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