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Apple Watches and dark wrist tattoos are not meshing well

Apple Watches and dark wrist tattoos are not meshing well

BY RYAN PARKER LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Well, that inks. The newly released Apple Watch may be problematic for people with dark tattoos on their wrist, the company acknowledged after complaints from customers. “Permanent or temporary changes to your skin, such as some tattoos, can also impact heart rate sensor performance. The ink, pattern, and saturation […]

Hotel booking scams costing Americans up to $220 million a year

Hotel booking scams costing Americans up to $220 million a year

BY HUGO MARTIN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Hotel booking scams are on the rise partly because one in three vacations is set up online, with many hotel and airline reservations punched in on those tiny, hard-to-read smartphone screens. Now a hotel trade group is asking Congress and the U.S. attorney general’s office to take action on […]

Seminoles seek gambling negotiations

Seminoles seek gambling negotiations

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The Seminole Tribe of Florida is asking the state to resume negotiations on renewing a five-year deal, set to expire June 30, that gives the tribe exclusive rights to operate banked card games such as blackjack at most of its casinos. The tribe sent letters on May 1 to Gov. […]

Decoding your taxes, health care law

Decoding your taxes, health care law

Taxpayers get help with IRS Free File Family Features You don’t need to be an expert on taxes or the new health care law to get it right. The Internal Revenue Service, in partnership with industry-leading companies, is offering free tax software that will do the hard work for you. It’s called Free File, and […]

Poor communities still underbanked, overcharged

Poor communities still underbanked, overcharged

Report: Black and Latino neighborhoods lose billions a year to predatory lenders BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Predatory lenders continue to target poor, Black and Latino communities, siphoning off $103 billion in fees and interests every year, and the rest of us are paying for it, according to a recent report by […]

City makes good on promise to Midtown businesses

City makes good on promise to Midtown businesses

Critical section of Orange Avenue reopened; overtime speeds up work on reconstruction project BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES After bringing their pleas for help before the Daytona Beach City Commission, businesses along Orange Avenue can heave a sigh of relief as traffic leading to several shopping plazas has been restored. A critical commercial section […]

Business, professional women to meet Oct. 14

Business, professional women to meet Oct. 14

The Halifax Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPW/Halifax) will host its monthly business meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Vince Carter’s Restaurant at 2150 LPGA Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Following networking from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Joyce Case, program director of the Health Planning Council of NorthEast Florida, will present a program titled, “Taking the […]

Former Vince Carter chef buys Midtown restaurant

Former Vince Carter chef buys Midtown restaurant

Owner of soul food spot in Daytona plans to open chain of restaurants BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Busy Bee Too Cafe, known for soul food and Georgia sweet tea, has been taken over by Nathaniel Anthony, who formally was a manager at Vince Carter’s restaurant in Daytona Beach. Anthony purchased the restaurant […]

Labor group withdraws UNCF support over $25 million by Koch brothers

Labor group withdraws UNCF support over $25 million by Koch brothers

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, has discontinued supplying scholarships to the United Negro College Fund because it accepted a $25 million donation from ultra-conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch and UNCF President Michael Lomax apparent support for the brothers’ […]

Breach at Target stores exposes holes in credit, debit system

Breach at Target stores exposes holes in credit, debit system

BY SEAN SPOSITO ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION/MCT The criminals who cracked Target’s defenses, stealing debit and credit card information of as many as 40 million shoppers who swiped at the retailer’s stores, exposed a major vulnerability in the way Americans pay. “The credit card system is inherently broken,” said Jeremiah Grossman, the chief technology officer of Web-application […]

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