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February 9th, 2010
08:30 AM ET

Your Stimulus Questions Answered

At the CNN Stimulus Desk, we have been breaking down for you what happened to the $862 billion Recovery Act that passed a year ago. Where did your tax money go?

Our team of researchers has been piecing through massive lists of projects to find the ones that might most interest you - and to ask questions about them. Below, just a couple of examples.

What questions do you have about the stimulus? Post here, and we just might tackle them on air.

P.S. Want to get some of the stimulus money to weatherize your home? Billions are available nationwide. Apply here.


Filed under: Ali Velshi • CNN Newsroom • Fredricka Whitfield • Josh Levs • Kyra Phillips • Tony Harris
February 9th, 2010
07:57 AM ET

The Fight Against Childhood Obesity

One out of every three children in America is overweight or obese. Child obesity rates have more than tripled according to a recent report in the American Pediatrics Journal.

Today, first lady Michelle Obama will announce a new initiative to combat childhood obesity which she believes to be one of the greatest threats to America’s health and economy. The plan calls for the federal government and public schools to work together to provide nutritious food in schools, more opportunities to be physically active, and give communities greater access to affordable and healthy food.

So what do you think it will take to win the fight against childhood obesity?