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May 16, 2016

Marketplace for Monday, May 16, 2016


Venture capitalism is open to more than just the rich. Plus, why guessing oil prices is as easy as guessing the weather and tales from China's Street of Eternal Happiness.

Segments From this episode

Banks look at new ways to recruit recent graduates

May 16, 2016
One program offers hires a year off to work on service projects.
Citigroup, along with other big banks, is offer a service-oriented gap year to its new hires. 
Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Image

The Chinese dream on the Street of Eternal Happiness

May 16, 2016
A look at Marketplace China correspondent Rob Schmitz's new book.
62 year-old Zhang Naisun spends his evenings begging for money on the Street of Eternal Happiness. It's been twelve years since Zhang last spent a lunar New Year holiday with his family in rural Henan province.
Rob Schmitz/Marketplace

Networks are fighting for your binging, bloodshot eyeballs

May 16, 2016
Why streaming entire TV seasons at a time is so valuable.
Randy Wade/Flickr via Creative Commons

Crowdfund my startup, please!

May 16, 2016
New SEC rules allow ordinary investors to buy equity shares in small businesses. That could help spur entrepreneurship.
General atmosphere during TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015 in New York City.
Noam Galai/Getty Images for TechCrunch

Goldman predicts oil prices may be revving up for now

May 16, 2016
The company said we have likely moved from a global oil surplus to a deficit.
A gas station, near an oil well pumper, was selling gas for $1.16 a gallon February 12, 2016 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
J Pat Carter/Getty Images

The Sound Bite: Bill Clinton's economic record

May 16, 2016
Hillary Clinton says her administration would put her husband on economic revitalization duty.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton shakes hands with the crowd during a campaign stop Sunday in Louisville, Kentucky. Clinton is preparing for Kentucky's May 17th primary.
John Sommers II/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Rapper's Delight The Sugarhill Gang
Rock Your Body Justin Timberlake
Downtown (feat. Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee & Eric Nally) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Grandmaster Caz, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Eric Nally, Kool Moe Dee
1977 Ana Tijoux
1977 Ana Tijoux