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  • EU Commission Says Visa Europe Offers Cut in Fees Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 8:45 AM ET

    Visa Europe, the European licensee of Visa Inc., has offered to cap its inter-bank credit card fees at 0.3 percent of transaction value for four years, the same level as the rival MasterCard network, to end a European Union competition investigation and stave off a possible fine.

  • Credit-Card Rule Eased for At-Home Partners Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 1:53 PM ET

    Thanks to fast action by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, spouses and unmarried partners who run the home will no longer be penalized for lack of income when they apply for cards.

  • US Watchdog Expands Probe Into Auto Lenders Friday, 3 May 2013 | 5:25 AM ET

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau expanded its probe into the car loan industry by issuing subpoenas to auto lenders over the sale of financial products like extended warranties, the WSJ reported.

  • Visa Earnings Beat, Supported by Strong Growth Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 5:25 PM ET

    Visa reported earnings and revenue that beat market expectations. Shares rose after-hours.

  • Car Loans Growing Longer and Pricer for Buyers Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 2:51 PM ET

    Six- and seven-year loans are becoming an increasingly popular choice — and some lenders will even stretch that out to eight years. These long-term loans allow buyers buy the vehicle they want, but it also costs them more.

  • Parents Kinda Stink at Teaching Kids About Money Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    Parents always want their children to succeed, but a survey from T. Rowe Price shows many parents are "unrealistically optimistic" about their children's financial future.

  • JC Penney Shares Jump on Joe Fresh 'Brightspot' Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 12:36 PM ET

    J.C. Penney shares surged Monday after a research note flagged promising early customer response to the department store chain's weekend launch of Joe Fresh shops within its stores.

  • The Art of Kvetching: Complaints Get Results Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 11:11 AM ET

    The fact is, if you want to get your customer service problem solved, you need to speak up and stand your ground until the company makes you happy.

  • Crystal Dupont and her mother, Regina Dupont-Williams, shop for inexpensive groceries at a dollar store.

    About 3.6 million Americans were earning at or below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour in 2012, and those weren't all high school students flipping burgers, about half of them were 25 or older. How do they do that? NBC reports.

  • Shop on a Budget (And Other Personal Finance Myths) Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 8:01 PM ET

    The latest research busts some everyday beliefs about handling our money that even the smartest of savers may believe.

  • Peer-to-peer lender Prosper hopes to attract more investors, seeking yield. But is the emerging lending platform too risky?

  • Past Due: More Americans Are Behind on Auto Loans Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 6:21 AM ET

    More Americans fell behind on their auto loan payments in the last three months of 2012, when some borrowers' financial obligations temporarily take a backseat to spending on holiday shopping.

  • More States Consider a Ban on Credit Card Surcharges Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 11:28 AM ET

    Charge a fee to use your credit card? It's legal for merchants to do that, unless barred by state law. Ten states already ban such surcharges and more may join the list. The legislatures in 11 other states are currently considering bills that would prevent these so-called "check out" fees.

  • As Economy Recovers, Tough Times for 'Repo Men' Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 10:05 AM ET
    Personal items left in repossessed vehicles await collection by their owners.

    With the economy edging upwards, more car buyers are keeping up with their auto payments or coming up with the cash if the repo man appears. And that's more bad news for mom-and-pops that rely on repo work.

  • The Two Groups Most Affected by New Mortgage Rules Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 8:01 PM ET

    New mortgage rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will make borrowing tougher for the self-employed and home buyers seeking larger loans.

  • Visa Earnings Beat Amid Strong Growth Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 4:08 PM ET

    Visa's first-quarter profit that exceeded market's expectation for the ninth quarter in a row. "I'm most impressed by the upside to revenue," one analyst said.

  • Small Lenders Ride US Mortgage Wave Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 2:14 AM ET

    Scores of independent mortgage lenders and community banks are winning business from banks such as Citigroup or Bank of America that have retrenched after the financial crisis.

  • Outlook for Chinese Banks in 2013     Tuesday, 25 Dec 2012 | 7:15 PM ET

    David Marshall, Senior Analyst, Asia-Pacific Financials, CreditSights is positive that Chinese banks can maintain their earnings in 2013, but risks remain with shadow banking and transparency issues.

  • This CNBC contributor says the "Fiscal Cliff" is a great opportunity to revamp the tax code and address deficit spending.

  • Secrets of High Credit Scorers Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 8:00 AM ET

    More than 50 million people have scores of 785 or higher, and they exhibit “strikingly similar” credit habits.