| Nov 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As the hardiest of shoppers prepare for the annual Black Friday consumption frenzy, many are convinced it's their one shot at a great deal.
But "that's not even close to the truth," said Matthew Ong, senior retail analyst at online personal finance...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When retailers opened on Thanksgiving last year, workers protested outside stores and holiday purists grumbled online — a distracting sideshow in what ultimately proved to be a less-than-robust sales season.
Still, 35 million Americans showed up...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 8:00 PM
It's a retailer's worst nightmare: trampling, shoplifting and fighting on the busiest shopping day of the year.
With several high-profile Black Friday incidents in recent years, merchants and shopping centers are on high alert. Security has been...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 7:10 PM
U.S. retailers eked out a 2.3% sales gain on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, in line with a prediction for the weakest holiday results since 2009.
Sales at bricks-and-mortar stores on Thanksgiving and Black Friday increased to $12.3 billion, according to...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:26 PM
Overnight delivery is no longer good enough.
As online shopping has exploded in popularity, one of the few remaining barriers for the industry is the lag time between when a customer orders an item and when it's delivered, typically days later.
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:07 PM
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is advising Target customers about how to protect themselves after a theft of consumer information from 40 million debit and credit cards used at the retail chain was reported.
She says Floridians who used their...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 6:07 PM
Instead of basking in holiday cheer, Target Corp. is spending the crucial shopping days before Christmas dealing with probes from several state attorneys general, infuriated social media comments and customer lawsuits over a massive data breach.
| Feb 24, 2014
| 12:49 PM
WASHINGTON -- After a spate of large-scale cyberattacks on large retailers, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. urged Congress to adopt a national standard for notifying consumers of a security breach.
Holder said creating such a law would bolster the Justice...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 4:23 PM
I'm a Target customer and I've been bombarded with emailed advertisements all month. I found it interesting that I didn't get an email from the store Thursday informing me about the theft of 40 million customers' credit and debit card......
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:36 PM
Target Corp. said cybercrooks gained access to "strongly encrypted" personal identification numbers when they hacked their way into its systems and collected data on about 40 million customer credit and debit card accounts during the holiday season.
| Feb 10, 2014
| 6:42 PM
I'm on board with the city's new plastic bag ban, but saving the environment isn't as easy or as tidy as I imagined.
Six weeks in and I'm still trying to navigate the lifestyle changes that going bagless requires.
I'm hauling around a half-dozen...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Days after being warned of a security weakness in its popular app, Snapchat became the target of a widespread cyberattack that affected millions of users, a black eye for a local start-up with sky-high hopes of becoming the next social media juggernaut....