Roundup: J.C. Penney Bankruptcy, Bribe at the Border, $9M Trading Glitch, Goodbye Free VGC Shipping, and Shopping Cart Trick

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News Roundup

This is a list of news from around the web which I came across in the last few days. I found these articles interesting and somewhat related to the travel and deal content you regularly see here at Danny the Deal Guru. Sometimes just interesting and not related at all, but I hope you enjoy them just the same. If you come across any interesting articles, or if you have your own blog and have something related to this content, please send them my way.

J.C. Penney may file for bankruptcy as soon as Friday

J.C. Penney may file for bankruptcy as soon as Friday, according to people familiar with the matter. It could be the biggest bankruptcy yet during the pandemic, based on the company’s locations and number of employees.

The Time I Bribed A U.S. Border Officer And Brought Someone Into The Country Legally

Interesting story. No laws were broken… I think.

Trading Platform Glitch Causes $9M Loss

When crude oil prices for May contracts plunged below $0 for the first time in history on April 20, the firm’s software was unable to display the negative price, Bloomberg said. Traders using Interactive Brokers, a firm based in Connecticut, didn’t know oil was in negative territory but were later told of huge losses incurred.

Goodbye to Free Visa Gift Card Shipping with Gift Card Mall

Gift Card Mall has removed free shipping via US Mail for Visa gift cards from their site’s shipping options. Instead, buyers will be charged $1.99 shipping for each Visa gift card purchased. Previously, purchases of Visa gift cards under a $2,000 total included free shipping. While losing the free shipping option is bad news, there is a bright side.

Shopping Cart Trick, Get Credit Cards Without The Hard Pull

A good resource to get credit cards without a hard pull. The majority of the time a soft pull is done, but in some cases a hard pull is done. It seems that some stores are more likely to do a hard pull than others. Some of the cards are well worth having.

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