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General Motor autos sit on the top of a car carrier at the General Motors Assembly Plant on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 in Lordstown, Ohio. (AP)
General Motor autos sit on the top of a car carrier at the General Motors Assembly Plant on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 in Lordstown, Ohio. (AP)

The Dow at a new low — 47 percent off its peak — on more grim forecasts. Despite the president’s stimulus package signed on Tuesday. Despite the administration’s housing plan unveiled Wednesday.

California ends its budget deadlock — with little to celebrate. Detroit automakers ask for bigger loans, and say goodbye to big brands.

Obama talks trade in Canada, Clinton covers Asia, Netanyahu gets the nod in Israel.

This hour, On Point: Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

You can join the conversation. What’s your top story this week? Are you confident in President Obama’s handling of the economy? Are you ready to bail out homeowners? Automakers? Are you looking for a bailout youself?Guests:

From Washington, we're joined by Clarence Page, Pulitzer Prize-winning nationally syndicated columnist for The Chicago Tribune. His new blog  is Page's Page.

Joining us from New York is Alexis Glick, vice president of business news for the Fox Business Network and anchor of its morning shows "Money for Breakfast" and "Opening Bell." Her blog is The Glick Report.

And from Hanover, N.H., is Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic.

This program aired on February 20, 2009.

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