Marketplace for Thursday, March 13, 2014

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Turns out Target knew a lot more about its data leak a lot earlier than anyone thought. So why didn’t it say anything back then? And why did it take so long to get the word out? Finally: The announcement by the FTC that it will investigate Herbalife  throws a spotlight on one investor, Bill Ackman, who has made a huge bet against the company’s stock.

How an HBCU with 35 students keeps its doors open

There are 105 historically black colleges and universities in the U.S. One of the smallest -- Morris Brown College -- struggles to stay afloat.
Posted In: HBCUs, universities, race

What goes through the mind of a paparazzi photographer

A successful paparazzi photographer describes his job, his life, and why everyone hates him.
Posted In: paparazzi, celebrities, The Eagles

Multiple labor lawsuits hit McDonald's

The fast-food giant is sued with its franchises for alleged wage and hour violations.
Posted In: McDonald's, minimum wage, overtime

Amazon Prime's $99 bargain

When being the biggest seller of stuff online just isn't enough.
Posted In: Amazon Prime

Herbalife's high profile investor war heats up

Herbalife has been targeted by the FTC. That's good news for one investor, who thinks the company is a pyramid scheme.

Alarms went off at Target during the security hack

Security experts say what happened at Target is no surprise, given how poorly prepared big companies are to deal with data security issues.
Posted In: Target, cybersecurity

Paparazzi photographer caught in the act!

Does that look like a tabloid headline? Good.
Posted In: paparazzi, celebrities, los angeles

I'll take math and science for $200

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Posted In: Einstein, Pi Day, pies

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