Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday April 7, 2014

We’re getting into the earning reporting season for the big banks, and the results are not expected to be as strong as they have been. Banks’ bottom lines have been hit by a slump in mortgage lending and trading income. Also, a Bitcoin ATM operator called Robocoin is setting up shop in Congress this week, with a demonstration of a Bitcoin ATM in the Rayburn House Office Building. And while this is clearly a publicity stunt (the ATM will only be up for three hours), it does raise some interesting questions, because the IRS considers Bitcoin an asset, not a currency.

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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.