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Friday, April 3, 2009

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  • Obama Pitches Afghan Plan To NATO Allies
    Afghanistan is likely to dominate the agenda as world leaders gather for the NATO summit. The meeting marks President Obama's first chance to appeal directly to NATO allies for more help. He may not get much, because the war in Afghanistan is not popular in Europe.
  • Netherlands Has Its Own Afghan Exit Strategy
    At the NATO summit, President Obama is likely to win a lot of praise for his new plan for Afghanistan. However, he may not win too many new commitments from allies. The Netherlands is heavily invested in Afghanistan, but its troops are pulling out in 2010.
  • N.Y. Yankees, Mets Try Out New Stadiums
    It's a huge day for baseball in New York. The games are only exhibition, but both the Yankees and the Mets are playing their first games at new stadiums that have a combined cost of more than $2 billion.
  • 'Kind Of Scary': Congress Rewriting Rules Of Finance
    Members of Congress are under pressure to draw up new regulations for banking and investing in a matter of months. It's a scary and complicated task, they say, and the stakes are enormous.
  • Attractive Opposites In A Sweet Summer Romance
    An awkward, brainy guy and the knowing, enigmatic object of his affections grow close during a summer stint at a low-end amusement park. Kenneth Turan says Greg Mottola's Adventurelandlets you see their reciprocal appeal.
  • Women's NCAA Final Four Ready To Play
    The Final Four are set to play in the women's NCAA basketball tournament. Louisville faces off against Oklahoma, and Stanford challenges Connecticut, the heavy favorite to win the national title. Christine Brennen, a sports columnist with USA Today, talks with Renee Montagne about this weekend's action in St. Louis.
  • U.S., Mexican Officials Meet On Border Security
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Attorney General Eric Holder are in Mexico strategizing with officials there on how to fight the arms trade fueling Mexico's bloody drug war. Napolitano recently announced that her department will shift resources to the U.S.-Mexico border in response to the increasing narco violence.
  • Vietnam Worries Economy Will Spread Discontent
    The communist government of Vietnam derives much of its political legitimacy from rapid economic growth. Now that the global economic crisis is slowing this export-driven economy, the government is worried that discontent will spread among the people — and even spill over into violence. It's happened before.
  • Fla. Man First U.S. Citizen Charged In UBS Probe
    U.S. authorities arrested an accountant in Florida on Thursday and charged him with filing a false tax return. It's the first arrest coming out of an investigation by the U.S. officials into Americans who stash income in Swiss bank accounts to avoid paying taxes. Earlier this year, Swiss Bank UBS admitted it had helped Americans hide assets from the U.S. government. The bank agreed to pay a fine and identify some of its U.S. clients.
  • Bernanke To Address Bankers In Charlotte, N.C.
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks in Charlotte, N.C., on Friday. His comments will be closely watched because he's addressing executives in one of the largest banking regions in the country.

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