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Fintech consortium boosts Sacramento banking innovation

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A recently launched fintech consortium in Greater Sacramento is already generating partnerships between local technology providers and financial institutions.

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Sacramento Kings take a swing at checkout-free tech

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Checkout-free tech has only just left the gate, but has tons of promise as a way to shed lines and collect data — just the mix that sports facilities are looking for. Digital payments Mobile payments Contactless payments Internet of things Retailers

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Impact Roadshow | Sacramento, CA

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10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Local Host: Schools Financial Credit Union. Filene Host: Elry Armaza. Click the arrow below to REGISTER for this event: WHAT IS AN IMPACT ROADSHOW? It’s 90+ minutes of stimulating conversation about CU programs that have the potential to enrich your members’ experience and build a culture of success in your credit union.

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Bitcoin Daily: CoinFLEX Takes Bets On Libra Launch; Germany’s Finance Minister Speaks Out Against Private Currency

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And the Sacramento Kings has announced the NBA’s first blockchain-powered reward program through a partnership with Blockparty. “We We have only just begun to see the benefits of blockchain technology as it transforms the way business is conducted worldwide, ensuring secure transactions across multiple sectors and customers,” Sacramento Kings Chairman, CEO and Governor Vivek Ranadivé said in a press release. “We

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Morning Brief 10.8.19: EU presses Facebook for detailed answers about Libra's risk

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Today: EU regulators question Libra; Payment startup pulls huge IPO; Sacramento Kings add blockchain; Stripe expands to Malaysia. The information you need to start your day, from PaymentsSource and around the web. Briefing

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Banks Get On Their St. Patrick’s Day

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Bank Tower in #Sacramento lit up green tonight for St. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, some banks flaunted their green (no, not greenbacks) on Twitter today. Some highlights below: U.S. Paddy’s Day. StPatricksDay pic.twitter.com/0w2xXIuQRP — Ian Schwartz (@SchwartzTV) March 18, 2015 Happy St. Patrick’s Day from US Bank Read More. Marketing

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Suncrest Bank eyes small dollar lending to buoy PPP

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Suncrest Bank, a commercial lender in the Greater Sacramento area, is expanding into the small dollar loan market this year as it looks to build on business gained through the Paycheck Protection Program, according to President and CEO Ciaran McMullan.

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California bank bets on two new markets to reverse lending slump

American Banker

Sierra Bancorp in Porterville has formed dedicated lending teams in Sacramento and Greater Los Angeles in its bid to accelerate loan growth following a sluggish 2019.

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9.12.18 Your morning briefing

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Today: eBay pursues hands-free tech; Sacramento Kings text tickets; NFC reaches 7-Eleven; Hong Kong's 'bay area' gets UnionPay mobile; Ripple and R3 settle legal fight. The information you need to start your day, from PaymentsSource and around the Web. Briefing

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Community Business Bank in Calif. Redeems Tarp-Related Shares

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Community Business Bank in West Sacramento, Calif., has finally put the Troubled Asset Relief Program in the past. breaking_news law-regulation compliance treasury ca community-banking

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Amazon Grocery Delivery Expands To 3 New Cities

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As of today, according to an announcement from Amazon , three more cities are joining the Prime Now grocery delivery lineup: Denver, Sacramento and San Diego. “We’ve We’ve been delighted with the customer response to free two-hour delivery through Prime Now, and we’re excited to bring the service to our customers in Denver, Sacramento and San Diego,” said Christina Minardi, Whole Foods Market EVP of Operations.

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DoorDash Unveils Latest Growth Strategy: Digital Convenience Stores

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DoorDash said it plans to add more cities in the coming months, including Baltimore, Denver, Sacramento and Concord, California.

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Uber Eats Introduces Group Ordering

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The promotion rolled out in Austin, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, Sacramento and Washington D.C., Uber has introduced a group ordering option, the company said in a blog post. .

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eCommerce Grocer Weee Notches Almost $50M In Funding

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The company provides its offering in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Sacramento and Seattle. In Series B and Series B+ rounds headed up by VMG and XVC, California-based eCommerce grocer Weee notched almost $50 million in financing.

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Grocery Stores Shutter In-Store Pharmacies

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Pharmacies in regional chains, like Sacramento, CA-based Raley’s Supermarkets, are downsizing, and the aforementioned Lunds & Byerly has shuttered all its pharmacies. Supermarket pharmacy counters are closing across the U.S. as they struggle to keep customers coming back.

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CFPB expands consumer complaint access to local governments

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In a recent blog post , the CFPB announced that it has started sharing consumer complaint data with local governments through its Government Portal.

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Uber, Lyft Lose AB5 Appeal In California

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When violation of statutory workplace protections takes place on a massive scale, as alleged in this case, it causes public harm over and above the private financial interest of any given individual,” the appellate court said in its ruling, according to a Sacramento Bee report.

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Zippin Raises $12M To Accelerate Cashierless Store Launches

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The company also recently introduced an autonomous concession stand in the Golden 1 Center, where the Sacramento Kings play NBA basketball. Zippin, a cashierless checkout technology company, has raised $12 million in a Series A funding round, according to a release.

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California Uber, Lyft Drivers File Lawsuit Over Prop 22

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Mary-Beth Moylan, associate dean of McGeorge Law School in Sacramento, told the AP that the drivers’ lawsuit makes good points, but that there will be obstacles to get around, such as having the case heard in California Supreme Court instead of the lower courts.

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Amazon And Its Real Estate Effect

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Among those initiatives: Cincinnati, Ohio, and Sacramento, California, are changing workforce development programs to develop talent in the technology realm. The WSJ stated Sacramento’s postmortem call was somewhat complimentary. But Barry Broome, who serves as president and CEO of the Greater Sacramento Economic Council said his city is “now restructuring all of our workforce programs in the area,” with an eye on tech training.

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‘Organized Retail Crime’ Is Growing (And Not Just Because Of The Pandemic)

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In California, state and local police last month broke up a ring that allegedly used fake coupons to get merchandise for free or reduced prices, then brazenly resold the items at a Sacramento storefront.

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7-Eleven Launches Beer Delivery In Select US Markets

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Lauderdale, Florida; New York, New York; Norfolk-Portsmouth, Virginia; Orlando-Daytona, Florida; Phoenix, Arizona; Portland, Oregon; Sacramento, California; San Antonio, Texas; San Diego, California; San Francisco, California; Seattle-Tacoma, Washington; St. Convenience store operator 7-Eleven is launching beer and cider delivery in select U.S. markets. Customers can place their beer orders via the 7Now app.

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How COVID-19 Is Redefining Luxury Spending

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It’s amazing how busy we are,” jeweler Adrian Blanco recently told a Sacramento CBS affiliate. Face masks have become a part of most people’s day-to-day lives as the physical world reopens with some restrictions amid COVID-19.

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DoorDash Dives Into Grocery Delivery Business

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San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County, Sacramento, San Diego and California Central Coast customers can order from Smart & Final. Delivery powerhouse DoorDash has entered the grocery business, the company announced on Thursday (Aug.

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Nearly 100 Pizza Huts To Test Beer Delivery

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The new rollout will include cities such as Tucson, Prescott and Winslow in Arizona, and Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Sacramento and Santa Barbara in California. As restaurant operators seek to bolster sales in the face of weak traffic growth, Yum! Brands’ Pizza Hut is bringing beer delivery to approximately 100 of its restaurants in California and Arizona. The restaurant chain had begun testing the service in Phoenix back in December, Reuters reported.

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Uber, Postmates To Meet With CA Judge To Argue Against AB5

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Drivers who shuttle passengers from airports in Sacramento, Santa Barbara and Palm Springs can charge as much as five times more than the price set by Uber on the ride. To put a stop to legislation that would transform gig workers from contractors to employees, Uber and Postmates Inc.

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AmazonFresh Continues To Expand

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These new cities will join the AmazonFresh family cities/regions of Northern Virginia, Boston, Baltimore, London, Seattle, New York, Philadelphia, Stamford, Trenton, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose and Stockton. Amazon announced yesterday (Oct. 26) that its grocery delivery platform, AmazonFresh, is continuing its march toward national domination with the addition of two new cities : Chicago and Dallas.

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Lyft, Uber Pay Big Money To Defeat AB5 Supporter

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Diep’s opponent Nguyen said that AB5 was “one of the worst and most devastating anti-business and anti-jobs laws that has come out of Sacramento.”

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California BanCorp Launches Treasury Management Consultancy

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Jeff Mills will also be coming onboard as a Treasury Management sales consultant with a focus on the Sacramento and North State region. California BanCorp , the holding company for California Bank of Commerce (CBC), has announced the launch of a Treasury Management Consultancy to enable firms to manage their liquidity, utilize excess cash for better investments and reduce financial risks. “We

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Bitcoin Daily: Crypto Startup Kadena Introduces Public Blockchain, NBA’s Kings Auction Jersey Using Blockchain

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In other news, NBA team the Sacramento Kings have announced that they’re going to auction off the jersey of starting guard Buddy Hield using a blockchain-powered marketplace, according to a separate report Wednesday by Coindesk. .

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Uber Pilot Lets Some CA Drivers Set Rates In Response To New Employment Law

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Drivers who shuttle riders from airports in Palm Springs, Sacramento and Santa Barbara can charge as much as five times higher than the Uber-set fare on the ride per an unnamed source cited in a report by The Wall Street Journal.

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Uber To Expand Bike, Scooter Investment With European Focus

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Uber said that eBikes and scooters are used the most frequently in Paris, followed by Sacramento and Seattle. Uber is planning to ring in 2020 with increased investment in electric bikes and scooters, with an emphasis on Europe, CNBC reported on Monday (Dec.

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Amazon’s Whole Food Discounts Are Rolling Out Across Dozens Of States

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For some very select customers — in Austin, Dallas, Sacramento and San Francisco — Whole Foods-shopping Prime members can combine their discounts with free two-hour grocery delivery on orders of $35. The Prime rewards are coming; the Prime rewards are coming. Such is the hue and cry set to go off in about a dozen states, as Amazon is starting to ramp up its discounting for Prime members in Whole Foods locations nationwide.

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Instacart Loosens Availability Requirements For Shoppers With New On-Demand Option

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The service launches Thursday (April 11) in Boston, Austin and Rochester after a pilot in Sacramento and Buffalo, among other places. Grocery delivery startup Instacart has introduced a new option for its workers, according to reports : on-demand shopping. Instacart shoppers have generally had to sign up for shopping assignments in advance, which would weed out those with unpredictable schedules and facilitate more reliable delivery.

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SAFE Credit Union Brings Targeted Marketing To An Increasingly On-Demand World

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It catered exclusively to Sacramento Army Air Corps employees when it started in 1940, but the world has changed significantly since then — as have members’ expectations. Meeting customers’ expectations and desires is a key goal for all enterprises, and credit unions (CUs) are no exception.