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Features of the week

We're debating the stimulus package, corporate earnings and fair value on the S&P 500, as well as America's economic and political future.

Plus, you'll hear from Nouriel Roubini on the economy, Donald Coxe on commodities, and Martin Fridson on investing in corporate debt. All in this Friday's star-studded edition of "Features of the week".

1. House passes Obama's $787 billion stimulus plan.

See also: Stimulating consumers? What you get vs. what you owe.

2. John Authers on the bounce in Chinese shares and Baltic Dry Index.

3. Half of all CDOs built from ABS have now defaulted.

4. Financial crisis called top security threat to US.

5. Fair value for the S&P 500 = 440.

See also: Why fair value for the S&P 500 is not 440.

6. Stop listening to Suze Orman (caution: photo included).

7. Stimulus: because all economies have performance issues.

8. Gary Tanashian on Geithner's "comprehensive" attack.

9. FT Markets Q&A: Nouriel Roubini on prospects for 2009.

10. Interview: Martin Fridson on corporate debt and default rates.

11. Donald Coxe - have commodities started to outperform?

12. We're all socialists now: America's growing welfare state.

13. Pulling up stakes: some Americans are fed up with the USA.

14. Tweet this: The Kirk Report's latest linkfest.

15. Will the "cure" of bailouts kill off capitalism?

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