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Month: April 2018
All 4 Major US Credit Cards Ditch Signatures, with Eye on Biometrics

(From UPI) Beginning this month, four of the largest credit card networks in the United States no longer require signatures to complete transactions — a move driven by evolving security and technology. American Express, Discover and Mastercard gave merchants the...

At Least 29 Dead in Islamic State Double Bombings in Afghanistan

(From UPI) The first explosion happened in Shashdarak area of Kabul, near the U.S. embassy and Afghan government buildings. A second blast came when an attacker, posing as a cameraman, detonated explosives — killing at least eight journalists, officials said....

Democrats Lose Ground with Millennials: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

(From Reuters) Enthusiasm for the Democratic Party is waning among young voters – so-called millennials – as its candidates head into the crucial midterm congressional elections, according to the Reuters/Ipsos national opinion poll. The online survey of more than 16,000...

EPA Grants Biofuels Waiver to Billionaire Icahn’s Oil Refinery

(From Reuters) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted a financial hardship waiver to an oil refinery owned by billionaire Carl Icahn, a former adviser to President Donald Trump, exempting the Oklahoma facility from requirements under a federal biofuels law,...

T-Mobile Agrees to $26BN Mega-Merger with Sprint

(From BBC News) The merger of America’s third and fourth largest mobile carriers is designed to create a more competitive firm with about 130 million customers. However, the deal is expected to attract regulatory scrutiny over its potential impact on...