Apr 6, 2011

Marketplace for April 6, 2011

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Marketplace for April 6, 2011

Segments From this episode

Tax Day looms in face of possible government shutdown

Apr 6, 2011
In a shutdown, people filing paper tax returns may be out of luck when it comes to a quick refund. People who e-file may have a different experience.

Supply side economics underpins Ryan budget roadmap

Apr 6, 2011
Rep. Paul Ryan's roadmap says slashing spending and taxes would generate billions in tax revenues, a new housing boom, and give us 2.8 percent unemployment by 2021. Really?

All food prices are not created equal

Apr 6, 2011
Wheat up! Corn up! Onions up! Why the price of food commodities does not always translate to the price of food.

Raise taxes on the rich

Apr 6, 2011
Negotiations continue to avert a government shutdown. But one agenda item is missing from the conversation.

Dish Network to buy Blockbuster

Apr 6, 2011
The fading retail chain's movie rights could help Dish Network compete with Netflix in the streaming-video business.

IMF praises Palestinian economic institutions

Apr 6, 2011
In a report, the International Monetary Fund says the Palestinian Authority has put into place the economic reforms needed for statehood.

Letters: Disliking on Facebook, our April Fools' joke

Apr 6, 2011
Going over listeners' responses to past Marketplace stories. This week: considering the 'dislike' button on Facebook, Citibank's new check policies and our April Fools' Day joke.

What the Sokol scandal could mean for Berkshire Hathaway

Apr 6, 2011
The Wall Street Journal's Leslie Scism discusses the paper's findings in an investigation of shares bought by former Berkshire Hathaway exec David Sokol, and how that has impacted the company's -- and CEO Warren Buffett's -- reputation.

Music from the episode

Knocked Up Kings of Leon
Moonshine Matlock
Kill Your Television Ned's Atomic Dustbin