Marketplace for Wednesday April 9, 2014

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Labourers carry baskets of sweet limes
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Goldman Sachs considers shutting down its private trading exchange as publicity about high-speed trading and talk of SEC investigations draw attention to the bank. The bank will consider how it profits/benefits from the private exchange versus the cost of scrutiny and negative attention. Are the calculations similar to those in its decision to sell its commodities trading business? Also, the break-up of a graphic design duo has resulted in a lawsuit of $20 million – over fonts. Tobias Frere-Jones and Jonathan Hoefler worked together for 15 years to create some of the most famous and ubiquitous fonts around– used by GQ, Martha Stewart, the New York Jets, and Saturday Night Live. They won awards for their typefaces - before the relationship turned sour. Who knew there was so much money in fonts? Plus: Not to worry, Comcast tells Congress. It needs to merge with Time Warner Cable, so it will have the strength to compete with the real heavyweights in broadband and content delivery – companies like Google and Apple. We examine the argument.

The heartache of Heartbleed

A security flaw in OpenSSL could allow a hacker to decrypt your personal information.
Posted In: heartbleed, internet security
American beat poet Allen Ginsberg (1926 - 1997)

Roses are red, violets are blue

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Comcas customer service center in California

Comcast says it needs to get bigger to compete

Comcast says it needs a Time Warner Cable merger to take on Google and Apple.
Posted In: Comcast, Time Warner Cable, mergers
Not this kind of dark pool

Goldman Sachs considers shutting down its 'dark pool'

Publicity about high-speed trading and talk of SEC investigations have drawn attention to the bank.
Posted In: Goldman Sachs, dark pools

Peeps year-round: Harbinger of apocalypse

They're going to be available year round.
Posted In: Peeps

The loaded meaning behind 'What do you do?'

The Atlantic's Deb Fallows talks regional differences in how we say hello.
Posted In: hello, greetings, Kansas, linguistics
Miner's strike

An English village, 30 years after its mine closed

Brampton lost its coal mine 30 years ago, despite a year-long miner's strike. What's there now?
Posted In: coal, Britain

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Elvis Costello And The Roots
Cause = Time

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