Marketplace morning report for Monday, April 7, 2008

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Marketplace morning report for Monday, April 7, 2008

Free trade deal depends on Democrats

The U.S. has sent Colombia billions in aid and offers sweetheart trade terms on exports such as flowers and coffee. But when it comes to approving a trade deal, the Democrats in Congress stand in the way.
Posted In: Economy

Conference targets cyber threats

Computer security specialists and those who need them are at a conference in San Francisco today to check out the latest in cyber-security. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Newspaper site tries social networking

USA Today has jumped into the world of social networking by inviting readers to post their own photos and even start a blog on USAToday.com. Lenora Chu reports.

What is the real cost of Iraq war?

The Pentagon is expected this week to ask Congress for more than $100 million to pay for the Iraq war through September. John Dimsdale learns that the real cost is actually higher.
Posted In: Economy

IMF chief calls for international action

The International Monetary Fund's chief has called for global action to tackle the credit crunch. Dominique Strauss-Kahn told Britain's Financial Times that governments around the world will have to intervene with taxpayers' cash. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Economy

The Sloan Report

Allan Sloan of Fortune magazine thinks Treasury Secy. Henry M. Paulson's bailout plan doesn't have much chance without legislation connected to it. Scott Jagow talks to Sloan about bailouts, the Fed and the rest of us.
Posted In: Economy

Consolidate debt, then budget

Consolidating credit-card debt with a reputable company and getting a lower fixed rate can be a good idea. But many people then end up deeper in debt. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Savings

Rice prices rise up to 70%

As rice prices continue to rise, key rice-growing countries have imposed export restrictions leading to even tighter supplies. Countries needing big rice purchases are in for sticker shock. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Economy

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He Lays In The Reins
Calexico / Iron And Wine
Milk of Human Kindness
Another One Bites The Dust
Queen