April 5, 2013 |
Target has apologized for referring to its "plus-size kimono maxi dress" as manatee gray. This is a mammal, after all, that is sometimes referred to as a sea cow. An irritated shopper tweeted what many saw as an insult. Regular sizes were "dark heather gray," but the plus size got the "manatee" label. It didn't take long for Target to zap the plus-size gaffe from its website and issue an apology. A spokeswoman told Today.com on Thursday the retailer was sorry for "any discomfort" and never intended to offend.
September 24, 2013 |
Brooke shops at Target, and she's noticed that prices at one store can differ from prices at another, sometimes significantly. She wants to know: Why's that? I put the question to Target, and a spokeswoman explained that different stores in the chain have different fixed costs, such as the lease, taxes, staffing and security. This is common among most big retail chains. That doesn't mean all prices will vary among stores. The prices of discounted items featured in company advertising will usually be the same everywhere.
January 28, 2014
Re "GOP censures 'liberal' McCain," Jan. 26 The GOP keeps shooting itself in the foot. The Arizona Republican Party has formally censured Sen. John McCain because it says his voting record is "insufficiently conservative. " Apparently McCain has lent his support to issues associated with liberal Democrats, such as immigration reform. Way to go, GOP. That's the way to win Latino votes. Lorraine Knopf Santa Monica ALSO: Letters: For the 9/11 story, a hefty fee Letters: With the NSA, spying made easy Letters: Cash for Homeboy -- money well spent
August 19, 2010 |
After weeks of public protest over its financial support of an organization that backed a GOP gubernatorial candidate opposed to gay rights, Target Corp. now faces a new form of pressure: demands from institutional shareholders that it revamp its donation process to avoid the chance of additional backfires. The shareholder action follows the disclosure last month that Target had sent corporate funds to an organization backing the Minnesota gubernatorial candidate. Such donations are allowed under a recent Supreme Court decision that lets companies and unions contribute directly to independent election campaigns.
August 3, 2012 |
It's perhaps something of a triumph that after years of standing in for every other place in the world, Bulgaria gets to play Bulgaria in the low-budget, Sofia-set thriller "Assassin's Bullet. " What goes unrecognizable, however, is the entertainment value in this dippy hodgepodge of hitman action, illogical romance and geopolitical commentary. Christian Slater plays a U.S. embassy envoy tasked by the American ambassador (Donald Sutherland) to investigate a series of vigilante killings of high-value terrorists.
September 29, 2011 |
The first lady shops at Target -- just like us! An Associated Press photographer on Thursday snapped some choice photos of Michelle Obama in the checkout line of a Target store just outside Washington for what her office says was a "routine errand," the likes of which she does often. The first lady appears to have been trying to pick up some items incognito. She is seen sporting a Nike cap and large, dark sunglasses. Photos: Michelle Obama shops at Target "It is not uncommon for the first lady to slip out to run an errand, eat at a local restaurant or otherwise enjoy the city outside the White House gates," said Kristina Schake, communications director for the first lady.