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      Fear of reputational damage after security leaks may be overhyped

      For the second time in just over a year, beauty products retailer Sally Beauty Holdings is investigating reports of fraud...

    2. May 17, 2015

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    1. May 17, 2015

      Yum Brands China operations pique interest of analysts

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    2. April 19, 2015

      Cyber security funding tops $1bn after high-profile attacks

      Cyber security start-ups raised more than $1bn for the first time in a single quarter as investors bet on them benefiting...

    3. March 24, 2015

      Wolseley: American dream

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    4. March 10, 2015

      Buybacks sustain US bull run

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    5. February 25, 2015

      Home Depot/Lowe’s: Humble pie

      Humility is a rare but welcome attribute in companies, especially in those that are on top of their game. But it can also be...

    6. February 24, 2015

      Home Depot climbs on strong sales

      Home Depot was one of the top performing stocks on the S&P 500, after the DIY retail chain reported better than expected...

    7. February 5, 2015

      US health group Anthem hit by hackers

      Anthem, the second-biggest US health insurance company, late on Wednesday revealed that it was the victim of what is thought...

    8. January 16, 2015

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      When Serco announced the appointment of Rupert Soames as chief executive last February, shares in the outsourcer rose by...

    9. January 16, 2015

      US retailers stumble in Canada

      Less than two years after Target opened its first stores in Canada, the US retailer has found that its efforts north of the...

    10. November 23, 2014

      US retailers move Black Friday sales push online

      The race is on. Retailers have kicked off the holiday shopping season earlier than ever this year, moving the battle for...

    11. November 19, 2014

      Fresh SEC crackdown on ‘flash crashes’

      Trading firms and exchanges will face heavier scrutiny from US regulators aimed at preventing glitches like those that have...

    12. November 12, 2014

      Opinion: Hackers cost retailers dear

      Companies may not know it, but it is highly likely they have already been hacked. Hardly a day goes by without a security...

    13. November 9, 2014

      Banks take on retailers over who foots cyber attacks bill

      Banks are gearing up for a big fight with retailers over who covers the cost of cyber attacks, after they paid most of the...

    14. October 22, 2014

      Illumio benefits from funding boom in cyber security

      Cyber security start-up Illumio has received personal investments from technology heavyweights including Salesforce chief...

    15. October 13, 2014

      JC Penney bags Home Depot’s Marvin Ellison as chief

      JC Penney has named Marvin Ellison, an executive at DIY retailer Home Depot, chief executive as the struggling US department...

    16. October 2, 2014

      JPMorgan cyber attack hits 76m households

      JPMorgan Chase said the names, addresses, telephone numbers and emails of 76m households – or just under two-thirds of the...

    17. September 30, 2014

      Businesses spend less on cyber security despite rise in attacks

      Corporate cyber security budgets are falling despite a huge rise in the number of attacks and an increase in the financial...

    18. September 26, 2014

      Tracks of our tears could hold key to cyber security

      Tears can expose our most private emotions but could they also secure our most private information online? Stephen Mason, an...

    19. September 18, 2014

      Home Depot attack bigger than Target’s

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    20. September 12, 2014

      Cyber security: first mover disadvantage

      Target. Home Depot. Jennifer Lawrence. Everyone gets hacked, and cyber security shares are rising. Palo Alto Networks is up...

    21. September 9, 2014

      Mobileye jumps as analysts climb aboard

      Mobileye shares advanced after brokerage Morgan Stanley lifted its expectations for the company on the view that it will...

    22. September 9, 2014

      Home Depot confirms hackers breached payment systems

      Home Depot, the US DIY retailer, has confirmed that its payment systems were breached by hackers and data could have been...

    23. September 3, 2014

      Home Depot probes possible data theft

      Home Depot, the largest DIY chain in the US, sought to reassure consumers as it investigated reports of a mass theft of...

    24. August 29, 2014

      US financials enjoy strong August gains

      Investors returned to US equity markets in August, sending the benchmark S&P 500 up 3.7 per cent – its best performance...

    25. August 21, 2014

      Techtronic: trade of the tools

      Americans are hammering, drilling and sanding. Home Depot’s very strong numbers this week, and respectable results from its...

    26. August 20, 2014

      Lowe’s trims sales hopes but holds ground

      Shares in Lowe’s the home improvement company, retained their value after two days of gains ahead of its latest results. The...

    27. August 19, 2014

      Home Depot: head of household

      If you are among the millions of young Americans still living with your parents because you cannot afford a home of your...

    28. August 19, 2014

      Home Depot benefits from DIY resurgence

      Home Depot hammered out a strong performance in a resurgence in the retail sector, joining US chain store groups to report...

    29. May 29, 2014

      Kingfisher: drill down

      Get out the cross cut saw and the combi drill. There is work to do. Return on capital at DIY retailer Kingfisher was just...

    30. May 20, 2014

      Retailers drag Wall Street lower

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    31. May 14, 2014

      Oak Hill Capital puts Hillman up for sale

      Hillman, the maker of nuts, bolts and screws, has been put on the auction block by its private equity owners as financial...

    32. April 22, 2014

      Harley-Davidson races up S&P leaderboard

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    34. February 25, 2014

      Tesla hits record on electric utility hopes

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    35. January 20, 2014

      Sherwin-Williams: rosy picture

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    36. December 27, 2013

      US bricks-and-mortar retailers seek online success

      When people buy more online, traditional retailers suffer – or so the well-worn narrative goes. The reality, however, is not...

    37. November 20, 2013

      Lowe’s hit by earnings miss

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    38. September 20, 2013

      Adobe leads record-setting S&P500 week

      The S&P 500, boosted by software maker Adobe Systems, finished the week up 1.3 per cent, also aided by the Federal Reserve’s...

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