| Oct 28, 2014
| 7:51 PM
Amgen Inc., the Southern California biotech giant that has struggled to match the torrid growth of its pharmaceutical peers, finds itself in the crosshairs of a New York hedge fund manager, one of the new breed of activist investors, who is loudly calling...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 8:09 PM
Cyber intrusions and other data breaches put the personal records of 18.5 million Californians, nearly half the state's population, at risk in 2013, a seven-fold increase over the year before, the state attorney general reported on Tuesday.
The number of...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 9:12 AM
Canadian startup Bionym, maker of a wearable security device dubbed Nymi, is teaming up with credit card giant MasterCard Inc and Royal Bank of Canada to test whether the beat of your heart is true enough to verify payments.
The Nymi wristband, which...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 7:46 PM
Holiday promotions that debuted as early as October led to a sharp decrease in Black Friday weekend sales, as some consumers took a breather from buying, according to industry data released Sunday.
Traffic from Thanksgiving Day through Sunday fell 5.2.%...
| 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...
| 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 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 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 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 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...