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(CNN Student News) -- October 15, 2008

1. What is ACORN? According to the program: What allegations have been made against ACORN's voter registration practices? How has ACORN responded to these allegations?

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2. Why do you think that voter registration fraud is potentially problematic?

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3. What impact, if any, do you think that this controversy could have on the upcoming U.S. presidential election? Explain.

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4. What activity did the Dow Jones experience yesterday? Do you think that this activity is significant? Why or why not?

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5. What is a recession? To what extent, if any, do you think that consumer concerns about a recession might impact the stock market? Do you think that an official declaration of recession would impact the stock market? If so, how? If not, why not?

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6. According to the segment: What evidence suggests that the stock market rebounds after a crash? What question are market watchers asking themselves following Monday's big rally on Wall Street?

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7. Based on the information in the report, what do you think that investors should do at this point in time?

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8. According to the report: Approximately how many workers in Japan are over the age of 60? What are some of the reasons that these elderly people continue to work?

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9. In your view, what does it mean to be "elderly"? Is it defined by a specific age or something else?

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10. In your opinion, what are the pros and cons for individuals and society of people staying in the work force after the age of 65?

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