September 24, 2009
Posted: 1621 GMT
If world leaders at the United Nations stick to their alloted times, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be walking up to the podium in the first few minutes of the show today.
We are expecting the Israeli leader to deliver a relatively short address in which he expresses some criticism of the United Nations. We will have to wait and see if he addresses the crucial issue of settlements. President Barack Obama seems to have backed off from asking Israel to "freeze" settlement expansion in occupied territory, so it is possible he will not bring the thorny question up in his UNGA speech.
We will also look forward to the G20 meeting in Pittsburgh, where the debate beetwen more stimulus or more regulation will continue to play out. The question of bankers' bonuses will also be on the table. We have a live report.
Also today, a possible HIV vaccine breakthrough. A trial in Thailand, led by American military researchers, has produced very encouraging results. The vaccine cut the risk of being infected with the virus that causes AIDS by about a third. We will have a report from Thailand.
We will also bring you the latest business news headlines. Weekly jobless claims and existing home sales numbers in the United States are out today. We'll show you how Wall Street is reacting.
Plus the latest weather and sports stories, as always.
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