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Card networks to implement gun code in California: report

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Visa, Mastercard and American Express are moving forward with use of a new gun merchant category code for credit card purchases in California, according to CBS News.

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Bitcoin Depot CEO weighs in on new California law

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Bitcoin Depot CEO Brandon Mintz contends a new California law will “create economic challenges” for his company and other crypto ATM operators.

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California legislature passes plastic gift card ban

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The state’s lawmakers approved a bill that would ban the use of plastic for gift cards by 2027, but it’s still waiting on the governor’s signature.

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Banc of California acquires Deepstack in payment processing play

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The acquisition will give Banc of California access to clients’ payment insight, which the bank hopes to use for credit purposes, said Jared Wolff, the bank’s president and CEO.

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California Lets Aurora Operate Driverless Cars

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Self-driving vehicle company Aurora has been approved by California regulators to allow passengers rides in its fleet of driverless vehicles, according to reports. The California Public Utilities Commission ( CPUC ) granted the company an official authorization, showcased on the official Aurora website.

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California Wants To Join DOJ's Google Antitrust Lawsuit

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The state of California is looking to join the Department of Justice 's (DOJ) antitrust lawsuit against Google , a report from The Wall Street Journal says. California would be the first Democrat-led state to join the suit. The DOJ, along with 11 state attorneys general, all of them Republican, filed a case on Oct.

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Grubhub Changes Tipping In California, Angering Drivers

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In November, California voters, by a margin of about 58 percent to 42, adopted Proposition 22, which overturned a fairly young state law that made it harder for companies to deploy gig workers without classifying them as “employees” and providing the benefits employees receive. Really disappointing.”.