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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.