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From first swipe to final money transfer, a breakdown of the steps and players behind every payment card transaction

Understanding this complex and rapidly evolving space can be challenging. In a new explainer, BI Intelligence offers a high-level look at the payments industry — how it functions, who the key players are, and the trends shaping the industry. We start by explaining payment-card processing, since the …

FinTech

The Best Recipe Videos on YouTube for People With “No Time to Cook”

<i>House of Cards</i> is great and all, but in truth our favorite thing to binge watch is cooking videos. There’s something addictive, even therapeutic, …

Healthy Eating

Opinion: 5 reasons to be a contrarian and buy Russian stocks

<i>(The following article was originally published Feb. 24.)</i><p>Yes, Russia has a litany of negatives against it — from stagflation and recession, to open …

Is the oil crash over?

Oil prices have rebounded by $16 a barrel since the low point was reached at $45 a month ago, and investors are already wondering whether the worst …

Disappointing economic growth in China

January 20, 2015 | 4:30 AM<p>7.4 percent<p>With a low not seen in a quarter century, China's economic growth dropped to 7.4 percent in 2014. As reported by the WSJ, some economists predict that disappointing numbers from 2014 are just the start of a global deceleration of growth.<p>2,000<p>That's about how …

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State Of The Taxing Union? Platitudes So General They Could Be Pitching Flat Tax

President Obama is very, very good in front of a crowd, even a Republican controlled Congress. His highly orchestrated State of the Union address laid bare (like a patient etherized upon a table) some great statements. Many are so general it is hard to disagree. On how to pay for new and expanded …

Finance

Cloud migration hurts IBM as sales drop for 11th straight quarter

IBM Corp (IBM) posted a new 2015 profit target and quarterly revenue that both missed analysts’ estimates, as the one-time world technology leader …

Twin sources of tech-related instability

2015-01-21T09:07:31.000Z<p>By: Guest writer<p><i>This guest post is from the co-authors of UBS’s white paper for the WEF meeting in Davos, which gets underway</i> …

The benefits of a prestigious university

What does it mean to be ‘embedded within a world-class university’? This is an expression I have heard more than 30 times now, since starting my MBA …

How the dumb money was set up for commodity failure

2014-11-05T14:33:23.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>Here’s a great chart from Emad Mostaque, a strategist at Ecstrat, a new research company set up by …

Is economic growth permanently lower?

Print this page<p>In the years after the Great Recession of 2008-09, forecasts for global economic growth have persistently proven too high. This …

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What to Do When Anger Takes Hold

I had just sat down to look over my calendar and plan my day when the phone rang.<p>It was my contractor. Several of his workers were at my apartment ready to finish some work, but the building management company refused to let them in.<p>This news made me furious.<p>We have been renovating our small …

Apple: Luxury Brand or Mass Marketer?

It’s easy to make a case that Apple is now positioning itself to become more of a provider of luxury-level technology. Between recent high-profile hires from the fashion and watch industries to the rumored 18-karat gold Apple Watch, some observers are fretting about the company’s trend toward …

The Most Engaging Ideas Leave Something Out

The white circles you see in the grid below don’t really exist, nor do the white diagonal lines you see connecting them. Yet they are the most interesting part of the illustration. Even if you try to ignore the white space, your brain will override the order:<p>As any visual artist will tell you, the …

A New Approach for Managing Organizational Time

Companies have elaborate processes for allocating and investing capital. Yet, in contrast, in most organizations, time goes largely unmanaged. Companies are awash in e-communications and teleconferences. Meeting time has skyrocketed. Dysfunctional meeting behavior is on the rise. But formal …

How to Deal with Bullies at Work

You’ve got a difficult, manipulative boss or maybe an intensely competitive and rude colleague. Is it bullying, bad manners, or merely the normal competition of a workplace?<p>Healthy competition and even some aggression can make for a creative work environment where people push one another to better …

China tries to avert property doom with new policies

China stepped up its efforts on Tuesday to transform doomsday scenarios for its domestic property market into merely another round of déjà vu. The …

How to make a difficult decision

In 2011, essay three on my MIT Sloan admissions form asked:<p><i>Please describe a time when you had to make a decision without having all the information</i> …

Shadow banking's benefits to China undeniable: central bank official | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China should grasp the opportunity to guide shadow banking to serve businesses with needed financing, while at the same time strengthening regulation of the sector, a central bank official was quoted as saying.<p>A string of shadow banking defaults, such as that of a 4 billion yuan …

China starts direct yuan/euro trade in FX market | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has allowed the yuan to trade directly against the euro for the first time in its interbank currency market, a step that is likely to increase international usage of the yuan by lowering trading costs.<p>The deal should reduce currency costs, help to discover the exchange …