| 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 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 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 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...
| 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...
| May 5, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Target's massive data breach claimed its highest-profile victim yet — Chief Executive Gregg Steinhafel — as the retailer struggles to recover the trust of shoppers and investors.
After 35 years with the brand, Steinhafel stepped down...
| May 6, 2014
| 9:14 AM
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian (both in Lanvin) were among the well-heeled and the genteel that turned out for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala benefit for the fashion exhibition "Charles James: Beyond Fashion," on Monday in New...
| May 7, 2014
| 8:24 PM
A man arrested by Texas police over his alleged involvement in the devastating data breach at retail chain Target Corp last year was in fact picked up in a "street-level arrest" unrelated to a broader federal investigation into the matter, a law...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Target Corp. is hoping its newly hired chief information officer Bob DeRodes and its plan to switch its in-house payment cards to a more secure chip-and-PIN system from MasterCard Inc. will help it avoid another massive data breach.
| 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
| 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.