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Africans Responding To Crisis Through Remittances

Fatou Wurie | Posted 02.01.2017 | World
Fatou Wurie

In late 2010, the region of East Africa experienced one of its worst natural disasters, drought.

I (Shall Happily) Accept the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics on Behalf of Satoshi Nakamoto

Bhagwan Chowdhry | Posted 11.06.2016 | Business
Bhagwan Chowdhry

I am completely serious in suggesting Satoshi Nakamoto for the Prize. The invention of bitcoin -- a digital currency -- is nothing short of revolutionary.

The World's Most Wasted Resource

Up For School | Posted 10.12.2016 | Education
Up For School

Why would we waste so much human talent? And yet, that is exactly what we do now when it comes to girls and women in countless rural communities and sprawling cities around the world.

Walmart Launches Money Transfer Service

Reuters | Posted 04.18.2014 | Business

By Phil Wahba (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is launching a money transfer service in a direct challenge to the dominance of Western Union Co. and...

FTC Investigates Western Union For Fraud

Reuters | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business

Feb 25 (Reuters) - Money-transfer company Western Union Co is being probed by the Federal Trade Commission and a U.S. district court over fraud-ind...

En Route to Davos: Four Business Leaders Talk About Global Problem-solving

Alice Korngold | Posted 03.22.2014 | Business
Alice Korngold

I contend that multinational corporations have the resources, international scope, and profit incentives to lead the way in solving these pressing problems.

Why Connecting With Family Should Be Important Every Day Of The Year

Diane Scott | Posted 02.13.2014 | Impact
Diane Scott

Texts, email, social media--in a society that feels over-connected, this time of year many of us crave more meaningful connections. Prior to joining Western Union, checking in with distant loved ones was prompted by the aroma of a Thanksgiving turkey or a birthday reminder on my calendar. Today, helping people connect is the core of what I do, and I get to learn this skill from some of the very best.

How Mortgage Servicing Has Come to Resemble Professional Wrestling (But Not As Much Fun)

Joel Sucher | Posted 06.14.2013 | Business
Joel Sucher

As a long-time fan of professional wrestling I've come to see how much of mortgage servicing resembles what goes on in the ring. Like wrestling the servicing business is full of "works," "gimmicks," "heels and baby faces," so let me explain.

Upwardly Global Is Powered by Pro Bono

Aaron Hurst | Posted 04.02.2013 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Expanding capacity through donated professional services not only helps organizations thrive, but strengthens partnership with the private sector, translating into long-term relationships and even greater incentive for financial investment in the future.

No Mystery Here: New York Shuts Down Scam Website

Posted 09.25.2012 | Money

New York state has shut down two websites accused of running "mystery shopper" scams that duped victims looking to make easy money by working at home....

Social Ethics: A Peek Into 2012

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Business as usual is changing. Or at least the way business leaders think about philanthropy is changing.

Retro Singing Telegram Makes Comeback In Digital Era

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 11.30.2011 | Technology

Telegraph pioneer turned money transfer giant Western Union is reviving a service they cut in the 1970s by again offering singing telegrams, The New Y...

Homeowners Unlikely To Benefit From Mortgage Lender Settlements

Daily Finance | Catherine New | Posted 06.15.2011 | Business

Will homeowners see a penny of the reimbursements that the government has ordered 16 mortgage lenders to pay? Not likely, foreclosure victims and hous...

Goodbye, Western Union? Overseas Remittances Now ATM to ATM

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Luce

Cash remittances allow people living in cash-hungry countries to receive funds from friends and relatives in cash positive-countries. Before the eart...

Colorado Companies Drop From Fortune's Most Admired List

Denver Business Journal | Mark Harden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Fortune magazine lists two Colorado corporations as industry 'contenders' for its annual 'most admired companies' list, but no local firms reached the...

Earthquake To Cost Haiti's Economy At Least 15% Of GDP

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The earthquake in Haiti will cost the nation's economy at least 15 percent of its gross domestic product, said Pamela Cox, the World Bank's vice presi...

Fonkoze: Haitian Diaspora Unites Across U.S.

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

"The Diaspora is the driving force for the economic development of the country, but in order to reach that objective, overseas Haitians need to be organized locally, state-wide, and nationally."

Poverty in America: The Problems and Solutions

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

We need to make communities strong again. Our local money does not need to be mixed in with some guy's hedge fund abstract tranche of nothing all to make a fee for some banker in New York.