UK Bans Card Surcharges, will Merchants Raise Prices?

THANKS ; Ryan Tuttle Published ; AUGUST 28TH, 2017 Interchange and assessment fees were a fixture in UK news in mid-July as the UK Treasury declared merchant surcharges illegal, beginning January 2018. Heralded as a common sense move by many commenters, the ban does, however, beg the question of whether merchants will raise prices to cover…

Most Americans can’t kick this habit, and it’s killing them

Thanks;Ilene Raymond Rush Published;Aug 24, 2017 1:52 pm ET *Should you give up sugar? This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. With obesity on the rise and high rates of Type 2 diabetes, more people are attempting to give up sugar. It isn’t easy. Although scientific opinion is far from unanimous, there is tantalizing…

Barcelona Terror Attack – Impact on Tourism in Spain

Thanks;Caroline Bremner Published;August,23 23RD, Following the terrorist attacks in Spain, targeting La Ramblas in Barcelona, on 17 August 2017, where 13 people were murdered and 50 more were injured, it is likely that there will be a short-term impact on inbound tourism demand with forecast demand potential reduced by 0.3%. Potential impact Based on Euromonitor…

There’s a new way to mine for lithium and it’s right here in the U.S.

Thanks;Claudia Assis Published: Aug 19, 2017 4:14 p.m. ET Crater Lake in Oregon, a caldera lake formed after a volcano collapse. Using trace elements as proxy, Stanford says it is easier to detect lithium in supervolcano lake deposits Scientists at Stanford University say they have found a new way to detect large deposits of lithium,…

Barcelona truck attack reportedly leaves at least 12 dead and 80 injured

Thanks;Barbara Kollmeyer Published: Aug 17, 2017 4:27 p.m. ET People move from the scene after a van crashed into pedestrians near the pedestrianized central thoroughfare Las Ramblas in Barcelona Officials embark on terrorism investigation MADRID (MarketWatch) — A popular promenade in Barcelona, Spain, became a scene of panic and devastation on Thursday after a van…

India celebrates 71st Independence Day – peacefully

Thanks;Asia NEWS network published:16 Aug 2017 13:42                         NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN News Desk) – Millions poured out of their homes to take part in Independence Day related events across the country.  India on Tuesday celebrated its 71st Independence Day peacefully, with Prime Minister…