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Bad News for Guy Who Tried to Bomb Target

Mark Charles Barnett gets 40 years in prison

(Newser) - A Florida man who plotted to blow up Target stores along the East Coast has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison, the AP reports. Authorities say Mark Charles Barnett of Ocala thought the explosions would cause the company's stock to plunge, allowing him to cheaply acquire shares.... More »

He Made 10 Bombs, Picked Wrong Person to Deliver Them

Mark Barnett handed 40 years in plot to hit Target stores

(Newser) - A Florida man was handed a 40-year sentence after plotting to bomb 10 Target stores along the Eastern seaboard in a twisted investment scheme . Mark Charles Barnett expected Target's stock to fall in the aftermath of the planned bombing, which would allow him to buy shares cheaply in advance... More »

'Baby Daddy' Father's Day Card Does Not Go Over Well

American Greetings apologizes

(Newser) - It's for occasions like this that American Greetings sells "I'm sorry" cards: The greeting card maker is apologizing after customers took issue with one of its Father's Day cards. The front shows the phrase "Baby Daddy" over an image of a black couple kissing, which... More »

Lawyer Says Target Workers Made Falsely Accused Woman Expose Herself

Black woman says she was falsely accused of stealing

(Newser) - A lawyer for a black Detroit-area woman says Target employees falsely accused her of stealing a bikini and forced her to expose parts of her body, the AP reports. Attorney Jasmine Rand said Monday 20-year-old Ashanae Davis was shopping at a Target May 22 in Southfield. A security worker grabbed... More »

Target Gets More, Better Applicants, Raises Pay Again

It saw a bigger, better pool of candidates after raising pay to $11 per hour, now will go to $12

(Newser) - Target is raising its minimum starting pay for workers for the second time in less than a year after seeing a bigger and better pool of candidates, the AP reports. The Minneapolis retailer, which hiked starting pay to $11 an hour last fall, said all workers this spring will receive... More »

Well, the CD Had a Good Run While It Lasted

Best Buy, Target may hasten demise of 3-decade-old music format

(Newser) - Bad news for the future of CDs (and, let's face it, probably the future of CD wallets, too). Billboard reports two major CD retailers—Best Buy and Target—are reconsidering their relationship with the three-decade-old music format. Sources say Best Buy—which has gone from the "most powerful"... More »

This Game Is Known to Offend. It May Have Gone Too Far

Target pulling Cards Against Humanity's 'Chosen People Pack' off shelves for anti-Semitic content

(Newser) - First Target had a problem with fidget spinners . Now it's taking heat for another item in its toy department, apologizing for a game that's designed to be offensive but looks to have crossed the line. TMZ reports the retailer is pulling an expansion pack for the popular game... More »

Target Won't Take 'Not Safe' Fidget Spinners Off Shelves

US PIRG report says the toys have high lead levels; Target says they're not kids' products

(Newser) - A maker of one of the hottest products of the year has just found itself in a bucket of hot water. According to a consumer advocacy group, two fidget spinners supplied to Target by Iowa-based Bulls-i-Toy contain lead at up to 330 times the federal legal limit for toys. Inspired... More »

Black Friday Sales to Watch Out For

Including $99 laptops and a $190 PS4

(Newser) - Retailers including Sears, Kmart, and Target are kicking off holiday sales early this year as a report finds more shoppers plan to spread out their purchases, reports USA Today . Then there are those hoping to draw the Black Friday crowds. Though Nov. 24 is still weeks away, these retailers are... More »

Target Shaking Up Black Friday Shopping

No more 24-hour Black Friday shopping

(Newser) - Target is offering shoppers a breather after holiday shopping on Thanksgiving, the AP reports. The Minneapolis-based discounter says it will open at 6pm on Thanksgiving and then close at midnight local time. Its stores will then reopen at 6am local time on Friday until 10pm, 11pm, or midnight local time.... More »

Nationwide Veggie Recall Now Includes Target, Walmart

Listeria was detected in sample from Calif. supplier

(Newser) - Salad mixes and other "minimally processed" vegetable products from a California supplier have been recalled at outlets across the US out of what Mann Packing says is an "abundance of caution." The supplier voluntarily recalled the products, which have "best if used by" dates of Oct.... More »

Target Has Stores in 49 States. It's About to Snag No. 50

Vermont is jumping on the bandwagon

(Newser) - Imagine living in a state without a Target. It's not some hypothetical apocalyptic future; it's reality for the residents of Vermont, which has never had the iconic retailer inside its borders—but that's about to change. Since its founding in 1962, Target has built stores in all... More »

Target Raising Minimum Wage to $11 an Hour

Pledges to hit $15 per hour by 2020

(Newser) - Starting next month, Target will be raising its minimum wage from $10 to $11 per hour; eventually, all US stores will have an $11 minimum wage. In announcing the move Monday, Target also committed to raising its minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020, CNBC reports. CNBC notes that... More »

Target Plans Big Bump in Hiring for Holidays

Chain will hire 100K, up from 70K last holiday season

(Newser) - Target is increasing the number of people it hires to work during the holidays by 40%, to 100,000. The Minneapolis retailer said Wednesday that the seasonal hires, up 30,000 from 70,000 people it hired last year, will stock shelves at its more than 1,800 stores or... More »

Target Rolling Out $5 Wine

Chain's California Roots will be available next week

(Newser) - It's not quite as cheap as Two Buck Chuck at Trader Joe's, but Target is rolling out some cheap wine of its own. Starting Sept. 3, the chain will be selling $5 bottles of a brand it calls California Roots, reports the Orange County Register . Customers will choose... More »

Target Recalls Easter Toys That Could Expand in Kids' Stomachs

CPSC issues pullback of 560K 'Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs'

(Newser) - No injuries have been reported yet, but some parents will have to alter their gift-giving plans after Target pulled back more than half a million Easter toys it says could be hazardous and even life-threatening for kids, NBC News reports. A Consumer Product Safety Commission "Fast Track" recall was... More »

iPhone Thief Gets Creative Inside a Target Store

Cops: She dressed as employee, stole $40K worth of iPhones

(Newser) - She wasn't a Target employee, but a woman who sure seemed like one allegedly made off with around $40,000 worth of iPhones from a Virginia store. NBC Washington reports Fairfax County cops are looking for the retail impostor, who they say donned attire resembling a worker's getup,... More »

Target's Boston Pride Shirts Are Pretty Messed Up

They're now getting pulled

(Newser) - If a company plans to help customers showcase their "local pride," said company should probably have some basic local knowledge. That might not have been the case with Target, whose series of flawed, Boston-themed T-shirts came under attack this week. A Twitter user was among the first to... More »

Cops: Florida Man Had Bizarre Plan to Tank Target Stock

Mark Charles Barnett allegedly planned East Coast bombing campaign

(Newser) - A Florida man is in custody charged with plotting a bombing campaign as part of a bizarre investment strategy. Investigators say Mark Charles Barnett, 48, planned to put at least 10 bombs disguised as food items on the shelves of Target stores along the East Coast, NBC News reports. Court... More »

Target Pulls Clown Masks Amid National Craze

You'll have to shop elsewhere if you want to be a clown this Halloween

(Newser) - Target will stop selling clown masks both online and at brick-and-mortar locations due to the "crazy clown" craze that has spread across the US. Fueled by social media and sensational news stories of people in clown masks terrorizing residential neighborhoods, a slew of copycats have sprung up across the... More »

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