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Attorneys General Team Up To Investigate Target Data Breach

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NEW YORK - AUGUST 18: Customers walk outside Target's new Harlem store August 18, 2010 in New York City. Target Corporation's quarterly earnings rose 14 percent, the company's chief financial officer Douglas Scovanner announced today. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) | Chris Hondros via Getty Images

BOSTON (Reuters) - State attorneys general from around the country are banding together to probe the Target data breach, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Friday.

Jaclyn Falkowski, a spokeswoman for the Connecticut Attorney General, said separately that Connecticut is joining with New York and other states in the probe.

A Target official could not immediately be reached for comment.

(Karen Freifeld and Jim Finkle; Writing by Richard Valdmanis)

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