Marketplace for Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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Connecticut is acting like an entrepreneur. It got its health exchange up and running effectively, and now it’s trying to sell its exchange-in-a-box to other states. Plus: Beijing correspondant Rob Scmithz explains how Weibo fits into the broader Chinese Internet-scape. Finally: Customers in the Northeast and Midwest are about to get big natural gas bills, and not only because they used a lot of gas during the freezing month of January.

The Bitcoin mystery that is Mt. Gox

For Mt.Gox, it seems like the magic may be gone.
Posted In: bitcoin, Mt. Gox, Coinbase

Cow burps: The environmental hazard.

Belching cattle are a larger source of methane gas emissions than natural gas drilling.
Posted In: cows, cattle, EPA

China's take on Twitter, Sina Weibo, plans Wall Street IPO

Chinese Internet company Sina Corporation plans to raise $500 million for its initial public offering. But analysts say Sina’s timing could be way off.
Posted In: Weibo, China, Sina Weibo IPO

Connecticut's 'health exchange-in-a-box' for struggling states

Connecticut is acting like an entrepreneur. It got its health exchange up and running effectively, and now it’s trying to sell its model to other states.
Posted In: Connecticut, state health exchanges

Trying to go off the grid. Completely.

In "Dragnet Nation", author Julia Angwin tries to avoid all forms of surveillance

Natural gas bills are up and not just because of cold

Customers in the Northeast and Midwest are about to get big natural-gas bills, not only because they used a lot of gas during the freezing month of January.
Posted In: natural gas

Paying doctors for value instead of volume

All the changes to the nation's health care system have led to some broader discussions, including changing the way doctors and hospitals get paid.
Posted In: fee-for-service, doctors

Thomas Jennings perfected dry cleaning as he pushed for abolition

Thomas Jennings was the first African American to receive a U.S. patent, 44 years before slavery ended.
Posted In: black history month, Thomas Jennings, dry cleaning, inventions

A day to wear black

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