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Opening statements begin in Boston Wednesday, in a capital trial that's expected to last several months. It took nearly two months to seat a jury to try the case.
First up, we'll talk about what the jobs report is likely to look like on Friday. Plus, Ukraine’s central bank is raising its interest rate from 19.5 percent to 30 percent. The hike comes as the government is seeking a $17.5 billion assistance program from the International Monetary Fund. Inflation is rampant and the national currency has tumbled since Russia annexed Ukraine's southern Crimea peninsula and pro-Russian separatists took up arms in the country's east. We look at the reasons behind the hike in the interest rate. And gas prices sure seem to go up a lot faster than they go down. On the West Coast, 37 cents a gallon just last week. We explain.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says some wealthy foreigners seek to give birth to their children in the U.S. so they will obtain U.S. citizenship.