Reuters: Employers hired the fewest number of workers at the end of 2013.
BBC: The retailer says personal data was stolen from 70 million customers — 30 million more than first reported.
Reuters: Governor Chris Christie will hold a news conference today to discuss the scandal involving Christie's staff and the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee, NJ.
BBC: An Alberta resident has died from the H5N1 avian influenza strain, becoming the first fatal case in North America.
BBC: The move paves the way for firms such as Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft to enter a lucrative market.
WSJ: Private-sector payrolls rose by 238,000 in December, the highest gain since November 2012.
USA Today: JPMorgan Chase must pay $1.7 billion to settle criminal charges from the Bernard Madoff case.
CBS: The 29-year-old will skip the Winter Games in Russia due to a right knee injury.
Forbes: Taxes on legal marijuana have made its prices much higher than its black-market counterpart.
Bloomberg Businessweek: December's forecast shows uneven progress for the largest part of the United States' economy.
Reuters: The top automakers in the United States did not meet December sales expectations, but 2013 still stands at the best year for the industry since the recession.
USA Today: General Mills says it will stop using genetically modified ingredients in its original Cheerios cereal.
Reuters: Construction spending in the United States is at its highest level in nearly five years.
Construction spending increased 1 percent to an annual rate of $934.4 billion, the highest level since March 2009, the Commerce Department said on Thursday. It was the eighth straight month that construction spending increased.
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