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Michael Gill is Releasing a New Video Discussing Political Advertising in New Hampshire
9/3/2014 6:13:58 PM
Over the last few months, Mike Gill has been documenting his allegations of corruption and organized crime in the State of New Hampshire in a series of videos.  Today he is releasing another video in this series titled “Translation”. In this video, Mike Gill continues his explanation surrounding concerns about the advertising and political platforms of several candidates …
Chase Celebrates Its Support For Small Business With $3 Million Mission Main StreetSM Grants Program
9/3/2014 6:07:35 PM
Today, Chase continues its ongoing commitment to small business with the launch of Mission Main StreetSM Grants , a program that will award 20 grants of $150,000 to small businesses nationwide. Qualifying businesses that apply for a grant will gain access to a marketing Toolkit and a $150 coupon toward one market research study with Google Consumer Surveys from Premier …
CFPB Warns Credit Card Companies Against Deceptively Marketing Promotional Offers
9/3/2014 5:40:09 PM
Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) warned credit card companies against deceptively marketing interest-rate promotions. The Bureau is concerned that some companies are luring in consumers with offers of reduced or zero interest for a specific purchase or balances transferred from another credit card, and then hitting them with surprise interest charges. In …
Late Payment Culture Hinders Growth for Global Businesses
9/3/2014 12:20:16 PM
Over half (57%) of international businesses surveyed by Basware and MasterCard admit to having actively delayed paying their suppliers in the past 12 months.  The findings underscore a late payment culture, which three out of four businesses now consider normal practice, and that is hampering in particular small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). In order to break this …
Hearst Corporation to Acquire 80% Stake in KUBRA Data Transfer Ltd.
Hearst Corporation to Acquire 80% Stake in KUBRA Data Transfer Ltd.
9/3/2014 11:57:46 AM
Hearst Corporation today announced the acquisition of an 80 percent stake in  KUBRA Data Transfer Ltd. , a leading provider of digital bill delivery and payment services with offices across North America. The investment puts Hearst in a leading position to provide services to a wide range of clients in the utility, insurance, financial services, healthcare and government …
IFC provides $60 million to BBVA Paraguay to Expand Access to Finance for Small and Medium Enterprises in Export Sector
9/3/2014 11:40:26 AM
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, will provide $60 million to  Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Paraguay S.A., a subsidiary of Grupo BBVA, to expand access to finance for small and medium entrepreneurs in the export sector and to promote trade. IFC’s financing consists of a five-year, US$40 million loan and a US$20 million loan through the IFC Managed Co-Lending …
IDB launches virtual business community for small and medium-size Latin American companies specializing in infrastructure
9/3/2014 10:32:51 AM
Latin American and Caribbean countries are expected to invest more than $1.5 trillion in infrastructure projects over the next 10 years, opening up many opportunities for companies that provide goods and services in the sector. In order to facilitate the flow of information about these prospects, the Inter-American Development Bank ( IDB ) and the Latin Trade Group are …
Progressive Insurance Encourages Drivers to Put the Brakes on Dangerous Driving Behavior with "Drive Safe Today Day"
9/2/2014 3:55:10 PM
Like many drivers, you may have been taught that the "10 and two o’clock" position is the safest way to hold a steering wheel, but it’s time to update your in-car mantra. According to a Progressive® Insurance survey of U.S. drivers, 77 percent of respondents did not know the safest placement for their hands is actually at "nine and three." To raise awareness about the …
BofA Merrill Implements CashPro® Any2Any Solution for Global Payments’ Taiwan Branch
9/2/2014 9:52:43 AM
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Merrill) Global Transaction Services (GTS) today announced the implementation of its CashPro ®  Any2Any for Global Payments Asia-Pacific (Hong Kong) Limited, Taiwan Branch (GPAP), a leading worldwide provider of payment processing services, including 11 markets across the Asia Pacific region. In mandating BofA Merrill GTS, GPAP now has the …