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Visa Entering Cash-Dominated Burma Market: Report

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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It may soon be easier to make credit and debit card transactions in Burma, after financial services company Visa announced it is preparing to enter the Southeast Asian nation’s cash-dominated market. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that Visa is training local bank workers to use electronic payment systems to help modernize Burma’s economy, which […]

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US Court Dismisses Visa Lottery Lawsuit

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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A federal court in Washington has dismissed a lawsuit brought by citizens of more than 20 countries who were mistakenly informed they won a special visa lottery program to enter the U.S. Reacting to Thursday’s dismissal, attorneys for the plaintiffs said Friday that the State Department may have won in court, but has lost the […]

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U.S. Investigating Indian Company’s Use of Visas

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities are investigating reports that a large Indian technology company misused short-term business visitor visas to send low-cost workers from India for long-term work in the United States. The allegations against Infosys Technologies were first raised in a lawsuit earlier this year by one of the company’s U.S. managers, Jack Palmer. He charged that […]

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Would-be US Immigrants Sue Over Visa Lottery Snafu

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Would-be immigrants from more than 20 countries have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. State Department after being mistakenly informed they had won the U.S. immigrant visa lottery. The plaintiffs are among 22,000 people who were informed earlier this year that they had been selected as finalists in the 2012 diversity immigrant visa lottery. But […]

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