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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019

Visa, Mastercard shun Facebook’s Libra digital currency plan

Visa and Mastercard on Friday announced their departure from Facebook’s Libra project, a major setback to the social network’s plan for a worldwide digital currency.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019

Prince Harry announces massive travel sustainability project

The Duke of Sussex picked Amsterdam, a city hit hard by over-tourism, to announce Travalyst at a news conference Tuesday with his partners, Booking.com; TripAdvisor; Visa; China’s largest travel company, …


Facebook’s currency Libra faces financial, privacy pushback

Facebook is getting a taste of the regulatory pushback it will face as it creates a new digital currency with corporate partners.


Americans must soon preregister - but not get visas - to travel to some European countries

By 2021, Americans traveling to certain countries in Europe will have to preregister online as part of a security system intended to screen visa-free travelers.


U.S. approved thousands of child bride requests

Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018

Starbucks launches credit card, hoping to jolt sales

Starbucks has a new product that it hopes will hook coffee lovers: a credit card.


U.S. Embassy announces end to visa crisis with Turkey

The U.S. Embassy in Turkey announced Thursday that it is resuming normal visa services for Turkish citizens, saying Turkish authorities had adhered to assurances that no local staff would be …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017

Coming soon: a selfie with your credit card application

The selfie is everywhere – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter – and soon your bank could be asking for one in order to approve your purchase or credit card application.


U.S. delegation visits Turkey for talks following visa spat

A U.S. delegation arrived in Ankara for talks aimed at resolving a diplomatic dispute that spat that resulted in the two countries suspending the issuance of travel visas to the …


Cambodia suspending U.S. MIA searches over visa ban

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen says he will retaliate against a U.S. halt on the issuing of visas to senior foreign ministry officials and their families by suspending missions by …


UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017

Dozens of foreign workers sought for Trump’s Florida clubs

The Trump Organization is asking the federal government to grant dozens of special visas to foreign nationals to work at two of the President Donald Trump’s private clubs in Florida, …


Federal officials order 15,000 new visas for low-wage workers

The Department of Homeland Security on Monday announced a one-time increase of 15,000 additional visas for low-wage, seasonal workers for the remainder of this fiscal year, a seeming about-face from …


UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017

U.S. sets new visa rules for six mainly Muslim nations, refugees

The Trump administration on Wednesday set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a “close” family or business tie to the United …


Supreme Court won’t restore $7.25B swipe fees settlement

The Supreme Court will not restore a $7.25 billion settlement between merchants and Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. over credit card transaction fees.


UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017

Malaysia to release, deport North Korean in nerve agent probe

North Korean man will be released from custody because of lack of evidence connecting him to the fatal nerve agent attack on Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of …


Saudi Arabian student seeks cultural and engineering education at EWU

The small Saudi Arabian city Yousef Almaliki grew up in reminds him of Cheney. Almaliki, who’s studying mechanical engineering at Eastern Washington University, first came to the U.S. in January …


Former modeling agent says he got Melania Trump’s visa

Melania Trump’s former modeling agent says she obtained a work visa before she modeled professionally in the United States in the mid-1990s. Those comments came Thursday in response to questions …


Appeals court rejects $7.25B credit card swipe fee settlement

An appeals court has rejected a $7.25 billion settlement between merchants and Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. over credit card transaction fees.


Shopping at Costco? Remember to switch your cards

If you’re shopping at Costco, check your wallet – on Monday Costco stopped accepting members’ American Express cards.


The Motley Fool: Investing in credit card leader Visa is a profitable move

The Motley Fool Take An effective investing strategy is to invest for the long term in companies with solid business models. A good example is electronic payment processing giant Visa …


Visa: New technology for chip cards to speed checkout times

Visa says its improving its smart chip-embedded cards, which have been the source of grumbling from businesses and customers forced to wait for transactions to go through.


Starbucks to offer prepaid cards to boost rewards program

Starbucks says it will introduce a prepaid card by the end of the year that lets people earn points for its rewards program.


Laguna Café changes locations, adds spirits

New spot means more space for Laguna Café


Invalid visa detains Interplayers’ artistic director in Canada

For Interplayers Theatre, the show must go on – even when its artistic director has been detained in Canada. Reed McColm, a Canadian citizen, traveled to his hometown of Edmonton, …


Visa anticipates revenue slowdown in face of new fees

NEW YORK – Visa Inc. on Wednesday warned that its revenue and earnings growth will slow in 2012 after new regulations on the fees banks can charge for debit card …