| Oct 28, 2014
| 6:50 PM
Data breaches soared last year in California as cybercriminals leaped over digital security gates to endanger the personal data of millions of consumers, California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris said.
Harris, in a report released Tuesday, highlighted the...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 8:36 AM
Celebrity Underthings: Halle Berry is launching a new lingerie collection, Scandale Paris, at select Target stores and online at Target.com on Oct. 27.
Founded in 1932, Scandale was rediscovered by Berry, who partnered with Lingerie manufacturer Erik...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is launching expanded healthcare sign-ups at many of its stores, including hundreds of locations in California.
The retail giant said Monday that it has partnered with DirectHealth.com, an insurance agency and online comparison...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 9:51 AM
In what could be the latest data breach to strike U.S. retailers, Staples Inc. said it is investigating “a potential issue involving credit card data.”
The office supply chain, based in Framingham, Mass., said Tuesday it has contacted law...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 2:22 PM
Hackers gained access to social security numbers and other sensitive information from up to around 850,000 Oregon job-seekers in a massive breach that began some time before Oct. 6, the state's employment department said on Tuesday.
The security flaw...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 10:27 AM
Ice cream and fast-food restaurant chain Dairy Queen has confirmed a security breach that may have compromised the payment card information of customers at several hundred locations across 46 states.
Computers at Dairy Queen locations, and one Orange...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 11:13 AM
Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is cutting healthcare benefits for roughly 30,000 part-time employees, citing rising costs.
Wal-Mart said Tuesday that it will end coverage for employees who work fewer than 30 hours a week. The decision affects 2% of...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Jimmy John's said it has learned of a data breach involving credit and debit card data at 216 of its locations, including four in Chicago and more than a dozen in the suburbs.
The Champaign-based sandwich chain said it learned of the breach July 30...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Sandwich restaurant chain Jimmy John's said there was a potential security breach involving customers' credit and debit card data at 216 of its stores and franchised locations on July 30.
An intruder stole log-in credentials from the company's vendor and...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:12 AM
Happy Freebie Friday!
It's time for my fabulous freebie free-for-all! This week's list features $25 off at Best Buy, a free Rotisserie Chicken Burger at Boston Market (again), a free Slurpee at 7-Eleven (again) as the chain continues to give away sweet...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 12:37 PM
Smart & Final Stores Inc., the warehouse-style grocery chain with a deep history in Los Angeles, raised about $161 million Wednesday through the public sale of nearly 13.5 million shares.
Shares of the Commerce company climbed as high as $13.42, up from...