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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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An IMF delegation arrives in Cairo today for talks with the Egyptian government on a $4.8 billion loan. Tensions rise on the Korean Peninsula as North Korea blocks South Korean worker access to an industrial zone along the border of the two countries. And with tax day less than two weeks away, we give you some tips to avoid an audit.

PODCAST: SEC 'likes' Facebook, Bitcoin's a currency rook

The SEC gives a thumbs up to social media, Bitcoin continues to spike in the wake of the crisis in Cyprus, and Monsanto targets Latin American agriculture.

Private sector job gains miss the mark

The payroll processing company ADP reported this morning that 158,000 private sector jobs were added last month, falling below analyst expectations.
Posted In: Jobs, jobs report, adp, sequester

The SEC gives social media a thumbs up

In a move that could change the way companies communicate with their investors, the Securities and Exchange Commission has ruled that company executives can use sites like Twitter and Facebook to release market moving news.
Posted In: Securities and Exchange Commission, social media, netflix

4 tips to avoid an audit this tax season

Tax day is less than two weeks away. As you prepare for this year's returns, Marketplace's Senior Producer of Personal Finance Paddy Hirsch brings you tips to avoid an audit.
Posted In: Taxes, audit

Bitcoin continues to spike in the wake of Cyprus

Whenever there's a big economic crisis, investors usually flock to the safety of gold or U.S. government bonds. But when things got crazy in the last couple weeks in Cyprus, it was something called Bitcoin that surged in value.
Posted In: bitcoin, currency, cyprus, Tech

North Korea blocks off industrial zone, border trade

Tensions rise on the Korean Peninsula as North Korea blocks South Korean worker access to an industrial zone along the border of the two countries.
Posted In: North Korea, South Korea

Brazil, Latin American farmers targeted by biotech

Monsanto reports earnings and a lot of the company’s growth is based on Latin America.
Posted In: Monsanto, biotech

Egypt's loan delay is about prices -- and power

Egypt needs a loan from the IMF to right its floundering economy, but the money will come with austerity strings attached.
Posted In: Arab Spring, Egypt, IMF, morsi

Inbox overload: How to time your emails for less stress

When it comes to your email, how soon are you expected to reply? And when is it ok to delay?
Posted In: email, family, Tech

Tactonic expands touch screen technology to the floor

A New York City start-up called Tactonic Technologies has revolutionized the computer touch sensor, making them tough enough and cheap enough to turn an entire floor, maybe an entire gym or theme park into a surface that senses footsteps.
Posted In: start-ups, sensors, touch screen

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