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(CNN Student News) -- March 31, 2009

1. What statements did President Barack Obama make yesterday regarding the U.S. auto industry?

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2. How much in federal bailout funds have GM and Chrysler received to date? What conditions has the Obama administration proposed for GM and Chrysler to receive federal funds in the future? What step has GM already taken to address the government's proposal? What might happen to each of these companies if they cannot meet the administration's conditions?

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3. What is your opinion of the administration's actions regarding GM and Chrysler? Under what conditions, if any, do you think that the federal government should offer bailout funds to these companies? Explain.

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4. What is "GhostNet"? How was GhostNet discovered?

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5. According to the program: What speculations have been made about who might be behind GhostNet's implementation? What statement has the Chinese government made regarding the investigation into GhostNet?

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6. According to the segment: How did GhostNet spread? What are some of the capabilities of GhostNet? What are some of the targets that were infiltrated by the alleged espionage network?

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7. In your opinion: What might be the benefits of an espionage network like GhostNet for its controllers? How should the international community respond to the discovery of this type of network, if at all? Explain.

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8. According to the report: How are some candy and chocolate companies faring during the current recession?

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9. According to the segment: How did candy sales fare during the Great Depression of the 1930s? What are some of the brands introduced in that era that are still in existence today?

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10. Why do you think that candy and chocolate sales tend to weather rough economic times? Can you think of any other food products that might experience similar success?

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