Forest deal at Copenhagen must avoid creating 'carbon refugees'
Forest dwellers must be included in the design of the upcoming forest deal at Copenhagen in order to avoid a humanitarian crisis, according to a scientist at the University of Leeds.
Post Office card error leaves Italians in the red: report
A computer glitch left Italian Post Office customers in the red by processing card transactions at 100 times their value, Italian press reported Thursday.
American Express takes aim at PayPal with Revolution
With its deal to buy Revolution Money, American Express is taking aim at the growing market for online and alternative payments, in a challenge to recognized leader PayPal, analysts say.
BMJ raises concerns over 'outlawed' gagging clauses in NHS contracts
Despite government outlawing of gagging clauses in NHS contracts, new evidence published in the British Medical Journal today reveals how some trusts have continued to use them.
Study looks at effect of high foreclosure rates on local tax bases
(PhysOrg.com) -- Foreclosed homes and unsustainable growth can wreck the tax base of local governments. That’s the warning being issued by Auburn University’s Center for Governmental Services following its study of newly ...
Google developing payment platform for newspapers: Nieman
Internet giant Google is developing a payment platform for newspapers that would allow them to charge for content online, according to a report on Wednesday.
Indictment of card hacker unlikely to end thefts
(AP) -- This week's indictment of a hacker believed responsible for the biggest retail-store data breaches in U.S. history doesn't necessarily make shoppers safer from having their credit card numbers plundered.
Prosecutors say man stole 130M credit card numbers
(AP) -- Federal prosecutors on Monday charged a Miami man with the largest case of credit and debit card data theft ever in the United States, accusing the one-time government informant of swiping 130 million accounts on ...
PayPal outage frustrates merchants, consumers
(AP) -- PayPal suffered periodic breakdowns that crimped Internet sales for more than four hours Monday.
Medicare expenditures decrease for glaucoma surgery as number of procedures increases
The overall number of glaucoma surgical procedures appears to be increasing, but payments by Medicare for the procedures have been decreasing, according to a report in the July issue of Archives of Ophthalmology.
Group says poker winnings are frozen
(AP) -- An advocacy group for online poker said Tuesday that the federal government has frozen more than $30 million in the accounts of payment processors that handle the winnings of thousands of online poker players.
Endless original, copyright-free music
A group of researchers from the University of Granada has developed Inmamusys, a software program that can create music in response to emotions that arise in the listener. By using Artificial Intelligence techniques, the ...
Physicians can lead health care reform through payment and delivery system reforms
Physicians can and should play a leading role in achieving health care reform by working towards comprehensive reform of the way health care is paid for and delivered, helping achieve a guaranteed 1.5 percent annual savings ...
Medicare recipients see declines in continuity of care
According to a study by researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, elderly Medicare recipients transitioning from outpatient to hospital settings were more likely to experience lapses in continuity ...