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Card payment problems at Marks & Spencer 15.8.2018 BBC: Business
The retailer says it's having a problem accepting card payments in a quarter of its stores.
Flotilla Passengers Released by Israel; Many Battered and Bruised; USS Liberty Survivor Held Days 9.8.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Defending their illegal blockade of Gaza against what they see as infiltrators rather than activists bringing aid and making a point, Israeli soldiers physically assaulted a number of delegates and arrested them, including a USS Liberty survivor.  By Ann Wright…Read more →
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Flotilla Passengers Released by Israel; Many Battered and Bruised; USS Liberty Survivor Held Six Days 9.8.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Defending their illegal blockade of Gaza against what they see as infiltrators rather than activists bringing aid and making a point, Israeli soldiers physically assaulted a number of delegates and arrested them, including a USS Liberty survivor.  By Ann Wright…Read more →
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Pound fears 7.8.2018 BBC: Business
The pound's value may be falling, but there are still some ways you can get more bang for your er... quid.
Facebook denies seeking users' bank data 7.8.2018 BBC News - US & Canada
The social media giant responds to reports that it was asking major banks for financial transaction data.
Help! Cyber-attack! 7.8.2018 BBC: Technology
There's a right way and a wrong way to deal with cyber-attack. How does this fictional company do?
HSBC 'cautiously optimistic' about growth despite trade tensions 6.8.2018 BBC News - US & Canada
HSBC says Asian economies are robust despite the growth of trade tariffs as it reports profit rise.
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Despite strong economy, federal deficit soars 3.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Even with a healthy job market and rapid economic growth, the federal government is piling up debt. The government's deficit is expected to top $1 trillion next year.
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US names arrested Carbanak cyber-gang suspects 1.8.2018 BBC: Technology
Three Ukrainian citizens suspected of being part of a "prolific hacking group" are under arrest.
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How a Questionable Tech Contract Jeopardized Food Stamps at Farmers’ Markets 31.7.2018 Truthout.com
This is a tangle of federal, state and private entities' failure to coordinate in a rapidly evolving landscape.

The post How a Questionable Tech Contract Jeopardized Food Stamps at Farmers’ Markets appeared first on Truthout.

Holiday credit card charges - and how to avoid them 17.7.2018 BBC: Business
Britons on holiday spend £1bn a year on fees when using their credit and debit cards abroad. There are ways round it, as Simon Gompertz explains.
UK holidaymakers hit with £1bn of card fees 17.7.2018 BBC: Business
Figures compiled for the BBC show just how much British banks are charging holidaymakers
Who Paid Off Brett Kavanaugh's Baseball Ticket Credit Card Debt? 13.7.2018 Crooks Liars
We learned last night that SCOTUS Nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a baseball fan , which is sort of an all-American thing to be, but being up to $200K Ameros in debt for buying tickets makes you a Super Fan! And what’s even weirder is that a guy of modest means on a public servant salary suddenly was able to pay off that debt. Why, it’s almost like he has his own fixer. Or money launderer buying him some peanuts and a Cracker Jacks. So now ahead of his confirmation hearing we know that Kavanaugh is fond of debt, money laundering (ALLEGED), baseball and the sport of watching Orca Whales eat employees . Excerpted from Mock Paper Scissors , where they are accepting suggestions for alternate names for ...
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In the public sector, algorithms need a conscience 11.7.2018 techCrunch
Brian Brackeen Contributor Share on Twitter Brian Brackeen is the chief executive officer of the facial recognition software developer Kairos. More posts by this contributor Facial recognition software is not ready for use by law enforcement In a recent MIT Technology Review article, author Virginia Eubanks discusses her book Automating Inequality.  In it, she argues that […]
Who is Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's pick for the Supreme Court? 10.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The federal judge is conservative and just 53. He is a former Bush White House staffer with deep political ties and the most experience as a judge on Trump's shortlist. But he is also controversial.
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Supermarkets win card fee court battle 4.7.2018 BBC: Business
The Court of Appeal rules against Mastercard and Visa over debit and credit card "interchange" fees.
Scott Pruitt’s Scandal-Plagued Tenure Just Keeps Getting Worse 4.7.2018 Mother Jones
A new round of negative headlines is putting the spotlight on Scott Pruitt, the ethically challenged Environmental Protection Agency chief whose ever-expanding list of controversies has been one of the most consistent themes of the Trump administration.  On Monday, the Washington Post reported that Pruitt had pressured two of his top aides to help secure a $200,000 salary […]
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PayPal sells its consumer credit portfolio to Synchrony for $7 billion 3.7.2018 TechCrunch
In November 2017, PayPal announced it had agreed to sell $5.8 billion in consumer credit receivables to Synchrony Financial, as a part of an expanded relationship between the two companies. That deal has now closed, with Synchrony actually acquiring $7.6 billion in receivables, including PayPal’s U.S. consumer credit portfolio, totaling $6.8 billion at the close, as […]
Switching on to online banking 2.7.2018 B & C – The Navhind Times
Notwithstanding the push towards digital economy, the progress of online banking in Goa is slower than expected, finds out Serilda Coutinho Even though online banking is a convenient banking option the fear of frauds and the lack of awareness is discouraging users from using this medium.  According to bankers in the state, net banking transactions ...
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These 50 founders and VCs suggest 2018 may be a tipping point for women: Part 1 29.6.2018 TechCrunch
For the last several years, we’ve compiled profiles of women founders and investors at the end of each year because they’ve either raised substantial amounts of money or otherwise achieved notable milestones. This year, we don’t want to wait until December. We’re too excited about the progress we’re witnessing, with women-led startups getting seed, Series […]
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