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CNNMoney: Charge it! MasterCard reports stellar resultsupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 13:52:00

The trend toward plastic is in full force. After Visa reported record revenue last week, MasterCard destroyed the earnings expectations this morning.

CNNMoney: MasterCard hits all-time highupdated: Wed Aug 03 2011 13:18:00

While the investment world is still concerned with Italy's and Spain's sovereign debt issues, earnings reports continue to offer a rare glimpse into the state of the different sectors of the economy.

CNNMoney: Business owners baffled by financial statementsupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 18:50:00

Many small business owners are befuddled by complex financial statements. And it could be costing them.

Google Wallet 'basically the same' as credit card, exec saysupdated: Thu May 26 2011 22:20:00

Google wants to replace your wallet with a phone. The underlying technology isn't actually that different from a credit card, but just make sure to keep the battery charged.

CNNMoney: After holiday splurge taste for spending returnsupdated: Wed Jan 12 2011 14:09:00

After some disciplined belt-tightening, shoppers who enjoyed a tasty splurgefest over the holidays seem ready to buy more than just T-shirts and socks in 2011.

CNNMoney: Stocks end the day mixedupdated: Tue Dec 28 2010 16:43:00

U.S. stocks ended the day mixed Tuesday as investors mulled a disappointing report on consumer confidence and ongoing weakness in the housing market.

CNNMoney: Visa, MasterCard sink on debit card fee cap planupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 10:34:00

The Federal Reserve rolled out a proposed rule Thursday that caps the fees banks can charge retailers when customers swipe their debit cards.

CNNMoney: Stocks poised to open higherupdated: Thu Dec 09 2010 08:59:00

U.S. stocks were poised to open higher, after slightly better-than-expected data on the the number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits.

CNNMoney: MasterCard, Visa targeted in apparent cyberattackupdated: Wed Dec 08 2010 18:31:00

The corporate websites of Visa and MasterCard were inaccessible at times Wednesday due to an apparent cyberattack by purported Wikileaks backers.

CNNMoney: American Express sued by U.S.updated: Mon Oct 04 2010 17:02:00

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Visa, MasterCard and American Express on Monday for allegedly anti-competitive practices that prevent merchants from offering discounts and raise prices for consumers.

CNNMoney: Plastic panic: Visa, MasterCard in bargain binupdated: Fri Sep 10 2010 12:54:00

The second most famous quote from the movie "The Graduate" --- the top undoubtedly has to be "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me." -- is the one where Mr. McGuire wants to tell Dustin Hoffman's Benjamin "just one word" about his future.

CNNMoney: Retailers score in swipe fee fightupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 11:08:00

A move to rein in the "swipe fees" retailers pay when shoppers use plastic is poised for adoption when Congress takes up the final version of its sweeping Wall Street reform bill.

CNNMoney: Visa, MasterCard dive on fee limit proposalupdated: Fri May 14 2010 16:17:00

Shares of Visa and MasterCard tumbled Friday amid fears that a new rule proposed by Congress would take a severe bite out of the money they earn when consumers use their debit cards.

CNNMoney: Retailers poised for victory in debit card fee fightupdated: Fri May 14 2010 09:53:00

Retailers are poised for a major victory in the Wall Street reform bill currently pending in Congress. The Senate adopted an amendment late Thursday that will slap sharp restrictions on the fees issuers levy every time a buyer pays with a debit card.

CNNMoney: Younger people have trouble getting creditupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 12:57:00

Getting credit? Not easy in this market. But it's even more difficult if you're between the ages of 22 and 34 according to a new survey.

Money Magazine: Forget stock price, focus on valueupdated: Mon Sep 21 2009 05:38:00

It's all too easy to think that a stock that has risen sharply is no longer a bargain -- or conversely that shares that have been cut in half must be a good deal. If only investing were that simple.

Money Magazine: The right stocks for this marketupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 09:08:00

Since the market began to rally in March, just about every type of investment has shot up. But the riskiest ones -- like junk bonds, emerging-market stocks, and shares of companies with a lot of debt -- have soared the highest.

Charged twice for my Cayman Islands hotelupdated: Fri Apr 03 2009 10:16:00

Nanci Moll's travel agency goes bust without paying her hotel in the Cayman Islands. Now the resort wants her to pay for her stay -- again. Shouldn't her credit card protect her against a double billing? And what if it doesn't?

Fortune: MasterCard's keys to survivalupdated: Thu Oct 23 2008 09:55:00

On the desktop screens at MasterCard Worldwide, you can see the economic pulse of the globe in real time. In the suburban St. Louis control center of MasterCard's global-payments network, rows of analysts keep watch over the flow of nearly 20 billion transactions a year in 210 countries, more than the United Nations has members. When the matrix of green lights flashes a red spot, the money traffic controllers immediately reroute the transactions to keep commerce flowing. MasterCard to Pay $1.8B to Settle AmEx Suitupdated: Wed Jun 25 2008 13:00:00

American Express said Wednesday MasterCard will pay it as much as $1.8 billion to settle an antitrust lawsuit, as it warned credit losses may increase as business conditions deteriorate Paying for Gas with Credit? Not Hereupdated: Wed Jun 18 2008 16:00:00

When gas station manager Roger Randolph realized it was costing him money each time someone filled up with $4-a-gallon gas, he hung a sign on his pumps: "No more credit cards"

CNNMoney: Visa: Not everywhere you want to beupdated: Wed May 21 2008 11:10:00

While the rest of the financial services industry has zigged, Visa has zagged. MasterCard Profit Surges as Spending Abroad Risesupdated: Tue Apr 29 2008 14:00:00

MasterCard's profit more than doubled in the first quarter as more customers outside the United States used their credit and debit cards for purchases

CNNMoney: $3 gas: America's braking pointupdated: Tue Dec 18 2007 14:06:00

Gasoline demand has fallen for the first time in years as drivers appear to recoil from near-record prices, throwing doubt on America's seemingly insatiable thirst for fuel.

CNNMoney: MasterCard earnings riseupdated: Tue Jul 31 2007 23:33:00

MasterCard Inc., a credit card processor, said on Wednesday that second-quarter earnings excluding items rose, helped by rising purchase volume.

London named world's top business center by MasterCardupdated: Wed Jun 13 2007 04:09:00

London is the world's top center of commerce, according to a study by MasterCard rating leading cities by how they influence the global economy.

CNNMoney: Consumer spending: Not dead. Yet.updated: Wed May 02 2007 09:03:00

To anyone who's rushing to bet that Americans are finally tiring of their favorite past-time - shopping - think again.

CNNMoney: Market rich with IPOs this weekupdated: Mon Nov 13 2006 12:28:00

IPOs are back in style, and private owners are putting some of their biggest names up on the block.

CNNMoney: Sam's Club opens door to MasterCard paymentsupdated: Thu Nov 09 2006 08:41:00

Warehouse club operator Sam's Club announced Thursday that the company will immediately begin accepting MasterCard credit cards for the first time at its stores.

CNNMoney: MasterCard wins raves on first reportupdated: Wed Aug 02 2006 08:39:00

Investors were cheering MasterCard's first quarterly results as a public company - revenue and earnings beat expectations and the company issued an upbeat forecast for further growth.

CNNMoney: Wall Street gives credit to MasterCardupdated: Fri Jul 28 2006 09:15:00

It's been just over two months since MasterCard shrugged off the shackles of private ownership to emerge as the biggest, and one of the most highly touted, initial public offerings of the year.

Business 2.0: Turning your cell phone into a walletupdated: Mon Jul 10 2006 17:13:00

When engineer Gaurav Oberoi went on vacation to Europe with friends in 2004, they decided not to worry about who paid for what until after the trip.

Business 2.0: The Bank Account in Your Phoneupdated: Sat Jul 01 2006 00:01:00

WHEN AMAZON.COM ENGINEER GAURAV Oberoi went on vacation to Europe with friends in 2004, they decided not to worry about who paid for what until after the trip. But that meant recording expenses in ...

CNNMoney: MasterCard legal woes persistupdated: Fri Jun 16 2006 09:54:00

MasterCard shares have been on a tear since its highly anticipated initial public offering late last month but legal concerns continue to hang over the company, an issue that could give investors a reason to proceed with caution.

Fortune: The POWER of an Ideaupdated: Mon Jun 12 2006 00:01:00

From 1987 to 1997, MasterCard maxed out five advertising campaigns--and failed to narrow the gap with Visa. So when the company decided to get a new ad agency, it looked like desperation. To McCann...

CNNMoney: Consumer spending continues to softenupdated: Thu Jun 08 2006 11:29:00

A new report tracking national retail sales in May indicates that this year's run-up in gas prices has started to eat into an already slowing rate of consumer spending.

CNNMoney: MasterCard, Vonage IPOs could come this weekupdated: Fri May 19 2006 09:00:00

MasterCard and Vonage headline this week's IPO calendar. Both firms are looking to trade on the New York Stock Exchange, but their similarities end there.

CNNMoney: MasterCard IPO: Not so pricelessupdated: Thu May 18 2006 11:21:00

MasterCard is expected to hit the market with a bang when it makes its debut on the New York Stock Exchange as early as next week.

Fortune: Plastic under attackupdated: Wed May 17 2006 10:29:00

In late May, MasterCard Inc., the world's second-largest credit card association, is scheduled to go public in what should be the richest IPO on Wall Street in two years. The offering, led by Goldm...

Credit cards with big rewardsupdated: Fri Apr 21 2006 09:14:00

Upward of 50 credit cards reward their customers with flights, upgrades, car rentals, hotel stays and cruises. Each card differs in the kinds of perks and the ways they're doled out, so what's the smartest approach for you?

CNNMoney: MasterCard extends zero liabilityupdated: Thu Mar 23 2006 09:15:00

MasterCard International announced Thursday that the company is extending its zero liability policy to MasterCard BusinessCard and Debit MasterCard BusinessCard cards.

CNNMoney: Oscar ads going interactive, report saysupdated: Fri Mar 03 2006 07:23:00

Cost of two commercials during the Oscars: $3.4 million. Nudging consumers to MasterCard's Web site to compete in two interactive contests: priceless.

CNNMoney: Paying by plastic gets fasterupdated: Thu Dec 08 2005 13:48:00

NEW YORK ( - Chase wants you to 'Blink' when buying a latte. MasterCard wants you to 'Tap and Go' your double cheeseburger. American Express will let you ExpressPay for just about anything.

Money Magazine: What Should be in Your Walletupdated: Thu Dec 01 2005 00:01:00

Some 5.3 billion credit-card solicitations have been mailed this year, and it probably seems like half of them landed in your mailbox. It's a veritable fantasia of marketing gimmicks: No late fees!...

Money Magazine: Debit or Credit?updated: Sat Oct 01 2005 00:01:00

Debit or credit?" When a cashier asks you that inevitable question, the natural response is to dutifully report which kind of card you're about to swipe.

CNNMoney: Here come the mass affluentupdated: Fri Jul 22 2005 14:05:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - If the $7 toothbrush, the $4 grande caramel macchiato or even having someone clean out the gutters on your home are spending staples for you, your social status might be better than you think.

Money Magazine: Creditupdated: Fri Oct 01 2004 00:01:00


Business 2.0: A Smarter, Speedier Choiceupdated: Wed Sep 01 2004 00:01:00

Expensive smart cards like Target's will likely stay on the sidelines until U.S. companies experience a big problem with fraud. But another payment system--"contactless" cards that replace small ca...

CNNMoney: The right reward card for youupdated: Wed May 19 2004 13:25:00

If you're looking for plastic, chances are there's an option out there for you. Banks and other financial institutions offer some 30,000 different credit cards to consumers.

CNNMoney: New cards: Flash but don't swipeupdated: Mon Feb 02 2004 13:30:00

MasterCard and American Express say they have a solution for those frustrating lines at the checkout counter: "contactless" credit cards.

Money Magazine: The Debit War Heats Upupdated: Sun Feb 01 2004 00:01:00

Sign a receipt or punch in a PIN? When it comes to debit cards, this seemingly banal decision at the checkout is a big deal for retailers. So much so that soon you may have less choice. On Feb. 1 y...

Money Magazine: It's Payback Time Credit-card companies are now clamoring to pay you. Is there a great rebate card out there?updated: Mon Dec 01 2003 00:01:00

If you're like most people, you'll charge about $1,275 on your credit card this holiday season. What if you could get 1% back in cash? Or how about those $200 monthly gas station bills? What if you...

Money Magazine: Creditupdated: Wed Oct 01 2003 00:01:00

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Money Magazine: Retirement Rebateupdated: Thu May 01 2003 00:01:00

SPEND AND SAVE Swiping a credit card that puts a 1% rebate into your kid's college savings plan is not new. So what is? A card that adds 1% to your retirement funds. In April, Vesdia, which also ow...

Money Magazine: Parlez-vous Refund?updated: Tue Apr 01 2003 00:01:00

If you used your credit card overseas between 1996 and 2000, you could be getting a piece of a $500 million penalty against Visa and MasterCard.

Money Magazine: News Briefsupdated: Thu Aug 01 2002 00:01:00

--STILL WAITING FOR YOUR REFUND? You're not alone. Based on last year's returns, the IRS estimates that it still owes 5.9 million taxpayers--most of them late filers--a refund for 2001. Now the age...

Money Magazine: News Briefsupdated: Mon Oct 01 2001 00:01:00

--CREDIT REWARDS. There's no shortage of cards that reward you with loyalty points, but in most cases you can redeem them only at certain retailers. With the new no-fee I-Card from Chase (www.credi...

Fortune: Blast From the Past: Your APRupdated: Mon May 14 2001 00:01:00

In this age of plummeting consumer confidence, crashing stocks, and a slumping GDP, at least one statistic is hanging tough. Too bad it's your credit card rate. Although the Federal Reserve has cut...

Money Magazine: Ultimate Plasticupdated: Thu Mar 01 2001 00:01:00

With the December relaunch of the Carte Blanche card, those looking for an exclusive, perk-laden credit card have more options. Here's the latest in credit-card elitism from AmEx, Diners Club, Visa...

Money Magazine: The Best Ways to Pay Online Why a credit card should always be your payment of choice when you shop on the updated: Sun Oct 15 2000 00:01:00

You've found what you want to buy on the Internet. Now how will you pay? The obvious choice is a credit card, but seemingly every day a new online-payment option appears. In particular, so-called p...

Fortune: Currency Buying Comes of Age B(aht) 2 B(olivar)updated: Mon Oct 02 2000 00:01:00

It's 9 A.M. Monday, Feb. 14, and three Intel executives are huddled around a table cluttered with telephones and computers. Eyes glued to their monitors, they cradle receivers between their shoulde...

Money Magazine: A Topnotch New Mileage Cardupdated: Fri Sep 01 2000 00:01:00

Card companies are vying to be the Web currency of choice in two ways: beefed-up fraud protection and rewards. While the former is more hype than help, you could profit from the latter.

Money Magazine: Credit Help WHAT YOUR CARD OFFERSupdated: Wed Dec 01 1999 00:01:00

Most card issuers provide some assistance in a medical emergency. If you carry any American Express, MasterCard or Diners Club card, a 24-hour hotline will refer you to an English-speaking doctor. ...

Money Magazine: The College Costs You Forgot Aboutupdated: Sun Aug 01 1999 00:01:00

The money you'll need for a year's tuition ($3,243)[1] and room and board ($4,530)[1] is only the beginning.

Money Magazine: Follow Upupdated: Thu Apr 01 1999 00:01:00

--Debit miles. Chase, the first bank to offer debit-card rewards, has just launched the first frequent-flier debit MasterCard (800-242-7324). For $30 a year, you earn one Continental OnePass mile f...

Money Magazine: The Best Of The New Credit Cards Amid the blizzard of look-alike cards and gimmicks, a handful of the latest offers are actuallyupdated: Mon Mar 01 1999 00:01:00

Credit-card companies have outdone themselves again this year, breaking records with the quantity and variety of attention-getting twists and incentives. "We're seeing an urgent need to differentia...

Money Magazine: Plastic That Pays You Backupdated: Sun Nov 01 1998 00:01:00

Cash is king, at least where credit-card rebates are concerned. After all, unlike frequent-flier miles, cash back is a sure bet and pays off within the year; no wonder Discover and Private Issue to...

Money Magazine: Rebate newsupdated: Sat Aug 01 1998 00:01:00

Three months ago, when we praised the Shell Gold MasterCard--which rewards you with free gas--as one of the best cards for big spenders, one drawback we noted was that heavy chargers could max out ...

Money Magazine: Services Best values on phone cards...movers... insuranceupdated: Wed Jul 01 1998 00:01:00


Money Magazine: MAKE SURE YOUR REBATE CARD STILL DELIVERS THE GOODSupdated: Fri Aug 01 1997 00:01:00

THIS MONTH: --Line up a mortgage before you go house hunting. --Global CDs glitter, but the risks are high.

Money Magazine: DON'T SWING AT THE STATUS PITCHupdated: Sat Mar 01 1997 00:01:00

MasterCard International is aiming two new "prestige" cards at people who earn more than $75,000 a year. One is a Platinum Class card, which offers a credit line up to $100,000, vs. a $25,000 cap o...

Money Magazine: HOW TO AVOID THE SQUEEZE IN CREDIT-CARD REBATESupdated: Wed Jan 01 1997 00:01:00

If you blithely assume that each item you charge on a credit card helps you rack up fat cash rebates or valuable frequent-flier miles, you may be in for a disappointment. Reason: Because savvy cons...

Money Magazine: TAX-SAVING CREDIT CARDS ARE ONLY FOR THE DISCIPLINEDupdated: Mon Apr 01 1996 00:01:00

YOU MIGHT THINK THE TAX DEDUCTIBILITY of credit-card interest had vanished after 1986's tax reform. But some cards still allow you to write off interest. How so? They tap into a home-equity line of...

Money Magazine: MANY STANDARD CARDS OUTSHINE GOLD ONES NOWupdated: Mon Jan 01 1996 00:01:00

IF YOU COVET A GOLD VISA OR MASTERCard for its high credit limit and lavish perks, think again. Introduced in the '80s, gold cards used to gleam brightly indeed: They typically offered a credit lim...

Money Magazine: REBATE CARDS THAT ARE WORTH THE HIGH PRICEupdated: Fri Dec 01 1995 00:01:00

THIS MONTH: The weak link that threatens credit unions Why to skip a quickie mortgage prequalification What brokers in banks will have to tell investors

Money Magazine: THIS CREDIT CARD IS FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN'T GET CREDITupdated: Thu Jun 01 1995 00:01:00

IF YOUR CREDIT HISTORY IS BLEMISHED or nonexistent, you may need a secured card--a MasterCard or Visa that requires a security deposit typically equal to the credit line, usually a low $250 to $500...

Money Magazine: HOW THOUSANDS OF HARD-CHARGING CITIZENS HOLD DOWN TAXESupdated: Mon May 01 1995 00:01:00

What is the price of civic pride? How about 14.7%? But only if you carry a balance on your Hometown MasterCard.

Fortune: GLOBAL CREDIT CARD WARS COME TO CHINAupdated: Mon Apr 17 1995 00:01:00

The most populous economy in the world is breeding a bragging contest between MasterCard and Visa International. Hank Chiang, head of MasterCard's China operation, boasts that some six million bank...

Money Magazine: Four dubious credit-card deals These four deals are credit-card bummersupdated: Sat Oct 01 1994 00:01:00

You can't open your mail these days without being bombarded with credit-card offers. Surviving this avalanche requires a sharp eye for fine print and a capacious trash can. Here are four dubious de...

Money Magazine: FULLY 95% OF MERCHANTS FLUNK OUR CREDIT-CARD TESTupdated: Fri Apr 01 1994 00:01:00

Merchants, the first line of defense against phony credit-card charges, are asleep on the job. Their near-universal failure to check card signatures is one reason credit-card crime soared 16% last ...

Fortune: WHAT'S NEW WITH CREDIT CARDSupdated: Mon Mar 07 1994 00:01:00

Joint accounts are the bane of many a household, but not in the credit card business. Co-branded credit cards -- those issued jointly by businesses and card companies, like those shown here -- are ...

Money Magazine: How to Protect Yourself on the Road Unwary travelers have become easy prey for thieves and rogues. Here's how to travel smart --updated: Sat May 01 1993 00:01:00

You may be taking a vacation soon, but criminals seem to be working harder than ever. Howard Apple, chief of the FBI's Interstate Theft Unit, says that worldwide, ''crime against travelers is incre...

Money Magazine: CORRECTIONS updated: Wed Jul 01 1992 00:01:00

April's Travel Wise column inaccurately reported the Canadian toll-free telephone number for the Canadian Airlines and Royal Trust MasterCard program. The correct number is 800-668-1990 and can be ...

Money Magazine: GET A FREE RIDE: SMART WAYS TO USE CHARGE CARDSupdated: Wed Apr 01 1992 00:01:00

Eight years ago, Diners Club came up with a bright idea called the Club Rewards Program: card users would be awarded points for every dollar they charged and then be allowed to redeem those points ...

Money Magazine: CAR RENTALS: HOW TO AVOID GETTING TAKEN FOR A RIDEupdated: Fri Apr 01 1988 00:01:00

Sun block is not all you need to avoid getting burned on your next vacation or business trip. If you plan to rent a car, pack a magnifying glass and calculator. Once you read the fine print of the ...

Money Magazine: Borrowing: High rates are getting still higherupdated: Thu Oct 01 1987 00:01:00

Most consumer lending rates inched upward during August's lull. For example, the average new-car loan rose to 10.45% from 10.37% at a time when auto manufacturers began their 1.9% financing campaig...

Fortune: NOW HEAR THISupdated: Mon Aug 05 1985 00:01:00

''I will say never -- my advice to the public is never, never, never -- under any circumstances, engage the services of a lawyer who advertises.'' -WARREN E. BURGER, 78, Chief Justice of the U.S. S...

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