From the Wires

Apple to refund $32.5M to parents

BBC: The California company will refund parents whose children made in-app purchases without consent.

Poverty is literally making people sick

The Atlantic: People with low incomes are 27% more likely to be hospitalized for hypoglycemia.

NSA could access offline computers

BBC: The U.S. National Security Agency could have used "secret technology" to transmit data from computers not connected to the Internet.

Income influences how women view marriage

The Atlantic: Statistics show that low-income women often face economic challenges if they choose to stay single.

December consumer spending rose

Reuters: U.S. consumer spending in December rose more than expected.

Congress unveils $1.1 trillion spending bill

Reuters: Lawmakers unveiled a spending bill that aims to prevent another government shutdown and boost funding of military and domestic programs.

Sports cars with green standards in Detroit

Reuters: Sexy sports cars are now being outfitted to counter concerns about energy and the environment.

Groupon purchases ideeli

USA Today: Groupon has acquired the flash sales fashion site, ideeli, to expand its apparel sector.

December weakest month for U.S. job growth

Reuters: Employers hired the fewest number of workers at the end of 2013.

Target data breach affected 70 million

BBC: The retailer says personal data was stolen from 70 million customers — 30 million more than first reported.

New Jersey governor to meet with press

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.

Fatality from bird flu confirmed in Canada

BBC: An Alberta resident has died from the H5N1 avian influenza strain, becoming the first fatal case in North America.

China lifts ban on foreign game consoles

BBC: The move paves the way for firms such as Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft to enter a lucrative market.