From the Wires

Target confirms credit-card data breach

USA Today: Target stores have been hit by a major credit-card attack, affecting up to 40 million accounts.

Apple to begin selling Mac Pro

Washington Post: Apple's new high-end desktop, the Mac Pro, goes on sale Thursday.

China restricts bitcoin

BBC: Bitcoin has fallen to less than half the value it recently traded for, following reports of fresh action by Beijing to restrict trade in the virtual currency.

Two winning Mega Millions tickets sold

CNN: Two tickets matched the winning numbers in Tuesday night's $636 million Mega Millions jackpot.

Microsoft will not announce any CEO news until 2014

Microsoft's Board of Directors has been searching for Steve Ballmer's replacement since August 23.

Mulitivitamins are useless

CNN: The journal Annals of Internal Medicine says that using supplements and multivitamins to prevent chronic conditions is a waste of money.

Facebook tops 2013 google searches

BBC: The social networking site beat the search company's own YouTube video service to the top spot.

Mega Millions jackpot could reach $1B

CNN: The Mega Millions jackpot payout could reach $1 billion by Christmas.

FDA questions antibacterial soap

CNN: The Food and Drug Administration announced it was requiring manufacturers of antibacterial soaps to demonstrate that their products are safe for long-term use.

Lloyds of London hires first female CEO

BBC: Following in the footsteps of General Motors, another iconic firm, Lloyds of London, has appointed its first female chief executive.

Kim Jong Un's uncle executed

ABC: Kim Jong Un's uncle Jang Song Thaek, long considered the country's second most powerful figure, was executed.

Hydrogen squeezed from stone

BBC: Scientists from the University of Lyon have discovered a new way to split hydrogen gas from water, using rocks.

Light bulb ban to take effect

CNN: Light bulb manufacturers will cease making traditional 40 and 60-watt light bulbs -- the most popular in the country -- at the start of 2014.