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Business credit card imageAmerican Express has set a pattern of tweaking the rewards on its cards lately.

The issuer (a CreditCardForum advertising partner) has already enhanced its Platinum and Business Platinum cards’ rewards programs. It hiked the sign-up bonus on its SimplyCash Plus card. It threw in Amazon as a temporary bonus category on its Blue Cash cards. And it tacked on bonus points for purchases at small-business through that ran through the end of last year.

The Blue for Business was the latest AmEx card to get a little more pizzazz, with the following enhancements:
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If you’re remodeling or buying new furniture in Q2 2017 — and frequently shop at wholesale clubs — Discover’s bonus categories for Q2 could be big for you. And don’t forget — enrollment begins March 1.

April through June 2017, you can earn 5 percent cash back (on up to $1,500 in spending) in the following categories:

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Cathay Pacific Credit card review

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3/5

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Until recently, a co-branded credit card for Cathay Pacific was a possibility only for Hong Kong or Macau residents. But a U.S. Visa Signature card (issued by Synchrony Bank) became available in February 2017. The card has a $95 annual fee.

Cathay Pacific is known for luxury (its first-class and business cabins come highly recommended), and rewards bloggers frequently mention the airline as a less-obvious place to look for reward-seat availability to Asia. But is the co-branded card the best way to rack up miles for this airline? Our review will help you decide.

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Credit cards that provide cellphone insurance

Your phone is a target for thieves, easily misplaced, even more easily dropped and cost several hundred dollars. So getting some kind of insurance protection for it might make sense.

If you don’t want to pay extra for AppleCare+ or similar, some credit cards provide limited cellphone protection as a benefit.

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Are these popular credit cards worth keeping past Year 1?

Credit card issuers have ways to get you in the door, including big sign-up bonuses. Their hope: You’ll apply for a card you otherwise wouldn’t consider — and won’t get around to cancelling it after the glow of the bonus wears off.

Perhaps you have an impulse-application card in your wallet right now. Here’s a run-down of popular cards that have offered boosted sign-up bonuses in the past year – and whether they’re worth keeping. We also are including some suggestions for downgrades – which would allow you to switch to another (lower-cost) product from the same issuer while keeping the credit line. There’s no guarantee the bank will allow you to downgrade to your product of choice, but we want you to know your options.

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