The City: 022: Norbert

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Melinda turned to Camera Two.
“And now, I’d like to turn to International Finance expert Norbert Finkelmeyer.  Good Morning.”
“Good morning Melinda.”
“What does this Midas deal mean?”
“It is effectively the sale of The City itself, because Midas Corp built and maintains it.”
“And why is that important?”
“Due to the hyper-realistic nature of The City, and the indulgent tax laws on the island nation where its servers are kept, Midas is the leading Financial Services firm in the world.  Trillions of dollars move through the city every second.”
“What effect will this sale have?”
“We don’t know.”

The City: 019: Melinda

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Melinda looked into the camera like it was the face of every one of her hundred-million viewers.
“Once again, our top story this morning:  Augustus Sizemore, CEO and Majority Stockholder of Midas Corp has reportedly sold his shares and is stepping down from his role as management.  A statement released this morning did not name the purchasing party, and the Company itself has yet to make a statement.  Midas Corp is the operator of “The City,” a realistic virtual environment which employs hundreds of thousands of people and has millions of users.  Markets are reacting sharply to the announcement.”