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So Let Me Get This Straight...

Domenick Scudera | Posted 06.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Franklin Graham took to Facebook to announce he is moving his accounts to another bank to protest the Wells Fargo commercial featuring a lesbian couple. He is boycotting Tiffany's because they are selling wedding rings to gay couples. So is it safe to assume that he will be moving his Facebook and Twitter and Google and YouTube accounts to other media? Friendster, maybe?

American Express Exec Dies Suddenly After Falling Ill On Flight

AP | By ALEX VEIGA | Posted 05.29.2015 | Business

American Express said company President Ed Gilligan died suddenly Friday after falling ill while flying on a corporate plane to New York. ...

Ryan Grim

Retailers Push For Delay In Implementing New Data Security Features

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Retail and grocery stores around the country are asking to delay implementation of new security features for credit and debit purchases ...

Do You Have the Medical Evacuation Coverage You Think You Have?

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 03.17.2015 | Travel
Janice S. Lintz

A recent trip to the Amazon had me climbing a tree to escape wild boars. I was lucky the harrowing experience resulted in no injuries. There was the s...

38 Percent of Small Businesses Are Ignoring a Huge Liability Coming in October

Gene Marks | Posted 04.28.2015 | Small Business
Gene Marks

On October 1st, if a merchant doesn't accept a credit card with an EMV chip, and the transaction is fraudulent, then the merchant will be liable for the costs. So merchants need to act... now.

Costco Will Stop Accepting AmEx Cards Next Year

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business

(Adds details, stock movement) Feb 12 (Reuters) - American Express Co said Costco Wholesale Corp would stop accepting its cards in th...

Hey Big Company, Treat Me Like a Human.

Amanda Slavin | Posted 03.02.2015 | Business
Amanda Slavin

Eighty four percent of millennials say that user generated content on a brand's website has some influence on what they buy. What this means is that millennials want to be heard and they want to feel listened to.

Partners in Preservation: Boston's Historic Nantucket Lightship/LV-112

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 02.15.2015 | Impact
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Timothy J. McClimon, president of American Express Foundation and vice president of corporate social responsibility, American Express Near...

Credit Card Companies Are Charging Less For Late Payments

CNBC | Amy Langfield | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business

Punishment for the sin of being late on a credit card payment is getting slightly less onerous for users who fail to pay their bills on time, accordin...

Millennials in the Workplace Want to Give Back, so Let Them!

Stefanie Greenberg | Posted 01.05.2015 | Impact
Stefanie Greenberg

The Case Foundation and Achieve recently published a study that supports the idea that many of us in the volunteer industry have thought all along: giving back to meaningful causes is important to millennials.

Apple Will Turn Next iPhone Into Wallet

The Huffington Post | Benjamin Hart | Posted 09.02.2014 | Technology

Apple is partnering with Visa, Mastercard, and American Express to help make the next iPhone into an electronic wallet, Bloomberg reported Sunday. Wit...

The Other Ex-Men

Rob Taub | Posted 10.20.2014 | Divorce
Rob Taub

Stories about post divorce relationships with former spouses most often deal with acrimony and seldom address anything positive. My circumstances are slightly unusual as my ex-wife and I have always behaved cordially to one another.

Are Prepaid Debit Cards the Next Big Target of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

Curtis Arnold | Posted 10.11.2014 | Money
Curtis Arnold

Although the market for prepaid debit cards has been steadily expanding and attracting big name financial players like American Express, consumer advocates have expressed concern about a lack of regulatory oversight.

Corporate Fraud of a Different Stripe

Martha Burk | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
Martha Burk

It's that time of year again. Corporate good-guy awards are handed out like candy by magazines with headlines screaming "Best Companies," for various groups -- usually minorities and women.

Know Me, Know My Work

Michael Drew | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Michael Drew

I'm not famous, although I'm known in my field. What's different about my being known, however, is that when people know my name -- or even see me out and about at industry gatherings or certain kinds of events I frequent -- they know not only who I am, but what I represent, the kind of work I do.

Women in Business: Q&A with Michelle Fee, CEO & Co-Founder of Cruise Planners-American Express Travel

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Michelle Fee is CEO and co-founder of Cruise Planners-American Express Travel, the nation's largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the i...

Is Targeting the Unbanked Trendy Now Among Big Banks? Chase Pledges $30 MM to Help the Unbanked Build Credit and Assets

Curtis Arnold | Posted 08.18.2014 | Money
Curtis Arnold

While it may seem that this initiative is altruistic in nature, there is little doubt that the unbanked and underbanked represent a large and potentially lucrative market.

American Express Touts Bluebird and Serve, Financial Products for the Unbanked, with the Debut of the Film "Spent"

Curtis Arnold | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
Curtis Arnold

The film is part of a larger effort by American Express to not only shed light on the problems with the current financial system but to also promote change - including the development of new technologies and products that inexpensively meet the financial needs of everyone.

Ryan Kristobak

What You Really Learn When Attending A Macklemore Concert

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 05.23.2014 | Entertainment

On Wednesday night, I attended my first Macklemore & Ryan Lewis concert. The duo performed at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan for the first of t...

Barbara Annis and Dr. Keith Merron On the Need for Gender Intelligence, An Exclusive Interview (Pt 2)

Jarod Cerf | Posted 07.22.2014 | Books
Jarod Cerf

Although we touched upon the need for gender intelligence in education and leadership last week, in our next few pieces we'll dig a bit deeper with Barbara Annis and Dr. Keith Merron, authors of Gender Intelligence, into how our expectations can shape our decisions on policy and practice.

Barbara Annis and Dr. Keith Merron On the Need for Gender Intelligence, An Exclusive Interview (Pt 1)

Jarod Cerf | Posted 07.16.2014 | Books
Jarod Cerf

In this exclusive feature length interview, we'll go in depth with Ms. Annis and Dr. Merron about their recent work and learn how their upcoming book, Gender Intelligence: Breakthrough Strategies for Increasing Diversity and Improving Your Bottom Line, can impact future generations.

Top 5 Reasons Why 'The Customer Is Always Right' Is Wrong

Alexander Kjerulf | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business
Alexander Kjerulf

The phrase "The customer is always right" is typically used by businesses to convince customers that they will get good service at this company and convince employees to give customers good service; however, I think businesses should abandon this phrase once and for all.

The Power of the Private Sector to Save Lives

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Good news travels fast. This week's announcement by CVS Caremark that they will stop selling tobacco products by October 1 was front-page news and a topic of conversation everywhere. My first thought? What a great example of a company voluntarily doing the right thing.

These 13 Famous Companies Turned Out Way Differently Than They Started

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Like any superhero, a successful enterprise comes with its own origin story -- but these household names started off a bit differently than you might ...

American Express To Pay Big Settlement

AP | Posted 02.23.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — American Express has agreed to pay at least $75.7 million to end an investigation into what regulators said was misleading marketing...