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Was presented senator Robert Byrd has died in 92 year old Democrat was hospitalized over the weekend -- severe dehydration and heat exhaustion.
He was the longest serving member of congress ever.
He been in the senate since 1959 and served six years in the house before that.
It's not expected to impact the democrats' majority in the senate because west Virginia's democratic governor.
Is expected to name another Democrat to replace them.
However it could delay a vote on financial regulation reform because without -- it may be hard to get the sixty votes needed.
Senator Robert -- passing away this morning the age of 92.
Meantime world leaders trying to have it both ways at the G-20 summit larger countries agreeing to cut their deficits in half I Tony thirteen.
But they also will follow through with current stimulus -- President Obama had warned about the danger of cutting 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 been undermined.
Most other countries especially in Europe want to be more aggressive in tackling debt.
For instance German chancellor on Lamar -- was pushing spending cuts and tax increases.
Now here's a look at your other top stories BP once again responding to market rumors about CEO Tony Hayward.
A company spokesman saying -- what will remain CEO no changes under discussion.
This rumor apparently getting started in Russia that country's deputy prime minister reportedly saying hey -- would resign.
And name a successor today BP's stock rising.
In premarket trading.
And Goldman Sachs ordered to pay twenty point six million dollars to defrauded investors.
Financial regulators are holding it firm libel in a Ponzi scheme pulled off by the collapsed by you hedge funds.
And coming up at the bottom of the hour we will get the latest on personal income and spending economists expect consumer spending for -- to edge up 110 of a percent.
Personal income likely rose and very healthy four tenths of a percent.
And here's a look at the view -- right now we've got a little bit of rain after a rough week last week.
Best of Imus continues.
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