| 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...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:11 PM
Safeway Inc. shares have climbed for two straight days on speculation of a buyout offer just weeks after the grocery giant deflected another potential takeover.
Buyout rumors erupted this week on reports that private equity firm Cerberus Capital...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Jonna Mendez was a globe-trotting spy for nearly three decades, briefing the president, slipping across borders armed with false identities, using cameras so tiny they fit into a lipstick tube or a blazer button.
As the CIA's chief of disguise, she...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As the hardiest of shoppers prepare for the annual Black Friday consumption frenzy, many are convinced it's their one shot at a great deal.
But "that's not even close to the truth," said Matthew Ong, senior retail analyst at online personal finance...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 12:49 PM
WASHINGTON -- After a spate of large-scale cyberattacks on large retailers, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. urged Congress to adopt a national standard for notifying consumers of a security breach.
Holder said creating such a law would bolster the Justice...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 6:42 PM
I'm on board with the city's new plastic bag ban, but saving the environment isn't as easy or as tidy as I imagined.
Six weeks in and I'm still trying to navigate the lifestyle changes that going bagless requires.
I'm hauling around a half-dozen...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 6:14 PM
SACRAMENTO — Personal information collected from credit card shoppers would be better protected by upgrading the country's entire payment system to technology that has dramatically reduced fraud in Europe.
That was the consensus of a group of...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Safeway Inc. said Wednesday it is in talks about potentially selling itself, finally addressing buyout rumors that began last year after the grocery giant deflected a takeover bid.
The Pleasanton, Calif., company, which operates the Vons and Pavilions...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:36 PM
Target Corp. said cybercrooks gained access to "strongly encrypted" personal identification numbers when they hacked their way into its systems and collected data on about 40 million customer credit and debit card accounts during the holiday season.
| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Days after being warned of a security weakness in its popular app, Snapchat became the target of a widespread cyberattack that affected millions of users, a black eye for a local start-up with sky-high hopes of becoming the next social media juggernaut....
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Target this year will be testing a new layout for the electronics section of its stores at more than a dozen locations across the U.S. in hopes that the redesign will boost its sales of tech products.
Currently, the electronics sections at Target stores...