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Mar 13, 2014

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.

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I'll take math and science for $200

Mar 13, 2014
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Paparazzi photographer caught in the act!

Mar 13, 2014
Does that look like a tabloid headline? Good.
Giles Harrison (back, far left) with a group of paparazzi photographers.
Giles Harrison/London Entertainment Group

Alarms went off at Target during the security hack

Mar 13, 2014
Security experts say what happened at Target is no surprise, given how poorly prepared big companies are to deal with data security issues.

Herbalife's high profile investor war heats up

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Mar 13, 2014
Herbalife has been targeted by the FTC. That's good news for one investor, who thinks the company is a pyramid scheme.

Amazon Prime's $99 bargain

Mar 13, 2014
When being the biggest seller of stuff online just isn't enough.

Multiple labor lawsuits hit McDonald's

Mar 13, 2014
The fast-food giant is sued with its franchises for alleged wage and hour violations.

The slow process of getting the highest speed internet

Mar 13, 2014
Whether it’s your Netflix streaming or something more important like transferring medical records from one place to another, chances are you’ve heard the promise of gigabit internet. It’s supposedly way faster than the broadband access in most cities around the country. Google is starting lay the infrastructure for gigabit internet in a growing number of […]

What goes through the mind of a paparazzi photographer

Mar 13, 2014
A successful paparazzi photographer describes his job, his life, and why everyone hates him.

How an HBCU with 35 students keeps its doors open

Mar 13, 2014
There are 105 historically black colleges and universities in the U.S. One of the smallest -- Morris Brown College -- struggles to stay afloat.

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.

Music from the episode

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