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April 22nd, 2009
07:17 AM ET

Fast Forward

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

It's Earth Day and President Obama will spend part of it in Iowa promoting alternative energy sources. At 12:20pm ET he'll visit a former Maytag plant in Newton that's now building towers for wind turbines. The president will tour the facility and meet with workers.

Some major U.S. companies will release earnings reports today. Mcdonald's, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo, AT&T, Apple & E-bay are due to announce first quarter numbers.

And at 9am ET, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner delivers a speech on the Obama administration's continuing efforts to address the global recession. On Capitol Hill yesterday, Geithner was grilled by a panel overseeing the bank rescue program. He said even with the bailouts credit markets remain tight. Geithner also told the committee most banks have enough capital to weather the current economic crisis.

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  1. Robert E Burton Jr

    Ms. California is the smartest blonde I have ever heard respond to a question that most people would not have the courage to answer truthfully. It is obvious that perez hilton is gay and is so because he could never handle a real woman such as Ms. California.

    April 22, 2009 at 8:50 am |
  2. mary

    We excoriated Nixon for authorizing political activities by Democrats and impeached him to show the world that NO ONE is above the law; however, when W violates the basic tenets of our constitution (which he swore, twice, to uphold), breaks international treaties, ignores the Geneva Convention, authorizes torture (which we previously classified as a war crime), and revokes basic human rights–destroying human dignity and intentionally inflicting bodily and psychological would be a distraction to pursue it!???? Besides, he had good intentions.

    We WERE at war (isn't that when the Geneva Convention is SUPPOSED to apply?). And it wouldn't be constructive to pursue it. If US forces had captured a "Bush" in Afghanistan, he would have been tried for war crimes.

    The only other national shame the US ever perpetuated that rivala this is institutionalized slavery. No wonder we have an international reputation as a bully–WE ARE!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 22, 2009 at 7:46 am |