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  • TORONTO, Aug 28- The chief executive of infidelity website Ashley Madison's parent company Avid Life Media has left, just over a week after hackers leaked data about millions of its clients in a massive cyber assault. Avid Life said on Friday the departure of Noel Biderman was by "mutual agreement" and its existing senior management team would take over until a new...

  • TORONTO, Aug 28- Noel Biderman, the chief executive of infidelity website Ashley Madison's parent company Avid Life, has left the company, weeks after hackers launched a cyber assault that leaked sensitive data about millions of clients. The Canadian company was rocked by the release of Ashley Madison customer data on Aug. 18 by hackers who claimed to be unhappy...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 28- U.S. retailers including Toys R Us are starting to negotiate with their Chinese suppliers to take advantage of lower manufacturing costs after China devalued the yuan, with many saying they want to be ready if currencies in China and other Asian countries drop more against the dollar. Earlier this month, China devalued its tightly controlled...

  • Aug 27- Dollar General Corp, the No.2 U.S. discount retailer by store count, reported quarterly sales that fell slightly below analysts estimates and said it expects same-store sales growth for the year to be at the low-end of its forecast. Dollar General slipped from the No.1 spot after it lost a takeover battle for smaller rival Family Dollar Stores Inc to...

  • Gap to end 'on-call' shifts for workers Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 7:15 PM ET

    Aug 26- Apparel retailer Gap Inc said it would end on-call shifts at all of its stores and improve scheduling policies to provide employees with at least 10-14 days' notice. The decision follows an inquiry by New York State attorney general Eric Schneiderman's office into the legality of on-call shifts at 13 retailers, including Gap, Target Corp, JC Penney Co Inc,...

  • *Wyndham hackings caused $10.6 mln in fraudulent charges. Aug 24- A U.S. appeals court said the Federal Trade Commission has authority to regulate corporate cyber security, and may pursue a lawsuit accusing hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide Corp of failing to properly safeguard consumers' information. The FTC wants to hold Wyndham accountable for three...

  • Aug 24- Target Corp has agreed to pay $2.8 million to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charge that it used hiring tests that disproportionately screened out candidates for various professional positions based on race and gender. The EEOC on Monday said three "employment assessments," which Target no longer uses, were not sufficiently...

  • *Wyndham hackings caused $10.6 mln fraudulent charges. Aug 24- A U.S. appeals court said the Federal Trade Commission has authority to regulate corporate cybersecurity, and may pursue a lawsuit accusing hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide Corp of failing to properly safeguard consumers' information. Noting the FTC's broad authority under a 1914 law to protect...

  • MINNEAPOLIS— Target Corp. has agreed to pay $2.8 million to settle a hiring discrimination claim filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency announced Monday. Three employment assessments formerly used by the Minneapolis- based retailer disproportionately screened out applicants for professional positions based on...

  • Hot dogs out, salads in at these Target cafes Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 12:50 PM ET
    Freshii

    Starting in October the company will roll out a new cafe concept. USAToday reports.

  • NEW YORK— The Ashley Madison hack is a big reminder to all Web users: If you submit private data online, chances are it will never fully be deleted. The hackers, who stole the data about a month ago and then posted it online this week, claimed in a statement that part of the reason for the theft was Ashley Madison's fraudulent promise to fully delete users' information if...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— The data breach affecting customers of the Ashley Madison website may be salacious, embarrassing or even ruinous for those involved. All told, more than 780 data breaches were reported last year by U.S. businesses, government agencies and other organizations that had customer or employee data exposed through hacking or inadvertent leaks,...

  • How this developer's code saved 'Game of Thrones' Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 2:22 PM ET
    AppDynamics CEO Jyoti Bansal.

    As the world migrates to code, AppDynamics is more than doubling annual sales by helping companies find, attack and prevent problems.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 19- Two days after being promoted to the new position of Target Corp's Chief Operating Officer, John Mulligan's big job is clear: fix a supply chain that the company blamed for shortages of goods that are undermining sales growth. Target's larger rival, Wal-Mart Stores Inc, has struggled to tackle the problem of running out of stock at its own stores for...

  • BOSTON, Aug 19- Cybersecurity intelligence firm iSight Partners is looking to raise $100 million or more this year as it prepares for an initial public offering as early as the end of 2016, the company's chief executive told Reuters. Financial analysts expect the industry's growth rate to accelerate following a rash of high-profile cyber attacks in recent...

  • American Eagle and Target are big market movers Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 4:32 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. American Eagle Outfitters Inc., down $1.37 to $16.90. The parent of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell named Micky Pant the new CEO of its China division as it works to reverse a sales skid.

  • More robust growth ahead: Target CFO Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 2:26 PM ET
    Customers leave a Target store in Raleigh, North Carolina.

    Target posted earnings that beat analysts' expectations Wednesday, and chief financial officer John Mulligan sees more growth ahead.

  • Things are about to get more difficult for Target Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 1:34 PM ET
    A customer pushes a shopping cart while exiting a Target Corp. store in Seattle, Washington.

    Target is about to face its toughest comparisons since new CEO Brian Cornell took the helm.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 19- Target Corp forecast disappointing sales for this quarter and said it expected consumer demand to remain choppy, causing its shares to give up early gains. Chief Operating Officer John Mulligan said on a conference call with analysts that he expected sales at stores open at least a year to increase 1 percent to 2 percent this quarter, including...

  • Target CFO: Really pleased with growth Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 1:07 PM ET
    Target CFO: Really pleased with growth

    After a strong earnings beat from the retailer, Target CFO, recently appointed Chief Operating Officer John Mulligan, discusses integrating online business with stores, and the pharmacy business.