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Fewer protections come with digital payments like Apple Cash

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NEW YORK (AP) — My desperation to see Ariana Grande in concert created the perfect trap.
Instead of seeing her sing about love and loss, I got sucked into an online ticket scheme that cost me $75 and a big chunk of my pride.
Con artists often get away with scams like these because digital payment services such as Venmo ... (full story)


What to do if your parents need financial help

Most parents in the U.S. provide some sort of financial support to their adult children, multiple surveys have found. But often, financial aid goes the other way.
A 2015 survey by TD Ameritrade found 13% of American adults provided financial support to a parent. Millennials were far more likely than older generations to report t ... (full story)


Free trading commissions

Q: My brokerage has just announced that online stock trades will now cost $0. Is that sustainable? -- H.R., Pawtucket, Rhode Island
A: It certainly can be. Once a brokerage has its trading technology set up, it doesn't cost a lot to execute trades.
Keep in mind, too, that trading commissions are not the brokerage's only sou ... (full story)


As McDonald's CEO learned, workplace romance can be perilous

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NEW YORK (AP) — Workplace couples are often romanticized — think Bill and Melinda Gates or Michelle and Barack Obama. But when the relationship involves two people with unequal power, it can also be fraught with peril, especially in the #MeToo era.
McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook is only the latest chief executive t ... (full story)


Rural businesses in Ohio face limited broadband access

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PLEASANT CITY, Ohio (AP) — If you walk into a retail store in southern Ohio, you might see a "cash only" sign sitting in the window. Cash, unlike credit card machines, does not rely on internet access to work. In an area with limited options for high speed internet access, some businesses struggle with credit card ma ... (full story)