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After a two-month wait, Staples on Friday evening announced hackers broke into its computers and stole data on 1.16 million shoppers' credit cards and debit cards....
From: CNN | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Are there areas outside the U.S. -- or well-run organizations within it -- where the words Invoice and Receipt are properly used interchangeably? Cultural issues belowAs a small part of my job, I deal with hundreds of individuals per year who order our...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Hypatia | Friday, December 19, 2014
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by Paul Kiel, ProPublica, and Chris Arnold, NPR, This story was co-published with NPR. On the eastern edge of St. Joseph, Missouri, lies the small city's only hospital, a landmark of brick and glass. Music from a player piano greets visitors at the main...
From: ProPublica | By: ProPublica | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Filed under: Credit, Credit Score muharrem Aner By Mike Schreiber There are a lot of different credit scores out there, and this has naturally led some consumers to ask: Which scores should I pay attention to, and what's my real credit score? People...
From: Daily Finance | By: Credit.com | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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It's that time of year again! You know, the one when you have to hand over your hard-earned cash or dole out the credit card digits to get the loved ones in your life a little something celebratory. Lucky you, we've got a slew of great recommendation......
From: Switched | By: Engadget staff | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Medical information, Social Security numbers and other private data of about 2,800 Northwestern Memorial Healthcare patients were on an employee’s laptop stolen in October, the hospital said Friday.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Art Golab | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO ( TheStreet) --  Staples  announced Friday that cyber thieves may have compromised the credit cards of 1.16 million of its customers, a disclosure that comes on the eve of the last shopping weekend before Christmas. Whether the timing...
From: TheStreet | By: Dawn Kawamoto | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Multi-functional and elegant designs for everyoneThis week’s roundup of new iPhone cases has a focus on versatility. These cases can carry your credit cards, provide a comfortable way to watch movies, and more. Plus, of course, we included a selection...
From: Macworld | By: Marco Tabini, Emanuela Corso | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Robo-advisers are supposed to offer a simple, low-cost way to get investment advice, but there are so many popping up you almost need a robo-adviser to help you choose one. The term loosely describes startups that use technology to deliver money management...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: By Kathleen Pender | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Apple Inc. is gearing up to take Apple Pay global. Apple has advertised a job aimed at forming a new Apple Pay team in London in order to help expand the service across Europe, the Middle East, India, and Africa … Continue reading →...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Collen Kriel | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Is it possible to transfer credit card balance from a VISA card issued in Europe to a VISA card issued in the US? I've never done balance transfers before, and I (US card holder) need to help my parents (Europe card holder) pay off their CC debt....
From: Money Stack Exchange | By: Mark13426 | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Filed under: Identity Theft, Company News, Retail, Credit Cards, Consumer Protection Robert F. Bukaty/AP By SARAH SKIDMORE SELL PORTLAND, Ore. -- Staples (SPLS) says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach...
From: Daily Finance | By: The Associated Press | Friday, December 19, 2014
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A new, nasty scam targets elders, but could fool you too. A scammer calls and says their company is going to deliver a git to you. They show up in uniform and give you flowers and wine, but ask for a credit card to pay the "delivery charge" because the...
From: Forbes | By: Carolyn Rosenblatt | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Target Corp. TGT are lower by 1% to $73.89 in late morning trading on Friday, as a U.S. District judge in St. Paul, Minnesota, ruled that consumers can sue the retail giant over a 2013 data breach, that complainants...
From: TheStreet | By: Amanda Schiavo | Friday, December 19, 2014
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With only a few days left before Christmas, the stress of overspending, getting together with family, buying those perfect gifts and then anticipating enormous credit card statements is enough to make anyone sick. Medical studies show more people die...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Tina Turnbow | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Filed under: Holiday Shopping, Consumer Issues, Gift Guides#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-647595{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-647595, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-647595{width:570px;display:block;}...
From: Daily Finance | By: Money Talks News | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continues its fight against companies that continuously take advantage of members of the military, despite protections afforded to them under federal laws. Regulators’ latest victory? A settlement demanding...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Billionaires and CEOs have something in common with the rest of us: They didn't know everything in their 20s. The people who start and run awesome companies, write best-sellers, and become household names haven't always known what was best for their...
From: Business Insider | By: Libby Kane | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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When the government is waving at us with its right hand, it is the government's left hand that we should be watching. Just as a magician draws your attention to what he wants you to see so you will not observe how his trick is performed, last week presented...
From: Reason | By: Reason.com | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Mobile wallets are finally starting to get some traction. Apple Pay is driving new interest in digital payments, but relatively few people actually have an iPhone 6. Even if you do, you’re likely to find that Apple Pay far from universally accepted....
From: Macworld | By: Dave Johnson | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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A nation shouldn't expect a World War II­-level victory unless it is willing to put forth a World War II-­level effort -- and pay a World War II-level price....
From: Foreign Policy | By: simonpengler | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The data breach at the Staples office-supply chain may have affected roughly 1.16 million payment cards as criminals deployed malware to point-of-sale systems at 115 stores, the company said Friday.The affected stores cover 35 states from California...
From: PC World | By: Zach Miners | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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It may be time soon to go back to paying by check or in cash. There was another breach announced today: Staples Office Supplies. If you shopped there between July and September, this is for you. Staples said on Friday that an investigation... [[ This...
From: TalkLeft | By: Jeralyn | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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It's the last shopping weekend before Christmas and with the Yashow market scheduled to be shut for renovations Dec 31, shopping deals abound -- so fight the crowds and score some goodies before we see the last of the place (and god knows what it will...
From: The Beijinger | By: admin | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year.The office supply retailer announced in October that it was looking into a potential credit card breach, adding...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The attacks took place between July and October.In October, Staples said it was looking into a potential security breach involving its point-of-sales systems. Now the results are in, and it's ugly.Read Full Story...
From: Fast Company | By: Chris Gayomali | Friday, December 19, 2014
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A recent poll from the Wall Street Journal relays that 45% of Americans have received a notification that their credit card information was compromised as part of a data breach. The poll also found that more Americans than ever think they have been......
From: TUAW | By: Yoni Heisler | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Using our knowledge of social systems, all social scientists—black or white, race scholar or not—have an opportunity to challenge white privilege....
From: Miller McCune | By: Gayle Sulik & Mindy Fried | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Carlson’s project was expedited by Inkshares, a San Francisco startup that launched last spring with the motto: “Authors pitch, the crowd funds, we publish.” “This is my baby and I could make it look how I want, once I raised the money to print...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: By Sam Whiting | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The data breach said to have affected 110 million consumers who shopped at Target in the tail-end of 2013 might become even more expensive for the beleaguered retailer. According to Reuters, a judge says consumers whose credit cards were compromised...
From: Pando Daily | By: Nathaniel Mott | Friday, December 19, 2014
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More than three-quarters of those polled by the National Retail Federation cite organized retail crime as impacting return fraud rates.The post Holiday Return Fraud Will Cost Retailers $3.6 Billion appeared first on Multichannel Merchant....
From: MultiChannel Merchant | By: MCM Staff | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Just because a credit card is expensive doesn't mean it's not worth the price....
From: The Motley Fool | By: Matthew Frankel, The Motley Fool | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The U.S. credit card market bounced back in the second quarter as the economy improved, according to the American Bankers Association’s December 2014 Credit Card Market Monitor report. The number of new accounts increased and monthly purchase volumes...
From: Inside ARM | By: insideARM.com | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Does paying for my balance before my cc company sends mail about amount owed reset my balance? Say I have a limit of $5,000 and use $3,000 and my cycle ends around the 27~ end of month. I pay on the 21st a total of $3,000. The next day, 22nd, my online...
From: Money Stack Exchange | By: Ioza | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Sarah HillDecember 19, 2014 Photo: Kayugee   On Wednesday my social media feeds lit up like a Christmas tree in the happy prospect of travel, soon, to Cuba. Why, we might ask, does Cuba so capture our imaginations? Is it the forbidden fruit of isolation...
From: Boston Review | By: Nausicaa Renner | Friday, December 19, 2014
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RBI is working on a system that would allow small value electronic transactions without a second level of verification that is now required for most transactions involving domestic credit cards, HR Khan said.
From: The Economic Times | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Apple Pay Grows to Support 90% of U.S. Credit Cards
From: Forbes | By: Bill Hardekopf | Friday, December 19, 2014
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American credit cardholders have started to change the way they use credit cards, with an increasing share of cardholders opting to pay their bills in full each cycle, rather than carry a bala…
From: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Companies have been using that word to justify building internet-based empires out of a mish-mash of assets with hard-to-identify synergies. Asian players like China’s Alibaba and Japan’s Softbank are amongst biggest fans of this unhelpful jargon....
From: Reuters | By: Una Galani | Friday, December 19, 2014
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I now regularly find that when I buy something from a cashier — especially small ticket items — that I have the option of tipping the salesperson.  There will be a cup for tips, or the space to write a tip into the credit card transaction.  If...
From: Marginal Revolution | By: Tyler Cowen | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Guest:Let's rethink how we monetize music....
From: VentureBeat | By: Darius Fong, weeSPIN | Friday, December 19, 2014
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I’m doing another Five Frugal Things blog post today because frugality is an ever present part of my daily life. I returned two sticks of full price deodorant to Fred Meyer as I had stocked up not realizing that I already had an extra stick on hand....
From: The Non-Consumer Advocate | By: Katy | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Money comes in every size, shape, and color imaginable. But your credit cards — though they may be remarkably different in how they work — are probably remarkably consistent in terms of size. Why is that?Read more......
From: Io9 | By: Ria Misra | Friday, December 19, 2014
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A flurry of bomb threats followed by demands for money were directed at Fernandina Beach businesses Thursday afternoon, according to the Police Department. A man who spoke with a Middle Eastern accent called the Walgreens on Sadler Road about 2:20 p.m....
From: Florida Times-Union | By: Derek Gilliam | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Gift cards are incredibly convenient for everyone involved, whether you’re the giver, or the receiver. Sure, the benefits to the giver are readily apparent. Holiday shopping is a nightmare and there are few things more tempting than to grab the first...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Edward VKanty | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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In the physical world we know what privacy is and how it works. We know it because we have developed privacy technologies and norms for thousands of years. Doors and windows are privacy technologies. So is clothing. So are manners respecting the intentions...
From: Doc Searls | By: Doc Searls | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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I remember the conversation well. I'd been separated from my ex-husband for about six months when a friend called with news that another friend was also ending her marriage. "She said something to me that I wanted to get your opinion on," my friend said....
From: Glamour | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Park-n-Fly, an Atlanta-based company that allows travelers to reserve airport parking spots, experienced a malware attack on its website that seems to have compromised customer payment informa…
From: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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About a month ago, I got a call from Discover about an attempted purchase at an H&M in New York for around $200. I had been in Boston  — with my Discover card — when the attempt was made, so needless to say, I had not been the one to make...
From: Business Insider | By: Sarah Schmalbruch | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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We’re deep into the holiday season. That means our door buzzer is ringing off the hook from graciously sent deliveries. This week In The Mail, we found a surprising grouping of fine leather goods ranging from a full-size backpack to a … The post...
From: Selectism | By: Thomas Welch | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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