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The everything store really does seem to want to do everything, as Amazon is reportedly working to position Amazon Pay as an alternative for credit card swiping in U.S. stores, the WSJ reports.
Be smart: There’s a consumer data windfall waiting for the U.S. tech giant that can push Americans toward mobile payments, Axios' Erica Pandey notes.
Between the lines: "U.S. consumers have been slow to adopt digital wallets, which were responsible for less than 1% of all U.S. card transactions last year... Amazon executives want to gobble up the U.S. market while the competition remains fairly minimal," the Journal notes.
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A volunteer hands out Thanksgiving meals to guests during the 27th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner. Hundreds of people filled a ballroom at the Oakland Marriott City Center for a free early Thanksgiving meal.
Clouds hang over the North Sentinel Island, in India's southeastern Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Photo: Gautam Singh/AP
A 20-something American named John Allen Chau has been killed on the Indian island of North Sentinel, police reported today, after he ignored rules against making contact with an indigenous tribe by landing a kayak on their shores.
Why it matters: The "do not go there" rule isn't just for tourist safety. It's because the islanders are unlikely to have immunity to modern diseases, and the Indian government has long respected their wishes to be left alone.