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    MoneyGram Rose 43% Due to Western Union Takeover Offer

    Western Union (NYSE:WU) stock rose 6.2% in pre-market trading at 5:38 AM ET today. The company plans to acquire MoneyGram International (NYSE:MGI).

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    Besides Venmo, PayPal’s Xoom Is Causing Ripples

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    PayPal Isn’t Done Disrupting Western Union and MoneyGram

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    PayPal Zeroes In on Canada

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    Is Facebook Eyeing the $610 Billion–Plus Remittances Market?

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    How PayPal Could Drive Venmo’s Growth

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    PayPal Acquires Jetlore to Enhance Its Marketing Solutions

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    PayPal Buckling Down to Face Its Main Competitor

    PayPal notes that it has 237.0 million active customers globally, and it generated $3.7 billion in revenues in Q1 2018—an increase of 24.0% year-over-year.

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    How Are Analysts Viewing American Express Stock?

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    Earnings Report

    Behind Mastercard’s Gross Dollar Volumes

    Mastercard (MA) saw a year-over-year rise of 13.0% in its worldwide gross dollar volumes in 4Q17 on a local currency basis.

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    Mastercard’s Net Revenues Rose Year-over-Year in 4Q17

    Mastercard (MA) generated total net revenues of $3.3 billion in 4Q17 compared to $2.7 billion in 4Q16.

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    How Mastercard and Visa Are Pricing Cryptocurrency Fees

    Coinbase accepts crypto purchases using credit or debit cards, and it transfers a 4.0% credit card transaction fee to the buyer.

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    Earnings Report

    Mastercard’s Net Revenues Rose, and So Did Expenses

    In 3Q17, Mastercard (MA) reported cross-border volume fees of $1.2 billion, compared to $996 million in 3Q16, which implies a YoY rise of 15% on a currency-neutral basis.

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    Apple Pay Is Quickly Expanding

    Western Union (WU) recently announced that Apple Pay (AAPL) users would be able to use its platform for money transfers.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    How Western Union Benefited from Hedge Gains and Cost Savings

    Western Union benefited from hedge gains and cost savings that were offset by rises in technology expense and the negative impact of foreign exchange.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Why Western Union’s 3Q15 Revenues Fell Below Estimates

    On October 29, Western Union released its 3Q15 results with revenues of $1.39 billion, a 3% year-over-year fall compared to $1.44 billion in 3Q14.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Western Union Generated 80% Revenues from One Segment

    In 3Q15, the consumer-to-consumer segment comprised 80% of Western Union’s overall revenues. The segment’s revenues fell by 3% year-over-year.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is the Labor Market Sending Mixed Signals?

    Whatever the non-farm payrolls indicate, one thing is certain—slack in the labor market refuses to go away. The employment–population ratio and the labor force participation rate changed little in April.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    ADP National Employment Report: Private Payrolls Miss Again

    The ADP NER (National Employment Report) showed that the private sector only added 169,000 jobs in April 2015—the lowest since January 2014.

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