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  • In India, Obama Pushes Trade, Security Issues
    Speaking to reporters in New Delhi on Monday, President Obama called the relationship between U.S. and India a "defining partnership" of the 21st century. In his first stop on an extended tour of Asia, Obama sat down with India's prime minister and also addressed parliament Monday. Obama aimed to boost trade and get cooperation on anti-terrorism efforts with the visit, and India wanted support in its push for a seat on the U.N. Security Council.
  • Examining U.S.-India Economic Ties
    As President Obama arrives in India, Renee Montagne talks with Wall Street Journal Delhi business correspondent Amol Sharma about the importance of economic ties between the U.S. and India -- and the huge defense deals on the horizon.
  • Oil Spill Investigation A 'High Priority' For Justice
    Over the past several months, senior Justice Department officials have visited the Gulf to examine critical pieces of evidence. Some legal experts wonder whether, in addition to possible criminal charges against the companies involved, the department may also prosecute individuals.
  • Does New Congress Have Changes In Store For Fed?
    The Federal Reserve is supposed to be independent of politicians, but no one in Washington is immune from politics. Fed chairman Ben Bernanke has been both praised and attacked for his actions during and after the global financial crisis. Following last week's elections, he finds some of his stiffest critics with new power. Renee Montagne talks with David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal.
  • Anti-Abortion Activist On Trial For 'Wanted' Posters
    The trial for anti-abortion activist Flip Benham, who is accused of distributing "wanted" posters that target doctors who perform abortions, begins Monday. Some consider the posters a First Amendment right, but abortion rights activists say the posters are threatening.
  • Stepping Up Exercise Could Help Beat The Cold Virus
    It's the time of year when many people are sniffling and sneezing from a cold. But new research shows that people who exercise five days a week for 20 minutes or more had 40 percent fewer days of illness.
  • Nudging Grocery Shoppers Toward Healthy Food
    Some grocery stores are using the same sensory marketing tricks to change people's buying habits that big food companies and restaurants have used for years. These new marketing tools can also promote public health.
  • SEC Looks Into Allegations Against Citigroup
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into allegations that Citigroup misled investors. The Wall Street Journal reports that the SEC has subpoenaed former employees. The bank told investors that some of its debt funds, which included mortgages, were relatively safe, then the investors suffered heavy losses when the mortgage market began to crumble. If Citi is found to have misled investors, the bank could be on the hook for fines.
  • Hu's Visit To France Marks Turnaround In Relations
    China's President Hu Jintao visited Paris for three days and was feted by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. This marks a turnaround for relations between the two nations. Two years ago, Sarkozy threatened to boycott the Beijing Olympics over human rights concerns.
  • Sharp Rise In Oil Prices Could Hinder Recovery
    A Colorado gas station and car wash owner is already feeling the impact of sharply rising crude prices. Some analysts say continued increases could slow down the economy as it struggles to recover.

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