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  • *Q2 EPS 63 cents/ shr vs est 62 cents. April 30- Visa Inc, the world's largest credit and debit card company, forecast profit below Wall Street expectations for the current quarter, hurt by continued pressure from lower crude prices and a strong dollar. The company forecast third-quarter earnings per share 6- 8 cents lower than analysts' expectations.

  • NEW YORK, April 30- Merchants unhappy with the fees American Express Co charges them may steer customers toward less expensive cards without fearing retaliation from the credit card company, a federal judge ruled on Thursday. Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn federal court said American Express may not stop restaurants and stores, for instance, from...

  • NEW YORK— Payment processing giant Visa Inc. said Thursday that its profits dropped slightly in the first three months of the year, hurt by the strengthening dollar and lower gas prices. Payment volume is a closely watched metric for payment processors like Visa and MasterCard because they charge a small fee for every transaction processed on their network.

  • Final Glance: Credit Card companies Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 6:14 PM ET

    American Express Co. fell$. 33 or. 4 percent, to $77.16. Capital One Financial Corp. fell$. 37 or. 5 percent, to $80.36. Discover Financial Services fell$. 61 or 1.0 percent, to $58.31.

  • Midday Glance: Credit Card companies Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 2:53 PM ET

    American Express Co. fell$. 27 or. 3 percent, to $77.22. Capital One Financial Corp. fell$. 64 or. 8 percent, to $80.09. Discover Financial Services fell $1.02 or 1.7 percent, to $57.90.

  • *Humana declines as hospital admissions pick-up. April 29- U.S. stocks fell sharply in early afternoon trading on Wednesday, led by health insurers after Humana reported an unexpected pick-up in hospital admissions in March and April. Humana shares fell 7 percent to $168.28, making them the second biggest loser on the S&P 500. The insurer's statement also hit...

  • *MasterCard's strong results also boosts Visa. *Starwood Hotels hits record high. April 29- U.S. stocks slipped on Wednesday after data showed that economic growth braked more sharply than expected in the first quarter, and ahead of the U.S.

  • Early Glance: Credit Card companies Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 10:45 AM ET

    American Express Co. fell$. 20 or. 3 percent, to $77.29. Capital One Financial Corp. fell$. 27 or. 3 percent, to $80.46. Discover Financial Services fell$. 57 or 1.0 percent, to $58.35.

  • *MasterCard' s strong results also boosts Visa. *Starwood Hotels hits record high. April 29- U.S. stocks fell at the open on Wednesday after data showed that economic growth braked more sharply than expected in the first quarter, and ahead of the U.S.

  • April 29- MasterCard Inc, the world's No. 2 debit and credit card company, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as costs fell and shoppers spent more on its cards. MasterCard's shares rose about 3.6 percent to a record-high of $93.59 in early trading on Wednesday. "was able to overcome a drag from currency and grow volumes and earnings based on cost...

  • *GoPro jumps after forecasts comes in above estimates. April 29- U.S. stock index futures fell further on Wednesday after data showed that the U.S. economic growth stalled in the first quarter and ahead of the outcome of the two-day Federal Reserve meeting. The low-rate environment is a bubble in itself and its like riding a balloon until the pin pops, "said Andre...

  • MasterCard 1Q profits rise 17 percent Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 8:52 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Credit and debit card payment processor MasterCard said its profit rose 17 percent in the first quarter, as consumers across the globe spent more on their MasterCards. On a per-share basis, MasterCard earned 89 cents versus 73 cents a year earlier. Analysts surveyed by FactSet were looking for MasterCard to earn 80 cents per share on $2.28 billion in...

  • UPDATE 1-MasterCard profit rises on lower tax expense Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 8:32 AM ET

    April 29- MasterCard Inc, the world's No. 2 debit and credit card company, reported a 17 percent rise in quarterly profit as people spent more using its cards and the company paid lower taxes. MasterCard shares were up about 2 percent at $91.94 in premarket trading. The company's net income rose to $1.02 billion, or 89 cents per share, from $870 million, or 73 cents per...

  • MasterCard profit rises 17 pct Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 8:07 AM ET

    April 29- MasterCard Inc, the world's No. 2 debit and credit card company, reported a 17 percent rise in quarterly profit as more people used its cards worldwide. The company's net income rose to $1.02 billion, or 89 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31 from $870 million, or 73 cents per share, a year earlier. Net revenue rose 2.7 percent to $2.23 billion.

  • US STOCKS-Futures down ahead of Fed statement, GDP data Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 7:18 AM ET

    April 29- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Wednesday as investors await the outcome of the two-day Federal Reserve meeting and ahead of U.S. economic growth numbers for the first quarter. The statement is expected at 1400 p.m. EDT. *Twitter shares were up 0.5 percent at $42.48 in premarket trading.

  • Investors on Fed watch as statement, GDP come out Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 6:56 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve building in Washington.

    Investors will scrutinize US growth as the initial read on the first-quarter GDP comes ahead of a meeting statement from a 'data-dependent' Fed.

  • Final Glance: Credit Card companies Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    Capital One Financial Corp. rose$. 37 or. 5 percent, to $80.73. Discover Financial Services rose$. 27 or. 5 percent, to $58.92. Mastercard rose$. 48 or. 5 percent, to $90.23.

  • April 28- MasterCard Inc's strong association with Chinese bank card behemoth UnionPay is expected to help it reap more benefits than larger rival Visa Inc as the country opens up its $7 trillion bank card payments market to foreign players. Shares of MasterCard and Visa rose 4 percent in the three days following the announcement. "It's pretty close... but...

  • Midday Glance: Credit Card companies Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 1:50 PM ET

    American Express Co. fell$. 27 or. 3 percent, to $77.22. Capital One Financial Corp. rose$. 15 or. 2 percent, to $80.51. Discover Financial Services rose$. 20 or. 3 percent, to $58.85.

  • Early Glance: Credit Card companies Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 10:39 AM ET

    American Express Co. fell$. 39 or. 5 percent, to $77.10. Capital One Financial Corp. rose$. 02 or percent, to $80.38. Discover Financial Services fell$. 09 or. 2 percent, to $58.56.