US pledges $10.6bn in aid to Mexico & Central America to stop migration – still no cash for Wall

The State Department has announced $ 10.6 billion in aid for Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to help stem migration, amid a looming government shutdown over funding President Donald Trump’s border wall proposal. Some $ 5.8 billion in economic development assistance will be given to the three Central American countries, and another $ 4.8 […]

This startup plans to take on CreditKarma by offering cash rewards for making smarter money decisions — here’s what it says about the future of consumer finance

Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock A fintech startup is giving cash rewards for consumers who sign up for its account and then take active steps to improve their financial health.  Status Money is pioneering a novel approach to personal financial management, effectively sharing some of the referral money with customers that it collects from suggesting credit cards or […]

Labour furious over report that anti-Russia charity targeted Corbyn, receives govt cash

Labour politicians are outraged and calling for a probe after a report that a McCarthy style charity has received £2 million in government money and targeted Jeremy Corbyn, straying from tackling so-called Russian disinformation. The Institute for Statecraft, based in Scotland, initially seems to be a small organization which claims to counter alleged Russian propaganda […]

Lightning hollers for Marshall cash

THE State Government has declared its commitment to women’s sport by not only announcing a sponsorship deal with the Crows AFLW team to the tune of $ 275,000, but reaffirming its desire to resolve the funding crisis plaguing basketball’s Adelaide Lightning. As Premier Steven Marshall announced the funding boost, he also expressed his unreserved desire […]

‘Your land, your future’! Germany offers migrants cash to go home in controversial ad campaign

As Germany still struggles to balance its migration policy, the Interior Ministry has apparently decided to take one of the issues into its own hands and, through an ad campaign, boost the numbers of voluntary repatriations. The ministry, led by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian ally Horst Seehofer, decided to lure potential repatriates with a supposedly […]

Capital One Spark Cash for Business vs. Capital One Spark Miles for Business

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Cash is replacing other forms of aid, even in conflict zones

IN 2011 WAR and drought plunged Somalia into famine. Aid was held at the border, for fear of it being stolen. A few NGOs decided to try something different: giving people cash instead of bringing in sacks of food. They used hawala networks—a traditional Muslim form of money transfer—to get cash to aid workers, who […]