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10 terrible loans you should try to avoidGettyWe've been taught that most types of debt are bad news, but these are particularly dangerous and should only be considered as a last resort.Worst loan options available More in financeHow to get the most...
From: Wallet Pop | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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Filed under: Family Money, Personal Finance, Debt Assistance, Financial Education Getty Images By Geoff Williams If money or the lack of it stresses you out, you are in a large club. In February, the American Psychological Association released a survey...
From: Daily Finance | By: U.S. News | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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It involves false identities, though no fake passports.
From: Read Write Web | By: Yael Grauer | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Traveling recently, I found myself needing transport from an offsite car rental facility near Portland’s airport. I called a recommended local taxi company and asked if it could pick me up there and take me downtown? “Yes,” came the answer. “How...
From: Newsonomics | By: Ken Doctor | Friday, April 17, 2015
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From: Uniwatch | By: Paul Lukas | Friday, April 17, 2015
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General Electric is divesting its finance business, starting with the sale of $26.5 billion of real estate assets. Back to its roots as an industrial manufacturing powerhouse, churning out jet engines, medical devices, oil drilling equipment and the...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Irwin M. Stelzer | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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Catch up on the latest offering from the Washington Technology Industry Association, a bold move made by Gravity Payments, funding for Poachable, and companies tapped for Northwest angel investment competition finals: —The Washington Technology Industry...
From: Xconomy | By: Benjamin Romano | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Pick-up, drop-off, no drama: why is this so difficult?I'm looking for a reliable laundry service/laundromat that will do wash & fold with pickup and drop-off in Brooklyn Heights. I'm open to actual laundromats or any of these app-based services that...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: annabellee | Friday, April 17, 2015
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This is the first market the payment method will be available to outside of the U.S....
From: VentureBeat | By: Ruth Reader | Friday, April 17, 2015
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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Southwest Airlines is considering replacing JPMorgan Chase as the issuer of its credit card rewards program, according to two people familiar with the matter. One of those people said Southwest has hired investment bank First...
From: TheStreet | By: Dan Freed | Friday, April 17, 2015
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When you misplace a credit card, the first thing you usually do is cancel it in case it falls into the wrong hands. But it's a hassle to wait for a new card and update your information. Discover cardholders can now get around this by temporarily freezing...
From: Lifehacker | By: Kristin Wong | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Jawbone introduced the Up4, a $200 fitness tracker that allows users to pay with their American Express credit card by tapping their wrists on a special terminal. The Up4 also tracks a user's heart rate, steps, and sleep patterns....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Friday, April 17, 2015
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From: Sofia AbrahamDate: Sun, Apr 5, 2015Subject: Refrigerator DoorAre you still accepting submissions for your Refrigerator Door? If yes, I am submitting screen shots taken from the satellite on Google Maps of people photographing the World’s Seven...
From: McSweeney's | Friday, April 17, 2015
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This is part two of my series about Beth, who is dealing with unaffordable credit card bills. In part one, I shared her detailed reader question, and I didn’t know her personal debt relief que…
From: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Friday, April 17, 2015
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The Top Gun remake is going to suck. More.
From: Reason | By: J.D. Tuccille | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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AT the start of 2015, the yield on German 10-year bonds was 0.54%, which probably didn't look very enticing to investors. Now however, the yield is just 0.1% and seems to be heading inexorably for zero. Already the average yield on all German debt is...
From: The Economist | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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Traveling recently, I found myself needing transport from an offsite car rental facility near Portland’s airport. I called a recommended local taxi company and asked if it could pick me up there and take me downtown? “Yes,” came the answer. “How...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Ken Doctor | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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Filed under: Shopping, How to Save Money, Shopping Trends micro10x/Shutterstock By Kyle James If you're an avid deal hunter like me, there is no doubt that outlet shopping can be a great way to save money. To maximize your savings, you need to know these...
From: Daily Finance | By: Wise Bread | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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Madrid (AFP) - Spanish tax authorities carried out new searches of former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato's Madrid offices in a money-laundering probe as the country questioned whether he had been made a scapegoat in the ruling Popular Party's anti-corruption...
From: Business Insider | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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The current push for expanded state "religious freedom" laws is thanks in large part to the work of the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), an extreme right-wing legal group that's worked to criminalize gay sex across the globe.  A $39 million non-profit...
From: Media Matters | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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Spring, an eight-month-old shopping app that partners with hundreds of brands, has raised a $25 million Series B round to become the first big mobile shopping mall. It's also launching on Android today. Investors include Spring co-founder David Tisch's...
From: Business Insider | By: Alyson Shontell | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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Small retailers will still have to pay transaction fees, but they may not always have to pay for the card readers needed for contactless payments....
From: VentureBeat | By: Mark Sullivan | Friday, April 17, 2015
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For the following scenarios, I was informed that there'll be a soft inquiry involved Opening a Checking account at a credit union Requesting a Credit limit increase on a Credit card Signing up for Comcast/Centurylink. From what I understand, a soft inquiry...
From: Money Stack Exchange | By: user1324816 | Friday, April 17, 2015
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To kiss Madonna or not...that was the big question on search this week. Read on to find out more.Best I ever had?In the land of music festivals, Coachella is the biggest of them all. With thousands of fans and celebrities swarming to the California desert...
From: Google Blog | By: Google Blogs | Friday, April 17, 2015
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by The Billfold Ester: Hello! Nicole: Hi! So today I learned that I don’t really know what a mutual fund is. Turns out it is so much more than what I was imagining. Ester: Hahahaha I thought we were going to talk about Women on 20s, not our own ignorance...
From: The Billfold | By: The Billfold | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Police link him to 12 daytime heists, credit card fraud
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: By Milpitas Post Staff | Friday, April 17, 2015
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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Since its split from General Electric last summer, Synchrony Financial has been looking to prove it can stand on its own. And with a stock that has surged 33% since its IPO, many investors believe it can. For more than 80 years,...
From: TheStreet | By: James Passeri | Friday, April 17, 2015
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You have a million things to do before you leave for a trip, so it's very easy to let some important to-dos slip through the cracks. Read through our list of things people often forget to do before bidding adieu to their homes to make sure you're ready...
From: SavvySugar | By: Emily-Co | Friday, April 17, 2015
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This year I opened my first credit card. It comes with a $500 credit limit and an interest rate that almost exceeds my age. If you’re wondering why I’m so excited to be the owner of what is basically a Fisher-Price credit card, you have to understand...
From: Las Vegas Review-Journal | Friday, April 17, 2015
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by Douglas Light My sister called crying. “Do you know where Thomasville, Georgia, is?” she asked. It was 5 p.m. on a Sunday. She lived in Memphis near my folks, and I lived in Harlem far from any family. “I’ve never even heard of the place....
From: The Billfold | By: Douglas Light | Friday, April 17, 2015
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 The Coin card (promising to let you combine all your credit/debit/loyalty cards into a single piece of tech) has delayed for so long that you might have forgotten that you ordered one. In November of 2013, the YC-backed company blew past its $50,000...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Going to your neighborhood nail salon and your trusted hair stylist for the past several years is a fine beauty routine and all, but not quite in tune with the times we live in—that is, the future. In the same way you've ditched that pile of takeout...
From: Racked | By: Laura Gurfein | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Is there anyone out there who has to do identity verification for remote testing? I obviously have to get the participants to sign an NDA but my legal department wants me to take it a step further and to verify the participants identity. If you do have...
From: User Interface Stack Exchange | By: Fletchling | Friday, April 17, 2015
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American Express is getting crushed. In morning trading on Friday, the stock fell by nearly 5% to as low as $76.92 a share, a level it hasn't reached since July 2013. American Express was the worst performer on the Dow on Friday. The credit card and...
From: Business Insider | By: Akin Oyedele | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Pledgeling’s app lets individuals make “micro-donations” of $5 or more through their smartphones, and keeps track of all charitable contributions they make in one place.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Lora Kolodny | Friday, April 17, 2015
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There is such a thing as a good reason for using a credit card. Here are three of them
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You’ve been there, and I have too. It’s that moment of sheer exhaustion when you finally put the finishing touches on that new ebook you’re going to give away, that audio recording you’ll sell, or that video series you’re using to launch your...
From: Copyblogger | By: Pamela Wilson | Friday, April 17, 2015
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By Maren Hogan and Kerry Pivovar By now, we have all heard about Gravity Payments’ CEO, Dan Price. His minimum wage pay bump to even his lowest-level of employees leaves us all…...
From: Recruiting Blogs | By: Maren Hogan | Friday, April 17, 2015
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When your credit card is lost or stolen you want to shut it down right away to prevent fraudulent transactions....
From: MSNBC | By: Herb Weisbaum | Friday, April 17, 2015
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The dreaded expense reports. Employees hate preparing them. Companies hate reviewing them. They seem to be painful for everyone involved, yet companies can’t get away from them all together. You’re asking yourself why this might be an important topic....
From: Fraud Files | By: Tracy Coenen | Friday, April 17, 2015
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People like receiving perks. Credit card issuers know this, and they offer all sorts of gifts and benefits to attract new customers in an extremely competitive credit card marketplace.
From: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Spanish authorities launched an investigation of former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato on allegations of fraud and money laundering. Rato was taken from his home in Madrid on Thursday by officers from Spanish tax authorities, while police searched his home and...
From: Novinite | Friday, April 17, 2015
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The credit card issuer, which also lost several co-branding deals, said total revenue, net of interest expense, fell 2.7 percent to $7.95 billion....
From: New York Times | By: REUTERS | Friday, April 17, 2015
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NEW YORK: American Express Co, the world's largest credit card issuer, reported quarterly revenue that fell short of analysts' estimates, hurt by a stronger dollar and the loss of several co-branded tie-ups. AmEx's shares fell 1.4 percent to $79.80 after...
From: The Star Malaysia | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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(Reuters) - American Express Co, the world's largest credit card issuer, reported quarterly revenue that fell short of analysts' estimates, hurt by a stronger dollar and the loss of several co-branded tie-ups....
From: Reuters | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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American Express Co, the world's largest credit card issuer, reported quarterly revenue that fell short of analysts' estimates, hurt by a stronger dollar and the loss of several co-branded tie-ups.
From: Channel News Asia | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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If these FTC complaints are to be believed, Rightscorp is doing pretty much everything Morgan Pietz's class action lawsuit has accused it of. Among other wrongful conduct: Rightscorp has engaged in telephone harassment and abuse (15 U.S.C. § 1692d);...
From: Techdirt | By: Tim Cushing | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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Former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato has been detained by police following a search of his home in Madrid. He is already under investigation for alleged fraud and misusing company credit cards.
From: Deutsche Welle | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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American Express Co, the world's largest credit card issuer, reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly profit, helped by higher spending by U.S. card holders and an increase in net interest income.
From: Channel News Asia | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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