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Lead Story

The power to pay it forward


Industry Update

FTC agrees to settle with TJX

UIGEA - punt or pass?

Welcome to Bank of AmEx

Splitsville for First Data, JPMC

A taxing situation

TJX cyber thieves get slammed


Gather 'round for a tale of business savvy and doom

Prepaid en fuego in Latin America

The golden rule of payments

The long road to payments


Visa's 'campaign' promise

Ken Musante
Humboldt Merchant Services


Street SmartsSM:
Ask and ye shall sell

Jason Felts
Advanced Merchant Services

Preparing to sell a micro deal

Lane Gordon

A clean exit

Adam Atlas
Attorney at Law

Get time on your side

Vicki M. Daughdrill
Small Business Resources LLC

Want to be trusted? Earn it

Nancy Drexler
SignaPay Ltd.

Company Profile

CSH Consulting Inc.

New Products

Processing on the edge

Precidia Technologies Inc.

True end-to-end encryption

Hypersafe Secure
Hypercom Corp.


The magic of gratitude





Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

November 24, 2008  •  Issue 08:11:02

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#h4 Shortstack

German scientists found an enzyme in a bacterial strain that could lead to the manufacture of acrylic glass from sugar. ... The University of Colorado sent butterflies and spiders into space aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor. ... The host of a Canadian fishing show was recently reprimanded for broadcasting political propaganda during an election campaign, the first time a show for anglers landed in such hot water. ... ThinkGeek rolled out an animated Wi-Fi Detector T-Shirt; when it detects a signal, a radio tower graphic on the device illuminates ... With a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, university researchers in Montana and Utah will study algae that are 30 to 50 percent oil by weight for possible conversion into biofuels. ... A new report in Current Biology states that stickleback fish choose the fattest, largest of their number as leader, making their choice through consensus. ... To test its capabilities for a possible future mission to Jupiter's moon, Europa, a submersible probe will plunge into a 40 meter deep Antarctic lake. ... Oxford University scientists claim they have found a way to produce methanol from glycerol, which is a waste byproduct of industrial biodiesel production. ... Researchers in Sweden studying 12 to 15 year-old boys playing video games found the subjects' heart rate and sleep were affected, especially from playing violent games. ... A National Space Biomedical Research Institute study is developing a tool to assist pilots with spatial disorientation in real-time; up to 10 percent of general aviation accidents in the United States are caused when pilots literally don't know which way is up. ... According to a U.K. online safety group, Internet fraudsters sell complete financial identities for just £80. ... A water regeneration system sent up to the International Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour will allow astronauts to drink their own recycled urine. ... Scientists at the Carnegie Institution's Geophysical Laboratory are studying what they call mineral evolution - the history of chemical elements present in the Solar Systems' primordial dust. ... A species of fungus can convert cellulose into diesel, according to Montana State University researchers. ... National Institute of Standards and Technology and the RoboCup Federation will host the second-ever international nanosoccer contest next summer. The field is the size of a grain of rice.

#h4 ISO-Q test

Which of the following statements is correct?

1. Despite the worldwide economic slowdown, the volume of electronic transactions conducted across the globe continues to increase.

2. Recession worries have caused U.S. consumers to buy fewer gift cards.

3. Amid the negative economic news, one positive is that overall card fraud has decreased in the U.K.

Point here for the answer.

#h4 MLScapes

Here's what they are saying on GS Online's MLS Forum:

"The person that says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it."

- Imhogwyld

"The world is shrinking, and markets are opening for the bold willing to take that leap of faith into the next great unknown."

- Guardino & Associates

"You will always miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take."

- hipoint

#h4 Loopy laws

In Alaska, it is illegal to push a live moose out of a moving airplane.

#h4 Biz bytes

Structural liquidity risk is the risk associated with funding asset portfolios in the normal course of business.

Contingent liquidity risk is the risk linked to finding additional funds or replacing maturing liabilities under potential, future-stressed market conditions.

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