| Dec 19, 2013
| 12:53 PM
The massive theft of payment card data from Target Corp. stores has renewed warnings that consumers are better protected from fraud by using credit cards instead of debit.
The advice was issued against a backdrop of banks and card companies rushing to...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:29 PM
Neiman Marcus Group offered more details Thursday about the data breach it disclosed late last week, saying that although credit and debit card information was stolen, customers’ social security numbers and birth dates were not.
And because the...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:01 AM
It’s only August, but retailers such as Wal-Mart and Toys R Us are already getting a jump on what is expected to be a difficult holiday season.
On Wednesday, discount giant Wal-Mart said it would bring back its layaway program this year after last...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 7:04 AM
Target said Thursday that data on 40 million of its customers’ credit and debit card accounts may have been breached by cyber-crooks during the busy holiday season.
The Minneapolis retailer said the unauthorized access – which occurred...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Target Corp. on Friday said that last month's data breach affected up to 110 million customers and that the data theft was broader than originally thought.
The Minneapolis-based retailer said that as as many as 70 million customers' information, which...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 10:39 AM
Target Corp. said the cyber-crooks who hacked their way to approximately 40 million customer credit and debit card accounts during the holiday season accessed “strongly encrypted” PIN information.
Still, the retailer said Friday that it...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 5:31 AM
Authorities investigating the massive holiday-season hack into Target Corp.'s systems arrested two Mexicans trying to enter the U.S. in McAllen, Texas, with scores of fraudulent credit cards.
The arrests of Daniel Dominguez Guardiola and Mary Carmen...
| 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...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When retailers opened on Thanksgiving last year, workers protested outside stores and holiday purists grumbled online — a distracting sideshow in what ultimately proved to be a less-than-robust sales season.
Still, 35 million Americans showed up...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 8:00 PM
It's a retailer's worst nightmare: trampling, shoplifting and fighting on the busiest shopping day of the year.
With several high-profile Black Friday incidents in recent years, merchants and shopping centers are on high alert. Security has been...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:26 PM
Overnight delivery is no longer good enough.
As online shopping has exploded in popularity, one of the few remaining barriers for the industry is the lag time between when a customer orders an item and when it's delivered, typically days later.