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  • [Monterey, CA] Two officers shot, two gunmen dead

    09/21/2015 10:15:54 PM PDT · by BlueNgold · 32 replies
    KSBW TV ^ | 21 September 2015 | KSBW
    Sand City, CA. Two officers were shot in Sand City outside the Target shopping center.It appears there were two gunmen. Shots were fired during a confrontation. Four people were shot, including two police officers and the two suspected gunmen.The victims were immediately sent to a nearby hospital.According to Monterey District Attorney Dean Flippo, the two suspected gunmen are dead.The two police officers have non-life threatening injuries and are expected to make a full recovery. The Target store is now closed.
  • World on track for warming 'far above' 2C target: analysts

    09/02/2015 1:00:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies
    AFP on Yahoo News ^ | 9/2/15 | Mariette Le Roux
    Bonn (AFP) - Inadequate national targets for curbing climate-altering greenhouse gases meant emissions would be "far above" the level required to stave off disastrous global warming, analysts warned Wednesday. Instead of the UN-targeted ceiling of two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) of average warming over pre-Industrial Revolution levels, the world was on track for 2.9-3.1 C by 2100, according to the Climate Action Tracker (CAT), a tool developed by a consortium of four research organisations. "The climate targets so far submitted to the UN by governments collectively lead to global emissions far above the levels needed to hold warming to...
  • Angry customers to ditch Target stores after they remove gender-based signage

    08/12/2015 5:41:12 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 50 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | 08/08/15 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Target is bringing Americans one step closer to a gender-neutral society. The department store chain announced what it called “something exciting” Friday. After some customers complained about certain toys’ being designated as appropriate for girls, it is doing away with signs denoting gender classifications. “Over the past year, guests have raised important questions about a handful of signs in our stores that offer product suggestions based on gender,” according to Target’s online publication, “A Bullseye View.” Toys no longer will be labeled according to sex and displayed on either pink or blue shelving. Gender-neutral signage also will appear in the...
  • Target Ditches Gender Labels on Toys, Home and Entertainment

    08/11/2015 6:34:20 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    NBC News ^ | 08/11/15 | Kathryn Robinson
    Target to customers: Our toy aisle is now gender-neutral Target is ditching boys' and girls' labels on toys after the store says customers were raising concerns about unnecessary gender-based signs. In an statement posted to their website on Friday, Target announced they were moving away from gendered signs in stores. "Over the past year, guests have raised important questions about a handful of signs in our stores that offer suggestions based on gender," the posting read. Molly Snyder, a spokeswoman for Target, told NBC News the ways that people shop are continually evolving and changing. "We tried to look at...
  • Target Closing West Side Location in November

    08/10/2015 4:24:54 PM PDT · by matt04 · 12 replies
    The West Side Target, located at 3720 Soldano Blvd (in the Consumer Square Shopping Center off West Broad Street), will be closing their doors sometime in November. A part time employee tipped us off in a discussion about West Side redevelopment ideas on our messageboard, noting that the decision to close was made about a week ago. A call to the store this morning confirmed the November closure, though a final date is still unknown at this point. Large retail centers have struggled to attract and retain tenants on the city’s west side over the past several decades, with the...
  • Target removing gender labels from most children’s departments

    08/09/2015 4:34:01 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    WGN ^ | 8-9-2015 | WGN Web Desk
    Target is removing gender labels from most of its children’s departments. The move comes after customers complained about signs that designated certain toys for girls.
  • Victory: Target to “de-gender” some signs in stores

    08/09/2015 10:12:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/08/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Like me, I’m sure most of you are sick and tired of going into Target and other large retail outlets and being assaulted by the collection of insulting, gender biased signs which clutter the store. Why must they insist on telling me that the high heeled shoes are for women and the wing-tips are for men? And if you want your son to play with Barbie Dolls, whose business is it but your own? Must they ostracize you by marching your little boy into a section of the store which is labeled “girls” in a big sign over your...
  • Target to move away from gender-based signs

    08/08/2015 9:59:14 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 71 replies
    CNN via ^ | 08/08/2015 | Emanuella Grinberg CNN
    Parents, gender equality advocates welcome news as significant step (CNN) —Attention Target shoppers: Say goodbye to "girls' building sets" and "boys' bedding." The big box retailer announced Friday that it will start phasing out gender-based signage in some departments. The shift comes in response to customer feedback that distinguishing between products for girls and boys is unnecessary and maybe even harmful.Parents and gender equality advocates welcomed the news as a significant step with potential to inspire other retailers."This change is a step towards removing gender limitations in childhood, but when one of the world's largest retailers does this, the ripple...
  • Aldi and Lidl Are Ready To Invade the U.S. Beware Walmart and Target!

    07/22/2015 12:46:53 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 58 replies ^ | Jul 8, 2015 | Walter Loeb
    Aldi and Lidl, Germany’s toughest discount food retailers, are invading the US. Both operate small, efficient no frill self serve supermarkets with a strong non-food assortment, and very low prices. Both have permanently changed the competitive landscape wherever they have gone. Lidl is about to open its U.S. headquarter in Arlington, Virginia and a distribution center in Alamance County, North Carolina. These are early steps in its U.S. invasion by this formidable company that operates about 11,000 stores in 26 countries throughout Europe. I am told that the company has already selected 80 locations in the Greater Washington, D.C. area...
  • #NotATrophy: Target Under Fire For 'Sexist' Graphic T-Shirt

    07/21/2015 4:04:44 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 7/20/15 | Emily Smith
    Target is now under fire after selling a shirt in the women’s section of the store with the word “TROPHY” printed across it. Some have called the shirt sexist and suggested that it objectifies women. Since the shirt has premiered in stores and online, many outraged customers have taken to social media, Fox 2 News reported. “Hey Target, I’m in the men’s section and don’t see a Trophy shirt here,” one Twitter user wrote. “Why is that?” Another Twitter user complained about the variety of titles offered on graphic t-shirts in Target stores. “Who’s gonna [sic] sell me a shirt...
  • The dozen rebels targeted by GOP leaders

    06/27/2015 3:13:04 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6-27-15 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    To keep conservative rebels in check, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his allies have been doling out punishments at an aggressive clip in the 114th Congress. From kicking unruly members off the Rules Committee and GOP whip team to stripping a lawmaker of his subcommittee gavel, leadership has been growing more comfortable with taking retaliatory measures to try to enforce party discipline. But several Tea Party targets haven’t gone quietly. They’ve been fighting back with help from Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan’s conservative House Freedom Caucus, which successfully pressured leaders this week to return a subcommittee gavel to one of their...
  • Target Pulls Confederate Soldier Costume

    06/23/2015 2:49:02 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 46 replies ^ | 6/23/15 |
    Target Corporation has removed a Confederate officer costume from sales on its website in the aftermath of the murders at a black Charleston, South Carolina church last week. A Target spokesperson told WCCO that the Confederate soldier costume is the only item of its kind sold by the company. “Our intention is never to offend,” a Target spokesperson said. “We did identify one historical costume on our website. As we all recognize the great sensitivity around this, we have removed that one item from our website.” and Wal-Mart are other major retailers who are no longer selling items with...
  • CVS, Target score $1.9B deal

    06/15/2015 7:28:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Washington Business Journal ^ | 6-15-15 | Bob Niedt
    CVS Health Corp. will acquire, rebrand and operate the pharmacies and clinics inside all of the nation's Target stores in a landmark deal worth $1.9 billion, the two retailers announced in a news release Monday morning. That will give CVS (NYSE: CVS) 1,660 new locations in 47 states, operating a store-within-a-store inside Target's upscale discount stores. Those stores will be rebranded CVS/pharmacy. Target's 80 in-store clinics will be rebranded MinuteClinic, and CVS reports it will add 20 more of those in other Target (NYSE: TGT) stores in three years or so. “This strategic relationship with Target supports the highly complementary...

    05/31/2015 5:48:44 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 22 replies
    Kathleen Willey, the former White House aide who claims President Bill Clinton sexually assaulted her in 1993 during his first term, now suspects the former president suffers from dementia, and calls Hillary Clinton a “money-hungry” hypocrite who looks “awfully haggard” and is the “worst role mother for a wife and a mother and a politician." Willey, author of the book “Target: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill and Hillary Clinton,” made her scathing comments in an interview airing tonight on Aaron Klein Investigative Radio, broadcast online.. Speaking of Hillary Clinton’s behavior during those White House years, Klein said, “There’s no...
  • Target Struggles to Deal With Demand for Lilly Pulitzer Line

    04/19/2015 8:02:20 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 19 replies
    Time ^ | April 19, 2015 | Phil Wahba / Fortune
    Discount retailer’s web site crashed several times as fashionista's collection went on sale Target was hoping for a smooth launch for one of its most highly anticipated designer collaborations in years. Instead, the discount retailer’s web site was overwhelmed in the early hours on Sunday as legions of fashionistas who had been up overnight tried to snap up Lilly Pulitzer’s fashions, only to encounter delays in the colorful beachwear line’s availability on and in many case, end up empty-handed. The incident has raised questions as to why the retailer wasn’t fully ready for the onslaught.
  • Standing Up (Target)

    04/01/2015 7:14:57 PM PDT · by matt04 · 18 replies
    In recent days, we’ve heard from you, our guests. You’ve asked us for Target’s thoughts about what it means to have an inclusive culture. You’ve asked us if, given the current conversations taking place across our country, we were taking a stand. And while most of those have been one-on-one conversations as you have called or emailed us, we wanted to take time to share our thoughts more broadly. They are simple. Everyone deserves to feel like they belong. And you’ll always be accepted, respected and welcomed here.
  • Target layoffs: 1,700 Twin Cities jobs; 1,400 open jobs eliminated

    03/11/2015 6:14:06 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 31 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 3-11-15 | Tom Webb and Katie Kather
    The young Target Corp. employee was told to come to a meeting. The elevator was filled with co-workers crying. That's when she knew her job was gone. "It's crazy that this was my dream, and it was ripped away from me," the woman, who did not give her name, said Tuesday morning through tears. "It's such a great company. That's the worst part." On a grim day at Target's Minneapolis headquarters, the retailer laid off 1,700 corporate workers and eliminated an additional 1,400 open positions. The layoffs left Target with about 11,300 Twin Cities corporate employees, down from 13,000 when...
  • Fears and cheers follow Target's plan to lay off 'several thousand' at headquarters

    03/05/2015 6:17:40 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 46 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-5-15 | tom webb
    Some senior buyers are already gone. Vice presidents, too. But for 13,000 other Target Corp. employees in Minnesota, there's fear that the bull's-eye is on their backs. Target jolted the Twin Cities on Tuesday when it said "several thousand" corporate staffers will be laid off in a cost-cutting move. Executives didn't say who, when or where -- although the buzz is the ax will swing freely next week. Since the news broke, reaction to Target's $2 billion cost-savings plan has been split, especially by street. On Wall Street, analysts mostly liked the plan. Target stock touched an all-time high Wednesday...
  • Target to cut thousands of jobs in restructuring

    03/03/2015 1:49:42 PM PST · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    CBNC ^ | 03-03-2015 | Fred Imbert & Courtney Reagan
    Target's chief executive, Brian Cornell, said Tuesday the retailer will cut several thousand jobs within the next two years as part of a $2 billion cost savings plan. The company also announced 2015 guidance of $4.45 to $4.65 adjusted earnings per share. Wall Street expected Target's guidance at $4.50 adjusted earnings per share. Target also expects digital sales to increase 40 percent and same-store sales between 1.5 percent and 2.5 percent, with modest improvement in gross margins and expense rates. It also expects sales to grow between 2 and 3 percent during the year. The company's stock closed at $78.02,...
  • Target defends selling 'Fifty Shades' sex toys: Your safe word is 'bullseye'

    02/05/2015 9:02:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | February 5, 2015 | James Hibberd
    Attention Target shoppers, check out the display of bondage gear in aisle 12! The nation’s second biggest general merchandise retailer is raising shoppers’ eyebrows – and possibly their wrists above their heads – by carrying a line of Fifty Shades of Grey sex gear. Items from “The Official Pleasure Collection” include the Fifty Shades Yours and Mine Vibrating Silicone Love Ring (“the silicone ring stretches to accommodate his girth,” the description assures) and the No Peeking Soft Twin Blindfold Set (“take it in turns to sink into submission”).
  • Study: Many Herbal Supplements Aren't What the Label Says

    02/03/2015 5:07:03 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 52 replies
    NY Times ^ | FEB. 3, 2015
    DNA testing on hundreds of bottles of store-brand herbal supplements sold as treatments for everything from memory loss to prostate trouble found that four out of five contained none of the herbs on the label. Instead, they were packed with cheap fillers such as wheat, rice, beans or houseplants. Based on the testing commissioned by his office, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday he has sent letters to the four major store chains involved — GNC, Target, Walmart and Walgreens — demanding that they immediately stop selling adulterated or mislabeled dietary supplements. Nutritionist David Schardt of the Center...
  • Target pulling out of Canada

    01/25/2015 7:54:14 PM PST · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | 15 January 2015
    Target Corp. Chairman and CEO Brian Cornell said Thursday that the company was unable to find a realistic scenario in which the 133-store Target Canada would become profitable before at least 2021. It is Cornell's first major move since becoming CEO in August. Cornell, who's been tasked with maintaining the retailer's momentum and reclaiming its image as a purveyor of cheap chic fashions and home decor, said it was a difficult decision "but it was the right decision for our company." "We have determined that it is in the best interest of our business and our shareholders to exit the...
  • TARGET Closing all stores in Canada

    01/15/2015 6:18:02 AM PST · by golux · 97 replies
    CBC ^ | 1.15.2015 | CBC Staff
    Target says it plans to discontinue all operations in Canada and seek protection from creditors, less than two years after opening to much fanfare. In a release early Thursday, the U.S. retail chain said it will close all its locations in Canada. There are 133 stores across the country with about 17,600 employees. The company launched in Canada in the spring of 2013. But after high expectations, the chain failed to deliver as customers faced higher-than-expected prices, and empty shelves as the retailer had problems with its distribution chain. Executives repeatedly promised they would get it right, but ultimately decided...
  • Minneapolis schools' credit card usage raises accountability questions

    01/12/2015 5:49:27 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 1-11-15 | ALEJANDRA MATOS
    Minneapolis Public School employees are using district credit cards for unauthorized purchases — including personal use — and have routinely failed to follow expense policies, a Star Tribune review of school expense records found. Several school district leaders — including the outgoing superintendent and the current CEO — repaid the district for expenses only after the Star Tribune inquired about them. The Star Tribune reviewed $1.5 million in credit card expenses submitted by 262 employees over the past six months. School officials spent thousands of dollars at grocery stores, Target, Wal-Mart and restaurants in Minneapolis and around the country. The...
  • Target's Ads for New 'Annie'-Inspired Collection Draw Controversy

    01/01/2015 7:07:45 AM PST · by rktman · 60 replies ^ | 12/30/2014 | Quinn Costello
    Delaware mom is taking issue with Target's new ads for its Annie-inspired clothing line. According to Yahoo! Parenting, L'Sean Rinique Shelton was faced with some difficult questions after her 8-year-old biracial daughter saw an ad featuring a young white model wearing Annie's signature red dress. "She saw the ad and said to me, 'That's not what Annie looks like. How come the new black Annie isn't good enough? Does that mean I'm not good enough?'" Shelton told Yahoo! Parenting.
  • Target Under Fire For Using White Model In 'Annie' Clothing Ads

    12/31/2014 12:12:00 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 104 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 12/31/14 | Alexander C. Kaufman
    Target has stirred outrage with an “Annie”-themed ad campaign featuring a white model in place of the black actress who stars in the latest film version of the rags-to-riches story. An online petition calling for the big-box retailer to remove the ads and apologize to "Annie" star Quvenzhané Wallis had accrued more than 10,000 signatures by Wednesday morning. The petition launched on Monday.
  • Target’s ‘Annie’ ads stir up controversy

    12/31/2014 5:41:05 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 89 replies
    Target is fighting back after being criticized for “Annie”-themed clothing ads showing a white model as Annie, as opposed to an African-American model, or Quvenzhané Wallis, the actress who plays the character in the holiday remake. LaSean Rinique told Yahoo she launched a petition after her daughter, an “Annie” fan, noticed that a girl in the ads sporting Annie’s signature red dress and locket was white, unlike Wallis, who appears alongside Jamie Foxx in the movie remake.
  • Meet Izzy, the Down syndrome toddler who is melting hearts in Target's latest holiday ad

    12/24/2014 4:37:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    MAIL ONLINE ^ | , 24 December 2014 | MailOnline Reporter
    A toddler with Down syndrome is the adorable new star of Target's latest toy ad. Two-year-old Izzy Bradley wears a pink lace dress and leopard tights as she plays with a $49 activity cube in the heartwarming print ad for the retail giant. Izzy was chosen to model for Target after the company reached out to the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network in search of models. Izzy's mom, Heather Bradley, heads the Stillwater, Minneapolis chapter of the DSDN and told CBS Minnesota that she is grateful that Target is raising awareness for the genetic condition. 'I think it really normalizes Down...
  • Obamas are keeping the divide alive

    12/21/2014 1:42:59 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 32 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-21-14 | joe soucheray
    Barack and Michelle Obama, speaking to People Magazine, of all disappointments, shared the disheartening news that they have experienced what they called racism. Barack, for example, apparently has had trouble, before he was president, hailing a cab in Chicago, to which an immediate thought might occur to anyone who has been to Chicago: Who hasn't? Also, Barack, at a black-tie event, when he, too, was in festive livery, apparently was asked by another guest if he would get them a cup of coffee. For her recollection, Michelle came up with a visit to a Target store as first lady. She...
  • BREAKING: Politico Story Confirms Michelle Obama Was Lying About Racist Incident At Target

    12/19/2014 2:21:55 PM PST · by RummyChick · 149 replies
    gotnews ^ | 12/19 | johnson
    Michelle Obama was lying about a racist incident at her September 29, 2011 trip to Target in a People Magazine story, has learned. The careful orchestrated press event occurred in Alexandria, Virginia’s Route 1 Target store. Obama has told two different, conflicting accounts about her Target experience. The first time she claimed she helped someone because of her height in a 2012 appearance with David Letterman. Now she’s claiming there was a racist incident in People Magazine. She is also lying about having any interactions with customers. In fact, the store was under strict control by the Secret Service...
  • Charming Story Mrs. Obama Told Two Years Ago, She Now Casts as Racist Incident

    12/18/2014 1:02:10 PM PST · by servo1969 · 64 replies ^ | 12-18-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Yesterday we made mention of the fact that Barack Obama was running around talking about the fact that one time, that time long ago, he was insulted that somebody thought he was a valet. Not when he was president. Over seven years ago, somebody thought he was a valet, and that meant the United States was racist. That meant that he had a legitimate chip on his shoulder, and his wife was running around saying (summarized), "Yeah, I went into Target, and I was first lady. Now, I was in disguise, but I went into Target and somebody asked...
  • Who Boycotts Wal-Mart? Social-justice warriors too enlightened to let their poor neighbors..

    11/30/2014 8:40:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The National Review Online ^ | November 30, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Columbia County, Ark. — There’s no sign of it here in Magnolia, Ark., but the boycott season is upon us, and graduates of Princeton and Bryn Mawr are demanding “justice” from Wal-Mart, which is not in the justice business but in the groceries, clothes, and car-batteries business. It is easy to scoff, but I am ready to start taking the social-justice warriors’ insipid rhetoric seriously — as soon as two things happen: First, I want to hear from the Wal-Mart-protesting riffraff a definition of “justice” that is something that does not boil down to “I Get What I Want, Irrespective...
  • Should Target Put 'Alex' in an Actual Ad Campaign?

    11/03/2014 7:26:56 PM PST · by RummyChick · 13 replies
    adweek ^ | 11/3 | heine
    Should Target put "Alex"—the Frisco, Texas, kid getting a lot of Twitter love because of his Bieberish mug and the pure randomness of the Internet—in an actual ad campaign? "Why not?" answered Will McInnes, CMO of Brandwatch. "Social media is a powerful and direct avenue to consumers. Given the velocity and reach of the #AlexFromTarget hashtag, there are a number of marketing and ad campaigns that Target could execute, for example: store appearances by Alex or Alex’s picks for clothing and seasonal items. They could even use Alex to showcase Target's corporate culture." Scott Deming, a branding expert, said, "It...
  • Bloomberg/MDA and Target again?

    09/07/2014 4:23:28 PM PDT · by matt04 · 10 replies
    We all know Target caved to MDA and requested people not bring guns, which MDA took as a outright ban. According to some FB Posts and Tweets I saw recently it seems MDA or their members have realized that nothing has changed policy wise. I can't find anything official form MDA on a new campaign, but is seems like some of their members might have realized they were lied to and are not happy.
  • Target Reports Second Quarter 2014 Earnings (first rpt after NO GUN stance)

    08/20/2014 8:17:55 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 13 replies
    Target Inc. ^ | 20 AUG 14 | Target, Inc.
    MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 20, 2014-- Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) today reported second quarter Adjusted earnings per share1 of $0.78, a decrease of 20.6 percent from $0.98 per share in 2013, and GAAP earnings per share of $0.37. In addition to operating results, second quarter GAAP earnings per share reflect: Net pre-tax data breach expenses of $111 million, or (11) cents per share2; Pre-tax early debt retirement losses of $285 million, or (27) cents per share2; Pre-tax impairment losses on undeveloped U.S. land of $16 million, or (1) cent per share, and; A (1)-cent impact related to the reduction of the beneficial interest...
  • Target lowers outlook, reeling from data breach

    08/20/2014 5:37:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 8/20/14 | Anna Prior
    Target Corp. lowered its outlook for the year.... The big-box retailer, which also posted a 62% decline in earnings for its second quarter, has been trying to bounce back from the data breach over the holiday season. The company booked expenses tied to the fumble of $148 million in the latest quarter....
  • Rockets target Tel Aviv in wake of truce breakdown

    08/19/2014 4:41:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies | 8/19/14
    IAF renews sorties over Gaza hitting dozens of targets; Palestinians report first deaths since cease-fire collapse; IDF says 50 rockets fired at Israel since 4 p.m.; Iron Dome intercepts six. Hours after rockets shattered the cease-fire and hit Gaza frontier communities, three loud explosions were heard over Tel Aviv, shortly before 11 p.m., for the first time in over a week. In total, the IDF said that 50 rockets were fired at Israel since 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday until around midnight. Six rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome rocket defense system. A spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on...
  • Target publicly endorses gay marriage

    08/13/2014 7:00:18 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 59 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Aug 6, 2014
    MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. is adding its name to a legal defense of gay marriage, joining other large companies that are taking a stand, just four years after the retailer came under criticism for supporting a strident opponent of same-sex unions. Target said it has signed a court brief backing marriage equality in a pending court case and publicly declared its support of gay marriage, a move similar to those taken by Starbucks, Intel and Apple.
  • Target Has Marriage in its Crosshairs

    08/08/2014 9:45:01 AM PDT · by virtuous · 35 replies
    American Decency Association ^ | August 7, 2014 | Lisa Van Houten
    The Target Corporation has traditional marriage and family in the crosshairs of its bulls-eye. Target has now declared its support for homosexual “marriage.” However, the Minnesota-based retailer has gone past the point of articulating support for gay “marriage” and has jumped into the fray to wield its influence with the courts on this issue. Working to overturn the vote of the people regarding the true definition of marriage, Target has filed an amicus brief with the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals pushing for so-called marriage “equality” regarding the ban on same-sex marriage in Wisconsin and Indiana. (The case is before...
  • Target Openly Supports Gay Marriage in Legal Brief [I will go JC Penney on them]

    08/06/2014 2:49:50 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies ^ | 8/6/14 | Denver Nicks
    The major retailer has joined a group of companies in filing an amicus brief in support of gay marriage
  • Data breach is not real reason for Target’s profit warning

    08/05/2014 5:58:49 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 32 replies
    Analysts are skeptical that the costs of a massive data breach are the main reason for a profit warning from retailer Target on Tuesday. The company said it expects to record $148 million of gross losses from the breach, in which hackers gained access to thousands of customer credit- and debit-cards. The losses will be partially offset by a $38 million insurance payment. “That’s like saying the reason your household is in financial stress is because you got a parking ticket last year,” said Steve Beck, founder of cg42, a management consulting firm that specializes in brand vulnerability. Target TGT...
  • Target takes a stand in support of same-sex marriage

    08/05/2014 5:11:42 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 67 replies
    PioneerPress ^ | 8/5/14 | Tom Webb
    Target finally threw its corporate weight behind marriage equality Tuesday, with the Minneapolis-based retailer joining an amicus brief in a court case. "We believe that everyone -- all of our team members and guests -- deserve to be treated equally," Target executive vice president Jodee Kozlak said in a statement posted on the corporate blog. Yet in recent years, Target's official position on same-sex marriage had been a case study of mixed signals, causing the discount chain a great deal of grief. During the heated 2012 marriage amendment fight in Minnesota, Target remained firmly on the sidelines -- and remained...
  • Soldier’s fiancée gets hate-filled letter in response to her ‘I Love My Soldier’ bumper sticker

    07/16/2014 5:16:08 AM PDT · by DFG · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 07/15/2014 | James Nye
    A military fiancée who proudly boasts an 'I Love My Soldier' bumper sticker was shocked to find a spiteful letter slapped on her windshield that attacked her and threatened violence for supporting the army. Savannah student, Ellen Wilson, 23, was in a Target parking lot earlier this month when she found the anonymous note that labeled her a 'b***h' and implied that her future husband, Chase Nye, was guilty of committing 'unnecessary murders'. The venomous letter personally attacked Wilson's fiancee for not being the hero she believes him to be and then frightened her when it finished up by calling...
  • Target security officer fired after reporting [cop] shoplifting

    07/14/2014 8:12:22 AM PDT · by bornred · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 12 | Tom Jackman
    Dallas Northington spent nearly eight years working for Target in loss prevention, roaming the stores and scanning the surveillance cameras. In an episode at the Leesburg Target store in May that he said was typical, a man was allegedly captured twice on video shoplifting, and Northington responded as he said he always did: He called the Leesburg police, made a report and provided them the videos of the two incidents. But the man in the video may have been a Fairfax County sheriff’s deputy, Northington said he soon learned. And within days, two things happened: The deputy retired from the...
  • Watch: IDF Calls Off Airstrike After Seeing Children Near Target

    07/11/2014 4:38:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    inn ^ | 7/11/2014 | Elad Benari, Canada
    The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit has uploaded a video which shows how the IDF calls off Gaza airstrikes upon realizing that there are innocent civilians in the area. In this video, showing a planned airstrike from Thursday, the airstrike was cancelled when the pilot realized that children were near his target. During the current escalation, Hamas has openly boasted about the "success" of its strategy of using civilians as human shields, and the IDF has published extensive evidence of the practice. Hamas has been encouraging as many noncombatants as possible to "protect" its positions with their bodies.
  • Just Days After TARGET Starts Its ‘No Gun’ Policy, THIS Happens…

    07/10/2014 8:56:00 PM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 31 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-10-2014 | Gina Cassini
    Is Target targeting its own customers with its "no guns" policy?by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsWithin three days of a new policy asking customers not to bring their guns to Target stores, reports have surfaced of armed attacks on customers at those stores. Three Target shoppers at three different stores in Georgia alone have been robbed by armed thugs since the discount retailer announced on July 2, in a letter from its CEO, that customers should leave their guns at home when they visit Target.This news follows an unfortunate but rather obvious pattern of establishments whose businesses or customers have been...
  • Gaza Rockets Target Haifa and Carmel Coast Region

    07/10/2014 6:37:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    inn ^ | 7/10/14 | Elad Benari
    For the first time since the Second Lebanon War of 2006, sirens were heard in the city of Haifa overnight Thursday. Sirens were also heard in Hadera, along the Carmel coast and in the Menashe region. Local residents reported hearing explosions, and it is believed a missile from Gaza was fired towards the area, and likely intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system. Channel 2 News cited a statement from Hamas which claimed responsibility for the attack. According to the statement, the group claimed to have fired a missile by the name R-160, with R standing for Rantissi, a Hamas...
  • Two Robberies at Target Since Chain Asked Law-Abiding Citizens to Shop Unarmed

    07/10/2014 4:55:01 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/9/14 | a hawkins
    On July 2 Breitbart News reported that interim Target CEO John Mulligan "respectfully" asked law-abiding citizens not to bring their guns in Target stores. Since then, Gainesville, Georgia, police have arrested three over a Target parking lot robbery and are looking for another man who punched a woman and stole her Mercedes at a Decatur, Georgia, Target as well. Just days after Target's request the Gainesville Times reported that three men were arrested for allegedly pulling a handgun to rob a man in a Target parking lot. The three – Xavier Holland, 21; Zuccari Goudelock, 20; and Kenneth Long, 17...
  • Librarian Feels Target-ed

    07/03/2014 7:15:51 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 2, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When Target, Inc. attempted to spread good will in the San Francisco Bay area—a market it was entering—the department store chain encountered resentment of its efforts to refurbish a public school library—from the librarian. target remodel library “I want my son to come home from school telling me what he has learned about whales or poems or the water cycle, not about Target’s mascot Bullseye or where we should shop,” school librarian Rachel Cloues writes in the summer issue of the magazine Rethinking Schools. While many parents might sympathize with this sentiment, it should be noted that it comes only...
  • Bloomberg's puppet Moms 'Stroller Jam' Target into requesting customers disarm

    07/03/2014 6:47:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/03/14 | Neil McCabe
    Less than one month after it was targeted by the most recent front group in former New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s employ, Target has executed an artful cave with its July 2 plea for its customers to disarm.