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Bribing kids with gift cards? I’m down with that

Matt Schulz

Every parent in America has bribed — errrr, encouraged — their child to do something.

Get good grades and we’ll take you for ice cream.

Sit quietly through church and you can have 30 extra minutes of TV time.

Now, however, parents aren’t the only ones making these types of moves. More and more, it is the schools or churches themselves.

Their enticement of choice: gift cards.

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AmEx to discontinue specialty credit cards

Emily Crone

As of Nov. 1, American Express will stop issuing several specialty credit cards, including a line of city-centric cards aimed at the young and wealthy.
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