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Target Offers 10 Percent Discount As An Apology For That Massive Security Breach

Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel issued an apology on the company’s website Friday to the approximately 40 million customers affected by one of the largest credit-card breaches ever to hit a U.S. retailer.<p>To make up for the problem, which Steinhafel said has been "eliminated," Target is offering …

Associated Press News

Associated Press News

13 States Will Raise Their Minimum Wage For The New Year

WASHINGTON -- Minimum wage workers in a handful of states will be ringing in the new year with an automatic pay raise.<p>As Congress considers legislation that would boost the federal minimum wage, at least 13 states will be raising the wage floor on their own next week. They're led once again by …

Customers Sue Target Over Credit Card Breach

At least 11 customers have filed lawsuits against Target over a security breach that exposed the credit card information of 40 million customers.<p>The BBC reports:<p>"The lawsuits, each seeking class-action status, have been filed in US courts in the past several days."Meanwhile, major US banks have …

Eating nuts during pregnancy is safe, new research suggests

Advice to pregnant women to avoid eating nuts may have been not only misleading but at odds with the potential benefits for offspring of doing so, according to research that has found children could be less likely to develop nut allergies if their mothers eat nuts during pregnancy.<p>The study of more …

Man sentenced to one year in prison for parody video

Shezanne Cassim was sentenced to one year in prison in Abu Dhabi for posting a parody video to YouTube while in the UAE. VPC

Pregnant woman kept alive against family's wishes in Texas

Health news<p>The last time Erick Munoz saw his pregnant wife conscious, she had gotten up before 2 a.m. to give their son a bottle.<p>When Marlise didn’t return to bed and with the boy still crying, Erick went in search of her. He found her unresponsive on the kitchen floor, her face blue from lack of …

Families without power trying to make the best of a ‘dark Christmas’

For Shawn Lin, his family and 176 others, Christmas Eve was spent at the Agincourt warming centre in Scarborough.<p>Twelve warming centres have opened across Toronto to accommodate those still without power after the ice storm.<p>As of Wednesday morning, about 70,000 Toronto Hydro customers were still …