The chief information officer at retail giant Target has resigned following a massive holiday-season data breach, which affected millions of customers.
The new year ushered in Colorado’s first day of legal retail sales of pot. Ricardo Baca, the first ever marijuana editor at the Denver Post, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the details of the law, how its measures are — or are not — being enforced and what it means for the culture at large. Continue reading
Retail giant Target announced that some 40 million credit and debit accounts were compromised when shoppers swiped their cards in stores from late November to mid-December. Steve Surdu of Mandiant joins Gwen Ifill to discuss how hackers may have committed the data theft and how companies attempt to protect customers. Continue reading
For brick-and-mortar retailers, the holiday shopping season got off to a slow start. With fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, stores are in fierce competition to capture consumer spending. Jeffrey Brown talks to industry veteran Gerald Storch about shifts in the shopping landscape and potential for consumer savings. Continue reading
In a bifurcated retail economy, high- and low-end retailers are doing well, while the middle is being squeezed. What types of items are pushing sales at the ends of the hourglass? We’ve compiled an assortment of products from luxury brands and from top-selling categories that are helping drive growth at dollar stores. Continue reading
Economists sifted through a new pile of data Thursday on the state of the U.S. recovery, with some glimmers of hope in manufacturing and retail sales. Ray Suarez reports on the state of the U.S. recovery and the Obama administration’s lowered expectations for what’s to come. Continue reading