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Olympics: Britain Mobilizes 20,000 Armed Personnel in Country's Largest Security Operation Since WWII

Democracy Now! | Posted 09.25.2012 | Sports
Democracy Now!

Britain has launched its largest peacetime security operation ever for the Summer Olympics. Nearly 20,000 armed personnel are now providing security -- almost double the number of British troops currently serving in Afghanistan.

Democracy, Trust and WikiLeaks: A Conversation With the Mother of Julian Assange

Vivian Norris | Posted 07.26.2012 | Media
Vivian Norris

I believe that people such as Julian Assange, movements such as Occupy Wall Street and those behind the Arab Spring, actually want change for a better, not worse and more chaotic, world. But their image and their hard work is being hijacked and manipulated.

36 Top Credit Cards Without Foreign Transaction Fees

Ellen Cannon | Posted 07.23.2012 | Money
Ellen Cannon

Now, as card issuers seek to attract and retain low-risk cardholders who swipe their cards for everything from a daily coffee to a first-class ticket to Hong Kong, many issuers have dropped the FTF on their travel cards.

Destination: Dogon Country, Mali, West Africa

Teri Johnson | Posted 08.18.2012 | Black Voices
Teri Johnson

After my visit in Niogono, I arrived in the Dogon village of Sangha. Upon my arrival, I learned the traditional way that people greet each time pass they pass one another. The eldest begins the greeting.

Credit Card Companies Pay BIllions To Settle Fee Fixing Claims

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AND PALLAVI GOGOI | Posted 07.14.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- Visa, MasterCard and major banks agreed to pay retailers at least $6 billion to settle a long-running lawsuit that alleged the card issuer...

Catherine New

Should You Freak Out About A Stolen Credit Card Number? | Catherine New | Posted 02.13.2014 | Money

There is some likelihood that your credit card number is for sale in a dark corner of the Internet. The selling price? As little as $3.50 per number. ...

Global Credit Card Hackers Busted

Reuters | Posted 02.13.2014 | Business

NEW YORK, June 26 (Reuters) - U.S. authorities on Tuesday said 24 suspected hackers had been arrested in a worldwide sting operation targeting illeg...

Unwelcome Guests: Work Visa Programs Cheat Global Labor, Build Global Capital

Michelle Chen | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics
Michelle Chen

What makes one kind of immigrant valuable and another kind criminal?

Hey London, Sponsor This!

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.25.2012 | Business

Olympics organizers are doing what they can to eliminate competition for their sponsors. Too much maybe? Several media outlets are making sport of ...

Blocking Labor Department Wage Rule Condemns Young Americans to Unemployment

Ross Eisenbrey | Posted 07.23.2012 | Business
Ross Eisenbrey

It is time for Congress to permit a true test of the labor market, a real opportunity for more U.S. workers to hear about and consider taking seafood-processing jobs like crab picking.

Who Will Win the Battle for the Mobile Wallet?

Brett King | Posted 07.22.2012 | Money
Brett King

Over the next five years paying with your phone will become as commonplace as paying with cash, which is why every man, his bank and his phone company are in the battle to win the mobile wallet space. So who's going to win?

Think Twice Before Trying To Flip That Facebook Share Of Yours

Reuters | John McCrank and Jessica Toonkel | Posted 07.18.2012 | Business

By John McCrank and Jessica Toonkel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors who managed to buy Facebook Inc shares ahead of the No. 1 social net...

Why I Married My Husband... Even Though I Knew He Was Gay

Liza Monroy | Posted 07.14.2012 | Weddings
Liza Monroy

Emir and I loved each other and offered each other everything except our bodies.

Catherine New

High Card Fees Didn't Even Help Banks, Report Finds | Catherine New | Posted 05.10.2012 | Money

Outrageous credit card fees are not only bad for consumers; they're actually bad for business. That's the somewhat surprising conclusion of a new r...

Catherine New

This Man Has Not Had A Bank Account In 14 Years | Catherine New | Posted 05.07.2012 | Money

Josh Crawford, 42, of Squaw Valley, Calif., has not had a checking account or credit card in 14 years. But that has not stopped him from participating...

This Credit Card Talks To You

The Onion | Posted 05.07.2012 | Money

Financial services giant Visa held a press event Tuesday to introduce "Visa Voice," a new line of talking credit cards that urges shoppers to just go ...

The Prepaid Debit Card Comes of Age

Curtis Arnold | Posted 07.02.2012 | Money
Curtis Arnold

Debit cards have also sprouted in the wallets of young Americans. Unable to get credit cards until age 21, more Generation Y consumers rely on debit cards for routine money management.

Rule Curbing Bank Fees Actually Helping Other Giant Companies

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — Retailers are paying significantly less every time a customer swipes a debit card under a rule capping the fees that banks are allo...

Why France Is Off My Wish List

Barbara Adam | Posted 06.26.2012 | Travel
Barbara Adam

Right after I got the news about my husband, the cobblestone streets, the terracotta buildings, the Juliet balconies, the fountains and the statues of Aix did not seem charming. Every single thing I saw in Aix seemed racist, narrow-minded and anti-family.

Homeland Security Has Some Questions For Indian Software Giant

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2012 | Business

MUMBAI, April 22 (Reuters) - Infosys, India's No. 2 software services exporter, is under scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for ...

Using Plastic In The Middle East

John Nicholson | Posted 06.18.2012 | Travel
John Nicholson

Not only are we seeing political revolutions spring up across the Middle East. We're also rapidly moving forward with social and economic revolutions in the region as well.

From Under the Mattress and into the Bank: Increasing Financial Access for Women in Nigeria

Joseph W. Saunders | Posted 06.12.2012 | Money
Joseph W. Saunders

A growing chorus of voices is calling for a shift away from cash-based economies in the developing world.

How Not To Break Up With A Credit Card

Catherine New | Posted 06.07.2012 | Money
Catherine New

Like Suze Orman says, for some people having a credit card handy is like having an open bottle of booze for an alcoholic. You just can't leave it alone. I like to think I have more self-restraint than Lindsay Lohan at an open bar, but could I trust myself with an extra credit card?

Why CEOs Love This Stock Market Rally

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2012 | Business

* Gains in stock options, restricted shares offset modest bonuses * Stock grants made during 2009 market lows now look good ...

1.5 Million Credit Card Numbers May Have Been Swiped In Latest Data Breach

AP | Posted 06.02.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — A company that processes credit card transactions said Monday that as many as 1.5 million card numbers were compromised in a data br...