9.-- A South Texas police chief said two Mexican citizens who were arrested at the border used account information stolen during the Target (TGT) security breach to buy tens of thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise. But a federal official said later there currently was no connection between the arrests and the retailer's credit card data theft, The Associated Press reported.

10.-- Amazon (AMZN), the online retail giant, filed a patent for a shipping system designed to cut delivery times by predicting what buyers are going to buy before they buy it, according to reports. 

The patent, which was filed in August 2012 and granted last month, describes a method for what Amazon calls "anticipatory shipping," according to a report from TechCrunch.

-- Written by Joseph Woelfel