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Stimulus Package, Financial Rescue Plan, Future of SD Airport

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Aired 4/19/09

Our nation is in the midst of a major financial crisis, and two massive plans meant to improve the economy are being discussed in Washington, D.C. this week.

Final votes are expected on the $790 billion economic stimulus package this Friday. Plus, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner unveiled his plan to infuse up to $2.5 trillion into the nation's struggling financial system. What are the key elements of both plans? And, what are the potential risks and rewards of enacting these proposals?

In local news, a panel of politicos unveiled a plan to redesign Lindbergh Field by moving most of the passenger operations to the north side of the airport. What's the motivation behind this airport redesign? And, will the plan increase the airport's total passenger and flight capacity?

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