Marketplace for Thursday, December 19, 2013

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Target has revealed that data for more than 40 million customers have been stolen from its retail network. But what on earth does a thief do with all those credit card numbers? How can they be used and for what purpose? Next, what’s the perfect gift for traditionalists this Holiday Season? Light bulbs – the old-fashioned kind invented by Thomas Edison a century ago. They are banned as of Jan. 1, and lots of people will miss them. Plus another installment from our travels across Europe, looking at unemployment among the young.
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In Italy, youth unemployment hovers around 35 percent

Italy is out of recession now, but business leaders there say the recovery will be slow and tough.
Posted In: italy, youth unemployment
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Putin will pardon jailed oil tycoon Khodorkovsky

Russian President,Vladimir Putin, vows to pardon a former political enemy who was once Russia's richest man.
Posted In: Russia, Vladimir Putin, Olympics, Mikhail Khodorkovsky
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$4.04 trillion in assets

As of yesterday, that's how much the Fed held on its books.
Posted In: Fed, bond buying, taper, stimulus
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An Uber expensive ride

Uber upset riders with a spike in service costs during a high-demand weekend.
Posted In: Uber taxi, price gouging, consumer prices
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A case study in why it's hard to cut the budget: The F-35

The Joint Strike Fighter -- a new, high-tech jet known as the F-35 -- is way over budget and years behind schedule. Yet Congress has not moved to clip its wings.
Posted In: defense, F-35, sequester, sequestration
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Etsy CEO: Leading a country of commerce

Chad Dickerson talks about heading up the internet's largest artisan marketplace.
Posted In: Etsy, artisans, vintage
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Why the incandescent light bulb will be missed

Incandescent light bulbs are banned as of Jan. 1, and lots of people will miss them.
Posted In: light bulbs, CFLs
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What will a thief do with my credit card number?

Target has revealed that the credit card numbers for more than 40 million customers have been stolen from its retail network.
Posted In: Target, identity theft

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