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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Monday, April 9, 2012

One billion dollars: That's how much Facebook is going to pay in cash and stock for the mobile photo-sharing company Instagram. Meanwhile, AT&T said it's going to sell a majority stake of its Yellow Pages unit for $750 million. Natural gas production is booming, but the U.S. is running out of places to store it. And with Tax Day around the corner, we look at why filing taxes is not just a once-a-year thing; we are taxed every single day. Plus, one commentator explains why taxes are a fraud.

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