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Why 37% Feel Ashamed About Debt: Money Can Embarrass You

37% of consumers say they feel shame when asked about their credit card debt, and 30% saying they feel outright embarrassed when disclosing it.

MasterCard Says Russia Will Have Impact on Full-Year Sales

MasterCard, the world's second-largest credit card provider, said income rose 14% over the quarter, a result of customers increasingly relying on their cards to shop.

Mobile Payment Apps are Boosting Payment Processors like Visa

Burger King and Wendy's announced they will introduce mobile payment apps. RealMoney Pro's Chris Versace examines how growth in mobile payments is impacting Visa and MasterCard.

Federal Reserve Debit Card Swipe Fee Upheld, Retailers Disappointed

Retailers were handed a major blow by the Federal Reserve when the appeals court upheld a rule allowing banks to charge retailers as much as twenty-one cents to process debit-card transactions.

Don't Be a Victim of Online Theft, Protect Your Digital Assets

Anthony Fittizzi, managing director at U.S. Trust, says consumers should vigilantly monitor their account statements to protect themselves from online thieves.

Get a Free Copy of Your Credit Report... For Real

No more teasing and false promises: Lauren Lyons Cole tells you how to get a legitimate, free reading of your credit's vital signs.

CEOs Downplay Health Care Mandate

Several CEOs at the ICR XChange conference downplayed the effect of new health care requirements, but Jan Kniffen thinks the costs will be higher than they will admit.

Lou's Been Thinking About Feeling Like At Home Aug 24, 2012

When it comes to doing business, it's important to remember that how you make people feel & making people "feel at home" can have a big impact on your bottom line. Here's author and educator Lou Heckler.

Cramer Tackles Lehman, Merrill News

The drama was bound to happen, says Jim Cramer, on Lehman's bankruptcy filing and Merrill's sale to BofA.