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Lead Story

Fraud busting, electronic style

News

Industry Update

Prepaid players join for expansion

Revenues up in downturn

Cash advance leaders advance

What a time it was: ETA 2008

New interchange rates for MasterCard and Visa, effective April 2008

Features

AgenTalkSM:
George Massey

Another 100 years of cash?

Mike Lee
ATM Industry Association

ISOMetrics:
Breaches across America

Views

Welcome to the wireless mainstream

Tim McWeeney
WAY Systems Inc.

Education

Street SmartsSM:
ETA wants you, too

Jason Felts
Advanced Merchant Services

No foundation, no success

Jeff Fortney
Clearent LLC

Merchant security is your business

Adam Atlas
Attorney at Law

Employee retention begins day one

Curt Hensley
CSH Consulting

Preparation power

Daniel Wadleigh
Marketing Consultant

Company Profile

BCC Merchant Solutions

New Products

Optimize revenue, minimize fraud

Vindicia ChargeGuard
Vindicia Inc.

Security stamped on hardware, software

Apriva Certified Secure Program
Company: Apriva

Inspiration

Face off to boost sales

Miscellaneous

POScript

Departments

Forum

Resource Guide

Datebook

A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

May 12, 2008  •  Issue 08:05:01

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#h4 Shortstack

The U.S. Department of Treasury issued the first round of tax refund stimulus rebate checks on April 28, 2008, a week earlier than planned. ... Thin Battery Technologies introduced two disposable carbon-zinc batteries for use in active and passive RFID applications. ... Barnes & Noble LLC took another step beyond online publishing, introducing Quamut.com, a Web site that offers how-to advice on topics ranging from football rules to building a Web site. ... The U.S. Labor Department stated fewer jobs were lost nationwide in April 2008 compared to economists' projections, which raises hopes that an economic downturn is losing steam. ... Physical rehabilitation centers across the United States are using Nintendo Wii's interactive tennis and boxing video games as therapy for patients. ... The Federal Trade Commission wants clarification on which holiday trees are the green choice for consumers. The National Christmas Tree Association insists real trees are eco-friendly, while plastic tree retailers state their products are kinder to the environment. ... Mac computers aren't just for students and artists anymore; more companies are tossing PCs in the e-waste bin and ordering Apple Inc.'s latest wares. According to Yankee Group, 87 percent of companies utilize at least one Mac computer. ... A 45-year-old Oregonian filed a lawsuit alleging that the recording industry snooped through peoples' computers and uncovered private files and photos in its effort to combat online music piracy. ... The U.S. government will use a random computer lottery to hand out 85,000 work visas this year for the non-immigration H-1B program. The roster of 163,000 applicants reportedly includes some of the world's best and brightest minds. ... Adobe Systems Inc. unveiled plans to install Open Screen on mobile devices. As a Flash player update to Flash Lite, the new application reduces the restrictions on what content can be viewed on mobile handhelds.

#h4 ISO-Q test

Which of the following statements is true?

1. A recent survey revealed that 43 percent of office workers do aerobics in their cubicles while they participate in conference calls.

2. Disappointed in declining iPhone sales, Apple Inc. and AT&T Inc. have scrapped the updated version of the phone due out this summer.

3. Scientists are turning to viruses, silkworms, salmon sperm and potatoes to build better parts for consumer electronics.

Point here for the answer.

#h4 MLScapes

A wealthy investor walked into a bank and said to the bank manager, "I would like to speak with Mr. Reginald Jones, who I understand is a tried and trusted employee of yours."

The banker said, "Yes, he certainly was trusted - and he will be tried as soon as we catch him."




Source: www.ahajokes.com

#h4 Loopy laws

Beware, paparazzi.

Rousing a bear to snap its picture will get you jailed in Alaska.

#h4 Biz bytes

Receivables turnover is the ratio of net credit sales to average net receivables.

Inventory turnover is the ratio of cost of goods to average inventory.

Notice to readers: These are archived articles. Contact names or information may be out of date. We regret any inconvenience.

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