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Twitter is making it easier for businesses to receive messages from customers Twitter is making it easier for businesses to receive messages from customers
- February 20, 2016

In India, companies like Kotak Mahindra Bank and Reliance Communications are among the first in Asia to use this feature to create a better experience for their customers. The Customer Feedback tool, which allows businesses to survey their followers, will be available in a few weeks. While these tools won't have a huge effect on the way you tweet, they might prove to be useful down the line when you need to reach out to a company. (more...)
House approves $30 million to help pay Flint water bills
- February 20, 2016

He's faced criticism and protests, but has said he's focusing on resolving Flint's crisis. As part of the visit, Burwell will tour Hamilton Community Health Network, a federally qualified health center in Flint that is providing blood lead testing and other health care services to families and children affected by the lead contamination. (more...)
Flint paid highest water bills in 2015
- February 20, 2016

In April 2014, a state-appointed emergency manager switched the city's water supply from the Detroit Water Plant to the Flint River as a cost-saving measure. A spokeswoman said the EPA's ability to oversee the situation was limited by "resistance and failures at the state and local levels to work with EPA in a forthright, transparent and proactive manner". (more...)
Michigan House Approves $30 Million for Flint
- February 20, 2016

Flint's tap water is contaminated with lead because the city for 18 months used water from the Flint River without reducing corrosiveness. A spokeswoman said the EPA's ability to oversee the situation was limited by "resistance and failures at the state and local levels to work with EPA in a forthright, transparent and proactive manner". (more...)
Apple faces staggered Apple Pay rollout in China Apple faces staggered Apple Pay rollout in China
- February 20, 2016

Collaborating with Apple Pay will also help Chinese banks expand their footprint in the global market, Chen pointed out . Caixin quoted an Apple spokesman, Cong Jie, who acknowledged there were problems with sign-ups and said too many people were trying the service. (more...)
Michigan Gov. Says Feds to Blame for Flint Water Crisis Michigan Gov. Says Feds to Blame for Flint Water Crisis
- February 20, 2016

But, despite the costs, officials say fixing the city's lead lines must remain a priority for Flint's residents and the city's financial future. The grant announcement came a day after Weaver dismissed a separate plan offered by Snyder to study whether any of the pipes could be coated temporarily to get drinkable water flowing into city homes. (more...)