Marketplace for Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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President Obama is worried that the nascent housing recovery is leaving too many people, including young people, behind. His administration is moving to increase lending to homebuyers will risky credit. But the question is, should those homebuyers be part of the housing recovery. Also, rumors of a Facebook phone have early adopters interested. Facebook had struggled with mobile in the past. And finally, tax season is upon us, so we talk with Stephen Dubner about the Freakonomics of taxes.

SEC hits 'like' on corporations releasing info on social media

Reed Hastings landed in hot water for sharing info about Netflix on his personal Facebook page. Now, the SEC says, companies can share, tweet and Facebook, as long as investors know where to look.
Posted In: social media, SEC

Rural doctors slow to adopt electronic medical records

The federal government wants every doctor to have electronic records by 2015. But the high cost prevents some rural physicians from moving away from paper records.
Posted In: medical records

Jay-Z's blueprint for baseball

Jay-Z’s move into sports management adds to the rapper's business portfolio and help baseball.
Posted In: Sports, Jay-Z, Yankees, robinson cano, baseball

A Facebook phone: Why?

Facebook may be introducing a smartphone soon.
Posted In: Facebook, privacy, phone

Is the housing recovery leaving too many behind?

According to a report in the Washington Post, President Obama's administration is worried that the housing recovery is leaving too many people, including young people, behind.
Posted In: Housing, real estate, credit, home loans

Recovery from job loss: Easier for whites than blacks

A new study from Pew on economic mobility examines how unemployment affects black and white families differently.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs, race, African American

The Tax Man Nudgeth: Freakonomics

April 15 is less than two weeks away and Stephen Dubner has found some new ways to convince Americans to pay their taxes.
Posted In: IRS, Taxes

A tale of two paycuts

One was voluntary, the other was not.
Posted In: salary, JC Penney, Barack Obama

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