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Marketplace for 7/16/2013 – Listening in on Wall Street
Jul 16, 2013

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.

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Earnings calls: A banker's driveway moment

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Jul 16, 2013
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.

Tracking USPS' slow burn: Group mail delivery?

Jul 16, 2013
The greeting card industry has devised a plan to rescue the U.S. Postal Service. Key to the plan is something called "cluster boxes."

Ending the boom-and-bust cycle of military towns

Jul 16, 2013
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.

Lemonade stands: Not the ideal pitcher of capitalism

Jul 16, 2013
Many believe the summertime lemonade stand teaches kids about the basics of entrepreneurship.

Chinese social media app targets the U.S. market

Jul 16, 2013
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.

Going once, going twice: The business of auctions

Jul 16, 2013
Business is good at Christie's and a recovery in the art market has a lot to do with that.

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

Jul 16, 2013
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.

Judge bans financial jargon from Fabrice Tourre trial

Jul 17, 2013
She's instructed lawyers to "have a heart" and stay away from words like 'security,' 'collateral' and 'asset-backed.'

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.

Music from the episode

Brain Freeze Sackcloth Fashion
Boys I Like Desert Stars
Nothin' N.O.R.E.
Nothin' N.O.R.E.