Class action suit could mean ‘checkout fee’ to use credit card starting Jan. 27
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Texas Guitar Slinger, Johnny Winter, performs at the Flying Monkey in Plymouth Saturday


Plymouth, NH. At 7:30pm on Saturday, January 12th The Flying Monkey is excited to present an evening of Blues Rock with Johnny Winter and his blues band.

Museum of Art, UNH Opens Two New Exhibitions


DURHAM, NH –Two new exhibitions featuring the photography of Portsmouth, New Hampshire artist Carl Austin Hyatt as well as Californian impressi…………… continues on The Union Leader

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The Financial Powers That Be Shut Down Credit Card Use At Vatican City Sites
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Vatican City had a bit of an embarrassing situation on its hands come New Year’s Day, when tourists and pilgrims waited in long lines to see holy sites only to find out all electronic purchases had been suspended. That means no credit cards anywhere in the city state. 

See, the bank that handles card payments for the Vatican was refused authorization by the Bank of Italy over concerns about the city state’s compliance with international banking regulations.

The Guardian says the Holy See was embarrassed by the snafu, which halted credit card payments at the Sistine Chapel, shops, museums and the post office,  and issued a notice on its museums’ websites to apologize for any inconvenience to visitors. It also blamed “reasons beyond [its] control.”

So what exactly are those reasons?  It seems that Deutsche Bank Italia (DBI) used to handle card payments for Vatican C…………… continues on The Consumerist

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