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Apr 15, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 15, 2013

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Wal-Mart is requiring its producers to report exactly which factories they work with at home and abroad. Google's Chief Information Officer tells us about working in New York versus Silicon Valley and his journey from Wall Street to the tech world. And, what's got the price of gold down 10 percent since Friday?

Segments From this episode

China's economic growth slows

Apr 15, 2013
China’s economy continues to rev, but certainly slower than many had anticipated this past quarter. Growth came in at 7.7 percent, down two tenths from the previous quarter.

Identity theft and the top 12 tax scams of 2013

Apr 15, 2013
Every tax season the Internal Revenue Service puts out a list called the 'Dirty Dozen' which ranks the worst tax schemes of the year. In 2013, identity theft is the dirtiest of them all.

Wal-Mart gives suppliers a deadline to disclose factory details

Apr 15, 2013
Wal-Mart wants suppliers to list exactly which factories they work with. The retail giant says it will cut ties with anyone who subcontracts work without permission.

Gold prices fall 10% as need for 'safe haven' fades

Apr 15, 2013
After a dazzling rise to more than $1,900 an ounce, the yellow metal has clearly lost its luster. The price of bullion has slumped by 10 percent since the end of last week, down to $1,420 an ounce.

Happy Tax Day! How to avoid an audit, top scams, and taxing poetic

Apr 15, 2013
The deadline for filing income taxes is today, and while a third of Americans like doing their taxes and some are even inspired to write poetry, many find the process more complicated than ever.

Google's CIO on how NYC compares to Silicon Valley

Apr 15, 2013
Chief Information Officer Ben Fried gives a tour of Google's New York headquarters and discusses how its culture differs from Silicon Valley.

Dish TV Network bids for Sprint Nextel, sets sights on mobile

Apr 15, 2013
The Dish TV Network this morning is making a big bid to get into the mobile space. It wants to buy the country’s third largest cellphone carrier Sprint-Nextel for more than $25 billion.

PODCAST: Google field trip, Dish Sprint bid

Apr 15, 2013
Dish TV Network sets its sights on mobile with a $25 billion bid. It's no surprise that Google is expanding, and one place where they are growing fast is New York City.

Wal-Mart is requiring its producers to report exactly which factories they work with at home and abroad. Google’s Chief Information Officer tells us about working in New York versus Silicon Valley and his journey from Wall Street to the tech world. And, what’s got the price of gold down 10 percent since Friday?

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC