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  • Recalls this week: vacuum cleaners, bicycles Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 1:55 PM ET

    Vacuum cleaners that pose an electric shock risk to users are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include Trek bicycles with a defect that has caused several injuries. They were sold at Bed Bath& Beyond, Best Buy, Kohl's, Lowes, Target and other stores nationwide, online at www.sharkclean.com and through television infomercials from August...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 24- Former National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander has asked the U.S. intelligence agency to review patent filings by his company to make sure that they do not reveal any secrets or misappropriate any government work. Alexander told Reuters he took the step to head off additional controversy about IronNet Cybersecurity, a...

  • Banks seek to block Target's deal with MasterCard Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 7:48 PM ET
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    A group of small banks and credit unions suing Target over its data breach in 2013 are moving to block the retailer's settlement with MasterCard.

  • April 22- A group of small banks and credit unions suing Target Corp over its massive data breach in 2013 are moving to block the retailer's proposed $19 million settlement with MasterCard Inc, calling it a "sweetheart deal" aimed at undercutting their own claims for losses. "The agreement between Target and MasterCard is nothing more than an attempt by Target to...

  • Feeling safe? Try attending Internet security conference Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 2:23 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— A conference of Internet security experts is not for the faint of heart. This despite repeated vows from CEOs and government officials to tighten security after high-profile breaches at Sony Pictures, health insurer Anthem and retailers Target and Home Depot. Here are some highlights from this year's RSA conference, named for its chief sponsor,...

  • These retailers pay the highest rents Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 2:02 PM ET
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    Cowen & Co. broke down which retailers pay the most rent per square foot, as well as which rake in the most sales per square foot.

  • House passes bill designed to thwart cyberattacks Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 12:47 PM ET

    In a statement, the White House praised the bill that passed Wednesday while also expressing concerns, arguing that the liability protections in some cases went too far and could ultimately reduce the incentive for companies to report breaches. The White House also called for language ensuring that data is not shared by businesses to thwart competition.

  • NEW YORK— A Massachusetts company is recalling 143,000 upright vacuum cleaners because of the risk of electric shock. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Euro-Pro Operating LLC is recalling four models of its Shark brand Rotator Powered Lift-Airway vacuum cleaner. Some of the products were sold directly to consumers and others were sold at stores...

  • TORONTO, April 21- BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday it is launching a new certificate service that will help bring the security level it offers on smartphones to a slew of devices from cars to smart meters. The initiative is being dubbed BlackBerry Center for High Assurance Computing Excellence. U.S. retailer Target Corp is still recovering from a major breach in...

  • Start-up aiming to disrupt shipping raises $50M Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 11:13 AM ET
    A Shyp package being prepared for shipment.

    Shyp is the latest start-up aiming to upend an existing, and hugely profitable, business, in this case the $300 billion shipping industry.

  • NEW YORK— Target shoppers found out this weekend that when stores make deals to carry merchandise from high-end designers for a limited time, it can be, well, really limiting. The discounter partnered with the Lilly Pulitzer brand to carry a collection of 250 pieces for a fraction of the price of the Palm Beach designer's original merchandise.

  • Target's designer mania now on eBay—at a premium Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 1:14 PM ET
    Lilly Pulitzer for Target’s Nosie Posey maxi dress, on eBay, left; Lilly Pulitzer’s Marlisa strapless maxi dress, on LillyPulitzer.com, on right.

    Many consumers snatched up as much Lilly Pulitzer for Target as possible, with the intention of marking it up on eBay.

  • Analyst calls Target's Lilly promotion 'crazy'   Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 12:45 PM ET
    Analyst calls Target's Lilly promotion 'crazy'

    In Monday's "calls of the day," the traders play Target.

  • Target's weekend social buzz   Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 11:41 AM ET
    Target's weekend social buzz

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports Target's Lilly Pullitzer launch ranks among its most successful. Many of the stores sold completely out of merchandise.

  • *Raytheon to pay about $1.6 bln, including debt. April 20- U.S. arms maker Raytheon Co is buying network security provider Websense Inc from private equity firm Vista Equity Partners LLC in a $1.9 billion deal, the latest in the fast-growing cybersecurity market. "We're seeing an exponential increase in the number of attacks by ultra-sophisticated attackers,"...

  • NEW YORK— Raytheon is buying cybersecurity company Websense from private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for about $1.9 billion in a move aimed at making defense-grade cyber protection available to commercial companies. The combined company will include Raytheon's cyber products operations and along with Vista's Websense operations.

  • Meltdown marks launch of Lilly Pulitzer at Target Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 9:07 AM ET
    Signage for Lilly Pulitzer For Target Pop-up Shop Activation at Bryant Park Grill on April 16, 2015 in New York City.

    The launch of Target's Lilly Pulitzer left some consumers standing in line for hours only to find empty shelves.

  • Too much love for Lilly at Target   Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 8:02 AM ET
    Signage for Lilly Pulitzer For Target Pop-up Shop Activation at Bryant Park Grill on April 16, 2015 in New York City.

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports much of the Lilly for Target collection sold out within hours of going on sale in store and online.

  • Target's Lilly Pulitzer clothing line sells out   Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 6:30 AM ET
    Target's Lilly Pulitzer clothing line sells out

    CNBC's Kate Rogers reports on the blow-out sale at Target this weekend.

  • Pulling double duty as celebrity, businessperson Saturday, 18 Apr 2015 | 11:11 AM ET
    Dr. Dre with Beats by Dr. Dre headphones

    Here are celebs who have defied the odds and parlayed their fame into fortune in the business world. Many are building popular brands.