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On the fox -- Good morning everyone residents in New Hampshire -- cast their votes today for who they think should be the next Republican presidential nominee.
The village -- -- still not where the first -- to traditionally cast.
Kick the day off just after midnight former governors Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman each received two votes while former house speaker Newt Gingrich and congressman Ron Paul got one vote each.
Also put Mitt Romney and lead -- his advantage against his fellow GOP candidates has been shrinking in recent days.
Join Fox Business -- deal -- they -- for complete coverage of the primary.
Tonight beginning at 7:55 eastern time.
Checking the markets now here in the US beaches are in a Green across the board Dow futures.
Have been -- that triple digit number right now there at 98 points the S&P is up about eleven nasdaq's up about when he over in Europe.
French industrial output jumped more than 1% and IMF chief Christine Lagarde.
We'll meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel today in Berlin -- that meeting markets there are up London's up almost sixty pairs up about 77 and Frankfurt's up.
Now with more on what's moving those markets joining me now is BGC markets analyst Louise -- Louise.
French industrial production came in better than expected for the month of November so how that data playing into the markets today.
-- but if you go to of risk back on that he said with European -- -- one and two and a half the Fed today.
But yet coming -- -- still bet you next week some good -- bad thanks for example here in the UK you've got the British chamber of com us.
-- that we may not be in recession might now we gonna have at least six months of essentially flat lining quite.
We will have British Retail Consortium a numbers as well as suggest like for like sales and the -- this to the UK -- -- the -- Fed's.
And -- -- some excitement about that especially pre Christmas but actually the comparisons from last year were very weak because it's not outta law christmastime last week last via.
So still a mixed economic picture but I think given -- static keeping imposed across the across Europe.
-- -- government's desperate to cite money.
I think the outlook -- -- Economic picture is still pretty -- and the IMF is actually update -- its economic thoughtful costs the global life in the next couple of weeks about it's something to be looking -- for.
I really thank you.
And the future Ford's leadership is coming into question with the company CFO reportedly now planning to retire Fox Business is Robert Cray has all the deet tails -- -- our newsroom hey Robert.
And and a chart in my Lewis Booth that he's -- chief financial -- really -- the turnaround.
In fort over the past couple of years here now he'll leave their debt restructuring and massive when it back in 2009.
Sell Volvo's like the -- electric oriented to it.
I Chinese buyer in 2010 and the reinstatement recently on that dividend after a five year pause -- -- at Ford.
I basically it's expected according to its sources of familiar with the situation.
Wanted to stay there until they would -- of five that investment grade rating and re attain that he's sources say that would be the crowning achievement for Lewis Booth.
Affords just one notch below that level and the move is expected to be fairly close at hand.
-- his departure and also clear the way for the eventual successor to Alan Mulally who is.
Telling folks at the Detroit auto show that he is not looking to retire anytime soon though at 66 years old it's expected in the next couple of years of course he is engineer the overall turnaround.
For the company.
I'm mark fields overseas north and south American operations in giant Jim Hendricks who runs the Asian operations -- Ford are seen as the two internal front runners for that job Diane.
Higher average banks.
Shares of Alcoa -- higher in the premarket after the company's fourth quarter results did not disappoint Wall Street.
The aluminum producer did report a loss of three cents a share that was down from the gain of point four cents from a year ago.
But it was right in line with analysts' expectations.
Meanwhile revenue of six point four billion dollars topped estimates of five point seven billion.
Alcoa said the results were challenged by continued European -- -- the region's sovereign debt crisis and resulting global market uncertainty.
Now let's get the latest on weather from meteorologist Maria Molina and our Fox Business whether senator -- Maria.
He good morning Dan and good morning everyone and -- you're looking at relatively tranquil weather across parts of the upper midwest and also into the northeast and high temperatures will actually actually be pretty mild.
Out there for this time of the year all of -- travel troubles will be further off to the south we have our storm system that produce significant snow over Texas yesterday today not so much now.
More -- basically some heavy rain across parts of Dallas.
-- -- currencies across Louisiana Mississippi and Alabama and unfortunately some of this rainfall.
Will be coming in the form of very strong thunderstorms that could produce severe weather so of course we'll keep you posted on that as a storms Begin to develop later on this afternoon and.
All right thanks very let's take a look at commodities now -- golden and -- bomb morning still RO oil's about a dollar thirty of 102 dollars a barrel gold up about 22 dollars.
At 1630 announced coming up this hour -- -- his -- will be Fox News political analyst Juan Williams.
Imus in the morning continues right now on Fox Business giving you the power to prosper.
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