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  • Dec 10- Wal-Mart Stores Inc launched its own mobile payment service Walmart Pay on Thursday, potentially dealing a sharp blow to the ambitions of a mobile wallet the company had been co-developing with a consortium of retailers. CurrentC- whose developers included Wal-Mart, Target Corp and Best Buy Co Inc among others- was likely to prove strong competition to...

  • UPDATE 1-Wal-Mart launches mobile wallet 'Walmart Pay' Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 | 12:45 PM ET

    Dec 10- Wal-Mart Stores Inc launched its own mobile payment service' Walmart Pay' on Thursday, dealing a sharp blow to the ambitions of CurrentC, a beta-stage mobile wallet the company had been co-developing with a consortium of retailers. Walmart Pay is a free service that will be available on Apple and Android devices and allow payments with any major credit,...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 10- When health insurer Humana Inc reported worse-than-expected quarterly earnings in late 2014- including a 21 percent drop in net income- it softened the blow by immediately telling investors it would make a $500 million share repurchase. It added around two cents to the company's annual earnings per share, allowing Humana to surpass its $7.50...

  • Dec 9- The Federal Trade Commission has settled a lawsuit accusing hotel group Wyndham Worldwide Corp of failing to properly safeguard customer information, in a case arising from three data breaches affecting more than 619,000 customers. Wyndham's brands include Days Inn, Howard Johnson, Ramada, Super 8 and Travelodge, as well as Wyndham.

  • The retail investment that's starting to pay off Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 | 10:50 AM ET
    Using mobile phones

    Retail apps are finally showing some signs of takeoff this holiday season, according to two separate reports.

  • Miss Cyber Monday? Check out these hot deals Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 | 10:33 AM ET
    A shopper during Black Friday at a Target store in Chicago, November 27, 2015.

    Missed Cyber Monday? Don't fret! Here are some of the best deals you can still get online that are just as good. NBCNews reports.

  • Why Amazon is king of the retail jungle Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 | 9:37 AM ET
    A UPS worker carries an Amazon box to be delivered in New York in July.

    The retail world is changing and one Seattle-based company is at the forefront of the revolution.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 8- Markit Ltd's chief executive filed a lawsuit on Tuesday, accusing unknown individuals of hacking into his computers, phone and emails to try to intimidate him and extort money. London- based Markit, in a statement, called the case "a personal, private matter". The lawsuit came amid a rash of hacking attacks on companies in the last two years, including...

  • Dec 7- Network security company Blue Coat Systems Inc is interviewing banks for an initial public offering, according to a person familiar with the matter who requested anonymity because the deliberations are confidential. Bain Capital LLC agreed to acquire Blue Coat in March from fellow private equity firm Thoma Bravo LLC in a deal that valued it at about...

  • Amazon vs. Target: These shoppers skew wealthier Thursday, 3 Dec 2015 | 10:47 AM ET
    Amazon Prime box, Amazon Prime

    Cowen and Co. determined the median age and average household income for shoppers at several major retailers.

  • The big end to week on Wall Street Thursday, 3 Dec 2015 | 7:17 AM ET

    U.S. stock futures were sharply higher, after yesterday's slide essentially wiped out Tuesday's big rally. Investors this morning are focusing on the Fed and the European Central Bank.

  • Dec 2- Target Corp has agreed to pay $39.4 million to resolve claims by banks that said they lost money because of the retailer's late 2013 data breach. Wednesday's settlement calls for Target to pay as much as $20.25 million directly to banks, and $19.11 million to fund a MasterCard Inc program related to the breach. In afternoon trading, Target shares were down 30...

  • Target in $39 mln settlement with banks over data breach Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015 | 12:19 PM ET

    Dec 2- Target Corp has reached a roughly $39 million settlement to resolve claims by banks seeking to recoup money they spent reimbursing fraudulent charges and issuing new credit and debit cards because of the retailer's late 2013 data breach. Papers outlining the preliminary settlement were filed on Wednesday with the federal court in St. Paul, Minnesota.

  • Guess what gift is topping wish lists worldwide Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015 | 10:49 AM ET
    Hoverboard

    Despite its many potential risks, this hot tech gadget, coveted by kids and adults alike, is currently selling on eBay every 12 seconds.

  • E.coli recall expands to major grocery stores Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015 | 10:08 AM ET
    A Whole Foods Market in Brooklyn, N.Y.

    The FDA's E.coli recall now includes over 150,000 items that you can find in any grocery store. NBCNews reports.

  • Celery recall expands to major grocery stores Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Celery recall expands to major grocery stores

    The FDA expands a recall for food products containing celery contaminated with E.Coli bacteria.

  • Starbucks red cups and more: Holiday blunders Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015 | 6:58 AM ET
    Starbucks Christmas coffee cup

    Some retailers have coal in their stockings in the eyes of customers.

  • Wall Street enters make-or-break final month of 2015 Tuesday, 1 Dec 2015 | 7:39 AM ET

    U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher opening on Wall Street this morning on the first day of December, after November managed to eke out a second consecutive month of gains.

  • CHICAGO, Nov 30- U.S. shoppers seeking to avoid the holiday crowds at bricks-and-mortar stores and snare deals on Cyber Monday came face-to-face with traffic jams and product sellouts, with some customers of Target Corp forced to wait in a virtual line. Sales on Cyber Monday, traditionally the busiest day of the year for Internet shopping, were up 14 percent from a...

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York City.

    U.S. stocks closed lower as investors eyed retail results and readied for key data and central bank comments later in the week.