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Fiserv is buying First Data in a $22B fintech megadeal
TechCrunch

While we will continue to see a lot of consolidation among smaller startups in the area of financial technology, or fintech, there are also some much bigger combinations at play to help tap into economies of scale against current and future competition. Today… more…

'What's the wait at airport security? Is my food safe?' More questions about the shutdown answered
CNN

The federal government has been partially shut down for almost a month now -- the longest stretch in US history. more…

US shutdown: 'It's scary, I don't know how long we'll last'
BBC News

As America's longest government shutdown continues, federal workers look to online donors to survive. more…

Fintech firms want to shake up banking, and that worries the Fed
Reuters

The U.S. Federal Reserve is wary of giving "fintech" firms such as OnDeck Capital Inc or Kabbage Inc. access to the country's financial infrastructure, putting the central bank at odds with other regulators looking to bring them into the fold. more…

UK inflation falls to lowest level in two years
The Guardian (AU)

Fall in fuel and clothing prices spur drop to 2.1% UK inflation fell to its lowest level in nearly two years in December after a fall in fuel petrol prices offered some respite to consumers who are reining in spending as Brexit looms. The annual rate dipped t… more…

Five Ways to Finance a Franchise
Entrepreneur.com

Franchisees share how they pulled together the cash to open their own franchise. more…

This new online bank offers cash-back rewards, impressive interest on savings, and no-fee transactions — plus it can help you make better financial decisions
Business Insider

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Personal finance startup Empower is part of new wave of online banks giving customers better bank… more…

Germany ramps up steps to seek merger between battered bank giants Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank
Business Insider

German authorities are ramping up discussions about a possible merger between the country's two biggest banks, Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank. The finance ministry asked the banking regulator to share the results of its analysis of a potential merger between t… more…

Will Stablecoins Solve Entrepreneurs' Biggest Problem?
Entrepreneur.com

Maybe you've never heard of them, but pay attention: This cryptocurrency, backed by traditional currency, could solve a lot of your problems. more…

Government shutdown: FBI officials fear investigations being harmed by lack of funding
Yahoo.com

At federal law enforcement agencies from the FBI to the DEA to Customs and Border Protection and others, the frustration about having missed a pay-check last week because of the partial government shutdown is growing into fear and anger amid signs the lack of… more…

Outpouring of generosity for TSA workers, others not receiving pay
USA Today

Food, financial help and haircuts are among the goods and services being given to TSA agents and other federal employees who are working without pay. more…

C Standard Library
Begriffs.com

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Art of Unix Programming by Eric Steven Raymond Reformatted by Martin Tournoij
Arp242.net

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The top 5 benefits that make the American Express Platinum Card a must-have
Bgr.com

BGR has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products. BGR and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers. With large banks like JP Morgan and American Express poised to start significantly changing up how they structur… more…

Netflix’s Fyre and Hulu’s Fyre Fraud come at the same topic in different ways. One is better.
Vox.com

Fyre Festival was the ur-grifter scheme. But the real losers weren’t rich millennials. more…

Mueller: Manafort worked behind scenes to stock Trump administration
Politico

It’s unclear whether Manafort succeeded in stocking the Trump administration with allies. more…

Zimbabwe doctors treat 68 for gunshot wounds after protests
Al Jazeera English

Hundreds arrested after violent demonstrations against skyrocketing fuel prices. more…

Banks Are Helping Federal Employees Currently Working Without Pay
Thepointsguy.com

As the partial government shutdown stretches into its fourth week, the longest-ever stalemate in Washington, D.C.’s history is creating insanely long security lines at some of the country’s airports, painting apocalyptic scenes at national park restrooms and … more…

18 Ways to Check Your Credit Score for Absolutely Free
Thepointsguy.com

While there are other important factors to keep in mind, your credit score is a critical metric for whether or not you’ll be able to score a lucrative credit card sign-up bonus. So, knowing your score — and how to improve it — is one of the fundamentals of th… more…

Credit Card Review: Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card
Thepointsguy.com

Official application links: Earn the Companion Pass and enjoy 2-for-1 travel for the rest of 2019 with the Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card, the Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card or the Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card In mid-201… more…

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Citizens Holding Company
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FFBW, Inc.
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First Financial Northwest, Inc.
FSB Bancorp, Inc.
Great Southern Bancorp, Inc.
Greene County Bancorp, Inc.
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Hamilton Bancorp, Inc.
Hingham Institution for Savings
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Home Bancorp, Inc.
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HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc.
HopFed Bancorp, Inc.
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IF Bancorp, Inc.
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Meta Financial Group, Inc.
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PB Bancorp, Inc.
Poage Bankshares, Inc.
Provident Financial Holdings, Inc.
Prudential Bancorp, Inc.
Randolph Bancorp, Inc.
Riverview Bancorp Inc
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Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc.
TFS Financial Corporation
Timberland Bancorp, Inc.
United Community Financial Corp.
Washington Federal, Inc.
WCF Bancorp, Inc.
Western New England Bancorp, Inc.
WSFS Financial Corporation
WVS Financial Corp.
New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYCB)
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Provident Financial Services Inc
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