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The 21st Century Wallet: Will Mobile Payments Go Mainstream?

When I set out to write about the pros and cons of mobile payment or electronic wallet technologies, I assumed it would be a simple and interesting subject. Interesting, yes. Simple? Not at all. Apple Pay, Google Wallet, SoftCard, and PayPal are some of the leaders in the emerging mobile payments field. Show More Summary

Smart device tells waiting staff when to serve customers

In Spain, Omni Brain Lab have developed the Owl — a smart device which enhances and monitors customers' purchasing experiences.

"The Barricades Are Down" Syriza Is Already Rolling Back Austerity "Reforms"

It didn't take long for Syriza to start making changes in Greece. While these may be minor at the margin compared to the debt "issues", as KeepTalkingGreece reports, Alexis Tsipras and his junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos pushed...Show More Summary

3 Reasons Samsung Shouldn't Buy BlackBerry Ltd.

BlackBerry investors shouldn’t expect Samsung to save the struggling smartphone maker.

A Way to Hasten Bank Reform in Greece

Before Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras gets any euro zone deal on Greece’s public debt, he could make good on his promise of a permanent mortgage moratorium, write George Hay and Neil Unmack of Reuters Breakingviews.

Renasant Corp. (RNST)’s Fourth Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call Transcript

Below is transcript of the Renasant Corp. (NASDAQ:RNST)’s  Fourth Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call, held on January 21, 2015 at 10:00 am EST. Renaissance Technologies, Nine Chapters Capital Management and Pdt Partners was among Renasant Corp. Show More Summary

A New Startup Is Helping Companies Borrow Wall Street Talent

When Vikram Ashok quit his private equity job at Paris-based Quilvest in late 2011, he had no plans to start freelance consulting. Ready for a change, he'd moved to Florida to golf. But consulting found Ashok when a former portfolio company reached out for help with a short-term budgeting project. Show More Summary

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN)’s Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2014 Earnings Call Transcript

Below is transcript of the Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN)’s Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2014 Earnings Call, held on Monday, January 26, 2015, at 5:30 pm EST.  Kingdom Ridge Capital, Wallace R. Weitz & Co. and Marque Millennium Capital was among Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) shareholders at the end of the third quarter. Show More Summary

Fleming, Peroni & Shay: Formulary Apportionment in the U.S.

J. Clifton Fleming (BYU) & Robert J. Peroni (Texas) & Stephen E. Shay (Harvard), Formulary Apportionment in the U.S. International Income Tax System: Putting Lipstick on a Pig?, 36 Mich. J. Int'l L. ___ (2015): Perhaps surprisingly, this Article has shown that the debate over formulary apportionment is little more...

Community Bank System, Inc. (CBU)’s Fourth Quarter and Year End 2014 Earnings Conference Call Transcript

Below is transcript of the Community Bank System, Inc. (NYSE:CBU)’s Fourth Quarter and Year End 2014 Earnings Conference Call, held on January 22, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. EST. Forward Management, Pdt Partners and Tudor Investment Corp was among Community Bank System, Inc. Show More Summary

Why flight prices aren’t falling with fuel costs

Despite widespread cancellations from the recent blizzard, the four big airline carriers are flying high. They posted strong profits in 2014, but even with a nosedive in oil prices, don't expect to see lower fares. Also, a look at Apple's massive profits. CBS News financial contributor Mellody Hobson joins "CBS This Morning" from Chicago.

Why the Fed Is Expected to Remain 'Patient' About a First Rate Hike

The Federal Reserve's key short-term rate has been kept at a record low near zero for six years. But raise it to soon, and U.S. economic growth could stall.

Let us now praise the genius of Apple CEO Tim Cook

It's time to give Tim Cook his due. This is Cook's company now and Apple just sold a mind-blowing number of iPhones that resulted in the most profitable quarter in corporate history.

Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - January 28, 2015

On the Web: Why Apple Pay will Succeed where Others have Failed - First Data blog - "But this time, one thing is markedly different: by aligning the launch of Apple Pay with the Card Associations’ Payment Tokenization efforts, what we...Show More Summary

Why Wall Street Roots for Seattle in Super Bowl

Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesSeattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Wall Street is rooting for the Seattle Seahawks to win Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, and it has nothing to do with New England coach Bill Belichick's arrogance, quarterback Tom Brady's perfect hair, or deflategate. Show More Summary

Morning Agenda: Yahoo’s Alibaba Split

Yahoo plans to spin off its stake in Alibaba. | The outcome of the fight over DuPont could define shareholder activism. | U.S. strengths are hurting American multinational corporations. | Thieves steal gold nuggets from Wells Fargo museum.

Spectrum of Pain from Oil Price Decline

With the price of crude oil plummeting, why some countries are faring much better than others. Oil Prices’ ‘Spectrum of Pain’

The IRS Scandal, Day 629

Power Line, Sharyl Attkisson to Testify on Lynch Confirmation, But Why?: Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee for Attorney General, will testify tomorrow before the Senate Judiciary Committee. It should be an interesting day.... Its witness list includes Sharyl Attkisson and Catherine Engelbrecht. Both have grievances against the Obama administration....

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