Slate Money on the Many Merchants of Death

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July 19 2014 11:58 AM

The Many Merchants of Death Edition

Slate Money on a big bank’s big settlement, a big merger in “Big Tobacco,” and the continuing saga of the world’s most expensive fighter plane.

Cigarettes.
There's a big merger on the horizon for Big Tobacco.

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Listen to Episode 11 of Slate Money:

On this week’s special, transatlantic episode of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of Columbia University, and special guest John Gapper of the Financial Times discuss Citigroup’s multibillion-dollar mortgage settlement, the potential merger of two of the largest American tobacco companies (Reynolds American and Lorillard), and the continuing saga of the Joint Strike Fighter, the world’s most expensive fighter plane.

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Cathy O’Neil is the program director of the Lede data journalism program at the Columbia Journalism School.

Felix Salmon is a senior editor at Fusion.