Safety pin
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From the Marketplace Datebook, here's an extended look at what's coming up the week of April 7 (Plus Sunday night. So sue us.):

  • Let's start with dragons. "Game of Thrones" season four finally premiers on Sunday night. Don't lose your head.
  • Actor Russell Crowe turns 50 on Monday. Happy birthday. He's currently starring in "Noah."
  • April 7 is International Beaver Day. To honor those little dam building environmental helpers.
  • On Tuesday the Labor Department releases its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey and the Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on "Protecting Taxpayers from Incompetent and Unethical Return Preparers."
  • Mid-week, the House Committee on Small Business discusses "The Biggest Tax Problems for Small Businesses." Right. It is tax season. Let's move on.
  • Finally something that helps us get dressed. A brilliant aide for well-appointed fashionistas was patented on April 10, 1849. We can thank inventor Walter Hunt for the safety pin.
  • On Friday the Labor Department issues its Producer Price Index for March, and the International Energy Agency releases its monthly oil market report on supply and demand around the globe.
  • But that's no fun. Let's end the week with International Louie Louie Day because, well, because people love to play that party song.