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(CNN Student News) -- April 29, 2009

1. What milestone did President Barack Obama reach today?

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2. According to the report: What are some of the economic challenges that President Obama has faced in his presidency so far? What statement did the president make regarding his administration's response to these challenges? How have some economists and money managers rated the President and members of his economic team? What explanations are offered for these ratings?

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3. What is your opinion of President Obama's response to America's economic crisis? What additional measures, if any, do you think that the administration could take to help stabilize the economy? Explain.

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4. Who is Arlen Specter? What decision did he announce yesterday? What rationale did Sen. Specter give for his decision? What statement did the Republican Party make regarding Sen. Specter's decision? What are the possible ramifications of his decision?

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5. What is the status of the swine flu outbreak? What action has Mexico taken in response to the outbreak?

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6. What types of technology has Indonesia implemented in an attempt to protect its citizens from disease?

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7. According to the report, what action do airport officials take when a suspected ill person is detected? In your opinion, what are the potential benefits and drawbacks of this course of action?

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8. In your opinion, should airports be required to screen travelers for potential illnesses? Why or why not?

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9. What percentage did Susan Samtur save on her total grocery bill during the shopping trip seen in the report? What strategy does Samtur use to save money at the grocery store?

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10. What strategies do you use, if any, to save money? How much effort would you be willing to exert in order to enjoy a significant discount? Explain.

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