Marketplace for Tuesday, April 12, 2016
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In Missouri, the squabble between government officials and residents over red light cameras; Marketplace's Scott Tong continues his series "The Resource Curse" on Venezuela; and why Goldman-Sachs has agreed to a 5 billion dollar settlement with the US Department if Justice
Segments From this episode
A bad mix for Venezuela: oil and Chavez
The socialist president used oil revenue to buy support for his regime and now the country is suffering for it
Are red light cameras for safety or making money?
St. Louis officials hope to restart a controversial red light camera program
Europe goes after corporate tax avoidance
The EU wants multinational firms to disclose tax and financial data on a country-by-country basis.
Why banks' billion-dollar settlements add up to less
The penalty portion is pretty straightforward. Then it gets squishy.
Verizon's union workers face a changing landscape
The unions represent workers in the wireline business, which is shrinking.
How Atlanta's BeltLine went from train tracks to green space
Ryan Gravel on his new book “Where We Want to Live: Reclaiming Infrastructure for a New Generation of Cities.”
How to make money killing zombies
Because the world just needed more zombie content.
In Missouri, the squabble between government officials and residents over red light cameras; Marketplace’s Scott Tong continues his series “The Resource Curse” on Venezuela; and why Goldman-Sachs has agreed to a 5 billion dollar settlement with the US Department if Justice
Music from the episode
Dollar Bill Hippo Campus
The Oil Slick Frightened Rabbit
Don't Wanna Fight Alabama Shakes
New Orleans King Charles
Leaving Los Feliz Mark Ronson, Kevin Parker
We Sink Of Monsters and Men