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2014-04-09 16:27:21

Sold out exhibit hall, pioneering keynotes, and release of latest U.S. Economic Indicators Report WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the global trade association representing the payments technology world, today announced TRANSACT 14 opened its doors to the most attendees in show history with thousands of people from the global payments and tech industries hitting the conference sessions and sold out show floor....

2014-04-08 12:36:17

International payments and tech execs converge in Las Vegas this week WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the global trade association representing the payments technology world, today opened its doors on the largest event in the organization's 25-year history. TRANSACT 14, which launches today and runs until April 10 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, will welcome thousands of attendees from around the...

2014-03-13 12:33:55

New education program counters aggressive law enforcement actions against payments industry WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the global trade association representing the payments technology world, announced today the addition of the Operation Choke Point Boot Camp at TRANSACT 14, the world's premier payments technology event. In light of increased targeting of payments companies by state and federal law...

2014-03-10 16:21:50

Mineta Transportation Institute security experts Brian Michael Jenkins and Bruce R. Butterworth examine the facts. SAN JOSE, Calif., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --At 9:00 pm on March 1, 2014, six men and two women, dressed in black and wielding knives, arrived at the Kunming train station, one of the largest in southwest China, and began slashing people at random. Before authorities could stop them, the assailants had killed 29 people and wounded another 143. It was the...

2014-02-26 16:32:57

Technology Innovators to Compete for $50k E-Pay Innovation Award at ETA's TRANSACT 14 WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the global trade association of the payments technology world, announced today a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to launch the third Payments Next Zone and E-Pay Innovation Award at TRANSACT 14, the world's largest payments industry event. The Payments Next Zone (PNZ) will showcase...

2014-02-11 16:28:09

BELVIDERE, Ill., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The April 2013 attack on a San Jose, CA, power substation serving Silicon Valley has been termed the most significant incident of domestic terrorism involving the grid that has ever occurred in the U.S. The solution for protecting such substations and other critical infrastructure could involve an old-world solution. The well-planned and organized attack on the PG&E substation began when someone cut an important AT&T...

2014-02-10 08:33:37

WASHINGTON , Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the global trade association of the payments technology industry, today announced the next step in its continued expansion of government relations activities with the hiring of seasoned financial industry and government affairs professional Scott Talbott as the association's new Senior Vice President of Government Affairs. In this position, Mr. Talbott will be responsible for...

2014-01-28 16:20:19

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Rail Company LLC (Patriot Rail) announced today that it has acquired, through the bankruptcy process, the assets of Alderman Railcar Services, Inc., a railcar repair and cleaning service provider located in Central Virginia. The repair facility will operate under its new name, Blue Ridge Railcar Repair LLC (Blue Ridge). The Blue Ridge facility is located in Keysville, Virginia, 16 miles from the Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)...

2014-01-28 08:21:56

- Thirty-three percent of terrorism attacks affecting retail sector - 18 percent impacting transportation sector LONDON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), today released its annual Terrorism and Political Violence Map to help organisations assess risk levels of terrorism and political violence across the globe. Produced in collaboration with global risk management consultancy, the Risk Advisory Group plc, Aon's 2014...

2014-01-07 16:20:33

Brian Michael Jenkins and Bruce R. Butterworth of the Mineta Transportation Institute offer insights about the attacks SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As reported worldwide, terrorists detonated two bombs in the Russian city of Volgograd last month. Is this part of an emerging pattern in Russia and elsewhere? Does it indicate that the upcoming Olympic Games are increasingly vulnerable? Brian Michael Jenkins and Bruce R. Butterworth of the Mineta...