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This Chart Shows Which Credit Cards Get Free Checked Bags

Map Happy | Posted 01.26.2017 | Travel
Map Happy

There are plenty of credit card/airline combinations that give holders the benefit of one or more free checked bags.

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.

Are Those TripAdvisor Reviews Reliable?

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 01.25.2015 | Travel
Janice S. Lintz

Some reviewers feel entitled and use the reviews to extract or obtain freebies from the hotels. Commenters who have a low number of reviews or a pattern of posting numerous harsh or auspicious reviews are dubious.

16 Signs Your Small Business Is Growing

Posted 12.11.2013 | Small Business

When you first start your own business, everything is a milestone: First customer. First dollar. First year. But after some time, things level out...

Zach Carter

Third Of Richest CEOs Were Getting Paid Taxpayer Dollars | Zach Carter | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than one-third of the nation's highest-paid CEOs from the past two decades led companies that were subsidized by American taxpayers...

Andrea Stone

Oy Vey! What Jewish Republicans Are Giving 'Volunteers' To Make Calls For Mitt | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Jewish Coalition on Thursday began offering "volunteers" who work the phones in key battleground states "awesome thank-yo...

DineLA Begins July 16th for 12 Days -- A Culinary Bonanza!

Jay Weston | Posted 09.11.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

DineLA 2012 is a 12-day summer dining celebration, where local Angelinos and visitors to the city can experience specially-priced menu meals at 250 participating restaurants throughout the city.

The 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned Companies In America

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 04.26.2012 | Small Business

It's not a man's world anymore. Women-owned businesses account for nearly 30 percent of all companies in the U.S. and aren't slowing down, according t...

Behind The Scenes At An American Express Call Center

Fortune | Geoff Colvin | Posted 06.19.2012 | Money

FORTUNE -- Call-center customer service has become a finely honed discipline, but usually it seems honed to cut time: The agent is superficially frien...

More Good News On Main Street?

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 04.13.2012 | Small Business

There's more good news on Main Street, it seems. More than half (56 percent) of business owners feel good about their prospects for the next six month...

CardRatings Hall of Shame: Worst Credit Cards of 2011

Curtis Arnold | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business
Curtis Arnold

It's hard to avoid noticing some offers that would have been better left on a marketing team's whiteboard. Our panel of credit card experts found this year's five worst credit card offers, along with one account that's worthy of a second look.

Small Business Saturday Attracts 103 Million Shoppers

The Huffington Post | Janean Chun | Posted 12.08.2011 | Small Business

An estimated 103 million Americans shopped at small businesses on Small Business Saturday, exceeding the pre-Thanksgiving projection of 89 million sho...

AmEx's $100 Million Startup Bet

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 11.15.2011 | Small Business

American Express is the latest big corporation to jump into the venture capital pool, following recent initiatives by Microsoft, Visa and Google. The ...

Let's Take Small Business Saturday to the Next Level

Robert Levin | Posted 12.13.2011 | Small Business
Robert Levin

Small Business Saturday is a day set aside in November (this year it's taking place on the 26th) when people are encouraged to forgo the mall or the big box stores and buy from small businesses. I want ideas on how we can take it to the next level.

Companies On Obama's Jobs Council Have Doubled Investments Overseas

Bloomberg | Mike Dorning | Posted 07.23.2011 | Business

Seven publicly traded U.S. corporations represented on President Barack Obama's advisory council for jobs and competitiveness -- including General Ele...

AmEx Chief Marketer John Hayes Promotes Short Filmmaking at TFF 2011

Brad Balfour | Posted 06.21.2011 | New York
Brad Balfour

With last night's opening premiere of The Union, director Cameron Crowe's doc about Elton John and Leon Russell, the 10th Tribeca Film Festival kicks ...

Use Game Mechanics To Build Customer Loyalty

Seth Priebatsch | Posted 06.14.2011 | Business
Seth Priebatsch

Game mechanics are more than just a way to have fun with your customers -- they can also solve real problems. If you're not thinking of your customers as gamers yet, you're missing out on all the fun.

My Best Photos of Fashion Week

Alex Geana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Alex Geana

2011-02-23-fw.jpgAs fashion looks to Paris, I wanted to go through my favorite photos from New York Fashion Week, from Milk Studios to Lincoln Center.

Rails To Trails Conservancy: Making Communities Healthier, Economically Viable & Enviromentally Strong

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Since 1986, Rails To Trails Conservancy has worked to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail road lines. The goal? To connect corrido...

The International Rescue Committee: 'Spotlighting Forgotten Countries After Spurt Of Media Attention'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

One of the winners of the first round of funding from Members Project from American Express, The International Rescue Committee works in war and disas...

The National Trust For Historic Preservation: Bringing Places 'Back To Productive Use'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The National Trust for Historic Preservation helps provide leadership, education, advocacy and resources to endangered historic places across America....

The ASPCA: 'The Most Hands-On Animal Welfare Organization In The Country'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The ASPCA was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere, and since 1866 they've sought to "provide effective means for the prevention of...

Conan Goes To India In Hilarious New AmEx Commercial (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Tonight finally marks the debut of Conan O'Brien's much-hyped new TBS talk show. But in addition to the generous promotional duties O'Brien has perfor...

Florida GOP Staffer, Melanie Phister, Had $1.3 Million In Credit Card Charges

St. Petersburg Times | Adam C. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics