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    Startup Square just secured a major advantage competitive mobile payments space — a strategic investment from Visa, which will put one of its executives on the company's board.

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    Nearly one-fifth of full-time employed Americans have raided retirement accounts in the past year to cover emergencies, according to a national Bankrate survey.

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    Over the course of a career spanning more than 30 years, Gilbert Gottfried has made his mark as a voiceover artist in films, a comedian and he was the voice of the Aflac duck until recently when he was fired for a series of jokes he tweeted about the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Now, Gottfried adds "author" to the list, with the release of his first book.

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    American Express reported results Wednesday that exceeded analysts' expectations, but shares of the company came under pressure as investors panned a double-digit increase in expenses.

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    If you're looking for a sure sign of the economy's rebound, we may have found one. Online data tracker ComScore just released the results of a survey that shows a close correlation between consumer confidence in the economy and a desire to shop for a new credit card.

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    Nouriel Roubini has argued China's economy will suffer a hard landing after 2013. He reasons its 47 percent fixed investment share of GDP, 30 percent savings rates, and low wages will cause a deflationary spiral much like in Japan. 

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    As credit losses continue to decline, shares of credit card providers will continue to climb this year, said Bruce Harting, managing director of Barclays Capital. Harting was named the top consumer finance analyst by Institutional Investors’ 2010 All-America Research Team survey last October.

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    The amount of debt held on the world’s balance sheets, whether they are governments, individuals, businesses or banks has people worried.

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    The recession left a lot of people with bad credit — even people that previously had sterling credit. So, are hiring managers now willing to overlook bad credit or can it still cost you a job?

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    Greece has remained the world’s riskiest sovereign debt for the second quarter running in the first quarter of this year, according to a report by independent credit market data provider CMA.

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    A group of conservative and libertarian groups have sent Congress a letter urging lawmakers to delay the implementation of the Durbin Amendment, a provision which would cap so-called "interchange" fees financial companies can charge on debit card transactions.

  • Warren on Regulation & Financial Markets

    Consumer watchdog Elizabeth Warren discusses regulation of financial markets and companies at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 5th Annual Capital Markets Summit on Ensuring Competitiveness in a Post-Regulatory Reform Environment.

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    Assuming you have been unable to achieve paperless perfection, managing household records can be tricky — never mind, time consuming — business, even for the uber organized.  Follow these rules.

  • Digital Wallet Winners

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports on the growing number of retailers allowing customers to pay for products with their smartphones. And American Express launches a rival to PayPal, called Serve.

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    Credit card companies are offering a number of incentives to attract wealthy customers as they seek to reduce exposure to the increasingly indebted low-income borrowers, the Financial Times reports.

  • Responding to criticism that the newly formed Consumer Protection Financial Bureau (CPFB) is too powerful, its head, Elizabeth Warren, told CNBC Tuesday that it’s the “most constrained of all federal agencies.”

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    There's a battle brewing in Washington that could impact the way you spend your money. I'm talking about how you use your debit card.

  • Generation Earn

    "Somehow, my generation has earned a bad rap when it comes to money. We’ve been pegged as ‘generation debt,’ living at home with our parents while taking years to finish school, settle on a career, and choose a romantic partner. But that stereotype, it turns out, isn’t quite accurate," writes the author.

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    The Federal Reserve is scheduled to write rules for debit card fees in April, and lobbyists for merchants and the banking industry are determined to sway the outcome, the New York Times reports.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.