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April 2nd, 2009
07:15 AM ET

Fast Forward

Here are some of the stories that will be making news later today:

President Obama will wrap up the first day of the G-20 summit after a morning and afternoon of closed door sessions. President Obama is also sitting down with India's Prime Minister and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah.

Indictments could be filed against former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich as early as today. Today is the last scheduled day the grand jury meets before the April 7th deadline for filing the indictment. Sources close to the investigation say Blagojevich's wife and campaign committee are also possible targets. Blagojevich is accused of trying to sell President Obama's former Senate seat. He denies any wrongdoing.

At 8am ET a tsunami warning will go out along the eastern seaboard after a simulated earthquake in Puerto Rico. It's the first-ever test of a tsunami warning system in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. It's designed to cue coastal communities of the potential danger of huge waves caused by earthquakes

At 8:30am ET we'll hear how many more Americans have signed up for unemployment benefits. That's when the Labor Department releases its weekly report on initial jobless claims.

Centcom Commander General David Petraeus is headed to Capitol Hill today. He'll meet with the House Armed Services Committee. His focus will be new strategies for Afghanistan and Pakistan

At 10am ET the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will be holding a hearing on the collapse and rescue of insurance giant AIG. Former AIG CEO Maurice "Hank" Greenberg is expected to testify to the committee today.

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  1. Bill Sledd

    I am thoughly enjoying Carol Costello on the morning show. She brings a fresh personality and a lot of needed energy to this time of day. Please bring her back full time ! I switch back and forth between CNN and Fox in the morning and Carol keeps me stuck on CNN more of the time. You show needs her fun attitude with our morning coffee.

    Bill Sledd

    April 2, 2009 at 8:39 am |
  2. Dan Nelson

    General Petraeus needs to be reminded of the Palestinians elections when the Afghans vote it may turn out to be bad for peace there! What if a pro Islamic radical is their next President? We aught to realize that democracy for Islam is a hard thing to come by and that it fuels decent amongst the Islamic people!

    April 2, 2009 at 7:31 am |