User: newstrust Topic: Personal Finance
Category: Credit Cards
Last updated: Jan 16 2019 18:25 IST RSS 2.0
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In the Fyre Fest documentary battle, will Hulu or Netflix come out on top? 16.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Take one for the team.

That’s what Andy King had been asked to do. For weeks, Fyre Fest — a supposed new and luxurious Bahamian music festival that had attracted the interest of thousands of Instagram-loving millennials — had been on the brink of collapse. King, a 57-year-old respected event producer...

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Credit card insurance that doesn't cover what you thought you paid for 16.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Thanks to columnist David Lazarus for bringing up the issue of credit card protection insurance, but I do not believe he goes far enough.

Promoting something that purports to protect the family of the cardholder from financial liability in the event of unexpected death — and then...

Some businesses are following consumers to cashless transactions 15.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
With the rise of online retailing and the ubiquity of credit and debit cards, a majority of consumers prefer to pay with plastic. And some businesses are going plastic-only for purchases.
New year, new tactics to keep your personal info safe after Marriott data breach 14.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

As consumers, we’re thinking about data breaches all wrong. We ask how something like this can happen. We are shocked when 383 million people, more than the population of the United States, are potentially affected by digital evil-doers. We think nothing will happen to us. And we continue on our...

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Gambling addict who lost £70,000 calls for more support for women 14.1.2019 BBC: Front Page
Kelly Field, who lost £70,000 by online gambling, says she hopes ITV's Cleaning Up raises awareness.
I was afraid to tell my partner I had $100,000 in debt. Here’s how we’ve handled it 11.1.2019 LA Times: Business

The first rule my boyfriend and I made when we started dating seven years ago was that we would be totally honest with each other — about everything. He’s seen me through panic attacks, missed airline flights and hiring a trash removal service to deal with my hoarding. But money has been the hardest...

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Square loses another key executive as Mary Kay Bowman joins Visa 11.1.2019 techCrunch
The news comes shortly after Jack Dorsey's merchant services and mobile payments company lost long-time CFO Sarah Friar to Nextdoor.
Sorry your mom is dead. If only she'd been hit by a bus, we'd pay your claim 11.1.2019 LA Times: Business

If Rebecca Anderson had died by falling down an elevator shaft, Citi Group would have made good on its promise to wipe clean all her credit card debt. The company also would have come through if she’d been hit by a bus.

But Anderson died suddenly from a heart complication, and Citi ruled that because...

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Meet Caper, the AI self-checkout shopping cart 10.1.2019 techCrunch
The Amazon boogie-man has every retailer scrambling for ways to fight back. But the cost and effort to install cameras all over the ceiling or into every shelf could block stores from entering the autonomous shopping era. Caper Labs wants to make eliminating checkout lines as easy as replacing their shopping carts while offering a […]
US Open participant among 28 pro players arrested in match-fixing probe in Spain 10.1.2019 BBC: Front Page
Spain arrests 83 people, including 28 professional tennis players, after an investigation into match-fixing.
Square’s new e-commerce play: helping businesses process payments in their own apps 10.1.2019 L.A. Times - Technology News

Square Inc. is rolling out a feature that enables developers and sellers to process payments within mobile apps, deepening the company’s push into online commerce and increasing its competition with rivals Stripe Inc. and PayPal Holdings Inc.

Known for helping small bricks-and-mortar businesses...

German data theft: Suspect arrested in Hesse 8.1.2019 BBC: World
A 20-year-old is held over the leak of hundreds of politicians' information online.
UK household debt hits new peak, says TUC 7.1.2019 BBC: Business
Excluding mortgages, average debt per household rose sharply in 2018 to £15,385, TUC research says.
The tech boss who smashed through barriers 7.1.2019 BBC: Business
Therese Tucker, the founder of technology firm BlackLine, wasn't going to let any sexism hold her back.
Mesa County authorities investigate Collbran killing 6.1.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Mesa County police in western Colorado are investigating the killing of a woman and have a man in custody.
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Multi-agency “strike team” puts heat on retail thieves, fraudsters in Douglas County 6.1.2019 Denver Post: Business
Two arrests in a counterfeiting case out of Long Tree. Three collars on an elaborate nationwide iPhone identity theft case that hit locally. A crackdown on a credit card cloning and skimming case out of Highlands Ranch. These are just some of the on-the-ground results being reported by a retail fraud strike force formed less than three months ago in Douglas County. Dubbed the Financial Investigative Regional Strike Team -- or FIRST -- the group is made up of investigators from five different law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Secret Service.
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City of Industry is about to be slammed again by state for lax financial oversight 5.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Nearly three years after a scathing state review, the city of Industry remains plagued by gaps in financial oversight and has been unable to justify a host of suspect transactions, according to a draft of a new state report reviewed by The Times.

Officials with the state controller’s office called...

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Frontier Airlines lets flight attendants keep their tips. The union opposes tipping 5.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To generate extra revenue, low-cost airlines have experimented with several money-making ideas, such as charging to print boarding passes and promoting credit card memberships during the flights.

Frontier Airlines is trying something new to generate extra money for the carrier’s flight attendants:...

Marriott says 25 million passport numbers were stolen; 5.25 million were unencrypted 4.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Passport numbers of more than 25 million guests at the Starwood chain of hotels were stolen by hackers in November, Marriott announced Friday as the world’s largest hotel company comes to terms with the scope of the data breach.

The Bethesda, Md., company acknowledged for the first time that 5.25...

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Hacker leaks data on Angela Merkel and hundreds of German lawmakers 4.1.2019 techCrunch
A hacker has targeted and released private data on German chancellor Angela Merkel and other senior German lawmakers and officials. The data was leaked from a Twitter account, since suspended, and included email addresses, phone numbers, photo IDs and other personal data on hundreds of senior political figures. According to a government spokesperson, there was […]
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