Stocks are mixed as investors pore over quarterly earnings, jobless claims, manufacturing data and leading economic indicators.
Stock moves after companies beat or miss estimates provide opportunities for aggressive investors.
Cardmembers aren't spending like they used to, and profit grew just 1% from a year earlier.
The world's largest retailer should attract more customers by partnering with American Express on prepaid cards.
With a reloadable, low-cost card, the retailing giant and American Express offer an alternative for customers fed up with bank fees.
Everyone hates the Big 4, but new banking efforts by retailers will only act as R&D for the financial giants.
Stocks are lower as World Bank cuts growth forecasts for China and Asia's developing countries.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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Even when they have a plan for their refund check from Uncle Sam, Americans often don't realize how they actually spend the windfall.
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