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The Payment Industry Ecosystem: The trend towards digital payments and key players moving markets

Thanks;Jaime Toplin Published;Dec. 21, 2018, 11:44 AM Payments ecosystem 2019: Key players in payments value chain This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence. Current subscribers can read the report here. The digitization of daily life is making phones and connected devices the preferred payment tools for consumers — preferences that are causing digital…

Visa and MasterCard to cap fees for non-EU travellers

Thanks; ANDREW PENTOLWednesday, 2 January 2019 13:50 Published;Wednesday, 2 January 2019 13:50 MasterCard and Visa have offered to cap face-to-face transactions at 0.2% for debit and 0.3% for credit transactions. The European Commission has announced that non-EU MasterCard and Visa debit and credit cards used in European stores will have the same rates of interchange fees…

Readers React: Plastic straw ban a start to improving environment

Thanks;Marlena Ruser Published;December,19 @6.55am Duke Moscrip, owner of Duke’s Restaurants, displays paper straws at his business in Seattle, where plastic straws were banned July 1. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times via AP) The recent movement to ban plastic straws by many large corporations is an important step in Big Business accepting that there are…

George H.W. Bush, 41st President, Dead at 94

Thanks; Eleanor Clift Published;12.01.18 12:03 AM ET jean-Louis Atlan If the presidency were measured by resume alone, George Herbert Walker Bush, who died Friday night at the age of 94, was one of the most prepared men to ever hold the job. Before his election in 1988, he had been ambassador to the U.N., envoy to…