TedxSMU Live Footage: Arthur Benjamin
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Friday’s news roundup includes updates on China, the economy, the fed and health care and its effect on the Democratic Party.

China Pledges Support for Economic Recovery, Urges Free Trade

China’s President Hu Jintao says his country is working hard to increase domestic demand and that Asia-Pacific economies must work together to open up trade.

In a speech at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Singapore, the Chinese president listed his country’s efforts at fighting the global economic crisis.

PENPIX-A look at Fed voters this year and next

Nov 13 (Reuters) – The voting lineup on the Federal Reserve’s policy-setting Federal Open Market Committee is about to shift once again.

Every year, four regional Fed bank presidents rotate out of voting seats, making way for four others. The current voting lineup will hold for the FOMC gathering on Dec. 15-16 before the new voters come in at the Jan. 26-27 meeting.

2010: Health care hurting Dems?

“The healthcare battle appears to be helping Republicans running for the Senate,” The Hill notes. “Two Quinnipiac polls released Thursday show the leading GOP candidates in Connecticut and Ohio growing their leads. Former Rep. Rob Simmons (R-Conn.) leads Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), 49-38, and former Rep. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) has opened his first leads over two potential Democratic opponents.”

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TedxSMU Live Footage: Arthur Benjamin
TedxSMU Backstage Interviews: William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer