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Good morning everyone president Obama's in NORTHERN IRELAND this morning for the start of this week's G-8 summit.
The event is being hosted by UK prime minister David Cameron.
And French president Francois Hollande German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Japanese prime minister -- -- they are just some other world leaders that will also be in attendance.
The president has already addressed a gathering of young people there praising the work.
That the region has done to bring about peace.
It's been fifteen years now.
Since the Good Friday agreement.
Since clenched fists gave way to her outstretched hands.
The people of this -- -- voted in overwhelming numbers to see.
Beyond the scars of violence and mistrust.
And get to choose to wage peace.
While the economy and tax evasion are expected to be front and center the group is expected to push for more aggressive stance against the regime of Syrian president aside.
And discuss the NSA's data gathering.
Checking the markets now here in the US futures -- in -- across the board Dow futures are up.
More than 100 points yes and he's up about twelve the nasdaq's up 25.
In year out stocks are moving higher as investors looked ahead to this week's fed meeting.
Major index is ahead of that are also in the green -- up 44 Paris is up 57.
Frankfurt's up 103.
And as imagine investors will be focused on that Federal Reserve policy making meeting this week.
Looking for clues about when and how the Central Bank might start to scale back its bond buying program.
Fed watchers don't expect any major announcements when the two day meeting ends on Wednesday.
But they will be listening carefully -- chairman Ben Bernanke speaks at a news conference afterward.
During congressional testimony last month Bernanke said the Fed might consider tapering its bond purchases over the next several months.
And that remark triggered weeks of volatile trading and speculation.
Over the -- direction.
Apple is releasing details of the government's request for customer data.
The company says it received between four and 5000 of those requests from you Athlon -- and officials.
Over the last six months relating to criminal investigations and national security matters.
Microsoft and FaceBook published similar data last week after reaching a deal about disclosures with national security officials.
Apple says it's always placed a priority on protecting its customers' personal data and it doesn't get any government agency direct access to its servers.
And some companies have been warning that the new health care overhaul will cost jobs but it won't be in their legal department's Lawrence in an Eddie has more.
-- and I learned hi Diane there's always room for attorneys especially those that specialize in understanding this.
Complex and confusing affordable health care act which goes into full effects next year.
Still attorney is that specialize in -- like hospital mergers new medical technology.
Handling reimbursement disputes things like that are seeing this mini boom in hiring.
At a time when because of higher cost many companies might be cutting back next year not when it comes to the fancy lawyers.
And -- some travel -- shaping up Lauren really -- at a slower looking indicator.
Bookings in the next twelve months for leisure travelers is up four point 6%.
That according to travel clicks it's excellent news pent up demand many people saying let's just hit the road at the skies -- -- -- vacation.
And obviously -- need a hotel to do you sell.
However business travelers we are seeing an uptick but for those group bookings it's up just about one point 7% over the next twelve months showing that.
Businesses are holding back kind of unsure about the state of the economy before they completely -- -- the purse purse strings and and send their workers on the road again.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And as double -- deals coming up this morning Brookfield asset management is selling its long view timber holdings.
To where -- for two point 65 billion dollars including assumed debt.
Brookfield is also selling -- Longview -- paper and packaging operations to KapStone paper and packaging for just over one billion dollars.
Warehouse are also says board member -- Simons has been named to succeed Dan -- as president and Chief Executive Officer.
Effective August 1 -- had previously announced plans to retire.
Orchard supply hardware stores has filed for Chapter Eleven bankruptcy and has agreed to sell the bulk of its SS.
To Lowe's the home improvement retailer will pay about 205 million dollars as a stocking horse bidder.
In an auction of orchards assets and offer that still could be taught by other bidders.
-- is agreeing to buy at least sixty of -- nearly 100 stores which are all located in California.
Here's a look at commodities now -- -- oil and gold for this morning miles up almost fifty cents trading around 98 dollars a barrel.
Gold is down almost four dollars at thirteen 83 announce Imus in the morning continues right now on Fox Business.
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