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The major credit card networks — including American Express, Visa, Discover and Mastercard — will no longer require signatures on transactions in the U.S. beginning this month. Retailers can still require signatures if they so choose, though some have already stopped the practice of asking shoppers to sign for their items when a purchase is under a certain amount.Here are answers to questions you might have about the change and what it means for you. You may still need to sign for purchases on occasion, and in fact, it’s up to retailers whether they want to continue requiring signatures on transactions. Big retailers like Target and Walmart have said that they plan to stop requiring signatures — and in some cases have already done so. Smaller retailers may take longer to adopt the change; as well, some payment systems require signatures to complete a transaction and will have to be reconfigured. And you might have to sign for meals at most restaurants, with the exception of a few large restaurant chains, such as Applebee’s, Red Robin, Chili’s and Olive Garden, which are using pay-at-table technology.https://www.wbir.com/mobile
The Weddell seal can travel underwater for seven miles without surfacing for air.
According to tests made at the Institute for the Study of Animal Problems in Washington, D.C., dogs and cats, like people, are either right-handed or left-handed—that is, they favor either their right or left paws.
LINK TO TODAY'S WORD - Grandiloquent Words
-Something full of twists and turns.
-Something elaborately twisted or tricky.
-A thing fancifully or excessively intricate and elaborate.
-A fanciful name for any object that is full of twists and turns
-A Victorian slang term for “a woman's commodity”.
Alteration of crinkle-crankle - a serpentine garden wall. First Known Use: 1670
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