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Mobile Payments Challenge Credit Cards

Over the past decade, Americans have been writing fewer checks and using more plastic. But now, some analysts are predicting an end for the credit card too. Who’s the giant-killer capable of one day taking down Visa and Mastercard? As Jacob Fenston reports, it could be your smartphone.

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Smartphone Banking On The Rise, But Is It Safe?

Not only can you update your Facebook status on your smartphone — you can also manage your bank account. But security experts warn that as more people bank by phone, more criminals will can steal by phone. Jacob Fenston has the story.

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Halloween Goes High-Tech

Halloween has always sparked creativity: white sheets become ghosts, front lawns become graveyards. But these days, the holiday is going high-tech. Jacob Fenston has more.

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D.C. Rolls Out Pay-By-Phone Parking

If you’re one of those drivers who always has a quarter in your pocket except when you have to park at a meter, take heart. This spring, Washington, D.C., rolled out a pilot program that allows drivers to use their cell phones instead of having to fish for change. As Jacob Fenston reports, this technology may mean the parking meter’s time is about to expire.

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‘Confederate History Month’ in Virginia

Virginia’s Republican governor, Bob McDonnell, apologized yesterday. That’s after backlash over his proclamation of Confederate History Month and what it left out. As Jacob Fenston reports, the governor has reignited a long-simmering debate over how to remember Virginia’s role in the Civil War.