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Leo DiCaprio pushes green credit card

Jeremy Simon

During his first visit to Hong Kong, DiCaprio combined his roles as Hollywood star and environmental activist in promoting a line of “green” credit cards from banking giant HSBC. “The green card is made of environmentally friendly materials and uses digital bills to cut down paper consumption,” explains Website ecorazzi.com. “Every transaction will also contribute to a local environmental protection project.”
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The new black card: Take that, AmEx!

Emily Crone

Dripping in diamond jewelry has always been the traditional way for women to display their wealth and status. Now they are not limited by rings and necklaces to prove their worth. A new credit card in Dubai comes embedded with a sparkling solitaire diamond.
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Chicago transit takes plastic

Jeremy Simon

The Chicago Transit Authority said it was installing 60 express farecard vending machines that offer that chance to pay for farecards using Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card and American Express credit cards. The express farecard machines will also take debit cards that bear the logo of those issuers.
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Chase enters health care financing race

Connie Prater

Health care financing options expand for consumers facing medical debt. JPMorgan Chase is the latest to offer health care payment plan.
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Wave for a ride on NY-NJ public transit

Jeremy Simon

Early next year, MasterCard and NJ Transit expect to start an eight-month test that allows riders to pay their fares on PATH trains (which connect Manhattan and neighboring New Jersey) and two NJ Transit bus lines with contactless bank cards, key fobs, cell phones and other devices.
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