Apr 12, 2016

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

Apr 12, 2016
The socialist president used oil revenue to buy support for his regime and now the country is suffering for it
Another barrio mural of Chavez. 
Jorge Galino/Marketplace

Are red light cameras for safety or making money?

Apr 12, 2016
St. Louis officials hope to restart a controversial red light camera program
St. Louis’ red light camera program has been shut down by the Missouri Supreme Court, but the cameras remain above many intersections because city officials are hoping to get them issuing tickets again.
Paul Sableman

Europe goes after corporate tax avoidance

Apr 12, 2016
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

Apr 12, 2016
The penalty portion is pretty straightforward. Then it gets squishy.
Goldman Sachs is one bank that has had to settle an agreement over mortgage-back securities. 
Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Verizon's union workers face a changing landscape

Apr 12, 2016
The unions represent workers in the wireline business, which is shrinking.
Thirty-six thousand Verizon employees are preparing to strike tomorrow in an attempt protect well-paying wireline service jobs. 
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

How Atlanta's BeltLine went from train tracks to green space

Apr 12, 2016
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

Apr 12, 2016
Because the world just needed more zombie content.
Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

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