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  • CHICAGO, Dec 24- U.S. consumers have not turned out in force for the final shopping days before Christmas, suggesting that traditional retailers will just meet industry sales forecasts in a season marked by deep discounts and growing encroachment from online rivals led by Amazon.com Inc.. "The past weekend will not save this holiday season," said Craig Johnson,...

  • Are shoppers really socially responsible? Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 12:26 PM ET
    At least one-third of UncommonGoods’ products are exclusive and handmade in the U.S.

    In the final hours to fulfill your holiday gift lists you might think consumers aren't focused on being socially responsible, but you'd be wrong.

  • Credit card clampdown gives shoppers a headache Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 8:26 AM ET
    A customer uses a credit card scanner at a Target store in Miami.

    Eager to prevent another Target style breach, credit card companies are canceling cards and denying purchases during this hectic shopping season.

  • US minimum wage hikes to impact Walmart Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 2:21 AM ET

    Minimum wage hikes across the US will prompt Wal-Mart Stores to adjust base salaries at 1,434 stores, impacting about a third of its U.S. locations.

  • Forget the hacking, Sony stock to rise 40%: Analyst Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 12:16 AM ET

    As Sony scrambles to recover after an unprecedented cyberattack, one analyst couldn't be more positive on the outlook for the company's stock.

  • Credit cards getting more secure: MasterCard exec. Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 1:47 PM ET
    Chris McWilton, MasterCard’s president of North America

    MasterCard's North American president says microchips will be embedded in about half the credit cards in 2015 to protect against fraud.

  • Last-minute delivery: FedEx, UPS gear up for rush Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 11:11 AM ET
    FedEx workers sort packages at a FedEx global hub.

    Delivery companies, as well as USPS, brace themselves for last-minute shipping orders as the Holiday season reaches peak. The NYT reports.

  • 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 confirms hack; up to 1.2M cards affected Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 4:13 PM ET

    Staples confirmed on Friday a data breach that may have affected up to 1.2 million cards.

  • Midday movers: Sony, IBM, Red Hat & More Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 1:10 PM ET

    Some of Friday midday movers:

  • Not done shopping? Try these last-minute strategies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 1:09 PM ET

    So you missed the holiday deadline for free standard shipping. Oops. Try these last-minute gifting strategies.

  • 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'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...

  • 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.

  • 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.