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Target Hacked by Credit Card Thieves, Offers Credit Monitoring to All Customers

Target Hacked by Credit Card Thieves, Offers Credit Monitoring to All Customers
Hackers breached Target's computers in December, stealing millions of credit card numbers. CFO John Mulligan apologized for the security lapse in front of a Senate Judiciary Committee, but also promised credit monitoring for a year for any Target customer, not just those that could have been snared by the hackers.
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AG Holder: New Rules Would Allow Legal Marijuana Sellers Access to Banks

AG Holder: New Rules Would Allow Legal Marijuana Sellers Access to Banks
Attorney General Eric Holder plans to roll out new regulations that would allow legal marijuana sellers and banks to do business together. Currently, banks are reluctant to hold the cash of enterprises that are still technically illegal in the federal government's eyes.
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Chimay of the West: American Monks Brewing Authentic 'Trappist' Ale

Chimay of the West: American Monks Brewing Authentic 'Trappist' Ale
Monks in Massachusetts are brewing the first ever authentic American Trappist beer - a style loved around the world, and coveted by the eight brewery/monasteries in Europe that have for centuries perfected the heady ale.
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Two More Companies Cut Ties to ALEC, Bringing Total to 72

Two More Companies Cut Ties to ALEC, Bringing Total to 72
Corporations that have publicly cut ties to ALEC since CMD launched ALECexposed.org in 2011 and highlighted Coca Cola's role in the group. The addition of these two companies brings the total to at least 72 corporations. These and 19 non-profits that have cut ties brings the total number of private-sector ALEC members who have cut ties to at least 91.
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Trans-Pacific Partnership Should be Disliked by Everyone - Including the Tea Party

Trans-Pacific Partnership Should be Disliked by Everyone - Including the Tea Party
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has some very disturbing components, not the least of which the rules that supersede sovereign nations' laws. Oddly though, the tea party doesn't seem too concerned.
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Terminator-Strength Soybean Seeds Propel Monsanto to Sky-High First Quarter Earnings

Terminator-Strength Soybean Seeds Propel Monsanto to Sky-High First Quarter Earnings
Monsanto reported better-than-expected first quarter earnings Wednesday on higher sales of the company's insect-repelling and herbicide-resistant soybean seeds in Latin America. Monsanto, which has dominated the bioengineered-seed business for more than a decade, expects earnings growth in the "mid-to-high-teens" for fiscal 2014, based largely on international seed sales in Latin America, Asia and other emerging markets.
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Hilarious: Right Wing Casino Billionaire Fights Online Gambling 'For the Children'

Hilarious: Right Wing Casino Billionaire Fights Online Gambling 'For the Children'
Sheldon Adelson, the Conservative casino billionaire, is spending millions on the fight against online gambling. Because of his business interests? Don't be silly, says Adelson. It's "for the children!"
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Bay Area 51: Google Building Massive and Mysterious Barge in San Francisco Bay

Bay Area 51: Google Building Massive and Mysterious Barge in San Francisco Bay
San Francisco's mayor says he doesn't know what it is. Police say it's not their jurisdiction. And government inspectors are sworn to secrecy. Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is managing to conceal its purpose by constructing it on docked barges instead of on land, where city building permits and public plans are mandatory.
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Martha Mendoza
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McDonald's: Exploiting Charity to Deflect Criticism, Reap Benefits

McDonald's: Exploiting Charity to Deflect Criticism, Reap Benefits
McDonald's philanthropic activities have largely been self-serving, allowing the fast-food giant to score massive PR points with limited giving and continued marketing to children, a damning new report reveals.
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Judge: The Fed's Obligations to Goldman Sachs Not as Important as Public's Right to Know

Judge: The Fed's Obligations to Goldman Sachs Not as Important as Public's Right to Know
A federal judge rejected the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s plea to seal documents in a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former bank examiner who claims she was fired for doing her job. “I am not convinced that anything will be accomplished to seal or redact a complaint that is publicly available,” U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams said.
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Jake Bernstein
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