Apr 5, 2016

Marketplace for Tuesday, April 5, 2016

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A history of Venezuela's miserable petrostate economy; the Treasury Department expresses concerns over corporate inversions; and how companies don't have to leave the United States to find a tax haven

Segments From this episode

How to think like a burglar

Apr 5, 2016
Author Geoff Manaugh on his new book "A Burglar's Guide to the City."
Flood G. (Flickr Creative Commons)

Why a corporation's "inversion" matters to taxpayers

Apr 5, 2016
The Treasury Department issues new rules to deter U.S. corporations from merging with foreign companies for tax purposes.
President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the economy at the James Brady Press Briefing of the White House April 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. President Obama made a statement in response to the Treasury Department announcement on corporate tax inversions that would stop companies from avoid U.S. taxes by moving their tax base overseas. 
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Gentrification in Brooklyn

Apr 5, 2016
We find out more about WNYC’s ‘There Goes the Neighborhood,’ a new podcast that talks about how the real estate market shakes up an established neighborhood.

The Thursday-Night Game gets ready for the small screen

Apr 5, 2016
Twitter has purchased the rights to live stream the NFL's Thursday Night Game.
Denver Bronco Danny Trevathan (59) celebrates during Super Bowl 50 against the Carolina Panthers at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on February 7, 2016. 
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How oil-rich Venezuela ended up with a miserable economy

Apr 5, 2016
A history of the Latin American country's resource curse.
Street art depicting the oil fields of Venezuela. 
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The newest tax haven for the wealthy could be right here in the U.S.

Apr 5, 2016
Nevada and Delaware rank high on the list of tax havens.
 Traffic passes by the famous sign welcoming motorists on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip November 11, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino is in the background.  
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Hamilton is "Non-Stop," brings in $500,000 a week

Apr 5, 2016
History has it's eyes on you, Lin Manuel-Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda and cast of 'Hamilton' performs on stage during 'Hamilton' GRAMMY performance for The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Richard Rodgers Theater on February 15, 2016 in New York City.
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A history of Venezuela’s miserable petrostate economy; the Treasury Department expresses concerns over corporate inversions; and how companies don’t have to leave the United States to find a tax haven

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Missing Words Mark Ronson, The Business Intl
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