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Can India Maintain its Digital Payments Growth?

Part of the reason for the Indian government's unexpected demonetization move in November last year was to help spur the country's digital economy and reduce the use of cash.Card and other electronic transactions did increase dramatically in the months after the cash...

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Visa Makes QR Code Onboarding Simple

Visa took its turn this week announcing support for the new QR code specification recently released by industry standards body EMVCo.Its Visa Ready Program supports the new interoperable standards, making onboarding simpler for merchants who want to implement the...

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Prion Disease Continues To Threaten Food Supply

Mad Cow Disease Spreading With Help From Infectious Waste Mad cow disease has again raised its ugly head in the United States. Thanks to misinformation and mismanagement by government, the problem will persist. Government and industry representatives announced...

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Mad Cow Disease Spreading Via Biosolids

Prion Disease Never An Isolated Event Mad cow disease has again raised its ugly head in the United States. Thanks to misinformation and mismanagement by government, the problem will persist. Government and industry representatives announced yesterday that an...

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Mad Cow Disease A Symptom Of Bigger Problems

Prion Disease Never An Isolated Event Mad cow disease has again raised its ugly head in the United States. Thanks to misinformation and mismanagement by government, the problem will persist. Government and industry representatives announced yesterday that an...

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Climate Change The Top Threat In Chile

Climate Change Now Taught In Public Schools Fernando Rojas is holding up a photograph of a pocket of countryside, between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes mountains, that has been his home, his livelihood, and his passion for all of his 74 years. His picture shows a...

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Predators Critical To Ecosystems

Killing Predators Undermines Science ByVic Van Ballenberghe In 1994, Alaska's Legislature passed the Intensive Management Law intended to increase populations of moose, caribou and deer and thereby provide increased harvests for hunters. Hunting organizations...

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Dakota Access Pipeline Approval Violated Laws

Government Failed To Complete Environmental Impact The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe won a significant victory today in its fight to protect the Tribe's drinking water and ancestral lands from the Dakota Access pipeline. A federal judge ruled that the federal permits...

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Climate Change The Top External Threat In Chile

Climate Change Now Taught In Public Schools Fernando Rojas is holding up a photograph of a pocket of countryside, between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes mountains, that has been his home, his livelihood, and his passion for all of his 74 years. His picture shows a...

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3D Printing Firm Receives $7 Million In Funding

AREVO has just announced that it has received a $7 million Series A round of funding led by Menlo Park-based venture capital firm Khosla Ventures. Khosla Ventures currently manages more than $1.3 billion of investor capital for startups and early stage companies...

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Visa to Invest in Klarna

Visa and Klarna announced on Tuesday that the card network plans to invest in the Stockholm-based company.The move comes at a time when Klarna which has 60 million consumer and 70,000 retailer customers has said it is looking to expand its product offerings and...

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Social KYC: Ignore It At Your Own Risk

Payment facilitators have many tools at their disposal to help them understand the risk of taking on a particular merchant's business during underwriting. In many cases, though, the tools rely on information provided by the merchants themselves.To validate that...

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Luxury Home Design and Furniture

Fusing old world allure and modern styling to create exquisite selections for the home. At Bliss Home & Design, we pride ourselves on the timelessness of our design aesthetic and the tranquil nature of the pieces that are specially curated for our website. As a...

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