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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday April 7, 2014
Apr 7, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday April 7, 2014

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We’re getting into the earning reporting season for the big banks, and the results are not expected to be as strong as they have been. Banks’ bottom lines have been hit by a slump in mortgage lending and trading income. Also, a Bitcoin ATM operator called Robocoin is setting up shop in Congress this week, with a demonstration of a Bitcoin ATM in the Rayburn House Office Building. And while this is clearly a publicity stunt (the ATM will only be up for three hours), it does raise some interesting questions, because the IRS considers Bitcoin an asset, not a currency.

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Bitcoin ATM in the halls of Congress

Apr 7, 2014
A Bitcoin ATM maker is setting up shop in Congress.

A weaker earnings season for banks

Apr 7, 2014
Big banks profits are not expected to be as strong as they have been.

A free semester for finishing within four years

Apr 7, 2014
University of Baltimore offering discount for finishing in four years

PODCAST: Tech bubble bursting?

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We look at the best and worst states on closing the gender pay gap. And The University of Baltimore is offering a free semester for finishing within four years.

We’re getting into the earning reporting season for the big banks, and the results are not expected to be as strong as they have been. Banks’ bottom lines have been hit by a slump in mortgage lending and trading income. Also, a Bitcoin ATM operator called Robocoin is setting up shop in Congress this week, with a demonstration of a Bitcoin ATM in the Rayburn House Office Building. And while this is clearly a publicity stunt (the ATM will only be up for three hours), it does raise some interesting questions, because the IRS considers Bitcoin an asset, not a currency.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC