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What's happening in the Americas on Tuesday:
+ Jackson wrongful death trial enters second day
LOS ANGELES: The second day of a wrongful death trial brought by Michael Jackson's mother Katherine against the promoter of the singer's last concert tour, AEG Live. From 1700 GMT. Picture. (ENTERTAINMENT-US-MUSIC-JACKSON-TRIAL)
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LOS ANGELES: Publication of the memoirs of Amanda Knox, a month after Italy's supreme court annuls her acquittal for the murder of British national Meredith Kercher. Expect coverage. File Picture (ITALY-BRITAIN-US-MURDER)
WASHINGTON: The US Federal Reserve opens a two-day monetary policy meeting. Expect coverage (US-ECONOMY-BANK)
-- The Conference Board reports on US consumer confidence in April. 1400 GMT. Expect coverage (US-ECONOMY-CONSUMER-CONFIDENCE)
-- S&P Dow Jones Indices publishes the S&P/Case-Shiller home price indices for February. 1300 GMT. Expect coverage. (US-ECONOMY-PROPERTY-HOUSING-PRICE)
-- Pfizer, the world's biggest pharmaceutical company, reports 2013 first-quarter earnings. 1100 GMT. Expect coverage (US-PHARMA-COMPANY-EARNINGS-PFIZER)
-- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with his German counterpart Thomas de Maiziere. Expect coverage. Picture (US-GERMANY-MILITARY)
-- Secretary of State Kohn Kerry meets Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh. 1300 GMT. Coverage on merit.
-- Kerry holds talks with Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo. 1430 GMT. Coverage on merit.