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Target admits hackers stole personal information of up to 70 million people

Hackers stole personal information with details of up to 70 million people – a third of American adults – including phone numbers, email and home addresses, the US retail chain Target admitted on Friday. The management said that the extent of a 19-day pre-Christmas breakin to its computer systems was…

Target offers 10 percent weekend discount after credit card security breach

US retailer Target is making up for a major IT security breach by offering its customers in the United States on Saturday and Sunday a ten-percent discount on any single purchase. Some 40 million customers may have had information from their credit and debit cards compromised by hackers who broke…

Holiday job market off to strongest start in 14 years

Holiday hiring picks up, could lead to full-time jobs (via The Christian Science Monitor) Shopper Roxanna Garcia, center, waits in line to pay for her over a $1,000.00 gifts at the Target store in Burbank, Calif. Holiday hiring is expected to be at its highest in 14 years this season.…

Michigan man shoots self in groin while target practicing

A Michigan man is recovering in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after he shot himself in the groin over the weekend. The Argus-Press first reported that a pistol tucked into the waistband of a 75-year-old Owosso man discharged, causing a bullet to be fired into his genitals. Shiawassee County…

First Lady tells Letterman about almost getting busted on ‘covert’ Target run

On Monday night’s The Late Show with David Letterman, First Lady Michelle Obama talked about Bo, the Portuguese Water Dog, her work with the group Joining Forces, and about one of the hazards of being one of the most recognizable people on the planet, the fact that she can’t ever…

Colbert: Target knows what you’re doing in bed

On Wednesday night’s The Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert (wearing the traditional “Ash Wednesday” cross on his forehead) devoted his nightly “The Word” segment to retailers and their increasing reliance on the science of “predictive analytics.” A recent New York Times article discussed how Target and other retailers are gathering…

World ‘heading for 3.5 C warming’: study

Current pledges for curbing carbon emissions will doom the world to global warming of 3.5 C, massively overshooting the UN target of 2 C, researchers reported at the climate talks here on Tuesday. Output of heat-trapping carbon gases is rising so fast that governments have only four years left to avert a massive extra bill for…

November retail sales reports show mixed results

(Reuters) – Major U.S. retailers showed a big rift between winners and losers in November, as a strong turnout on “Black Friday,” the busiest shopping day of the year, encouraged some, while others did not experience the swell of buying they had hoped for. Early sales and deep discounts gave…

Hannity on FLOTUS’ Target shopping: ‘We’re being manipulated’

Leave it to Sean Hannity to find something controversial about Michelle Obama shopping at Target. On Friday evening’s edition of Hannity, the Fox commentator took umbrage over the First Lady shopping at the renowned retail store. Clearly upset at seeing photographs of her at such a location, Hannity deemed that…

Auto makers defy crisis at IAA motor show

Clouds may be gathering over the global economy, but auto makers are revving up to try and dispel any gloom with nearly 90 new models at the world’s biggest motor show, the IAA. With more than 1,000 exhibitors from 32 countries crowding into 235,000 square metres (23 hectares) of the…

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