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March 16th, 2009
07:00 AM ET

Fast Forward

The stories that will be making news later today:

We're standing by for more insight from the White House on President Obama's promise to revamp the nation's food safety net. During his weekly radio address the President announced the creation of a new food safety group to update laws untouched since President Theodore Roosevelt.

In a few hours actress Lindsay Lohan will have a court hearing regarding an arrest warrant issued Friday. Lohan's attorney told CNN the warrant was issued "Out of a misunderstanding." It's believed to be connected to a possible parole violation. Lohan is currently serving three years probation following two d-u-i arrests in 2007. She's not expected to appear at the hearing.

We'll also be learning new details of an interview Levi Johnston gave to ABC. The former fiance of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's daughter reportedly says he and Bristol Palin have split... But he's also not ruling out a reunion in the future

President Obama is taking steps to make it easier for small business owners to borrow money. The President will roll out a new plan at 12 noon eastern. It includes greater loan guarantees for banks that lend money to small businesses... And reduces fees that borrowers pay banks

This afternoon, Vice President Joe Biden will address more than 1-thousand leaders of the Fire Fighters Union. He's expected to speak about the economy, and homeland security. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano are also expected to attend the conference on Capitol Hill.

And our CNN Money team is keeping a close eye on the opec meeting underway right now in Vienna, Austria. We'll let you know if OPEC decides to cut oil production to boost the price of crude oil.


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  1. faye

    i work 2 jobs 11pm to 7am and then 11am to 7pm who at end of the week i am still broke who will bail me out?

    March 17, 2009 at 6:42 am |