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Visa Free by 2018? Africa's Open Visa Policy

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

By Michelle DeFreese African citizens currently face some of the most stringent visa restrictions in the world. According to the Africa Visa Openness...

Is Your New Credit Card Holding Up the Checkout Line?

Robin Raskin | Posted 05.09.2016 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Usually newer tech means faster tech but that's not the case with EMV. Chip based cards are actually slower than mag based cards because there's a lot more data being transferred back and forth compared to the swipe. Your card, the POS system and your card issuer are having a high tech chat that includes encryption and randomizing your data. More secure, yes. More time consuming? That too.

The Land of the Brave

Tony Woodcock | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics
Tony Woodcock

With all the talk swirling around about immigration, building walls and expelling millions of people from the US, I thought I should tell my story about becoming an American citizen. It's a story of romance, passion, and great expectation and how this all crashed upon the rocks of government bureaucracy only to succeed wonderfully in the end as a manifestation of what makes the country great.

10 Best Credit Cards for Bad Credit

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.23.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Elyssa Kirkham, Finance Writer If your credit score has taken a nosedive, you'll need to start using credit responsibly to rebuild it. This can ge...

Attorneys: Trump's Modeling Agency Broke Immigration Laws

CNN Money | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics

Throughout his campaign, Trump has loudly opposed the practice of U.S. companies using foreign workers instead of Americans -- specifically the highly...

8 Prepaid Cards That Don't Suck

Rob Berger | Posted 02.26.2016 | Business
Rob Berger

The world of prepaid cards can be confusing. That's particularly true with fees. How much you'll pay each month depends not only the prepaid card you choose, but also on how you use the card.

How to Screw an Afghan

Tamar Halpern | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics
Tamar Halpern

What's the best way to thank Afghans who have risked their lives helping U.S. troops? Offer them a chance to live in America, and then make the process impossible and the costs astronomical.

The First Terrorist Attack in the U.S. - The Letelier-Moffitt Assassinations

ADST | Posted 02.08.2016 | World
ADST

After Augusto Pinochet led a coup d'état in Chile on September 11, 1973, he exiled Allende's Foreign Minister, Orlando Letelier. After Letelier sought asylum in the United States, Pinochet believed he was acting as an informant to the U.S. government.

This Chart Shows Which Credit Cards Get Free Checked Bags

Map Happy | Posted 01.26.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

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

50 Countries and Counting: A Naturalista's Travel Adventures in Glorious Africa, Part I--Kenya, Senegal and Cabo Verde!

Patti R. Rose | Posted 01.20.2016 | Travel
Patti R. Rose

There are many misconceptions about travel to Africa, which is a beautiful continent with many wonderful places to visit. After all, it is the Motherl...

Inside Cisco's Secret Innovation Lab

Oliver Leung | Posted 01.12.2016 | Technology
Oliver Leung

Earlier last month, Cisco Systems was ranked 31st by the Boston Consulting Group's Top 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2015. Although it may not be a ...

Ted Cruz's Anti-Immigration Ad Stokes Economic Anxiety

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics

The campaign of presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has released an ad focused on the economics of illegal immigration that exemplifies why...

Can the Iran Accord Survive New Challenges?

Ryan Costello | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
Ryan Costello

While Iran has swiftly moved to comply with the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the multilateral nuclear accord struck in July, hardliners in both Iran and the U.S. have already succeeded in provoking actions that threaten to poison the atmosphere for the deal's implementation.

Iran Calls The New U.S. Visa Law Breach Of The Nuclear Deal

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.23.2015 | World

DUBAI, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday a new U.S. law putting visa restrictions on Iranians and tho...

David Cameron Called To Challenge U.S. After Muslim Family Barred From Flight To Disneyland

The Guardian | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.22.2015 | World

David Cameron is facing calls to challenge the US over its refusal to allow a British Muslim family to board a flight from Gatwick to Los Angeles to v...

So You Wish You Could Travel?

Marjorie Freimuth | Posted 12.16.2015 | Travel
Marjorie Freimuth

It irks me when people look at what I do as some great and mystical thing, when in reality, I just buy a plane ticket, pack a bag (that, more often than not, ends up being too full of clothes that I never wear), and work out the details on the way.

News Flash: The Department of Homeland Security Reviews Social Media

Laura Murray-Tjan | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Laura Murray-Tjan

The government's current justification for the policy requires clarification, to put it mildly. One claim is that investigating social media invades privacy, which could cause embarrassment to the United States.

No Improvement Just Absurdity in Kneejerked Visa Waiver Program Bill

Coleen Rowley | Posted 12.15.2015 | World
Coleen Rowley

The proposed program reforms will curtail tourism, business and scholar-related travel (and hurt US economic interests as well), but will do almost nothing to address the real weaknesses of the surveillance-watchlisting process used to cross-check visa and visa waiver applicants.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.12.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week saw another brazen attack on America. The target: our values. The perpetrator: Donald Trump, who called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States." Along with being an assault on our bedrock beliefs, this is also a test of the media, which, after allowing Trump's ugly views to gain legitimacy, have finally begun to call him out. Perhaps it's time to resurrect the idea of the Homeric epithet, adding an obligatory descriptor to each mention of a name. Those of us raised on Greek myths can't think of Athena without our minds autocompleting with "owl-eyed." Let's make sure that no one can think of Trump without their brain autocompleting with "mendacious racist" (Ben Smith's suggestion) or "sexist" or "serial liar" or "birther and bully" -- or get your Homer on and suggest your own in the comments section below.

'All You Americans Are Fired'

Buzzfeed | Jenny Che | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business

The H-2 guest worker program, which brought in 150,000 legal foreign workers last year, isn’t supposed to deprive any American of a job. But many bu...

Senators Have A New Idea For Keeping Out Terrorists, And It Has Nothing To Do With Refugees

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since last week's terrorist attacks in Paris, American lawmakers have focused largely on limiting the resettlement of refugees, arguing ...

Wells Fargo Wants to Let You Make Million-Dollar Wire Transactions with Your Face and Voice

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 11.06.2015 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

"My voice gives me access to proceed, please verify me," I announced to the phone in my hand. It scanned my face to see if my lips were moving. I then read aloud series of numbers. The voiceprint was a match, and the app unlocked itself - the demonstration was a success.

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

Bhagwan Chowdhry | Posted 11.06.2015 | 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 Biden Scenario

Jeff Wald | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics
Jeff Wald

The Answer to Trump, Fiorina, Carson & Sanders: Draft Joe Biden & Team

From Strip to Chip: Everything You Need to Know About the New Generation of Payment Cards

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

If you travel overseas regularly, you've probably already seen chip card technology in action. It's based on a global standard called EMV and is already at work in countries moving to cashless options for private and public goods and services.