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a.MKE: Secret Soundtrack, China Mobile, South Sudan, Century City Business Park and Target apology 12.23.13

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Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel apologized to shoppers for the Minneapolis-based retailer's massive data breach and offered free credit monitoring and a 10 percent discount this weekend. Target, which has 16 Milwaukee-area stores, will contact customers who are eligible for the credit monitoring soon.

Wisconsin will give a $1 million grant to help the city of Milwaukee finish cleaning the former Tower Automotive site to convert it into the Century City Business Park. The funding is the final piece of the $40 million project. The site has 58 acres for potential industrial development, 17 acres for retail and 5 acres for housing.

Apple and China Mobile on Sunday announced a deal to offer the iPhone in China, beginning January 17. Completion of this deal greatly expands Apple's reach in the world's most populous country and provides access to a previously untapped revenue stream. China Mobile is the world's largest carrier, with 700 million users, more than twice the population of the U.S.

15 Americans were evacuated from South Sudan Sunday amid deadly violence in the country. Hundred of people have been killed in a week of fighting and up to 40,000 civilians have taken refuge in United Nations bases.


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SONG: "Fried Neck Bones and Some Home Fries" Willie Bobo


2. QUOTE: "Don't worry, I saw Lord of the Rings. I'm not going to end this 17 times."

SONG: "Dirty Robot" Arling & Cameron


3. As a sign of support to Robert Downey Jr.'s recovery from alcohol and drugs, Val Kilmer refused to drink during the entire production.

SONG: The Ventures "Frosty The Snowman"