Articles by Anne D'Innocenzio

Pullback by Wary Credit Insurers Leaves Suppliers, Retailers in Bind

Gold Medal International is sitting on millions of dollars worth of socks at its North Carolina warehouse that it can’t ship to stores. The reason? The 66-year-old family-owned sock maker can’t get enough credit insurance to cover potential losses if …

Feds Charge 11 in Biggest-Ever Identity Theft Case

Authorities in Boston have cracked what is believed to be the largest federal hacking and identity theft case ever, involving the theft and sale of more than 41 million credit and debit card numbers. Eleven people, including a U.S. Secret …

Feds Charge 11 in Biggest-Ever Identity Theft Case

Authorities in Boston have cracked what is believed to be the largest federal hacking and identity theft case ever, involving the theft and sale of more than 41 million credit and debit card numbers. Eleven people, including a U.S. Secret …

Consumer Safety Chief Slams Toy Industry Over Poor Safety

The acting chairwoman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission lashed out this week at the toy industry for a lack of safety controls that led to a string of highly publicized recalls, and she warned that the industry is obligated …

Mattel Could Announce Second Recall of Chinese-Made Toys

Less than two weeks after Mattel Inc. recalled 1.5 million Chinese-made toys because of lead paint, the toy industry is bracing for another blow that could give parents more reason to rethink their purchases just before the critical holiday shopping …

Parents, Toy Companies Stressed Over Major Toy Recall

Many American parents are facing a quandrary about what toys to buy their children following the recall by Mattel Inc. of almost 1 million Chinese-made toys because they may contain lead. As if fears over contaminated toothpaste, poisoned pet food …