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  • American Express

    The credit-card provider reported sales and profit that topped what analysts were expecting Wednesday, sending shares higher in after-hours trading.

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    Bitcoins are an entirely virtual currency  allowing users to exchange online credits for goods and services from select retailers, contractors and online trading houses.

  • Two women compare the new iPhone 4 (right) and an iPhone 3 in front of Manhattan's 5th Avenue Apple Store.

    It’s “Hoarding: Buried Alive,” only instead of a closet full of used paper towel tubes it’s a portfolio full of money.

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    The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation raided six locations in New York and conducted searches in California on Tuesday, as part of an investigation of the Internet vigilante hacking group Anonymous, agency officials said.

  • According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 159 million credit cardholders in the United States in 2000 and 173 million in 2006. That number was expected to top 181 million Americans in 2010.

    As Gail Vaz-Oxlade tackles some of the worst credit-card abusers and spoiled spenders in CNBC's new series "Princess," we take a look at the average consumer.

  • WikiLeaks

    Visa said Friday it has closed a donation channel to WikiLeaks after a payment processor briefly accepted money transfers to the anti-secrecy site.

  • Stocks backed off from their intraday highs, but still finished sharply higher Thursday after a pair of jobs news offered some hope that the employment picture was improving ahead of the critical government non-farm payroll report.

  • Stocks continued to gain into the final hour of trading Thursday after a pair of encouraging employment reports and stronger-than-expected monthly chain-store sales lifted investor optimism ahead of Friday's key employment data.

  • Stocks climbed Thursday, led by banks, after investors cheered a pair of employment reports that showed better-than-expected results and as retailers posted monthly chain-store sales that largely outpaced estimates.

  • Feds Take a Swipe at Fees

    Bruce Harting, consumer finance analyst and managing director of Barclays Capital, told CNBC Wednesday that credit card companies are on the move. He explained why he recommends the sector.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Investors slammed bank stocks on Tuesday after a relatively strong performance last week. Should you hold your nose and buy? Or run in the other direction?

  • After a big run last week, the market is somewhat overbought...key story will be nonfarm payrolls Friday, then it's all about earnings. Expectations are low, which is why economic reports can move stocks.

  • Stocks closed the second quarter on a bullish note, helped by Greece's efforts to stave off default and despite the end of the Federal Reserve's stimulus program.

  • What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 1,500 displaying unusual volume in Thursday's trading session.

  • US stock market futures pointed to a higher open  for Wall Street on Thursday as the Greek  parliament was expected to pass a second crucial vote to introduce 28 billion euros of spending cuts, tax hikes and privatizations.

  • Two issues weighing on financials have just been resolved. But are these developments enough to attract significant buying?

  • Word on the Street

    The debit decision on higher fee caps boosted card stocks; oil roars back' and Monsanto enjoys growing profits, with the Fast Money traders.

  • Stocks closed higher for a third-consecutive session Wednesday, led by banks, amid end-of-quarter window dressing and after the Greek parliament approved austerity measures to avoid a debt default.

  • Stocks were higher for a third session Wednesday, led by banks, following the Greek vote and a positive pending home sales report.