Apr 15, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 15, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about how five European countries have agreed to share data about who is paying taxes to whom; a study that says tax preparers are taking advantage of low-income filers; and fears over pensions in the…

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Survey: Men think they know more about pay

Apr 15, 2016
65 percent of U.S. men thought they had a good understanding of how pay is determined, versus 53 percent of women.
Some women may not know that they're being paid less than the man sitting next to them.
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Puerto Rico's pensions — The money's running out

Apr 15, 2016
Many Puerto Ricans are worried about their retirement money in the face of the territory's debt crisis.
A view of the Puerto Rico landscape.
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As cigarette sales shrink, so do tobacco settlement payouts to states

Apr 15, 2016
Critics say not enough of the money goes to smoking prevention programs.
States are seeing about a 4.5 percent decrease in settlement payments from the tobacco industry each year.
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Tax preparers prey on low-income filers, study finds

Apr 15, 2016
Tax-prep costs cut into refunds from the earned income tax credit.
Tax preparers are taking advantage of those who receive Earned Income Tax Credit, according to some researchers.
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Perceptions toward pay

Apr 15, 2016
Tobacco settlement payments, tax transparency, and workplace pay.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about how five European countries have agreed to share data about who is paying taxes to whom; a study that says tax preparers are taking advantage of low-income filers; and fears over pensions in the fifth installment of our series on Puerto Rico’s debt crisis. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC