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The University as Students' Workplace?

Viviana A. Zelizer | Posted 04.01.2014 | College
Viviana A. Zelizer

The NLRB ruling should not scare us but instead encourage careful thinking about how to avoid exploitative student labor and preserve a meaningful campus work experience.

Will Your Free Credit Score Soon Be on Your Bills?

MyBankTracker | Posted 04.02.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

The director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) wants banks, particularly credit card lenders, to provide consumers with their free cr...

Apple's Gamble on Fingerprint Scanners May Take a While to Pay Off

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 11.12.2013 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

If Touch ID doesn't work how users believe it should, they will simply ignore it and forget about it. But for Apple, that will mean an enormous business opportunity lost.

Divorce Is Taxing in More Ways Than One

Amy Koko | Posted 08.07.2013 | Divorce
Amy Koko

Divorce opened my eyes to many things I had never really thought about before. Among them, thong underwear, generic spring water, and one of the biggies... taxes. Unfortunately, there is a downside to receiving alimony, it is considered taxable income.

Now You Can Send Money By Gmail

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 05.16.2013 | Technology

This is huge, potentially. Along with a flurry of other announcements made on Wednesday at Google I/O, Google's annual developers' conference, the ...

The Anonymity Fantasy

David Wolman | Posted 04.22.2013 | Technology
David Wolman

Go out and join the fight for privacy; God knows it's one that needs waging. I just don't think fantasizing about anonymity will do us much good.

Latin America: The Rising E-Commerce Opportunity

Shane Happach | Posted 12.25.2012 | Business
Shane Happach

The rapid penetration of the Internet in Latin America has resulted in e-commerce becoming a fast-growing industry, especially in Brazil. But the Latin American e-commerce landscape is diverse, as many of the markets are embracing e-commerce at different rates.

The Demise of Cash

David Wolman | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business
David Wolman

Cash was one of history's greatest technologies. For millennia, cash turbo-boosted commerce and enabled trade between people and cultures across the globe. But in the 20th century, cash's relevance began to diminish.

The Better Than Cash Alliance Is Out to Create a "Cash Lite" World

Elisabeth Rhyne | Posted 11.25.2012 | Impact
Elisabeth Rhyne

Projects to pay government benefits and humanitarian aid in electronic form are a boon. They increase security and accountability while decreasing cost. Until now, however, such projects have been isolated, with no worldwide, deliberate, coordinated push.

Catherine New

This Is Best Way Out Of Debt

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 08.16.2012 | Money

Forget the interest rate. To get out of the red, pay down your smallest debt first. Killing a smaller balance and shuttering the account offers a grea...

Catherine New

Five Ways Going Cashless Will Cost You

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 11.28.2012 | Money

Easy, fast and lifting money right out of your pocket. The battle to own your digital dollars has been heating up as major technology companies, r...

Consumer Debt On The Rise

AP | ALEX VEIGA | Posted 10.14.2012 | Money

LOS ANGELES -- Americans are carrying more credit card debt than a year ago, yet the late-payment rate for card holders remains near an 18-year low, a...

Will I Be Paying off College Loans for the Rest of My Life?

Jodi Okun | Posted 07.12.2012 | Money
Jodi Okun

If you are graduating with student loan debt, you may be overwhelmed by the amount you owe. Six months after you stop taking courses (at least half-time) -- whether or not you've graduated -- your federal student loan bills starting coming due.

Catherine New

Meet The Cash Killers

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 06.07.2012 | Money

Louise Collis likes to ride her bike around the Clarendon Hills suburb of Chicago. What she doesn't like is change -- as in spare change jangling in h...

Catherine New

Cash Is Still The Most Popular Way to Pay for Most Americans: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 01.24.2012 | Business

When it's time to pay for small, everyday items, cash is still king. More than three-quarters, or 79 percent, of consumers said they made a cash p...

The Debit Is in the Details

Len Hollie | Posted 11.06.2011 | New York
Len Hollie

In August, the Federal Reserve imposed a cap on the fees banks can charge retailers every time customers swipe their debit cards. Why is that important? In addition to banks, consumers may be the biggest losers.

Why Apple Must Launch NFC in the iPhone 5

Brett King | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology
Brett King

When the 5 launches it needs to be much more than just NFC-enabled, Apple needs to 'change everything' again. The only viable way of doing this is taking a first mover payments capability.

Citigroup Plans To Reduce Its Number Of Total Shares

AP | PALLAVI GOGOI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Citigroup Inc., one of the worst-hit banks during the financial crisis, is taking more steps to get back in the good graces of shareh...

Starbucks Mobile Payments -- The Future Is Coming Fast (VIDEO)

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Brett King

The Starbucks App links your phone to your pre-paid Starbucks card to process payments using a QR code on the screen, which can be scanned by a small reader connected to the cash register. The experience was, in a word, engaging.

Banks Still Don't Get Mobile, But Neither Do Researchers...

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

I read with interest a post pointed out to me by @JenRBoyd posted on Mobile Commerce Daily highlighting a recent Celent report comparing US and EU inv...

The 14 Best Innovations in Banking and Payments for 2010 (SLIDESHOW)

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

2010 was a bumper year for innovations in the banking and payments space. Here are some of the top innovations.

Swiss Banker's Reaction to U.S. Treasury Hiding A.I.G. Loss

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan are being subsidized by the Federal Reserve. Why can't the Fed instead subsidize Americans who want a job? How stupid do they think the American taxpayer is?

Carl Barbier, New Orleans Judge, Gets Most Of BP Oil Spill Lawsuits

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP)-- A federal judge in New Orleans was picked Tuesday to preside over more than 300 lawsuits filed against BP PLC and other companies o...

Creating the PFM for Business Banking

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

Business Internet Banking can become the platform for much more leverage with business clients, but today it is a very basic transactional platform. We need to shift it to become the PFM of business banking.

Carl Henric-Svanberg Says BP Cares About 'Small People'

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

VENICE, La. — The "small people" of the Gulf Coast have a humongous message for oil giant BP: They're tired of the company's big-time executives...