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As a true crime journalist who searches for the missing, I am keenly aware of the breadcrumbs I’m leaving behind throughout a typical day. If I were to suddenly disappear, these bits of information will mean everything to detectives. But I worry that...
From: Boing Boing | By: James Renner | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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How four ordinary Americans became millionaires in their own right.
From: Business Insider | By: Nancy Mann Jackson | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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There’s no escaping the pressure that U.S. inequality exerts on parents to make sure their kids succeed.
From: The Atlantic | By: Rebecca J. Rosen | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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Maclean's readers write in The post Letters: ‘Your cover about marijuana availability was ridiculous’ appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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Keren Bobker advises a debtor who wants to go on holiday but is concerned about getting arrested at the airport.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Friday, May 6, 2016
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Kohl's now make it possible for its customers to begin using Apple Pay and simultaneously earn Yes2You Rewards loyalty points. See what other benefits this brings to customers. The post Kohl’s Customers Can Now Earn Rewards Using Apple Pay appeared...
From: MultiChannel Merchant | By: Daniela Forte | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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A confusing system is worse than an unpopular one.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Rafi Mohammed | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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Analysts point out, however, that business credit cards should also only be used for purchases…
From: Black Enterprise | By: Stacey Tisdale | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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It all comes down to making the right money moves.
From: Business Insider | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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More money will be spent on IoT-related consumer activities than any other market save insurance and healthcare. Here's a lesson on how IoT offers opportunities for marketers. The post How IoT Offers Opportunities for Marketers appeared first on Chiefmarketer....
From: Chief Marketer | By: Curtis Thornhill | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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Three months ago, I stupidly put down my credit card to pay for my best friend's bachelorette weekend away in late May. The bride, four other bridesmaids, and me are staying at an expensive AirBnB, and the other women--none of whom I know well--promised...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Yoko Ono's Advice Column | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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We all do dumb stuff with our money, especially when we're young.
From: Business Insider | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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by Paul Kiel Millions of Americans live with the possibility that, at any moment, their wages or the cash in their bank accounts could be seized over an old debt. It’s an easily ignored part of America’s financial system, in part due to a common...
From: ProPublica | By: ProPublica | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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Editors Note: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has just issued a regulation that will restore some of the rights denied to consumers, as detailed in this article by Katherine Stone from our Spring 2016 issue. Subscribe here.  The death of Antonin...
From: The American Prospect | By: Katherine V.W. Stone | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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My passion for farmers markets is part of my identity. I mean that literally: I used to fill out online dating profiles that asked me to list “five things I couldn’t live without,” and I would inevitably write: Basketball, books, farmers markets,...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Drew Housman | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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Ding, dong, the witch of mandatory arbitration is (on its way to being) dead.
From: Naked Capitalism | By: Yves Smith | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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The CFPB says its new rule will help consumers. But all it will do is enrich trial lawyers.
From: Politico | By: Lisa Rickard | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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“The thing that worries me about the computer age is the fact that people know so much about you. It’s an incredible invasion of privacy," Thom Yorke told Unruly Hearts back in 2012. "And no matter where you are in the world people can monitor you...
From: Mashable | By: Tricia Gilbride | Friday, May 6, 2016
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When Ariel Tseitlin joined Netflix in 2011 to help it transition from a movie DVD rental company to a Web-based streaming entertainment service, his team had to build Netflix’s cloud architecture. There was nothing out there to buy, Tseitlin says....
From: Xconomy | By: Bernadette Tansey | Friday, May 6, 2016
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From: The Atlantic | By: Chris Bodenner | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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iStockThis story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Industry Insider" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Zooz, an Israel-based payments platform that works to facilitate cross-border payment acceptance for merchants, announced the...
From: Business Insider | By: BI Intelligence | Friday, May 6, 2016
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I presently have: Credit Card, £2250 balance, interest rate of 17.43% Credit Card, £1500 balance, interest rate of 39.9% (3.5% min payment) Credit Card, £2400, interest rate of 34% Overdraft of £1300 Vehicle finance, car value approximately £7995,...
From: Money Stack Exchange | By: t0mgerman | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Serial entrepreneur says he may be 'fearless' in business but he adopts a sensible approach for his personal and family finances.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Friday, May 6, 2016
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'Strict procedures are followed in the recruitment process'
From: The Daily Caller | By: Luke Rosiak | Friday, May 6, 2016
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: Earlier this year, I booked a round-trip flight on American Airlines from Minneapolis to Shannon, Ireland, for May using Travelocity.com. The next day, Travelocity sent me a message that American Airlines had increased the price. All was well until...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: By Christopher Elliott | Friday, May 6, 2016
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The application of Financial Technology is a major part of our vision for local ‘close the loop,” transaction marketing. As an executive from MasterCard Advisors noted during one of our 2011 events, “You are what you buy, not what you search for.”...
From: Local Onliner | By: Peter | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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The good and bad news about standard policies The post What does home insurance cover? appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Canadian Business | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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Drug dogs are permission slips for warrantless searches. That's it. They may have been legitimate when they first became part of law enforcement work, but they've devolved into malleable props in the ongoing farce that is the the Drug War. Despite these...
From: Techdirt | By: Tim Cushing | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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Buried in the fine print of credit card agreements, bank accounts and insurance policies are what are known as binding, or mandatory, arbitration clauses. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed a rule Thursday that would ban arbitration clauses,...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: Associated Press | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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Square shares dropped as much as 15% after hours, as expenses grew and losses mounted.
From: Business Insider | By: Eugene Kim | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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The top U.S. consumer financial regulator proposed a rule Thursday that would make it easier for ordinary consumers to file class-action lawsuits against their banks, rather than seek a resolution through mandatory arbitration. Most U.S. bank customers...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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"These major losers are gonna have a problem, I guarantee."
From: Grub Street Boston | By: Clint Rainey | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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Really the only link you need this week -- Met Gala arrivals!And here's what the stars wore to the Met Gala after parties.And while we're talking Met Gala, we have to talk about Claire Danes, the one person who totally nailed the theme.Why Lizzie McGuire...
From: College Fashion | By: Zephyr - Editor in Chief | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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The majority of airline passengers fly coach, but a small percentage of the population regularly enjoys first-class accommodations on airplanes. While these passengers may be loaded and able to afford the costly tickets, the price is still beyond the...
From: SavvySugar | By: Alex Matjanec | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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From loans to homes to relationships.
From: Business Insider | By: Jessica Mai | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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A big-bootied Instagram model who bears a striking resemblance to Kim Kardashian was arrested for using a stolen gift card pilfered from a guest at a trendy Manhattan hotel. Angelina Van De Wiel, 25, known online as MayaDutch, is charged with possession...
From: New York Post | By: Rebecca Rosenberg | Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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Official description: Voluntary alternatives to and modifications of statutory notice-and-takedown process; best practices; collaborative efforts of content owners, service providers and others to address online infringement, including availability of...
From: Rebecca Tushnet | By: Rebecca Tushnet | Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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Harvard researchers find that fewer consumers are using credit cards because government regulations are making it harder for them to open credit card accounts in the first place.
From: Inside ARM | By: Doug Johnson | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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May 5 is celebrated as World Password Day, an opportuni […]...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Mellisa Tolentino | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday proposed new rules to block credit card companies, banks and other companies to only settle disputes through arbitration....
From: MarketWatch | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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Vegan options aren't just expanding on menus.
From: Ecorazzi | By: admin | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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As one of its daily deals, Best Buy offers the Cole Haan Messenger Bag in Black, model no. 16CHRM11099-BLK, for $49.99 with free shipping. That's $100 under the lowest total price we could find for a similar Cole Haan bag elsewhere. It features a zippered...
From: CNET | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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The CFPB is proposing new rules on forced arbitration, which may be important if you have a beef with your bank or credit card issuer.
From: CNBC | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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‘Tonight there is a moon-rind, a nicotined fingernail, hanging low over the lake; above it, a Swarovski sparkler of a star.’ The post Mayo Oh Mayo appeared first on Granta Magazine....
From: Granta | By: Luke | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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Banks have capped daily withdrawals
From: Time | By: Mark Rivett-Carnac | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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See this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Stephanie Thompsonfor Brooklyn PaperI didn’t plan to stop a bike ride with my kids along the Portland, Ore. waterfront to buy legalized pot, but the opportunity presented itself, and I took it. Marijuana has been...
From: The Brooklyn Paper | By: By Stephanie Thompson | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is proposing a rule that would limit clauses forcing customers to agree to arbitration instead of pursuing class action suits.
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NEW YORK (AP) — If government regulators get their way, it’s going to become a lot easier to sue your bank. By and large, U.S. bank customers have signed away their right to sue their bank in court, often without being aware of it. Buried in the...
From: Seattle Times | By: KEN SWEET | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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Mummy Cat by IdeasConPatatasWhen kitties want to find a costume to wear to a fancy dress party they don't go to the stores, because they're not allowed to travel that far, and they don't order stuff online because cats can't have credit cards. So what...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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