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Congressional Republicans want to see all three pending trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea by July. Congress has to ratify them. Marketplace updates their status.
Details of last week's budget battle are trickling out this morning. The budget agreement, reached on Friday, cut federal spending by $38 billion and avoided a government shutdown.
David Cay Johnston, professor of tax and business regulation at Syracuse University, explains the practicality of taxes in the wake of last week's budget agreement.
The rising cost of oil and the decline of Chinese imports helped narrow the trade gap, according to the Commerce Department. Juli Niemann, analyst at Smith, Moore and Company explains that's neither good nor bad.
Francis Ford Coppola, director of film classics like "The Godfather," has lured famed wine expert Phillippe Bascaules away from France to revive his Napa Valley winery.
Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 12, 2011