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Today's programming highlights...
9:30 am ET - Gates, Mullen discuss Pentagon budget - The Defense Department has been a key target for those calling for lower federal spending and less debt. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen discuss the proposed Pentagon budget before a Senate committee.
10:00 am ET - Financial regulation overhaul hearing - When Ben Bernanke talks, people generally listen. The Federal Reserve Chairman testifies before a Senate committee on efforts to implement a financial regulation overhaul law signed last year.
12:00 pm ET - New York City budget address - Budget woes aren't just a federal concern. In New York, there are concerns that thousands of teachers could see their jobs eliminated due to city budget cuts. Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveils his proposed budget this afternoon.
12:30 pm ET - White House briefing - The situation in Bahrain is expected to top Press Secretary Jay Carney's second appearance before the White House press corps.
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