| Nov 25, 2014
| 11:59 AM
The only complaint about our commercial habits that has become more frequent than the one about Christmas decorations appearing in stores before Thanksgiving is the one about stores now opening on Thanksgiving.
Most people are well aware of the...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 7:44 PM
Sony Pictures Entertainment suffered a widespread hack that rendered the film studio's computer systems useless, in a twist right out of a cybersecurity thriller movie.
Employees of the Culver City-based studio who tried to log on to their work...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Television viewers will see something next month that hasn't been on the air since "I Love Lucy" was in its first run — a new commercial for Smith Bros. cough drops.
Revived last year, the venerable Chicago-based brand is launching a $3 million...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 11:20 AM
MINNEAPOLIS Target Corp. is building some momentum going into the holiday season.
The Minneapolis-based retailer said Wednesday that third-quarter profit rose 3.1 percent, beating analysts' expectations as its sales in U.S. stores grew faster than Wal-...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 7:54 PM
HMO giant Kaiser Permanente entered the growing retail clinic business for the first time by joining forces with Target Corp. on four in-store locations in Southern California.
Three Kaiser clinics inside Target stores opened Monday in Fontana, San...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 5:20 AM
MINNEAPOLIS Target Corp. botched its first impression in Canada so badly that some shoppers inverted its motto to "Expect less, pay more."
But with a turnaround plan underway, the Minneapolis-based retailer is hoping for redemption this holiday season....
| Nov 17, 2014
| 11:05 AM
MINNEAPOLIS Target is testing a new model for its in-store health clinics in a partnership with Kaiser Permanente, a prominent health care provider.
The Minneapolis-based retailer will offer a wider array of medical services including primary and...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 7:18 PM
The nation's top consumer financial watchdog is taking aim at the booming but lightly regulated prepaid card industry with new rules to protect customers from the vagaries of bank-like operations.
The proposal to be released Thursday by the Consumer...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Home Depot Inc, the world's largest home improvement chain, said hackers stole about 53 million email addresses in addition to customer data for 56 million payment cards previously disclosed by the retailer.
The company, which confirmed the breach in...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The turkey-and-gravy window is getting smaller again.
Retailers are stumbling over one another to announce ever-earlier opening times on Thanksgiving as they race to woo Black Friday shoppers with deep discounts during hours usually reserved for...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 8:29 AM
For teens whose toes rarely dip into anything but Uggs or Toms, Target introduces an easy pleaser for a tough customer this Christmas.
The Toms for Target collection, launching Nov. 16 at all Target stores in the U.S. and Canada and at target.com, makes...