Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke will give half-yearly testimony to U.S. congressional committees about the outlook for the world’s largest economy.
U.S. automatic budget cuts totaling $1.2 trillion may begin to take effect unless President Barack Obama and Republicans in Congress agree on a compromise.
Chinese February manufacturing data will indicate if that nation’s economy continued to recover from a slowdown. South Korea will inaugurate its first female president.
Pope Benedict XVI will retire at the Vatican.
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