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a live look at capitol hill right now at 4:30, the morning after the midterms. live look at capitol hill. democrats have regaped the house, while republicans are in control of the senate. big night last night. now, big morning, giving you the latest in results. good morning to you and thanks so much for joining us. i'm laura garcia. >> and i'm marcus washington. we'll break down the important races but first a check of your weather and traffic. we start with weather, and kari, pretty consistent with the weather this week. >> yes, it will continue today. cool mornings and very warm afternoons. live look in palo alto, where we'll feel upper 40s and low 50s starting throughout the day and reaching into the upper 60s this
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afternoon. the headline later on this evening will be the red flag warning going into effect for the east bay and north bay hills. i'll have more on this coming up in a few minutes. mike, you spotted a crash in the south bay. >> i did, coming down to the studio, it was on the shoulder for southbound 808 but a lot of flares. no slowing on our sensors but just past 237 folks were moving over, despite all the room we had, everybody tapping their brakes because of a string of flares between the off and on ramps for great mall parkway. right at the scene, a lot of flares but no major problemso outside of that. smooth drive, a little slowing for paving work and the build at 205 and 580 merge. in cocoa county, everything looks great. i'm tracking a crash 680 and highway 4. chp should give you details in a few. back to you. >> thank you, mike. now to the decision 18
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coverage, the midterm elections. here is the latest at this hour. across the nation a blue ripple. democrats are set to take back the house majority but denied a majority in the senate. >> this morning nancy pelosi drawing criticism for promising bipartisanship after the democrats win big. plus a his dark high, more than 100 women projected to be elected to the house. and we're just finding out president trump will hold an 8:30 news conference this morning. we'll bring that to you live. big story here at home, california electing our next governor. >> voters overwhelmingly chose the one-time san francisco mayor gavin newsom. he leads john cox by a wide margin with more than 80% of the votes tallied. newsom was declared the winner last night, before most of the votes were tallied. cox delivered his concession speech only 90 minutes after the polls closed. sam brock is in los angeles at news newsom's headquarters with a report at the top of the hour.
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live look at capitol hill. america waking up to divided government in washington. >> democrats are given control of the house of representatives and republicans are still in charge of the senate. nbc's tracie potts is in washington with reaction from the winners and the losers. >> reporter: democrats won control of the house of representatives with a record number of women elected, and the blue wave swept through places like virginia. jennifer wexton becomes the first democrat to represent her district in four decades. >> we have the power to makes things better. >> reporter: republicans hold on with ted cruz's victory in texas. >> we want a future with more jobs and more security and more freedom. >> reporter: senate republicans took seats from democrats in indiana, north dakota, and missouri, where josh holley great claire mccaskill. >> i am not going away. i love this state. i will continue to serve. >> reporter: west virginia's joe
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manchin heads back to washington with this message for president trump. >> we've got to bring people together. mr. president, i want you to be president of the united states, not the divided states. >> reporter: tremendous success tonight, the president tweeted. the white house downplaying democrats taking over the house. >> the president's agenda isn't going to change regardless of whose party is there. >> reporter: some races are still up in the air. florida senate, despite that from republican rick scott. >> i'm going to d.c. to get something done. >> reporter: and georgia's race. >> we'll make sure every vote is counted. >> reporter: stacey abrams' race too close to call, and there were a lot of firsts in this election. the nation's first openly gay governor, three states with their first female governors, the first woman native american and muslim members of congress and the youngest member of congress at 29 years old. most of those part of what some are calling the pink wave.
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tracie potts, nbc news, washington. as expected, senator dianne feinstein won re-election but challenger made the race interesting. feinstein lost by only a half million votes. last night she talked about her goals for the new congress. >> we need to do an immigration bill. we need to do a health care bill, particularly to provide a public option and to enable people to buy into medicare at age 55. >> in defeat, democratic state senator kevin de leon said he'll continue to work so all voices in california will be hurt. >> eleanie kuounalakis is the declared winner with a significant lead over ed hernandez, her 56% to
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hernandez's 44%. no change at the sheriff's office, laurie smith added to a sixth term as the county's top cop over john hirokawa. smith, the incumbent and her supporters celebrated when smith jumped out to a lead right away. >> i'm very optimistic now. i think the lead is insurmountable at this point. we had a great team in place and i'm really pleased the voters of santa clara county selected me. >> i think that i would still be an advocate for change, still be an advocate especially in regards to the use of force, racial profiling and the reforms that need to occur in the jail. >> hirokawa plans to stay active on the issues he campaigned on. those are just some of the races that we've been tracking. >> for a complete list and in-depth analysis, head over to we have a real time local election results along with easy
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to read chart that makes it simple to sort through all of those results. and coming up here on "today in the bay," shaking things up from capitol hill to wall street. the breakdown, the market winners and losers from the midterm. plus amazon going from online to on the page. the new holiday catalogue that will get your kids flipping out.
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th good morning, i'm frank holland here at cnbc global headquarters. here are today's top business
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headlines. wall street is pointed towards more gains at the opening bell, after the markets rose yesterday, as the midterm elections went largely as expected. the dow closing up 173 points. the nasdaq adding 47 points. stocks typically do well when congress is split and a republican is in the white house, and those instances, the s&p 500 averages an annual return of 12%. that's according to bank of america merrill lynch. wall street historically does well after the midterm. since 1946, the s&p was higher in the 12 months after every single one. who are the market winners and losers from the midterms? wall street thinks the democratic house could be a check on president trump's trade policies, especially the ongoing tensions with china. industrial and material stocks could benefit on speculation lawmakers may be able to work together on an infrastructure deal but drug stocks could come under pressure on a bipartisan
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plan to rein in drug prices. amazon is mailing out millions of his holiday toy catalogue, featuring games, action figures, legos and kid versions of amazon qudevices su as the echo. you have to go online to find out the prices for the items, because they're not listed in the catalogue, presumably because the prices can change. the at log encourages shoppers to scan items with the amazon app to learn more. those are your cnbc business headlines. that might be rough for parents. kids see the toys but the parents don't see the prices. >> exactly, they circle all their little things. >> this is what i want. >> here you go. thank you very much, frank. 4:41. coming up next on "today in the bay," a cool start this morning, as you head out the door. grab a little jacket. >> we are taking a live look in fremont with all clear and calm conditions out there. yes, it is cool, as you step out the door, but it will be warming
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up fast later on this morning. we'll be in had the upper 60s. we'll talk about all of our microclimates coming up next. and a smooth drive right here, san rafael southbound with these headlights, nice drive the curve through san rafael. we have an update on a crash in the east bay coming up. california phones offers free specialized phones... like cordless phones. - ( phone ringing ) - big button, and volume-enhanced phones. get details on this state program. visit right now or call during business hours.
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the morning. we'll have a look at of course your weather in just a moment. >> check this out though. while everyone was voting yesterday, the state capitol decking the halls, the huge white fir tree arrived in sacramento on election day yesterday, about 70 feet tall. came from a state forest in redding. the chp escorted the tree on its journey to our capitol. crew also spend the next few y days decorating the tree with thousands of lights. it will feature ornaments made by people who are developmentally disabled. officially the season. >> yes. now to thanksgiving day it's officially time to celebrate christmas. >> no, what about christmas itself? >> you start again after thanksgiving day. >> oh. >> it's just extended time. >> okay. we'll agree to disagree. >> the meteorological chart there. >> we have christmas-like
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weather in the morning and summer-like weather in the afternoon. here is a live look outside as you get ready to head out. this is looking at the road in san jose, as you get ready to head out. sunnyvale it's up to 49 degrees, down to 49, i should say and rising up to the mid-70s as we go into the afternoon, so yes, another cool start and a warm day. the seven-day forecast for the south bay already up at the bottom of the screen, as we check out what you'll feel as you step out the door. it's the coolest right now in half moon bay. it's only 39 degrees. we have some low 40s in the north bay. i think it will continue to cool off from there, and it's 44 as you head out the door in livermore. if you're on your way to the dublin b.a.r.t. station been the next couple of hours, it's going to be in the upper 40s. all clear skies, and we're going to see temperatures warming up into the low 70s by 11:00. as we get a look at our south bay highs today, san jose reaches up to 78 degrees and 80
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at milpitas, and then for the east bay, a lot of those lower 80s back in the forecast today, very much like yesterday, with danville reaching 82, and in oakland 74 degrees. the peninsula up to 66 at half moon bay and 73 in san mateo. some upper 60s for san francisco. the embarcadero reaching 69 degrees and 9 in novato and napa. as we're starting out, you need something that's going to keep you warm, at least to start out, and a jacket or maybe a scarf, or a hat, and then you might want to just make sure you're wearing some comfortable shoes. it's going to be a beautiful day, and you'll want to spend some time outside. as we look at the bigger picture, and see what's happening, we take a look at our satellite, still some clouds well off to the west of us that will be moving into the pacific northwest but still not moving into the bay area, so as we continue on with some very dry conditions. now we have the concern of wildfires once again for our
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east bay and north bay hills. red flag warning will go in effect tonight starting at 10:00, as our winds pick up and it's going to be mostly calm throughout the day, but our winds will start to rush over some of those north bay and inland hills, and we'll see that happening later on tonight into early tomorrow morning, and that dry northerly wind will once again raise our high fire danger and the concerns there. we're going to reach into the upper 70s for the weekend, and mostly sunny kskies as the wind start to calm down and san francisco still breezy with highs in the low 70s. headed over to mike, you were showing a report for cocoa county. >> i talked about a crash. it's not a crash. i'll explain what's going on there, chp gave me a little more detail. no surprises at the bay bridge, east shore freeway and north bay looks great. over toward martinez northbound 680, so it's opposite your commute, what commute you have right now, headed up toward the benicia bridge we have a car fire that's blocking, crews
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blocking your slow lane as you're traveling north toward highway 4 and the connector. the fire crew had all lanes blocked for a short period of time. the car was engulfed in flames and things calmed down and just the slow lane is blocked and the sensors aren't showing any problems. i'll let you know if it will be there for a long time, but it should be clear and again, counter commute. south bay along the peninsula, no major issues as well. san jose, it's dark but well-lit by the headlights for drivers north 101. you see the silhouette 280/680 interchange. back to you. >> thanks a lot, mike. a decision in the hotly contested east bay assembly race. >> buffy wicks is victorious. lot of people watching this race, two female democrats in an air spanning from richmond and penol through berkeley and albany. community organizers worked in the obama white house was instrumental in hillary
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clinton's campaign. she considers herself a voice for change. >> there's such a rich, deep history of organizing in the bay area, and california, and in leading the resistance movement, and that is exactly what we're going to do. >> somewhere is the bay area version of clinton versus sanders. beckles has been a vocal owe pointe opponent of the chevron refinery. >> catherine baker declared the winner in the east bay aft. prop 11 passes, requires ambulance workers to stay on call during paid lunch breaks to respond to 911 calls and gives them more training. maybe california will go to daylight saving time all year, proposition 7 winning by a large margin. during the winter months, we would be two hours behind the
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east coast, in the summer three hours behind. the idea needs approval from state lawmakers along with congress and eventually president trump would have to sign off on that change. take a break right now from election results, just a little one. an unexpected trip to the hospital didn't deer is a pennsylvania man from casting his vote. >> jim grish was unable to vote after a stroke sent him to the hospital. he feared he would miss election stay. the hospital gave him one thing to be better, one of eight people in the hospital getting an emergency absentee ballot. >> good for him. coming up next on "today in the bay," "nbc bay area responds." >> generous folks like you gave millions of dollars to help north bay fire victims. so where did all that money go? i'm consumer investigator chris chmura, "nbc bay area responds" next. but first, happening now, the giants are looking to the future with a new president of
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baseball operations. he's coming from their rivals the dodgers. the team posted this photo on twitter last night, farhan zaidi will be leading the team next season and one of his first jobs will be hiring a general manager. we have more news for you right after the break. dublin.
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welcome back. good wednesday morning to you. taking a live look outside over in the east bay, overlooking dublin. looks like things are picking up out there. we'll check that morning commute in moments. 4:54 right now. a year ago right now, donations were pouring in from around the globe supporting the victims of the north bay fires. >> one relief fund raised more than $30 million. we sent consumer investigator chris chmura back to the fire
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zone to see where all those donations went. >> the main fire relief fund collected more than $32 million, and organizers say they gave more than 6,000 fire victims grants that averaged right around $3,000 each. those recipients include jen and miles harrison, who lost their santa rosa home and everything inside. when they evacuated, they took next to nothing. the harrisons say they really needed that money in the immediate aftermath. >> just to buy, you know, a little bit more clothing, to be able to stop and eat somewhere and know that you're going to be fine, and, it's a little thing but it really is a big thing. >> organizers say 20 million of the $32 million fund went directly to survivors. tonight we'll explore where the remaining $10 million went, including an unexpected project involving hundreds of utility
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sheds. if you have a trip for our consumer team, let us know. 888-996-tips or i'll see you again tonight at 6:00. >> thanks, chris. here's something shoppers may like. facebook making a splash in the retail game. >> facebook has opened a new line of pop-up shops, located inside nine macy's stores across the united states, including one in san francisco. facebook wants to give online small businesses a chance to establish themselves in brick and mortar world. the merchants get to keep all of their sales revenue. pretty cool. >> interesting. coming up here on "today in the bay," a look at that forecast for us. >> it's going to be a cool start once again, all clear skies. here is a live look outside as you get ready to head out in san jose, and our temperatures will be starting out in the low 50s, and then reaching 73 at noon, and 75 later today. another nice one. we'll get a look at all of our microclimates coming up next. and there's a live look bay
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bridge crossing over into san francisco. little backup for the cash lanes. this is very mild, and it will clear up over the next few minutes. we'll track what else is clearing up from our earlier reports. plus decision 2018. we have all the results coming in overnight. and before you get in the car, we'll tell you about how the repeal on california's gas tax fared. right now at 5 - a changen
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today is more than about democrats and republicans. it's about restoring the constitution's checks and balances to the trump administration. >> right now at 5:00, a change on capitol hill, as democrats take back the house, and the vote counting is still happening. results of key top races still coming in, and we're tracking them all. "today in the bay" starts right now. and good morning to you. i'm marcus washington. >> and i'm laura garcia. we have a lot to get through. first, we want to get ready for the work day as well. kari has a look at that forecast. another cool start. >> yes, cool this morning, and then warming up this afternoon. here's what you'll feel as you step out the door, some upper 30s and low 40s. i'll have the warm spots. right now san francisco at 50 degrees, and as we head over toward concord, it will be another chilly start, but as we go into late morning, early afternoon, we're going to feel much nicer, and the other headline will be the high fire
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danger that starts tonight. red flag warning. more details in a few minutes. mike, you checked on the crashen in the east shore freeway? >> it's over at buchanan near the golden gate field area. there may be a crew from an earlier crash in lanes there. the overcrossing, sounds like everything is fine as you cross over buchanan. on the right shoulder, there may still be flashing lights. counter your typical commute which comes down off the upper east shore off the carquinez bridge. no problems across the carquinez, benicia or richmond to san rafael bridge. ing slowing out of the altamont and we still have the construction work in byron. back to you. back to our decision 2018 coverage, the midterm elections. here is the latest that the hour. new path for california led by a familiar face, former mayor of san francisco gavin newsom, now governor-elect pledging to take bold action on a number


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