Mitt Romney inches closer to becoming the Republican Presidential Nominee after close races on Super Tuesday, AIG sells its stake in AIA while it attempts to buy stock back from The Treasury and has the contraception saga finally come to an end? This and more in this week’s Week in Pictures.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., center, leads a Senate Democrats news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 1, 2012, after the defeat of a Republican effort to roll back President Barack Obama’s policy on contraception insurance coverage. From left are Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Reid, and Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
In a Wednesday, April 22, 2009 file photo, House Foreign Affairs Committee member Rep. Donald Payne, D-N.J. asks a question of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton during her testimony before the committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Payne, the first black elected to represent New Jersey in Congress, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012. He was 77. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
The Treasury Department sold off some $6 billion dollars worth of AIG stock as part of its ongoing effort to shed ownership of the New York-based insurer, three years after it was rescued during the height of the financial crisis. AIG itself anticipates buying back $3 billion of its own stock. AIG will also repay $8.5 billion in preferred interest in a separate bailout vehicle using funds from the sale of its stake in Asian life insurer AIA Group.
Members of the Fair Care Coalition, representing patients, tax payers, community leaders, and health policy researchers picket outside the Ritz-Carlton Chicago hotel, Thursday, March 1, 2012, in Chicago, where non-profit hospital trustees were meeting to discuss hospital tax exemptions. The group is calling on Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and the Illinois Department of Revenue to resume denying tax-exempt status to wealthy non-profit hospitals that are failing to provide their fair share of charity care. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
In this Feb. 23, 2012 photo, family nurse practitioner Terrance James, left, examines Kamiyan Cooper, 1, as his mother Kesha Wilson holds him at the Multnomah County’s Mid County Health Center, in Portland, Ore. An overhaul of the Medicaid system just approved in Oregon aims to improve coordination of care between county-run health clinics, hospitals, doctor’s offices and mental health providers. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
People wait to receive money from an ATM at an Alpha Bank branch in Athens, on Thursday, March 8, 2012. Greece’s race to slice €107 billion ($140 billion) off its national debt entered the final stretch Thursday, with markets confident enough private investors will decide to accept a deal to write down the value of their Greek bond holdings. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney smiles as he addresses supporters at his Super Tuesday campaign rally in Boston, Tuesday, March 6, 2012. Romney picked up more delegates after winning crucial states on Tuesday. While there is still no clear-cut front runner, Romney seems to be solidifying his grasp on the nomination. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)