| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Target Corp. is hiring an IT expert from General Motors Co. to beef up its data security following a massive breach that continues to weigh on its reputation.
Brad Maiorino will head up technology risk and information strategy, a newly created position....
| May 14, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Chcicago-based Sears Holdings Corp said on Wednesday it was looking at selling its 51 percent stake in Sears Canada Inc, a move that could trigger a deal for the entire Canadian operation, though a quick and easy sale was seen as unlikely. Sears Holdings,...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Retail heavyweights such as J.C. Penney Co., Gap Inc., Nike Inc. and Walgreen Co. are joining forces with the Retail Industry Leaders Assn. to try to protect the industry from hackers and other cybercriminals.
On Wednesday, the companies and the trade...
| May 19, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Many Target Corp. customers are ready to move past the massive data breach.
About 85% of the retail chain's shoppers do not plan to change their spending habits at Target in the next year even after a breach exposed up to 40 million payment card...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:32 AM
Sears Holdings Corp. posted a steep first-quarter loss Thursday as revenue continued its seven-year slide amid continued store closures.
The Hoffman Estates-based retailer reported a $402 million loss in the first quarter, or $3.79 per diluted share, a...
| 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...
| May 8, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Retail sales in the Chicago area rose 4.8 percent in 2013 to $110.8 billion, topping pre-recession totals, according to a report released this week by Melaniphy & Associates Inc., a Chicago-based retail and real estate consultancy.
Not since 2007, when...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:07 PM
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is advising Target customers about how to protect themselves after a theft of consumer information from 40 million debit and credit cards used at the retail chain was reported.
She says Floridians who used their...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Kevin Hurley paused recently while painting an apartment in Kansas City, Kan., to say how much his life has changed since he got a job.
Hurley, 55, was in prison for 30 years and five months. When he was released on Jan. 18, he had little hope of landing...