News headlines today: Dec. 21, 2018

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Transcript for News headlines today: Dec. 21, 2018
The secretary of defense is resigning effective February James Mattis is resignation letter mentions a number of subjects in which the tremendous agree. The president's decision to pull all US troops out of Syria was a factors. Market futures pointing to a lower open after another rough day on Wall Street the Dow is down more than 10% in December the NASDAQ down almost 20% from its peak in August everyone's very nervous breakdown and I think that's what we're seeing in the market Susan Schmidt head of the US equities that'd be the investors in Chicago. We have this Central Bank raising interest rates. We still have confusion and uncertainty over the China trade situation. And we've just heard it means you're CEO at FedEx come out and talk about global economic slowdown. It's a Republican led house has approved funding for president trumps border wall in legislation that pushes the government closer to a partial government shutdown. The house voted largely along party lines the bill now goes to the senate where it almost has no chance of passing. Sources tell ABC news that the White House is now planning to cut the number of US troop. Troops in Afghanistan in half by the end of spring. Meteorologist it is the here and let the hens start with and it really important forecast because it has already started some problems at airports in New York. Thanks to their rain but it had big issues in Florida because of the the F zero tornadoes two of them that ripped through Central Florida. How damaging winds and a lot every talking about three to four inches in places like Orlando. They ended up getting a month more than a month worth of rain. Just one day let's it I think that's why you see there. And it will be the highway and we're talking a gust of forty miles per hour. And a you know little part of Alabama there winds up to 65 now Ferraro with heavy rain still very much of the early AM Friday for much of the northeast England. Boston but they reached the overhead a late night. At that point Saturday that we'll start to finally try out everybody wants dryly and around here is that while. And it's gonna take a lottery before it.

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