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Cruising to the Super Bowl

• Moody’s Investors Service upgraded Ireland’s bond rating to investment grade with a positive outlook for the future. The country’s bonds had been considered junk status since 2011, according to Bloomberg News.

• Super Bowl goers can now spend their week on a boat instead of a hotel. Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest vessel will sail into port for the week of the Super Bowl and provide guests with rooms, dining and entertainment, according to CNBC.

• Millions of holiday shoppers had their personal information stolen while they made purchases at the retail giant, Target. Investigations have now shown that Target had surprisingly little security software thus making it a major target for hackers, according to CNBC.

• Maryland has the highest percentage of millionaire households of all 50 states with 7.7 percent of households per capita being millionaires. Maryland is followed closely by New Jersey and Connecticut with 7.49 percent and 7.34 percent of households being millionaire households, respectively, according to the Wall Street Journal.

• Google Inc. in it’s secretive Google[X] lab is developing contact lens for diabetics that would allow doctors and patients to measure glucose levels in tears and use the information to better regulate blood sugar levels. The lenses are still several years from potentially being on the market, according to the Wall Street Journal.

• It is estimated that over two thirds of those that have a sought to enroll in private health insurance programs through the new healthcare marketplace had already been covered by another healthcare provider before enrolling. The statistics have created concern about the size of the dent the marketplace is making in the number of uninsured Americans, according to the Wall Street Journal.

• Congress’s new spending measure, signed into law on Friday by President Obama, bans the processing of horse meat. The controversial industry has been dormant since 2007, according to the Wall Street Journal.

• Tourists’ new reason to go to Colorado is not the ski slopes, but recreational marijuana use. Non-Coloradans make up more than half of the $1 million in marijuana sales, according to the Wall Street Journal.


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