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SUNDAY: 91st annual Academy Awards will air at 8pm ET on ABC. For the first time in three decades, there will be no Oscars host.

MONDAY: President Donald Trump departs U.S. en route for Vietnam, for a second meeting with Kim Jong Un to discuss the denuclearization of North Korea.

Vice President Mike Pence travels to Colombia to meet with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, recognizing him as the embattled country’s legitimate leader.

MWC (formerly known as Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona, Spain will focus on the race to 5G (faster internet connectivity) and a possible U.S. ban of China’s Huawei, the world’s second-largest cellphone maker, due to spying concerns.

TUESDAY: CEOs from drugmakers Pfizer Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb & Sanofi set to testify at a Senate hearing on rising prescription drug prices.

Wall Street will be watching closely as Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell begins two days of testimony in his semiannual remarks before Congress on the economy.

#OTD 100 years ago Grand Canyon became a National Park.

WEDNESDAY: President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s 2-day talks in Vietnam which are expected to be more intensive than the introductory talks held when the two first met in Singapore last June.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer testifies before the House about U.S.-China trade deal with days before a tariff deadline.

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal attorney, will publicly testify before a House committee. He is not expected to comment on matters related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. He will also testify before the House and the Senate in closed-door sessions (not public) this week.

THURSDAY:  Much-anticipated look at 2018 U.S. economic growth (for the entire year & the last 3 months) will be released by the gov’t after a month-long delay due to the federal shutdown.

FRIDAY: Deadline for a U.S.-China trade deal; Tariffs on $200B worth of Chinese imports will surge to 25% from 10% on Saturday without a compromise. However, President Trump hinted the deadline could be extended on signs of recent progress.

The first day of March kicks off National Women’s History Month honoring all women who have fought for equality.

SATURDAY: The Iditarod, 1,000-mile sled-dog race beginning in Anchorage, Alaska, begins its 47th annual run.

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule cleared by NASA for unmanned mission to the International Space Station after being delayed in January for more testing.

National Read Across America day, a celebration of reading, which takes place every year on Dr. Seuss’s birthday.