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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.

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

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

$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

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

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

Etsy CEO: Leading a country of commerce

Chad Dickerson talks about heading up the internet's largest artisan marketplace.
Posted In: Etsy, artisans, vintage

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

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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Hold On (Instrumental) [Explicit]
Nicolay
Who
David Byrne & St. Vincent
For Now
Twin Shadow
Funeral for a Killer (Instrumental)
9th Wonder & Murs

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