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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Tech stocks dominated the panel discussion during CNBC's "Fast Money" Thursday, with Amazon reporting a blundering third-quarter miss and Microsoft posting a stronger-than-expected fiscal first quarter.a Amazonashares plunged...
From: TheStreet | By: Dawn Kawamoto | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Spot the gilded facade SPEND a few days in Yangon, and you can almost believe you are in a country with a functioning financial sector. ATMs, completely absent just a few years ago, now dot the city. Credit cards are increasingly (though still not widely)...
From: The Economist | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Filed under: Bankruptcy, Personal Finance, Divorce, People, Financial Education Kathy Willens/APTexas entrepreneur Sam Wyly at U.S. District Court in New York last May. By Robert Frank | @robtfrank Being rich is getting expensive. Just ask Sam Wyly and...
From: Daily Finance | By: CNBC | Friday, October 24, 2014
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First-time 401(k) plan enrollees are soaring as young workers enter the labor force. This is a positive development. But it won't solve our savings crisis by itself....
From: Time | By: Dan Kadlec | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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I made a major appliance purchase at a major brick-and-mortar retailer via the web earlier this month. When the items were delivered they didn't fit and had to be returned. The items came in a set and, checking my credit card, it appears that, while...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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This article originally appeared on Refinery29.com. The modern dating scene is tough — we know that all too well. Finding a great partner feels like hitting the jackpot, so you might be tempted to overlook certain serious red flags in the name of love....
From: Time | By: jakeomansoor | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A Bulgarian national was sentenced to 30 months in jail in the US on Thursday for participation in Shadowcrew, a virtual online marketplace for malicious hacking and identity theft. Aleksi Kolarov, 32, operated the site along with 18 co-conspirators,...
From: Novinite | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Lots of people live in this city. Good for them.
From: The Big Lead | By: Ty Duffy | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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When Apple Pay officially launched earlier this week with the release of iOS 8.1, many rushed to local participating retailers to be among the first to use their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus as a mobile wallet. Early reviews peg it as easy to use and incredibly...
From: Mashable | By: Rex Santus | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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We are here and here we areThe post Our House gets back to its business appeared first on Macleans.ca.
From: Macleans | By: Aaron Wherry | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Apple Pay will allow iPhones to act like credit cards, easing the way to a wallet-less future. What can Apple learn from past payment plans?
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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When the last big scare you had was that jury summons, you know you're in desperate need of some Halloween fun.The post 5 Ways Halloween Makes Me Feel Like a Kid Again appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Lori Garcia | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Average family owes $15,000. in credit card bills, see how an expert helped one family trying to become debt free.
From: ABC News | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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by Mike Dang Apple’s mobile payments system, Apple Pay, was launched this week, and is working in national retail chains like Macy’s, Whole Foods, Walgreens, and Subway. Quartz has a guide to how it all works. Essentially, you’d connect one of...
From: The Billfold | By: Mike Dang | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Apple Pay is simple to set up and start using, but those who dig a little deeper can customize and take control of the mobile payments system, such as choosing the default card that appears when a transaction is initiated, or remotely removing cards...
From: Apple Insider | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Market-leading public cloud Amazon Web Services (AWS) had another rough quarter revenue-wise in the third quarter of 2014, Amazon.com disclosed in its earnings statement today. And while Amazon continues to be vague about the financial figures of its...
From: VentureBeat | By: Jordan Novet | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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by Annie Nilsson Originally published April 30, 2012. I am a 30-year-old woman with an arts degree and some geographic commitment issues, so for much of my adult life, I’ve been in situations where I’ve earned unimpressive amounts of money, but have...
From: The Billfold | By: Annie Nilsson | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Flint Mobile has raised $9.4 million in Series C funding. Verizon Ventures, the investing arm of mobile and broadband provider Verizon Communications, led the round with participation from Digicel, Storm Ventures, True Ventures and Peninsula Ventures....
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The Bill of Rights was designed to protect the People from their government. That's quite literally becoming history today as new challenges, now from local law enforcement, chip away at the Fourth Amendment's protections of privacy. New laws and devices...
From: Firedoglake | By: Peter Van Buren | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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“Learn To Live On Cash” At first, this seems like good financial advice: pay cash for everything you buy, and you’ll never get into financial trouble. A slew of TV shows, like Till Debt Do Us Part, Suze Orman, and […]
From: John Chow | By: John Chow | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Not all Apple Pay winners are created equal
From: Time | By: Sam Frizell | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Filed under: Life Stage Lessons Shutterstock Every one of us has had "aha! moments." Epiphanies. Days when we reach a crossroads and realize that we have to make some changes. For the next two months, we're sharing moments like those in our Life Stage...
From: Daily Finance | By: Carol Kopp | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Some Bank of America credit- and debit-card users have been charged twice for the same purchase when they use Apple Pay. The bank said it is reversing the charges and working on a fix....
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Georgia Wells | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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In March 2012, 15-year-old “S” was sold in the metro D.C. area as a 19-year-old “Judy.” In June 2012, a 16-year-old from Maryland was trafficked by a pimp who posted her on Backpage.com for a series of days with the subject line “My hour glass...
From: Firedoglake | By: Crane-Station | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Three of the best credit cards for going out.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Are you switching homes and overwhelmed with everything you have to move? Our friends at Trulia have compiled a list of 30 essential items to pack for your first night in a new home. Moving to a new home and trying to pack light for a few days? Maybe...
From: SavvySugar | By: Trulia | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Visa were gaining 1.4% to $213.89 after-hours Wednesday after the credit card company increased its quarterly dividend by 20%. Visa announced that it will increase it quarterly dividend to 48 cents a share from its previous...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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by Christine DiGangi, Credit.com After a year of looking for and preparing to buy a home, Nick and his wife finally found a place they wanted. They were in the middle of filling out mortgage pre-approval paperwork when Nick’s wife stopped him. She...
From: The Billfold | By: Christine DiGangi, Credit.com | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO (TheStreet) – Fortinet posted a strongerathird quarter performanceathan Wall Street analysts expected, as the network security company benefited from greater demand for security products in the wake of high-profile breaches and the strength...
From: TheStreet | By: Dawn Kawamoto | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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By By Dan Hyde Coming to Britain next year, the ‘contactless’ cards that respond that let you pay with a touch of your finger (print) Source:: Telegraph...
From: Palestine Telegraph | By: PT Editor | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Coming to Britain next year, the 'contactless' cards that respond that let you pay with a touch of your finger (print)...
From: Telegraph | By: By Dan Hyde | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Obama political brand has taken a beating in the polls in recent months, but in Denver Colorado Michelle Obama tries to rediscover some of the old sparkle....
From: Telegraph | By: Peter Foster | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Lost job. Without a net. I am SO screwed...Ok, I'll stick to bullet points. I usually try to post eloquently; I'm not in the mood for that. - I'm in my early 40s, I don't have a college education. In (Big City) Canada. - For seven years, up to a year...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Soap D. Spencer | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Half of small firms think funding support is 'inadequate', and too many rely on credit cards, a survey says...
From: Telegraph | By: Elizabeth Anderson | Friday, October 24, 2014
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I remember the day well. It was a bitterly cold, dreary January day in St. Louis; no leaves left on the tall sticks in our backyard that had recently resembled trees. I was pacing the floor and holding our 6-month-old daughter, who had a propensity toward...
From: Business Insider | By: Michelle McDowell | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Citibank is poised to become the second financial institution to provide customers with free credit scores each month. But that’s only if customers stick with the company after its latest fee hike. CNNMoney reports that starting in January Citibank...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Staples is investigating a possible breach of payment card data and has contacted law enforcement about the matter, making it the latest US retailer to become a possible victim of a cyberattack. Staples shares fell in early morning trading on the news. ...
From: Christian Science Monitor | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Office supply store Staples may be joining the likes of Dairy Queen, Jimmy Johns and Home Depot as the latest national retailer to be hit with a cyberattack. Reuters reports that Staples announced late Monday evening that it was investigating a possible...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Big spending and lower-than-expected forecast for the holiday season put a cloud over the e-commerce giant’s shares...
From: Time | By: emilystraus | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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For those who’ve been wondering how to monetize their social media following, a new content-creation subscription site might be the answer. ConnectPal allows any person to provide content and any person to subscribe to that content without the content...
From: Media Bistro | By: Sonja Hegman Andras | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Etsy is offering up its own credit card reader to its sellers, competing with popular mobile point-of-sale services like Square. Craft fair credit: Etsy intros a credit card reader for offline sales originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014....
From: PaidContent | By: Kevin Fitchard | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Aleksi Kolarov, 32, who pleaded guilty to identify theft and related charges, was connected to a mysterious group known as the Shadowcrew, which became a virtual on-line bazaar for people to buy and sell stolen credit card numbers.
From: Newark Star-Ledger | By: Ted Sherman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Here’s a surgeon that’s in the know with data brokers.  He’s tuned in and knows how data can be used against you.  He talks how the data selling impacts reporting to the type of care patients get. If you read here often enough, you hear a lot...
From: The Medical Quack | By: Medical Quack | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Icelandic airline Wow is kicking off new routes from the U.S. to Europe with some incredible introductory fares.
From: SmarterTravel | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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What we know so far about the alleged Ottawa shooterThe post What we know about alleged Ottawa shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Lindsey Wiebe | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Your wallet should be an organizational tool, not a catch-all.  If yours is bulging with month-old receipts, random gift cards, and every single credit card you own, it may be time for a little process of elimination. Recently, the Today Show aired...
From: Business Insider | By: Sarah Schmalbruch | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Microsoft Corp is stepping up its efforts to entice enterprises to adopt its up-and-coming Windows 10 operating system, providing details of a range of new security features that’ll be built into the final release. The plans were discussed in a …...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Mike Wheatley | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Kim Kartrashian was born with a silver spoon in her mouth and decades later that silver spoon was replaced with Ray-J’s boomerang peen, which made her family of fame whores even richer and worldwide famous. But the human fart bubble of potent delusion...
From: Dlisted | By: Michael K | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Crowdfunding is a new tool that entrepreneurs and business-savvy creatives can use to raise funds and awareness for upcoming projects. Unlike venture capital where investors get shares in your start-up in exchange for money, crowdfunding lets people...
From: Momeo Magazine | By: Justine Schofield | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Filed under: Identity Theft, Credit, Personal Finance, Credit Cards Eric Audras/PhotoAlto By Matt Schultz Fourteen times a day. That's how often the average Facebook (FB) user with a smartphone checks the social network, according to a 2013 International...
From: Daily Finance | By: U.S. News | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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