Visa’s Fraud Problem?

Let me check the signature on your card. No, give me your personal identification number. Which is better at preventing credit card fraud? That is one of several issues raised by the nation’s biggest retailer against a large card association. Wal-Mart has filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan against Visa…

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Employees in the Customer Care Center in a recently renovated part of their building. Employees at energy information firm IHS in Englewood, give their perspective and outlook on their jobs and careers on Friday, Mar. 16, 2012. Kathryn Scott Osler, The Denver Post

From the Classroom to the Workplace: How to make it happen

The young grad entering the hot occupation isn’t necessarily on the road to success. That is unless one also has an effective career plan, job experts say. Although the job market for recent grads has improved, they say, college major choices are critical. But so are internships and part-time jobs during college. Don’t wait until…

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Distaff Dollar Decisions Distress Ladies

Here’s why your wife or significant other is prematurely graying. Women between the ages of 50 and 64 are the most likely to pace the floor at night worrying about money. And most of us are spooked by money. Those are some of the findings of a new poll that showed “about six out…

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Rolling Snake Eyes in Albany and Trenton

Gambling will always be us, but governments, through their state sponsored games make it worse. That’s my verdict in the states of New York State and New Jersey, where the government is intimately involved in everything from casinos to lottery games and everything in between. Almost all other states have fallen for this sucker’s play,…

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The Failure of a “Government Enterprise.” A Periodic Series on Governments Trying to Run Businesses. Part 6: The Triumph of the Goo-Goos: Subways in the State Era

Are Goo-Goos Part of the Problem? The Goo-Goos, the “good” government who allied themselves with the mainstream pols of the 1920s and 1930s, had won. After World War II the subways would be a state enterprise and there was no going back to the private management companies. Today, the Straphangers Campaign is a descendant of…

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The Silly Season of Politics (Part 3) Who Should You Support? Donald Trump?

He’s a blowhard with an opinion about everything, especially subjects he often knows little about. He thinks humility is a bad word and always tells people to “think big.” He drives people crazy with ill-considered comments and sometimes will issue five retractions of statements over a period of a few days. His business successes aren’t…

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