Longevity risk gets an international nod, Disney and Michelle Obama; a powerful alliance, Ben Bernanke testifies once again on the health of the nation’s economy and a walking mouse, even more unbelievable when you hear how. This and more in the week’s Week in Pictures.
In this photograph taken by AP Images for Prudential, John Strangfeld, third from left, chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial Inc. and vice chairman of The Geneva Association, discusses the impact of increased longevity on pension systems around the world as Patrick M. Liedtke, left, secretary general and managing director of The Geneva Association, Nikolaus von Bomhard, second from left, chairman of The Geneva Association, and Richard Jackson, right, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, listen during a briefing hosted by The Geneva Association at The National Press Club in Washington Wednesday, June 6, 2012. The Geneva Association, an international insurance think tank, launched its latest research report, “Addressing the Challenge of Global Ageing – Funding Issues and Insurance Solutions.” (Steve Ruark / AP Images for Prudential)
Disney’s packed sliced sweet apples is held with other Disney food products, at the Newseum in Washington, Tuesday, June 5, 2012, during a news conference where first lady Michelle Obama and Walt Disney Company announced that Disney will become the first major media company to introduce new standards for food advertising on programming targeting kids and families. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Dr. Francis Tham, DDS, and dental assistant Latasha Johnson attend to Medicaid patient Pamela Scott, at the Chicago Family Health Center, Friday, June 1, 2012, in Chicago. The Illinois Legislature cut $1.6 billion from Medicaid spending, including coverage of regular dental care for adults. Emergency dental care, such as teeth extractions, still will be covered by the health program for poor and disabled residents. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)