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  • July 18- The success of General Electric Co's impending initial public offering for its private-label credit card unit could ride on investors' willingness to bet that a lukewarm consumer-led U.S. economic recovery heats up.

  • July 18- General Electric Co's credit card unit, Synchrony Financial, said it expects to raise up to $3.25 billion in a public offering of shares, in what is expected to be the biggest U.S. The offering of 125 million shares is expected to be priced at between $23 and $26 per share, the company said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.

  • The company said it expects to price the offering of 125 million shares at between $23 and $26 per share, the company said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.

  • GE targets late July for credit card IPO Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:14 AM ET

    NEW YORK— General Electric is targeting late July for the initial public offering of its credit card business, named Synchrony Financial. General Electric Co. is trying to become a more focused industrial conglomerate by shedding other divisions such as NBC Universal, real estate and some banking operations.

  • Capital One profit rises 8 pct on card growth Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:18 PM ET

    July 17- Capital One Financial Corp, one of the largest U.S. credit card issuers, reported an 8 percent rise in quarterly profit as card loans grew and credit quality remained stable.

  • Feds seek to air consumer finance complaints Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 5:51 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has heard from hundreds of thousands of consumers who feel wronged by banks and finance companies.

  • Midday Glance: Credit Card companies Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    American Express Co. rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $94.51. Capital One Financial Corp. fell$. 60 or. 7 percent, to $84.30. Discover Financial Services rose$. 37 or. 6 percent, to $63.80.

  • WASHINGTON, July 16- The U.S. consumer finance watchdog on Wednesday proposed publishing on its website individuals' stories about bad experiences with credit cards, student loans and other financial services, prompting quick pushback from banks.

  • 5 money saving tips for exchanging currency Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 1:26 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Headed overseas for summer vacation? It's easy to get hit with extra fees and expensive exchange rates when switching currencies. Most purchases should be done on the credit card, says James Gambaccini, a certified financial planner at Acorn Financial Services.

  • Early Glance: Credit Card companies Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    American Express Co. rose$. 52 or. 6 percent, to $94.97. Capital One Financial Corp. fell$. 16 or. 2 percent, to $84.74. Discover Financial Services rose$. 32 or. 5 percent, to $63.75.

  • Midday Glance: Credit Card companies Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    American Express Co. rose$. 11 or. 1 percent, to $94.58. Capital One Financial Corp. rose$. 02 or percent, to $83.98. Discover Financial Services fell$. 16 or. 3 percent, to $62.40.

  • Early Glance: Credit Card companies Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    American Express Co. rose$. 76 or. 8 percent, to $95.23. Capital One Financial Corp. rose$. 26 or. 3 percent, to $84.22. Discover Financial Services rose$. 32 or. 5 percent, to $62.88.

  • Indispensable money tips to take with you to college Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 2:20 PM ET

    Starting college? Don't forget to take along these tips for managing and saving your money.

  • Midday Glance: Credit Card companies Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    American Express Co. fell$. 33 or. 3 percent, to $94.14. Capital One Financial Corp. rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $83.75. Discover Financial Services fell$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $62.54.

  • Early Glance: Credit Card companies Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    American Express Co. fell$. 38 or. 4 percent, to $94.08. Capital One Financial Corp. fell$. 18 or. 2 percent, to $83.51. Discover Financial Services fell$. 44 or. 7 percent, to $62.22.

  • Midday Glance: Credit Card companies Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:44 PM ET

    American Express Co. fell$. 30 or. 3 percent, to $94.44. Capital One Financial Corp. fell$. 51 or. 6 percent, to $83.88. Discover Financial Services fell$. 03 or percent, to $62.99.

  • Early Glance: Credit Card companies Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    American Express Co. fell$. 97 or 1.0 percent, to $93.77. Capital One Financial Corp. fell$. 82 or 1.0 percent, to $83.57. Discover Financial Services fell$. 35 or. 6 percent, to $62.67.

  • MasterCard reveals its top tourist destinations     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    As MasterCard's Global Destination Cities Index reveals that top destinations are spending more on infrastructure, Ann Cairns, the company's president of international markets, says it's worth noting that other things also determine tourist numbers.

  • U.S. consumer credit rises by $19.6 billion in May Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 8- U.S. consumer credit rose in May, a sign that easy monetary policy was providing substantial support for the economy. Total consumer credit increased by $19.6 billion to $3.19 trillion, the Federal Reserve said on Tuesday. Analysts polled by Reuters expected an increase of $20 billion in the month.

  • NEW YORK, July 3- American Express Co is set to face off against the U.S. government and 17 states in a trial that begins on Monday over claims that it stifles competition from credit card providers that charge lower processing fees.