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Target Settles Data Breach Lawsuit With MasterCard For $19M

Target and MasterCard say they’ve agreed to settle lawsuits over the discounter’s pre-Christmas 2013 massive data breach. Target said late Wednesday it has set aside up to $19 million pretax for MasterCard issuers who were caught in the data breach that compromised 40 million credit and debit card accounts between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, 2013.

04/15/2015

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Target Names New Head Of Food Business

Target Corp. has named a 20-year grocery and consumer product industry veteran to help revamp the retail chain’s food business. The Minneapolis-based retailer said Monday that it has hired Anne Dament to the role of senior vice president, merchandising.

04/13/2015

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Minnesota Walmart Employees Earning At Least $9 An Hour

Every Walmart employee in Minnesota is now earning at least $9 an hour. The pay raises for more than 7,700 Minnesotans went into effect last Saturday.

04/08/2015

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Report: Target Among Top Companies With CPSC-Flagged Products

Target is one of the top offenders when it comes to selling dangerous products, according to a recent report obtained by Bloomberg. The report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission found Dollar Tree to have the most violations.

04/08/2015

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Target To Shutter Last Of Canadian Stores By April 12

Target will close the last of its 133 Canadian stores by April 12, a little more than two years after the U.S. retailer crossed the border on its first international expansion.

04/02/2015

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4 Things To Know: GermanWings Crash Update, The Frozen Four & More

These are the four things you need to know about for Friday, March 27, including a case-breaking update in the French Alps plane crash, and the Gophers’ appearance in the “Frozen Four” NCAA Hockey Tournament.

03/27/2015

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Judge OKs $10 Million Settlement In Target Data Breach

Minneapolis-based Target has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a class action lawsuit after the massive 2013 data breach. While Target has agreed to pay, it still needs to be approved by a federal judge. This could happen later Thursday morning.

03/19/2015

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4 Things To Know: March Madness, Target Settlement & More

These are the four stories you need to know about for Thursday, March 19. They include a large class action settlement, and the string of games you’re going to be watching over the next few weeks.

03/19/2015

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Target Extends Return Policy To 1 Year On Company Brands, Gift Registry

Target Corp. announced Wednesday that the discount retailer is expanding its return policy from 90 days to one year for purchases of all Target-owned and exclusive brands.

03/18/2015

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Postmodern Architect Graves, Who Had Target Goods Line, Dies

Celebrated architect Michael Graves, who created whimsical postmodern structures and later became well known to the masses for designing products for people with disabilities and household goods such as whistling Alessi teakettles and stainless steel colanders for sale at Target and other stores, died Thursday. He was 80.

03/12/2015

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Postmodern Architect Graves, Who Had Target Goods Line, Dies

An architect who designed modern and whimsical postmodern structures and later household goods sold at Minneapolis-based Target stores has died in New Jersey. Michael Graves was 80 years old. Spokeswoman Michelle DiLello says Graves died of natural causes Thursday in his longtime hometown of Princeton.

03/12/2015

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Target Layoffs Raise Questions Over Tax Subsidies

This week, Target laid off 1,700 people who work at its headquarters in Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park.
Both communities have given the company millions of dollars in tax subsidies.

03/12/2015

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Small Downtown Business Braces For Impact Following Target Layoffs

The massive layoffs at Target headquarters will be felt throughout downtown Minneapolis after 1,700 people lost their jobs on Tuesday.

03/11/2015

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Grim Tuesday At Target Corp. As 1,700 Lose Their Jobs

A new round of layoffs will reportedly begin Tuesday at Target’s Minneapolis headquarters, one day after Gov. Mark Dayton met with the company’s CEO. Employees said that a couple dozen upper managers were let go on Monday.

03/10/2015

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A Short History Of Target

Target’s massive workforce reduction is the latest milestone in a company that has long and colorful history in Minnesota. The Dayton Company, which had popular department stores throughout the Twin Cities, decided to launch something new in 1961 — a discount chain.

03/10/2015

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4 Things To Know: Frat Busted, Target Layoffs, & More

These are the four stories you need to be aware of for Tuesday, March 10. They include the University of Oklahoma fraternity that was busted after being caught saying a racist chant, and Uber’s promise to boost gender parity in their driving force.

03/10/2015

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With Target Layoffs Looming, Psychologist Offers Advice

On the heels of Target’s announcement to cut thousands of workers over the next two years, Governor Mark Dayton met with Target’s top executive on Monday. Allina Psychologist Lauren Fogel said there are things employees can do when fearing a layoff.

03/09/2015

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‘Fearful’ Target Employees Receptive To Recruiters

As Minnesota’s governor meets with Target’s top executive, other companies are taking aim at its nervous employees.

03/09/2015

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Dayton Says Target CEO Affirms Commitment To Minnesota

Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s received assurances from Target Corp.’s chief executive that the company will keep a robust corporate presence in Minnesota.

03/09/2015

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Talking Points: Target’s Job Cuts & New Digital Focus

Last week, the news broke that Target Corp. plans to lay off several thousand employees at its Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park corporate headquarters.

03/08/2015

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Good Question: Who Are Minnesota’s Top Employers?

Earlier this week, the CEO of Target announced the company would cut several thousand jobs over the next two years at its Minneapolis headquarters.

Right now, Target ranks fourth when it comes to the number of employees in Minnesota, according to Twin Cities Business Magazine.

03/05/2015

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Target CEO’s Walmart Past May Shape Post-Layoff Management

Target stock closed down slightly a day after the company announced several thousand employees at its Minneapolis headquarters would be losing their jobs. It’s part of a restructuring plan that the CEO is promising will change how you shop at their stores.

03/04/2015

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Minnesota Governor Seeks Meeting With Target CEO On Layoffs

Gov. Mark Dayton is seeking a meeting “as soon as possible” with Target Corp.’s chief executive about the significant layoff affecting employees at the company’s Minnesota headquarters. Dayton told reporters Wednesday that he did not get advance warning as is customary with major jobs announcements of state-based corporations.

03/04/2015

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Target Reportedly Planning To Cut Thousands Of Jobs

Target Corp. is planning to cut several thousand jobs over the next two years to save nearly $2 billion from its budget. Target plans to make those cuts through corporate restructuring and other improvements.

03/03/2015

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New Shopping Cart Designed For Kids With Special Needs

It’s called Caroline’s Cart, and it allows parents and caregivers to maneuver one device, rather than a cart and a wheelchair.

02/26/2015

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