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Hunger in the News

Today's top headlines:

Green Revolution in India Wilts as Subsidies Backfire.
In the 1970s, India dramatically increased food production, finally allowing this giant country to feed itself. But government efforts to continue that miracle have backfired. [The Wall Street Journal]

Commission Starts Preparing Plans for Haiti's Rebirth. Here on the hills above Port-au-Prince, a vision for a very different capital city is taking shape. [The Washington Post]

Latin American, Caribbean Countries Create a New Regional Group. The group brings Cuba into the fold but excludes Canada and the United States. [The New York Times]

A Superb Fix for Our Housing Crisis -- Courtesy of FDR. The government response to the financial crisis has been a spectacular success for the financial industry ... in sharp contrast to the millions still trapped in mortgages that they cannot afford. [The New Republic]

Majoring in Debt: Average Grad Owes $23,000. It used to be that many college students finished school with little or no debt. [Huffington Post]

Wall Street Profits Could Hit 'Unprecedented' Level. Wall Street bonuses were up 17 percent to over $20 billion in 2009, the year taxpayers bailed out the financial sector after its meltdown. [Huffington Post]

Nearly 20% of U.S. Workers Underemployed. Gallup estimated that about 30 million Americans are underemployed, meaning either jobless or able to find only part-time work. [Reuters]

WellPoint Raising Premium Rates by Double Digits in at Least 11 States. If Democrats move to pass health care reform after tomorrow’s summit, their newfound momentum can be at least partly attributed to WellPoint’s decision to drastically increase premiums in California’s individual health insurance market. [Think Progress]

Climate Change/Environment
Suggested Emission Cuts Fall Short. Emission cuts pledges made by 60 countries will not be enough to keep the average global temperature rise at 2 degrees Celsius or less. [AlertNet]

U.N.: Extra Climate Change Conference in Germany. The United Nations will hold an extra round of climate change talks in Bonn, Germany, between April 9 and 11. [The Wall Street Journal]


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