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A customer uses the credit card scanner at a Target store on December 19, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Target announced that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts of customers who made purchases by swiping their cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between November 27 and December 15 may have been stolen. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Long Lines, Frustrated Shoppers After Nationwide Target Checkout Glitch

Target shoppers can expect trouble at the cash register again after issues with debit, gift, and EBT cards caused long lines across the country Sunday.

06/15/2014

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California Data Breaches Hit More Than 20 Million Accounts

California businesses and government agencies have experienced 300 separate data breaches exposing the personal information of more than 20 million customer accounts during the past two years, leading state Attorney General Kamala Harris on Thursday to elevate cybersecurity as a key focus of the state’s top crime-fighting agency.

02/27/2014

A customer uses the credit card scanner at a Target store on December 19, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Target announced that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts of customers who made purchases by swiping their cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between November 27 and December 15 may have been stolen. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Target Customer Data Security Breach Significantly Worse Than Originally Feared

Target’s pre-Christmas security breach was significantly more extensive and affected millions more shoppers than the company reported last month.

01/10/2014

A customer signs a credit card statement next to a scanner in a Target store on December 19, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Target announced that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts of customers who made purchases by swiping their cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between November 27 and December 15 may have been stolen. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Target Security Breach Exposes 40 Million Credit, Debit Cards

Target is grappling with a data security nightmare that threatens to drive off holiday shoppers during the company’s busiest time of year.

12/19/2013

Outside Lands Music Festival 2013 - Day 1

Lost & Found Items From Outside Lands Available For Pickup

Organizers of the music festival held in Golden Gate Park are allowing people to come by the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium this week to claim lost & found items…

08/13/2013

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Visa’s Fiscal 1Q Net Income Jumps 25 Pct

Shoppers hit stores for the holidays in the final months of 2012 and it seems many of them were armed with credit and debit cards using the Visa network.

02/06/2013

A U.S. Postal Service customer leaves the Bayview Station on July 26, 2011 in San Francisco. The Bayview Station is one of five in San Francisco that is being reviewed for closure. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Carlos Postal Worker Arrested For Stealing Mail, Identities

A San Francisco Bay area postal worker is facing charges that he stole thousands of pieces of mail to obtain credit cards that he then gave out to friends.

12/26/2012

Shoppers Make Final Purchases Before Christmas

Best Tips To Avoid Holiday Spending Mistakes From A South Bay Financial Professional

It’s the holidays. You have to buy gifts, but your bank account demands thriftiness and you need to avoid overspending. If you are one of many Americans who have been hit hard by the economy and are looking for ways to spend wisely over the holidays, here are a few suggestions, with input from a South Bay financial advisor.

12/04/2012

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Bay Area Pot Clubs Say They’re Forced To Become Cash-Only

Bay Area medical marijuana dispensaries claim they are being cut off from allowing credit card transactions.

07/06/2012

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ConsumerWatch: Government Launches Credit Card Complaint Database

The government is launching an online database of complaints about credit cards. The public can see what types of complaints people have filed against any bank that issues credit cards.

06/19/2012

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