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13 drinks per week
After an ill-fated Canadian expansion and a major credit-card hack, retailer Target is feeling the heat financially. The company is laying off 1,700 employees, mostly from its headquarters. [The Huffington Post]
10,000 copies of “The Interview”
South Korean activists plan to drop up to 10,000 copies of the 2014 film “The Interview” into North Korea by balloon. In the comedy, James Franco and Seth Rogen try to kill North Korea supreme leader Kim Jong-Un, so his government is not exactly taking the airdrop plan well. [New York]
A delightfully trolly monument by artist Maurizio Cattelan listing England’s soccer failures from 1874 to 1998 has sold for £425,000 (about $640,000) at a London auction. [Herald Scotland]
Cost for the state of Louisiana since 1999 to prosecute and defend five men for the murder of a correctional officer. Death-penalty trials can be very, very expensive. [The Marshall Project]
How much Condé Nast, one of the first tenants of New York’s 1 World Trade Center, will pay to occupy the 20th through 41st floors for the duration of the magazine publisher’s 25-year lease. [The New York Times]
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