Archive for March, 2011

Bank Hapoalim Reports 2010 Financial Results

TEL AVIV, Israel — Bank Hapoalim , Israel’s leading financial group, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2010. (29 mins ago)

How to avoid paying hidden credit card fees

The cost of using plastic could get significantly cheaper if the OFT bans retailers from charging exorbitant booking fees and surcharges. (24 mins ago)

Islamic finance system lacks a comprehensive law: Expert

JEDDAH: Islamic banks and finance institutions should have a comprehensive law to regulate their activities, make their products Shariah-compliant and win investor confidence, according to a professor at the Department of Economics in the International Islamic University, Malaysia . (36 mins ago)

Google Sets Role in Mobile Payment

Google Inc. is teaming up with MasterCard Inc. and Citigroup Inc. to embed technology in Android mobile devices that would allow consumers to make purchases by waving their smartphones in front of a small reader at the checkout counter, according to people familiar with the matter. (6 mins ago)

Tapping into a whole new way to pay

BARCELONA, Spain Cell phones are usually used to communicate with people far away. This year, they’ll get the ability to do the opposite: communicate with things that are close enough to touch. (2 mins ago)

L.L. Bean stamps out shipping charges

As retailers increasingly turn to free shipping to lure customers, L.L. Bean is upping the ante by waiving shipping fees all the time, with no minimum order, putting pressure on rivals. (1 hour ago)

Wolfie’s in Chatham gets new owners

CHATHAM Wolfie’s Package Liquor has resumed its 35-year run in Chatham under new ownership. (50 mins ago)

In their own words: Companies share their growth stories

Ron Alvarado, president of Novus Staffing Solutions in Robinson, remembers a conversation he had with a former boss years ago about sound business practices in the staffing industry. (1 hour ago)

Square one

For the first time in decades, the city’s internal auditor has a posse. When he hired two employees last fall, Magdy Mossaad, brand new director of the city of Minneapolis? brand new Internal Audit Department, made history. (4 mins ago)

Fundraising sites help creative types tap online donors to sponsor projects

For five years, the guitar strumming and soulful lyrics of Valerie June had mostly been relegated to the streets and bars of Memphis. (14 mins ago)