On the Radar: Hu on the Hill, Arizona shooting, top workplaces, Ricky Gervais
Chinese President Hu Jintao and President Barack Obama meet with Chinese and U.S. business leaders Thursday in Washington.
January 20th, 2011
11:10 AM ET

On the Radar: Hu on the Hill, Arizona shooting, top workplaces, Ricky Gervais

Hu in D.C. After a warm welcome at a White House state dinner, Chinese President Hu Jintao may get a chilly reception Thursday on Capitol Hill. Hu is scheduled to meet separately with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker John Boehner. Neither man attended Wednesday night's dinner in honor of the Chinese leader.

With economics issues on the forefront during Hu's visit, Time.com takes a look at whether U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner can stop a trade war between the U.S. and China and explores how China is beating the U.S. at capitalism. If you want to see more about the state dinner, check out a who's who of dinner guests, see the toast to friendship and dreams or look at CNN's full coverage of the visit.

Arizona shooting – The next phase in Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' recovery is to begin this week when she moves to a rehabilitation hospital in Houston. Her husband and doctors plan to give an update on her condition Thursday, a day after Giffords reportedly rose from her hospital bed to stand with assistance.

Giffords' husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, will provide "details on her condition and the next steps in her treatment plan" in the briefing, according to the University Medical Center. Find out more on these latest developments from CNN affiliate KVOA-TV in Tucson, Arizona. Also, read a grand jury's indictment of suspect Jared Lee Loughner.

Where you want to work – Fat paychecks, sweet perks and more than 150,000 job openings meet Fortune's top 100 companies for employees.

Some of these companies have at least 700 openings each, totaling nearly 137,000 available jobs. What are these firms looking for? See what their recruiters say. If it's all about money, check out the 25 top payers. Loyalty the key? These employers survived the Great Recession while staying loyal to their workers. Meet 15 of this year's best companies that, as of mid-January, have never had a layoff. Maybe it's more about the perks for you. A place with botox, or a wine bar, or a life coach? Check out how some companies are going beyond a paycheck when it comes to keeping their staff happy.

Piers takes on Gervais – In his first interview since hosting the Golden Globes, Ricky Gervais defends his barbs to CNN's Piers Morgan. "I (was) confronting the elephant in the room," Gervais said.

Gervais caught some slack after what observers called a controversial hosting performance at the Golden Globes. CNN will be taking a look later at the comedian, his material and this first interview. The full interview, in which Gervais talks religion, his comedy heroes and more, airs at 9 p.m. ET/PT Thursday on CNN.

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