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Credit Card Fraud in the U.S. Topped $8 Billion in 2015

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According to the most recent results from the Nilson Report, the United States is responsible for more than 30% of the world’s credit card fraud, totaling around $8.45 billion. Most of these losses are reported to be due to counterfeit cards being used at point of sale or ATMs. The new chip cards are reportedly responsible for less than 2% of all fraud, so they seem to be a person’s best bet for preventing fraud.

Credit Card Fraud in the U.S. Topped $8 Billion in 2015

Why Facebook and Google are not in CNBC’s new stock index

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I’m sure you’re familiar with the CNBC Disruptor 50, which features private companies whose innovations are revolutionizing the business landscape. What about firms that are not leaders in disruptive technologies but are consistently innovative in their space? Intellectual capital and intangible assets are critical to a company’s growth prospects, yet it turns out to be tough to report on the value of innovation. The stuff that matters the intellectual property and other intangible assets are compared qualitatively to the similar rights held by other firms; then the economic consequence of these assets on the underlying business is characterized.

Key Takeaways:

  • The index chooses 100 of those companies that are consistently innovative, updated on a quarterly basis.
  • Traditionally, this means patents, trademarks and copyrights, but it can also mean trade-secret rights or even more hard-to-measure concepts, like water rights or pollution rights.
  • It continually develops new products and reinvents existing ones and derives increasing revenue from those innovations.

“Traditionally, this means patents, trademarks and copyrights, but it can also mean trade-secret rights or even more hard-to-measure concepts, like water rights or pollution rights.”

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/10/25/why-facebook-and-google-are-not-on-the-cnbc-innovation-stock-index.html

AARP Sues Government Over Employee Wellness Programs

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The AARP has announced that they have filed a lawsuit with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in response to the new wellness program rules released in May. They are concerned that the high incentives that are being offered to employees are not leaving them with any other option than to participate and release private medical information to their employers. This raises concerns over whether having that information known to their employers will cost them more money in the future. The AARP is particularly concerned about the effect on older workers, who generally have more health problems.

AARP Sues Government Over Employee Wellness Programs

Nielsen Holdings shares plummet after earnings disappoint

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The global information and data company reported third-quarter earnings of 74 cents per share on revenue of $1.57 billion. Analysts expected earnings of 76 cents a share on revenue of $1.59 billion, according to Thomson Reuters. Nielsen adjusted its 2016 guidance for adjusted net income per share in the range of between $2.73 a share and $2.79 a share, down from a previous range of between $2.83 a share and $2.93 a share.

Key Takeaways:

  • Shares of Nielsen Holdings plummeted more than 16 percent Tuesday after its quarterly earnings missed expectations
  • The global information and data company reported third-quarter earnings of 74 cents per share on revenue of $1.57 billion
  • Revenues within the company’s Buy segment, an indicator of global retail performance, decreased 0.9 percent to $809 million

“The global information and data company reported third-quarter earnings of 74 cents per share on revenue of $1.57 billion. Analysts expected earnings of 76 cents a share on revenue of $1.59 billion, according to Thomson Reuters.”

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/10/25/nielsen-holdings-shares-plummet-after-earnings-disappoint.html