Apr 3, 2013

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An IMF delegation arrives in Cairo today for talks with the Egyptian government on a $4.8 billion loan. Tensions rise on the Korean Peninsula as North Korea blocks South Korean worker access to an industrial zone along the border of…

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Egypt's loan delay is about prices -- and power

Apr 3, 2013
Egypt needs a loan from the IMF to right its floundering economy, but the money will come with austerity strings attached.
An Egyptian protester applauds during a demonstration in a show of opposition to Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood in front of the Presidential palace in Cairo on February 1, 2013.
KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil, Latin American farmers targeted by biotech

Apr 3, 2013
Monsanto reports earnings and a lot of the company’s growth is based on Latin America.

North Korea blocks off industrial zone, border trade

Apr 3, 2013
Tensions rise on the Korean Peninsula as North Korea blocks South Korean worker access to an industrial zone along the border of the two countries.

Bitcoin continues to spike in the wake of Cyprus

Apr 3, 2013
Whenever there's a big economic crisis, investors usually flock to the safety of gold or U.S. government bonds. But when things got crazy in the last couple weeks in Cyprus, it was something called Bitcoin that surged in value.

4 tips to avoid an audit this tax season

Apr 3, 2013
Tax day is less than two weeks away. As you prepare for this year's returns, Marketplace's Senior Producer of Personal Finance Paddy Hirsch brings you tips to avoid an audit.
Tax day is less than two weeks away. As you prepare for this year's returns, Marketplace's Senior Producer of Personal Finance Paddy Hirsch brings you tips to avoid an audit. Here's one: Use a big calculator.
MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images

The SEC gives social media a thumbs up

Apr 3, 2013
In a move that could change the way companies communicate with their investors, the Securities and Exchange Commission has ruled that company executives can use sites like Twitter and Facebook to release market moving news.

Private sector job gains miss the mark

Apr 3, 2013
The payroll processing company ADP reported this morning that 158,000 private sector jobs were added last month, falling below analyst expectations.

PODCAST: SEC 'likes' Facebook, Bitcoin's a currency rook

Apr 3, 2013
The SEC gives a thumbs up to social media, Bitcoin continues to spike in the wake of the crisis in Cyprus, and Monsanto targets Latin American agriculture.

An IMF delegation arrives in Cairo today for talks with the Egyptian government on a $4.8 billion loan. Tensions rise on the Korean Peninsula as North Korea blocks South Korean worker access to an industrial zone along the border of the two countries. And with tax day less than two weeks away, we give you some tips to avoid an audit.

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