Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 15, 2013
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Wal-Mart is requiring its producers to report exactly which factories they work with at home and abroad. Google's Chief Information Officer tells us about working in New York versus Silicon Valley and his journey from Wall Street to the tech world. And, what's got the price of gold down 10 percent since Friday?
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Dish TV Network sets its sights on mobile with a $25 billion bid. It's no surprise that Google is expanding, and one place where they are growing fast is New York City.
Posted In: Sprint, dish network, Dish, mobile
The Dish TV Network this morning is making a big bid to get into the mobile space. It wants to buy the country’s third largest cellphone carrier Sprint-Nextel for more than $25 billion.
Posted In: Google, New York, Silicon Valley, Wall Street
Chief Information Officer Ben Fried gives a tour of Google's New York headquarters and discusses how its culture differs from Silicon Valley.
Posted In: Taxes, IRS
The deadline for filing income taxes is today, and while a third of Americans like doing their taxes and some are even inspired to write poetry, many find the process more complicated than ever.
Posted In: gold, India, China, inflation
After a dazzling rise to more than $1,900 an ounce, the yellow metal has clearly lost its luster. The price of bullion has slumped by 10 percent since the end of last week, down to $1,420 an ounce.
Posted In: Taxes, IRS, email
Are you sure there's nothing in your email that would contradict that tax form you are about to sign? Civil liberties advocates are using this tax return deadline to criticize federal law that doesn't see email as all that private.
Posted In: Education, higher education, software
EdX, a Harvard-MIT project, will offer essay grading software to colleges free of charge. You might imagine that teachers and professors would embrace the labor saving. But, not all do.
Posted In: Wal-Mart, supply chain, factory
Wal-Mart wants suppliers to list exactly which factories they work with. The retail giant says it will cut ties with anyone who subcontracts work without permission.