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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.

How to Spot Cyber Vulnerabilities in Your Business!

Ebong Eka | Posted 08.25.2013 | Small Business
Ebong Eka

According to a recent Reuters article, Facebook inadvertently exposed the email addresses and phone numbers of approximately 6 million people to unaut...

Court Rules For Big Corporation

AP | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled against merchants Thursday who object to having to accept American Express debit and credit cards along with the...

How Walmart's Green Performance Reviews Could Change Retail for Good

Andrew Winston | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green
Andrew Winston

Incentives matter and cultures shift over time. Hard-won operational changes like modifying performance reviews may not be sexy, but the results can be profound. And when it's the world's largest retailer changing its buying criteria, the ripples will likely be felt around the world.

Groupon Rewards Program: The Top 3 Things Merchants Misunderstand

Seth Priebatsch | Posted 12.20.2011 | Small Business
Seth Priebatsch

Never one for subtle movements, Groupon's come out swinging at loyalty. Unfortunately for Groupon, just shouting "loyalty" a bunch of times doesn't make it true. My message to merchants is this: Don't fall for this latest daily deal [Grou]Ponzi scheme.

WATCH: Credit Processor Offers Free AK-47 To Customers

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.19.2011 | Business

Credit card signing bonuses have been appearing in many forms of late. But one Florida credit processing company's idea of a customer incentive is not...

Sony Data Breach: Another Case for Interchange Delay

Bill Cheney | Posted 07.03.2011 | Business
Bill Cheney

When all is said and done, credit unions and banks will have spent millions on what appears to be a major security failure caused by Sony's inability to protect its consumer data.