Month: February 2012

MANAGEMENT: Avoiding credit card fraud

Jackie Hart, a risk manager with Total System Services, Inc. (TSYS), a large credit card processing company, offers these tips to businesses to avoid being a victim of credit card fraud: Be wary of cards that are not signed or lack the standard security features(hologram, 3- or 4-digit security code). Consider asking for identification from […]

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GOVERNMENT: Bill would boost crash parts competition

Proposed federal legislation (HR 3889) introduced in early February would significantly reduce the time automakers can use design patents to prevent other companies from producing replacement crash parts; current patent laws give automakers a 14-year exclusivity on parts design, but the bill would reduce this to 2.5 years. The Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade, and Sales […]

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