Tag Archives: payments

Starbucks gift cards are now just a text away

Taylor Tompkins

Do you have a Starbucks addiction? Do you know someone with a Starbucks addiction? Do you have an iPhone with the latest update? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, boy, are you in for a…
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Moving money at the speed of smartphone

Fred Williams

The Federal Reserve has taken another step in its effort to streamline the way money changes hands in the U.S., publishing a road map for banks, businesses, payment networks and consumers.
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Why wasn’t I asked to sign for my credit purchase?

Sienna Kossman

During the week, I often make stops after work to pick up a few things — milk, groceries for the night, toiletries and/or an impulse clearance find. On several occasions after swiping my card for these items, I wasn’t prompted to sign for my purchase. I had the terminal pen in hand, all ready to sign on that magnetic terminal pad. But instead, the cashier handed me a receipt and said I was “good to go.”
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Stone wall crumbles: Coloradans find they can charge their pot

Jay MacDonald

While possession of an ounce of cannabis has been legal in the Mile High state since 2012, being able to walk into a state-sanctioned store and buy it is new. A question pot-buyers might ask upon purchasing it over the counter for the first time at more than two dozen authorized stores is, “Can I charge it?”
So far at least, the short answer is: uh, maybe. Here’s the dope.
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Obamacare payments roadblock cleared for ‘unbanked’

Susan Ladika

A glitch in the Affordable Care Act had threatened its availabilty to those who had no bank accounts. But a new ruling from federal regulators has cleared the hurdle.
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