User: newstrust Topic: Personal Finance
Category: Credit Cards
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Valimail raises $25M in additional funding for its email authentication service 22.5.2018 techCrunch
Valimail helps businesses ensure that nobody can impersonate them over email. That’s not a sexy business to be in, but very much a necessary one. The company’s email authentication service, which uses standards like SPF, DKIM and DMARC, is currently in use by the likes of Yelp, Uber, Fanni Mae and WeWork. Today, the company […]
Los Angeles for tourists: Hollywood, beaches — and pot? 22.5.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Recreational marijuana sales became legal in California this year, and the industry is targeting tourists as well as locals, with tours, shops, lodging and ads. "Just seconds from LAX," says an ad for the MedMen chain .
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Fee-free travel credit cards? Yes. They reward frugal travelers but not always loyalty 21.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

We admit it: We’ve hounded you for years about carrying a credit card that doesn’t charge foreign transaction fees, which can increase the price of your overseas purchases by 3% or more.

That’s the amount the financial institution adds to cover its expense in converting foreign currency to U.S....

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What you need to know about your driver's license and your car rental before you hit the road 21.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

You and nearly 37 million of your closest friends are getting in the car and driving to some well-deserved respite on Memorial Day weekend, AAA told us. You can see on Page L10 five things you never want to do on a road trip, but read here for updates on stuff you may want to do (Real ID driver’s...

Video: The Untold Story of Why Credit Cards Have That Annoying Chip 21.5.2018 Little Green Footballs
Ever wondered why the chip on your credit card made it slower — or where the chip and stripe on your credit card even came from? Here's the story. In the mid-'60s, the airline industry had a problem. The 747, the first real jumbo jet, had just been introduced. There were more passengers at the airport than before. More passengers meant longer lines. And that was especially bad because this was the era when customers paid for their tickets right there at the airport — often by credit card. Back then, paying by credit cards was a whole ordeal. The airlines had to call up the bank manually in order to confirm the card. With lines growing, the airlines needed a faster process. So they called IBM to ask for help, and that's where our story (which also features some French fraudsters and a hippie inventor) ...
How To Get A Trump Supporter Off Your Back 19.5.2018 Crooks Liars
If you plan to visit New York City, there are several rules to follow: don't stop to check your cell phone when you get to the top of the subway stairs; crosswalk lights are really just suggestions; and never under any circumstances walk into a bar and flaunt that you're a Trump supporter — because you can be legally thrown out. THE BACKSTORY A Philadelphia tourist, Greg Piatek, sued The Happiest Hour, a Manhattan bar, for not allowing him and his friends to drink. This contradicts the bar’s credit card records that show Piatek and friends rang up a substantial bar bill and left a 20% tip. Whether or not he had a sip of what he bought, he alleged that he was badgered and wasn't served because he was expressing his political beliefs by wearing the well-known Trump Campaign's "Make America Great Again" hat. That sounds like discrimination, whether you support his views or not. BUT ...
Vota turns your credit card transactions into recommendations, helps you spot fraud 18.5.2018 TechCrunch
Oh my god, someone’s doing Blippy again. If you’ve been around the internet as long as I have (too long), you’ll probably remember the meteoric rise of the social network for sharing your purchases, Blippy, which was hyped up to a $46.2 million valuation back in 2010 before the world realized that almost nobody wanted […]
TGI Fridays workers walk out over tips and wages 18.5.2018 BBC: Business
Staff at two branches of the American diner are striking over tips and pay rates.
PayPal in 'talks to buy Swedish payments firm iZettle' 18.5.2018 BBC: Business
The acquisition would help PayPal fend off growing competition in the digital payments sector.
Ways to cash in on your home equity and the tax implications of doing so 17.5.2018 Washington Post
Ways to cash in on your home equity and the tax implications of doing so
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Stephen was adopted from foster care as a teenager in Colorado. He was one of the only ones 17.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
For any foster kid still in care at age 15 in Colorado, the odds of getting adopted are near zero. Plot state adoption rates by age on a chart and the result is a steady line that does not waver -- the likelihood plummets for each year a child has another birthday.
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Monzo, the U.K. challenger bank, finally rolls out Apple Pay 17.5.2018 techCrunch
Monzo, the U.K. challenger bank, has finally added Apple Pay to its mobile-only current account. The just over three year-old fintech says it has been one of the most requested features for its banking app, with over 2,000 mentions of Apple Pay on Monzo’s forum, whilst its customer support team have been asked about the […]
Consortium News Launches Spring Fund Drive 17.5.2018
Consortium News is launching its Spring Fund Drive so that we can bring you expanded coverage and analysis of the most pressing international and domestic issues of our day.  We are setting our spring fundraising goal at $30,000, so we…Read more →
Colorado woman convicted in shooting death of her husband 17.5.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
A Colorado woman has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of her husband.
Colorado Springs hospital lays off more than 42 employees 17.5.2018 Denver Post: Business
A Colorado Springs hospital spokesman says more than 42 employees were laid off.
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Denver-area ATMs targeted by Romanian syndicate that used fake credit cards to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars 16.5.2018 Denver Post: Business
Two members of a Romanian bank-fraud syndicate have been arrested on federal charges that they siphoned hundreds of thousands of dollars from individual bank accounts from Boulder to Kansas City.
Bird scooters are ruining Venice 15.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

I am certain that people who ride Bird scooters don’t read newspapers, so we may speak freely here. The reports you read are true: These electric scooters are everywhere — roads, sidewalks, street corners, parking lots, boardwalks, apartment complex hallways — beeping while stationary and whirring...

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Mexico’s banking system misplaces $18M to $20M in transfers 15.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Mexico’s banking system has somehow misplaced between $18 million and $20 million in electronic transfers between banks, the latest in a series of embarrassing breakdowns that have affected debit card purchases and e-payments.
Chili’s says customer names and credit card numbers were exposed 14.5.2018 Washington Post
The restaurant chain's parent company announced over the weekend that customers' payment information was exposed in a recent malware attack.
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The crypto alternative 13.5.2018 TechCrunch
Suppose, just for a moment, just for argument’s sake, that (some) cryptocurrencies are not a giant scam, and what’s more, they’re not just another kind of financial asset. Come on. Don’t look at me like that. Work with me here. Imagine, just for a moment, that there exist plausible futures in which they matter. An […]
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