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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Apr 2, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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Among the biggest donors to food banks and other social-service agencies are
corporations including Walmart and Kroger’s- a sometimes awkward partnership, since of the people
served by these agencies are employees of these stores. Later, we
talk to Allan Sloan about a tax-avoidance deal that is making it possible for some companies to save hundreds of millions of dollars, legally.

Segments From this episode

Microsoft's Siri: What took so long?

Apr 2, 2014
Microsoft unveils its version of a Siri device.

Are homes in a mudslide covered by insurance?

Apr 2, 2014
Coverage for hazards like mudslide can cost an extra $1,000 per year.

Tax-avoidance deal saves millions

Apr 2, 2014
A tax-avoidance deal may save companies hundreds of millions of dollars

PODCAST: Private sector warms up

Apr 2, 2014
Microsoft is expected to announce a digital personal assistant akin to Apple's Siri. And Alan Sloan from Fortune Magazine talks tax code.

Part III: Hungry for savings

Apr 3, 2014
Walmart donates billions to anti-hunger initiatives. Some of those efforts benefit its own employees.

Among the biggest donors to food banks and other social-service agencies are
corporations including Walmart and Kroger’s- a sometimes awkward partnership, since of the people
served by these agencies are employees of these stores. Later, we
talk to Allan Sloan about a tax-avoidance deal that is making it possible for some companies to save hundreds of millions of dollars, legally.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC