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(CNN Student News) -- March 25, 2009

1. According to the program: What statement did U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke make regarding the federal government's bailout of AIG during a congressional hearing on the issue? What criticisms have some lawmakers expressed about this bailout? How did Secretary Geithner respond to those criticisms?

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2. What action have many AIG executives taken in response to a controversy involving bonuses paid by their company? Do you think that their actions will resolve this controversy? Why or why not?

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3. According to the program: What action are some malls taking in response to the current recession? What do mall owners hope to accomplish by taking this action? How have some critics responded to the move?

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4. If your local mall shortens its hours, how might you be affected, if at all?

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5. According to the program: What event was scheduled to be held in South Africa on Friday? What led to the cancellation of this event?

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6. According to the report: What is the suspected reason for South Africa's denial of an entry visa to the Dalai Lama? How have some South Africans reacted to the decision? What impact, if any, do you think that this situation might have on South Africa's relationship with the international community?

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7. What is the world's least expensive car? How much does this car cost? What are some features that might be considered standard in modern cars that are not included in the Tata Nano?

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8. According to the report: What does Tata's chairman say is the rationale for building the Nano? What are some hoping that the Nano will accomplish?

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9. What concerns have environmentalists raised about the Nano? How has the Tata company responded to this criticism?

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10. Do you think that the Tata Nano could become popular where you live? Why or why not?

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