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EMV: the cost of confusion

Oct. 1, 2016 marks the one-year anniversary since the chip-card, or EMV, deadline set by the major card brands went into effect. Prior to the deadline, the grocery industry spent more than five years...

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EMV, one year later

When it comes to payments security, consumers are unquestionably safer today than they were a year ago. A year later, chip card use is way up, counterfeit card fraud is down at America’s stores -- and consumers are still...

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Clock is ticking for small businesses

The clock is ticking for millions of small business owners. On Dec. 1 of this year, they will have to be ready for wrenching changes in the rules for overtime pay. For workers at small businesses, these changes could result in fewer...

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Big Brother is still watching - and it doesn’t know why

In election years, the gap in the average rate of pay of men and women takes center stage in political debates. Few dispute the underlying premise that individuals should be paid based on business-related factors, regardless of their gender.

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