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Feb 2, 2007

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Viacom wants its video off YouTube

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.

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.

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.

The private arm-twisting before the handshakes

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.

War costs stand out in president's budget

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.

Online Super Bowl gambling curtailed by new law

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.

NYC's Fashion Week looks for more weight

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.

Wanted: Views questioning global warming. Will pay.

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.