Marketplace PM for March 4, 2005

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Training Iraq's new soldiers

In Iraq the death toll of U.S. soldiers reached 1500 this week. But the the number of U.S. soldiers killed has fallen noticably over the past month. The U.S. says it's making progress helping Iraqis provide for their own security. Though much of the training is not being done in Iraq. It's being done at a state-of-the-art camp much closer to the West Bank than Baghdad.From a facility near Amman, Jordan, Nancy Updike reports.

The week that was ... on Wall Street

Friday means it's time to check in, David with David. Host David Brown talks to Dallas stockbroker David Johnson about the week that was on Wall Street.

Prepping for the new SAT's

We have reports of widespread nail-biting right now. One week from tomorrow, 300,000 high schoolers sit for the new version of the SAT. There's a new advanced math section. And a 25 minute essay portion with questions like... 'Are people more motivated by money and fame or by personal satisfaction?' Answering "yes" will lower your score. That's our tip.If you're looking for some real test-taking advice, it'll cost you. Work and Family correspondent Sarah Gardner reports.

Seven habits of a highly effective business writer

Hey, did you get into business school? Some may know their status even though admission letters haven't gone out. Someone posted directions on the web on how to hack admissions records at some prestigious biz schools.Harvard, Stanford, Duke and Dartmouth among them. Today Harvard said the school views this as electronic breaking and entering. The school also said it knows the identities of the roughly 100 people who tried to crack the database. No word yet on whether Harvard's rethinking its list of those admitted to business school. What we do know is that someone who used to teach there is feeling rather ripped off. Commentator and management consultant Martin Kihn tells us that story. <p>Consultant Martin Kihn is author of a book about marketing - called "House of Lies".

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