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11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 03/26/2014 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

11 ThingsNews, discoveries and … fun 1. NASA wants you to help design its new space suit. (Learn more at CNET) 2. More than 30 percent of bank clients don’t go to branches anymore. (Learn more at Consumerist.com) 3. The idea of whitening your teeth or curing ailments by swishing oil in your mouth is regaining popularity. (Learn more at AARP) 4. You can open a bottle of wine with your shoe. (Learn more at Thrillist) 5. The liquid in e-cigarettes can …

The New Benjamin

Posted on 10/8/2013 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsBy Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The new $100 bill, with an array of high-tech features designed to thwart counterfeiters, will get its coming out party on Tuesday, partial government shutdown or not. The Federal Reserve, which has not been affected by the shutdown, will have armored trucks rolling from its regional banks around the country headed to banks, savings and loans and other financial institutions with the new C-notes. The bills took more than a decade to develop and the …

In Banking, Americans Lean Local

Posted on 07/26/2013 by | In Other News . . . | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsI won’t tell you the name of my bank, but I will tell you this: it’s the oldest in the state; it didn’t use account numbers until the Federal Reserve forced it to; it has 25 branches, all within easy driving distance of one another; and every employee at the branch I use — from manager to teller — knows me by name. Not only that, the tellers all have baskets of lollipops and bags of dog biscuits at the …

Would Your Bank Help Scammers Rip You Off?

Posted on 06/11/2013 by | Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsDo you think your bank has your best interests at heart? A new report may have you thinking twice about that. Two banks, Zions Bank of Salt Lake City and First Bank of Delaware, were not only accused of allowing dubious merchants to illegally debit their customers’ accounts with unauthorized charges, according to the New York Times, but they actually profited handsomely from the transactions. Consequently, tens of thousands of bank customers, many of them elderly, lost more than $100 …