Originally published on Fri January 10, 2014 9:52 am
The size of the data breach at Target Co. stores late last year took a sharp rise Friday when the retailer said it now estimates that up to 70 million individuals may have had information that includes their "names, mailing addresses, phone numbers or email addresses" stolen.
Sign of the times? A "help wanted" sign in the window of a Philadelphia business last year.
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This graph shows last year's employment numbers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics generally issues initial numbers for each month followed by two revisions. The blue line represents the second revision for each month — except for November. For that month, the BLS so far has issued only one revision, which is included here. Since December's number hasn't yet been revised, it wasn't included.
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In Charleston, W.Va., the shelves of this Kroger supermarket had been nearly stripped of bottled water on Thursday. Residents rushed to buy water after a chemical spill led officials to warn that they not use what's coming out of their taps.
Originally published on Fri January 10, 2014 7:13 pm
More than 100,000 customers of one water company in West Virginia have been warned not to drink, cook or wash with the water coming from their taps because of chemicals that seeped into the Elk River near Charleston on Thursday.
One man produced physical versions of bitcoins (before he realized he was <a href="http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/12/casascius/">angering the feds</a>). Bitcoin is a virtual currency that has been the subject of a recent Federal Election Commission discussion.