| Mar 7, 2014
| 11:43 AM
(Reuters) - Visa Inc and MasterCard Inc said they had launched a cross-industry group to improve security for card transactions and press U.S. retailers and banks to meet a 2015 deadline to adopt technology that would make it safer to pay with plastic....
| Mar 5, 2014
| 11:46 AM
From taxes on plastic bags to school calendars, the Virginia Retail Federation monitors state legislation for its members.
In a recent edition of the groups' "Retail Angles" publication, the federation reviewed some of the bills that may have an...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 5:11 PM
The massive theft of Target Corp. customer data contributed to a huge drop in fourth-quarter profit as the retailer scrambled to win back the trust of consumers and shore up its hobbled payments system.
The Minneapolis-based chain reported that profit...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 5:02 AM
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By Phil Wahba
Feb 26 (Reuters) - First the good news for J.C. Penney Co
Inc : online sales rose 26.3 percent during the holiday
Now the bad: the surge mostly reflects how far the one-time
e-commerce pioneer has...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 1:34 PM
The end of 2013 saw a slight increase in taxable sales in Virginia, according to the latest data from the state's department of taxation.
Overall, taxable sales in Virginia — which includes categories such as retail, food, hospitals, manufacturing...
| 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
| 10:19 PM
Feb 20 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the
New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these
stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
* The frenzy to acquire fast-growing technology startups
reached new heights on...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 6:41 AM
The severe weather that has hit much of the country this winter has cost the economy nearly $50 billion in lost productivity and 76,000 jobs, according to a new survey.
Snow, ice and bitter cold will shave about 0.3 percentage point from economic...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 7:05 PM
Leah Padow knows from identity theft. She recently had five accounts at three banks compromised.
The fraud occurred in mid-November, so it was apparently unrelated to the digital break-in at Target, which began after Thanksgiving and resulted in the...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:16 PM
This year's streak of nasty weather is wreaking havoc on the economy, causing plunging worker productivity, soaring heating bills, canceled flights, damaged crops and frozen hiring.
But the bitter conditions, which last month left thousands stranded...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 9:04 AM
The Obama administration announced another delay in rolling out the Affordable Care Act, weakening the requirement to offer coverage next year for large employers and postponing it for smaller ones. Here's what it means for your mid-sized business.