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April 28th, 2009
06:59 AM ET

Fast Forward

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

Bank of America will be the target of protests at hundreds of branches across the country today. The demonstrations coincide with the bank's annual shareholders meeting. Taxpayers are now the largest holders of Bank of America's stock.

At 1pm ET, a Senate subcommittee holds an emergency hearing on the public health response to the "swine flu" outbreak. Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases are expected to testify.

In the midst of the swine flu outbreak, Congress is moving quickly to fill a vacant slot at the Department for Health and Human Services.
Today the Senate is set to approve Kathleen Sebelius as the agency's leader. Her confirmation has been held up in Congress.

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  1. BOB

    When doctors determine a person has swine flu ( new variation of an H1N1 virus ). Why don't they isolate them from the public ? They
    realize that the infected person will spread this virus. They also realize
    that this virus is mutating . And if it continues to mutate, drug makers won’t be able to come up with vaccines fast enough. I guess its a way of controling the size of our population.

    April 29, 2009 at 3:38 am |