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Marketplace for Thursday, December 19, 2013
Dec 19, 2013

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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What will a thief do with my credit card number?

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Dec 19, 2013
Target has revealed that the credit card numbers for more than 40 million customers have been stolen from its retail network.

Why the incandescent light bulb will be missed

Dec 19, 2013
Incandescent light bulbs are banned as of Jan. 1, and lots of people will miss them.

A case study in why it's hard to cut the budget: The F-35

Dec 19, 2013
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.

An Uber expensive ride

Dec 19, 2013
Uber upset riders with a spike in service costs during a high-demand weekend.

$4.04 trillion in assets

Dec 19, 2013
As of yesterday, that's how much the Fed held on its books.

Putin will pardon jailed oil tycoon Khodorkovsky

Dec 19, 2013
Russian President,Vladimir Putin, vows to pardon a former political enemy who was once Russia's richest man.

In Italy, youth unemployment hovers around 35 percent

Dec 19, 2013
Italy is out of recession now, but business leaders there say the recovery will be slow and tough.

Etsy CEO: Leading a country of commerce

Apr 16, 2015
Chad Dickerson talks about heading up the internet's largest artisan marketplace.

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.

Music from the episode

Who David Byrne, St. Vincent
Who David Byrne, St. Vincent