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Apr 17, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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You have until midnight tonight to file your taxes with the IRS. And if you're thinking about deducting a phony business lunch or padding your mileage -- you're not alone. Speaking of the IRS, it wants to require U.S. banks…

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President Obama targets oil price manipulators

Apr 17, 2012
President Obama announced a new crackdown on illegal manipulation of oil prices by traders. He's asking for stronger regulations, bigger penalties for violators and more cops on the regulatory beat.

Fund for U.S. exporters gets Tea Party scrutiny

Apr 17, 2012
The Senate Banking Committee will decide whether to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, which supports U.S. jobs through exports. But small government advocates say it's time to rethink the program.

Mexicans worried about disclosure rules for U.S. banks

Apr 17, 2012
The IRS plans to require U.S. banks to report interest payments to nonresident depositors. Mexican nationals are concerned the sensitive info will wind up in the wrong hands.

Senate rejects Warren Buffett tax rule

Apr 17, 2012
The Senate yesterday rejected the so-called Warren Buffett Rule, a minimum tax on millionaires. It was a mostly party-line vote: Democrats saying "aye," Republicans "nay."

ExxonMobil to team up with Russian oil company

Apr 17, 2012
ExxonMobil has sealed a landmark deal with Russia's state oil producer. Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson was in Moscow to announce the deal, which gives the U.S. oil giant access to Russia's vast oil fields.

Apple shares feel a blow from 'profit taking'

Apr 17, 2012
Apple's shares dropped about 4 percent yesterday. Its five-day losing streak has wiped out some $60 billion in Apple's market value.

Housing starts drop, a crackdown on oil price manipulation

Apr 17, 2012
There was an unexpected drop last month in housing starts. Meanwhile, President Obama has plans to crack down on those who manipulate oil prices.

PODCAST: Obama cracks down on manipulation, Coca-Cola sells more bottles

Apr 17, 2012
You have until midnight tonight to file your taxes with the IRS. And if you're thinking about deducting a phony business lunch or padding your mileage -- you're not alone. Speaking of the IRS, it wants to require U.S. banks…
Coca-Cola reported higher than expected earnings this quarter.
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Citrus disease threatens California fruit trees

Apr 17, 2012
The citrus disease known as “Huanlongbing” has been raging for seven years, killing millions of orange and grapefruit trees across Florida. Now it’s been detected in California.

What small tax cheats can cost the government

Apr 17, 2012
You have until midnight tonight to file your taxes with the IRS. And if you're thinking about deducting a phony business lunch or padding your mileage -- you're not alone.

Argentina moves to nationalize its largest oil company

Apr 17, 2012
Spanish oil giant Repsol currently controls Argentina's largest national oil company, but perhaps not for long.

World Bank names Jim Yong Kim as new head

Apr 17, 2012
The World Bank is getting a new president. Jim Yong Kim, who's currently the head of Dartmouth College, will be taking over the Washington-based global lending institution beginning this summer.

Dark meat chicken returns

Apr 17, 2012
According to a new report in the Wall Street Journal, dark meat chicken is once again rising in popularity compared to its lighter counterparts.

You have until midnight tonight to file your taxes with the IRS. And if you’re thinking about deducting a phony business lunch or padding your mileage — you’re not alone. Speaking of the IRS, it wants to require U.S. banks to report the interest payments they make to wealthy foreigners. That’s creating some trouble down on the Mexican border where banks are worried about losing customers. Yesterday, Argentina announced plans to take back its oil industry from a Spanish company. And the disease known as “citrus greening” that has ravaged orange and other crops in Florida for the past seven years has been spotted in California.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC