After waking up in Florida and touring a solar energy center, President Obama will lend some campaign help to a Democratic candidate in need: Virginia gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds, who has had some tensions with the White House of late and is trailing his opponent. Nonetheless, Obama will try to lend some his patented campaign magic at a rally for Deeds at Old Dominion University.
The American Bankers Association continues its annual convention in downtown Chicago, complete with protesters outside. The Service Employees International Union will march against the so-called fat cats and hold a rally, demanding that the little guy no longer be run over by monacle-wielding capitalists.
The House Financial Services Committee marks up investor-protection legislation, as it continues to move ahead with the administration's financial regulation agenda and more.
The Senate, meanwhile, will vote on whether or not to extend unemployment insurance benefits another 13 weeks in states that have jobless rates above 8.5 percent, meaning some hard-hit individuals could get a boost from Uncle Sam...if the Senate agrees, that is.
And, if you're into taxes...the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants kicks off its National Tax Conference at the J.W. Marriott in Washington. Hanging around the hotel and eavesdropping between now and Friday, when the conference closes, could save you thousands of dollars.
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