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One Reason You Should Maybe Switch To MasterCard

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2014 | Business

* Cards issued in U.S. to have identity theft resolution assistance * Zero-liability coverage extension to take effect in Oct (Add...

Obama's Selfie Moment: Priceless

Steven Kurlander | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Kurlander

That Obama selfie was, in fact, nothing more than a moment of playful bonding among world leaders under tremendous pressure. It portrayed a needed sense of unity among allies that no formal portrait in the White House could capture. There was really nothing wrong with it.

Few Media Outlets Have the Power to Alter the Facts of the Stories They Are Reporting... But NYT Still Has It

Peter Scheer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Peter Scheer

The Times, through its newsgathering alone, and before publication of a single word, was changing fundamentally the financial and technological underpinnings of the businesses it was reporting on.

Young NFTE Entrepreneurs Compete for National Championship: Now the Final Four Head to the Finals!

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

NFTE business plan competition finals grow all the more selective as four from the original cohort of 39 young entrepreneurs move on to last round.

Part V, The Road to Nationals: How NFTE Graduates Around the Country Are Getting Ready for October 3

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

We're almost there -- October 3rd, when 39 students representing 35 businesses from around the country will contend for top honors and for the chance to win over $25,000 in cash and prizes from Mastercard to help bring their business ideas to life or advance their education.

Part IV, The Road to Nationals: How NFTE Graduates Around the Country Are Getting Ready for October 3

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.30.2013 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

Students will gather from all corners of the country for the competition and the southeastern region will be represented by student entrepreneurs dealing in everything from web design to fashion to software.

Part III, The Road to Nationals: How NFTE Graduates Around the Country Are Getting Ready for October 3

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.29.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

From fighting bullying, to baking fortune cookies, to the world of fashion, these students from the Nation's Capital, Baltimore and Philadelphia are inspiring and I know they will stand out with their innovative business ideas.

Next Time You're on the Phone With Your Bank, Take a Minute to Gripe About the Swipe, Too

Karen Hinton | Posted 09.25.2013 | Business
Karen Hinton

Through a secretive, sneaky, back-door approach, banks that issue the cards, along with Visa and MasterCard, have figured out yet another way to suck money from our pocketbooks without our ever even knowing about it.

Is This Travel "Convenience" Just Another Scam? (POLL)

Christopher Elliott | Posted 06.21.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

I'm almost never accused of being too neutral, but when I covered a type of foreign currency exchange that affects international travelers recently, that's exactly what happened.

Tips and Traps for Using Credit Cards to Improve Credit

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 04.12.2013 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you'll know that one of the steps I recommend to rebuilding credit is to use credit cards. It's a smart, easy way to wisely develop good credit history -- but emphasis is on "wisely."

MasterCard Powers Entrepreneurship Through Create Jobs for USA

Create Jobs for USA | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Create Jobs for USA

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifOne in three small businesses say they can't get the financing they need to grow their business. And when small businesses, which employ more than half of all private sector workers, don't grow, Americans don't work.

Africa: Where a More Inclusive Future Is Being Written

Ajay Banga | Posted 02.26.2013 | Impact
Ajay Banga

When I returned to New York, I couldn't help but think that through the everyday resolve and achievements of people like Hilda and the systemic strides inspired by heads of state in Sub-Saharan Africa, I had just seen the future.

Credit Card Tricks and Traps: How We Were Charged a De Facto Rate of 119,100 % on our TJX MasterCard!

Myriam Miedzian | Posted 01.13.2013 | Money
Myriam Miedzian

Two years after the implementation of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, not much has changed.

This Credit Card With A Keypad Could Be The Future Of Plastic

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 11.09.2012 | Technology

Anyone who's followed pay-by-smartphone startups like Square and Venmo, or tracked Google's work on Google Wallet, knows the tech industry has its sig...

Retailers Try To Block Swipe Fee Settlement

AP | Posted 10.12.2012 | Money

NEW YORK -- A group of retailers and trade groups has launched a last-ditch effort to stop a proposed multibillion-dollar settlement that Visa Inc., M...

Why No NFC in the iPhone Hurts Banks More Than Apple

Brett King | Posted 11.25.2012 | Technology
Brett King

Maybe Apple is simply waiting for NFC to become mainstream before it jumps in. That's undoubtedly part of the reason, but I think there are other explanations that present real problems for the incumbent card networks and banks.

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.

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...

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...

Dear MasterCard: Seems Those Mayans And Their Calendar Screwed Us Both Over

El Guapo | Posted 08.08.2012 | Comedy
El Guapo

Hey, MasterCard. Remember how you sent me that bill? And then the other one? And the one after that? The really mean one? And remember how I told you that I was good for it, but that you'd have to wait until January? Well, here's the thing. There's a bit of a wrinkle in the plan.

Flying Soon: Angry Debit Cards

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 07.29.2012 | Money

MOSCOW — Russian fans of the videogame Angry Birds will soon be able to get special debit cards – or "Angry Cards" – giving them dis...

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?

Catherine New

High Card Fees Didn't Even Help Banks, Report Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

LOOK: Citibank Paying For NYC's New Bike Share Program

Posted 05.08.2012 | New York

The city's upcoming bike share program received a big corporate boost from sponsor Citigroup, which Mayor Bloomberg announced on Monday has agreed to ...