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DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: This is a movement but we have to go all the way. I'm so proud to be your nominee for President of the United States.


MARIA BARTIROMO, FBN ANCHOR: Trump's children taking center stage this week with both Donald, Jr. and Tiffany Trump addressing the crowd. Trump, Jr. spoke of what kind of president his father will be.


DONALD TRUMP JR., DONALD TRUMP'S SON: You want to know what kind of president he will be. Let me tell you how he ran his businesses and I know because I was there with him by his side on job sites, in conference rooms from the time I could walk.

He didn't hide out behind some desk in an executive suite. He spent his career with regular Americans. He hung out with the guys on construction sites pouring sheetrock and hanging -- pouring concrete hanging sheetrock. He listened to them and he valued their opinions as much and often more than the guys from Harvard and Wharton locked away in offices away from the real work.


BARTIROMO: It's not all a big celebration here in Cleveland. Protesters are outside, raising security concerns right outside the arena. We will take you there.

More problems meanwhile for Obamacare. Why another health care giant is reporting losses related to the government system.

Switching to technology now you can be verified on Twitter. Why the social media giant is letting all users apply for this coveted verification.

Retailers bracing for the back to school sales meanwhile. The staggering amount families are expected to spend on their kids August going into school year.

And McDonald's embracing Pokemon Go. How company plans to profit from the craze.

Markets this morning are higher. Checkout futures indicating we're once again in record territory. We're looking at the Dow Industrials, expected to open up about 70 points after closing at a record high yesterday for the sixth session in a row.

Morgan Stanley among the names reporting earnings this morning. The bank beat earnings expectations with its quarterly profit.

In Europe, markets are higher across the board right now helped by strong earnings. A big quarter for SAP, that stock is up. We're also seeing a rally in technology sector across the board as a result.

Asian stocks meanwhile mixed to end trading day very much flat situation. Hang Seng in Hong Kong best performer there, up almost 1 percent.

All those stories coming up this hour.

And joining me to break it all down Fox Business Network's Dagen McDowell, political editor and Fox News contributor Guy Benson, and Maverick PAC national co-chair Morgan Ortagus. It is great to see all you guys today.


DAGEN MCDOWELL, FBN HOST: Great to see you.


MCDOWELL: Did you get any sleep at all.

BARTIROMO: Well, we're on 6:00 a.m. and then we're on 6:00 pm.

MCDOWELL: I know you are. You know what I loved about Donald Trump, Jr.'s speech? He didn't yell. He didn't yell. And when you are sitting at home watching on TV it is like he is really talking to people across the country.

BARTIROMO: He was very poised. Really rocked the house actually. We are going to talk all about this.

And coming up this morning, Murray Energy CEO Bob Murray is with us. We will talk about the coal industry. Also former Health and Human Services secretary and the former governor of Wisconsin Tommy Thompson with us. Also U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEP and president Tom Donahue will give us his sense of business and what they want to see in our next president.

But we kick it off right now with our top story. The Republican Party formally nominating Donald Trump for president. Taking center stage last night two of Trump's children.

Fox News' John Roberts, live in Cleveland with the details. John -- good morning.

JOHN ROBERTS, FOX NEWS SENIOR NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Maria -- good morning to you. Yes Tiffany and Donald Trump, Jr., took the stage last night at the arena. Donald Trump who was up late last night watching all of the proceedings now up early, and tweeting out "Congratulations to my children Don and Tiffany on having done a fantastic job last night. I am very proud of you."

By all accounts Donald Trump, Jr. really hit it out of the park last night. A lot of people today are comparing him to John F. Kennedy, Jr. and looking at him saying here is a guy who might want to run for public office himself at some point. Talked a lot about his father, the type of inspiration he was to him and also how Donald Trump would apply his business ethic toward running the country should he become president saying he wasn't after people with fancy titles and fancy degrees. He really promoted people based on their character, their work ethic and their street smarts.

Listen to what he said last night.


TRUMP, JR.: I know he values those workers and those qualities in people because those are the individuals he had my siblings and me work under when we started out. That he would trust his own children's formative to these men and women says all you need to know about Donald Trump.


ROBERTS: There was also daughter Tiffany who's 22 years old, her very first time major spotlight like this. She's a recent college graduate. Started to really humanize her father, talked about times when she was having troubles, dark times in her life when experience loss and she says the first person on the phone to try to help her out to find out if everything ok was her father and also highlighted his "never quit" attitude.

Listen to Tiffany Trump.


T. TRUMP: It's one of his defining qualities and I've seen it in action all of my life. Whatever he does, he gives his all and does it well. His desire for excellence is contagious. He possesses a unique gift for bringing that trait out in others starting with those closest to him. He's always helped me be the best version of myself by encouragement and by example.


ROBERTS: We're going to hear from his son Eric Trump tonight. I was talking to Eric yesterday morning as he was going into Trump Tower I asked him about writing the speech. He said he wanted to write the entire thing himself. Obviously he's reviewed past speeches at other conventions and other presidential speeches just to get idea of what it is that people talked about. But the words tonight are going to be his own.

"Make America first again" is the theme tonight. Maria -- we are also going to hear from the vice presidential running mate Mike Pence. Newt and Callista Gingrich will be there. And then it's a parade of the competitors that Donald Trump had during the primary process. Ted Cruz will be here in person. Marco Rubio will be appearing by video. And Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin will also be here.

So jam-packed schedule for tonight, the second to last night of this convention -- Maria.

BARTIROMO: Sure is. And it's interesting to see that Ted Cruz is going to be here tonight. And it was also interesting to see he got some votes in that roll call last night. John -- thank you.

ROBERTS: Yes. Sure. All right, you bet.

BARTIROMO: John Roberts, live outside in Cleveland. Joining us right now is the president and CEO of the mining corporation Murray Energy, Bob Murray. Bob -- good to see you. Thanks so much for joining us.

ROBERT MURRAY, MURRAY ENERGY: Good morning -- Maria.

BARTIROMO: Your reaction to all the speeches and the convention so far.

MURRAY: Well I am elated to see the emphasis on jobs, the emphasis on the reduction of the bureaucracies and the regulations in this country that are stifling jobs, and American growth.

BARTIROMO: And you are on the committee to bring the convention to Cleveland.

MURRAY: Yes, ma'am.

BARTIROMO: It's got to be a big deal for the city.

MURRAY: It is.


MURRAY: It is. Yes, ma'am.

BARTIROMO: Ok. So we all know that, you know, that famous quote back in March Hillary Clinton said that a lot of coal miners were in jeopardy. We want to play that sound bite and then talk a bit about where we are in the industry right now.

Here is back in March -- Hillary Clinton.


HILLARY CLINTON (D), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: We are going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business, right Tim? We're going to make it clear that we don't want to forget those people, those people labored in those mines for generations, losing their health often losing her lives to turn on our lights and power our factories. Now, we've got to move away from coal and all the other fossil fuels. But I don't want to move away from the people who did the best they could to produce the energy that we relied on.


BARTIROMO: I guess the policies in place have already put people out of work.

MURRAY: They have. It is evil. Why she is supporting the elimination of coal? She is getting millions and millions of dollars from the manufacturers of windmills and solar panels. That electricity costs 26 cents a kilowatt hour. Coal-fired electricity costs 4 cents. It gets four cents a kilowatt hour, the wind and solar from government, the taxpayer.

So she is getting a lot of kickback into her campaign and into the Clinton Foundation from the makers of windmills and solar panels. It's called crony capitalism. And Maria, that is why she is opposed to cool. And it is evil because that woman, single mother on fixed income has to pay her electric bill. As Obama said were electric rates are going to skyrocket his word. She said I am going to expand on his policies.

Maria -- low cost reliable electric is a staple of life and people on fixed incomes and people who want to manufacture a product for the global marketplace are not going to be able to do so because electric rates are skyrocketing and it all has to do with this bureaucracy.

BARTIROMO: I want to get to the panel for a second. But let me ask you this. What is the push pack from your standpoint when people say look, coal is dirty? It hurts the environment. I mean we have seen a big change as a result of technology in terms of coal, right?

MURRAY: we have. But man you could close down every coal fired plant in the United States it wouldn't affect global temperatures by 0.16 percent -- unmeasurable. So it has nothing to do with the environment what's going on.

This is all politics. It is money. It is winners and losers.


MURRAY: And that is what Hillary Clinton and Obama have been about.

BARTIROMO: And that is what the President, Guy Benson, has been doing. I mean remember he has been investing taxpayer money in green initiatives.

BENSON: He promised to do it. And now he has done it. And I think when you look at the politics of this not only is your point correct about some of the Clinton Foundation donations and other money at play here, there is also the environmental lobby which is extremely powerful within the Democratic Party. And what you are seeing I think in very stark relief is the greens using a lot of their weight and their money to overwhelm labor unions and actual American workers. And I think the priorities of the Democratic Party under Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are very, very clear.

BARTIROMO: Yes. That is what you are saying.

MURRAY: That is exactly what I am saying Maria. The regulations are coming out faster from the Obama administration than we can read them. That is an absolute.


MURRAY: In the last five years the USCPA alone 38 times the words in our Holy Bible in the last five years alone the regulations. We can't even read them and keep up.

There is hundreds of thousands of these people writing rules against we who are trying to maintain jobs. The coal industry is virtually destroyed. There are 52 bankrupt coal companies. There are only four of us that are not.


MURRAY: We've gone from --

BARTIROMO: How many jobs have been cut already?

MURRAY: 140,000. We had 200,000 miners before Obama, we now have 60,000.

MCDOWELL: Can a different president, Bob, a Donald Trump as president, help reverse some of those job losses? Because again, it is to the point of Hillary Clinton potentially comes into the White House and the power of the executive branch, they will install people in every different department who will tax spend regulate to quote "build, grow and stomp" on anybody who gets in their way. Can those jobs come back if it's a Donald Trump presidency?

MURRAY: I don't think those jobs can come back, ma'am. But we can stop the destruction. The coal industry in volume is now half. He cut the -- the volume of coal used in this country in half. Coal prices are in half, that is why you see, the value of the industry down 94 percent from what it was -- 94 percent.


MURRAY: From $69 billion a year to $4 billion. And that is why you are seeing this destruction and I don't think it can come back to where it was but we can stop it and that is what I have told Mr. Trump. And he gets it.

He will surround himself with very best people in this regard. He will stop this destruction before reliable low cost electricity is totally destroyed in this country.

BARTIROMO: The other thing is the skill set from the training -- right. I mean what does at a coal miner know about wind mills? How do they know about solar panels? There is no training.

MURRAY: No, it is not the America I cherish. Ma'am, if two coal miners lose their jobs, the only thing they own is their home and they got no one to sell it to. They can't be trained for anything and they can't leave the area.

That is what Hillary Clinton doesn't get. She said after I destroy them to I am going to get $30 billion in taxpayer money and I'm going to spend it in these communities. They are not going to leave they can't leave economically.

MCDOWELL: It's to make people dependent on government.


MCDOWELL: That is not what this country is about. It is about free will and having a job that you love and being able to keep it. Not having to rely on Uncle Sam and the will of a bunch of Democrats.


MURRAY: When you have 52-year-old coal miner in your office crying because you were forced to lay him off -- and I have been forced to lay off 3,300 coal miners this year -- it just kills me because I am a coal miner. I care about these people. I worked underground 16 years. At my age I still go underground.

They are my life. And when he comes in and he cries in front of you, a big 52-year-old man and you can't get him out of your office that is what Hillary Clinton needs to see. That is what Obama has never seen because he has never had a job.

BARTIROMO: Right. Stunning -- stunning stuff. Bob -- thanks very much for your insights and for joining us this morning.

MURRAY: Thank you -- Maria.

BARTIROMO: We appreciate it. Bob Murray joining us there -- Murray Energy.

We are live from Cleveland all week. Stay with us for a special coverage of the Republican national convention in the morning and at night. Don't forget our special prime time coverage kicks off at 6:-- p.m. eastern. Join me at 6:00 p.m. Eastern for all of the latest from Cleveland from the arena floor where the speeches are taking place. Tonight 6:00 p.m. Eastern.

Up next back to school shopping. One of the largest events for retailers and parents alike. Straight ahead, we will tell you which states will have tax free shopping holidays this summer and how much it is going to cost you for school.

Then SpaceX cargo ship docking with the International Space Station just moments ago. We will bring you the live pictures.

Back in a moment.


BARTIROMO: Welcome back.

An unmanned Dragon capsule from SpaceX arriving at the International Space Station. Cheryl Casone with latest and the other headlines now -- Cheryl.

CHERYL CASONE: Yes. Big success -- Maria -- that is right.

And this happened actually just a few moments ago. This is the Dragon capsule that has been captured by the station, the unmanned Falcon rocket was launched back on Monday carrying the critical docking port along with 5,000 pounds of supplies. We're just seeing this video in, by the way -- it's fascinating.

This was SpaceX's second attempt to deliver that docking port. You may remember the first one went up in smoke over the Atlantic last year after a rocket failure. So today is a big moment for SpaceX and a big success. This, of course, will be a port for future rocket ships.

A look at the headlines this morning, of course, preparing for your child to return to the classroom becomes a little more expensive this year, at least 17 states has set aside tax free shopping holidays in preparation for back to school. Those states include Connecticut, Virginia, Florida, and Texas.

A study says that parents are expected to spend on average, $273 for the child's return to school this fall, that is more than $246 that they anticipated spending just last year -- a little bit more expensive.

And finally, Twitter saying that members of the general public can now apply for one of those blue verified checkmark badges next to your Twitter handle. Previously Twitter encouraged celebrities, brands, public figures to verify their accounts but now Twitter says it's created a verification form online. It doesn't mean though that anybody can get verified. Twitter says the online process is for people who should already have account verification setups.

If you want to give it a shot go to the Twitter help center Web site and you only have to set up to five links that verify your identity elsewhere on the internet as well as your birthday, the photo of some form of government issued identification Maria. Obviously they want to make sure that fake accounts don't get verified -- that's the big fear.

Back to you.

BARTIROMO: Yes. Cheryl -- it makes sense. Cheryl -- thank you.

Before we take a break, take a look at markets. We're looking at a rally again this morning. We are riding a record performing situation for stocks. The Dow Industrials expected to open up about 60 points, as investors eye a slew of earnings reports today.

Morgan Stanley reporting results this morning, just moments ago beating analysts' expectations on both top and the bottom line. The stock is up nearly 3 percent in the premarket. We also showed you sap earlier. That is up on better than expected numbers as well. That is driving markets after the Dow hit a record for six straight sessions.

Up next Cleveland bracing for protests as the Republican convention kicks off its third day today. We are taking you live on the ground right outside the convention center straight ahead.

We're back in a moment.


BARTIROMO: Welcome back.

Protests heating up around Cleveland amid tight security on day two of the convention. Jeff Flock is on the ground here in Cleveland -- Jeff.

JEFF FLOCK, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Maria -- I come to you ironically in the shadow of the Civil War Monument here in the Cleveland square, an impressive memorial to those who fought and died in the civil war. And as I said ironically, this square erupted in something of a civil war yesterday.

It's all quiet out there right now. But this is where yesterday protesters came together on, I think, it's fair to say the fringes of the protest movement both pro and anti Trump movements yesterday -- everything from the Westboro Baptist Church to the right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, members of the KKK as well as the revolutionary communist party.

And you know, Maria -- when these protests have been separated on different parts of town, different squares they have gone relatively smoothly. But yesterday, people all came together, and for a while it was not going well.

The police chief of Cleveland, Calvin Williams waded into the crown though and was at one point able to separate everyone and there were no arrests even, no injuries. But the police have said we are sitting on a little bit of a powder keg here. This as I is a public square where people come, and speak. This is a speaker's platform that perhaps you see here. People have booked time. They come and make speeches. They bring a speaker out. And maybe you see General Moses Cleveland there in the statue. He is the man for whom Cleveland is named, founding the city. And of course, now it bears his name.

But I leave with you that picture of the civil war monument -- a bit of an irony I think as these disparate views are on display here. We've got a flag burning ceremony at 3:00 p.m. by the revolutionary workers' communist party this afternoon. And then tomorrow big anti-Trump rally expected and march.

We're only two days in. We'll see how it goes -- Maria.


Well, this morning we kick off day three of the convention, and obviously day three will include Mike Pence. Jeff -- thank you.

Dagen -- what do you think about this? Mike Pence today, Donald Trump tomorrow -- do things get even tougher for Cleveland's police department?

MCDOWELL: It will particularly with the big anti-Trump rally that is planned for tomorrow. And you are -- the open carry is an issue, I know. I saw photos that some of my friends and colleagues were taking. There was man in a skullcap, who had weapons strapped to him.


MCDOWELL: I think he had two guns and what appeared to be semi automatic rifle just there, just to get attention. But again --

BARTIROMO: It's unbelievable.

MCDOWELL: -- it's unnerving. You're asking for trouble, you know. And I am a Second Amendment advocate.


MCDOWELL: But you are asking for trouble if you're walking around loaded with weapons like that.

BARTIROMO: There's a whole list of stuff that you can't bring in, Guy Benson.


BARTIROMO: You can't bring in an umbrella. But got open carry you can't bring in a backpack but you have open-carry laws you can have your gun.

BENSON: You know, there was a story that I saw yesterday, reports on Twitter that when all those groups got together -- you have like the Black Panthers and the Westboro Baptist crazy people and the KKK. They were reportedly hurling urine at each other --


BENSON: -- I call it the feel-good story of the week.

BARTIROMO: My God. You have been up all night.

BENSON: I think, it couldn't happen to a nicer group of people.

MCDOWELL: Let them fight amongst themselves.

BARTIROMO: Wow. That's disgusting.

MORGAN ORTAGUS, MAVERICK PAC: You know, (inaudible) is supposedly doing a mock beauty pageant, so as someone who never has (inaudible) -- I didn't want to compete in. I would like Code Pink to have me in their --

BENSON: You've got the color. You got colors.

ORTAGUS: There you go. They're doing a mock beauty pageant today.

BARTIROMO: All right.

Well up next --

ORTAGUS: Sign me up.

BARTIROMO: -- sign you up.

Up next the Justice Department looking to block two mega-insurance merges. What it means for the health-care industry coming up. We'll take a look at that.

Then later Pokemon Go has its first official business deal -- why McDonald's has decided to embrace the Internet sensation, straight ahead.

Markets higher this morning. We're back in a moment, live from Cleveland.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Live, from the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Once again, here's Maria Bartiromo.

BARTIROMO: Welcome back. Good Wednesday morning, everybody. It is Wednesday, July 20 and we are coming to you live this morning from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

Your top stories right now, 7:30 a.m. on the east coast.

Celebration in Cleveland. Donald Trump, officially the Republican nominee for President. Trump reached the magic number last night, of 1,237 delegates, put over the top by his native New York. His daughter, Tiffany took the stage where she spoke about the kind of man her father is.


TIFFANY TRUMP, DAUGHTER OF PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE, DONALD TRUMP: My father, is good with advice, as you might guess. But he keeps it short and the takeaway is usually the same. To help us find our own way and our own gifts. If you do what you love, hold nothing back, and never let fear of failure get in the way, then you pretty much figured out the Trump formula.


BARTIROMO: Vice Presidential nominee, Governor Mike Pence set to take the stage tonight. But that didn't stop him from addressing supporters yesterday, where he compared his running mate, to a great American President.


MIKE PENCE, GOP VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: It happened in 1980, when Ronald Reagan was elected. We had a man like our nominee this year. Who, although he had achieved great heights in in his own career, never lost touch with everyday Americans.


BARTIROMO: The ghosts of conventions past, how this year's event compares to the likes of Bush, Reagan, and Romney.

More problems for Obamacare meanwhile. Why another healthcare giant is reporting losses related to the government's system.

And McDonald's embracing Pokemon Go. How the company plans to profit from the craze.

And talk about a sweet tooth. Why Krispy Kreme is eying the soda fountain for its next big hit.

Markets this morning, meanwhile, are higher. We are looking at a recording setting performance. Futures indicating stocks will open higher again. After the DOW Jones Industrial Average closed at a sixth straight record high, yesterday.

Morgan Stanley among the companies reporting earnings today. The bank beat earnings expectations. SAP also one to watch. That is a stronger earnings and is trading up.

In Europe, markets are higher across the board, helped by those strong earnings. A rally in technology, leading things in Europe. The DAX Index up 127 points right now. One and a quarter percent after the numbers from SAP.

Asian markets were mixed, as you can see. Take a look. Trading day there was mixed with the Hang Seng the best performance up. Hong Kong's index at one percent.

Our top story right now. The Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

The party officially making Donald Trump its nominee yesterday. And his Vice Presidential pick, Governor Mike Pence and Speaker Ryan delivered message focused on unity.


PENCE: I submit to you today, having gotten to know this good man who is our nominee. Donald Trump may have achieved great heights in business and industry and in the world of entertainment. But his heart is with everyday Americans and he will fight every day to strengthen this nation. And bring America back.