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More tech woes for Target

The Minneapolis-based retailer's new website -- which struggled on its first day during the Missoni madness last month -- was down for several hours today. Target has had problems with its website since it started handling its own e-commerce support in-house.
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The Minneapolis-based retailer's new website -- which struggled on its first day during the Missoni madness last month -- was down for several hours today. Target has had problems with its website since it started handling its own e-commerce support in-house.

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