| Feb 26, 2014
| 7:33 AM
The holiday season was never going to be easy for Target Corp. as it tried to lift foot traffic and keep up with competitors’ discounts.
But it was the vast data breach at the Minneapolis retailer in the heat of Christmas shopping season that...
| 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...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Safeway Inc. said Wednesday it is in talks about potentially selling itself, finally addressing buyout rumors that began last year after the grocery giant deflected a takeover bid.
The Pleasanton, Calif., company, which operates the Vons and Pavilions...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 6:14 PM
SACRAMENTO — Personal information collected from credit card shoppers would be better protected by upgrading the country's entire payment system to technology that has dramatically reduced fraud in Europe.
That was the consensus of a group of...
| 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...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:50 PM
WASHINGTON — A Target Corp. official told a Senate committee that a massive security breach affecting up to 110 million holiday shoppers lasted three days longer than previously thought.
Chief Financial Officer John Mulligan disclosed the latest...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 11:07 AM
Neiman Marcus Group said data from more than a million of its customers’ payment cards may have been nabbed by hackers who breached the upscale retailer’s system last year.
The company said malicious software was surreptitiously installed to...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:18 PM
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said Wednesday that it has launched a criminal investigation into the recent cybertheft of more than 110 million Target customers' data, including the credit card numbers of 40 million Americans.
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Target Corp. became the latest major company to say it will stop offering healthcare coverage for part-time workers, and experts said it won't be the last.
The Minneapolis company announced in a corporate blog post that it was changing its benefits...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. confirmed the Justice Department is investigating the theft of financial and personal information of 110 million Target customers.
In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday, Holder said that while the Justice...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:02 PM
Target Corp. said cyberthieves stole credentials from one of the retailer’s vendors in order to access its system, according to an ongoing forensic investigation into a data breach that may have exposed information from as many as 110 million...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 9:57 PM
In its bleakest days in the mid-1990s, Cherokee Inc. realized it had overlooked a key asset — its name.
The Cherokee brand, which began as a shoe line in 1973, evolved into a Van Nuys clothing manufacturing company focused on women and juniors...