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West Virginia senator Robert Byrd has died the -- year old Democrat was hospitalized over the weekend with severe dehydration heat exhaustion.
Byrd was the longest serving member of congress ever he had been in the senate since 1959.
And before daddy served six years in the House of Representatives.
His death however is not expected to impact the democrats' majority in the senate because the democratic governor of West Virginia.
Is expected to name another Democrat to replace part.
But however that could delay a vote on financial regulation reform because without barred.
May be hard for the Democrats to get the sixty votes needed senator Robert -- passing away this morning.
The age of 92.
Meantime Apple's saying it's sold one point seven million.
-- that new iPhone four through Saturday.
Making that it's most successful launch.
However the latest -- then went on sale in the US on Thursday.
An apple says it took advance orders from with 600000.
New devices on the first day that it was available.
Meanwhile apple says the new iPhone will be available in an additional eighteen countries by the end of July.
Shares slightly lower in premarket trading.
And world leaders trying to have it both ways -- the G-20 summit larger countries agreeing to cut their deficits in half by 2013.
But they'll also followed through with current stimulus plan so saving vs spending.
President Obama had warned about the dangers of -- stimulus to soon.
What we have to recognize is that the recovery is still fragile.
That we still have more work to do to make this recovery durable.
But we also have to recognize that if markets are skittish and don't have confidence that we can tackle.
The tough problems of our medium and long term.
Debt and deficits.
Then that also is -- undermine.
Most other countries especially those in Europe want to be more aggressive than tackling their debts.
For instance German chancellor on -- -- with pushing spending cuts and tax increases.
Now here's a look at your other top stories consumer spending edging up two tenths of a percent in May after being flat in the previous month they came in double expectations.
But much of that spending came from greater use of electricity.
And other utilities of the hot one here in the northeast.
In comes -- -- rising fortunes for percent for the third straight month and the personal savings rate hit 4%.
To the highest level in eight months and beat me once again trying to shoot down market rumors about the fate of its CEO Tony Hayward.
A company spokesman saying hey we will remain CEO and -- changes under discussion.
This -- apparently started in Russia where that country's deputy prime minister reportedly said Haywood would resign.
And name a successor today BP's stock rising a bit in premarket trading.
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