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Target Lays Off Hundreds

Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Target Corp is cutting 475 jobs at its offices in Minnesota, where it is based, a spokeswoman for the third-largest U.S. retaile...

Target Axes Some Workers' Health Care, Blames Obamacare

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business

Jan 21 (Reuters) - Target Corp said it will stop offering health coverage to part-time workers, citing new public insurance exchanges floated by the...

2 Arrests At Texas Border Possibly Linked To Target Credit Card Fraud Case

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 03.22.2014 | Business

McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- A South Texas police chief said Monday that two Mexican citizens who were arrested at the border used account information stole...

Hold Merchants Accountable for Personal Data

Bill Cheney | Posted 03.19.2014 | Money
Bill Cheney

The cost of a merchant data breach -- whether it is at a large national merchant or a local merchant -- can be significant for credit unions of all sizes. Because of credit unions' cooperative structure, the cost of such breaches are ultimately borne by credit union members.

Target Email Offering Free Credit Monitoring Is Not A Hoax

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Target’s recent effort to regain the trust of its shoppers after a credit card security breach seems to have backfired. Customers, it seems, are sti...

Please, Can We Stop Blaming the Victims? The Case of Target and Neiman Marcus

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Hemanshu Nigam

Let's remember that Target and Neiman Marcus are victims, just as thousands of other businesses and millions of other consumers in this country are victims. They are victims who need our support, who need to know that we will stand by them through this crisis.

Target's Leaders Follow the Playbook For Handling Crisis Well

Bill George | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Bill George

As an executive, you would never wish for a major crisis, but as I have learned in crises at other firms, they can make your company more effective and your organization more unified and committed to its True North in the long-run. Ultimately, I predict the same thing will happen at Target.

House Requests Probe Of Target Hack

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Democratic members of the Financial Services Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives are calling for the panel...

Mad Men Vs. Digibabble

David Sable | Posted 03.15.2014 | Business
David Sable

The Whole Egg is based on a consumer view; the understanding that there is no perfectly symmetrical way to pigeonhole a person's viewing/watching/listening/doing habits and the deep insight that data is a key to delivering value to said consumer.

'A Real Punch In The Gut,' For Target

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

A data breach that exposed millions of customers' sensitive personal information was “a real punch in the gut,” for Target, the company's CEO Greg...

Target Promises 'Significant Changes'

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2014 | Business

Jan 12 (Reuters) - Target Corp plans to make "significant changes" in light of the data breach during the holiday shopping season wh...

Investigation Into Hack Widens

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

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

Move Over Sephora, Target Is Closing In

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style

Target really wants you to know that it is, in fact, a one-stop shop. Women's Wear Daily is reporting that everyone's favorite store is geared up ...

Target Admits Even More Bad News

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Target announced Friday that sensitive information, including customers' names, mailing addresses, phone numbers and email addresses, was stolen from ...

This Is NOT the Candy Land of Your Childhood

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 03.11.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

He steered me in the direction of an end cap a few aisles away, calling out to me as I hurried off, "They changed the box and packaging a little bit, but you should be able to spot it." Spotted.

Should We Count on Companies to Protect Us From Toxic Chemicals?

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Jeanne Rizzo

Simply put, we can't rely on these companies to voluntarily make the kind of transformative changes we need to ensure our everyday products are free of chemicals linked to disease.

Proof Killing Thanksgiving Wasn't Even Worth It

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business

By Phil Wahba NEW YORK, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Many large U.S. retailers slashed their earnings forecasts on Thursday becau...

5 Lessons from the Snapchat and Target Hacks

Michael Gregg | Posted 03.08.2014 | Technology
Michael Gregg

It's not just small companies that have security breaches. Even Fortune 500s and government agencies are regularly breached. As a consumer, make sure that you understand the risks to your personal and financial data.

OY: Target Decides Plus-Size And Pregnant Are The Same Thing

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style

For reasons we can't explain, some mainstream retailers find it challenging to cast models for plus-size clothing, often resorting to models who are a...

13 Things That Shouldn't Make It Into 2014

Michelle Higginson | Posted 03.02.2014 | Comedy
Michelle Higginson

2. The part this poorly-designed site played--or failed to play for that matter--in the introduction of Obamacare was damn-near disastrous. We live in a world where babies know how to use iPads. Figure it out, America.

Data, Privacy and Economic Station: The Data Vulnerabilities of Those Less Advantaged

Christina Gagnier | Posted 03.02.2014 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

While we have decided to protect certain classes of people (children) and information (health and financial), we may not be doing enough to protect consumers who do not have the means, or choices available to them, to protect themselves.

Target Admits ANOTHER Major Glitch

AP | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Target is getting hit with another lump of coal this holiday season. The nation's second-largest discount retailer sa...

Woman Wastes 6 Hours Of Her Life On Hold With Target

Posted 12.30.2013 | Business

Think you've had a frustrating phone experience with a customer service rep? It was likely a breeze compared to the hell endured by Katie Johnson. ...

Target Makes Disturbing Admission

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.27.2013 | Business

Target confirmed Friday that encrypted PIN data was stolen during the massive data breach that affected an estimated 40 million accounts. Though the P...

Are Retailers Doing Enough to Protect Consumers From Data Breaches?

B. Dan Berger | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
B. Dan Berger

NAFCU urges Congress to make the issue of data security a priority in 2014 and enforce a stricter standard on merchants and retailers to protect consumers from breaches that compromise their financial and personal information.