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MasterCard Inc. recently reported a 12% increase in gross dollar volume, a 15% increase in cross-border volume, and a 10% increase in processed transactions. This is not the first time MasterCard has been in the news recently. According to an earlier...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Matthew He | Friday, October 31, 2014
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The question of "recovery" really boils down to this: how much longer can the top 10% prop up the expansion?A flurry of recent media stories have addressed housing unaffordability, for example Why Middle-Class Americans Can't Afford to Live in Liberal...
From: Of Two Minds | By: Charles Hugh Smith | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Instead of claiming that young people take gender equality for granted, we should be recognizing their work for reproductive rights and striving to better support them. Image: Eugenio Marongiu / Shutterstock.com The post Actually, Young People Are Leading...
From: RH Reality Check | By: Erin Matson | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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by Megan Johnson Cheryl Strayed may now be a New York Times bestselling author, but the “Wild” writer says she remained in the red until recently. “I just paid off on my student loan debt on my 44th birthday, 2 years ago,” Cheryl told the crowd...
From: The Billfold | By: Megan Johnson | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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According to the latest AARP Bulletin there are many scams that occur between October 15th and December 7th which is the Medicare Open Enrollment period....
From: WBZ-TV | By: karenebuscemi | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Filed under: Black Friday, Holiday Shopping, How to Save Money, Saving altafulla/Shutterstock Are you ready for all the expenses that come with the holidays? Let's make it a little less stressful by looking at eight ways to save in the next eight weeks....
From: Daily Finance | By: Sophia Bera | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Filed under: Mortgages, Credit, Personal Finance, Interest Rates, Credit Score Getty Images Back in August, the USDA released its annual report on the cost of raising a child. This year's big, scary number? $245,000. Well, now we have an even bigger,...
From: Daily Finance | By: Matt Brownell | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Money might not be the root of all evil, but it is the root of some....
From: The Atlantic | By: Joe Pinsker | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The mobile payment battleground is currently in chaos, with customer loyalty programs, retailer apps and Apple Pay each marshaling troops, attacking supply lines and forming shaky—sometimes short-sighted—alliances. Just weeks after launch, consumers...
From: Time | By: Ben Taylor | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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You might talk about how much you hate large bezels, but LG is actually doing something about it. It just unveiled a 5.3-inch, 1080p LCD display with 0.7mm bezels, less than the width of a credit card. The Korean company said they're the world's......
From: Engadget | By: Steve Dent | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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by Mike Dang It’s time to check in on our debt payments and savings goals again. If you’re joining us for the first time, you can read about our decision to publicly keep track of our debt here. Pull up those balances! Logan’s paying off a Citi...
From: The Billfold | By: Mike Dang | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Once again, the Walmart website made a pricing error, and once again shoppers tried to pounce on it only to later have their orders canceled. And as always happens in these situations, some of these folks are mistakenly claiming that this was a bait-and-switch...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Apple's aApple Pay hasawon headlines since its debut on Oct. 20, but the mobile wallet wars have just begun. Don’t expect a lone winner, said Gil Mermelstein, New York-lead for bank consulting firm West Monroe Partners. “There...
From: TheStreet | By: Robert McGarvey | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Does your phone lack screen real estate? That might seem like a strange question, given that smartphones seem to grow in size with each generation. But if you don't have the palms to hold a phablet, LG has developed an LCD panel for smartphones that...
From: Mashable | By: Rex Santus | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Heading into the final hour of trading, theaS&P 500abriefly flirted with 2,000, underscoring a recovery in stock markets at the end of October, as economic data indicate the U.S. economy is performing strongly. The Conference...
From: TheStreet | By: Antoine Gara | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- BothaVisaa andaMasterCarda are up in afternoon trading Thursday, 9% and 7%, respectively, after the credit card giants reported quarterly earnings. TheStreet's Jim Cramer says both stocks are partially aided by the news that China...
From: TheStreet | By: Andrew Meola | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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by Mike Dang and Logan Sachon Mike: We’re going to do a monthly debt check-in later today. Let me know what your new balance is. Logan: It’s gone up. Mike: Do you want to chat with me now to explain why? Is it stuff you’re waiting to expense? Ubers...
From: The Billfold | By: Mike Dang and Logan Sachon | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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by Nicole Dieker When he flipped the coin, he knew how it would land. Dean Thomas didn’t know a lot of things, but he did know that. It was a simple spell. He tried not to do spells, most of the time, except when it didn’t count. Accio socks and...
From: The Billfold | By: Nicole Dieker | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- U.S. stock markets turned mixedaafter a report from the Commerce Department showed U.S. gross domestic product grew 3.5% in the third quarter, beating economists' estimates. Visa pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average higher...
From: TheStreet | By: Antoine Gara | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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As many of you know, I’m constantly trying out little lifestyle changes and tweaks just to see if they’re something that actually saves money and if they’re something that integrates well into my life. I’ll usually try out these tactics for a...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Trent | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- General Electric Co. ais in early stage talks to sell its stakes likely worth over $1 billion in its South Korean auto financing and credit card businesses, sources told the Wall Street Journal. In what would be the company's...
From: TheStreet | By: Tedd Cohen | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The Federal Trade Commission filed suit against a British-based dating company alleging that it created fake automated profiles to trick paid members into believing that they were receiving texts from other real people on its several dating websites....
From: Big Government | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Filed under: Family Money, Personal Finance, Financial Education Getty Images Let's say you're having some money troubles. Maybe your spouse has been laid off; maybe you're under a mountain of debt. Whatever the situation, it's affecting your whole family,...
From: Daily Finance | By: Paula Pant | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A number of major retailers, most notably Walmart, have yet to allow shoppers to use the recently launched Apple Pay system at checkout, and national drugstore chains Rite-Aid and CVS stopped offering Apple Pay as an option after only a few days. That’s...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Here's a bad sign for CurrentC, the fledgling mobile payment system in development by a consortium of retailers.  CurrentC is sending emails to people warning them "that unauthorized third parties obtained the e-mail addresses of some of you." It doesn't...
From: Business Insider | By: Jay Yarow | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Ask ten people to answer the question, “What sets Apple apart from other consumer electronics and technology companies?” and you’re likely to get twenty different answers. Some point to its design sensibilities, others its savvy branding and...
From: Pando Daily | By: Michael Carney | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The NGP from Incipio is the best bet to protect your shiny new iPhone 6
From: Time | By: Alex Fitzpatrick | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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It’s not exactly taking candy from a baby, but plundering strollers to make off with parents’ wallets is still pretty darn low. Police had been on the lookout for a 60-year-old suspect caught on surveillance cameras in Whole Foods stores in New York...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Curb your enthusiasm.
From: Read Write Web | By: Owen Thomas | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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On Wednesday, Poynt unveiled its flagship product: a “smart” payment terminal intended for small and medium-sized merchants. Based on the Android mobile operating system, this gadget includes two screens (a main one facing the merchant, and a second,...
From: Wired | By: Davey Alba | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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In order for Apple Pay to become the payment of the future, merchants actually need to be able to accept it. A new crop of competitors are popping up to provide the most affordable, technology-savvy solution for businesses eager to adopt Apple Pay and EMV...
From: VentureBeat | By: Ruth Reader | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares ofaMasterCarda rose 1.99% to $77.50 in after-hours trading Wednesday after fellow credit card giant Visaa areported fourth-quarter earnings that surpassed analysts' expectations. Visaareported a 17% year-over-year increase...
From: TheStreet | By: Andrew Meola | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Do you feel unorganized when it comes to your personal finances? Our friends at All You are here to help with that. Check out their step-by-step instructions and tips for getting your finances in order. Taking care of your family finances is like having...
From: SavvySugar | By: All-You | Friday, October 31, 2014
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A recent Gallup survey found that 69% of Americans worry “frequently” or “occasionally” about having a credit card compromised by computer hackers. It’s not shocking. Consumers are becoming more educated on the topic, and financial institutions...
From: Forbes | By: Adam Levin | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Updated from 6:51 a.m. EDT NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are 10 things you should know for Wednesday, Oct. 29: 1. -- U.S. stock futures were trading mixed Wednesday ahead of a Federal Reserve announcement on interest rates and the central bank's stimulus...
From: TheStreet | By: Joseph Woelfel | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The Federal Reserve announced the end of its quantitative easing program Wednesday and that made the market somewhat happy Thursday.  Just because the Fed is finished purchasing Treasuries doesn't mean interest rates will automatically...
From: TheStreet | By: Bret Kenwell | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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STRONG earnings by credit card giant Visa have sent its stock soaring, almost single-handedly powering the Dow to a 1.3 per cent gain.
From: The Australian | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Filed under: Identity Theft, Credit, Retail, Holiday Shopping, Ripoffs & Scams Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images By Krystina Gustafson | @KrystinaGustafs After the data breach heard 'round the world hit Target (TGT) last year, will shoppers...
From: Daily Finance | By: CNBC | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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If you chose PaaS as hosting for your application, you probably had or will have this problem: Your app is deployed to small "containers" (known as dynos in Heroku, or gears in OpenShift) and you want to scale it. In order to do so, you increase the...
From: NETTUTS | By: Maciej Sopyło | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Interesting interview.
From: The Big Lead | By: Ryan Glasspiegel | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Why that is whacky talk, we’ve evolved past blatant racism to the point where the conservatives and reactionaries have to at least come up with something that fails the giggle test in their efforts to disenfranchise the “wrong” types of voters....
From: Balloon Juice | By: Richard Mayhew | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Wait… WHAT!? White Father Says He Hopes His Biracial Son Stays White Via The Grio reports: In a new essay for Yahoo! Parenting, a white father details a partial list of things that he can take for granted...
From: Bossip | By: deolacola | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Apple Pay is easy, convenient, and instantly popular enough that its rivals are already trying to kill it through collusion. Of course that's when you're making purchases. How easy is it to deal with things like canceled credit cards? Apparently,......
From: TUAW | By: John-Michael Bond | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Filed under: Earnings, Market News Alamy By MATTHEW CRAFT NEW YORK -- Solid quarterly results from a range of big companies helped send the stock market slightly higher Thursday. The standout was Visa, whose 10 percent jump helped tug the Dow Jones industrial...
From: Daily Finance | By: The Associated Press | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Could an Apple-Alibaba alliance be in the works? The two formidable tech companies have started a well-choreographed dance around Apple's new mobile payment system, Apple Pay, which some big retail chains in the U.S. are snubbing.  Jack Ma, the billionaire...
From: AdWeek | By: Robert Mann | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Especially if you're a parent
From: Time | By: Charlotte Alter | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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BEIJING (AP) -- China says it will ease restrictions on credit cards in a move that might give Visa , MasterCard and other foreign competitors greater access to the Chinese market. Foreign companies will be allowed for the first time to apply to set...
From: TheStreet | By: The Associated Press | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Your customers are Making their own goods in the Maker Movement and Sharing their resources –rather than buying them from you!  Do you want to know why?  We’ve conducted research in a pragmatic method via interviews and more to find out why....
From: Jeremiah Owyang | By: jeremiah_owyang | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The media loves blowing little things up into huge stories. Whether it's something in your refrigerator that's out to kill you or a the filthiness of a jacuzzi, most of this stuff is meant to grab your attention long enough to scare you without actually...
From: Lifehacker | By: Thorin Klosowski | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Being able to trust online transactions is a major part of e-commerce. But given the data breaches du jour, the technology meant to prevent fraud may also stop legitimate business. What’s a website to do? Trustev, founded in Cork, Ireland, and with...
From: Xconomy | By: João-Pierre S. Ruth | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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