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South Korea's beef with U.S. meat

Sarah Gardner | Feb 5, 2007
U.S. trade officials will hold talks this week over South Korea's repeated rejection of American beef shipments — a matter that's sticking in the craw of free trade negotiations with that country. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Canada

Bush budget DOA?

Eric Niiler | Feb 5, 2007
The President's budget arrives on Capitol Hill this morning. He wants to cut domestic programs like Medicare while keeping tax cuts in place, but the plan isn't likely to survive a hostile Congress, Eric Niiler reports.
Posted In: Washington

Iraqi refugees turned away from public schools

| Feb 5, 2007
To combat the growing economic burden imposed by Iraqis who've fled the war, neighboring Jordan has closed its public schools to families who cannot prove official residency. Amelia Templeton has the story.
Posted In: Canada

Wanted: Views questioning global warming. Will pay.

Sam Eaton | Feb 2, 2007
An Exxon Mobil-funded think tank has been offering scientists and economists cash to question today's United Nations report on global warming. Sam Eaton reports.

War costs stand out in president's budget

John Dimsdale | Feb 2, 2007
President Bush's 2008 budget will include a request for $93 billion in Iraq war funding. That's added to the $70 billion Congress has already approved, making 2007 the most expensive year yet for the war. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Viacom wants its video off YouTube

Janet Babin | Feb 2, 2007
Media conglomerate Viacom has ordered the video sharing site YouTube to take down more than 100,000 pirated video clips. Janet Babin reports.

China needs reassurance, not criticism

| Feb 2, 2007
Commentator Benjamin Barber says that if the Democratic Congress puts pressure on China to improve its human rights record, it could be a big mistake.
Posted In: Washington

Week on Wall Street

| Feb 2, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

The private arm-twisting before the handshakes

Stephen Beard | Feb 2, 2007
Most of the hard work in trade negotiations is done behind closed doors. Marketplace's Stephen Beard has been trying to learn some of the tricks of the trade from the people doing the heavy lifting.
Posted In: Canada

Online Super Bowl gambling curtailed by new law

Jeff Tyler | Feb 2, 2007
An estimated $8 billion will be wagered illegally on Sunday's Super Bowl. A lot of that money's gone online the past several years. But bets on this year's game could be good for more old-fashioned bookies. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Crime, Sports

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