month ago. the magazine published expoe say, photos and texts between bezos and former news anchor and helicopter pilot, lauren sanchez. the national "enquirer," said it had seen explicit photos of bezos. at that time bezos hired a private investigate to find out how the magazine got the texts. bezos claims that the "national enquirer" got anxious about the investigation he launched and increased his threat against hip which according to hill are blackmail and extortion. in a bold strategic move on thursday, bezos published everything. the list of the racy photos that the magazine claims to have and tons much emails. those look as if they're from the lawyers representing "the national enquirer" and also magazine execs both going to bezos. he put out a statement, if in my position i can't stand up to this kind of extortion how many people can? american media said it believes
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it acted lawfully reporting the story of mr. bezos. nonetheless in light of the allegations published by mr. bezos the board has convened and deemed it shut promptly and fairly investigate the claims. legal experts say american media's lawyers can claim the emails, trying to be their argument are trying to resolve a dispute or trying to find a compromise. what would be criminal without a shadow of a doubt is if american media somehow stole or hacked the photos or somehow otherwise illegally obtained them. that connell, according to every single lawyer i spoken with today, would be a game-changer. connell: deirdre, hang in with this. >> sure. connell: we bring in an attorney as well. deirdre said, hacking photos, we know that is a crime. there is a lot to unpack here besides that, what bezos was talking about. making accusation of extortion. maybe we can back up and slow down a little bit and define extortion in legal terms.
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if bezos, debra, represent me make the case i have been a victim of extortion could you make it from what we know now? >> i don't think we can make a case of extortion. he is accusing them of a crime punishable up to 20 years federal prison. they more likely could make a case of blackmail. connell: what is the difference? >> difference is one involves a threat of fear and force. also, so extortion involves, let's see, i will look at my definition here. attempt to obtain property by wrongful use of actual or threatened fear. and that's, the main thing that we have to focus on there is property. so that would be money, generally. connell: how you define property. that is interesting, deirdre, because i know from people you've been speaking to, they didn't want money, right, from jeff bezos? they essentially wanted him to come out to make a statement that their reporting, whatever you want to call it was not
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motivated by politics, wasn't politically motivated. do any people you've spoken to think that could be quote, unquote property? >> no one has made that particular connection but you're exactly right, that is what the magazine wanted. they wanted him to come out and say this has nothing to do with my political views and not an attack on me personally. connell: he doesn't know that, that is the whole point. it would be false statement for him to make. >> exactly. no one answered your question directly actually made that connection but it will be interesting to see how it develops. connell: debra, my question, i don't know what legally would be defined as property. you're right, i'm sure it is usually money but say he did find information, if they wanted this investigation cut off it was politically motivated, connected to whomever, fill in the blanks on your speculation there, couldn't that be defined as at least valuable information? if so, maybe somebody would see that as property? >> i think going back to property, it could be that hess stock is going to devalue.
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connell: okay. >> i would make that argument if i was a federal prosecutor. connell: okay. >> what i think is really at stake here for ami's chief executives that they have this immunity deal. if they're found guilty of any crime after they entered into that agreement, then they're going to be also on the hook for the underlying crimes. connell: forget about the non-prosecution. that is what the prosecutors here in new york said they can forget about that deal they cut essentially is what you're saying? this kind of widens it out a little bit, debra, they couldn't use them as much, right? the prosecutors -- >> you would be surprised what federal prosecutors do. they sometimes use people they would never use. part of this bezos being against president trump and really competition between the two of them and their media affiliation. so i think that a lot of this is politically motivated by bezos himself. we have to see how this unfolds. we have to see if this was
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legally obtained. we have to see how "the enquirer" got hair hands on this they have been doing this for years. connell: they have. we have a long way to go on this story. we'll see where it goes. deirdre, good reporting today. debra, we appreciate it. thank you. melissa: we'll have a lot more on amazon the company, reportedly thinking twice about its second headquarters in new york. why a sudden change of heart? connell: maybe not put up with the aggravation so to speak? president is currently at walter reed where he is receiving a physical examination, annual physical. we'll bring you any breaking details. >> u.s. military setting a target date for troops leaving. we will tell what you that means for the fight against isis. ♪ apartments become houses, cars become mini vans.
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melissa: buyers remorse. amazon reconsidering the new york headquarters because of opposition from local politicians, according to a new report from "the washington post." let's go back to deirdre with the details on this one. we're not getting our very own amazon headquarters? >> i don't know, melissa. it is very unclear. "the washington post" is reporting that amazon is reconsidering a plan to build a campus, headquarters hq2, long island city, amid opposition from local elected officials. many were complaining about the roughly $2.8 billion in state and city tax incentives, saying amazon does not need that kind of help but governor cuomo, he was speaking earlier today at an event on long island. here is his comment. >> for the state senate to oppose amazon was governmental malpractice, and if they stop
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amazon from coming to new york, they're going to have the people of new york state to explain it to. it is irresponsible to allow political opposition to overcome sound government policy. >> so i mean he wasn't even there, melissa to address this but it came up. you can tell he felt very strongly about it. essentially long story short is, we have to make amazon a reality. a spokesperson for the mayor's office, i also called, they said, mayor de blasio fully expects amazon to deliver on its promise to new yorkers. we of course reached out to amazon. the company says we're focused with engaging our new neighbors and educators, community leaders, building a pipeline of workforce jobs or pipeline of training for thousands in new york city. we're working hard to demonstrate what kind of neighbor we will be. sources say pushback from
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new york, made amazon execs rethink the long island city plan. the protesters took to the streets. there is a lot of opposition in local government. we're talking about 25,000 jobs. amazon selected new york city and northern part of virginia, rather to split duty as the second headquarters. so as you can tell, at least the politicians are saying, melissa, they want the jobs. melissa: the gripe, they're getting tax breaks which my response is, why don't you give everyone tax breaks? it is not, the answer is not to shove amazon away. it is to give everyone tax breaks and stop stealing our money. >> level playing field. melissa: that is just my opinion. deirdre, thank you. connell: two or three cents. carol is back to give her two or three cents. governor cuomo's own quote he obviously cut the deal here. his interest would be it stay in place. he is criticizing other politicians saying it is sound
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government policy let's sound there, is it solid government policy to begin with the deal for amazon? 25,000 jobs and i think they said 27 billion in tax revenue? >> i love this new and improved burn it all down, jeff bezos, alpha mail, not putting up with extortion. thinking about taking it back. headquarters, i love it. this is not sound governmental policy. this is sound economic policy you want to make a small investment and get a big pay back. that is how it works. reality if amazon doesn't move the headquarters to new york city, you will not get those taxes anyway. the fact they're getting a tax break, bringing so much into the city is absolutely amazing. i'm out here in chicago. we would die for this. connell: i was going to say, i was wondering jeff, would that be true of other cities? some said here in new york they gave them a real sweet deal, even better than the deal in virginia. would other cities step up to give amazon a similar, similar
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deal? carol claims chicago would. austin, texas. could amazon move to get a better deal or a good as of a deal somewhere else? >> they can get a better deal somewhere else. i was told politicians are pushed on by corporations in new york, been there for decades. connell: they never got the deal. >> exactly right, 2.8 billion, is a pretty big tax break. connell: it is a very big tax breaks. we'll see what they decide. they're a big company. a lot of influence. guys, thanks for all the time. we appreciate it, jeff and carol. >> you bet. melissa: going to mcdonald's, skipping the gym? you're not alone. tomorrow is the fall off the wagon day, up tick in visits to fast-food restaurants meets the downturn in business to the gym. this is according to "usa today" data from foursquare. that makes perfect sense to me. connell: like a chart thing. tomorrow is actual fall off the wagon day. melissa: just crosses paths.
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i haven't gone to the gym at all this year. so for me -- connell: should we go to the gym or get fries tomorrow? all about the fries. melissa: absolutely. connell: one week from a more important deadline, lawmakers trying to secure a spending agreement to avert a second government shutdown. some sources though say they are more skeptical than they were yesterday. melissa: that's not good. connell: not following through on promises many companies looking for tax incentives we talked about, but some of them looks like get way ahead of themselves. steve forbes joins us with his take on that in just a moment. ♪ lease the 2019 rx 350 for $449 a month for 36 months. experience amazing at your lexus dealer.
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melissa: one week less to avoid a second government shut down. negotiators are a bit shaky on capitol hill. what do these people do all week? joining me, chad pergram, fox news senior capitol hill
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producer. chad, what does the vote mix look like now? >> if you move a bill across the house floor, you have to look to the middle. a coalition of republicans and democrats would agree to. what that probably means. members at margin, liberal members on left and conservative members of the right would not be for the final vote. keep in mind they're not there yet. kevin mccarthy, the house minority leader said they will know. they're working throughout the weekend. staff will be here. trying to get this in legislative form come monday. i've been told generally members of the conference committee are optimistic. i was told by one senior source they were more pessimistic now than they were the day before. keep in mind the richard shelby the chairman of the senate appropriations committee. he met with president trump, came back almost ebullient, that this was the best meeting he had. i was told by one source there is a long way to go. if they move this, they have to get the math right, the number of votes and the other enemy is
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time. the deadline is next friday night, 11:59:59 p.m. they have to move this through the house and senate. the house has new 72-hour rule, when they post the text of legislation, they have to wait 72-hours before they can consider it, melissa. melissa: what is the biggest worry at this point? >> time is an issue. the question whether or not the president would actually sign this. i talked to one source today, who said they were very dubious about whether or not the president would sign it. keep in mind the president wouldn't get anywhere near the $5.7 billion he requested. i'm told in fact he probably won't even get $2 billion on the wall. what he will get a figure closer to $1.6 billion. you have to get buy-in from democrats. democrats say we're providing money for physical barrier, a wall, a fence, what do you call it, what are you giving us? they're talking restrictions on interior enforcement, talking about fewer i.c.e. beds.
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most poignant quote from allard from a democrat from california. she is one of the conferees, she said like in any negotiation republicans want some form of physical barriers. it is what do which get in exchange for that, melissa. that is the where the horse-trading comes in. melissa: what do these people do for a living? it just drives me nuts. chad pergram, thank you. they should be able to get this done, right, connell? come on! connell: not chad's fault. melissa: he is wonderful. he could solve the whole thing. just let him do it. connell: give him 90 seconds tops. iranian revolution, some 40 years later. the nation celebrating it is victory of the past as tensions remain high with the united states. we're speaking to the israeli ambassador to the u.n., danny danone is coming up. plus pulling troops out of syria? we have the latest on the united states strategy in the middle east. ♪
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connell: back with a look at toy stocks on the move. when we say on the move we mean on the move. look at mattel today, up 23%! that is a huge move for a stock like that, nearly $3. hasbro to the downside, recovering earlier losseses, ending the day slightly in the red. not down as much as it was. the mattel story we talked about at this time yesterday, you might remember getting a big boost from strong barbie sales as it reported earnings, january 15th.
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the most shorted stock in the s&p 500 as of january 15th. a lot of those betting against short the stock getting hit today as it went up by 23%. hasbro on the other hand falling after a revenue miss, struggling after the demise of toys "r" us. the company also heavily relies on toys, based on movie franchises. hasbro saying the lack of disney princess movies out there, drove consumers over to the other side and, again, barbie with mattel. it all comes together. >> there you go. following through on president trump's strategy, the pentagon planning to withdraw a significant portion of u.s. forces from syria by mid-march, with a full withdrawal coming by the end of april. we'll bring in someone who was just on the front lines of syria. benjamin hall is fox news foreign affairs correspondent. i had to drag you in here. your story and video was so compelling. you went where others haven't
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gone. you went into syria in isis held territory, formerly held. what would surprise people what you saw there, and how did you get that opportunity? >> it's a brutal war sown. it's a war that has been going on many years but the scale of destruction was something that hit home. president trump said a few months ago, he told the military take the governments off in final push against them. that is what they did. the gains they made over the last few months have been significant. now isis is in a small pocket of territory about the size of central park, about mile 1/2, square mile 1/2, 1500 fighters left in there. we were a up at front, few hundred meters watching the very final push. what i'm saying to everyone what struck us most this talk of victory against them is a little bit premature. even though they might be defeated as a territorial force the sense they may still have a fair amount of power. melissa: what makes saw say? people here at home, they're in a space the size of central park, you talk about the devastation that is everywhere else around them, then why are
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they still a threat? >> isis saw the u.s. military coming. they knew they couldn't take the u.s. military head on, nobody can. they learned from insurgencies in iraq and afghanistan, looking how the taliban did it. they prepared for this moment. they prepared for insure again any future. estimates say there may be 20, 30,000 isis sporters in iraq and syria. the great worry even though there is territorial victory and caliphate is gone, they're waiting for what comes next, waiting to rise up again. if the area isn't stablized, there is every chance that could happen. melissa: the other threat, as you say, right on the other side, iranian forces? >> absolutely. not just iranian militias to the south. they were just a mile from where we were. the last pocket of isis-held territory right in front of iranian militias and assad forces are waiting to push up. in the north the kurds are waiting to come down, to attack the kurds they consider
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terrorists. kurds are saying desperately u.s. allies, you have to say, offer us level of protection against the forces. the area will be descend in chaos, isis has virtual breeding ground. people could worry that could repeat itself in this pocket of land. melissa: what was the thing that you saw most surprised you? you had covered it from nearby for so long, then you actually get in, what was that like and what surprised you? >> you know we watched people fleeing from the village. you speak to them as they come out in the thousands. civilians, women and children predominantly. what you learn from them, all of them isis brides, isis children, is that they are just dispersing back into the population. they remain a threat. the kurdish fighters don't know what to do with them. the sdf don't know what to do with them. you can't keep thousands an thousands of people in the cams. they are reaching out to the u.s. you have to help us with
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the problem of what to do with fighters in the future. it is total devastation. syrian civil war in one part of the country. you had isis in the other. seems like this is end of one chapter, rather than the end of the book. melissa: what a disaster. benjamin hall, thank you so much. great reporting. connell: terrific reporting. growing tensions between the u.s. and china. white house officials standing firm on the march 1st deadline to strike a trade deal. ahead of high level talks taking place next week? can they get it done? we'll talk about that. failing to act, why big companies pledging to hire workers for tax incentives are falling back on their promises. steve forbes, forbes media chairman, is next. ♪
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connell: back to trade, and this mounting pressure to strike a deal. the dow ending down for the third straight day, even though it recovered at the end. there is concern about the u.s.-china trade and talks beginning next week with white house officials confirming earlier to fox business, the deadline of march 1st, they say that is standing firm. steve forbes is here, the forbes media chairman. and that was, steve, edward lawrence's reporting a white house official said from him, if you're expecting some sort of extension of this deadline and tariffs not to go from 10 to 25%, forget it. if we don't have a deal by 1st of march, what do you think? >> given trump's record, maybe
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the chinese said he would do something like that even though it would hurt both of us. connell: by the way, that would hurt big time. going to 25 is big deal. >> it's a 25% sales tax. connell: right. >> it is not just products, parts as well. it holds off on investing. you will not invest as company if you don't know the rules of gaat i am are, don't know what the costs of supplies will be. connell: what odds do you think that happening? >> i put it 1%. i think is putting pressure on the chinese, come up with a little more, so we can announce the hugest trade deal in the history of the world. i think you will see before it is over, they may ex-extend it a little bit. we have 100 billion-dollar deal on soybeans or corn or whatever. i think you will see a package, totaling by their reckoning over a trillion dollars over six years, eight years. connell: you're saying that -- >> with natural gas. connell: you are saying that with a little smile on your face because you're saying that would allow the president to claim
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victory. hey, this is the best deal you have ever seen? >> yes. the point he will make is, these are sales that wouldn't have happened before. china does not buy natural gas from the united states. connell: right. >> they need it. they get it from the middle east and from the russians. they would love to have third supplier for variety of reasons. that is a no-brainer. a little bit of oil thrown in there. connell: you would support that. good enough. >> get it off the table. connell: improve what we had. >> chinese will make noises about intellectual property. the key thing going forward, how will we enforce it? connell: that is another story. robert lighthizer, we could spend a long time talking about that. get your thoughts, something we were talking about earlier when we brought up the amazon story. there is this new report out. the report says a quarter of companies, 25% of companies given tax breaks and incentives like amazon in exchange for promised jobs, they end up walking back on promises adding jobs after they announce the news. that brings up the question, is
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it a good deal for governments to make, not only the amazon deal, but say the foxconn deal in wisconsin? turns out some times the companies as we find out don't live up to their promises right? >> you have that. more why do you give a special tax cut to one company but not to another company? connell: right. >> why don't you do it statewide. you get them coming in anyway? for a state like alabama which wanted to get mercedes-benz in there to show they're open for business, we get a big one in as lure for others. what south carolina did with bmw and chemical companies over the years. that is one thing. in itself, giveaway, not a strategy. patch, patch. not giving fundamental problem. you have a hostile environment here. connell: someone who advocated a flat tax for years, that is something you've been talked about over and over, you do that, you take it away from politicians. they have something to give, something to argue. they love that, if you're andrew cuomo you love to go it say i will give you a break,
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let's cut deals. if you take that away what will they do with themselves? >> opening to opposition party. small business people, here are the real jobs providers. give an environment for people that deliver on jobs and growth, not to the biggies? i'm so surprised politicians are slow taking it up. connell: like the florida story, personal income side of things. local lawmakers never look at themselves in the mirror, maybe the reason people are going from new york to florida is because the local taxes are too high? they're trying to blame the federal government for it, but they don't want to give everybody the same tax cut you're talking about. the same idea. >> heaven forbid. you see it in new jersey, new york, connecticut, other blue states, they are losing population. a famous banker said capitol goes, go where they're well-treated, stay where they're well-treated, very basic. maybe some day new york and new jersey will learn it. connell: maybe it is too basic.
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>> you will be drawing social security when that comes around. connell: if that is still around. anyway, melissa. melissa: escalating tensions. iran celebrating the 40th anniversary of the islamic revolution as anti-american sentiment spreads across the country. what is could mean for the u.s. relations going forward, what is really going on inside of iran right now? no one better to talk about it, ambassador danny danone, the israeli ambassador to the united nations. he is next. ♪ means to fight the hardest battle, which any human being can fight and never stop. does this sound dismal? it isn't. ♪ ♪ it's the most wonderful life on earth. ♪ ♪
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♪ melissa: it has been 40 years since the revolution in iran. the nation marking the anniversary on monday at a time of heightened tension with the
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united states. danny danone, ambassador for israel to the united nations. i love to talk to you about this. israel has better insight what is really going on in iran. we never know about the relationship between the government and people. what is going on? >> 40 years, they have become the number one exporter of terrorism. everywhere you go you see the fingerprint of iranians. even in gaza they will sponsor tear rim. melissa: what it like within the country in terms of the regime holding on to power? we see video. we hear about uprising of the people, of course you wouldn't see that from the outside. how prevalent is that? what is the temperature like. >> they're controlling the people. they don't allow them to use the internet. they don't allow them to speak, protest. they use funds to export terrorism. instead of spending money to invest in education and
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infrastructure. iranians are very smart people. 40 years ago americans used to walks with iranians. american used to work with iranians. they turned awe the knowledge into terrorism. today they export ballistic missiles, that supports terrorists in lebanon, syria. they have direct flights flying from tehran and damascus and bay routes. on commercial flights they put missiles and technology. melissa: amazing. at time of iranian nuclear deal, many companies were poised to go into the country whether apple or anyone. this would be a market where you had this underserved young population that wanted to be consumers. this is how it was sold. that we would revolutionize the country by exporting goods everyone wants. companies lined up. didn't seem like a pipe-dream at the time. people were there ready to invest. how did everyone get sew wrong? >> deal was a disaster, people
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understood the regime is still promoting terrorism. look what is happening. president trump, rightfully so decided to put more sanctions against iranians. companies are pulling out from iran. european governments are still trying to fight it. they're trying to give incentives to companies to stay in iran. it is not working for them. major companies, british airways, air france, total, they're pulling out from iran. they expect president trump to apply more sanctions. melissa: this is a business show. why didn't the business aspect of it work out, in terms of going in, being able to sell goods and make money? the europeans were hoping this would lift their economy, be a new market. what mechanickism was missing there. >> it is under the regime control. they would not allow you to open up your shop there. they would regulate. you have to make a deal with the government. you unfortunately governments in
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europe working with the iranian regime. by the way look what happened in france, denmark, belgium, they were attacks financed by iran. you can't support their economy and complain what they're doing in europe. melissa: ambassador danone, thank you for joining us. appreciate it. >> thank you. connell: the annual exam. president trump just wrapping up his second routine physical as commander-in-chief. we have the latest on his bill of health coming your way next. but only a few of you are thinking about your heart. fact is, even though it helps to manage a1c, type 2 diabetes still increases your risk of a fatal heart attack or stroke. jardiance is the first type 2 diabetes pill with a lifesaving cardiovascular benefit for adults who have type 2 diabetes and heart disease, jardiance significantly reduces the risk of dying from a cardiovascular event
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speak to the yearly checkup for the commander-in-chief, president trump, is getting ready to leave walter reed where he has his annual physical. were joined by cardiologist and other of women in cardiovascular disease. doctor kevin campbell is with us. we don't know specifically how the presidents examination today went and i received an examination but think back to last year with attention given to news conference but what came out of that as i remember it, the news articles were written that the president like many men his age and he is in his 70s has a common form of heart disease. so many people have some form of heart disease. >> so our president has risk factors for heart disease in that he has high cholesterol, last year it was 220 and is bad
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cholesterol was, ldl, 140. he does have risk for that but also had a ct scan the digital calcium in his heart arteries. we don't know for sure that he has heart disease but risk for it. connell: that's the way to end. 121 million or more than that, americans have some form of heart disease. when you have people say in the president's case who have risk for it and in their 70s, it's a manageable condition but what serious nonetheless, what advice do you give them? >> heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the us today. more women than men die. what you have to do is manage risk factors. understand risk factors for heart disease high blood pressure, high cholesterol, family history, smoking, diabetes and these are things that put you at risk. you need to understand if you have those risks and work with your doctor to modify.
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connell: i know you wrote a book and you point out that it's a misconception that there are more prevalent among women than men or that the symptoms are different? >> interestingly, symptoms of a heart attack will be chest pain, shortness of breath and women can have a typical vague symptoms, release of dried, unwell feeling, flulike sympto symptoms, pain in the back, nausea, it can be a typical. if you are a woman and have risk factors find a doctor to make sure they assess those risk factors and see how much at risk for cardio disease you are. connell: able would not think that it has heart disease and that's why it goes undetected unfortunately too many times. doctor campbell, good to see you. thank you for coming on. elizabeth: especially on a date when number of trips to the fast food restaurant crosses over the number of trips to the gym. then we tie in the heart health
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and that gives you off on the right foot for the weekend. connell: we are trying to death the day. thank you for joining us and on that note, have a great weekend. elizabeth: bowls and bears and starts right now. ♪. david: the world's richest man battling with a media conglomerate linked to the world most powerful man, who will win out and fight between jeff bezos and parent company the national enquirer. here to sound off on this and more are both and bears panel with morgan, jonas, zachary and gary b smith. jeff bezos founder of amazon and owner of the washington post accusing the inquirer of attempted blackmail and extortion for threatening to release racy photos of himself and his girlfriend if he did not call off the post investigation into the tablet magazine. deidra bolton has been following the story from the newsroom


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