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  • Recalls this week: Bean bag chairs, toy monkeys Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 5:38 PM ET

    DETAILS: Bean bag chairs sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Kroger, Meijer and other retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon, Bean Bag Company, Groupon, Kohls, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart, Wayfair and other online retailers. They were sold between January 2010 and October 2013 for up to $40. FOR MORE: Contact Comfort Research at 844-578-8933 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET...

  • Risk modelers look to clarify cyber risk costs Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 4:58 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec 19- Even as the Sony Corp cyber attack laid bare the kinds of vulnerabilities that typically drive companies to buy insurance policies, the lack of a risk model for insurers means such protection is not always easy to get. While high-profile attacks at retailers such as Target Corp and Home Depot Inc this year have spooked consumers, the devastating...

  • Staples: Customer data exposed in security breach Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore.— Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year. The Framingham, Massachusetts- based company is offering free identity protection services— including credit monitoring, identity theft insurance a free credit report— to customers who might be at risk.

  • Consumers can sue Target Corp over data breach -judge Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 10:10 AM ET

    Dec 19- A U.S. judge has cleared the way for consumers to sue Target Corp over the retailer's late 2013 data breach that they say compromised their personal financial information. District Judge Paul Magnuson in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Thursday dismissed claims by plaintiffs in certain states but largely denied Target's request to toss the proposed class action...

  • Sony hack adds to security pressure on companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:14 AM ET

    The Sony attack, which U.S. officials blamed on North Korea, was unusual because it included threats of violence if the Hollywood studio released its movie "The Interview," a comedy that depicts the assassination of the North's leader. He said his company has received a growing number of requests from financial institutions and other businesses alarmed by...

  • Companies' data security in question after Sony hack Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    The hack, which a U.S. official has said investigators believe is linked to North Korea, culminated in the cancellation of a Sony film and ultimately could cost the movie studio hundreds of millions of dollars. "The Sony breach is a real wake-up call even after the year of mega-breaches we've seen," says Lee Weiner, Boston security firm Rapid7's senior vice...

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 8:08 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose $2.23 or 1.6 percent, to $141.56. Target rose $1.07 or 1.5 percent, to $74.64. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose $1.71 or 2.0 percent, to $85.94.

  • Sony's capitulation could mean that more businesses will be targeted for cyberwarfare and extortion, they said. The crisis at Sony Corp's movie studio is prompting executives to think more broadly and to use data encryption software for internal data. Sony on Wednesday dropped the comedy that features the assassination of North Korea's leader after...

  • Sony hacking fallout puts all companies on alert Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    The hack, which a U.S. official has said investigators believe is linked to North Korea, culminated in the cancellation of a Sony film and ultimately could cost the movie studio hundreds of millions of dollars. "The Sony breach is a real wake-up call even after the year of mega-breaches we've seen," says Lee Weiner, Boston security firm Rapid7's senior vice...

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose $1.86 or 1.3 percent, to $141.19. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose $1.25 or 1.5 percent, to $85.48.

  • Christmas countdown: Here's what shoppers want Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 12:59 PM ET
    Holiday shoppers are spending more on experiences, like painting classes, this season.

    With an abundance of sales happening early on this holiday season, some retailers may fare better than others.

  • Watch out for these big changes to your credit cards Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    Time to reassess your plastic. 2015 could trigger big credit card shakeups amid rising interest rates, new card technology and benefits.

  • Saks luxury only part of our growth plan: New CEO Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 7:27 AM ET
    Dan Storch, CEO of Storch Advisors.

    There are three dominant themes in retail, and Hudson's Bay is well-positioned to capitalize on them all, newly named CEO Gerald Storch says.

  • Oh, Barbie. It's just not your year, sweetie Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Hollywood Premiere Barbie Doll

    Here's who's hot and who's not this holiday season. Sorry, Barbie, it's just not your year, sweetie.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose $2.02 or 1.5 percent, to $139.33. Target rose $1.29 or 1.8 percent, to $73.57. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose $1.27 or 1.5 percent, to $84.23.

  • Dec 17- Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Co named Toys R Us Inc's former chief executive Gerald Storch as its new CEO, as the owner of Lord& Taylor and Saks chains looks to expand its online presence. Hudson's Bay's total online sales touched C $228 million in the third quarter, accounting for about 12 percent of the company's retail sales.

  • Obama's approval rate ticks up; US mood grim: Poll Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    The number of Americans who say the country is on the right track ticked up, but the dominant mood country remains negative, a new NBC/WSJ poll shows.

  • Better act fast: Deadlines loom for online orders Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    To receive your online orders in time for Christmas, most retailers' standard delivery order deadlines are Friday.

  • Data breach still haunts, could cost Target  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 4:37 PM ET

    According to a November SEC filing, Target says is currently facing more than 100 civil lawsuits related to its breach in 2013, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan. Lead attorney Charles "Bucky" Zimmerman, Zimmerman Reed partner, makes the case for the banks.

  • An unforgeable passport? Dutch say they've made it Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 4:05 PM ET
    International travelers wait to have their passports checked at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago.

    A new method uses quantum physics to make ID cards, passports or any other document impossible to forge, researchers say.