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First Data pitching in with credit card readers

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A Coral Springs company is helping out Florida businesses affected by Hurricane Irma by giving out mobile credit card readers so they can reopen their doors.

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Disney World exploring foot tracking technology

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Disney World may one day be able to keep track of its theme-park visitors by their feet. An Orlando Sentinel report says Walt Disney World Company recently received a patent for the new technology from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The technology would involve a sensor and cameras, which would help identify visitors. The data received could customize the guest experience. Currently, Disney World can track guests by MagicBands, hotel keys, RFID bracelets, FastPasses and credit cards. According to…

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Kick off 2016 by protecting your kid’s credit

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Thanks to the Florida Legislature parents can ring in the New Year by making sure their children’s identities are protected. More than 50,000 youngsters are the victims of identity theft each year in Florida accounting for more than $100 million in losses. A law created in 2014 allowed parents to freeze their children’s credit. Before that law, spearheaded by Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, only adults could freeze their credit. The new year is a great time to be reminded…

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CFO Jeff Atwater reminds consumers to plan before braving Black Friday crowds

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The days after Thanksgiving have become the top shopping weekend of the year for many retailers and the National Retail Federation expects more than 135 million Americans will shop retail deals over the holiday weekend. While Black Friday deals may be enticing, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and the Department of Financial Services say shoppers need to make a plan and a budget before braving the crowds. Most financial planners say shoppers should spend no more than 1.5 percent…

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