Archive for November, 2020

How the pandemic is changing, or accelerating change in, the payments and other industries

November 30, 2020

In the category of iconic TV shows, The Twilight Zone is right up there with Star Trek and The Simpsons. Just about every generation gets Twilight Zone references. To this day, almost no one reacts with bafflement when comedians and satirists do impressions of the show’s late host, Rod Serling. So I figure I can […]

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TBT: Last year’s $7.4 billion Black Friday

November 26, 2020

If you live in the United States, you may be aware that today is a national holiday known as Thanksgiving. Its purpose is exactly what it sounds like it would be: setting aside time to feel gratitude for … well, for whatever. In the U.S., Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday of November. The next […]

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They’re baaaaack …

November 23, 2020

Credit cards are so last-millennium. That is, they were. They’re enjoying a resurgence. Perhaps you recall, about a year and a half ago, when tech leader Apple executed a seemingly giant, antithetical, technological backward leap with the introduction of its own plastic credit card.* But why not? Google had already introduced—then withdrew—and now plans to […]

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TBT: Banking on Daylight Savings Time

November 19, 2020

If you live in a part of the U.S. that springs forward and falls back, which is most of the U.S., your body may finally have adjusted to having fallen back 20 days ago. Today’s TBT looks at the effects of biannual time shifts beyond sleep issues. Originally posted on November 11, 2019. Daylight Savings […]

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Taking stock of the Bond market

November 16, 2020

Is delaying the new Bond film’s release an economic predictor? Eon Productions has once again delayed the release of the newest Bond film, No Time to Die. First the film was going to hit theaters earlier this year in April. Then it was going to debut at Christmastime. Now it’s scheduled for release on a […]

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