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How specialist agencies help Chinese mothers give birth in the U.S.

by Jennifer Pak Mar 7, 2019
Expectant parents pay them tens of thousands of dollars to arrange every aspect of their trip.
The 2013 movie "Finding Mr Right" is a romantic comedy focused on Wen Jiajia, an unmarried pregnant woman from Beijing who flees to Seattle to give birth. It raised awareness of the trend of Chinese women having American babies.
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Going cashless in Shanghai

by Jennifer Pak Jan 15, 2019
Chinese mobile payment apps have surged in popularity. Could U.S. credit card companies compete?
A driver pays a highway toll using mobile payment method Alipay in Zhejiang province.
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Chinese students undeterred by U.S. visa restrictions

by Jennifer Pak Jul 6, 2018
The current trade tensions between China and the U.S. may derail some study-abroad plans.
Education consultancy Focus International’s William Yan said business is still booming despite U.S. visa restrictions.
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For American children of Mexican immigrants, a battle to get documented in Mexico

by Jorge Valencia Mar 13, 2018
More than a quarter million people who were born in the U.S. to Mexican parents live in Mexico and haven’t been registered in either place.
Daniela Silva Abascal and her father Daniel Silva Soto at home in Puebla, Mexico.
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How family-based immigration can boost the economy

by David Brancaccio Feb 27, 2018
Trump has called for a merit-based system, but immigrants sponsored by relatives are very productive, a researcher says.
Jenny Martinez hugs her son, William Martinez, as they talk to the media about her trip from El Salvador and her need for asylum in America because of domestic violence as they join with protesters in front of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services building on May 19, 2017 in Miramar, Florida.
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Should credit card companies tackle gun sales?

by Andy Uhler Feb 20, 2018
Andrew Ross Sorkin had an interesting column in the New York Times yesterday — a business and economic take on how to make mass shootings less common. PayPal and Square, Sorkin pointed out, decided years ago not to let people…

Digital platforms expected to lift Visa’s third quarter earnings

by Andy Uhler Jul 20, 2017
Visa is set to report third-quarter earnings today after market close and all signs are pointing to good news.

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Will Visa’s recent PayPal partnership stoke its earnings?

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Oct 24, 2016
PayPal once steered users away from using Visa.
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Costco braces for its breakup with American Express

by Andy Uhler May 25, 2016
The warehouse retailer will accept only Visa come June, then bump membership fees.
Costco is making the move to Visa as its exclusive credit card provider.
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Are chip cards worth the wait at the checkout line?

by Marketplace Staff Apr 19, 2016
We asked, you answered.
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