The survey comes after the discovery of the Heartbleed bug last week and a massive data breach at Target late last year.» Read More
WASHINGTON— Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach retailer Target's computer systems last December.
NEW YORK— Target is vastly expanding the goods available to order by subscription as it fends off its biggest non-traditional retail rival, Amazon.com. Target, based in Minneapolis, is playing catch up in the subscription business, which has exploded as companies test consumer appetites for almost every niche, from socks and razors, to sex toys.
The SEC also plans examinations of more than 50 firms that will focus on cyber security-specific issues. John Reed Stark, the SEC's former chief of Internet enforcement and now a managing director with digital risk management consultancy Stroz Friedberg, said the SEC's detailed list of questions is both unusual and "forward-thinking."
April 16- Canadian grocer Metro Inc posted a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as a reorganization of its Ontario operations boosted sales and the company raised its dividend.
WASHINGTON— U.S. retail sales in March rose by the largest amount in 18 months, led by strong gains in sales of autos, furniture and a number of other products. The 1.1 percent jump reported by the Commerce Department on Monday was the best showing since September 2012. WASHINGTON— The calendar shows April 15, and you haven't even started on your federal tax return?
BOSTON, April 14- U.S. retailers are planning to form an industry group for collecting and sharing intelligence about cyber security threats in a bid to prevent future attacks in the wake of last year's big attack on Target Corp..
BOSTON, April 14- U.S. retailers are planning to form an industry group for collecting and sharing intelligence about cyber security threats in the wake of last year's big attack on Target Corp.. The National Retail Federation said on Monday it will establish an Information Sharing and Analysis Center, or ISAC, for the retail industry in June.
NEW YORK— The number of Americans who say they've had important personal information stolen online is on the rise, according to a Pew Research Center report released Monday.
The 1.1 percent jump reported by the Commerce Department on Monday was the best showing since September 2012.
NEW YORK— Wal-Mart is using its massive size to drive down the price of organic food items from tomato paste to chicken broth to make them more affordable for its low-income customers. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is unveiling nearly 100 pantry items under the Wild Oats label over the next several months, adding to the 1,600 organic food items it already carries.
After high-profile retail data breaches the industry is accelerating a shift to EMV technology, but it won't solve all the industry's problems.
Credit and debit card fraud is a multibillion-dollar problem, but putting an exact figure on the cost is not that easy.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla.— Two police officers burst through a hotel room door with guns drawn, yelling "Police! The February arrests of Pascal Reid and Michell Espinoza marked the first time any state has brought money laundering charges involving bitcoins, according to Miami- Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle.
It's probably too early to say, but major retailers will be paying close attention to the sales numbers after CVS Caremark pulls tobacco from its shelves by October. CVS Caremark Corp. is part of a booming industry. In that same stretch since early February, shares of rivals Walgreen Co. and Rite Aid Corp. have surged as well.
NEW YORK— Target is upping the game on organic and sustainable products. The products, which are being produced by such names as Chobani, Method and Seventh Generation, will range in price from $1.99 to $24.99, and will span across baby, beauty, grocery, health care and household items.
Sales have been weak, and the retailer lost nearly a billion dollars in Canada for the year. Cracking the Canadian retail market, about one-tenth the size of the United States', looks simple. But Target's difficulties expose the challenges of doing business in Canada that have bedeviled other retailers.
Paula Deen's popular Savannah restaurant, at the center of a racially charged lawsuit against her, abruptly closed on Thursday.
April 4- The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ordered that the many lawsuits that accuse Target Corp of failing to protect customers from a data breach will be consolidated in the retailer's home state Minnesota. District Judge Paul Magnuson in Minnesota.
SAVANNAH, Ga.— Paula Deen and her younger brother, Bubba, have shut off the fish fryer and locked the doors at the Savannah seafood restaurant that served as the backdrop to a workplace discrimination lawsuit that stained the celebrity cook's reputation. The Savannah Morning News reported employees collected severance checks in the parking lot Thursday.
ATLANTA, April 3- Celebrity chef Paula Deen's popular Savannah, Georgia, restaurant, which was at the center of a racially charged lawsuit against her, abruptly closed on Thursday after a decade in business. "Thank you for 10 great years," Uncle Bubba's Oyster House, owned by Deen and her brother, Bubba Hiers, told customers on its website.