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The king's death was announced early Friday. He is being remembered as a man who laid the foundation for reform, but also as someone who promised much but accomplished little.
First up on today's show, the U.S. dollar triumphant, but for whom? Plus, more now on the death of Saudi King Abdullah at the age of 90. With its influence in financial markets, the succession of power there being watched carefully by market participants. And with all the back and forth about President Obama's hope to raise capital gains taxes for some Americans to provide relief for some middle class taxpayers, a White House proposal to change the 401k and IRA retirement system has gotten lost in the shuffle.
The last time President Barack Obama made a major state visit to Asia was last year when he met with Chinese president Xi Jinping and announced a broad-reaching climate change deal.
We shouldn't expect the same thing from his visit to India, even though its cities have air that's four times deadlier than in Beijing. But how does India’s environmental pollution stack up, and what might the U.S. do to curb greenhouse gas emissions there?
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