A new wave of ATMs is accepting bill payments and dispensing concert tickets

Oct 10, 2019
The embattled ATM is gaining additional functions in order to survive.
In this photo illustration a woman uses a cashpoint ATM.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Moving money around is a glacial process. That could change.

Jun 12, 2019
A network that would let consumers and businesses instantly move money around has already been adopted by several big banks. But for it to truly catch on, financial products will have to incorporate the system into their own services.
A customer uses an ATM at a Wells Fargo Bank office on February 07, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
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What the U.S. means when it says it wants more access to China's markets

Jun 11, 2019
Since the Tiananmen protests in 1989, China has allowed citizens more economic freedoms, which have benefited a lot of American brands, but there are still sectors they are heavily restricted in.
A sign directing customers to queue at the entrance of a Starbucks Roastery in Shanghai in early 2018, a few months after it opened.
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The financial services industry is more diverse than a few years ago – but not in the top ranks

Dec 14, 2017
The financial service industry has become more diverse in the recent years – overall – says a new government report. There are more women and minorities. But looked at more closely, the number of women in top positions has stayed the same – around 29 percent. How can things change? Click the audio player above […]

China eases limits on foreign interests in financial firms

Dec 11, 2017
China announced new measures that will give foreign banks and investors more ownership control over their operations in the country.
U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping meet business leaders at the Great Hall of the People on November 9, 2017 in Beijing, China.
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GE stuck with appliances, but still transcends them

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Dec 7, 2015
General Electric fails to rid itself of appliance products.

American Express: from exclusive to inclusive

Jun 4, 2014
The issuer of the famous Black Card is focusing on low-income financial services.
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