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Where Business Travelers Expense the Most Meals (Infographic)
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Bet you can't guess where workers are swiping their fancy corporate credit cards the most.
April 10, 2014 in Franchises
Wal-Mart Takes $5 Billion Swipe at Visa Over Processing Fees

Wal-Mart Takes $5 Billion Swipe at Visa Over Processing Fees

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The retailer sued the credit-card giant this week, claiming Visa's swipe fees are unfairly high. Separately, the retail industry has taken a hit in the fight over capping debit-card swipe fees.
March 28, 2014 in Money
QuickBooks Adds New Features to Speed Up Payment Processing

QuickBooks Adds New Features to Speed Up Payment Processing

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Intuit announced new QuickBooks features that aim to accelerate and simplify paperless payments.
March 19, 2014 in Money
Preventing Another Target Attack

Preventing Another Target Attack

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For retailers that don't want to be the next Target or Neiman Marcus, here are three tips they can do to protect themselves.
February 10, 2014 in Security
Better Late Than Never? Target Accelerating Program to Detect Credit-Card Fraud.

Better Late Than Never? Target Accelerating Program to Detect Credit-Card Fraud.

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Target's chief financial officer said the retailer is fast-tracking chip-enabled smart cards, which could have been useful in preventing against the company's recent data breach.
February 4, 2014 in Technology
37 South Korean Bank Execs Offer to Resign Over Breach. Should Target Execs Follow Suit?

37 South Korean Bank Execs Offer to Resign Over Breach. Should Target Execs Follow Suit?

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When news broke regarding a massive theft of customer information, dozens of top executives at South Korean financial companies tendered their resignations.
January 20, 2014 in Leadership
Target, Neiman Marcus Credit Card Hacks Could Be More Widespread, Experts Say

Target, Neiman Marcus Credit Card Hacks Could Be More Widespread, Experts Say

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Agencies warn that malicious software that targets POS units has 'potentially infected a large number' of retailers.
January 20, 2014 in Security
Target Says Up to 70 Million Customers Affected By Hacking

Target Says Up to 70 Million Customers Affected By Hacking

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The fallout from Target's Black Friday hacking incident continues with the company saying 70 million people were affected by the data breach -- a much larger figure than the 40 million initially reported.
January 10, 2014 in News and Trends
Retailers Not Giving Up the Battle Over Credit-Card Swipe Fees

Retailers Not Giving Up the Battle Over Credit-Card Swipe Fees

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The National Retail Federation appeals $5.7 billion Visa, MasterCard settlement that was approved in December.
January 3, 2014 in Payments & Collections
The Worst Mistake for Small Businesses to Continue in 2014

The Worst Mistake for Small Businesses to Continue in 2014

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What is the one sure thing to turn away modern customers?
December 26, 2013 in Accepting Payments
Target Hit by a Sophisticated Hack Job

Target Hit by a Sophisticated Hack Job

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The retail company was targeted by hackers who may have tampered with the machines customers use to swipe their cards.
December 19, 2013 in Security
Square Releases a Better, Thinner Mobile Credit-Card Reader

Square Releases a Better, Thinner Mobile Credit-Card Reader

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The new reader is compatible with more devices and is available to new users for free.
December 9, 2013 in Payments & Collections
How One Startup Plans to Replace Every Card in Your Wallet

How One Startup Plans to Replace Every Card in Your Wallet

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With Coin, a person can consolidate this or her wallet into one, simple, digital card.
November 14, 2013 in Mobile
Airlines Make a Record Profit in Extra Fees

Airlines Make a Record Profit in Extra Fees

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Airlines are on track to collect $42.6 billion in ancillary revenue this year, according to a new study.
October 29, 2013 in Business Travel
How to Finance a Startup Today

How to Finance a Startup Today

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When the bank of mom and dad shuts down, here are some startup funding resources for you.
October 21, 2013 in Startup Financing
Can't Get a VC to Notice You're Alive? 3 Alternative Funding Sources for You.

Can't Get a VC to Notice You're Alive? 3 Alternative Funding Sources for You.

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Nabbing money from outside investors isn't the only way your startup can scale. Here are three other ways to fund your company.
October 11, 2013 in Financing

The Basics of Using Credit Cards to Fund Your New Business

Don't swipe the plastic too carelessly, because it's a double-edged sword.
September 23, 2013 in Financing
Fed Throws Latest Punch in Swipe-Fee Brawl

Fed Throws Latest Punch in Swipe-Fee Brawl

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The U.S. Federal Reserve says it will appeal an earlier decision from the U.S. District Court that challenged the swipe-fee regulations set by the central bank.
August 22, 2013 in Cash Flow & Money Management
Powerful Plastic: The 10 Best Credit Cards of 2013

Powerful Plastic: The 10 Best Credit Cards of 2013

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Most small-business owners rely on plastic at some point in the process of launching or growing their businesses. If you're in that crowd, be sure you're making the most of it.
August 15, 2013 in Personal Finance
In a Win for Small Merchants, Judge Overturns Fed Ruling on Debit Card Fees

In a Win for Small Merchants, Judge Overturns Fed Ruling on Debit Card Fees

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In the ongoing saga between the nation's biggest banks and small retailers over swipe fees, the courts rule in favor of Main Street.
July 31, 2013 in Cash Flow & Money Management
Senate Confirms Richard Cordray to Lead U.S. Consumer Protection Agency

Senate Confirms Richard Cordray to Lead U.S. Consumer Protection Agency

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After a two-year standoff, lawmakers vote to formally install the former Ohio Attorney General at the helm of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
July 17, 2013 in Personal Finance

A Young Entrepreneur's Guide to Building Business Credit

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When it comes to launching a business, running out of cash is a big, albeit common, problem. To avoid this fate, here are ten steps for amping up your company's credit record.
July 16, 2013 in Business Management

Survey: Small-Business Owners Still Slow to Embrace Credit-Card Payments

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While many small merchants only accept cash or checks, most consumers prefer plastic.
June 20, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Best Credit Cards for Small-Business Owners in 2013

Best Credit Cards for Small-Business Owners in 2013

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After reviewing more than 1,000 credit cards, credit-card comparison website CardHub.com releases an analysis of which credit cards are best for entrepreneurs and why.
June 7, 2013 in Financing
7 Credit-Card Blunders That Could Hurt Any Small Business

7 Credit-Card Blunders That Could Hurt Any Small Business

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Credit-card debt can be tempting for startups seeking a smooth launch. Consider these tips for avoiding costly mistakes.
September 28, 2012 in Financing

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