Marketplace for April 6, 2011

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Marketplace for April 6, 2011

What the Sokol scandal could mean for Berkshire Hathaway

The Wall Street Journal's Leslie Scism discusses the paper's findings in an investigation of shares bought by former Berkshire Hathaway exec David Sokol, and how that has impacted the company's -- and CEO Warren Buffett's -- reputation.
Posted In: Wall Street

Letters: Disliking on Facebook, our April Fools' joke

Going over listeners' responses to past Marketplace stories. This week: considering the 'dislike' button on Facebook, Citibank's new check policies and our April Fools' Day joke.

IMF praises Palestinian economic institutions

In a report, the International Monetary Fund says the Palestinian Authority has put into place the economic reforms needed for statehood.

Dish Network to buy Blockbuster

The fading retail chain's movie rights could help Dish Network compete with Netflix in the streaming-video business.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

Raise taxes on the rich

Negotiations continue to avert a government shutdown. But one agenda item is missing from the conversation.

All food prices are not created equal

Wheat up! Corn up! Onions up! Why the price of food commodities does not always translate to the price of food.
Posted In: Food

Supply side economics underpins Ryan budget roadmap

Rep. Paul Ryan's roadmap says slashing spending and taxes would generate billions in tax revenues, a new housing boom, and give us 2.8 percent unemployment by 2021. Really?

Tax Day looms in face of possible government shutdown

In a shutdown, people filing paper tax returns may be out of luck when it comes to a quick refund. People who e-file may have a different experience.
Posted In: Taxes

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Sick Of You
Cake
Knocked Up
Kings Of Leon
Kill Your Television
Ned's Atomic Dustbin
Moonshine
Matlock
Sensual Seduction (made famous by Snoop Dogg)
Instrumental Hip Hop Beat Makers
What's Crazy (Instrumental)
Oddisee