Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Apr 21, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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Airing on Tuesday, April 21, 2015: Gazprom of Russia could face formal antitrust charges in the European Union. Several published reports say confirmation could come as early as tomorrow. Gazprom is a major supplier of natural gas to Western Europe and charges could further curdle already soured relations between the EU and Russia following the crisis in Ukraine. Plus step by step, we're getting closer to the driverless car. Technology to prevent front-end crashes is now available on some new cars, which include certain models by Mercedes, Volvo and Cadillac. Subaru's  version is called EyeSight, and the automaker offers it on five of this year's models. We explore how this sort of thing works. Then, we'll talk about the man who spotted what he believed was persistent fraud by his employer, and chose to report it to the SEC. The man's name is Tony Menendez, and his employer was Halliburton. We have more on his decision to do what he considered to be the right thing, which has plunged his life into legal purgatory for almost a decade.

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The whistleblower's tale: How an accountant took on Halliburton

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Apr 21, 2015
Tony Menendez blew the whistle on Halliburton’s accounting practices. The fight cost him nine years of his life.

The afterlife of television

Apr 21, 2015
How new homes for old television are remaking the TV landscape.

How Time Warner Cable and Comcast might reassure the feds

Apr 21, 2015
A look at the concessions that could keep the Time Warner Cable-Comcast merger aloft.

Iowa farm the latest to suffer bird flu's toll

Apr 21, 2015
Up to about 5 million hens will have be euthanized due to the outbreak.

PODCAST: The business of reruns

Apr 21, 2015
Google's tidying up, the Time Warner Cable-Comcast merger, and the business of reruns.

Airing on Tuesday, April 21, 2015: Gazprom of Russia could face formal antitrust charges in the European Union. Several published reports say confirmation could come as early as tomorrow. Gazprom is a major supplier of natural gas to Western Europe and charges could further curdle already soured relations between the EU and Russia following the crisis in Ukraine. Plus step by step, we’re getting closer to the driverless car. Technology to prevent front-end crashes is now available on some new cars, which include certain models by Mercedes, Volvo and Cadillac. Subaru‘s  version is called EyeSight, and the automaker offers it on five of this year’s models. We explore how this sort of thing works. Then, we’ll talk about the man who spotted what he believed was persistent fraud by his employer, and chose to report it to the SEC. The man’s name is Tony Menendez, and his employer was Halliburton. We have more on his decision to do what he considered to be the right thing, which has plunged his life into legal purgatory for almost a decade.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC