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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

NYC's Fashion Week looks for more weight

Alisa Roth | Feb 2, 2007
All eyes in the fashion world are on New York City's Fashion Week. But this season's biggest debate isn't whether hemlines are above or below the knee. It on the models and their health. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Health, New York

Social Security waiting list keeps growing

| Feb 2, 2007
Hundreds of thousands of people are waiting to see if they qualify for Social Security disability benefits. And the waiting list continues to grow. Tess Vigeland talks with reporter Nancy Marshall Genzer.
Posted In: Economy

Has your coverage been dropped?

| Feb 2, 2007
Consumers beware: There's a growing trend of private health insurance companies dropping policyholders -- after they've agreed to a coverage plan. Tess Vigeland interviews Jerry Flanagan of the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights.
Posted In: Jobs

Mailbag for Friday, February 2, 2007

| Feb 2, 2007
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on buying a second home overseas, getting out of an annuity, and paying off credit card debt.
Posted In: Investing