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Satellite TV pioneer Charlie Ergen is making a bold play for wireless telecom company Sprint Nextel. Why the $25.5 billion move? It's about growth and that future of TV. Raj Chetty won the John Bates Clark Medal for economists under 40. We walk through one of the studies that got him the award. Plus, in case you thought we forgot, it's Tax Day. An excited accountant tells us why it's the best job ever.

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The average American takes 13 hours to file taxes

Apr 15, 2013
A full 13 hours to comply with the tax code, gathering receipts, reading the rules, and filling out forms the IRS requires.

Farmers, unions balance economic interests for immigration deal

Apr 15, 2013
Farmers hope the proposal to expand farm worker visas will stabilize their labor supply. Unions focus on making sure the deal protects workers and their wages.

In Venezuela, an election and more of the same

Apr 15, 2013
Venezuela elects Hugo Chavez's preferred successor as president. We talk to one business owner about what that means for him.

What Dish buying Sprint Nextel means for your TV set

Apr 15, 2013
Dish Network wants to buy up Sprint Nextel for $25.5 billion. This play is all about the future of TV.
Signage at the Dish Network booth at the 2013 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
David Becker/Getty Images

Raj Chetty: Exploring how the economy works in real life

Apr 15, 2013
Raj Chetty just won the John Bates Clark Medal for economists under the age of 40. We walk with him through one of his experiments that shed light on how people make economic decisions.

One student's path from Oyler to college

Apr 15, 2013
The high school senior will be the first in her family to graduate high school, but she's got her eyes on an even bigger prize.
Mike Gribbins with daughter Raven, who's aiming to be the family's first high school graduate.
Stacy Doose

Why I love doing taxes

Apr 15, 2013
A tax accountant on why he loves doing taxes.

Explosions at the Boston Marathon, three killed

Apr 15, 2013
There were two explosions near the finish line of the major race this afternoon, right in the heart of commercial Boston.

Satellite TV pioneer Charlie Ergen is making a bold play for wireless telecom company Sprint Nextel. Why the $25.5 billion move? It’s about growth and that future of TV. Raj Chetty won the John Bates Clark Medal for economists under 40. We walk through one of the studies that got him the award. Plus, in case you thought we forgot, it’s Tax Day. An excited accountant tells us why it’s the best job ever.

Music from the episode

Dig A Little Deeper Peter Bjorn and John
Dig A Little Deeper Peter Bjorn and John