The nation's biggest banks have replaced 15 million credit and debit cards involved in the massive data theft at Target stores, according to the Consumer Bankers Association, a trade group.
The consensus of analysts following 3M is that the firm will earn about $1.1 billion on sales of about $7.7 billion.
Target Chief Financial Officer John Mulligan will appear before the committee, as will representatives of Consumers Union, the Federal Trade Commission, and the U.S. Secret Service and Department of Justice.
Thieves could buy everything needed to create fake credit cards -- a card reader, writer, printer and embosser -- for about $1,500. They could buy the devices online, or directly from manufacturers.
IntelCrawler officials say they're confident the Russian teen is the source for the computer code, given electronic evidence he has left behind. That includes online posts offering the software for sale.
At 20,000 square feet, TargetExpress will be about 15 percent of the size of a typical Target store.
Shares of Best Buy fell nearly 30 percent on Thursday after the retailer reported poor financial results from the critical holiday shopping season, despite price cuts intended to keep the company competitive with rivals such as Amazon, Walmart and Target.
RAM scrapers. Point-of-sale systems. Malicious code. Cybersecurity experts explain the tools of data thieves to take us inside the Target security breach.
Communications experts praise CEO Gregg Steinhafel's late response but some wonder why it took so long.
Traditionally, pacemakers are about the size of a pocket watch. But the new, pencil-thin devices are shorter than a AAA battery, and are designed to be implanted directly into the heart.
Target officials say hackers grabbed personal information of 70 million customers, including their names, phone numbers and email and mailing addresses. The company has not determined how many of those people are among the 40 million Target shoppers who had credit and debit cards number stolen from late November to mid-December.
State law only allows a maximum of 6 percent interest on such debt, but the firm -- Bradstreet & Associates -- would typically charge 22 percent interest, Swanson said.
With the acquisition, U.S. Bank, the nation's fifth largest bank, will substantially increase its branch network and bank deposits in the region, ending up with 180 branches, and 4 percent of bank deposits.
The bank's economists project employment in the state will grow by 1.2 percent. Meanwhile, they forecast the unemployment rate will drop a bit to 4.3 percent by the fourth quarter of this year.
Longtime Minnesota state representative and one-time speaker of the House Rod Searle has died.