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  • CHICAGO, Nov 30- U.S. shoppers seeking to avoid the holiday crowds at bricks-and-mortar stores and snare deals on Cyber Monday came face-to-face with traffic jams and product sellouts, with some customers of Target Corp forced to wait in a virtual line. Sales on Cyber Monday, traditionally the busiest day of the year for Internet shopping, were up 14 percent from a...

  • Nov 30- A federal appeals court on Monday ordered an injunction blocking the Cook County, Illinois, sheriff from pursuing any effort to stop credit card companies from handling transactions for Backpage.com, a classified ad website that the sheriff said promotes sex trafficking. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago said Sheriff Thomas Dart, whose...

  • Nov 30- The United States holiday shopping season started in earnest on Thanksgiving weekend, which ran from Thursday, Nov. 26 to Sunday, Nov. 30 and includes Black Friday, which often ranks as the busiest shopping day of the year. On Sunday, the National Retail Federation said that 151 million people shopped over the Thanksgiving weekend, beating its own forecast...

  • Nov 28- The United States holiday shopping season started in earnest with the Thanksgiving weekend, which runs from Thursday, Nov. 26 to Sunday, Nov. 30 and includes Black Friday, which often ranks as the busiest shopping day of the year. On Saturday, retail analytics firm ShopperTrak projected that combined sales in physical stores stood at $12.1 billion over...

  • LONDON, Nov 27- The euro's slide against the dollar this year has been a competitive boon for corporate Europe, but it has also opened up an alternative financing window for corporate America. This will be a record year for U.S. companies raising funds in euros, a financing option that should be widely used again next year if the euro weakens further against the...

  • Credit card transaction

    Here are a few smart reasons to consider using credit cards over cash when shopping this holiday season. NBC News reports.

  • Nevada, America's gambling capital, banned daily fantasy sports late Thursday, dealing another blow to the booming but embattled industry.

    A class action suit claims that FanDuel and DraftKings could not have succeeded had it not been for the help of the credit card industry.

  • Activist investors Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman at the 2014 Delivering Alpha conference in New York.

    Ebay was the most sold stock among the 10 largest U.S. hedge funds, after Carl Icahn offloaded all of his 47 million shares in the firm, worth some $1.6 billion.

  • Man holding out mask Anonymous

    Hacker group Anonymous has declared war on ISIS after the attacks in Paris, and this time it may be more than just social media.

  • Sachin Tendulkar of India raises his bat on scoring his century during the Group B ICC World Cup Cricket match between India and South Africa on March 12, 2011, in Nagpur, India.

    Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar is in the U.S. for the first time and could help spread awareness about the sport.

  • Bitcoin sign

    After dipping well below $200 in January, bitcoin traded at more than $410 Tuesday afternoon.

  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open as investors weighed the possibility of a December rate hike, amid the release of GDP and earnings.

  • U.S. stock futures were under pressure this morning, while some of the Republican presidential candidates were feeling the heat last night.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The Fed turned up the heat around a possible December rate hike, just as the government is about to release a report expected to show sluggish GDP growth.

  • PayPal signage at the Money 20/20 conference.

    Emerging technologies in biometrics are helping financial institutions and merchants free consumers from entering cumbersome passwords and PINs.

  • Gordon Smith, JPMorgan Chase, at the Money20/20 event.

    Digital wallets are about to move from "nice to have" to "must have."

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • With a week to go in October, Wall Street has, thus far, had its best month in four years. This week's big drivers include the Fed's two-day meeting and the continued flood of profit reports.

  • USAA Financial Center

    USAA, one of the largest U.S. issuers of debit and credit cards, is switching to Visa from its longtime partner, MasterCard.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    As the earnings kicks into high gear, a group of stocks could be ready to pop, if history is any guide.