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Why don't some places require a credit card receipt signature, and some do?

I'm thinking of certain places (Subway, McDonalds, etc.) that do not require a signature on a receipt after swiping your card. Why do these places not require a signature on the receipt, while others ...
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Cashing a joint check

My girlfriend (over 18) is estranged from her parents, but recently discovered money in her name in the form of stocks. She sold the stocks, but the company that handled the transaction sent a check ...
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How easy is it to change my debit card signature?

Would I have to change it through the government first? And through every other service that requires my signature? Would it cost significant amounts of money?
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Legality of using a symbol as a signature for credit cards, checks, etc.?

A friend of mine today told me that he signed everything using a specific symbol (a star) that he draws instead of his name "for security". Is this a legal practice to do when signing for your credit ...
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Are cashiers required to check a credit card for a signature in the U.S.?

So on the back of many US credit and debit cards, there is a signature area that says something like "not valid unless signed." I notice many retailers and anyone who takes cards rarely ever checks ...