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The advance of technology in our lives has been [hatred / halted] somewhat in New York City. Lawmakers have passed a [bill / pill] to ban cashless businesses. With many parts of the world in a seemingly [relent / relentless] drive to replace cash with plastic or [digitally / digital] payments, New York City officials have decided cash still has a [valuation / valuable] part to play in our lives. The officials have [approved / approval] legislation that prohibits stores, restaurants and other [entail / retail] outlets from refusing to accept cash. They want to provide the ability for people who [preference / prefer] to pay via traditional means, [through / thorough] notes and coins. This means businesses in the city will no longer be able to [consist / insist] that customers make use of cashless payments in any transactions.

Businesses that [violate / inviolate] the new regulation could face [lefty / hefty] fines of up to $1,500 for each offense. Critics of cashless businesses say they discriminate [against / for] the poorer sections of society, many of whom do not have bank accounts or credit cards. One city [residence / resident] said: "I worry about the real-world [documentary / discriminatory] effect that cashless business can have on New Yorkers, especially in communities [in / of] color." Another said: "I think it's incredibly discriminatory [not / that] to accept cash because some people can't get [debit / credit] ." An opponent of the bill said it was a sign of government [interfere / interference] : He said: "We are inserting ourselves in the business of business in a way that we don't have the [right / left] to."

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