Stories by Jessica Davis and Brian Fonseca

Hacks Fail to Dampen Consumer Confidence

Recent hacks into consumer Web sites, such as Western Union Holdings Inc. and Ikea, are unlikely to shake confidence in the security of online shopping, according to experts watching the industry. Still, major credit card companies took steps to ensure security this week, with Visa USA Inc. and American Express Co. introducing new cards that promise to curb fraud.

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