Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had a coming out party of sorts over the weekend. At 25, he belongs to the next generation of Bhuttos, the family that has dominated the country's politics for decades. And in an interview, he says he does not fear the turbulent politics that claimed the life of his mother and grandfather.
From the Marketplace Datebook, here’s a look at what’s coming up Thursday:
- In Washington, the Commerce Department reports on International Trade for December.
- Chain stores are slated to report January sales data.
- And if you’ve acquired the board game Monopoly recently, you may have noticed that the iron token is no longer a game piece. Hasbro announced its replacement by a cat token one year ago. Really, what’s likely to bankrupt you faster? Vet bills or pressed clothes?
Even people with good memories can have a hard time remembering the past accurately. That may be because the brain is constantly editing memories,updating them with current information. This may make good evolutionary sense. But it also means that some of your cherished memories may be wrong.
The island's credit rating was pushed to junk territory on Tuesday. The downgrade could affect Puerto Rico's bond offerings.
The drugstore chain says halting the sale of tobacco products could reduce revenue by $2 billion a year. CVS says it's looking for ways to make up for the lost business. But the value of the good public relations from the move could easily surpass the costs.
Last April in San Jose, transformers were knocked out at a power station when one or more snipers fired at least 100 rounds into them. Investigators say they don't believe it was an act of terrorism, but other experts disagree.
Congress has been holding hearings this week on the massive personal data breach at Target and other retailers. Top executives have been answering questions on the hill about how 70 million people had their personal data stolen. Today executives and others are answering questions about data security in front of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade. New Jersey Congressman Leonard Lance on that committee and we spoke to him before the hearings began this morning.
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