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Target cash registers down across U.S. for 2 hours after tech glitch

Shoppers, in a Target store, take advantage of the steep discounts offered on Black Friday, the most important shopping day of the year for retailers.
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Target checkout lines across the U.S. were brought to a standstill after a technical glitch stopped payment registers from working for 2 hours on Saturday — the day before Father’s Day.

Details: The retail giant temporarily closed some of its stores, including one in San Francisco, according to AP. Target said in a statement an internal technology issue had caused the outage. "[T]his was not a data breach or security-related issue, and no guest information was compromised at any time," it said.