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Black men 'stopped and searched by Met over fist bumps' 28.10.2020 BBC: Front Page
A review of the Met's use of stop-and-search powers finds "much room for improvement".
Jack Ma's Ant Group set for record $34bn stock market listing 26.10.2020 BBC: Business
The Chinese firm is set for the biggest public share offering ever, eclipsing Saudi Aramco's $29bn flotation.
American Express profits suffer as few leave home, with or without it 23.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
American Express has been hit hard by its business model tied into the well-to-do traveling and dining out. Restaurants have been shuttered in many countries, and hotel and airfare usage has fallen to the point that many airlines have sought government help and hotels are facing bankruptcy.
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Louis DeJoy Pull Postal Cops Off The Streets, Two Weeks Before The Election 22.10.2020 Crooks Liars
A strange order by the U.S. Postal Service to pull its uniformed police officers meant to protect the security of the mail off the streets, sparking a lawsuit. Via MarketWatch: The agency’s unilateral order ended daily patrols meant to prevent robberies of blue collection boxes and mail vehicles, and has left letter carriers without escorts on unsafe routes in some of the nation’s biggest cities, according to interviews with police officers and union representatives opposed to the change and a copy of the directive, titled “Postal Police Utilization,” reviewed by the Wall Street Journal. Mail thieves, in the past, often targeted mail for credit cards and checks. Now, the postal police officers said the fear is that thieves also will get ballots, which could be ditched. The union representing the officers filed a lawsuit last month in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking an emergency reversal of the management order, noting the need to “ensure the integrity of the mail.” The court ...
A NASCAR fan was bullied for being LGBTQ+ ally — Then he designed Jimmie Johnson’s car 22.10.2020 Raw Story
Noah Sweet remembers getting in the car and feeling like he needed to drive away, to suppress his racing thoughts, but he doesn’t remember exactly where he went the evening of Sept. 2. Those hours are a blur.He was later told by his mother, Becky Southwell, that his credit card transactions showed him stopping at […]
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Payment holidays: 'I can't afford to be out of work' 22.10.2020 BBC: Business
People needing a break from paying bills owing to coronavirus pressures will be judged differently from 31 October.
Petty Lindsey Graham Wants To Investigate ActBlue Over His Own Failed Fundraising 21.10.2020 Crooks Liars
Disclosure: C&L and Blue America PAC have used ActBlue for many years as our online fundraising tool. Now that Lindsey Graham has been completely overwhelmed by Democratic challenger Jamie Harrison's fundraising prowess in the South Carolina US Senate race, Graham claims the left-wing internet fundraising tool ActBlue needs to be reviewed by Congress. If Graham had any pride in himself he'd be embarrassed, but he does not. And it's so typical of Republicans to hold sham investigations to hold on to power. After begging for campaign donation scraps on Fox News , and illegally in the halls of Congress, in the final stretch Graham is whining and moaning like a wounded animal. “Where’s all this money coming from ActBlue coming from? How easy would it be to just have a bunch of pre-paid credit cards?” he asked The Hill. It's coming from small donors and donations, Senator Graham. And you know this. But maybe a fake investigation will turn things around for you. An ActBlue representative responded to ...
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Visa and Mastercard accused of charging 'excessive fees' 20.10.2020 BBC: Business
Retail groups say the fees charged by credit card firms have almost doubled in two years.
British Airways fined £20m over data breach 16.10.2020 BBC: Business
The fine is the largest ever issued by the Information Commissioner's Office.
Trump’s $200 prescription drug cards look like a bust — and many won’t be sent until after the election 8.10.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump announced late last month that he had authorized sending $200 cards out to Medicare beneficiaries that they could use to pay for prescription drugs. However, Politico is reporting that the plan may not deliver the political jolt the president is hoping for because many seniors won’t even receive the cards until after […]
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Debt collectors have made a killing this year — and now they’re coming for more 7.10.2020 Raw Story
Earlier this year, the pandemic swept across the country, killing 100,000 Americans by the spring, shuttering businesses and schools, and forcing people into their homes. It was a great time to be a debt collector. In August, Encore Capital, the largest debt buyer in the country, announced that it had doubled its previous record for […]
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Chowbus users say hundreds of thousands of customer emails, phone numbers exposed in data breach 7.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Asian food delivery service Chowbus said it had a data breach Monday that compromised the email addresses, phone numbers and mailing addresses of customers.
Debt Collectors Are Thriving This Year — and Now They’re Filing Even More Suits 5.10.2020 Truthout.com
After a pause for the pandemic, debt buyers are back in the courts, suing debtors by the ...
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Debt collectors have made a fortune this year — now they’re coming for more 5.10.2020 Raw Story
Earlier this year, the pandemic swept across the country, killing 100,000 Americans by the spring, shuttering businesses and schools, and forcing people into their homes. It was a great time to be a debt collector. In August, Encore Capital, the largest debt buyer in the country, announced that it had doubled its previous record for […]
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National Review writer pinpoints exactly why Trump’s 2020 campaign is flailing 5.10.2020 Raw Story
Current polling averages suggest that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has a lead of around eight points over President Donald Trump — and that polling lead has been the steadiest of any election in recent history. National Review writer Michael Brendan Dougherty has written up a comparison of Trump’s 2020 campaign to his 2016 campaign […]
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Coronavirus: 'Lockdown was madness but saved us financially' 4.10.2020 BBC: Business
Americans saved at record rates when the pandemic started - but circumstances are changing.
Seagram heiress jailed for bankrolling sex cult 1.10.2020 Raw Story
The heiress of the Canadian drinks empire Seagram was sentenced to more than six years in prison by a New York court Wednesday after pleading guilty in a sex trafficking scandal linked to a cult. The 81-month sentence handed down to Clare Bronfman, 41, was seen as particularly stiff, since prosecutors had themselves only called […]
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Kylie Jenner's cosmetics customers' data compromised 30.9.2020 BBC: Technology
Customers names, addresses, emails and the last four digits of credit cards were among data stolen.
Column: When the phone company and the robocall scammer are one and the same 29.9.2020 LA Times: Business

The FTC has settled with a phone company affiliated with a telemarketer that pitched "bogus credit card interest rate relief."

Trump Taxes: Corruption and Foreign Influence 28.9.2020 Outside the Beltway

The Times investigation sheds more light on what most of us already knew.

The post Trump Taxes: Corruption and Foreign Influence first appeared on Outside the Beltway.

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