Happy Monday. Beware the retail data breach.
Speaking of things not going away: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could be in for a rough year, especially if an investigation into alleged improper use of Hurricane Sandy funds turns up anything. (CNN)
One person's pork is another one's progress. Here's why spending is really, really out of control in Washington. (Cato Institute)
Don't let your portfolio go to pot ... or least don't bet on the marijuana trade until you've given a few things consideration. (Seeking Alpha)
Just what you need—you come in Monday morning and find your job has been "disestablished." (BBC)
And, finally ... circling back on the data breach, Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel tells CNBC's Becky Quick that the thing spoiled his whole weekend.
—By CNBC's Jeff Cox. Follow him on Twitter @JeffCoxCNBCcom.