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Stop tax ID theft by applying for special IRS ID number

Most of us agree that technology has enhanced our lives. It's simplified myriad daily tasks with just a voice command, touch of a device screen or stroke of a keyboard. It's also made things easier for crooks. Identity theft is a snap when criminals can electronically snag your personal and financial data. High tech's illicit aspects quickly spread to the tax world. When the Internal Revenue Service shifted to electronic transactions, tax identity thieves slipped through that digital door, stea...
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One chart shows why more companies should invest in paid parental leave

Samantha Lee/Business Insider More companies are investing in benefits for working parents. Chesnot/Getty Images A new survey of over 440,000 working parents at some 1,200 companies shows that employees who work for companies that offer generous paid parental leave and other parental benefits report higher rates of retention and engagement. The 10 companies that ranked the highest in terms of employee sentiment as well as benefits include Cisco, Hilton, Comcast NBC Universal, PwC...
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Ahead of Giving Tuesday, Coca-Cola held a virtual dinner series event on social justice after funding millions in grants this year

Elaine Welteroth. JP Yim / Getty Images Coca-Cola held a "Together We Must" virtual dinner event series in October and November, in partnership with the National Center of Civil and Human Rights, Civic Dinners, and Equitable Dinners, around the topics of social justice. Each dinner was helmed by big names, such as former Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth and NASCAR Driver Bubba Wallace, and Coca-Cola says nearly 5,000 people attended. Coca-Cola Brand Director Erica Tuggle told Bu...
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Inside American Express's virtual mentorship program that's helping low-income teens get into and pay for college

Alexander-Joseph Silva, 18, said the program has helped him navigate not only the college process, but the process of coming out as transgender. Alexander-Joseph Silva American Express and a nonprofit called Strive for College have helped more than 4,000 students navigate the complicated college admissions and financial aid process through their program UStrive.  The program pairs students from marginalized backgrounds with American Express employees and cardholders who volunteer as mentor...
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Save up to $60 at Amazon with targeted American Express cards

Take advantage of these Amazon promotions and save money by using American Express points to pay for your purchase.
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Survey Results: 6 Ways Automotive Service Centers on Openbay Support their Local Communities

This Saturday, November 28, 2020, marks the tenth anniversary of Small Business Saturday®. First observed in 2010, American Express supports small businesses during the holiday shopping season – and, now, throughout the year – to keep local communities strong. The automotive service and repair industry is no exception. Auto repair and service businesses play a critical role in their communities. And, they have done so since the advent of the automobile over 100 years ago. When a search for ‘au...
Tags: Autos, American Express, Philadelphia, Marlborough, Cincinnati, Customer Stories, Walnut Creek, Hyattsville, Austin TX, Philadelphia PA, Zephyrhills, Overland Park KS, Car Care, Openbay, Bob Chandler, Openbay News


Biden is reportedly considering Roger Ferguson, Gary Gensler, and former American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault for top economic policy positions

Kenneth Chenault, Roger Ferguson, and Gary Gensler John Lamparski, Chip Somodevilla, Justin Sullivan, all via Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden is considering Roger Ferguson, former vice-chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, for National Economic Council director, sources close to the matter told CNBC. Biden is considering regulatory veteran Gary Gensler, who worked for both the Obama and Clinton administrations, for Deputy Treasury Secretary, they said. Kenneth Chenault, w...
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How to Choose a Credit Card

Credit cards can be a great tool for improving your finances. Knowing how to choose a credit card will set you up for financial success for years to come. Table of Contents: The 4 rules for choosing a credit card How to choose between different types of cards Travel vs. Cash Back 4 rules for choosing a credit card: With all the cards out there, how do we pick the right one? We recommend four simple steps. 1: Get the Best Card You Can With Your Credit Score You credit ...
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Square cofounder Jim McKelvey on competing with Amazon, building a startup during a recession, and why 2020 is a great year for entrepreneurs

Square cofounder Jim McKelvey and Polina Marinova. Polina Marinova/Screenshot from INBOUND2020 conference Polina Marinova is the founder and author of The Profile, a newsletter that features longform profiles on successful people and companies. She recently interviewed Square cofounder Jim McKelvey for the INBOUND2020 conference, where he discussed what it was like building a startup during a recession, competing against Amazon, and fighting imposter syndrome. McKelvey says understanding w...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, New York, Entrepreneurship, US, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Bank Of America, Ikea, Square, American Express, Jack Dorsey, Jack, St Louis


Small Business Saturday is more important than ever this year

Small Business Saturday, a holiday that encourages Americans to patron Main Street enterprises, is just around the corner. While small businesses have been the backbone of the U.S. economy for decades, it’s more important to support them now than ever before. The coronavirus has pistol whipped pizza parlors, corner stores and flower shops from California to New York. The small business community is on life support. The difference in economic conditions compared to this time last year couldn’t be...
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American Express reopens Phoenix Centurion Lounge, delays two new lounges

Ten Amex Centurion Lounges are now open, but two new lounges in Denver and London will be postponed until 2021.
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American Express debuts holiday-themed campaign for Small Business Saturday

Set to an original cover of "Auld Lang Syne," the new ad from Dentsu McGarrybowen features real small businesses.
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Affirm revealed its IPO paperwork. Here's a look inside the buy now, pay later frenzy, the new twist on financing that is a must have for everyone.

Klarna markets itself as a 'smoooth shopping' experience. Thomas Concordia/Getty Images Point-of-sale financing isn't new, but it's gotten renewed attention as a wave of startups like Affirm, Afterpay, and Klarna acquired millions of new users during the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday, Affim published its S-1, the paper detailing its planned initial public offering.  These fintechs offer consumers the ability to buy now, pay later, both online and in-store. And now, incumbents ...
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Credit cards add new source of revenue for payment apps

Several of the top payment companies have launched virtual and physical credit card products in the last few months in a bid to grab a bigger share of their consumers’ spending. While payment companies are not authorised to lend credit on their balance-sheets, they are slowly entering the credit market with co-branded credit cards and partnerships with banks and non-bank lenders. Earlier this month, Paytm announced a co-branded credit card partnership with SBI Cards and Payments Services. MobiKw...
Tags: Travel, Google, Credit Cards, News, India, American Express, Citibank, Fintech, Flipkart, UPI, Grant Thornton, Axis Bank, Iyer, Taku, Digital Payments, Medianama


New American Express Users Can Add Card Instantly to Apple Pay After Being Approved

American Express today launched a new Instant Card Number Apple Pay feature that's designed to allow new Amex users to add their cards to ‌Apple Pay‌ immediately after approval, without the need to wait for the physical card. This will allow customers who have been approved for a card to begin using it on compatible devices right away while the physical card is shipped from American Express. The card can be added right to Apple Wallet on iPhone and Apple Watch and can be used in apps, on the...
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Credit Card Welcome Bonuses Are at All-Time Highs

Even as many Americans cut back on discretionary spending, credit cards companies have been tripping over themselves to offer rewards recently, with welcome bonuses at all-time highs. If you’re in the market for a new card, now is a good time to get one. Read more...
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The best credit card offers in November: earn points, miles, or cash back

This article is brought to you by the Personal Finance Insider team. It has not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by any of the issuers listed. Some of the offers you see on the page are from our partners like Citi and American Express, but our coverage is always independent. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. The best credit card welcome offers available now: American Express® Gold Card : 60,000 points after you spend at least $4,000 in your first 6 months of account ...
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82% of Entrepreneurs Feel Better Prepared to Handle a Crisis

Despite the economic downturn and the huge disruption to industries, small businesses are expressing optimism about recovery. Not only do they feel optimistic about the future but 82% of entrepreneurs now feel better prepared to handle a crisis. This was the finding of a new survey from American Express, which confirms the resilience of the US’s small business community. The ‘Entrepreneurial Spirit in the United States Remains Strong’ report surveyed 1,000 small to mid-sized business owners. It...
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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway scores $10 billion gain on 4 stocks as Pfizer's vaccine sparks market surge

Warren Buffett AP Images Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway racked up a $10 billion gain across the four biggest holdings in its stock portfolio on Monday.The billionaire investor's company gained as much as $3 billion from each of Apple, Bank of America, and American Express, plus another $1.5 billion from its Coca-Cola shares, after news of Pfizer's promising COVID-19 vaccine sparked a broad market rally.Berkshire's bias towards financials, industrials, and consumer goods meant it was...
Tags: Apple, US, Trends, Bank Of America, American Express, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Pfizer, Coca Cola, Berkshire, Wells Fargo, Jpmorgan, Jim Rogers, Apple Berkshire, Theron Mohamed, Apple Bank of America and American Express


Meet the billionaires bankrolling Joe Biden's 2020 campaign

Joe Biden has 94 billionaire backers, according to Forbes. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo At least 134 billionaires or their spouses have donated to former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential campaign, per a Forbes analysis of federal campaign records from September. The billionaires behind Netflix, SlimFast, Hyatt hotels, LinkedIn, and Star Wars all donated various amounts to Biden's election bid. While it's true that Estée Lauder heir Ronald Lauder gave $200,000 to President Donal...
Tags: Apple, Google, Elon Musk, Politics, New York, Texas, London, Microsoft, Obama, Australia, California, Washington Post, Steve Jobs, Stanford, New York City, US


Redman in control as Harrington falls six behind in Bermuda

Doc Redman of the United States plays his shot from the tenth tee during the third round of the Bermuda Championship at Port Royal Golf Course on October 31, 2020 in Southampton, Bermuda. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Pádraig Harrington shot a level par 71 to slip six shots behind leader Doc Redman in the Bermuda Championship in Hamilton.Euro...
Tags: Australia, Sport, United States, Golf, Pga Tour, American Express, Bermuda, Redman, Harrington, Matt Jones, Hickok, Port Royal, Scott Stallings, Ollie Schniederjans, Seamus Power, Pga Tour Season


Small Business Saturday Just a Few Weeks Away

  Small businesses have been especially hit hard during the pandemic. American Express is shining a light on small businesses across the U.S. and sharing stories about how they are persevering in these challenging times. #ShopSmall is an initiative to get people to support the small businesses in the heart of their community. Whether you are ordering takeout or shopping online, the goal is to make a concerted effort by frequenting these businesses as much as possible. And with the holiday shopp...
Tags: New York, Sales, San Diego, American Express, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Las Vegas, Washington State, Anheuser Busch, Zoho, Small Business Events, LUCS, San Jose CA Oregon, Michel Doukeris, 2021 Online Rail Cybersecurity Summit USA


Superhero Bits: ‘Superman & Lois’ Premiere Date, New ‘Moon Knight’ Character Details & More

When will The Flash, Batwoman, Black Lightning, and Superman & Lois premiere on The CW? Who is composing the score for the Marvel What If…? series? Do you remember the American Express ads with Jerry Seinfeld and Superman? What other characters can we expect to see in Marvel’s Moon Knight series? Is Michael Giacchino coming back to score Spider-Man 3?  All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. A new series of Funko POPs featuring Marvel Comics characters as luchadores is getting i...
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10 Small Business Saturday Preparation Tips for 2020

Small Business Saturday is a day of the year when consumers are encouraged to shop at small businesses in order to support local businesses and small business owners. Originally started by American Express, this day falls on the Saturday after Thanksgiving every year (right in between Black Friday and Cyber Monday). How can you as a business owner to prepare for Small Business Saturday? Keep reading for 10 Small Business Saturday preparation tips for 2020. 1. Prepare your staff The mo...
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The Best Credit Cards for Food Delivery Apps

Now that no one is cashing in their travel rewards anymore, credit cards issuers are increasingly offering at-home benefits to their cardholders. Amex just announced a one-year Uber Eats Pass for its card members—the latest in a trend of cards offering food delivery app perks.Read more...
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