Democrats push impeachment rules package through House!!

WASHINGTON: Democrats rammed a package of ground rules for their impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump through a sharply divided House on Thursday, the chamber's first formal vote in a fight that could stretch into the 2020 election year. The vote was 232-196, with all Republicans against the resolution and two Democratic defectors joining them.... Continue Reading →

Trump stumping in Mississippi ahead of tough governor’s race!!

JACKSON (MISSISSIPPI): President Donald Trump is traveling to Mississippion Friday to try to shore up Republican support ahead of the state's toughest governor's race in nearly a generation, with two established politicians competing for the open seat. Four years ago, Mississippi's Democratic nominee governor was a littleknown trucker who did not vote for himself in... Continue Reading →

Easy Fire threatens Reagan Library, burns 1,650 acres; fire crews reach 45% containment at Kincade Fire!!

LOS ANGELES — A fast-growing wildfire ignited Wednesday in Simi Valley, California, forcing 30,000 people to flee while officials allowed thousands of Kincade Fire evacuees to return home in the northern part of the state. In Simi Valley, a Ventura County city of 125,000 about 40 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, the new blaze dubbed the Easy... Continue Reading →

Chicago teachers’ strike ends after 11 days. CPS will have 5 make-up days of school!!

CHICAGO – The Chicago teachers' strike ended Thursday afternoon with the mayor and the union president agreeing on one last detail: Teachers and students will make up five of the 11 days lost to the historic strike. Students in the nation's third-largest school district will return to class Friday. The strike had idled academics, sports and college prep for... Continue Reading →

106,000 still without power in wildfire-weary California; Maria Fire breaks out in Ventura County!!

LOS ANGELES – The hurricane-force wind gusts that fanned at least 10 wildfires across the state were easing Thursday, providing a modest respite for firefighters and residents overwhelmed by evacuations, preemptive power outages and extreme fire warnings. More than 106,000 people were without power Thursday evening because of an unrelenting series of planned outages aimed at limiting fire risk. Still, downed and... Continue Reading →

Wayfair, Klarna bring flexible payments to UK shoppers

Global payments provider Klarna has expanded its partnership with Wayfair, one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home. Klarna’s range of flexible payments are available to shoppers online at, with additional new features on Joining Klarna’s partner list, Wayfair customers across the UK now have control over how and when they pay for their... Continue Reading →

Indian consumers prefer digital payments over cash, ACI study finds

YouGov and ACI Worldwide have conducted a study revealing that 42% of Indian consumers prefer digital payments.   While preference for digital payments – including eWallet and UPI payments – is more pronounced with younger consumers (42% for Gen Z and 48% for Millennials), the survey revealed a more consistent picture across age groups in terms of... Continue Reading →

Amazon Pay, Paymentus to allow bill inquiry feature via Alexa

Amazon Pay has announced it is partnering with payment network Paymentus to allow US consumers to query Alexa devices about their bills. Through voice, the companies want to make it easier for customers to learn about their bills. Via this partnership, they want to remove the friction around bill queries and enable the interaction in the moment.... Continue Reading →

Vesta announces partnership with CredibanCo

Vesta a provider of payment and fraud technologies, has partnered with CredibanCo, the electronic payments company in Colombia, to launch Vsafe in the Colombian market, according to Business Wire. Vsafe is a payment solution that combines accuracy in fraud detection with a zero-fraud-liability guarantee. The solution enables ecommerce companies to boost their revenues through increased electronic transaction... Continue Reading →

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