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Breaking news to bring you west Virginia's senator Robert Byrd has died.
The 92 year old Democrat was hospitalized over the weekend with severe dehydration.
And heat exhaustion.
He was the longest serving member of congress ever he's been in the senate since 1950 -- and served six years in the house before that.
It's not expected to affect the democrats' majority in the senate because west Virginia's democratic governor is expected to name another Democrat to replace him.
But it could delay a vote on financial regulation reform because with Al -- It may be hard to get the sixty votes needed senator Robert -- passing away this morning.
The age of 92.
Let's move on and check on the markets at this hour first in Europe the markets are higher.
To start this week in US futures are also point to slight gains after a rough week last week.
Now here's your Fox Business update.
World leaders trying to have it both ways at the G-20 summit larger countries agreed to cut their deficits in half by 2013.
But they also will follow through with current stimulus -- most other countries especially in -- -- want to be more aggressive and tackling debt.
For instance German chancellor on -- -- was pushing spending cuts and tax increases.
Tropical storm Alex meantime likely to miss the area of the Gulf of Mexico affected by the oil spill.
There are worries that it could impact containment efforts but right now it is not headed that way.
But meteorologists say its -- could change quickly.
And Alex is strengthening and could become a hurricane within the next 48 hours it's currently pounding parts -- Central America.
And no strike for Boeing in Saint Louis after machinists agreed to a new contract with the plane manufacturer.
Union workers were ready to strike today he would vote had failed.
The new contract extends how long employees can stay on health care coverage while on medical leave.
And here's a live look at not markets but how commodities and oil are doing we have crude oil down about half of the bucket 78 and change.
But gold inching higher up almost a dollar at twelve.
57 that's 1257.
Dollars an ounce.
And coming up at six.
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