The news is spreading quickly today to disappointed iPhone users who were highly anticipating next month’s debut of iPad: You won’t be able to tether, or piggyback, your 3G data plan to the new tablet device. Did Apple Chief Steve Jobs make an official announcement? Not exactly. The question has been on the minds of millions of iPhone users, but one man in Sweden supposedly got the official word on the iPhone-iPad burning question – and the word was a very terse “No” that came via email. That’s it. Just “No.”

The Internal Revenue Services has announced that it has unclaimed refunds totaling more than $1.3 billion for nearly 1.4 million people who did not file a federal income tax return for 2006. To collect, you have to file a return for 2006 with the IRS no later than Thursday, April 15, 2010. The IRS estimates the median unclaimed refund for 2006 to be $604.

Interest in purchasing a Toyota has soared since the beleaguered car giant started offering its first widespread zero-percent APR financing this week, according to traffic data gathered by Edmunds.com, the prominent automotive resource. Toyota’s financing and lease promotions generated nearly a 40 percent spike in purchase intent by visitors, Edmunds said. “Purchase intent” measures buyer interest based on pricing research, vehicle configuration and other focused steps taken by visitors. Purchase intent has a strong correlation to sales, Edmunds said.

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd, D-Connecticut, said the two parties are still divided on the key financial oversight reform issue of a consumer watchdog agency to oversee credit cards, mortgages and other crucial financial products. But added he was optimistic that a bipartisan deal was possible in coming days.