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Target: 40M Accounts May Be Involved In Breach

Target says about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a data breach. The chain said Thursday that the accounts may have been impacted between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15.

12/19/2013

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Answers To Questions About The Target Data Breach

With less than a week until Christmas, a real-life Grinch has stolen the credit and debit card information of about 40 million Target shoppers. Target says anyone who made purchases by swiping cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 may have had their accounts exposed.

12/19/2013

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12-19-13 Target Security Breach On The Morning News With Dave Lee

What should you do know? Security Expert Bruce Schneirer talked with Dave Lee.

12/19/2013

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Which Is Better — Pushing Credit Or Debit?

We know you’re looking for the easiest and smartest ways to shop as we get closer to Christmas. This week we are getting to the bottom of some of your holiday shopping questions. For Tuesday, we decided to take a look at that card you’re swiping. Is it better to press “debit” or “credit”?

12/03/2013

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Good Question: Reply All: Ambassadors, Lottery Tickets & ‘Oh Boy!’

Caroline Kennedy was sworn in as the ambassador to Japan on Tuesday. So, that had Wendy from Eagan wondering: What does being an ambassador entail? According to the U.S. State Department, a U.S. ambassador is the president’s highest-ranking representative to another country. That person’s main role is to coordinate the Foreign Service office and the staff that serves under him or her. An ambassador is nominated by the president, but must be approved by the Senate. Some ambassadors are long-time diplomats, and others have been political friends or allies. In this case, Caroline Kennedy is a well-known person from prominent political family who will fill a high-profile ambassadorship.

11/22/2013

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Credit Rewards: Are Points, Miles Or Cash Back Best?

Is it better to use points, cash back, or miles? When it comes to credit cards, all rewards are not created equal. With so many options out there, we wanted to know what’s the best deal. As sifting through her stuff, Jamie Tauer admitted to making what experts consider one of the biggest credit card mistakes of all.

11/18/2013

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Target To Sell Credit Card Business To TD Bank

Target Corp. says it has reached a deal to sell its entire consumer credit card business to TD Bank Group.

10/23/2012

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Police: $100K Skimming Scheme At Rosedale Food Court

Roseville Police are seeking the public’s help in locating victims of a Rosedale Center food court restaurant credit and debit card skimming scheme.

06/28/2012

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New Minneapolis Parking Meters To Be Done By October

The days of using quarters to plug the parking meter are coming to an end in the Twin Cities.

06/12/2012

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Good Question: Why Do We Sign When We Charge?

We use plastic so often, retailers are trying to speed up the process of swiping, approving and signing. So why is it that sometimes you have to sign and other times you don’t?

02/14/2012

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Target Suspends Effort To Sell Card Portfolio

Target Corp. says it is temporarily suspending its efforts to sell the portfolio that handles the balances credit cardholders owe the company, but plans to resume the talks later this year.

01/18/2012

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Minneapolis Cabbies Will Now Have To Accept Credit Cards

You hail a taxi in Minneapolis and the cabbie won’t take a credit card. That won’t happen in the future following action by the Minneapolis City Council.

01/13/2012

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Hennepin County To No Longer Accept Visa Payments

Visa card users will have to figure out a different way to pay for services in Hennepin County, as the county will no longer be taking their plastic.

01/10/2012

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Charges: Woman Stole College Students’ Credit Cards

A woman has been charged with stealing credit cards from Bethel College students and then using them to buy gift cards at various Twin Cities stores.

10/07/2011

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The Good Life For Less: Give College Students A Little Credit

Back to school time is upon us. We usually think of little ones heading off to class, but there are lots of college kids who will be heading off to dorms and starting their lives as adults.

08/17/2011

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