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(CNN Student News) -- March 17, 2009

1. What is the U.S. government's definition of a small business? What percent of U.S. companies fall into that category?

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2. According to the program: What role do small businesses play in the U.S. economy? How does U.S. President Barack Obama plan to help small businesses?

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3. Who is Peter Soter, and what type of business does he own? What actions has Soter taken in response to his bookstore's financial condition? What options is Soter currently considering in light of the recession?

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4. Have any small businesses in your area been affected by the current recession? If so, how?

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5. What is the status of the economies of the countries mentioned in the report?

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6. What are some of the reasons given in the report for the current economic trends in the various countries?

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7. In your opinion, how are the economies of different nations connected to each other, if at all? Explain.

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8. According to the segment: What was the response to Nashville Shores' recent job fair? How have the demographics of applicants at this annual job fair changed? What reason is given for this phenomenon?

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9. Are you planning to obtain summer employment? If so, what type of job are you seeking? In your opinion, will the economic crisis change your job search in any way? Explain.

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10. Can you think of other industries or job markets that might experience increased interest due to the current recession? If so, what are they and what might be the reason for this increase in interest?

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