On Tuesday, the Manhattan district attorney's office unsealed indictments against nine oil companies accused of stealing $34 million worth of heating oil from customers throughout New York City. We took this opportunity to talk about the startups looking to clean up the oil sector and add transparency through automated software and data analytics, including Inc. 5000 company GoEnergies.
The scandal is reminiscent of the 2014 film A Most Violent Year, which deal with corruption in the heating oil industry. Here's the video of the scene heard in the podcast.
Kris Frieswick, senior editor at Inc., talks about how all major banks, including Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and JP Morgan, have cut off access to customer financial data for third-party financial apps like Quicken and Mint.com. And Maria Aspan, also an Inc. senior editor, talks about GoodWorld, a for-profit company that is trying to innovate the way nonprofits accept donations.
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