CNN Money: Top business headlines for April 15

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    NEW YORK (CNN) -- CNN Money's Maribel Aber has your top business and financial news on this Monday, April 15.

    FAA orders inspections on Boeing's 737 aircraft
    Federal aviation regulators on Monday will order special inspections and, if needed, replacement of improperly manufactured parts on more than 1,000 Boeing Co. BA +0.41% 737 jets that could cause pilots to lose control. Industry officials said the directive is unusual because it applies to factory defects potentially affecting such a large number of planes, particularly relatively new versions of the most widely used jetliner flown by carriers world-wide.

    McCain Mall adds three stores
    McCain Mall in North Little Rock announced Friday that it was adding three stores. The new stores are: Francesca's Collections, a popular boutique carries clothing, shoes, handbags, jewelry, accessories and gifts, according to a news release from McCain. New merchandise arrives almost every day. Construction is expected to start in April. Crazy 8 offers clothes for girls and boys sizes newborn to 14. Toys N Hobbies sells hobby-type toys for children including gas powered helicopters, remote cars, trucks and airplanes.

    Your taxes are due!
    You've had months to procrastinate, but now it's crunch time. Despite delays to the kick-off of tax season, Monday, April 15 is still the deadline to get your taxes to Uncle Sam. If you've already filed your taxes, you're one of at least 97 million taxpayers who have submitted returns to the IRS, according to filing statistics as of the first week of April. The majority, or about 90%, of returns submitted so far have been filed electronically, and the average refund is $2,755, about $40 less than the average refund during the same period last year.

    Tax Day freebies
    Tax Day isn't just a pain in the wallet. It also sucks up gobs of time and emotions.  Which explains why so many marketers are embracing it as a day when they can play the hero with acts of kindness - such as handing out freebies. Big names from Arby's to Office Depot will be doling out everything from Tax Day snacks to free printing. Even Trojan - yes, that Trojan - is getting in the Tax Day freebie mix. Most of the Tax Day freebies and deals have social-media tie-ins that require some sort of coupon.

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