Marketplace for 7/16/2013 - Listening in on Wall Street

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In an effort to spice up boring earnings calls, Yahoo will add live video stream of Marissa Mayer today. Netflix will stream a conversation with Reed Hastings moderated by an analyst and a CNBC journalists. But are these improvements or an attempt to control information? In a more overt display of industry boosterism, the greeting card industry has devised a plan it says could help rescue the U.S. Postal Service. Key to the plan is something called “cluster boxes” that would replace more expensive door-to-door to delivery.

Judge bans financial jargon from Fabrice Tourre trial

She's instructed lawyers to "have a heart" and stay away from words like 'security,' 'collateral' and 'asset-backed.'
Posted In: trial, Fabrice Tourre

3-D TV is dead! Long live 3-D TV

A few years back, it was all the TV world could talk about. But now with some high-profile cancellations, it seems 3D TV wasn't all it was cracked up to be.
Posted In: 3d, television, bbc

Going once, going twice: The business of auctions

Business is good at Christie's and a recovery in the art market has a lot to do with that.
Posted In: auctions, art

Chinese social media app targets the U.S. market

Wechat, the wildly popular texting app from the Chinese Internet giant Tencent, has nearly 400 million users worldwide. It plans to target American consumers next.
Posted In: China, Wechat, Tencent, smartphones, texting

Lemonade stands: Not the ideal pitcher of capitalism

Many believe the summertime lemonade stand teaches kids about the basics of entrepreneurship.
Posted In: lemonade stands, capitalism

Ending the boom-and-bust cycle of military towns

The Army plans to cut combat brigades at 12 military bases. In cities like Kileen, Texas, it's a another chance to diversify the local economy.
Posted In: texas, military

Tracking USPS' slow burn: Group mail delivery?

The greeting card industry has devised a plan to rescue the U.S. Postal Service. Key to the plan is something called "cluster boxes."
Posted In: usps, mail delivery, post office

Earnings calls: A banker's driveway moment

In an effort to spice up boring earnings conference calls, Yahoo added a live video stream of Marissa Mayer today. Netflix will do the same, with a twist, next week.
Posted In: Wall Street, Yahoo, conference calls

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Varsity
Smith Westerns
Funky 24hrs a Day (Instrumental)
Anwarrior
Boys I Like
Desert Stars
Brain Freeze
Sackcloth Fashion
Nothin' (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]
N.O.R.E.
Call On Me
Janet