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  2. Ask the Dolans: Should I close old credit card accounts?

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    Ken and Daria Dolan, America's First Family of Personal Finance, answer your money questions every Friday. Dear Ken and Daria, There is a lot of controversy over closing credit card accounts after ...

  3. Mastercard - Wikipedia

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    Mastercard, Comerica Bank, and the U.S. Treasury Department teamed up in 2008 to create the Direct Express Debit Mastercard prepaid debit card. The federal government uses the Express Debit product to issue electronic payments to people who do not have bank accounts, who are often referred to collectively as the " unbanked ".

  4. Tokenization (data security) - Wikipedia

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    Tokenization, when applied to data security, is the process of substituting a sensitive data element with a non-sensitive equivalent, referred to as a token, that has no extrinsic or exploitable meaning or value. The token is a reference (i.e. identifier) that maps back to the sensitive data through a tokenization system.

  5. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Wikipedia

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    In the late 1990s, the Food Stamp Program was revamped, with some states phasing out actual stamps in favor of a specialized debit card system known as Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), provided by private contractors. Many states merged the use of the EBT card for public welfare programs as well, such as cash assistance. The move was designed ...

  6. Credit card - Wikipedia

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    A credit card is a payment card issued to users (cardholders) to enable the cardholder to pay a merchant for goods and services based on the cardholder's accrued debt (i.e., promise to the card issuer to pay them for the amounts plus the other agreed charges). [1] The card issuer (usually a bank or credit union) creates a revolving account and ...

  7. Wells Fargo - Wikipedia

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    Wells Fargo is one of the "Big Four Banks" of the United States. [5] It has 8,050 branches and 13,000 ATMs. [3] It is one of the most valuable bank brands. [6] [7] Wells Fargo, in its present form, is a result of a merger between the original Wells Fargo & Company and Minneapolis -based Norwest Corporation in 1998.

  8. API - Wikipedia

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    Purpose. In building applications, an API simplifies programming by abstracting the underlying implementation and only exposing objects or actions the developer needs. While a graphical interface for an email client might provide a user with a button that performs all the steps for fetching and highlighting new emails, an API for file input/output might give the developer a function that ...

  9. Facebook - Wikipedia

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    Facebook Spaces is a virtual reality version of Facebook for Oculus VR goggles. In a virtual and shared space, users can access a curated selection of 360-degree photos and videos using their avatar, with the support of the controller. Users can access their own photos and videos, along with media shared on their newsfeed.