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The Future of Accounts Payable -- The Top 5 Changes Coming to AP
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Rahm instigates some P-Card controls.
Emanuel to cut city credit cards from 500+ to 30 -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to slash the number of credit cards used by city agencies and restrict how they're used. The changes are found in new guidelines his administration put together that go into effect July 31. The number of credit cards in city government will go from more than 500 to 30. Employees will not be allowed to use their credit cards for gifts, flowers, charitable donations, traffic citations, cash advances, or refreshments for holiday parties or birthdays, among other restricted expenditures.

I had a pair once, but can't bring myself to buy them anymore.
How Can Jeans Cost $300? -- The prices of "premium" jeans--industry jargon for luxury-priced denim--appear to be edging slightly upward after a downturn following the financial crisis. Right now, J Brand's Maria women's jeans can sell for $226. Men's Aidan jeans from Seven For All Mankind cost $225. Prices for Gucci jeans range from $495 to $665. Premium jeans are made in the U.S., which is a big part of their allure.

Who will save your soles?
Sole Mates | Shoe Saving Tips From the Pros -- During summer months, the feet are most on display. And while many of us go out of our way to pamper our toes with pedicures, our shoes can take the real beating. Just because you aren't tromping through snow and slush doesn't mean your footwear doesn't need T.L.C. Just ask David Mesquita. Along with his father, Carlos, David owns Leather Spa, New York's go-to shoe repair. "Pre-treating shoes is actually a bigger part of our business than repairing destroyed ones," says David, who sees some 500 pairs a day. Here, the Mesquita men share their tricks and tips for taking care of all types of footwear before the damage is done.

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