Future of Payments: Four Trends to Know in Payment Processing

http://www.businessinsider.com/future-of-payments-trends-in-payment-processing-2016-10 The payments industry has been evolving rapidly, especially in the last few years with the growing shift to digital.  The global payments ecosystem is constantly changing as new startups try to change the way we move money around the world. Mobile wallets and the increased importance of card security to reduce fraud are some of the major […]

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The economy grew healthy 3.5% in third quarter

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/12/22/economy-grew-healthy-35-third-quarter/95717864/ The economy grew faster than previously thought in the third quarter on stronger consumer spending, commercial construction and state and local outlays. The nation’s gross domestic product – the value of all goods and services produced in the economy –  increased at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.5%, up from the 3.2% previously […]

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Wall Street holiday parties are back…but don’t tell anyone

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-wall-street-parties-idUSKBN14B0FI?utm_source=applenews Wall Street holiday parties this year took place in luxury venues like the Waldorf Astoria, featured women dressed as glowing angels, and had fine wine, scotch and bourbon on hand. But organizers of the soirées, conscious of tighter budgets and public scrutiny, are not eager to discuss the merriment. Big financial firms started curtailing […]

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Hanukkah And Christmas 2016: How Often Do The Two Holidays Overlap And Why Don’t They Always Coincide?

http://www.ibtimes.com/hanukkah-christmas-2016-how-often-do-two-holidays-overlap-why-dont-they-always-2464249 There will be gift-giving as well as trees and menorahs aplenty this weekend as Christmas and Hanukkah exactly overlap for the first time in almost 30 years. Hanukkah may be seen by many non-Jews as the Jewish equivalent at Christmas, but it is rare that the two holidays coincide and even rarer still that […]

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A procrastinator’s guide to last-minute holiday shopping

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/12/22/a-procrastinators-guide-to-last-minute-holiday-shopping.html Attention, last-minute shoppers: It’s not too late to order those holiday gifts you’ve been putting off — even if you get them online. Thursday is the final day Amazon Prime members will receive free two-day shipping on qualifying items, and get them by Christmas. In the dozens of cities that offer one-day, same-day or […]

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The Science-Backed Reason To See Your Therapist In The Morning – The Huffington Post – US

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/therapy-works-better-in-the-morning_us_58054b6fe4b0dd54ce34b8a4? Not a morning person? There still might be a good reason to get up and at it when it comes to booking time with your therapist. A new study found that patients actually made more progress in overcoming anxiety, fears and phobias when they went to psychotherapy in the morning versus the afternoon. In […]

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Competition is the best workout motivation, study finds – Medical News Today

https://apple.news/AruDtiLQKPqu57JaBJlczDQ Lack of physical activity has been shown to increase the risk of chronic illness and mortality. Yet, a large part of the American population fails to meet the government’s recommendations for physical activity. According to a new study, competition might be the key to getting us to workout more. Competition drives us to exercise […]

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ART TANK: Interactive grant program helps fund community arts – Aurora Sentinel

https://apple.news/A3kMKL8d3PpqQ0-RlMV4w7w ART TANK: Interactive grant program helps fund community arts Fast approaching its third consecutive iteration, Art Tank invites artistic outlets from across the metroplex to apply for a roughly $65,000 pot of funding, which is amassed by the various organizations that fund the Arts Affinity Group AURORA | For most community arts organizations, applying […]

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International Food Market Near City Heights Aims To Launch New Businesses – KPBS

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2016/oct/06/international-food-market-near-city-heights-aims-l/ A new international food and craft market at El Cajon Boulevard and 44th Street featured games of cornhole and freshly prepared Salvadorean pupusas. For City Heights resident Mireya Galvan, the outdoor eatery is an opportunity. The new space known as Fair at 44 is also an incubator for San Diegans to pursue their dreams […]

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U.S. consumer spending increases solidly, inflation rising – Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy-idUSKBN12V1BM U.S. consumer spending rose more than expected in September as households boosted purchases of motor vehicles and inflation increased steadily, which could bolster expectations of an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve in December. The Commerce Department said on Monday that consumer spending, which accounts for about 70 percent of U.S. economic activity, […]

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