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Marketplace for Monday, January 13, 2014
Jan 13, 2014

Marketplace for Monday, January 13, 2014

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Target took weeks to reveal details of its data breach. Neiman Marcus, too. How do companies decide whether and how to reveal details of data breaches to the public? Next, we look at the updated situation in West Virginia, as residents question whether their water is safe just days after a chemical leak.  Finally, we begin our new series that answers your economic questions, like "Why does one rotisserie chicken cost less than two chicken breasts?" and "Why do hotels give you a sewing kit, but not a toothbrush?" Today we examine why your zipper probably has three letters on it: YKK.

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Why does my zipper say YKK?

Jan 13, 2014
Next time you zip up, or zip down, check out your zipper. There’s a good chance it’ll say YKK.

Neiman Marcus, like Target, reveals credit card hack

Jan 13, 2014
How do companies decide whether and how to reveal details of data breaches to the public?
Pedestrians walk past a Neiman Marcus store on the Magnificent Mile March 5, 2009 in Chicago, Ill.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

Bridge-gate aside, traffic studies do not stop traffic

Jan 13, 2014
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recently fired two of his top advisers for their involvement in closing lanes on the George Washington Bridge under the guise of a traffic study.

Disappearing jobs: organ grinders

Jan 13, 2014
In Mexico, sounds of the organ grinder are fading away.

What it feels like to drive 60 miles for a shower

Jan 13, 2014
The ban on tap water was lifted for a small small chunk of West Virginia today.

China's record-smashing car sales could run into cloud of pollution

Jan 13, 2014
The big auto show in Detroit is underway and the hottest car market is China.

Seahawks ticket sales banned in California

Jan 13, 2014
The Seattle Seahawks have set up a defense to prevent 49er fans from buying tickets to this weekend's game.

Obamacare stats show some young folks signed up

Jan 13, 2014
The federal government announced that nearly 2 million people enrolled for health insurance through the federal and state exchanges in December.

Wall Street says, 'No, really -- take Sunday off.'

Jan 13, 2014
Bank of American and other Wall Street firms asked their junior employees to start taking Sundays off.

Target took weeks to reveal details of its data breach. Neiman Marcus, too. How do companies decide whether and how to reveal details of data breaches to the public? Next, we look at the updated situation in West Virginia, as residents question whether their water is safe just days after a chemical leak.  Finally, we begin our new series that answers your economic questions, like “Why does one rotisserie chicken cost less than two chicken breasts?” and “Why do hotels give you a sewing kit, but not a toothbrush?” Today we examine why your zipper probably has three letters on it: YKK.