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 •  December 7

More A shadowy world of criminals has been targeting major retailers around the country to take advantage of lenient store-return policies and fuel their drug addictions, a CNBC investigation has found. And they use an unlikely currency to pull off the crime: gift cards. For years, thieves have taken aim at big-name stores, including Home Depot ,...

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 •  December 3

At Melt Bakery, a hole in the wall that sells ice cream sandwiches in New York's upscale Manhattan neighborhood, you can pay for your guilty pleasure in bitcoin. And while a few swipes of a mobile app are all it takes to fill your electronic wallet, the novelty, for now, comes at a hefty cost. Melt is one of several small stores in America's...

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 •  November 20

More Handing a gift card over to a loved one this holiday season might make you feel like you took the easy way out. Don't worry too much. Forty-one percent of people say that's exactly what they want this year, according to a new survey by WalletHub. The desire for gift cards stems from people's bad experiences with receiving gifts, said Dan...

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 •  November 17

More By James Yeo For the past two years, Bitcoin has been the talk of the town for its meteoric rise in value. Its price has soared around 1,000 per cent in just the past year from just US$700 to around US$7,000 at the time of writing. Needless to say, there is growing interest among investors to invest in this digital currency to capitalise on...

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 •  November 15

More With Richard Cordray leaving the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, consumer advocates are worried about what's next for customers. Cordray, 53, director of the CFPB, a federal watchdog of financial services firms, announced he would leave the agency by the end of November . His departure isn't a surprise, as Republican lawmakers have...

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 •  November 10

ATLANTA (AP) -- Equifax Inc. said Thursday that its net income slumped about 27 percent in the third quarter, weighed down by costs related to its data breach that exposed the personal information of 145 million Americans earlier this year. Even so, the company's earnings topped Wall Street's forecasts. The Atlanta-based collector and seller of...

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 •  November 8

More We've all been there. You want to get a close friend, or even a family member, something special for the holidays. But what's their favorite color? Their size? Do they really need a jacket, or maybe a pair of shoes? A gift card is an easy way around this, but it lacks a personal touch. Still, the last thing anyone wants is to have their...

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 •  November 3

And here are three companies paying out dividends this week. From Bloomberg via Yahoo! Finance: Visa Inc has approved a prepaid card backed by the cryptocurrency Monaco as the world’s largest payments network continues its foray into digital currencies. Monaco’s prepaid card has been approved for issuance to Singaporean residents, Visa spokeswoman...

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 •  November 2

More Visa Inc has approved a prepaid card backed by the cryptocurrency Monaco as the world’s largest payments network continues its foray into digital currencies. Monaco’s prepaid card has been approved for issuance to Singaporean residents, Visa spokeswoman Lea Cademenos said in an e-mail. Visa approved the programme through Monaco’s issuer,...

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 •  November 2

More NEW YORK (AP) -- Starbucks announced deals Thursday to sell its Tazo tea brand to Unilever and launch a credit card with Chase. But the coffee chain also reported disappointing fourth-quarter sales growth at stores around the world, and its shares fell more than 3 percent in after-hours trading. The Seattle-based company said Unilever will pay...