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  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • The "kost" of “kool,” as in the reality-show escapades of the Kardashian sisters, just went up, thanks to the introduction of the Kardashian Kard, a pricey debit card targeting teens with a taste for the good life.

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    Move over, Mr. Obama. Donald Trump is  “mulling over” whether to run for president.

  • Panel Chair Elizabeth Warren listens during a hearing before the Congressional Oversight Panel that was created to oversee the expenditure of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).

    Protecting consumers from abusive financial practices and the burden of excessive regulation is a non-partisan issue, Elizabeth Warren, President Obama's special adviser for the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Credit cards are about to undergo some “plastic surgery,” and the operation is being performed by Dynamics, maker of next-generation interactive payment cards.

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    The credit card issuer topped Wall Street's earnings estimates by a penny Wednesday, driven by data processing and international transaction revenue.

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    Next month, Citibank will begin testing a card that has two buttons that allow users to choose whether they pay with rewards points or credit. The New York Times reports.

  • American Express

    The credit card company reported quarterly earnings and sales that exceed Wall Street expectations Thursday, sending shares higher.

  • Revolving credit continues to fall, impacting the retail space and so the traders look at how to approach this sector.

  • Is the US really taking a break from credit card debt? While consumer credit continues to fall, the headlines may be deceiving.

  • And that new Hewlett-Packard CEO? Yeah, he’s a “nobody,” Cramer said.

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    The drop in credit card debt has been attributed to frugality, but a significant portion of the decline may be the result of financial institutions writing off billions in debt, the New York Times reports.

  • BB&T's credit will be "lumpy" over the next few quarters; following news that the bank plans to sell more than $1 billion in loans in order to dispose of some bad assets, Kelly King, chairman & CEO of BB&T told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Credit card and cash

    Wary of the economy, shoppers are increasingly shying away from credit cards, opting to use cash, checks or debit cards rather than to "pay later" on a credit card. A new study released by Javelin Strategy & Research has found that only 56 percent of consumers have used a credit card in the past month, a dramatic decrease from 87 percent in the same period in 2007.

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    How credit freezes work, and whether they're for you.

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    The six largest card issuers expected to earn nearly $10 billion more in the coming 12 months than predicted, says a study by Moody’s., says the Financial Times.

  • Changes to the US bankruptcy code, enacted in 2005, are coming back to haunt banks, according to Yra Harris, a veteran trader at Praxis Trading.

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    As children head back-to-school, it is a good time to remember that parents should be very careful when they share their children's Social Security numbers. Though you can't completely protect children against identity theft, there are things you can do.

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    There’s a class war coming to the world of government pensions.  The haves are retirees who were once state or municipal workers. Their seemingly guaranteed and ever-escalating monthly pension benefits are breaking budgets nationwide.

  • Visa reported a profit of $716 million on Wednesday after the closing bell, outpacing estimates, as consumers resumed spending. Robert Dodd, senior transaction processing industry analyst at Morgan Keegan shared his analysis on the credit card giant.