American Express rolls out new Digital Receipts feature

Amex customers can now identify and track information online for purchases from Google, Microsoft, Square, Apple and other select merchants.

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It’s no longer your mother’s American Express. The iconic credit card company demonstrated that it knows how to stay on trend when it introduced “Amex Send and Split” with PayPal and Venmo in November 2020. Amex’s latest venture, Digital Receipts, is a new feature for customers to find detailed information, identify purchases, and track information from a select group of merchants which include Google, Microsoft, Square, and Apple. 

Whether the shift of perception from buttoned up traditional corporate was intentional or not, Amex acknowledged that online shopping has reached unprecedented levels. 

“Over the years, through conversations with both our card members and merchants, we’ve heard the desire for greater transparency around purchases,” said Sarkis Kalashian, vice president, American Express enterprise digital and analytics. “We know it will

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For years, I’ve tried to work my way back into the middle class

Yet I am also a woman who, after a quick succession of traumas, plunged out of the protected realms of the middle class and into two years of homelessness. My experience is surprisingly common. From June to November 2020, nearly 8 million people in the US fell into poverty in the face of the pandemic and limited government relief, according to research from the University of Chicago and the University of Notre Dame.

Poverty is a complicated thing. It can be generational or situational and temporary—or anything in between. For me, climbing out of poverty has been as much about mindset as it has been about the dollars in my bank account. “I am going to do this,” I tell myself over and over again. “I have inherited the strength from my father to do this.”

In the spring of 2017, I finally left my last makeshift “home”—a slatted wood

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How to prevent text from wrapping in a Word document

Microsoft Word’s automatic word wrap is convenient but sometimes unwanted. Here are two ways to keep text from breaking at the end of a line.

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Microsoft Word automatically wraps from the end of the current line to the beginning of the next as you type. If you insert or delete text, everything automatically adjusts to accommodate the change. You don’t even think about it as you work. As convenient as this behavior is, you won’t always want to wrap text when Word does. In this article, I’ll show you two easy ways to force Word to keep text together instead of breaking it in the middle by inserting nonbreaking characters.

I’m using Microsoft 365 on a
Windows 10

64-bit system, but you can use earlier versions. There’s no demonstration file; you won’t need one. The browser edition supports existing nonbreaking characters, but you can’t enter them.

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